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The Al Yankovic Story is Just as Weird as Its Subject

Who doesn’t love some “Weird Al” Yankovic? As I write this, I start thinking that I will get some social-media anger from the haters. (It’s inevitable, as a vast pool of people just has nothing better to do in life.)… Continue Reading →

Anne Rice’s Interview Drips with Bloody Atmosphere

Per Matt When is a gothic horror story not an actual gothic horror story? When AMC adapts a well-known book series and tries to bring a whole new generation of fans to a popular franchise. Anne Rice’s Interview with the… Continue Reading →

Hulu’s Hellraiser is a Faithful Remix

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is one of the all-time best horror films. Released during the golden era of scream cinema, Hellraiser told the cautionary tale of being careful with the desires you seek. Unlike other scary movies of the time, Hellraiser… Continue Reading →

Lightyear is All About Making Mistakes

Pixar is a name that usually puts smiles on people’s faces. While the film studio has been around since 1986, it took almost 10 years for the company to release its first fully computer-animated feature film, Toy Story (1995). Since… Continue Reading →

Lost Gold of the Aztecs Feels Like a Game Show

Treasure hunting is an expensive ordeal, one which takes up a lot of precious time and energy. Nobody intends to waste their resources while going on a wild goose chase. For those who are in it to win it, these… Continue Reading →

GI Joe vs. Barbie: The Toys That Built America

Per Matt Creativity and marketing have always sparked an interest for me in popular-culture topics throughout the years. It’s influenced the books I’ve read, the movies I’ve paid to see inside theaters, the TV shows I’ve watched at home and… Continue Reading →

Hawkeye Aims to Reinvigorate the MCU

Per Matt Hawkeye’s got no superpowers. No super suit to send him flying high into the air. He’s not from an alien planet. And he’s not even the most popular Avenger. But here’s Jeremy Renner, starring in the latest Marvel… Continue Reading →

Yes, It’s OK to Dislike Marvel’s Eternals

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe was launched in 2008 with Iron Man, it has been almost impossible to find something wrong or unlikable about the series of films. With the likes of Captain America, Black Widow and Hulk, the… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn Are the Future of the DC Universe

Per Matt It should surprise no one that the DC Extended Universe appears in need of some assistance. Ever since Christopher Reeve donned the blue-and-red tights in 1978 (rest in peace to the influential actor), big-screen success for the comic-book… Continue Reading →

The Fear Street Trilogy Wraps With a Visit to 1666

Per Matt Horrors transcend time and place. This theory must have been taken to heart by Writer-Director Leigh Janiak, who weaved it into, around and out of a storyline that spans more than 300 years in the Netflix Fear Street… Continue Reading →

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