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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 →

Delroy Lindo Aims For Gold in Da 5 Bloods

Per Matt “After you’ve been in a war, you realize it never really ends. Whether it’s in your mind or reality, it’s just degrees.” As a fan of wartime movies all of my life, I’ve come to expect complicated character… Continue Reading →

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Per Matt Garry Shandling lived multiple lives, in terms of his success in Hollywood. Each time it looked like he had plateaued, he would break on through to a higher plane. And then, improbably, he’d top his past successes, creating… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Holiday horror, Zombie comedy or guilty pleasure, Attack of the Lederhosen (or Alpine Zombies, which was used during production) is an undead Austrian movie featuring snowboarders fighting off hordes of the undead on a mountaintop resort. It’s definitely a “Night… Continue Reading →

Zombieland Keeps Getting Better as Double Tap Prepares for Release

How will the upcoming Zombieland sequel fare with fans who loved the original horror-comedy? If you could ask the filmmakers, they’d most likely reply, “It Keeps Getting Better!”

The Dead Don’t Die is a Shambling Zom-Com That Challenges Expectations

The term “zom-com” is something rather new to me. I have heard of “rom-coms,” or “romantic comedies,” but “Zombie comedies” is not something I tend to put together in my head. But when I stop and think about it, there… Continue Reading →

Guillermo’s Family Tree Casts Dark Shadows

The bell tolls for the unnatural order of What We Do in the Shadows. At the conclusion of the show’s season finale, the audience has learned a lot about this group of immortals… but the most interesting character of them… Continue Reading →

Discovery Season 2 Cruising At Warp Speed

In an exciting season premiere which could be described as nothing less than a passionate love letter to Star Trek, the second season of Discovery launched, and its course and trajectory are proving true now that the second episode has… Continue Reading →

Bandersnatch: Is It Worth a Dive Down the Netflix Rabbit Hole?

Bandersnatch, the new interactive Black Mirror special on Netflix, is a clever and trippy take of a choose your own adventure movie.

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