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Cancelling Manifest Won’t Keep a Bad Conspiracy Down for Long

Per Matt Maybe we, as an audience, are being tested, much like the characters of Manifest. How many tall tales and zany conspiracy theories can we tolerate, along with so many slow-to-develop storyline resolutions with poorly written characters? Time travel,… Continue Reading →

Easter Eggs Prep Pennyworth for a Comics-Based Storyline

Per Matt I suppose it takes a lot of looking inward, before you can finally let go of the past. Moving toward the future, Season 2 of Pennyworth did a whole lot of that. From the season premiere, the EPIX… Continue Reading →

OK, Debris, You’ve Hooked Me!

I’ve had a sketchy history with network television science fiction throughout the years. Ever since The X-Files originally wrapped production in 2001, I’ve been hesitant to dive headfirst into a new series. So many of them just haven’t been great,… Continue Reading →

Sherry’s Return Highlights Fear’s Relationships

Relationships can be a glorious or a disastrous thing for TV shows. Viewers can tell when popular characters are forced into romantic situations. It’s a thing that can absolutely destroy the chemistry between actors, creating a situation that could lead… Continue Reading →

Tenet Thinks It’s a Smart Sci-Fi Flick

Per Matt After deciding to have a Redbox night, I had a rare moment of certainty: I was finally gonna watch Tenet! I’ve been wanting to see what all the commotion was about regarding this film, for a while now…. Continue Reading →

Letting in The Babadook

Per Matt Interpretive horror films are the best. Sure, it can be frustrating no knowing exactly what has happened, since you never actually see the storyline play out on the screen, but it’s much better than being beaten over the… Continue Reading →

Life Interpretations Via Dispatches From Elsewhere

Finding the puzzles hidden within everyday life may be tough enough, but decoding those puzzles, while making accurate interpretations is even harder. So it goes for four ordinary people in Dispatches From Elsewhere.

My Guilty Pleasure: Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Holiday horror, Zombie comedy or guilty pleasure, Attack of the Lederhosen (or Alpine Zombies, which was used during production) is an undead Austrian movie featuring snowboarders fighting off hordes of the undead on a mountaintop resort. It’s definitely a “Night… Continue Reading →

Preacher Showed Promise, Then Faded Away…

Time is precious. It’s invaluable, actually. There’s no getting it back, once it’s gone. And it’s not until the closing minutes of Preacher‘s series finale until it becomes painfully clear. The outcome doesn’t have anything to do with a vengeful,… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series that people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who… Continue Reading →

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