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Jack Ryan Gets a Modern-Day Makeover

The Jack Ryan series on Amazon is a good, modern interpretation of the character from the Tom Clancy books. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. As a fan of the Tom Clancy books and having watched all the Jack… Continue Reading →

Good or Bad? Legion’s Second Season is Both!

What makes a good villain? What happens when the hero turns bad and the villain becomes good? These questions are posed at different times during Season 2 of Legion, but good vs. bad can also describe the show’s second season,… Continue Reading →

Josh Gates Explores Unusual and Legendary Locations

Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction and some of the most exotic destinations around the globe have the most bizarre and unusual backstories that are based upon folklore and urban legends. Josh Gates has chronicled these places, with their history,… Continue Reading →

Truth or Dare is Generic Horror

It’s fairly rare that I give a film one star. Normally, I save such ratings for films that are gimmicky, low-budget indie films. The writing has to be so far off that watching the film is torture. While Truth or… Continue Reading →

The Good Place Keeps Forking With You in Season 2

Season 1 of The Good Place ended with one doozy of twist for Eleanor. It turned out that her experience, along with Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), was a new form of torture, dreamt up… Continue Reading →

A Cure for Wellness is Down With the Sickness

Back in the early to mid ’80s, if you lived in the rural South, you rented your films at the local convenience store. VHS tapes were really expensive back then, so stores would trade out B-titles with each other. My… Continue Reading →

Incorporated: A Futuristic American Dystopia

A-listers and long-time friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have come a long way since Good Will Hunting. Their latest roles have both been part of huge movie franchises. Affleck’s portrayal of Batman was his first take on the bankable… Continue Reading →

Indie Films: A Haven for Horror

The independent horror film genre has had an enthusing history in American cinematic culture. Though only a couple of horror classics have made it into the highest-grossing indie films list, they have consistently cost less to make than low-budget films… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Alternate History: The Man in the High Castle

Per Matt As a fan of alternate-history stories in general and The X-Files in particular, I’ve been eagerly awaiting to watch the new TV series created by Frank Spotnitz, whose past collaborations with Chris Carter have yielded some of my… Continue Reading →

Mad Max: Fury Road

“If you can’t fix what’s broken… you’ll go insane.” That line of dialogue from Mad Max: Fury Road might as well summarize Writer-Director George Miller’s frame of mind. While it’s been 36 years since he originally released Mad Max (and… Continue Reading →

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