Tag Independence Day

Nat Geo’s First Week of SharkFest Has Bigger Fish to Fry

Per Matt July means different things to different people. There’s Independence Day, naturally. Living in the South, a lot of hot days with high humidity are expected. It’s also my birthday month (My sister was also born on my fourth… Continue Reading →

Hell Fest: Stunting the Antagonist

Per Matt The strong-but-silent type can describe a variety of characters, most notably the hero of many stories. But what happens when your antagonist is silent but deadly? Hell Fest explores the horror trope of having a bad guy who… Continue Reading →

The Food That Built America Celebrates Independence Day

Per Matt Independence Day conjures a variety of images in my mind. You’ve got your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. You’ve got food grilling and a variety of summer dishes to eat, while staying out… Continue Reading →

The Good, The Bad, The Hungry

Per Matt What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a hot dog-eating competition documentary?

The First Purge is Just Right for Horror Fans’ Independence Day Celebration

The Purge film series makes me love horror films — not that the films make any kind of real logical sense that I agree with or that they are even amazing horror films. Quite frankly, The Purge series is none… Continue Reading →

James Cameron Explores Science Fiction (Among Other Genres)

Remember back in the day when people actually bought DVDs, which highlighted incredible supplemental behind-the-scenes documentaries that explored related topics to their subject matter? Those were the best! Clearly I’m not a big collector, as I haven’t bought a DVD… Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Silence of A Quiet Place

I’ve never heard a movie theater so tense and quiet. A hush was over the rest of the audience, as if the slightest sound could doom the characters on screen. Then something would happen, the tension would break, everyone in… Continue Reading →

2016’s Five Best Geek Films

Ranked? Hell no. You can’t rank your favorites! 2016 was so chock-full of geek movie goodness and more box-office action for us nerd kids than you could count in short order. Instead, I’ve selected five films in categories which defined… Continue Reading →

BUSTED. Ghostbusters Wins Despite MRA Crybabies and Hateful Critics

It is interesting that now, upon the anniversary of Ant Man schooling the haters on how wrong they can be in pre-judging a film, we find ourselves here again. Where, you ask? Why, Lucas’ I-Told-You-So Wonderland, of course!

Everything the Critics Hate About IDR Is a Reason I Like It (So There!)

There’s no nice way to say this. The critics have been dicks about Independence Day: Resurgence. Continuing their proud tradition of ignoring the reality and climate in which we process certain movies, and seeking some Shakespearean/Aaron Sorkin/Spielberg perfection in all things, they… Continue Reading →

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