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mafia

Organized Crime Gets Bumped Off as Harlem’s Godfather Hits the Streets

Per Matt Organized crime. Gangsters. The Mafia. Crime lords. The kingpin. A mob boss. Hitmen. A made man. Wise guys. Every element depicting the true-crime aspect of America’s (and Italy’s) not-long-ago past always intrigues me, so I was very curious… Continue Reading →

Get Shorty Burns Down Its Past Before Rebuilding Season 3

Per Matt Hollywood loves a comeback story — especially if it’s full of revenge! Season 3 of Get Shorty seems to follow that storyline arc, satirizing show business and definitely bringing darkness to this black comedy. Just don’t expect an… Continue Reading →

Shorty’s Sentence: Second Season’s Strong

If the first season of Get Shorty on Epix was a slight detour from the original source material, then Season 2 is a straight-up exit from Elmore Leonard’s roadmap (that’s not a bad thing). And as the season finale wraps,… Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Get Happy! on SyFy Channel

It’s hard not to fall immediately in love with Happy!, the SyFy channel’s adaptation of Grant Morrison’s gritty, dark comedy about a hitman trying to save lives in a godless metropolis with the help of his invisible sidekick. It’s actually… Continue Reading →

Defenders Season 2: I Vote for Villains with Animal Names

Heroes are only as good as their villains, so I’m hoping for some better villains for the second season of The Defenders.

Batman: The Killing Joke — A Flawed Adaptation of the Dark Graphic Novel

What’s the opposite of ideal? What word represents the the most evil, dark-hearted, perverse version of a thing? What is the inverse of a paradigm?

Sicario

Per Matt Sicario translates as a “hitman” in Spanish. In the Lionsgate movie of the same name, it takes a certain type of personality to tackle the war on drugs near the Mexico-U.S. border, one which meshes perfectly with the… Continue Reading →

Back to Frank Black

Per Matt “In a world where evil has many faces, hope has just one: Frank Black.” For three years, Millennium pushed every boundary as a television series from 1996 to 1999. Hard to describe using only a few words, it… Continue Reading →

Ghosthunting Florida

America’s Haunted Road Trip heads down South to the Sunshine State!

Redbox Review: The Wolverine

Nothing rings in the new year quite like a pair of adamantium claws… SNIKT!

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