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  • robert massimi
    Published 44 minutes ago
    "Paradise Lost"

    "Paradise Lost"

    Robert Massimi.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published about an hour ago
    Movie Review: 'Underwater' is Not the Movie You Think It Is

    Movie Review: 'Underwater' is Not the Movie You Think It Is

    Underwater stars Kristen Stewart as Norah Price, an engineer on an underwater oil rig. Norah is having a rather mundane night off when she exits a locker room to find a leaking roof. A leaking roof on a rig on the bottom of the ocean is a very bad thing and Norah recognizes trouble right away. She begins banging on doors trying to raise the rest of the crew, but she’s too late, explosions are happening and Norah and only one other employee are able to make it to safety.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about an hour ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Films: The Holocaust

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Films: The Holocaust

    I'm sure that many of you can think of many films to do with the historical terror that is the Holocaust. An absolute atrocity of modern historical events, it led to a cultural and legal reform all over the planet and, for the first time in the 20th century, we were all forced to question why nobody saw this earlier. Too many people died, too many people were hurt and so many children were led to their deaths by one madman.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about an hour ago
    A Filmmaker's Review: "Casting Jonbenet" (2017) [Netflix]

    A Filmmaker's Review: "Casting Jonbenet" (2017) [Netflix]

    "Casting Jonbenet" (2017) is one of the more uncomfortable documentaries on Netflix but it reinforces one, key idea that many documentaries on child murders and mainly murders in general do: men are our enemies. They seek to hurt us, kill us, cause brutal harm and should not be trusted in any way, shape or form with children or vulnerable people especially.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about an hour ago
    A Filmmaker's Review: "The Great Hack" (2019) [Netflix]

    A Filmmaker's Review: "The Great Hack" (2019) [Netflix]

    I'm not going to lie but this is one of the better documentaries on social media I've seen, though it isn't perfect. It is enjoyable to watch. When it comes to how revolutionary this documentary really is, I think it doesn't do much good in being 'revolutionary' - choosing mostly to play it safe and speak kindly to the safest people whilst using no real method of force to get the whole story. The one thing I did like however, is that the editing does not cut out these attempts on the people involved, it showcases clearly that the other side has basically refused to co-operate.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Movie Review: 'Dolittle' is Desperately Misguided

    Movie Review: 'Dolittle' is Desperately Misguided

    Dolittle is the single most misguided movie this side of Cats. This Robert Downey Jr vehicle approximates what might have happened if Bialystock and Bloom instead of producing on Broadway, moved to Hollywood to pull off their comical con jobs. Dolittle cost close to $200 million dollars and the final product is one that only a scam artist attempting to make the greatest flop in history would think to release to the public.
Staff Picks
  • Indie Films Dee
    Published 3 days ago
    Sundance 2020 Movies: Dee's 'Ones to Watch'

    Sundance 2020 Movies: Dee's 'Ones to Watch'

    Dinner in America (US Dramatic Competition, January 24)
  • Geri Chan-Blackburn
    Published 11 days ago
    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    January 13th marked the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, with Joker, 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood front-running with the most nominations. Despite yearly protests to diversify the Academy Awards, this year had people calling #OscarsSoWhite yet again, with Cynthia Erivo being the only person of colour nominated in an acting category.
  • Skyler Sneathen
    Published 12 days ago
    Joker - A Victim of The Reagan Revolution

    Joker - A Victim of The Reagan Revolution

    The film opens on October 13 1981, according to the radio. Two months prior to this, President Reagan's budget is passed and signed into law. Later on in the film, the social worker gives Arthur Fleck the bad news...
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 27 days ago
    25 Most Memorable Tragic/Heroic Popculture Sacrifices Of The Last Decade

    25 Most Memorable Tragic/Heroic Popculture Sacrifices Of The Last Decade

    A new decade is almost upon us, and as such, we have come to a time when we all look back at some of our favourite movie and television moments from the past ten years.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about a month ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Greatest Films by David Fincher

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Greatest Films by David Fincher

    David Fincher was born in Denver Colorado in 1957, making him 62 years' old at the time of this article being written. In his career, which began in 1980, he has amassed some great films and filmmaking styles that he is fairly well-known for. For example: he is very well-known for his main characters receiving increasing amounts of pressure throughout the film and become either fixated or obsessive on one idea. Son of a "Life" Magazine writer, David Fincher was no stranger to the world of celebrity obsession and so, I believe he satirically put obsession into his films in order to show us all what exactly it is we're missing.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about a month ago
    Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time!

    Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time!

    My favorite holiday of the year has finally arrived! It is Christmas Day, and I want to wish you, whoever's reading this, a very Merry Christmas, or a Happy Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate, Happy Holidays.
Featured Collections
Celebrities
  • Gabi Z.
    Published 3 days ago
    Remembering Heath Ledger

    Remembering Heath Ledger

    It’s hard to fathom that today marks 12 years since Heath Ledger’s passing. On January 22, 2008, fans across the globe heard the devastating news that Heath Ledger was found unresponsive in his New York City apartment, at the age of just 28. Leaving us a too short, but beautiful and immortal filmography.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 4 days ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Performances: Heath Ledger

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Performances: Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger was one of the most promising actors of the early 21st century with a ton of roles under his belt before his untimely death at the age of 28. Born and raised in Australia, he was working on TV shows there before breaking into his film roles in the late 90s. He worked on films in which he thought he wouldn't be typecast. Fearing the pressures of gaining more experience in different types of roles, Ledger also didn't like the celebrity lifestyle, often citing it as some sort of curse to followed around by the press everywhere he went. This fear was only exemplified with the birth of his daughter in 2005.
  • Morgan MacDonald
    Published 5 days ago
    An Open Letter to Marilyn Monroe

    An Open Letter to Marilyn Monroe

    As a young girl I was always a performer. I was an only child with a huge imagination and I would dress up every night in sparkly costumes and dance on the kitchen counter for my parents during supper. They loved it. I was enrolled in dance classes and performed the star in the school plays. I thrived on stimulating attention and creativity. I didn’t like negativity and I surrounded myself with friends who were like me. I looked up to the Disney stars like Hillary Duff and Miley Cyrus and for awhile they gave me inspiration to live my little rockstar dream. The dream that led to me singing at the annual neighbors culdesac party and play the role of Charlie in Willy Wonka. I was consumed by the spotlight.
Comics
Cosplay
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 7 days ago
    Cosplayer Spotlight: Arkansas Cosplay Community

    Cosplayer Spotlight: Arkansas Cosplay Community

    2019 has been full of great con adventures and moments for me. Now that we’re almost a couple of weeks into the new year, I have some new cosplays I’m excited to debut. In this article, I want to show some love and appreciation to all cosplayers in Arkansas. I believe in giving people credit and props for their cosplays, regardless of the number of followers they have on social media and whether or not they’ve made their costumes or bought them. I’ll be mentioning some cosplayers by name who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in people’s lives. I’m not saying that our cosplay community is better than anyone else’s, but at least we’re passionate about what we love to do.
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published 22 days ago
    The Evolution of Geek: Couples (and More) in Fandom

    The Evolution of Geek: Couples (and More) in Fandom

    1970s-1980s. I used to attend New York “Star Trek” and comic conventions either by myself, or with a friend or relative. I dared not purchase a “Trek” uniform, as I saw how a classmate was mercilessly teased for wearing his to class and I was loathe to share his fate.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published about a month ago
    Best Moments of 2019

    Best Moments of 2019

    Greetings, Vocal readers. The end of 2019 is near and 2020 is right around the corner. Before we say goodbye to 2019, I want to share a couple of moments from this year that really changed my life. I want to let everyone know that if you enjoyed any of my articles, including this one, please feel free to send me a one-off tip, which is located at the end of every article. It'll help me and other Vocal content creators to write better stories. Also, I encourage everyone to join Vocal+, a premium membership for Vocal content creators like me to write better stories, connect with creators, and a lot more. So, be sure to sign up for that membership and support your favorite Vocal content creators. Now let's get this started.
Entertainment
  • robert massimi
    Published 44 minutes ago
    "Paradise Lost"

    "Paradise Lost"

    Robert Massimi.
  • Michele S..
    Published a day ago
    Exclusive: Captain Marvel Sequel Is In Development; Channing Tatum Will Star and Produce a Musical-Comedy; and more

    Exclusive: Captain Marvel Sequel Is In Development; Channing Tatum Will Star and Produce a Musical-Comedy; and more

    A movie database, known as IMDb has just shared news related to entertainment, and here is an exclusive on the latest:
  • Karen Magnan
    Published 2 days ago
    Why the Comedienne Needs to Make Us Laugh Again

    Why the Comedienne Needs to Make Us Laugh Again

    I have Sirius radio in my vehicle. I do enjoy the variety and the lack of commercials. For me, paying to subscribe is worth it to avoid countless advertising that I would not listen to anyway. I would just change the station, just like I do on TV.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published 22 days ago
    If “The Purge” Was Real, Would You Participate?

    If “The Purge” Was Real, Would You Participate?

    In disclosure, I love “The Purge” films. Each and every one. I deviate from the opinions of those who believe they are simply B-movie fodder for the wish-fulfillment set, and hold the opinion that the politics in these films are acutely well-informed and, unfortunately, not all that far from reality … which makes them, and the current USA Network television series spinoff (though I personally far prefer the films), all the more effective.
  • Monique Star
    Published 3 months ago
    Toxic Friendship?

    Toxic Friendship?

    For my eyes and my eyes only,
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 5 months ago
    Was Captain Jack Sparrow a Real Person?

    Was Captain Jack Sparrow a Real Person?

    Captain Jack Sparrow is probably the most famous fictional pirate seen in generations, pushing infamous figures like Captain Blood and Treasure Island's Captain Flint right out of the limelight. While the drunken antics and wild shenanigans of the crazed captain have become iconic to Johnny Depp's portfolio, fans have been asking for years whether a character that creative (and downright strange) could really be spun out of whole cloth.
How To
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 2 months ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to Animals as Psychological Symbol
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 9 months ago
    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel (Pt. 3)

    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel (Pt. 3)

    Welcome back! If you haven’t read the previous section on our focus study of Frankenstein then you probably want to before referring to this particular section. If, however, you feel completely clear about that, then let’s carry on into our focus on three very different adaptations of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We will be looking at: the 2015 film entitled Victor Frankenstein, which pays close attention to some of the events in the book, and uses the same atmosphere. The next film we will look at is the famed Rocky Horror Picture Show, which takes concepts from the book, and changes the ideas surrounding it, including genre and character. The final adaptation we will concentrate on is characteristic adaptation, which we will find in the MCU character of Iron Man as Victor Frankenstein.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 9 months ago
    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel

    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel

    Everyone knows that there have been many, many adaptations of 19th century novels, and everyone knows that there have been countless different methods of adapting them. Whether you go with Boris Karloff starring as Frankenstein in the 1931 classic, or whether you go with Tony Stark creating Ultron, the monster that sabotage’s the second Avengers film in a modern perspective. From Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1920 to The Incredible Hulk, 19th century Novels are some of the most popular novels to adapt either in full, or to adapt characters from.
List
  • Annie Kapur
    Published a day ago
    A Filmmaker's Birthday: My Top Ten Favourite Films of All Time

    A Filmmaker's Birthday: My Top Ten Favourite Films of All Time

    Please join me, all of you, in celebrating my birthday. It's normally a day in the calendar that I absolutely loathe but I have found one good thing to come out of it. It is this: now that I have a platform on which to write many articles about the very thing I earned my MA degree in (Film), I get to share many things with many people who may be looking to go into film and yet, do not know the stupid technical language that comes along with it. I think it should be a subject for everyone, the more people making different films then the better. The thing I found good about my birthday is that I can share with you my favourite films and include you in the celebrations.
  • Suisui Zhou
    Published 3 days ago
    The 10 Best TV Shows in the Past Decade

    The 10 Best TV Shows in the Past Decade

    There are so many good TV Show out there, and today we are using voter data from Metacritic o see which TV shows people believe are the greatest of all time.
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 3 days ago
    2020 Is The Year Of The Superwomen

    2020 Is The Year Of The Superwomen

    2019 was a big year for female heroes. Captain Marvel burst onto the big screen for the first time, Black Widow made a heroic sacrifice, Rey became a Skywalker, and Wanda Maximoff made sure Thanos knew exactly who she was.
Movie
  • Sean Patrick
    Published about an hour ago
    Movie Review: 'Underwater' is Not the Movie You Think It Is

    Movie Review: 'Underwater' is Not the Movie You Think It Is

    Underwater stars Kristen Stewart as Norah Price, an engineer on an underwater oil rig. Norah is having a rather mundane night off when she exits a locker room to find a leaking roof. A leaking roof on a rig on the bottom of the ocean is a very bad thing and Norah recognizes trouble right away. She begins banging on doors trying to raise the rest of the crew, but she’s too late, explosions are happening and Norah and only one other employee are able to make it to safety.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about an hour ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Films: The Holocaust

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Films: The Holocaust

    I'm sure that many of you can think of many films to do with the historical terror that is the Holocaust. An absolute atrocity of modern historical events, it led to a cultural and legal reform all over the planet and, for the first time in the 20th century, we were all forced to question why nobody saw this earlier. Too many people died, too many people were hurt and so many children were led to their deaths by one madman.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published about an hour ago
    A Filmmaker's Review: "Casting Jonbenet" (2017) [Netflix]

    A Filmmaker's Review: "Casting Jonbenet" (2017) [Netflix]

    "Casting Jonbenet" (2017) is one of the more uncomfortable documentaries on Netflix but it reinforces one, key idea that many documentaries on child murders and mainly murders in general do: men are our enemies. They seek to hurt us, kill us, cause brutal harm and should not be trusted in any way, shape or form with children or vulnerable people especially.
Pop Culture
  • Geri Chan-Blackburn
    Published 11 days ago
    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    January 13th marked the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, with Joker, 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood front-running with the most nominations. Despite yearly protests to diversify the Academy Awards, this year had people calling #OscarsSoWhite yet again, with Cynthia Erivo being the only person of colour nominated in an acting category.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 11 days ago
    A Look back at Alec Baldwin’s 2008 Appearance at Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published 18 days ago
    The Artist or the Art?

    The Artist or the Art?

    In 1977, 44-year-old director Roman Polanski was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl. The charges included rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. Polanski pled “not guilty” to all charges, then later accepted a plea deal in exhange for a lesser charge. When he learned he was likely going to be imprisoned and face deportation, he fled to France the following February, where he has been ever since.
Review
  • Kat King
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Engage! “Star Trek: Picard” Has Landed!

    Engage! “Star Trek: Picard” Has Landed!

    It’s going to be alright, everyone.
  • Michael Grube
    Published about 10 hours ago
    The Expanse V3 'Abadonn's Gate' (2013)

    The Expanse V3 'Abadonn's Gate' (2013)

    The conclusion of the events on Ganymede station has left the solar system in a sort of stalemate. Jules-Pierre Mao has been convicted of his attempts to weaponize and unleash the protomolecule, which consequentially allowed for a pseudo-peace to grow between the three major factions: Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Among all of the great things surrounding the human race pulling together, there has been one eerie focus, the ring.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published a day ago
    My Review of "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women"

    My Review of "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women"

    I first heard of the movie Professor Marston & the Wonder Women back in 2017. Back then I thought it was a really peculiar name but the Wonder Woman movie had just come out and it was a big box office hit. I would soon find out that the movie was about the creator of the comic book heroine Wonder Woman. Well duh, why didn't I think of that?
Superheroes
Tv
Vintage
  • Gabi Z.
    Published 3 months ago
    15 90s Shows That Made Waking up Early on Saturdays Worth It

    15 90s Shows That Made Waking up Early on Saturdays Worth It

    If you’re a child of the 90s, such as myself, there’s a lot of little things you probably remember about that decade that brings out all the nostalgic warm and fuzzy feelings.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 3 months ago
    Remembering Blockbuster

    Remembering Blockbuster

    When I think of being a kid back in the late 90s, I think of things like Velcro shoes and matching Reebok tracksuits. But I also think of things like VCR and the beloved Blockbuster Video stores. Yeah, that's right. That really did happen. And what a beautiful time that was. You know, before the whole digital era came marching along and destroyed it all that is. That's sort of when we all became these fat lazy bastards who can't so much as pick up a remote without sighing in disbelief.
  • Hayley Dodwell
    Published 4 months ago
    'Rainbow Brite;' Let's Go to Rainbow Land

    'Rainbow Brite;' Let's Go to Rainbow Land

    As a child, a favourite of mine was the bright and colourful world of Rainbow Brite. A young girl called Wisp is brought to a grey, dull land, with a mission to bring colour to the fictitious world, by locating the Sphere of Light. She befriends a furry Sprite creature called Twink and a horse called Starlite. They come across a baby, who Wisp discovers is the key to her mission. The adventure begins…
Zombies
  • Tabitha Singleton
    Published 4 months ago
    Zombie in Real Life

    Zombie in Real Life

    Introduction:
  • WatchMojo
    Published 12 months ago
    Top 10 Zombie Types in Movies and TV

    Top 10 Zombie Types in Movies and TV

    They’re all different, but one thing’s for sure: you are not safe if these monsters are around. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 zombie types in movies and TV.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 12 months ago
    Top 10 Worst Zombie Movies

    Top 10 Worst Zombie Movies

    They’re supposed to make us afraid, but we’re really scared by how bad they are. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 worst zombie movies.