Is Horror Dead? – Part 1 (The 1st Purge)

Chances are if you’ve seen a horror movie recently it was utterly horror-ible. What once was a genre of experimentation and resourcefulness is now an embarrassing label to give lazy and uninspired garbage. Pushing the envelope of crafting grotesque special effects or bizarre unsettling alterations to the film media has swiftly been replaced with obnoxiously... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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.

Some Freaks (2016) Quick Review

Some Freaks is an independent movie on Netflix directed by Ian MacAllister McDonald. This indie darling is the tale of two high school outcasts who find romance; having the time of their lives until they come to encounter that the volatile nature of youth may become an impossible adversity to overbear. I will now demonstrate... Continue Reading →

‘Bedeviled’ The 21st Century Boogieman

“I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach” – Mary Roach Scary as that might be Mary, obviously you forgot about the true terror of life… a smart phone. Smartphones... Continue Reading →

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