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Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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 →

Shadows Removes the Dark Stigma of Being a Vampire

After the Twilight era of films concluded, vampires are no longer always viewed as the nightmare creatures previously portrayed in stories for centuries. While not a young adult storyline — thankfully — What We Do in the Shadows takes a… 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!

#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 →

 Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is a Bloody Mess

Suspiria is one of the most atmospheric movies you can ever watch. The original film isn’t told so much in words, but in the emotions that the lighting and camera convey. The story does not necessarily make much sense, if… Continue Reading →

Eli Roth’s Undead History of Horror

“The Zombie Plague has infected the world, as relentless and unstoppable as the flesh-eating undead.” So ends the first episode of this documentary series, hosted by filmmaker Eli Roth.

How to Visit Witch City, USA aka Salem, Mass.

I decided this summer to hit one of the cities on my bucket list: Salem, Massachusetts. Historically, it is the site of one of the most morbidly interesting things that has happened in American history: the Salem witch trials. The… Continue Reading →

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