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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Works Best When Real Life Isn’t Involved

Per Matt A funny thing happened between Season 7 and Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Real life. While the Coronavirus may have delayed the series’ production schedule pushing back the current season premiere a little later than usual, that wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Easter Eggs Prep Pennyworth for a Comics-Based Storyline

Per Matt I suppose it takes a lot of looking inward, before you can finally let go of the past. Moving toward the future, Season 2 of Pennyworth did a whole lot of that. From the season premiere, the EPIX… Continue Reading →

Giancarlo Esposito is the Reason to Watch Godfather of Harlem

Per Matt A womanizer. A sleazy politician who uses his pulpit (and the power of the press) to push his priorities front and center, while never quite changing his bad behavior. Some would call him a fraud, but Giancarlo Esposito’s… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Bakalova Brings Believability to Borat’s Subsequent Moviefilm

Per Matt In preparation for writing up Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, I decided it was about time to catch up on a previous Sacha Baron Cohen movie that I had missed, so I’d kind of know what to expect this time… Continue Reading →

David Fincher Explores Old Hollywood in Mank

Per Matt Throughout the years, a majority of film critics have voted Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time. Now, I truly believe it is a great one, but it stands as the second best for me (nothing… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth Expands the DC Universe

Per Matt Now that Gotham has closed up shop, EPIX has taken the reins in telling the backstory of Bruce Wayne’s family tree.

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

The Orville Has a Bortus Problem

If you happened to watch the season finale of The Orville last week, you might have noticed one of the main characters didn’t make an appearance until the episode’s final act. At times, working the Moclan character into an ensemble… Continue Reading →

Hey Nat Geo: More Boom and Less Mars, Please!

As the National Geographic Channel slowly steps toward offering more scripted entertainment, here’s a memo for the network’s programmers: More Valley of the Boom and less Mars, please!

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