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My Guilty Pleasure Crowns Creed II the Champion

Per Matt Ah, the ’80s — the decade when Sylvester Stallone ruled movie theaters with interchangeable Rocky Balboa and Rambo flicks, scattered with something random and unexpected (Tango & Cash, Over the Top). Later parlaying that box-office success into a… Continue Reading →

EPiX Brings the American Myth of Helter Skelter to Life

Per Matt Not every monster covered in Zombies In My Blog is fictional, but just about every one of them is spooky. And the scariest one of them all can be found in real life. The creepiest thing that I… Continue Reading →

30 Years Later, What Can We Expect From Bill & Ted?

Per Matt Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan were DEFINITELY products of the ’80s. The two time-traveling metalhead slackers were wonderous, in all of their simplicity. Spouting infectious catchphrases and traveling much like Doctor Who long before smartphones… 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 →

Child’s Play (2019) Brings Me To Tears

For the better part of the 41 years I have been alive, there has been one toy that’s very name inspires fear and disgust. A figure that started out with an unholy act of possession by a serial killer, evolving… Continue Reading →

The Prodigy Proves It’s a “Bad Seed”

The term “bad seed” has been used quite a bit when describing a certain genre of horror films. This type of film replaces the innocence of a child with a void of pure evil. Several films have pulled this off… Continue Reading →

Tomb Raider Plays Just Like a Game

Per Matt Have you ever been immersed in an epic, action-packed video game and thought to yourself, “I bet this experience would be much better as a feature film?” Well, Tomb Raider is the exact opposite.

Death Wish Forgets What Death Wish Actually Means

If I had one complaint about Death Wish… it would be that the film is nowhere near violent enough. It was painfully obvious that the film pandered and took the violence down a notch. That was surprising, considering the film… Continue Reading →

Remaking a Remake with The Magnificent Seven

Per Matt Reimagining classic movies is nothing new in this day and age, but when, exactly, did remakes of remakes actually begin? Surely, back in 1954, Akira Kurosawa had no idea hisĀ film, Seven Samurai, would make a lasting pop-cultural influence… Continue Reading →

What Happened to James Bond?

Per Matt Based on Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories, the James Bond movie franchise has endured for 53 years, grossing more than $6 billion to date. But with the release of Spectre, the film franchise seems to be heading… Continue Reading →

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