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New Quantum Leap Shows Promise, But Past Links Dim the Future

Per Matt Quantum Leap has finally returned, but this time without Dr. Samuel Beckett. Oh… boy.

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 →

Blumhouse Gets Freaky with Vince Vaughn

Per Matt I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t expecting a lot from Freaky. While I haven’t seen a body-swap movie in a hot minute, I didn’t know whether Vince Vaughn could actually pull it off. As a film with a… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The Muppets Get Spooky With a Visit to The Haunted Mansion

Star Wars Terrifying Tales is not the only thing that Disney has cooked up for this Halloween season. Some things you can always expect: Winter will be cold, water will be wet and you will pay taxes. You can expect… Continue Reading →

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 →

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