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Vagrant Queen: Star Wars in a Feminist Galaxy (Not Yours)

Picture this, if you will, in a galaxy far, far away (not yours): A scavenger with a hidden past gets hunted down by a vastly outnumbered, overpowered evil empire that wants to end the royal bloodline of a phantom menace…. Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Logan

Per Matt What would the Wolverine film franchise look like, had Marvel not sold off the big-screen rights to the popular comic book character? And would Marvel Studios have EVER taken the chance to tell the tale known as Logan?

Something is Wrong in Men in Black: International

During a recent free preview weekend, Starz broadcast Men in Black: International and since I hadn’t caught it at the local movie theater — much like the rest of the country — I decided to record it and attempt to… Continue Reading →

Sonic the Hedgehog Sets the Pace for Video Game-Based Movies

Traditionally, video game film adaptations fail to capture the spark of the game from which they are rendered. Often, the “creative freedom” that is extended to Hollywood with the source materials is bastardized in a way that completely alienates it… Continue Reading →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

Why Have Ratings Declined for The Walking Dead? The AMC Chief Knows…

How far has The Walking Dead fallen? Once the basic-cable king of the world, with ratings fading on the undead mothership, the AMC network chief pinpoints the exact moment the TV show jumped the shark, er, walker…

The Two Popes Offers Hope for a Bright Future

Per Matt With Christmas decorations going back into storage and a new year just around the corner, I thought I’d take a moment to step away from the horror and pop-culture genres to reflect on a little movie called The… Continue Reading →

Eddie Murphy is Dynamite as Dolemite!

Per Matt It has been a long time since I thought, “Eddie Murphy is dynamite in this big-screen role.” Correction. It’s been a VERY long time since I have last imagined that phrase. But here it is, in 2019, and… Continue Reading →

Jojo Rabbit Dances Around Heavy Topics

Per Matt Taika Waititi is a genius. I’ll admit it, I was late to the party to figure it out, but after watching Thor: Ragnarok, I finally came to my senses. The way he balanced the complicated character with lighthearted… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who expect… Continue Reading →

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