The Cloverfield Paradox: It Sucks

Background The Cloverfield Paradox is the third installment of a franchise that barely deserves any recognition. The Cloverfield franchise is rather a trilogy of marketing campaigns. The first being this mysterious found footage trailer that garnered a lot of speculation that heightened the films popularity. Then you have a marketing campaign in 10 Cloverfield Lane... Continue Reading →

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Is Horror Dead? – Part 4 (Slender Man)

So, for the past couple of years there has been some real abysmal horror movies, most recognizably The Bye-Bye Man, that are pretty much a Slender Man movie, but didn’t have the shame or self-loathing to actually call it that. Out of every studio, of course Sony Pictures would be the one to put slim... Continue Reading →

Is Horror Dead? – Part 3 (Unsane)

When I first posed the question, I never meant for it to be rhetorical. While the current state of the genre is dreary, I’m not really here to answer that question for you, instead I’d rather lay out what’s coming out and give some thoughtful input to allow you to determine where you see the... 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.

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