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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
 

 

 

Why It Is Time For Stunt Crew To Get Recognition By The Oscars!

Movie stunts are, you could say, some of the most jaw dropping highlights of many different kinds of movies, whether they are globally established or relatively unknown with smaller budgets developed by a group of passionate fo...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Titanic 20 Years On: A Look At It’s Legacy

It is hard to believe that twenty years have nearly gone by since the release of James Cameron's Titanic. The director already became famous by directing established low and high budget action films such as The Terminator and T...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

5 Hilarious And Revealing Movie Mistakes

Movie mistakes. Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Commando, The Godfather...they all have them. Motion pictures are developed by many of the best in the business, but that does not prevent a goof or two from getting through on camera...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

A Look At 5 Underrated Sequels

Most people know that sequels are commonly the death of what starts as a good movie concept. The film making industry's main focus is to make as much money as possible, but while the money rolls in quality ideas often get harde...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

The Best And Worst Shark Movies To Have Hit Theaters

The long awaited prehistoric shark movie, Meg will be hitting theaters on 2nd March in 2018. Action star Jason Statham is heading a cast of relatively unknown actors, leading to the belief that perhaps this film will be more ac...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Revisiting Batman & Robin: Is it Still THAT Bad?

1997 may be memorable for the release of director James Cameron's masterful epic movie, Titanic but it is also relatively easy to recall that Batman franchise killer Batman & Robin was unleashed upon the viewing public, facing ...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Pete’s 2016 Media Diary

Another year in the books without a single book read. I did watch a number of movies and television shows, here's my full 2016 media diary.
by Peter Towe
 

 
 

Terrible Scenes That Ruined 5 Movies

No feature is perfect, even if millions of dollars have been poured into it's creation process. Some have come quite close, although most would agree that even the most classical movie has it's flaws. But every so often, a pict...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Ranking The Spider-Man Movies From Worst To Best

A teaser for the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming trailer has been released hinting at an upgrade for our web slinging hero. Spiderman: Homecoming will be the sixth Spiderman film to be released since Sam Raimi's original release...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

8 Hollywood Couples Who Hit It Off On Set

Star Wars star, Carrie Fisher has admitted that she once had a fling with Harrison Ford when the two worked together on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The affair ended shortly after filming had completed, althou...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

10 Most Shocking And Sad Movie Deaths

Hollywood is known for it's happy endings. In fact, it has become a little too predictable, one would say. It is a refreshing experience when filmmakers attempt to take a turn away from the usual route during the course of a mo...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Why The Darkness of Henry Cavill’s Superman Is Befitting

Superman has been putting in a fair number of appearances in the past few years all beginning with the release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and it's critically panned follow up, Batman vs Superman. In the past couple of weeks,...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Knight Rider Gets The Reboot Treatment Again: What They Need To Get Right!

It was announced earlier today that the classic 1982 television show, Knight Rider is getting the reboot treatment once again. Production details are sketchy at the moment but Justin Lin, producer of Fast&Furious will be taking...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 
 

Rating The Halloween Movies From Worst To Best

Halloween is just ten days away now here in 2016. Soon it will be time to get the candy ready for the little ones who will come knocking adorned in scary outfits while an endless supply of horror movies will be plastered all ov...
by Lee Skavydis