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Afterlife Renews My Confidence in the Ghostbusters Franchise

Per Matt If you’re a fan of the 1984 Ghostbusters film like I am, you made an emotional connection with Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Egon Spengler. As a Child of the ’80s, these were some of my… Continue Reading →

Disney Doc Proves Kids Want to Learn More Than Robots

Per Matt Positive reinforcement of STEM education doesn’t receive a lot of airtime at the box office — and rightfully so. It can seem boring to audiences and students alike. And who needs a snoozefest when they’re hoping to be… Continue Reading →

Will the G.I. Joe Franchise Survive the Snake Eyes Flop?

Per Matt If the only things you know about G.I. Joe come from the mediocre big-screen releases of the past 13 years, then you don’t really know Joe. With each outing, MGM and Di Bonaventura Pictures have teamed up to… Continue Reading →

The French Dispatch is Wes Anderson’s Ode to Yesteryear

Per Matt Wes Anderson is a quirky filmmaker. That isn’t exactly breaking news. He’s built up quite a fan club throughout the years, including both cinema aficionados and actors among the ranks. His films have been described as eccentric character… Continue Reading →

Licorice Pizza is a Tasty Treat

Per Matt Upon first hearing the phrase, Licorice Pizza, I instinctually make a disgusted face. Now, I absolutely love pizza, but licorice? Not so much. And especially not together. Having grown up in the South, I had no idea about… Continue Reading →

Michael Myers Returns (Finally!) and Halloween Kills

Per Matt The brutal rivalry/competition between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is endless. Good vs. evil duking it out during a creepy holiday felt like great storytelling more than 40 years ago, so what’s an apex predator to do for… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn Are the Future of the DC Universe

Per Matt It should surprise no one that the DC Extended Universe appears in need of some assistance. Ever since Christopher Reeve donned the blue-and-red tights in 1978 (rest in peace to the influential actor), big-screen success for the comic-book… Continue Reading →

DeLorean Doc Takes Myth & Mogul Back to the Future

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s and a life-long fan of Robert Zemeckis’ time-traveling trilogy, I’ve always been curious about the man, the myth, the legendary car creator, John DeLorean. Even though I was too young to remember… Continue Reading →

Gunpowder Milkshake Builds a Great Female-Centric Franchise

Per Matt Action movies aren’t exclusive to male actors, as Writer-Director Navot Papushado proves that women can kick ass, too, in the Netflix film, Gunpowder Milkshake!

Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe Has Magic and Mayhem…

Per Matt …But He-Man’s mostly MIA through Part One (the first five episodes) of the Netflix animated series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Sure, he appears in the pilot and through brief flashbacks here and there, but the basis for… Continue Reading →

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