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The Bad Batch is Star-Powered, ’70s-Style Horror

Watching The Bad Batch, I wondered to myself, “Someone funded this film who must have been friends with Jim Carrey, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves and Giovanni Ribisi. They must have gone up to the guys and said something like, “Hey, did you… Continue Reading →

Is The Shape of Water a Hellboy Spin-Off?

Is that Abe Sapien from Hellboy? Is this his origin story? These were my first thoughts as I watched the new trailer for The Shape of Water.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Disappointments

Pandering. Pedantic. Just a couple of dressy words to help you understand the faux intellectual travesty that is most of the dialogue and story of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

I’ve Been Troma-tized by Memento Mortis

Like so many ’80s and ’90s kids, my first introduction to the wonderful world of Troma pictures was the Toxic Crusaders cartoon. It was an absolutely absurd half hour of mutated eco-warriors battling the forces of evil. That initial perception… Continue Reading →

Preacher Hits the Road for Season 2

Highly touted as the TV series brought to you by the producers of This is the End and Sausage Party, Writers-Directors-Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg proudly bring back Preacher for Season 2 on AMC.

Ghost Pirates Quadrilogy Retrospective

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters this weekend. The series has been sailing steady since 2003. It revived the pirate genre of films; a genre that’d been sunk for eight years, ever since the box-office… Continue Reading →

Binge-Watching Master

“Whoa, so you’re like the “Winter Soldier?” Aziz Ansari’s character, Dev, asks his hot date, after she remarks how much metal is in arm after surgery from a car accident. “Who’s that?” she asks, and he launches into a long-winded… Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Blur

Beauty and the Beast has been the box-office darling for the past week or two, scoring big on nostalgia, romantic notions and fairytale charm. The one place it doesn’t win is the quality of the 3-D. It’s actually a blurry,… Continue Reading →

Passengers Won’t Make Huge Landfall, Still Worth Seeing

Good science fiction poses a compelling ethical question, against a backdrop of advanced technology, within a context relatable to an audience of the storyteller’s choosing. Passengers does all of that, but the audience may not be chosen terribly well, and… Continue Reading →

Office Christmas Party is on the Naughty List

The holidays are here, and with great Yuletide traditions come another batch of Christmas-themed movies. Classics like A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation and Home Alone are go-to favorites for this time of year. Yet, there are also the lesser-known Christmas… Continue Reading →

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