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Broker Will Get You Sentimental About a Human-Trafficking Crime Family

Per Matt Thinking back, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a film that featured the exploits of a group of social outcasts who come together to form an unlikely and unconventional “family,” while paired with an infant. The original… Continue Reading →

I Am DB Cooper Claims to ID the Notorious Skyjacker

Per Matt The true story of Northwest Orient Airlines’ Flight 305 skyjacking in 1971 seems to be a lot like buying a brand-new sweater. On the surface level, the well-established facts may be familiar as something warm and fuzzy, but… Continue Reading →

Will the G.I. Joe Franchise Survive the Snake Eyes Flop?

Per Matt If the only things you know about G.I. Joe come from the mediocre big-screen releases of the past 13 years, then you don’t really know Joe. With each outing, MGM and Di Bonaventura Pictures have teamed up to… Continue Reading →

Candyman Tells ‘Em the Truth in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt Sometimes there’s a little bit of truth hidden in plain sight, when dealing with urban legends. That’s what makes Candyman My Guilty Pleasure.

Organized Crime Gets Bumped Off as Harlem’s Godfather Hits the Streets

Per Matt Organized crime. Gangsters. The Mafia. Crime lords. The kingpin. A mob boss. Hitmen. A made man. Wise guys. Every element depicting the true-crime aspect of America’s (and Italy’s) not-long-ago past always intrigues me, so I was very curious… Continue Reading →

Making a Deal With the Devil: It’s the Elmore Leonard Way

Per Matt Half-way through Season 2 of Get Shorty¬†and I can safely say that Elmore Leonard would totally approve of this adaptation of his source material. Epix has built a great ongoing storyline from the writer’s novels and molded the… Continue Reading →

Murder on the Orient Express: A Thanksgiving Treat

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel is excellent. I went to see Murder on the Orient Express the other evening with my parents and we all enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a movie to see while you visit… Continue Reading →

Murder on the Orient Express: Everyone is a Suspect

As a lifelong fan of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, I’m looking forward to viewing the latest version of one of her greatest murder mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express. Everything about this adaptation looks amazing.

William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace

Per Matt How could Quirk Books actually make Episode 1 lots of fun? Verily beseech author Ian Doescher, to get the job done. William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace barely makes it look hard, Retelling George Lucas’ story, through the… Continue Reading →

Ghosthunting Florida

America’s Haunted Road Trip heads down South to the Sunshine State!

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