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Brevity is No Virtue: Rewarding Elongated Movies

Per Matt When you’re a famous writer-director-producer working on a big-named project, sometimes the biggest enemy of a filmmaker can be yourself. Quite a few of the most-anticipated movies of 2019 have been longer than necessary for audiences to endure…. Continue Reading →

Parasite Breaks All the Rules as a Horror Movie

Per Matt Black comedy, home-invasion drama, psychological terror or thriller, no matter how you attempt to describe the foreign film, Parasite, the one constant you can’t ignore is how effective it is. This South Korean-subtitled movie tackles social issues while… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Holiday horror, Zombie comedy or guilty pleasure, Attack of the Lederhosen (or Alpine Zombies, which was used during production) is an undead Austrian movie featuring snowboarders fighting off hordes of the undead on a mountaintop resort. It’s definitely a “Night… Continue Reading →

The Irishman is an Exploration of Excess

Per Matt If you’re a fan of true crime and your interest wasn’t piqued with the release of The Irishman, what’s wrong with you? Based on the nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman is told through flashbacks… Continue Reading →

Rian Johnson’s Redemption Begins With Knives Out

Per Matt Fanboys and girls were furious with Rian Johnson after he turned the Star Wars franchise upside down with The Last Jedi. I mean, those online petitions to remove Episode VIII from that galaxy’s canon didn’t sign themselves, you… Continue Reading →

Preacher Showed Promise, Then Faded Away…

Time is precious. It’s invaluable, actually. There’s no getting it back, once it’s gone. And it’s not until the closing minutes of Preacher‘s series finale until it becomes painfully clear. The outcome doesn’t have anything to do with a vengeful,… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who expect… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty’s Return Means All’s Well in the World

Just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock for 770 days, it’s been two long, very long years since the last new episode of Rick and Morty aired. Several days ago, that terrible record ended with the season premiere… Continue Reading →

The Dead Don’t Die is a Shambling Zom-Com That Challenges Expectations

The term “zom-com” is something rather new to me. I have heard of “rom-coms,” or “romantic comedies,” but “Zombie comedies” is not something I tend to put together in my head. But when I stop and think about it, there… Continue Reading →

#cancelsouthpark

When Comedy Central advertised the 22nd season of South Park, it included the hashtag #cancelsouthpark. Was this a marketing ploy? A way to troll their fans? A cry for help from the show’s longtime creators? Or a preemptive strike against… Continue Reading →

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