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Why CBS All Access Is Stupid!

I Wish I had something cleverer to say here, but yeah, this is just stupid what they're doing with CBS All-Access...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 
jumanji

Why Was ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ So Successful?

 Sure enough, these are just the statistics and hate it or love it, the new 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' movie turned out to be a huge success. Let’s see who is responsible for it and understand more about the flick its...
by Asen Stoyanchev
 

 
 

How the ‘Dark Knight’ Helped Me Rise

It’s February 4, 2012. I just had a major back surgery at the young age of 25. It was an L4 L5 fusion which would attempt to fix a herniated disk that had also leaked out into my right leg. The doctor would attempt this...
by Chris Salce
 

 

 
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A Look Back At ‘Gremlins’ From Childhood To Adulthood

Recently over Christmas break my girlfriend and I watched Gremlins. The movie came out way back in 1984. We both haven’t seen the movie since we were kids. So, we thought it would be a good idea to check it out and watch it, ...
by Stephen Nepa
 

 
 
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ And How to be a Better Fan in 2018

Have I ever told someone they were dumb for not liking these things? Sure, but never in a serious “you have no taste” kind of way. But, that seems to be the way that a lot of fandoms went in this last year, but never was th...
by S Christian Roe
 

 
 
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2018 Oscar Nominations Analysis

Alright, Serkis and Haddish stumbled through this well enough, let's get to the big stories. Stars(*) represent went I got a prediction correct, and you can see my Oscar predictions for this year after the jump!
by David Baruffi
 

 

 
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‘Dundee’ Teaser Trailer is Unexpected, But is it Even Real?

The supposed sequel, which stars Danny McBride and Paul Hogan, follows McBride's Brian Dundee as he goes to search for his father, who has been missing for some time. It seems oddly strange to me that 'Dundee' would fly under t...
by Taylor Salan
 

 
 
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CANON OF FILM: ‘Almost Famous’

I remember saying of 'Almost Famous,' a few years ago that Cameron Crowe, who based the film on his own experience as a Rolling Stone journalist touring with bands like 'Led Zeppelin', and 'The Allman Brothers Band', that he wa...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 
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‘Halloween: H20’, 20 Years On – A Retrospective

Original movie slasher, Michael Myers will be looking to stalk babysitter Laurie Strode once more this year when the latest movie in the Halloween franchise hits theaters on October 19th. It will be celebrating the 40th anniver...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Pete’s 2017 Media Diary

Here's a media diary from a guy you probably don't know. Enjoy!
by Peter Towe
 

 
 

Wasted Characters of the Star Wars Films

Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in cinema history. Not only because of its unique story but also because of its unique characters. The characters of Star Wars are some of the most recognizable characters in t...
by Chris Salce
 

 
 
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5 Great Film Endings In Cinema History

In my last editorial I discussed some of cinema's best movie introductions, stating the importance of why a movie should rope you in and keep you firmly fixed in your seat. But endings are equally important!
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Too Many TV Reboots/Remakes/Re-Vamp’s/Sequel Series Revivals/Prequel Series

Why "if you watched it years ago, you'll watch it now, right? RRRR-IGHT?" Will not work!
by David Baruffi
 

 
 

‘I, Tonya’ and the Postmodern Protagonist

Right off the bat: this is not a review of the film, but if I had to keep it short I would have to give I, Tonya a solid 5/5. Go see it, but if you want to understand why you should see it, read this. “They want someone to lo...
by S Christian Roe
 

 
 
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5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

There can be little doubt that the opening sequence is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feat...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

If I Was a Zombie, Would I be Eligible for Social Security?

Some post-halloween thoughts on the zombie films and fandom.
by David Baruffi
 

 
 
Murder On the Orient Express

CANON OF FILM: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (1974)

This is one of the few endings to these things that’s still exciting to watch on multiple viewings and if I tell you why, I’d be giving something away, so just trust me on this, and, and I'm positive that when Kenneth Brana...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 
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CANON OF FILM: ‘The Night of the Hunter’

Although he acted in over 50 films during his illustrious acting career, Charles Laughton only got to direct one film in his lifetime, but he made it count, and it stands as strange unique essential film that’s part 'Hucklebe...
by David Baruffi
 

 

 

Not So Fantastic Four: Adapting Marvel’s First Family

Most, if not all, adaptations of the Fantastic Four have been flops, but why exactly is that? We took a deeper look at Marvel's first family.
by Sean Aitchison
 

 
 

Is Pennywise Haunting My Video of Bill Skarsgård?

My footage of Bill Skarsgård has been taken over by the spirit of Pennywise.... I think.
by Peter Towe
 

 
 
Theater

5 Best And Worst Theatre Experiences!

If you usually visit the theatre it is almost a sure bet that you have had both a positive and negative experience. Personally, I don't understand why anybody would pay for a cinema ticket only to talk all their way through a f...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Comic Books Actually Exist! And Other Things I’ve Found Out

I'm guessing that's what you're wondering why I am pointing out something so obvious. Well, here's the thing that's really gonna be hard to believe, but it's completely, 100% true. Until about ten years ago -- no,not even -- n...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 

What Does ScreenX Have to Offer?

Unfamiliar with ScreenX? So was I until recently. To sum it up quickly ScreenX essentially is a “270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theater setting”. This new premium format is being brought to us by the ...
by Sean McAloon
 

 
 

CANON OF FILM: ‘Broadcast News’

In this edition of CANON OF FILM, we will be taking a look at James L. Brooks‘ ‘Broadcast News‘. For the story behind the genesis of the series, you can click here. BROADCAST NEWS (1987) Director/Screenplay: ...
by David Baruffi
 

 

 

Was ‘The Gifted’ SDCC Marketing a Bit Too Much?

What soured me on 'The Gifted' was the distasteful marketing presented at San Diego Comic Con. Simply put, Fox created a marketing campaign mimicking propaganda and potentially taking things a bit to far.
by Sean Aitchison
 

 
 

An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Regardless of whether it’s seen in IMAX or viewed in standard DCP, if one considers themselves a Blade Runner aficionado or simply excited to see what Mr. Villeneuve does to expand the Blade Runner mythology, they must make t...
by William Coffey
 

 
 

Adapt or Die, Hollywood!

Moneyball’s Billy Beane said it best when it came to surviving in a hard industry. “Adapt or die.” Powerful words and while Hollywood is not baseball, they’ve got more in common than most would think about. You see, bot...
by S Christian Roe
 

 

 

What’s Up in ‘Gotham’?: A Look at Season 4

Fox’s Gotham has hit their fourth season and is looking like what could be the most talked about season yet. And this could be for a number of reasons both good and bad. From the marketing to the story arc, there is alrea...
by Chris Salce
 

 
 

Sequelitis!: The Necessary Disease Ravaging Hollywood

I’m gonna level with you here, folks. I used to be one of you. In fact, one year I refused to go see a certain sequel just because it was a sequel. How dare the industry I love not foster original ideas and just keep grabbing...
by S Christian Roe
 

 
 

A Look at ‘AHS: Cult’ and What We Know So Far

If you haven't been watching this season of 'AHS:Cult' because of the political aspect than I think your making a grave mistake. Yes politics play into the season, but that is just one element mainly used to set the stage for t...
by Sean McAloon
 

 

 

Why Do People Hate Award Shows?

No, seriously, why? What's there to hate?
by David Baruffi
 

 
 

Age of ‘mother!’ during the ‘Age of Ultron’: Auteur vs Tentpole

Full disclosure, I will not spoil 'mother!' I think it’s incredibly vital to the film and the filmmakers that most of the film stay under wraps. For better or worse, I went into the film as blind as I could and left…blind ...
by S Christian Roe
 

 
 

Can We Stop with the Damn ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ Outrage?!

The real reason for the rise of 'Rotten Tomatoes', so nobody else will write their own damn article on it!
by David Baruffi
 

 

 
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CANON OF FILM: ‘Playtime’

In the second edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look a Jacques Tati‘s ‘Playtime’. For the genesis of CANON OF FILM, you can click here. “PLAYTIME” (1967) Director: Jacques Tati Screenplay: Jacque...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 

Top 5 Football Films

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I ...
by Chris Salce
 

 
 

What Happened? A Look At Several High Profile Films That Were Never Made!

(AOTN) Ever wonder what happened to several high profile projects that various well-known directors were said to be helming, but somehow have never seen the light of day? Many of these films were either “pet projects̶...
by Kristyn Clarke
 

 

 

The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

Much like the 3-D craze around the same time, 70mm “blow-up” prints became something of a “go-to” in the 1970s until the mid-1990s for major blockbusters and any number of prestigious event films that remain popular tod...
by William Coffey
 

 
 

Was ‘Wonder Woman’ Just What The DC Universe Needed? We Think So And Here’s Why!

(AOTN) It seems that lately all we hear about is the laundry list of reasons why the films in the DC Universe do not seem to hold a candle to the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the first four films that they have re...
by Kristyn Clarke
 

 
 

5 Common Movie Clichés

Part of the attraction to movies, especially ones that are on the lower end of the promotional scale, is taking delight in affectionately absorbing their cliche moments. Ones in which have become so commonplace that we often no...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

5 Movie Villains You Agreed With

Many motion pictures contain the theme of the battle between darkness and light. That darkness can come in many different forms depending on the narrative. But the most common shape is in the embodiment of the villain. The bad ...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween.’ A 10 Year Retrospective

The Halloween movie series had arrived at a difficult place back in 2002 when Dimension released Halloween: Resurrection, starring rapper Busta Rhymes and incorporating the then new Big Brother style concept into it's narrative...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer #2 Breakdown

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ love child Spider-Man: Homecoming has had its second trailer released and it’s time for a trailer breakdown! Watch the official second trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, below. &nb...
by Chris Salce
 

 

 
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‘Legion’ is Hypnotically Intense

“Legion” is not afraid to spread its wings narratively and challenge its audience to unfold the wrinkles of their own brains along the way. It has quickly became one of my staple shows and here's why.
by Joseph Belgrade
 

 
 

‘Bates Motel’: The Final Season So Far

Psycho and Bates Motel have finally collided in what is the final season of A&E's Bates Motel, starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as the mentally troubled young motel manager whose evil alter ego could endanger everybod...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

5 Vs Movies That Should Happen

Kong: Skull Island has recently made over $61,000,000 at the box office, signalling that audiences have not got tired of the largest cinematic ape. The film has garnered mixed opinions but plans for a King Kong v Godzilla movie...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Summer Movies 2017: Encountering Aliens Both Friendly and Hostile

It’s ultimately hard to believe the summer and its movie season are already approaching, but the season is quickly making its way here and, if the new trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy and Alien: Covenant are any indicator...
by William Coffey
 

 
 

5 Times When The Academy Awards Faced The Unexpected!

This year's Oscar ceremony is almost upon when it takes place this coming Sunday on February 26th. It may be fair to say that the nominees, especially for categories such as Best Picture, are hardly appetizing but it will be in...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Closing the IMDb Boards: A Needed Wake-Up Call for the Internet

That’s right. Coming this President’s Day to a monitor near you, all of IMDb’s message boards are being permanently deactivated,joining the ranks of numerous social media sites that once bustled with traffic and life and ...
by William Coffey
 

 

 

Filming Of ‘The Predator’ Will Commence Probably Next Week!

It has been revealed that cameras will start rolling to film The Predator some time in the next seven days. Shane Black, who has penned the screenplay for the upcoming film, plans to make the next installment in the franchise...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 
Secret Empire

Can “Secret Empire” Lead to Marvel’s “Rebirth?”

Can a Hydra-loving Captain America bring an era of good feeling (and good sales) back to the Marvel Universe?
by Jason Stewart