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Priscilla Reveals a Darker Side of Elvis

Per Matt Now that November has arrived and the awards season inches ever closer despite the lingering SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strike, the need for entertainment options grows even greater as the holidays approach. A24 Films offers its prestige picture, Priscilla, which… Continue Reading →

Will Flower Moon Bring More Awards to Leo and Scorsese?

Per Matt Awards season has returned once again, so it must be time for yet another Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio passion project. This one, Killers of the Flower Moon, which is based on the nonfiction bestseller by David Grann, is a… Continue Reading →

The Craft Brewers Conference Poured into Music City

Per Matt For only the second time, ever, Nashville, Tennessee hosted the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America trade show. From May 8th to the 10th, thousands of brewers and brewing industry representatives poured into Music City, bringing an energy… Continue Reading →

Does Oak Island Have a Portuguese Curse?

There have been many theories about what was once buried off the coast of Nova Scotia. They seem to multiply every year, and with each one, the legend of Oak Island’s curse continues to grow stronger. More than 200 years… Continue Reading →

EPIX Gives Billy the Kid a Sympathetic, Vengeful Backstory

Per Matt The wild, wild West has always fascinated me. I’ve enjoyed all sorts of Western tales throughout the years, with True Grit and 3:10 to Yuma being a couple of favorites (along with their remakes), as well as Eastwood’s… Continue Reading →

Lost Gold of the Aztecs Feels Like a Game Show

Treasure hunting is an expensive ordeal, one which takes up a lot of precious time and energy. Nobody intends to waste their resources while going on a wild goose chase. For those who are in it to win it, these… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Brings Big Scares to Fall River Documentary

Per Matt From the introductory warning stating this program includes graphic depictions of rape, torture, murder, abuse, drug use, animal cruelty and offensive language, I immediately knew I was immersing myself with something sinister. To advise viewer discretion is stating… 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 →

William Shatner vs. Ancient Aliens: History’s Greatest Crossover

Per Matt William Shatner never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like (at least while appearing on reality TV). So, when the pop-culture icon appeared on Ancient Aliens last week to debate the ancient astronaut theory, the two-hour long episode… Continue Reading →

Digging Toward Debt: Oak Island’s True Curse

Oak Island’s 225-year-old mystery has sparked the imagination of millions throughout the years as its long-held ties to historical heavyweights have been many, including the Ark of the Covenant, the Templar Knights, Blackbeard the Pirate, William Shakespeare and many, many… Continue Reading →

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