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Was Looney Tunes ever Looney Toons?
Tunes or Toons-that is the question Did you ever write Looney Toons instead of Looney Tunes or see the name spelled both ways? I know I have and at times I still find myself spelling it T-O-O-N-S. If you were thinking like me we were in error because the name has always been Looney T-U-N-E-S. Perhaps we all got confused because of the word cartoons not being cartunes. The reason the name for the beloved animated shorts is spelled this way is so that it was similar to other cartoons of the era and it was all about music, harmonies, and melodies.
Embracing the Future of Film Criticism
The day I tell a young person that their opinion doesn't matter and that they are an influencer and not a critic, is the day I need to get out of the business of film criticism. Recently, there has been a rising tide of discourse in critical circles where old guard critics complain about the young whippersnappers on Instagram and TikTok who are usurping the traditional space of entertainment journalists and professional film critics. The gripes have some validity in the idea that some who have cultivated a following on social media use that influence to peddle movies while not revealing that their influence peddling is based on the price of being given access to celebrities and the clout that comes with attending junkets and premieres.
Celebrating Five Years As A Creator for Vocal
Back in 2018, I was going through some difficult times: homelessness, joblessness, and severe bouts of depression. I was in the process of slowly trying to get my life back in order. One day, I went to my local library and was browsing the internet. Suddenly, I ran into a site called Vocal. It's where you can get paid for writing stories and if your stories are interesting enough, they might get featured and might be rewarded one-off tips. So I looked into it and thought this was something I wanted to do: becoming a creator for Vocal. At that moment, writing became my own version of therapy. It was a lot better than attending an actual therapy session. Since then, some of my stories on Vocal have been featured several times and given one-off tips. Fast forward to today, I'm still writing stories. I write about everything from cosplay to the issues that's going on right now. However, in this story, I'll be featuring my five favorite interviews I've written over the years.
It Happened One Night (1934)
I can hardly call myself a connoisseur of Classic Hollywood and the romantic comedy if I haven’t got an opinion on It Happened One Night (1934). The film is often considered the blue print for the romcom genre with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable setting the tone for the push and pull of the attraction across social divides for filmic eternity.
Classic Movie Review: 'The French Connection'
The French Connection (1971) Directed by William Friedkin Written by Ernest Tidyman Starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco
The Sound of Freedom and the Maligning of Truth
So much stink has surrounded this film that I went to see it to see if any of the media criticism leveled at it had any merit. Is it a conspiracy laden melodrama exploiting child trafficking for a buck? Is it a call to awareness about this dark hidden world that we all know exists but don’t hear about much? Is it good? Is it bad? So many questions... So let’s pull the trigger on this and get to bottom of it.
The End Of Hollywood's Cookie Cutter Era?
Will 2023 be the death of Hollywood's golden era of cookie-cutter movies? For the billions, and billions, of dollars that moviegoers have spent on Hollywood's cookie-cutter era of films, it could be argued that it's about time things changed. There has been an overwhelming lack of originality, and at times creativity, for far too long. Just look at what's failed this year.
If you think Hollywood needs to sit down & shut up
There’s probably a high likelihood that if you clicked on this you either A) think Hollywood needs to sit down and shut up, and you’re really over hearing about the whole writers and actors strike.
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In the quiet cities of Tokyo, beneath the soft gleam of streetlights, lived a youthful man named Light Yagami. He was a brilliant pupil, his intelligence paralleled only by his ambition. Light's life sounded full on the face, but he harbored a deep- seated exasperation with the world's shafts. He trusted that culprits were escaping the grasp of justice far too frequently. nominally did he see that his life was around to take a tenebrous and crooked turn.
Movie Review: "Vivarium" (2019)
My brother more than often recommends me movies to watch, some of which I have already seen and some of which I have not. Then there are some where I read the marketing piece for the movie, the short synopsis they write to draw you in and then I think 'maybe it's better I try and put this one off for a while...' And I did, for a long while. I got to about a year when my brother texted me the link to watch it. I gave it a few more weeks and then I caved. I watched it. I do not know why I watched it and I thought I would enjoy it a lot more than I did. It felt predictable and the acting was a little bit off from time to time. The concept was very good, I just wish more money was put behind it to find maybe someone better than Imogen Poots to act in the lead role of the film.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Belle finds out about Shawn and Talia and Susan returns to Salem
Spoilers for Days of Our Lives indicate that some exciting episodes are coming up the week of October 2-6. Two specific current storylines will be front and center bringing some revelations and perhaps be headed toward closure.
K-Drama Rabbit Holes
K-pop has become a worldwide success from the likes of Big Bang, 2ne1, Girl's Generation, EXO, Twice, BTS and more. Each amount of K-pop success comes naturally from innate talent, charisma, visuals and more. As K-pop becomes a more booming phenomenon and a heavily consumed entertainment within the fandom culture, people will naturally gravitate to understanding and loving ones culture as well.
The problem with "Purlie Victorious" at The Music Box is two fold. The first problem is that director Kenny Leon has some of the actors at time inaudible; most strikingly so is Kara Young (Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins). While Leon reaches desperately for the laughs, many of the jokes are not heard among the audience and we are constantly playing catch up to try to hear where we are in this farce that at times is slow and flat. The second problem is that the play is confusing. We are never sure if we are in the early 60"s or whether we are at the turn of the 19th century.
Dumb Money - A Movie Review
This news scandal is enormous. Dumb Money is a 2023 film that explores the infamous GameStop scandal. Every day people get rich by turning GameStop into one of the world’s hottest companies. Led by social media enthusiast, Keith Gill, all users become wealthy until Wall Street steps in.
The Creator Movie Review
After stepping away from major franchises, UK director Gareth Edwards has returned to the silver screen with his own science fiction story; on a visual level The Creator plays to his strengths but lacks the finer detail in story and characters.
Book Review: "The Woman Who Lied" by Claire Douglas
There are times in my life when I think about how much paperback thriller literature I read. I come to the conclusion that it is a lot. One of my Amazon recommendations was Claire Douglas' book The Woman Who Lied and I was not all to enthusiastic about it to begin with but when the book started to get going, it got really good. I only found it a shame that there were so many details in the book that made no difference whatsoever to what happened. I understand intricacy and description because those are two things I love, but this kind of description ruins the pace of what could be a very good thriller novel. It took so long to get into the actual story of the situation and what was going on due to the random intricacies here and there that were not brought back later on and therefore, made no real difference to the plot. In scenes where it is vital that the writer builds up pace, the book is often let down by its inability to do so. As for the characters, most of them are unrelatable and terrible people, there is really little redeeming factors for this story. It upsetted me because I was so looking forward to reading it.
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