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Pure Terror? Blumhouse’s Hunt is Pure Garbage.

Per Matt I tried. I really tried to watch The Hunt with an open mind at a recent media-only screening, because I have been a loud-and-proud supporter of everything related to Blumhouse Productions from the studio’s beginnings, as Paranormal Activity… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth Expands the DC Universe

Per Matt Now that Gotham has closed up shop, EPIX has taken the reins in telling the backstory of Bruce Wayne’s family tree.

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 →

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

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 →

The Orville Has a Bortus Problem

If you happened to watch the season finale of The Orville last week, you might have noticed one of the main characters didn’t make an appearance until the episode’s final act. At times, working the Moclan character into an ensemble… Continue Reading →

The Orville Season 2, So Far

I had been looking forward to the return of The Orville on television. I had enjoyed much of the first season and often watched it with my dad, who’s a big fan of sci-fi like the old Star Trek.

Purging a TV Series Out of a Film Franchise

As a film franchise broken down into two-hour increments, The Purge seems to fit nicely into a tight narrative. But as a “10 episode television event,” the storyline gets stretched to its limits, even if there are more than a few… Continue Reading →

How to Visit Witch City, USA aka Salem, Mass.

I decided this summer to hit one of the cities on my bucket list: Salem, Massachusetts. Historically, it is the site of one of the most morbidly interesting things that has happened in American history: the Salem witch trials. The… Continue Reading →

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