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Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep: A Book Review "Dig if you will, this picture..." (Prince—"When Doves Cry") A loner with amazing powers but a dark and tragic past finds himself the unlikely mentor and protector of a young girl with powers similar to his own. Now he is in a race against time to fend off an evil organization who wants the girl and others like her for their own nefarious ends.
The Message of 'Pet Semetary'
One of the biggest issues with remaking a film is when the spirit of the original gets lost in the mix. 1989 saw the release of the film adaptation of one of Stephen King's career defining novels, Pet Semetary. The book was one that King, himself, was reluctant to release, but did so to fulfill a contractual obligation. He was reluctant not because he thought it was subpar, but rather because he thought it was too scary. It scared him.
'Griff the Invisible': A Film Review
I want to shed a little light on a rare gem my wife found at the dollar store the other day, and if you’ve not heard of it, don’t worry, because by its very name, it doesn’t get a lot of notice. I am talking about the 2010 film Griff the Invisible.
The Fall of Channel Awesome
Breaking down the Google document which highlighted in detail the issues that producers had with Channel Awesome, it can basically be broken down into two categories. You have the majority of the female producers who experienced some form of discrimination from the management of said company, either through their video contributions being mishandled, or in some cases sexual harassment and apparent attempts to actively demean them on camera for the sake of a production (refer to Lindsey Ellis’ “To Boldly Flee” complaint). The male producers, being category 2, suffered a different form of blatant disrespect; a failure in communication. You can read that here.
Is This the End of Channel Awesome?
This is something that has weighed on me for some time. I’ve been a personal fan of the content creators on the website Channel Awesome for quite some time, but I noticed not too terribly long ago that there seemed to be a mass exodus of personalities from that site. Then came #ChangetheChannel, in which these departing creators used a Google document to air their grievances against Channel Awesome and its managing personnel. You can read that document here.
'Krypton' Episode 3: The Rankless Initiative
Oh wow…we are opening with a “Last time on Krypton…” recap. I hate recaps. I really do. Do we really have such short attention spans that we HAVE to have the major events from the last episode retold to us? Most of what we’re seeing now isn’t even from last episode, it’s from the pilot. They are recapping a recap. And the recap is almost two minutes long. Man if they keep up this ratio by episode ten, it's going to be a quarter of the run time.
Krypton Episode 2: "The House of El" Review
Picking up where we left on in the pilot, Episode 2: "The House of El" sees us back in Val-El’s Fortress of Solitude with Adam Strange trying to convince Seg-El that the fate of the universe rests in his hands because Brainiac is on his way.
Why 'Flashpoint' is Bad for the DCEU
Do you remember all those memes that show two nearly identical characters and say something to the effect of copying someone else's work? Yeah, here's the thing; Flashpoint has already been done. The CW series The Flash had Barry Allen kick off a version of Flashpoint and touched on the little ways that it screwed everything up. However, DC animated has also already done it, lifting straight from the source material, giving us now two perfectly serviceable versions of the story; one with big sweeping arcs and the other with continuity altering details.
Connecting Superman to Scripture
Over the years, the character of Superman has been a variety of things to many people of all walks of life, but when you boil down his character traits and look at what his specific role is, not just in the DC universe, but in general, you see a very familiar pattern.
Why Ben Affleck Is the Best Batman...So Far
Why Ben Affleck’s Batman might be the most important Batman EVER… I fully understand that the title of this piece alone is extremely devisive but hear me out. This is a Batman we have not seen on the big screen until now, and a lot of has to do with the creators giving Batman a universe in which to work. To better put that in perspective, let's first look at the versions of the caped crusader that have graced the theatres.