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Nic Cage, as Nick Cage, Brings Unbearable Weight to Performance

Per Matt What’s the most accurate description of a zany, meta flick that eventually spins out of control, featuring Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage? Asking for a friend.

She-Hulk Breaks the Glass Ceiling (and the Fourth Wall)

Per Matt The Incredible Hulk played a major role in bringing a powerful-but-flawed comic-book character into my impressionable years. As a Child of the ’80s, I preferred to purchase my DC Comics (leaning heavily on Batman), while watching the Marvel… Continue Reading →

Minions: The Rise of Gru is the Family Movie 2022 Needs!

Minions. That simple word elicits two different responses in my brain. First, I think of an evil necromancer, commanding a legion of undead ghouls. These minions are disgustingly putrid, wretched creatures with open sores oozing God knows what. Their existence… Continue Reading →

Family Issues or Robot Uprising? Mitchells vs. the Machines Handles Both!

Per Matt For the past 12 years, I have been mostly concerned with preparing for the impending Zombie Apocalypse — thanks a lot, AMC! But after watching The Mitchells vs. the Machines, I am reminded of the most probable threat… Continue Reading →

Peacemaker Answers the Question: Is There a Limit to Crude Humor?

I’ll admit it… I am a John Cena fan. Not just the actor that everyone knows today. Like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Cena got his start in professional wrestling. I remember seeing him as a baby-faced indie wrestler going by… Continue Reading →

As a Requel, Scream Doesn’t Cut Deep

Per Matt Twenty-six years is a long time for a killer movie franchise to survive. I mean, L-O-N-G. New blood is necessary when trying to remain innovative within the horror genre for such a timespan, especially when it comes to… Continue Reading →

Syfy’s Chucky Breathes New Life Into the Killer Doll

Chucky, the serial killer-possessed doll, has made its return to the airwaves. This is not the cute doll programmed with destructive intent and voiced by a Jedi. This is the OG. The Brad Dourif voiced, foul-mouthed and somewhat comical Charles… Continue Reading →

CBS’ Ghosts Unearths Spirits of Beetlejuice

Per Matt October is here, so spooky spirits must be near. As a Child of the ’80s, I was intrigued by the paranormal. So, when a filmmaker fascinated by the macabre (Tim Burton) brought an undead hellraiser (Michael Keaton) to… Continue Reading →

After 700 Episodes, Has The Simpsons Finally Gotten Self Reflective?

Per Matt Did you hear that sound? If you happened to tune into The Simpsons for Episode 700 this past weekend, you may have noticed something a little different. While family secrets and a holiday-themed redemption story were the main… 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 →

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