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Star Wars Anoints a New Era with The Acolyte

Family bonds run tight throughout the Star Wars Universe, beginning with the Skywalkers within the Original Trilogy, later stretching into the prequel trilogy and the Solos and the Palpatines wrapping up the Sequel Trilogy. Those ties continue, possibly even stronger,… Continue Reading →

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever is the Sequel No One Asked For

A bad movie simply doesn’t deserve a sequel. When a film fails to captivate its audience with a compelling story, engaging characters or even basic entertainment value, the idea of continuing its narrative feels more like a punishment than a… Continue Reading →

Chapter 1 Reintroduces The Strangers’ Horrors

Navigating prequels can be a tricky business venture. On one hand, you’re dealing with already-established characters, while placing them in new situations. Their audience awareness was high enough that a production company decided to invest more money into telling their… Continue Reading →

Dan Aykroyd’s Paranormal Pop-Culture Renaissance

Per Matt If there’s something strange, and it don’t look good… who ya gonna call? Well, it’s usually Dan Aykroyd who answers the bell. You may recognize the Not Ready for Prime Time Player from old-school Saturday Night Live seasons…. Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Lacks Flavor

The art of cinematic storytelling is not much different from food prep. Movie production is akin to a slow-cooking process, much like cooking a meal with a traditional oven or crockpot. It involves planning, preparation and collaboration among various individuals,… Continue Reading →

Dune: Part Two Worms its Way to a Cliffhanger

Dune stands as a sci-fi cinematic powerhouse, drawing inspiration from Frank Herbert’s novels to present visually stunning and thematically rich narratives exploring power dynamics, political intrigue and the complexities of human existence. While the 1984 adaptation received widespread acclaim, the… Continue Reading →

Project Dorothy Fuels the Flames of AI Fears

Horror movies have long been masters at exploiting our deepest fears, but now, a new breed of terror emerges from the intersection of technology and the unknown. As artificial intelligence permeates every aspect of our lives, it inevitably seeps into… Continue Reading →

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Closes Out the DCEU

Per Matt This weekend, temperatures will drop throughout the country, as some cities face the possibility of a White Christmas, but movie theaters will be heating up, as Jason Momoa returns to rule his underwater lair in Aquaman and the… Continue Reading →

The Marvels Fails to Shift Out of First Gear

Upon the release of the 2019 film, Captain Marvel, Disney faced significant challenges. Brie Larson, the actress portraying the lead character, made remarks during the movie’s promotional tour that some found polarizing. Consequently, a portion of the audience critiqued the… Continue Reading →

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Should Have Stayed Buried

Pet Sematary, the iconic Stephen King novel that inspired both a 1989 film adaptation and a 2019 remake, explores the depths of human grief and the consequences of meddling with the boundary between life and death. While King’s novel remains… Continue Reading →

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