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After 700 Episodes, Has The Simpsons Finally Gotten Self Reflective?

Per Matt Did you hear that sound? If you happened to tune into The Simpsons for Episode 700 this past weekend, you may have noticed something a little different. While family secrets and a holiday-themed redemption story were the main… 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 clich├ęs, 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 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 →

Raya and the Last Dragon is a Call for Unity in Trying Times

Comics and cartoons have always been used as reflections of the real world. Marvel Comics’ hero, Captain America, took on Nazis during the Golden Age. The plight of the X-Men is a parody of the struggles against oppression and discrimination…. Continue Reading →

Is Promising Young Woman As Good As The Critics Say?

The buzz surrounding the 2021 Academy Awards has begun. While the pandemic wrecked havoc on the film industry in 2020, there were still many movies released. With a limited playing field, the thought is that this year could open the… Continue Reading →

Boseman’s Final Performance Brings the Blues to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Per Matt There’s a saying that you can’t really sing the blues until you have actually experienced the blues. All of the pain, the anguish, the suffering will then flow right into your music. And yet, there’s happiness in there,… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Elisabeth Moss as Horror Writer, Shirley Jackson

Per Matt Biopics can be dangerous subjects. On one hand, they can lead the uninformed into believing fictionalized stories of actual people. On the other hand, they can also withhold some major attributes of real-life people, while accentuating others. Sometimes… Continue Reading →

Clooney’s Midnight Sky Shines Hope Despite Doom and Gloom

Per Matt In the near future, an unspecified global disaster will destroy planet Earth, forcing its few survivors underground. Civilization’s last outpost happens to be in the most remote location, where a terminal patient tries to prevent the end of… Continue Reading →

Technology Goes Dark and Bloody in Possessor

We live in a world that both owns and is owned by technology. Everywhere you look, tech controls so much. Think about your day, today. When you woke up, you were probably awakened by either your smartphone or smart clock…. Continue Reading →

Santa Takes on the FBI in The Nights Before Christmas

Tis the season. Or at least the beginning of the season. The year 2020 is almost out of here. In less than 60 days, the year of coronavirus, lockdowns, civil unrest, depression and uncertainty will be over. Everyone has been… Continue Reading →

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