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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 →

12 oz. Mouse Proves That Adult Swim Should Revive Original Programming

Per Matt A green talking mouse caught in a world of espionage that enjoys drinking beer. If that brief summary doesn’t ring a bell, there’s a decent chance you’ve never watched 12 oz. Mouse. Airing 15-minute-long episodes on Cartoon Network’s… Continue Reading →

Deep State’s Second Season Seeks Vengeance

Who are the real people who run the country? Not the ones who give never-ending press conferences and social media posts… it’s the government agents working overseas, acting with our country’s best interests at stake. It’s the government contractors who… Continue Reading →

Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

Archer: Danger Island Reverses Roles

Archer: Danger Island reminds me of Disney’s TaleSpin… but with humor for an older audience. In both situations, the cast of characters from one story is put into a tropical island, in different roles, with adventures in jungles and in… Continue Reading →

Diving Into The Shape of Water

What you will think about the new Guillermo del Toro movie will depend on what kind of film you wanted to see. It has been labeled as a fairy tale with whispers that it is somehow tied to the Hellboy series…. Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

Is The Gifted FOX’s Answer to ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In geek film and television media, specifically live-action programs based on graphic novels or superhero comic books, if you prefer, we are living in a Platinum Age. With extraordinary special effects and A-list acting talent, not to mention great writing,… Continue Reading →

The Arrestingly Entertaining Tale of Barry Seal: American Made

Thank goodness the Tom Cruise-fronted, Doug Liman-directed smuggler story, American Made, wasn’t called Mena.

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

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