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Sonic 2 is What Happens When Sequels Fail

I have a love-hate relationship with movie sequels. Sometimes I get pleasantly surprised, and films follow the logical progression of their predecessors. This happened with sequels like The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight and Terminator 2. These elite films… Continue Reading →

The #HauntLife Film Awards — 2022 Edition

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to write up my choices for each of the award-winning categories. The Music City Film Critics’ Association, of which I am a member, conducted their award nods… Continue Reading →

Music Unites All as Bill & Ted Face the Music

Per Matt Nothing screams the ’80s like a time-traveling phone booth. While it was a great decade for movies, little did we know a franchise would be based around a couple of slackers from San Dimas. Two years later, those… Continue Reading →

Netflix Gives Texas Chainsaw Massacre a Facelift

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has had its ups and downs. I don’t think anyone would disagree that the original 1974 classic is one of the best films in the horror genre. In a lot of ways, Tobe Hooper’s movie… Continue Reading →

As a Requel, Scream Doesn’t Cut Deep

Per Matt Twenty-six years is a long time for a killer movie franchise to survive. I mean, L-O-N-G. New blood is necessary when trying to remain innovative within the horror genre for such a timespan, especially when it comes to… Continue Reading →

No Time to Die is a Tearful End for the Daniel Craig Era of James Bond

There are very few times in cinematic history that have caused me to shed tears. I get wrapped up in movies, but I almost always have a disconnect between myself and the characters. Occasionally, I get wrapped up in the… Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: No Way Home vs. The Matrix Resurrections! Stud vs. Dud?

The Christmas holiday for 2021 has come and passed, and while many were spending time with family and friends, the Kittrell house continued its tradition of hanging out at our local movie theater. With the week leading up to Christmas… Continue Reading →

Musical Animals Are Back in Style with Sing 2

Being a dad of a 7-year-old future diva, I find myself watching way more cartoons and family oriented content than I am used to. Growing up, I watched all sorts of weird stuff. Anyone who has read these blog posts… Continue Reading →

Moody Black Lotus Expands the Blade Runner Universe

Is it possible to fall headfirst for a setting, a city and a timeframe, but absolutely despise the theme of a story? That’s kind of my relationship with Los Angeles 2032 and Blade Hunter: Black Lotus.

Don’t Breathe 2 Gives Me Mixed Emotions

When Don’t Breathe came out in 2016, I admit I really enjoyed it. It was a little weird rooting for people who had committed a crime and broke into a man’s house. But once we learned more about the heinous… Continue Reading →

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