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Redemption

The Rise of Skywalker is Both the Best and Worst Film in the Star Wars Saga

A long time ago, in a town far, far away, a little boy was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sitting down with his friends, the opening crawl appeared on screen, complete with the orchestral explosion that shook him to… Continue Reading →

Andy Serkis Brings FX’s Christmas Carol to Life… After Death

What’s a holiday tradition without a good, old-fashioned ghost story? Charles Dickens’ classic gets revisited in the FX miniseries, A Christmas Carol, featuring the multi-hyphenate filmmaker, Andy Serkis. Holiday horror will never be the same.

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 →

American Horror Story: 1984 Flips the Script on Slashers

Not all horror movies are created equally. There were more than a few good ones created in the ’70s. Sure, slashers took center stage in the ’80s, but there have been plenty of good ones released since then, and this… Continue Reading →

Sex and Controversy Penetrate Nashville Film Festival’s Graveyard Shift

Per Matt Sex sells — shocking admission, I know. But when paired with a never-ending controversy, a film’s box-office results can either be helped or hurt if it’s too extreme. And two movies featured by the Graveyard Shift of the… Continue Reading →

Prepping for the Beginning of The Walking Dead’s End

In television terms, 10 years is an eternity for a show to remain airing and relevant within the pop-culture spectrum… and a rare thing at that, with one featuring Zombies. As I watched the “Season 10 Preview Special,” I wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Bad Times at the El Royale

Four guests arrive at a motel with a unique gimmick. Each guest is not what they seem. There’s a thunderstorm and their cars won’t start. People start dying… If this premise sounds like your brand of thrilling mystery, you might… Continue Reading →

The Meg is No Jaws

Where do I begin? Movies about large, killer animals are never good. In general, they are painfully derivative and borderline ridiculous. The one stand-out in this genre of films is the original Jaws. Trust me here, The Meg is no Jaws.

Preacher Does Some Soul Searching in Season 2

Jesse Custer’s journey, as a character on Preacher, has been an emotionally rocky road so far, but Season 2 of the AMC TV series has led him to New Orleans, where he seeks an audience with God, who has strangely… Continue Reading →

Telltale’s ‘Guardians’ Flight Suffers Some Drag

Console: check. Controller: check. Game: check. Slow-moving story: check. Clunky controls: check. Bizarre combination of stop-motion and robotic character movements: check. I really want, deep in my Guardians of the Galaxy loving soul, to like the Telltale Games approach to… Continue Reading →

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