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The police reality television show COPS was one of the first and longest running reality shows on TV. The show exploited the perils lowest rungs of society for our amusement and I miss it something fierce.

The new-to-US South African show High Alert makes COPS look like a talk show…

They told you not to open the Ark of the Covenant. Image credit: Paramount Pictures

If I’m channel surfing and stumble across a favorite movie, more likely than not, I’ll stick with it until I get to a particular scene. This could be because the bad guys finally get their comeuppance, or the hero escapes, or the girl fakes an incredible orgasm.

Sometimes the special…

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Spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home below

It’s been 4 weeks since I’ve watched Spider-Man: No Way Home, and I still have plenty of Spider-Mania. I constantly have Spider-Man on the brain, and I’m not ashamed to say so. No Way Home was a blockbuster upon blockbusters and did so…

Screencap: Neo stopping bullets in “The Matrix.” Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

Though The Matrix (1999) was released over 20 years ago, relatively little has been said of its revision history, an examination of which can lend considerable insight into the fluid nature of the writing and storytelling processes. In an attempt to fill this gap, my article begins tracing and analyzing…

Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes | Craig Blankenhorn / HBO Max

Unlike a lot of the internet, I’m actually enjoying ‘And Just Like That….’

I’m not mad about the lack of Samantha Jones, the fact that Big died or that they’re fumbling their way through diversity and inclusion. …

Michael Douglass and Sharon Stone star in the iconic erotic thriller ‘Basic Instinct’, TriStar Pictures

Disney’s decision to remove Adrian Lyne’s highly anticipated Deep Water from its 2022 theatrical release calendar got me longing for the days when the erotic thriller was central to cinema culture. Lyne’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, starring former lovers Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, could have revitalized mainstream…

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