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TV & Film Surf Report: (Don’t) Be Scared – Horror Is Now Trending On All Screens Which Is Great News For Killer Clowns, Swamp Things, And Creepy Dolls

Santa Monica, CA — With the recent success at the box office of the innovative trifecta of movies A Quiet Place, Get Out, and Stephen King’s It, the Horror genre is on quite a roll. So much so, I have … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Super Heroes, Are We Done Yet? (Answer: No, So Stop Asking!)

Santa Monica, CA — Are we there, yet? Are we done with the Super Hero shows? No? Well, I have a suggestion and a few thoughts, and maybe, a List. Meanwhile, I just can’t keep up anymore. There are so … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Universal’s Dark Universe Should Look to John Logan’s Penny Dreadful for Resurrection & Inspiration

Santa Monica, CA — When last we saw Tom Cruise’s character (whose name I can barely recall as it was so bland….wait a minute, he was called Nick Something) in The Mummy, he and his resurrected buddy were riding off into … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Ye, God(s) — Religion & Faith are Trending and Make For Topical, Compelling & Entertaining Storytelling

Santa Monica, CA — Anyone else notice that God is trending in TV right now? If you like a little Irreverence with your Reverence, then dear Reader, you are in Luck as series dealing with Religion, Faith, Mythology, and Historical Fiction … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Praise Be! Hollywood Continues to Adapt Books, Graphic Novels and Podcasts

Santa Monica, CA — Oh, we never take the book, a high-profile literary agent told me recently in a meeting about shopping best-selling books and their prospective TV adaptations. This year, Hulu hit a creative home run (and marketing tool for … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Pilot Season – The Good. The Bad. The You Know What.

Santa Monica, CA — Seems the networks and streaming services are not quite done with Super Heroes, are sticking with struggling new series longer, and are ordering more and more pilots with some sort of built-in marketability (i.e., re-makes or spin-offs). FX … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: In Praise of Outlander, Men In Kilts, Cable Television, and Adaptations

Santa Monica, CA — Recently, I binge-watched the first two seasons of Starz Channel’s compelling historical fantasy drama Outlander. I realize I am kinda late to this Praise Party, but Tha sin sgoinneil sgeulachdan! which of course, is Gaelic for That is pure … Continue reading

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