Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, born in LA moved to New York, will never regret it.
Best Military Comedies of All Time
Military life is something that you have to see in order to fully understand, and in many cases, people assume it's all drama and tears. Anyone who's dealt with the military can tell you that most of the time, this is true—but not always.
Best Pet Charities in New York City
New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world - as long as you're not one of the many animals who live in the mean city streets. Sadly, there's a bit of a stray epidemic going on in New York City, and many pet charities in town aren't actually doing much to solve the problems animals face.
Should Netflix Go Apocalyptic with a New Zombie Show?
From Mary Shelley’s famous 1818 novel Frankenstein to the 2013 film World War Z, zombies have been a huge part of our culture ever since the term was first believed to have become part of the English language about 200 years ago. Thought to originate from West African culture, the undead have come to be popularised over the years in films like George A. Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead when they became the flesh-eating thing of nightmares.
Weirdest Funko Characters
Dolls became action figures when boys started buying them in the 1970s. My first doll was a Six Million Dollar man aka The Bionic Man played by Lee Majors in the iconic TV series. But there was still a dividing line between boys and girls when it came to dolls/action figures. Funko Pop changed all that. It has reshaped the action figure industry and immortalized many an iconic pop culture character. And they have created a few really weird "dolls" along the way.
Best Old School Anime
If you’ve been watching both old school anime and recent anime series, you know that a lot has changed in the medium. Compared to the series of the late 20th century, it cannot be denied that the animation quality has improved overall. Kyoto Animation and Shaft became widely popular for their distinct and stylish adaptations of manga and light novels such as Haruhi Suzumiya, Hibike! Euphonium, and the Monogatari Series. It’s definitely difficult to see a series like Ghost in the Shell today, so it’s worth celebrating the best old school anime that have actually stood the test of time.
Who Were the Real Gangs of New York?
"Ever since I was a child growing up in Lower Manhattan, I was drawn to the stories of old New York. Each day, as I explored the neighborhood streets, I slowly uncovered clues to an extraordinary but relatively unknown period in the City's and our country's history. The early 1860s seemed to overflow with unbelievable stories of the working classes, of the waves of immigrants of all nationalities who crowded the streets and alleyways; stories of the corrupt politicians; and of the legends of the underworld who fought to control it all. Over the years, these stories stayed with me and I dreamt about bringing them to the screen. They were the stories of the testing of America and what the young country stood for. They were the stories of our roots.”
Best Halloween Movies on Netflix
Holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company. Halloween is a holiday filled with traditions. One of those traditions is watching Halloween movies. There are several good and terrifying options to watch during the Halloween season, or any time of the year if you are looking for a good scare. Netflix has a slew of movie options, but that can sometimes make it hard to narrow down what is worth watching. What are the best Halloween movies on Netflix?
Original Special Effects Man Sass Bedig
Sass Bedig (1913-2000), among countless other professional distinctions, is the man who made the blood flow in most of the gory Sam Peckinpah 1970s tough guy movies. When Sam was ready to let it gush, the original special effects man, Sass Bedig, was called in.
Foreign Film History
It's getting harder and harder these days to remember that once upon a time there was such a thing as honest-to-goodness foreign films. Back before Black American Express cards and Amazon Prime, before a flight to Europe was less than six hours and when England was still a long boat ride away, there was a sense of illicit adventure in going to those out-of-the-way theaters that specialized in showing films made abroad. The unfamiliar backgrounds and the struggle with the subtitles were all part of the feeling that you were peeking through a keyhole into another world.