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Y: The Last Man Makes Me Think About the Future…

Hulu has made a television series based on the science-fiction comic book Y: The Last Man from DC Vertigo that was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Like the comics, Hulu’s incarnation tells the story of Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer), the… Continue Reading →

The Forever Purge is What Happens When People Won’t Stop Killing

Very few film series keep the attention of viewers after a trilogy has run its course. The Purge franchise is one of the rare exceptions to this legacy. With The Forever Purge, the lineup of Purge releases is now up… Continue Reading →

Giancarlo Esposito is the Reason to Watch Godfather of Harlem

Per Matt A womanizer. A sleazy politician who uses his pulpit (and the power of the press) to push his priorities front and center, while never quite changing his bad behavior. Some would call him a fraud, but Giancarlo Esposito’s… Continue Reading →

Dystopian Disruptions Mar New Order’s Best-Laid Wedding Plans

Per Matt Protestors demanding change. Fires being started. Phone lines dying. Roads closing. Mass chaos. Nightly lootings. A revolution is taking place in Mexico, so it’s the perfect time for a lavish wedding, naturally. No, this isn’t a cinematic response… Continue Reading →

City of Angels Brings Folklore, Conspiracies and Cults to Penny Dreadful

Per Matt As soon as a prophecy declares that “a time will come when race will devour race, when brother will kill brother, until not a soul is left” in the Penny Dreadful season premiere, “Santa Muerte,” I knew I… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: The Cured

Ever wonder what it’s like to become a walking, undead monster? What about turning back into a human, after spending four long years as a Zombie, constantly haunted by nightmares of what you’ve done? Horror movies will never be the… Continue Reading →

Parasite Breaks All the Rules as a Horror Movie

Per Matt Black comedy, home-invasion drama, psychological terror or thriller, no matter how you attempt to describe the foreign film, Parasite, the one constant you can’t ignore is how effective it is. This South Korean-subtitled movie tackles social issues while… Continue Reading →

Watching The Twilight Zone Marathon As If It’s the End of the World

It’s New Year’s Eve and on this morning, through the next 48 hours, I’m binge watching a TV show that has been cancelled for 53 years (before its multiple revivals and movie adaptations). I’ve seen every episode multiple times via syndication…. Continue Reading →

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: An Exploration Into Why You Need to See This Movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the beautiful vision of a mature French filmmaker with an almost fifty-year-long love affair with the source material, which began in 1967 and ran for 43 years, comprising a collection of… Continue Reading →

Get Out: Fast-Paced, Fun Horror

I went to catch the much-talked-about and anticipated Get Out this weekend. I picked a 5 p.m. showing thinking that would be a great time to be able to have much of the theater to myself, so I could take notes… Continue Reading →

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