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Lightning Strikes Twice for Taika in Thor: Love and Thunder

Per Matt Originally dark and dreary, the Thor franchise was not exactly well received in Marvel’s Phase One by critics and fans alike (although I’m probably one of the few who didn’t mind the plot devices). When Taika Waititi was… Continue Reading →

The Jurassic Franchise Finds a Way With Dominion

Per Matt Life may have found a way to survive Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, but the world’s fascination with dinosaurs living among humans in a new millennium will surely fascinate millions more as the end of the franchise’s second trilogy… Continue Reading →

Nat Geo’s First Week of SharkFest Has Bigger Fish to Fry

Per Matt July means different things to different people. There’s Independence Day, naturally. Living in the South, a lot of hot days with high humidity are expected. It’s also my birthday month (My sister was also born on my fourth… Continue Reading →

Loki is the Buddy Cop Show You Never Knew You Needed

Disney has been on a roll during the pandemic with their new television shows based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since making epic, high-budget films was not something Hollywood could do much of during 2020, these shows help keep the… Continue Reading →

WandaVision Is Here, But How Does It Fit Into the MCU?

On January 15th, 2021, Disney+ released the next installment of the official Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the television series WandaVision. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WandaVision actually kicks off Phase 4. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany return to their… Continue Reading →

Primal’s Visual Storytelling Racks Up Three Emmy Awards

Dialogue is overrated, right? When it comes to some filmmakers, they can’t have enough witty conversations, despite the depictions of their paper-thin characters. But when it comes to Genndy Tartakovsky’s skills, he can craft more emotion with practically no dialogue,… Continue Reading →

Jackie Daytona, Great Guests Propel Shadows to the 2020 Emmys

Per Matt Recognition is something everybody covets, whether it’s from our peers or our employers. We all want to be told that we’re doing a good job and that others have noticed. This may be more true for those in… Continue Reading →

Hell Fest: Stunting the Antagonist

Per Matt The strong-but-silent type can describe a variety of characters, most notably the hero of many stories. But what happens when your antagonist is silent but deadly? Hell Fest explores the horror trope of having a bad guy who… Continue Reading →

Taika Takes a Turn Visiting the Star Wars Universe

Per Matt Now, more than ever, it has come to my attention that this is truly Taika Waititi’s world and we’re just living in it. How else would you explain his meteoric rise in Hollywood, without making any true enemies?

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 →

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