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Here’s Hoping – HBO’s New Take On WESTWORLD Looks, for Lack of a Better Word, Great…

Who doesn’t like thinking and talking about sentience? Don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical flourish that I’ve just deployed and, now, we are all where we’re supposed to be. On the same page. Now we’re all considering what it means

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STRANGER THINGS, Season 1 Review – A Remix, Borderline Remake, of Everything You’ve Ever Loved…

The term “Amblin-esque” is something we hear a lot of nowadays. Back in the day, Amblin Entertainment was the purveyor of all things awesome for both kids and adults. A slew of high-quality genre movies came out under its’ banner.

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PREACHER, Season 1 Review – My Prayers Left Unanswered, Yet Still I Pray…

Well, here we are. After years and years of false starts and various creative entities trying to get a version of this story on the screen, big or small. The show was finally brought to life by an unlikely duo,

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Game of Thrones, Season Six – May All of Your Fan Theories Come True…

The show was never about closing loops, it was about tying knots for other characters to pick at.

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 1 Review – Sometimes Dead is Better…

The series doesn’t have a very deep or complex lore about it. In fact, I’d say that it doesn’t really have a lore to it at all. It’s pretty much a “what you see is what you get” type of situation, and that’s because that’s the way it was intended to be. It’s not a hard horror series, it’s more of a light romp, especially once they got to Army of Darkness. So they have to expand and build upon something that didn’t exist before. The challenge isn’t just a new adventure for Ash and company, but creating context for the things that already existed just fine with out it. The danger is making things convoluted and alienating fans that really love the simple fun that the film series provided. There was a lot going against this series on just a level of basic narrative functionality.

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To Anime, or Not To Anime? That is the Arbitrary Question.

I’ve always been really picky when comes to anime. There’s so many things about it, broadly, that I dislike. They’re often filled with crude fan service, bad jokes and an overwhelming amount of “cutesy” humor that has always put me off, and sometimes even made me feel a little icky, if you know what I’m saying. Listen, social mores are different in Japan, which is completely fine, but I just can’t get into pantie jokes concerning 12 year old kids. Call me old fashioned, I guess.

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Justice, Empathy, the Media, and MAKING A MURDERER…

I’m kind of a sucker for this kind of stuff. I grew up on a healthy dose of Unsolved Mysteries and American Justice, so if you’re coming from that kind of a space, I think you’ll really enjoy this series. It’s a fascinating peek behind the curtain of our justice system and, oddly enough, it’s an exercise in empathy and perspective that I didn’t see coming.

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