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Is Bad Boys for Life Worth the Wait?

Back in April of 1995, director Michael Bay introduced us to a pair of Miami detectives and best friends, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey, portrayed by Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, respectively. The pair of cops investigated the heist of… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Skywalker is Both the Best and Worst Film in the Star Wars Saga

A long time ago, in a town far, far away, a little boy was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sitting down with his friends, the opening crawl appeared on screen, complete with the orchestral explosion that shook him to… Continue Reading →

Andy Serkis Brings FX’s Christmas Carol to Life… After Death

What’s a holiday tradition without a good, old-fashioned ghost story? Charles Dickens’ classic gets revisited in the FX miniseries, A Christmas Carol, featuring the multi-hyphenate filmmaker, Andy Serkis. Holiday horror will never be the same.

Jumanji: The Next Level Gets Lost in the Jungle

In 2017, one of the best Robin Williams films, Jumanji, got a much-needed sequel. Yes, a true sequel, unlike the reboots that Hollywood has been pushing out the past few years. The events of the original movie were mentioned in… 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 →

Is Frozen 2 Good or Great?

Six years ago, Disney opened a whole new world for fans when Frozen was released upon the masses. The film was widely acclaimed as one of, if not the best, Disney film of all time. It had all the marks… Continue Reading →

Treadstone is a Rush

As a fan of author Robert Ludlum, I was very excited to learn about a spin-off TV series that takes place within his Bourne Universe. Having read the first of his Bourne book series and enjoyed the first three feature-film… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Brings Controlled Chaos to Second Season of The Purge

If you’re a fan of Blumhouse Productions — and who isn’t? — and you haven’t seen any of the first four Purge movies or you possibly missed Season 1 of the basic-cable adaptation, you might not know what you’re missing…. Continue Reading →

What’s in Store for AMC’s FearFest?

Each year, I patiently await October’s arrival for multiple reasons and this year, I was especially curious to see what AMC’s FearFest had in store for fans in the mood for some Halloween scares.

Sex and Controversy Penetrate Nashville Film Festival’s Graveyard Shift

Per Matt Sex sells — shocking admission, I know. But when paired with a never-ending controversy, a film’s box-office results can either be helped or hurt if it’s too extreme. And two movies featured by the Graveyard Shift of the… Continue Reading →

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