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Expedition Bigfoot: Hunting a Cryptid

What does it mean to hunt for a cryptid? By its definition alone, this is an animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated. So, how, exactly, can you judge a series that successfully tracks one?

It’s Got Love, Monsters and Michael Rooker — All the Good Stuff!

Not too long ago, I saw an ad for a streaming movie called Love and Monsters, which I knew nothing about. Zilch. I’d never heard of the director before (Michael Matthews). I didn’t recognize the two lead actors (Dylan O’Brien… Continue Reading →

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 →

Meerkat Manor Rises Up For a New BBC Dynasty

Wildlife and nature documentaries have long been a favorite of mine, ever since I was a child. I was fascinated by mother nature back then, as I am still. While I no longer regularly watch PBS specials, many great series… Continue Reading →

Should Dan Trachtenberg Fix the Predator Franchise?

Per Matt After 20th Century Fox released six films — each one with seemingly decreasing results — is the Predator franchise dead on arrival? Can 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg rejuvenate the interest of genre fans everywhere with yet… Continue Reading →

Raising Children During the Zombie Apocalypse? You’re Only Dead on the Inside!

Per Matt Fear. Terror. And worthless debit cards. These are only a few things to worry about when the undead wreak havoc during the Zombie Apocalypse. Then there’s a whole new set of rules for raising your children during this… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Equals Revolution for the Working Class

Even if the world’s become a frozen wasteland and the final threads holding humanity together lie within an always-moving train, people will continue to be the planet’s biggest monster. Class warfare, politics, privilege usurping justice and the struggles therein are… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

War of the Worlds: An Epic, Low-Tech Disaster Story

Per Matt The aliens have arrived and they’re on a mission to wipe out the entire human race. While that synopsis may sound exactly like The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, that’s only the beginning for the adapted… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Daybreakers

A worldwide plague turns humans into vampires. A lack of blood supply threatens survival. And humanity’s last hope may be an immortal hematologist who refuses to feast on humans. Daybreakers is My Guilty Pleasure.

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