Tag vigilante justice

Michael Myers Returns (Finally!) and Halloween Kills

Per Matt The brutal rivalry/competition between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is endless. Good vs. evil duking it out during a creepy holiday felt like great storytelling more than 40 years ago, so what’s an apex predator to do for… Continue Reading →

Joaquin Phoenix is My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt I’ll happily admit I’m a fan of Joaquin Phoenix. I won’t deny it. While the actor can choose some wacky roles and at times seems to be really “out there,” I never seem to shy away, regardless of… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: From Dusk Till Dawn 3

Per Matt Vampire Westerns don’t often get highlighted in My Guilty Pleasure, so I guess it’s about time I finally added this subgenre to my column. Hello, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter!

My Guilty Pleasure: Jigsaw

Per Matt The game is afoot in the most recent entry of the resurrected Saw franchise. Jigsaw details a murder mystery drenched in torture porn, sprinkled atop with some vigilante justice… and surprise, surprise, the Big Bad still lives and… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series that people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who… Continue Reading →

Who Watches The Watchmen? No One After Seeing Amazon’s The Boys!

Alan Moore’s epic comic book series, Watchmen, painted a very dark look at the lives of superheroes. Up until then, people didn’t put much thought into the “behind the mask” world that superheroes lived. We didn’t think anything but “superhero… Continue Reading →

How Do You Wrap Up a Never-Ending Zombie Story?

Much like a surprise attack by a mega herd of walkers, Robert Kirkman has surprised an entire industry, as well as legions of The Walking Dead fans with a major plot twist: After years of bragging about how he deliberately… Continue Reading →

A Split Decision On Glass, as Unbreakable Remains the Strongest Pane

M. Night Shyamalan has finally pieced together the shards of his 19-year trilogy. The reviews are mixed, and this one is no exception. Glass is a decent film, but doesn’t seem like a concluding flick in a series. It feels… Continue Reading →

Purging a TV Series Out of a Film Franchise

As a film franchise broken down into two-hour increments, The Purge seems to fit nicely into a tight narrative. But as a “10 episode television event,” the storyline gets stretched to its limits, even if there are more than a few… Continue Reading →

Season 2 of Luke Cage is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There’s a lot about Season 2 of Luke Cage that’s good. All the returning actors play their characters well. Visually, the show looks good. You’ll hear some great music and performances, just like last season. Most importantly, there’s a great… Continue Reading →

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