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From Finale Gets Weird… Even for EPIX

Per Matt Whenever a storyline gets weird… I dig it. And should that story straddle multiple genres, I enjoy it all the more. If it somehow ventures into the gross-out category (such as body horror), I tend to shy away…. 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 →

Afterlife Renews My Confidence in the Ghostbusters Franchise

Per Matt If you’re a fan of the 1984 Ghostbusters film like I am, you made an emotional connection with Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Egon Spengler. As a Child of the ’80s, these were some of my… Continue Reading →

Mind-Manifesting a Movie: The Empty Man

When you’re dealing with supernatural horror as a filmmaker, you’ve got to walk the fine line between real life and suspending believability. And if that means toning down your story which flips and flops between concepts of The Matrix and… Continue Reading →

Are the Academy Awards Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

Per Matt This is a topic that has bothered me for years, now. As a life-long cinema aficionado (and sometimes insider, as a member of the Nashville Film Critics’ Association), I have always enjoyed the movie-theater experience. I have enveloped… Continue Reading →

Disney Doc Proves Kids Want to Learn More Than Robots

Per Matt Positive reinforcement of STEM education doesn’t receive a lot of airtime at the box office — and rightfully so. It can seem boring to audiences and students alike. And who needs a snoozefest when they’re hoping to be… Continue Reading →

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

Looks Can Be Deceiving for Last Night in Soho

Per Matt What happens when you combine a time-travel tale with a noir ghost story, all wrapped as a love letter to the Swinging Sixties? You get Last Night in Soho, which never truly finds solid footing from any of… Continue Reading →

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