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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 Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

Too Many Flashbacks in The Walking Dead!

Per Matt Robert Kirkman has famously mentioned that he created The Walking Dead as if it was a never-ending Zombie movie. Originally created as a graphic novel, The Walking Dead has become a pop-culture phenomenon and the highest-rated program on… Continue Reading →

Moonbeam City

Highlighted by so many pastels and incredibly moody synth pop, Moonbeam City is much more than a parody of Miami Vice.

The Last Man on Earth

What would you do, if you were the last man on Earth? Would you change anything about your life or would you live it exactly the same way? Will Forte plays out that scenario in FOX’s The Last Man on… Continue Reading →

12 Monkeys

Creating a TV show based on a 20-year-old movie, which is also based on a French short film seems like a risky business model, but 12 Monkeys is pretty solid.

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