Should ‘Wind River’ Have Received an Oscar Nomination? (Review)

"When I go to Indian reservations in the West, and especially to the Pine Ridge Reservation, I sometimes feel unsure where to put my foot when I open the car door. The very ground is different from where I usually stand. There are fewer curbs, fewer sidewalks, and almost no street signs, mailboxes, or leashed … Continue reading Should ‘Wind River’ Have Received an Oscar Nomination? (Review)

The ABC’s of The Oscars

With all the recent movie news and Oscar nominations coming out, it's difficult to follow everything that happening and who's been nominated. So here's the simple ABC's of the Oscars. Like every good ABC's it's roughly not really in the tone of chart-smashing hit "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" it's the beat for each stanza. //commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twinkle_Twinkle_Little_Star_plain.ogg?embedplayer=yes Got … Continue reading The ABC’s of The Oscars

These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)

It’s that time of year again. The Oscars! The talk around the prestigious March 4 Academy Award show is now in full effect. The nominees have just been released and as always there are a couple of surprises. I’m assuming everyone else is going to cover the snubs and surprises and since I really haven’t … Continue reading These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)

Just Plain Bad. ‘The Open House’ (2018) Movie (if you can Call it That) Review.

I'm at a loss for words. I don't really want to spend much time on this movie which I think is extremely justified because I don't this movie spent much time on this movie. You know how they say like Tommy Wiseau's The Room is the best worst movie ever because it's just so damn … Continue reading Just Plain Bad. ‘The Open House’ (2018) Movie (if you can Call it That) Review.

The True Meaning Behind Netflix Original ‘Before I wake’

Film has this amazing intrinsic quality of capturing the imagination. Unraveling our subconscious, and exploring the beauty of interpretation. No film has reminded me of such quality than the recent Netflix addition in Before I Wake. The movie is wonderful, staring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane as two grieving parents who after the death of … Continue reading The True Meaning Behind Netflix Original ‘Before I wake’

10 Examples of Why The ‘Wish Upon’ Script is an Abomination

Wish Upon (2017) sucks. It's obviously uninspired and brutal to sit through. If you like cheap horror semantics, formula plots/cinematography/editing, and overall blandness then go knock yourself out. Yet, this movie lives in this bizarre world of completely not understanding youth culture... or I think just humans in general. It is one of the most … Continue reading 10 Examples of Why The ‘Wish Upon’ Script is an Abomination

Did You Watch ‘The End of The Fxxxing World’ Yet? Netflix Original Series (review)

"It’s like Moonrise Kingdom… if everyone was bat-sxxt crazy!" – K (2018) Netflix released its new Original Series this January and boy is it something. The 8 Episode, roughly 20 minutes a piece dark comedy love story is an easy watch that’s a lot of fun. You can easily watch them all in one sitting … Continue reading Did You Watch ‘The End of The Fxxxing World’ Yet? Netflix Original Series (review)

Master of None, Bicycle Thieves, and The Blind Man’s Lost Dog

It has become a common theory in the world that through our long history of storytelling that a point is being reached that all the stories have already been told. The thought behind this belief mostly stems from the advancement of media literacy, recognizing skeleton story frames such as the “Hero’s Journey” and other archetypes … Continue reading Master of None, Bicycle Thieves, and The Blind Man’s Lost Dog

Remember The Classics: ‘Anastasia’ and Everything You’ll Ever What to Know About It.

Table of Content Introduction Overview/review Characters Rasputin Music and Musical Why Doesn't Disney Sell Anastasia Merchandise? What Happened to Fox Animation Studios? Animation Is Anastasia Historically Accurate? Conclusion Introduction It’s fair to call Anastasia (Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, 1997) a classic right? It’s well received, sitting at an 86% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 7.1/10 on IMDb. It holds a legacy as an Oscar nominated film and the historical feat of pioneering the “rich” history of the Fox Animation Studio… more on that later. The film has recently just become two decades old, and it hasn’t disappeared from relevancy. On the contrary, it just got adapted into a Broadway musical by the same team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who earned the film its, “Oscar nominations for Best Original Song (“Journey to the Past”) and for Best Music: Original Musical or Comedy Score” – Adam Hetrick Playbill The film even a box-office success, earning a nearly a hundred forty million worldwide on an estimated fifty-million-dollar budget. Still, I just feel that despite the “success” of the film, this film garners the same amount of admiration as Disney’s more lackluster efforts such as Treasure Planet or Atlantis: the Lost Empire. That said why don’t we take a look and see if Anastasia has withstood the test of time.