Tag pop culture zeitgeist

Smile Gives Me an Evil Grin for the Spooky Season

Per Matt The unexplained should not always be scary; but quite often, it is. Irrational fears can grow after experiencing something new, unexpected and unknown. But when all of these elements fit together nicely in a film, you’ve got yourself… Continue Reading →

Hocus Pocus 2 Has All the Charm of the First Film, But Will That Work in 2022?

October is upon us, for 2022. We can expect many horror films, family friendly spooks and pumpkin-spiced everything to envelope all the senses. I particularly love this season, ’cause of the opening of the annual haunted attractions and hayrides. But,… Continue Reading →

New Quantum Leap Shows Promise, But Past Links Dim the Future

Per Matt Quantum Leap has finally returned, but this time without Dr. Samuel Beckett. Oh… boy.

Andor Does Little to Revive the Star Wars Franchise

As a Child of the ’80s, Star Wars was something I thought would be the basis that all “good movies” would be based on, for the rest of my life. Now, in the 2020s, I find myself wondering why in… Continue Reading →

Genndy Prepares for a Another Emmy with Primal’s Second Season

Per Matt Something is definitely amiss if you don’t recognize the name Genndy Tartakovsky in the year 2022. The multi-hyphenate filmmaker rose to prominence working on The Powerpuff Girls and Batman: The Animated Series, later creating Dexter’s Laboratory and Star… Continue Reading →

Clerks III Inconveniently Saves the Best for Last

Per Matt Snoochie Boochies! The View Askewniverse is back, and this time, they wanna make a movie… In order to fully review Kevin Smith’s latest, Clerks III, I’ve got to explain my backstory with his films.

The Third Time’s a Charm for Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation?

The Lego Star Wars saga is back with its third seasonal installment for Disney+. It feels like forever since the first one hit the streaming service in 2020. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special was a million times better than… Continue Reading →

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

Jordan Peele’s a Fan of the Paranormal? Well… Nope!

Per Matt As soon as the end credits faded away at a recent Nope screening, I tried pondering what the award-winning filmmaker was aiming for with his latest release. I was reminded of race relations as a horror film in… Continue Reading →

Does Oak Island Have a Portuguese Curse?

There have been many theories about what was once buried off the coast of Nova Scotia. They seem to multiply every year, and with each one, the legend of Oak Island’s curse continues to grow stronger. More than 200 years… Continue Reading →

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