90s Fashion Would Make Harry Potter So Much Better
Back in January, the internet was abuzz with rumors about a Harry Potter TV series that was allegedly supposed to be released on HBO Max. As a potterhead myself, I couldn't contain my excitement and started imagining how much more accurate a TV series could be than the movies. But it also got me thinking how much more accurate the books could have been.
3 Lessons Learned from Writing Fanfiction for Over 20 Years
April 30th marks the tenth anniversary of when I completed the fanfic Sailor Helga. I’ve written fanfiction for twenty years, and have gained a lot of experience from the practice. Here are some of the most valuable lessons I can impart on newbies who wish to embark on writing fanfiction:
Meet the Harry Potter Super Fan Who Converted a Bedroom into an Incredible Tiny Hogwarts
As the world around Harry Potter continues to boast new collectables to hoard and themed trinkets to holster, fans of the franchise are setting up shop and establishing some truly magnificent spaces to represent their allegiance to Hogwarts and its wondrous wizarding world.
Best Picture Winner 'The Artist' 10 Years Later
In the 10 years since the release of The Artist and it's eventual Best Picture win at the Academy Awards in 2012, the film's lasting legacy is that a lot of people really liked the dog in the movie. Beyond that, it’s the hatred many hold for this admittedly lovely movie because it should not have won Best Picture. Now, most people likely could not name one of the several nominated movies that lost out and were more deserving than The Artist but I am not here to call anyone out or say that anyone is wrong for thinking The Artist as less than Best Picture caliber.
Sorting "The Voice" Coaches/Judges Into Hogwarts Houses
2021 is a big year for The Voice as it celebrates its twentieth season on TV and its tenth year in existence. Since its inception in 2011, it has brought many memorable moments to households all across the U.S. As a singing competition show, it's always fun to watch the performances and hear the contestants' stories and maybe even play along by building our own virtual teams using the Voice app. But the thing that has made the show last as long as it has, isn't just the amazing new talents that are discovered, but also the banter and friendly competition between the celebrity coaches. And this season, the commentary and arguments from the judges' panel have been even more entertaining than usual.
Book Review: "The Zhivago Affair" by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
“The roof over the whole of Russia has been torn off.” The quotation at the beginning of chapter one, just after a powerful prologue, is something of pure beauty as it puts the reader within the time from of Boris Pasternak as a young man growing up in the midst of the Russian Revolution. The writer of great books would go on to bear witness to some of the most challenging times in Russian History including the regimes of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. This book covers his persecution at the hands of the Soviets due to the book that most consider to be the most dangerous book ever written in 20th century Russia - “Dr. Zhivago”.
Oscars 2021: Best Picture Nominees Ranked!
This Sunday, April 25, the Academy Awards will be playing on ABC. This year, they will be honoring the best movies from 2020 and the first two months of 2021.
The Legacy of 'Bridesmaids' 10 Years Later
It’s hard to believe but Bridesmaids arrived in theaters a decade ago. Released on April 28th, 2011, the raunchy, female-centric comedy was an immediate phenomenon. The film shot Kristen Wiig to immediate stardom and turned director Paul Feig into an A-list, in-demand, talent behind the camera. 10 years later, Bridesmaids remains a cultural touchstone. Kristen Wiig is now starring in blockbuster comic book movies, Wonder Woman 1984, and co-star Melissa McCarthy has become one of the biggest stars in the world.
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How To Create A DCP
Every filmmakers has a passion to see a film on a big screen, but in order to get that film on that big screen, a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) will need to be made. This is a package that makes a film play perfectly on a cinema projector, for some festivals, they will accept a MP4 or Mov file but as you grow and target bigger festivals a DCP is no longer an option, it’s a requirement.
Kevin Fisher returns to ‘The Young and the Restless’
A recent spoiler for THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has fans wondering if it is a fact or a misprint. Celeb Dirty Laundry recently reporterd that Kevin Fisher will return next week to Genoa City after a long absence but they listed Greg Vaughan instead of Greg Rikaart as the actor portraying the character. No other spoiler or news outlet has mentioned Kevin’s return or a change in the actor who portrays the character. Greg Rikaart is a fan favorite and if he were being replaced it would be big news and reported by multiple sources. Rikaart was all over the Internet when he was fired a few years back from Y&R after 14 years on the show.
Why Chloe Zhao Won't Reveal Her Fanfiction Pen Name to You
Chloe Zhao writes fanfiction. The Academy Award-winning director of Best Picture Nomadland and director of upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals admitted in an interview that she once penned fanfiction.
Villainess Review: Janice Roseland (Memories of a Murder)
This weekend, Lifetime gave us Memories of a Murder (originally titled, Souvenirs), which centered on a young woman named Gail, who was running a murder memorabilia shop. The shop served as a target of ridicule and vandalism from a group of teens led by Tori Kelly, and it was after eggs were thrown that Gail was visited by Janice Roseland, a detective who spoke to Gail about the vandalism and her shop. The film's progression sees Gail on the receiving end of calls from a mysterious killer, who had been taunting Gail and ordering her to sell some of the items from the shop. The caller also claimed that Gail's father was a killer himself, and that he created both of them.
Shadecraft #2 Image Comics 2021 Written by Joe Henderson Illustrated by Lee Garbett Coloured by Antonio Fabela Lettered by Simon Bowland
Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther, King T'Challa of Wakanda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, may be the hardest of losses to the Marvel Universe as well as to fans of the movies. There's no question that Black Panther broke records. There's no question that Black Panther was a legacy-defining hit that won't soon if ever, be forgotten. It was no surprise that Marvel put the plans for Black Panther 2 on hold after the shocking death of its' lead actor, Chadwick Boseman. Now that it's in development again, we are just now starting to learn details of the anxiously awaited Black Panther 2.
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives is about three servicemen returning home after World War II, and their struggles to reintegrate into civilian life.
Lifetime Review: 'Just What the Doctor Ordered'
The last time we saw Dr. Albert Beck (Eric Roberts), it seemed like his days on the run were over. Institutionalized after his latest crime spree and sentenced to electro-shock therapy, things appeared pretty bleak for the lovelorn doctor. But in the midst of a fire at the mental hospital, Albert was able to escape and take refuge inside an abandoned house. Too bad for Albert that his hiding place is also the new home of Maggie Newell (Carrie Schroeder) and her 18-year-old daughter Alex (Grace Patterson). But before Albert can make his escape, his lustful eyes are locked on Alex and a new obsession is born.
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