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Could Frank Castle and Billy Russo Have Ever Made Up?

While the Netflix Defenders-verse is dead, that doesn’t stop us fans from speculating about things that could have happened within this world. The Punisher season two brought in an amnesiac Billy Russo, who had completely forgotten everything he had did in season one of the show. This included his colluding with Agent Orange and that he had known of the attack on Frank Castle’s family and decided not to forewarn Castle, despite claiming that he was his best friend. Billy Russo was cool, calm, and collected in season one, pretty much the opposite of season two’s version of the character.
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Pumpkinhead: Too Good for a B

Imagine you’re a simple man with simple ways. A widower. You run a shop. You have a dog, and a son you love with all your heart. He’s the only thing that keeps you going, the only thing you have to look forward to waking up. Now imagine coming home to find him dying. As you try to wash away the hurt like so many scrapes in the past but it doesn’t help. He dies in your arms. You know exactly who did this to your boy. So I ask, what would you do? If you’re Ed Harley, you remember
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Art of the Remake

Remakes suck. That is the consensus with most the viewing world. However, there are a few that are forgiven, even praised: David Cronenburg’s ‘The Fly’ starring Jeff Goldblum, Chuck Russell’s ‘The Blob’ starring Shawnee Smith, and the most beloved John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ starring Kurt Russell, and more than likely one or two more of your own personal favorites. But why are these few so good (besides being well written, acted, and directed)? I believe there are certain rules to follow in the event a remake/reboot should happen, and if a movie falls into at least 2 of these, I
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Werewolf: Hulk By Night

“Growin’ up, I remember reading the book Alice in Wonderland. After Alice went down the rabbit hole, a flower talked to her. She was surprised. You don’t need to be a psychiatrist to know if a flower ever spoke to a man, that man would know terror. When the world isn’t the same as our minds believe, then we are in a nightmare. And nothing is worse than a nightmare… except one you can’t wake up from.” -‘Alamo Joe’ Rogan Eric Cord is a college graduate, loves old cars, has a beautiful girlfriend, and a best friend, Teddy, who is
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Man-Thing: More than Man, More than Monster

Ted Sallis was a chemist and biologist working on trying to replicate Captain America’s super-soldier serum. He toiled away in his hidden lab deep in the everglades, his only companion being his beautiful girlfriend, Ellen. After finally breaking the code, and a passionate night of love making, Ted comes face to face with an Advanced Ideas in Mechanics (AIM) hit squad. Seems Ellen was more than a pretty face. Ted burns his notes and sets his lab ablaze, snatching the formula and making his escape in the confusion. He doesn’t get far, however. AIM is hot on his trail; firing
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Halloween 666: Curse of a Franchise

“I’ve wanted to believe it. But I’ve felt Michael’s presence, behind these walls, just like all those years ago. Plotting, staring, Staring. Waiting for some signal. I can’t go through this again, not alone. Please, as my colleague, as my friend. Help me.” -Dr. Sam Loomis Six years Michael has been on the loose, aided by a group with a medical staff. A young woman gives birth to a baby boy, stained with the mark of thorn. A nurse helps her escape with the baby, only to be slaughtered by Myers in pursuit. The woman gets to a phone at
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‘Halloween 5’: WTF Were They Thinking?

“You’ve got to help me, Jamie. You’ve got to help me find him. We both know he’s alive. But you know where he is! Why? Why are you protecting him? What about your stepmother, Jamie? You love her, don’t you? He made you stab her. You can’t hide from him. He’ll always get to you. Jamie, Jamie, you listen. Today in the cemetery somebody dug up a coffin. It was the coffin of a nine-year-old girl. What do you think he is going to do with that? Huh? You’re nine years old, aren’t you, Jamie? Tears won’t get you anywhere.
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