Tag Franchise Syndrome

Should Dan Trachtenberg Fix the Predator Franchise?

Per Matt After 20th Century Fox released six films — each one with seemingly decreasing results — is the Predator franchise dead on arrival? Can 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg rejuvenate the interest of genre fans everywhere with yet… Continue Reading →

Bob’s Burgers Writers Serve Up Deadpool 3 Script

Does a Deadpool sequel, brought to you by the primary writers of Bob’s Burgers whet your appetite for more big-screen high jinx from The Merc with a Mouth? Corporate overlord Walt Disney Pictures hopes to serve comedy fans, as well… Continue Reading →

Insidious Opens Up My Guilty Pleasure With The Last Key

Per Matt I’m not gonna lie. I was blown away by the original Insidious, which was released back in 2011. Since then, I’ve become a Blumhouse superfan, not only of the production company’s individual releases and subsequent movie franchises, but… Continue Reading →

Keeping Up With The Walking Dead is Killing Me!

Per Matt Robert Kirkman managed to squeeze a whole lot of storylines into 193 issues of The Walking Dead comic book series (How Do You Wrap Up a Never-Ending Zombie Story?). Through 10 seasons, it feels like the AMC Network… Continue Reading →

The Best of FearFest is Reserved for Streaming Services

Per Matt All good things must come to an end… even AMC’s FearFest. That idiom seems especially true when discussing the limited entertainment options offered by basic cable during a global pandemic. As the network juggles the proper destination to… Continue Reading →

The Terminator Suffers a Dark Fate in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt Audiences responded after asking Will Cameron’s Return Terminate His Film Franchise? In terms of box-office results, the answer was as bleak as the filmmaker’s fate of humanity. Officially considered a flop after losing $130 million worldwide, this had… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: From Dusk Till Dawn 3

Per Matt Vampire Westerns don’t often get highlighted in My Guilty Pleasure, so I guess it’s about time I finally added this subgenre to my column. Hello, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter!

My Guilty Pleasure: Jigsaw

Per Matt The game is afoot in the most recent entry of the resurrected Saw franchise. Jigsaw details a murder mystery drenched in torture porn, sprinkled atop with some vigilante justice… and surprise, surprise, the Big Bad still lives and… Continue Reading →

The Overseas Box Office Roars Back to Life With Train to Busan Sequel

Per Matt While U.S. movie theaters remain dark like a hiding monster, ready to strike its prey at a moment’s notice once given the all-clear signal, the overseas box office has awakened and is alive and well. And all it… Continue Reading →

AMC Theatres Delays Its Grand Re-Opening

Per Matt I cringe every time I actually mention “the new normal.” I truly hate it, despise it even, although it’s become a part of my vocabulary that I cannot deny. During these crazy COVID-19 times, the pandemic has taken… Continue Reading →

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