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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 →

Drive My Car Detours with Dialogue

Per Matt Guilt, grief, redemption and a haunting sense of loss is great in Drive My Car, the official Japanese entry for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards, but action movie this is not. In fact, this nearly… 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 →

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?

Zombies and Multiverse Theories of Space Dandy

Zombies. Multiverse theories. Separately, these topics can be found in different sci-fi or horror movies, but in the outer-space anime, Space Dandy, these subjects highlighted one of the best episodes of Season 1.

Have We Actually Seen the Last of Samurai Jack?

Samurai Jack returned for a final season, 13 years in the making, after its initial run on Cartoon Network, airing on the Adult Swim programming block of the network earlier this year. The 10-episode revival felt like a stroke of… Continue Reading →

Samurai Jack is Back From the Dead!

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

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