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Taiwan’s Hospital Brings Jump Scares to Netflix

Per Matt A good movie is a good movie, no matter the language in which it is filmed. So, the exact moment I read about multiple mysterious deaths and suicides throughout the years happening at Xinglin Hospital, which now lies… Continue Reading →

Oxygen Fights to Break Free and Breathe

Per Matt Many great stories are centered around tight environments. Specifically, within the science-fiction realm, I’m thinking about the Alien film franchise. With nowhere to run and no place hide, an unseen killer lurks out of eyesight and our heroes must… Continue Reading →

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 →

Big Monsters Make Big Bucks: Godzilla vs. Kong Smashes The COVID Box Office Ceiling

The COVID pandemic has destroyed the massive profits that Hollywood has raked in over the past decade. Looking back at 2019, the domestic box office for just the Top 100 films of the year panned out to just under $10… 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 →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichĂ©s, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… 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 →

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