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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 people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who expect… Continue Reading →

Discovering Witches (and Vampires and Demons)

Vampires can no longer sire, demons are falling to madness and witches are losing their powers… and somehow an American who has been offered a professorship at Oxford controls the fates of all three species. This is how A Discovery… Continue Reading →

The Black Dahlia Murder Gets a Wonder-ful Connection

For fans of Wonder Woman who prefer their material a little darker, check out I Am the Night, which should be in their woodshed.

The Buzz on Ant-Man and The Wasp

Here in the South, the summer is all about bugs. Bugs and sweat. And meat. Charred meat. And blowing shit up. So, this is the perfect week to release a movie about bug-themed heroes!* Ant-Man and The Wasp may not… Continue Reading →

Searching for the Truth, Hoping to Uncover Civil War Gold

TV execs seem to be cashing in on the hidden-treasure craze. The most recent TV show to receive the greenlight is The Curse of Civil War Gold, which is steeped in an untold history, along with urban legends that are… Continue Reading →

Reshoots, Rewrites and Reboots of a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

With multiple directors’ chairs rotating (as well as different screenwriters checking out) within the cinematic Star Wars Universe, what, exactly, is going on with Lucasfilm?

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