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Andor Does Little to Revive the Star Wars Franchise

As a Child of the ’80s, Star Wars was something I thought would be the basis that all “good movies” would be based on, for the rest of my life. Now, in the 2020s, I find myself wondering why in… Continue Reading →

Hidden Horror Gem: The Cursed

Per Matt As the Streaming Era grows, with so many entertainment choices at your fingertips, the options are almost limitless. This modern-day golden era of movies offers many marvelous, as well as mediocre options. I tend to venture into a… Continue Reading →

House of the Dragon Tries to Appease Salty Game of Thrones Fans

Like many of you, I had an initial love affair with the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones. The riveting tales from the books of George R. R. Martin took fantasy fans on a trip through the mythical world of… Continue Reading →

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

Lightning Strikes Twice for Taika in Thor: Love and Thunder

Per Matt Originally dark and dreary, the Thor franchise was not exactly well received in Marvel’s Phase One by critics and fans alike (although I’m probably one of the few who didn’t mind the plot devices). When Taika Waititi was… Continue Reading →

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

The Jurassic Franchise Finds a Way With Dominion

Per Matt Life may have found a way to survive Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, but the world’s fascination with dinosaurs living among humans in a new millennium will surely fascinate millions more as the end of the franchise’s second trilogy… Continue Reading →

From Porno to Pulp: A24’s X Enjoys Pleasure Before Pain

Per Matt What happens when an aspiring group of entrepreneurs films a pornographic movie on a rural Texas farm without revealing the finer details to the property’s owners? A24 Films’ latest release, X, exposes its true themes as it repositions… Continue Reading →

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Checks All the Boxes

If you know me, you know that I have a taste for action movies and horror flicks. A few times in history these genres have overlapped with one another. Even fewer have been successful. Most of the time, horror-action films… Continue Reading →

The Northman is Brutal, But Anya is Brilliant!

Per Matt When you’re depicting an action-drama historical film that focuses on a medieval Scandinavian legend, which itself is the direct inspiration of Prince Hamlet’s character, you’ve got a great start. But when the movie in question is The Northman,… Continue Reading →

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