Tag indie filmmaking

Interplanetary Travel Looks Great in the 4K Restoration of Flight to Mars

Per Matt “Fifty years into the future!” was the tagline to the cult classic Flight to Mars. Originally released in 1951, this sci-fi gem provided ahead-of-its-time thoughts on everything from interplanetary travel to the responsible use of natural resources. Seventy… Continue Reading →

The Fear Street Trilogy Wraps With a Visit to 1666

Per Matt Horrors transcend time and place. This theory must have been taken to heart by Writer-Director Leigh Janiak, who weaved it into, around and out of a storyline that spans more than 300 years in the Netflix Fear Street… Continue Reading →

George Romero’s Amusement Park is an Uncomfortable Look at the Elderly

Director George Romero may have passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on. Most people will know the legendary director as the father of Zombies, with his Night of the Living Dead movies being iconic horror films. Other Romero… Continue Reading →

Amazon Prime Welcomes Fandor, “The Netflix for Indie Film”

There are tons of streaming services out there. I have personally used more than 50 different streamers since 2020. You have your standard “big dogs,” like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Then there are the network-specific channels like HBO Max,… Continue Reading →

Life After Superheroes: Does Zack Snyder Need a Career Reboot?

Per Matt Tweaking comics canon for the big screen can be a tricky business. Whenever filmmakers alter beloved storylines by many, the fanboys and fangirls who grew up with those characters will generally speak out, while holding nothing back. They… Continue Reading →

George Romero’s Final Film is Back for More Dead!

Per Matt Not a whole lot can shock me early in the morning, while I’m still trying to wake up. But today, while sipping on some strong coffee, I was somewhat surprised to learn that George Romero’s final film will… Continue Reading →

Stan Lee’s Origin Story is Revealed in Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

Lazy Sundays aren’t solely reserved for The Lonely Island. They’re the perfect time to clean out your DVR with programming you’ve really wanted to watch, but never actually made time for. So, while sipping on my Sunday morning coffee, I… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… 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 →

Snowed in With Svengoolie

A snow day, here or there, does a body good. More importantly, it’s a good thing, to take a few deep breaths and relax mentally and physically, for a little bit. But too much of a good thing is very,… Continue Reading →

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