Tag pop culture trivia

Hell Fest: Stunting the Antagonist

Per Matt The strong-but-silent type can describe a variety of characters, most notably the hero of many stories. But what happens when your antagonist is silent but deadly? Hell Fest explores the horror trope of having a bad guy who… Continue Reading →

The Food That Built America Celebrates Independence Day

Per Matt Independence Day conjures a variety of images in my mind. You’ve got your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. You’ve got food grilling and a variety of summer dishes to eat, while staying out… Continue Reading →

Vampires Receive a Temporary Stay of Execution in Shadows’ Finale

Per Matt There’s certain rules that need to be followed when creating a horror-comedy series about a trio of vampires who live in Staten Island, New York. They can’t survive being caught in sunlight, or they’ll die. They can transform… Continue Reading →

Back From the Dead, NOS4A2 Returns

Per Matt I have definitely had a love/hate affair with vampires. For every What We Do in the Shadows, there’s two or more versions of The Passage and A Discovery of Witches that never ultimately survive the ratings game. I’m… Continue Reading →

Steven Yeun Finds Hard-Earned Success After Walking Dead

Per Matt Can you believe that it’s been almost four years already since Glenn Rhee was written out of The Walking Dead? It happened during a major event on the hit TV show. Not only was Negan introduced in a… Continue Reading →

Bumblebee 2: Electric Boogaloo

Per Matt The robots in disguise are definitely stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, there’s the Michael Bay live-action movies (affectionately labeled as Bayverse), which focused on endless action, terrible writing and extremely poor-looking character… Continue Reading →

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 →

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