Tag wild wild west

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

EPIX Gives Billy the Kid a Sympathetic, Vengeful Backstory

Per Matt The wild, wild West has always fascinated me. I’ve enjoyed all sorts of Western tales throughout the years, with True Grit and 3:10 to Yuma being a couple of favorites (along with their remakes), as well as Eastwood’s… Continue Reading →

The Power of the Dog Attacks Psychological Torture, Trauma

Per Matt Jane Campion’s eighth feature film, The Power of the Dog, takes a bite out of love, grief and jealousy, as the multi-hyphenate filmmaker brings psychological torture to the American wild, wild West in this big-screen adaptation of Thomas… Continue Reading →

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s Best Movie, Yet

Kenneth Branagh is not the biggest name in Hollywood, by far. When I bring up his name, not many of my friends and family have a clue who he is. I have to basically go through his whole resume before… Continue Reading →

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 →

Beyond Oak Island Chases Other Tales of Untold Treasures

If you’re a curser, an Oakie or an acorn, you’re already a fan of The Curse of Oak Island. And if you’re not, you really need to catch up, already (Oak Island‘s Eighth Season Off to a Rocky Start). After eight… Continue Reading →

Robert Englund Explores True Terror

Who knew Freddy Krueger was a decent TV host? Through two episodes of the Travel Channel television series, True Terror, the horror icon known as Robert Englund — the actor who previously portrayed the iconic nightmare warrior — hosts and… Continue Reading →

Have I Got a Story for You? The Amazing Nature of Anthologies.

I love a good short story. Whether it’s a one-off comic, a piece of flash fiction or an episode of an anthology series, I’m a sucker for short form. Growing up, I devoured anthologies — literary and cinematic — because… 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 his film, Seven Samurai, would make a lasting pop-cultural influence… Continue Reading →

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