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Forget the Terminator, M3GAN is the Her-minator!

Per Matt M3GAN is something like a Teddy Ruxpin-Skynet mashup, where the intended toy is meant to be the child’s protector, but it exceeds its original programming as it learns to become self-aware (with some assistance to its always-open internet… Continue Reading →

David Cronenberg Existentially Evolves with Crimes of the Future

Per Matt It’s been far too long since David Cronenberg graced us with his big-screen vision. In fact, I can’t remember the last movie I’ve seen from the filmmaker (although Cronenberg World from Rick and Morty immediately comes to mind)…. 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 →

GI Joe vs. Barbie: The Toys That Built America

Per Matt Creativity and marketing have always sparked an interest for me in popular-culture topics throughout the years. It’s influenced the books I’ve read, the movies I’ve paid to see inside theaters, the TV shows I’ve watched at home and… Continue Reading →

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 →

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