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Dystopian Disruptions Mar New Order’s Best-Laid Wedding Plans

Per Matt Protestors demanding change. Fires being started. Phone lines dying. Roads closing. Mass chaos. Nightly lootings. A revolution is taking place in Mexico, so it’s the perfect time for a lavish wedding, naturally. No, this isn’t a cinematic response… Continue Reading →

Saturdays in the South = SEC Football

Per Matt Never worship your heroes. But in the South, it’s a way of life. Tradition. Reverence. Familiarity. Pageantry. And Family. These are only a handful of elements involved with college football, which brings people together each year who might… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Equals Revolution for the Working Class

Even if the world’s become a frozen wasteland and the final threads holding humanity together lie within an always-moving train, people will continue to be the planet’s biggest monster. Class warfare, politics, privilege usurping justice and the struggles therein are… 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 →

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 →

Vagrant Queen: Star Wars in a Feminist Galaxy (Not Yours)

Picture this, if you will, in a galaxy far, far away (not yours): A scavenger with a hidden past gets hunted down by a vastly outnumbered, overpowered evil empire that wants to end the royal bloodline of a phantom menace…. Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series that people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who… Continue Reading →

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

Netflix Creates Magic in the New She-Ra Series

I would classify myself as a kidult. I’m a 41-year-old father with two kids and I think this show is rad. She-Ra rides her winged horse deftly between the line of genuinely optimistic and subversively sinister. While She-Ra and the… Continue Reading →

Westworld Introduces Samurai in Season 2

I can’t wait to see Shogun World on the HBO show,¬†Westworld.

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