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The Bad Guys Will Steal All of Your Emotions!

Cartoons are typically made for kids (not counting things like anime or The Family Guy). Kiddos flock to these films. They bring the impossible to “reality.” Want animals that talk and act like humans? Cartoons. Want some slapstick comedy that… Continue Reading →

Licorice Pizza is a Tasty Treat

Per Matt Upon first hearing the phrase, Licorice Pizza, I instinctually make a disgusted face. Now, I absolutely love pizza, but licorice? Not so much. And especially not together. Having grown up in the South, I had no idea about… Continue Reading →

Netflix Bares Night Teeth

Per Matt Los Angeles is full of suckers — whether they’re of the bloodsucking variety or not. Seems like a natural setting for the recent Netflix release, Night Teeth. The film begins with the three unspoken rules of the vampire-human… Continue Reading →

La Brea: When a Sinkhole Swallows Up SoCal

Or How NBC Chose to Replace Manifest OK, La Brea, you caught my attention when tall buildings, cars and people were suddenly swallowed up in downtown Los Angeles without warning, but I lost interest when I found way too many… Continue Reading →

Football Feuds: Al Davis vs. The NFL

Per Matt On this, the holiest of holy days in American professional sports, it only felt natural to write up ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary series which focused on one of the most bitter rivalries of the National Football League…. Continue Reading →

Experiencing The Other Side of Madness

Per Matt Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Even the smaller ones can be incredibly ruthless. Such is the case with Charles Manson. As a charismatic master manipulator, he played to people’s weaknesses, eventually leading a pseudo-religious cult. Preaching… Continue Reading →

EPiX Brings the American Myth of Helter Skelter to Life

Per Matt Not every monster covered in Zombies In My Blog is fictional, but just about every one of them is spooky. And the scariest one of them all can be found in real life. The creepiest thing that I… Continue Reading →

Apocalypse Earth Brings Extreme Weather to Life

Per Matt A man walks into a bar in Louisiana and asks for a Corona and two hurricanes. The bartended replies, “That’ll be $20.20.”

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 →

Tarantino Gets Nostalgic With Hollywood in Once Upon a Time

Per Matt Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood is a good — not great — movie. It isn’t Quentin Tarantino’s best film, but it’s still pretty good. There’s a reason so many actors continuously fight to work with QT,… Continue Reading →

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