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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 →

Neil Gaiman Dreams Dangerously

Per Matt I have had a love affair with books for a long time, now. I remember checking out unusual novels in elementary school, but I guess it really amplified when I was a teenager. Certain topics and certain authors… Continue Reading →

Lego Masters Builds an Instant Classic With Star Wars

Say what you will about The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker, but pairing the Star Wars Universe with LEGOs will ALWAYS be a pop-culture treat. Unsurprisingly, when C-3PO and R2-D2 made a guest appearance on a recent episode… 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 →

Color Out of Space is a Crazy Horror Film for These Crazy Times

Nicolas Cage has a career that has spanned as long as I can remember. Some of my favorites were Face/Off, Con Air and The Rock, mainly ’cause when I want an action flick, I do occasionally want a believable, non-roided-up… Continue Reading →

What If 12 Monkeys Predicted the Coronavirus Pademic?

Hey, remember the ’90s? Back when every one of Bruce Willis’ movies made $100 million and Brad Pitt was just beginning to flex his acting muscles (that’s Mr. Oscar Winner to you these days). I really feel like Goat Boy,… Continue Reading →

William Shatner Visits Oak Island? It’s UnXplained…

As The Curse of Oak Island winds down its seventh season, William Shatner returned to the History Channel last week with an all-new season of The UnXplained. His visit to Oak Island was an interesting cross-promotion between two television series,… Continue Reading →

Sounding Off About Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man

Per Matt As a fan of the original Universal Monsters — which I absolutely adored in my younger years — I was tortured by the modern-day remake of The Mummy, which was horrendous in all the wrong ways. I hated… Continue Reading →

Guardians of the Glades Proves that Pythons + Florida = Bad News

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. In South Florida — all the way north to Central Florida! — that invasive species without a known predator is the Burmese python, which is currently slithering around, wiping out entire populations of… Continue Reading →

Something is Wrong in Men in Black: International

During a recent free preview weekend, Starz broadcast Men in Black: International and since I hadn’t caught it at the local movie theater — much like the rest of the country — I decided to record it and attempt to… Continue Reading →

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