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Emma Stone is a Freaky Frankenstein in Poor Things

Per Matt You may have heard about Freaky Friday, the story featuring supernatural forces at work, where a child switches places with her mother (and vice versa), and each character must deal with life “inside” a different body that had… Continue Reading →

Murder is So 1987 in Amazon Prime’s Totally Killer

It’s no surprise that I have a deep affection for horror movies. Whether there’s an axe-wielding maniac, a chainsaw-swinging mutant or anything filled with blood and gore, it’s safe to say I’m a delighted viewer (and not the Camp Crystal… Continue Reading →

The Nun II is a Jump Scare-Filled Disappointment

Experiencing true fear from a horror film is a rare feat for me. I distinctly remember the first time it happened, back in the early ’90s on Halloween night. I hosted a party with friends, and after grilling, gaming and… Continue Reading →

The Craft Brewers Conference Poured into Music City

Per Matt For only the second time, ever, Nashville, Tennessee hosted the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America trade show. From May 8th to the 10th, thousands of brewers and brewing industry representatives poured into Music City, bringing an energy… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Gets Historically Spooky!

Per Matt Eli Roth isn’t the only filmmaker allowed to explore the history of big-screen horrors. Just in time for the spooky season, EPIX has released a five-part documentary series exploring Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror.

Are the Academy Awards Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

Per Matt This is a topic that has bothered me for years, now. As a life-long cinema aficionado (and sometimes insider, as a member of the Nashville Film Critics’ Association), I have always enjoyed the movie-theater experience. I have enveloped… Continue Reading →

Disney’s Onward Adds Some Magic Back Into the Modern World

Pixar is known for making some of the best digitally animated films of all time. After they were acquired by Disney in 2006, the tradition continued. It is hard to find any movie in their combined collection that could be… Continue Reading →

James Gunn, Twitter and Other Things That Will Offend You

You are about to be offended. The fact that I even have to open an article with that statement infuriates me. But, since we live in an age of instant communication, where no one listens and everyone insists on shouting,… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and the Definition of the Modern-Day Superhero

Per Matt Throughout the years, different types of heroes have emerged. Those of the 1930s were vastly different from those of the early ’80s, the ’90s and even today. Superheroes reveal the story of America, so, what exactly does the… Continue Reading →

Don’t Breathe: A Reflection of Fear in Society

Looking back on any given movie of a certain time period is a good way to discover the values that society had held during that time. Moreover, horror movies, in particular, have displayed common allegories that give clues into the… Continue Reading →

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