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The Last Wish Redeems Puss in Boots

It has been over a decade since we got our last installment in the Shrek movie series. 2011 was a different world, when Puss in Boots debuted, riding a wave of fans clamoring for more fairytale stories from DreamWorks. Since… Continue Reading →

She-Hulk Breaks the Glass Ceiling (and the Fourth Wall)

Per Matt The Incredible Hulk played a major role in bringing a powerful-but-flawed comic-book character into my impressionable years. As a Child of the ’80s, I preferred to purchase my DC Comics (leaning heavily on Batman), while watching the Marvel… Continue Reading →

Jordan Peele’s a Fan of the Paranormal? Well… Nope!

Per Matt As soon as the end credits faded away at a recent Nope screening, I tried pondering what the award-winning filmmaker was aiming for with his latest release. I was reminded of race relations as a horror film in… Continue Reading →

Minions: The Rise of Gru is the Family Movie 2022 Needs!

Minions. That simple word elicits two different responses in my brain. First, I think of an evil necromancer, commanding a legion of undead ghouls. These minions are disgustingly putrid, wretched creatures with open sores oozing God knows what. Their existence… Continue Reading →

Peacemaker Answers the Question: Is There a Limit to Crude Humor?

I’ll admit it… I am a John Cena fan. Not just the actor that everyone knows today. Like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Cena got his start in professional wrestling. I remember seeing him as a baby-faced indie wrestler going by… Continue Reading →

Syfy’s Chucky Breathes New Life Into the Killer Doll

Chucky, the serial killer-possessed doll, has made its return to the airwaves. This is not the cute doll programmed with destructive intent and voiced by a Jedi. This is the OG. The Brad Dourif voiced, foul-mouthed and somewhat comical Charles… Continue Reading →

CBS’ Ghosts Unearths Spirits of Beetlejuice

Per Matt October is here, so spooky spirits must be near. As a Child of the ’80s, I was intrigued by the paranormal. So, when a filmmaker fascinated by the macabre (Tim Burton) brought an undead hellraiser (Michael Keaton) to… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

After 700 Episodes, Has The Simpsons Finally Gotten Self Reflective?

Per Matt Did you hear that sound? If you happened to tune into The Simpsons for Episode 700 this past weekend, you may have noticed something a little different. While family secrets and a holiday-themed redemption story were the main… Continue Reading →

You Can’t Spell Treehouse of Horror Without a Multiverse of Homers!

Per Matt Halloween is officially over, now that The Simpsons has finally aired its holiday-themed extravaganza.

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