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My Guilty Pleasure: Jigsaw

Per Matt The game is afoot in the most recent entry of the resurrected Saw franchise. Jigsaw details a murder mystery drenched in torture porn, sprinkled atop with some vigilante justice… and surprise, surprise, the Big Bad still lives and… Continue Reading →

Devil’s Road Explores Ed and Lorraine Warren’s Paranormal World

Per Matt When you hear the names Ed and Lorraine Warren, what’s the first thing to pop into your mind? Is it something random from the The Conjuring Universe, by chance? Could it be their long history studying the spooky,… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Equals Revolution for the Working Class

Even if the world’s become a frozen wasteland and the final threads holding humanity together lie within an always-moving train, people will continue to be the planet’s biggest monster. Class warfare, politics, privilege usurping justice and the struggles therein are… Continue Reading →

Random Acts of Violence is a Horror Film That Hates Itself

Actor Jay Baruchel is known for many movies throughout his career. He has been a novice wizard beside Nicolas Cage (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 2010). He helped a dying friend break into Skywalker Ranch to see Star Wars: Episode I (Fanboys,… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

Will a New Crew Find the Lost Gold of World War II?

Hunting for buried treasure isn’t exactly a profession that everyone seems qualified for. Chasing random theories and thin leads is expensive (see Digging Toward Debt: Oak Island’s True Curse)… and it doesn’t seem to be one with built-in longevity. So,… Continue Reading →

Making a Life-or-Death Decision: Play or Die!

Per Matt Gamers have gotten a bad rap throughout the years via feature films (and through a variety of TV shows). It takes all kinds of people to make up any sort of generic category, and I contend that you’ll… Continue Reading →

All-Star Vampires Unite for Small-Screen Shadows

How would you behave if you were three 100-year-old vampires, living in New York, baring your souls while being followed by a documentary camera crew and you just accidentally killed an ancient one from the Old Country? In case you’ve… Continue Reading →

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