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Die or Become Immortal: Life Lessons on The Passage

Life isn’t fair. Choices can be difficult and sometimes they can have life-or-death consequences. This is where The Passage has led, as the season finale arrives this week.

The Passage Sheds New Light on Vampires

The Passage‘s pilot felt like a medical drama disguised as a thriller with horror elements. Sure, there’s a 10-year-old girl — Saniyya Sidney’s epic performance as Amy Bellafonte — chosen as humanity’s only hope to fight an oncoming global pandemic at the… Continue Reading →

Jack Ryan Gets a Modern-Day Makeover

The Jack Ryan series on Amazon is a good, modern interpretation of the character from the Tom Clancy books. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. As a fan of the Tom Clancy books and having watched all the Jack… Continue Reading →

Getting Ghosted

I’ll be the first one to admit it: Initially, I really didn’t understand the concept of Ghosted. And I’m still not exactly sure if the format works, overall, but now that I’m hooked, I’m finally getting it.

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

Ghosted: The Supernatural Sitcom

A skeptic and a true believer team up to investigate a series of unexplained events that could threaten humanity’s very existence. The truth may be out there, somewhere, but this is Ghosted, the new supernatural sitcom airing on FOX.

Marvel Mutates Source Material Into a Gifted TV Series

When a television pilot introduces a new series with characters who are, “a couple of freaks, same as you,” I immediately perked up. The Gifted had my full attention. Maybe this wasn’t going to be the generic teeny bopper-outsiders soap opera… Continue Reading →

Is The Shape of Water a Hellboy Spin-Off?

Is that Abe Sapien from Hellboy? Is this his origin story? These were my first thoughts as I watched the new trailer for The Shape of Water.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: An Exploration Into Why You Need to See This Movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the beautiful vision of a mature French filmmaker with an almost fifty-year-long love affair with the source material, which began in 1967 and ran for 43 years, comprising a collection of… Continue Reading →

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