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Palm Springs Loops Into Groundhog Day Territory

Years ago (1993, to be exact), Bill Murray starred in a fantastic film aptly named Groundhog Day, about a jaded weatherman named Phil sent on a demoralizing trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day event. While stuck… Continue Reading →

COVID Complications Can’t Close BattleBots

Per Matt When the global pandemic was first spreading like wildfire earlier this year, I knew the entertainment industry would soon face some drastic changes. Little did I realize consuming overpriced popcorn and watered-down Cokes at movie theaters would be… Continue Reading →

Should Dan Trachtenberg Fix the Predator Franchise?

Per Matt After 20th Century Fox released six films — each one with seemingly decreasing results — is the Predator franchise dead on arrival? Can 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg rejuvenate the interest of genre fans everywhere with yet… Continue Reading →

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… Continue Reading →

The Terminator Suffers a Dark Fate in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt Audiences responded after asking Will Cameron’s Return Terminate His Film Franchise? In terms of box-office results, the answer was as bleak as the filmmaker’s fate of humanity. Officially considered a flop after losing $130 million worldwide, this had… Continue Reading →

The Strangers Prey at Night in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt The ’80s will never die. Long live the ’80s! Director Johannes Roberts seemingly agreed with that statement, as his feature film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, much like so many other killer releases today, owe way too much… Continue Reading →

Halloween Kills Gets Delayed, So Where Will I Get My My Michael Myers Fix?

Per Matt For the next few months, you can absolutely forget about watching a newly released film, packed tightly with many other people excited to get out of their house to be entertained by something new. Due to COVID-19 and… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

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