Tag True Grit

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Hell or High Water

Per Matt Well deserved or not, the heist genre has received a lot of criticism throughout the years (most recently from Rick and Morty). Implementing the double cross can be tricky business, especially when the screenwriter’s attempts at maintaining reality… Continue Reading →

Red Dead Revives Westerns

Land o’ Goshen! It’s a good time to be a fan of the Western. With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR 2) and the upcoming addition of Ashe to Overwatch, gamers can get a good idea of what… Continue Reading →

Bad Times at the El Royale

Four guests arrive at a motel with a unique gimmick. Each guest is not what they seem. There’s a thunderstorm and their cars won’t start. People start dying… If this premise sounds like your brand of thrilling mystery, you might… Continue Reading →

Remaking a Remake with The Magnificent Seven

Per Matt Reimagining classic movies is nothing new in this day and age, but when, exactly, did remakes of remakes actually begin? Surely, back in 1954, Akira Kurosawa had no idea hisĀ film, Seven Samurai, would make a lasting pop-cultural influence… Continue Reading →

Redbox Rental: Ender’s Game

Per Matt If life was a video game, then Ender’s Game is destined to become our future.

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