Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 
pleasantville

CANON OF FILM: ‘Pleasantville’

As the nation heads towards another election shortly, the national debate has become strikingly philosophical. Phrases like "Family Values" and "The Role of Government" always come up, never has the divide, in my memory, been s...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 
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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
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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by David Baruffi
 

 
 
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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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‘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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Judgement Day for Team Barry Arrives in ‘The Trial of The Flash’

The best part of this episode is the court hall scene, where Iris tries to reveal Barry's dual identity and was stopped by him.
by Ravi Teja
 

 

 
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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
 

 
 

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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CANON OF FILM: ‘A Christmas Story’

In this edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at Bob Clark‘s holiday classic, ‘A Christmas Story‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’ (1983) ...
by David Baruffi
 

 
 
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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
 

 

 

Top 5 Hits and Duds from CW’s Epic Crossover “CRISIS ON EARTH X”

The CW has made crossovers between its DC based shows has become a regular tradition and this year's epic crossover "Crisis On Earth X" is much larger and more ambitious than any we have seen before.
by Ravi Teja
 

 
 

‘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
 

 

 

Anthony Skordi Talks Star Wars: Battle Front 2

I got a chance to catch up with actor Anthony Skordi and talk to him about his role in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Check out our conversation right here.
by Sean McAloon
 

 

 
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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
 

 
 
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NYCC Offers First Details For the New Stephen King Show ‘Castle Rock’

We had the pleasure of interviewing creates and actors of the new Stephen King series 'Castle Rock', which airs next year on Hulu.
by Peter Towe
 

 
 
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Something’s Missing from the ‘Stranger Things’ Vol. 1 Blu-ray and It’s Not Will

On October 27 we will all get to binge watch Stranger Things season 2 aka Stranger Things Vol. 2 aka the sequel. It has easily become Netflix’s most popular series. So much so that just ten days before the second season i...
by Chris Salce
 

 
 
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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
 

 

 

‘Samurai Jack: The Complete Fifth Season’ DVD Review

Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack may have ended but luckily for fans, they can still relive the series thanks to DVD releases. The boxset of the complete series and the complete fifth season have recently hit retailers. Today I&...
by Chris Salce
 

 
 
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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
 

 
 
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‘Ghosted’ Pilot Review – Has ‘MIB’ Spirit but Needs Something More

Fox's new supernatural comedy, Ghosted, aired its first episode this past weekend and I have some good things and some not so good things to say about it. It definitely had some bright spots but it also seemed like there was so...
by Chris Salce
 

 

 

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
 

 
 
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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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returns For 40th Anniversary ‘Halloween’ Movie. But Can The Series Stay Relevant?

It was strongly hinted on social media that True Lies star, Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as the virginal Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween sequel, scheduled to be released on October 19th,...
by Lee Skavydis
 

 

 

Cast Of AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Talk Exciting New Season, Possible ‘Walking Dead’ Crossover And More!

(AOTN) We have been eager for the second half of season three of AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead” to premiere, especially after getting the chance to check the extended trailer and catch-up with the cast while ou...
by Kristyn Clarke
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

Melissa Joan Hart Talks Her Directorial Debut With Lifetime’s Reimagining Of ‘Watcher In The Woods’

(AOTN) Executive producer and director, Melissa Joan Hart reimagines the ‘80s cult classic, The Watcher in the Woods, starring Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood, the distraught mother whose daughter, Karen...
by Kristyn Clarke
 

 
 
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Director Andy Muschietti And Actor Bill Skarsgard Say Their Version Of ‘IT’ Is ‘Something Completely Different’

(AOTN) We recently had the chance to catch up with director Andy Muschietti and actor Bill Skarsgard during a press conference for the upcoming Warner Bros/New Line Cinema film “IT” which is set to hit theaters on S...
by Kristyn Clarke
 

 
 
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Batman Will Be More Traditional In ‘Justice League’

The overall praise for Affleck's portrayal has been strong, but many have had problems with certain aspects of Batman that were changed for those movies. Luckily, in a recent interview with EW, Affleck confirmed that the char...
by Taylor Salan