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Will the G.I. Joe Franchise Survive the Snake Eyes Flop?

Per Matt If the only things you know about G.I. Joe come from the mediocre big-screen releases of the past 13 years, then you don’t really know Joe. With each outing, MGM and Di Bonaventura Pictures have teamed up to… Continue Reading →

Is Prisoners of the Ghostland the Wildest Nicolas Cage Movie Yet?

Picture this: A grizzled Nicolas Cage enters a bank and holds it up. The heist goes bad, and his accomplice ends up killing several people before Cage is arrested for the crime. Later, a man dressed in all-white shows up… Continue Reading →

AMC Must Renew The Terror for a Third Season!

Supernatural horror gets historic in The Terror: Infamy.

Weathering With You is an Artistic and Thoughtful Gem

Anime is one of those “love/hate” genres in film for myself. Back in my teens, I used to love watching Dragon Ball Z, Vampire Hunter D and others, because it was edgy. The cartoons were against the norm. You didn’t… Continue Reading →

The Terror is More Than Just an Infamous Ghost Story

Fans of Marvel Comics might find something familiar in Season 2 of AMC’s horror anthology series, The Terror.

Something Spooky is Brewing in The Terror: Infamy

In Japanese literature, kaidan are ghost tales which may include spirits with strong desires. And according to Wikipedia, these folk tales feature supernatural elements that “bring an old-fashioned air into the story.” That’s a pretty basic description of The Terror:… 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?

Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

Samurai Jack is Back From the Dead!

Jack is back. Back from the past. How ’bout that?

Previewing MTAC 16-Bit

The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention returns for its 16th-year anniversary on Friday, March 25 through Sunday the 27th, so attendees can expect a large celebration of anime, manga, popular arts and Japanese culture at the event.

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