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The Dead Don’t Die is a Shambling Zom-Com That Challenges Expectations

The term “zom-com” is something rather new to me. I have heard of “rom-coms,” or “romantic comedies,” but “Zombie comedies” is not something I tend to put together in my head. But when I stop and think about it, there… Continue Reading →

Guillermo’s Family Tree Casts Dark Shadows

The bell tolls for the unnatural order of What We Do in the Shadows. At the conclusion of the show’s season finale, the audience has learned a lot about this group of immortals… but the most interesting character of them… Continue Reading →

Days Gone Lets You Live Out Your Daryl Dixon Fantasies

Today’s video game market is overflowing with Zombies. It’s almost as if there is an evil Alpha sitting at the top of the video game world who has decided to let loose the hordes of walkers upon the people of… Continue Reading →

Is Director Matt Frame the New Lloyd Kaufman?

I like to remind people that the way I review a low-budget independent film is far different than the way I review a large-budget theater release. Independent films are made with great love and hard work. All involved are hoping that their… Continue Reading →

Bandersnatch: Is It Worth a Dive Down the Netflix Rabbit Hole?

Bandersnatch, the new interactive Black Mirror special on Netflix, is a clever and trippy take of a choose your own adventure movie.

Archer: Danger Island Reverses Roles

Archer: Danger Island reminds me of Disney’s TaleSpin… but with humor for an older audience. In both situations, the cast of characters from one story is put into a tropical island, in different roles, with adventures in jungles and in… Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead’s Still Gotta Mean Something…

With a meta title like that, it was finally about time to talk about the recent events of The Walking Dead.

Wet Hot American Summer’s Third Trip to Camp Isn’t Quite as Fun

When the film Wet Hot American Summer (WHAS) first premiered in 2001, no one could have predicted the sudden resurgence in popularity it would get nearly 15 years later. The under-seen classic featured a cast of cult stars and unknowns, many of… Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Give Preacher The Chance It Deserves

AMC’s Preacher has unfortunately languished in relative obscurity. I confess that this has been a constant source of consternation and confusion for me. The TV show is backed and produced by Seth Rogan. Its source material is one of the more famous… Continue Reading →

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 →

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