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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.

Claude Rains Brings Gravitas to Battle of the Worlds

Per Matt In 1961, a little-known low-budget sci-fi film from Italy (Il Pianeta Degli Uomini Spenti) was released as Battle of the Worlds in the United States. Claude Rains headlined a mostly English-speaking ensemble that faced an interplanetary threat to… Continue Reading →

Tammy and the T-Rex is a Jurassic Love Story

When I ask people to name a little-known film starring Paul Walker, no one has been able to identify his early projects. His film career began in 1986 with the horror-comedy, Monster in the Closet, then making a short jump… Continue Reading →

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Oak Island’s Season 9 Goes for the Gold!

2021 seems like it’ll be momentous for The Curse of Oak Island. There’s a whole lotta hope floating about the treasure hunters as Season 9 begins. Due to the global pandemic, their plans dramatically changed last year, which amounted to… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty’s Excellent 16-Bit Adventure

Per Matt Season 5 of Rick and Morty has arrived, bringing more galactic adventures to our favorite mad scientist and his grandson. The season premiere reveals Rick’s actually got a nemesis who goes by the name of Mr. Nimbus, a… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

What Happened to BattleBots’ Desperado Tournament?

Per Matt For the past two years, the most exciting portion of BattleBots has been The Desperado Tournament. Sure, the hard crashes, violent behavior, fire, smoke and destruction taking place in every episode is always fun to watch between the… Continue Reading →

Snowed in With Svengoolie

A snow day, here or there, does a body good. More importantly, it’s a good thing, to take a few deep breaths and relax mentally and physically, for a little bit. But too much of a good thing is very,… Continue Reading →

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