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The Beastie Boys Story Doesn’t End With Doc

Per Matt For me, the Beastie Boys will always harken back to the Sixth Grade, when my middle-school class was offered the possibility to visit Washington D.C. with the school’s upperclassmen. On our 700-plus-mile trip, a jam box appeared within… Continue Reading →

Defective Clones Embrace Family Ties in The Bad Batch

Per Matt In the aftermath of Star Wars‘ latest series premiere, the galaxy has a new group of heroes… they’ve definitely got unorthodox ways, but their fight against the Galactic Empire is true. These clones share a bonding experience in… Continue Reading →

Mortal Kombat Proves It Is Still a Viable Film Franchise

I think I grew up in the best of times, when it came to being a gaming geek. One of the first gifts I remember receiving for Christmas was the Atari 2600. Soon after that came the Nintendo. It seemed… Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead Should ONLY Tell Anthology Stories

Per Matt I don’t think AMC network executives will ever be accused of leaving money on the table. Just as the basic cable channel spun-off Better Call Saul from Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead Universe has been heavily mined (and… Continue Reading →

Even During a Nuclear Winter, Power Corrupts Snowpiercer

Catastrophes come in all shapes and sizes, whether they’re man-made or natural, taking place in the modern world or during a future Apocalypse. Or they’re simply inevitable. Somehow, Snowpiercer‘s second season involves each of those elements, wrapped up in a… Continue Reading →

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Brings Backstories to Superhero Sidekicks

Per Matt You may recognize these titular superheroes, but you may have never realized how much you actually related to them. So far, throughout their big-screen outings within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon, played by Anthony… Continue Reading →

Clarice Brings Psychological Horror to a Procedural Setting

Per Matt Brought to the small screen as a sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice fills the procedural void that C.S.I. popularized for 15 seasons (including its many spin-offs) on CBS. But this show isn’t a one-trick… Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Needs More Talking Dead!

How do you grow an audience for a limited television series based within the already-known Walking Dead Universe? When you’ve got new characters and a new storyline that will only last for a couple of seasons, you lean heavily on… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Fights for Survival in Season 2

Too many chefs in the kitchen can ruin a good meal… especially during a future worldwide catastrophe. For Season 2, TNT’s Snowpiercer finally introduces the man, the myth and the legend, who has been hyped up for the entire first… Continue Reading →

Delroy Lindo Aims For Gold in Da 5 Bloods

Per Matt “After you’ve been in a war, you realize it never really ends. Whether it’s in your mind or reality, it’s just degrees.” As a fan of wartime movies all of my life, I’ve come to expect complicated character… Continue Reading →

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