For starters, I am very grateful that this movie was made due to a lot of individuals suffering from various eating disorders who deserve to be represented in the community and cimema as well. This movie could elicit solace in an individual experiencing an eating disorder. The movie represents many eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Lily Collins is truly remarkable as 20-year-old Ellen who is battling a deep case of anorexia. As many people might know, Lily herself suffers from anorexia and I feel that this makes the movie more personal and real in this aspect. To you Lily, thank you for accepting this role and showing your real life bravery on screen for many can be moved and find courage in it. When it comes to Ellen's family of origin, her parents are divorced and father is estranged from the family although his name is mentioned. Both parents have remarried—Dad to a very high strung woman and mom to a woman. Ellen's ride or die nonstop support system is her sister who encourages her throughout the movie and listens to what she has to say, unlike her parents.
Clannad started as a video game and branched out into two seasons and a movie. Each season aired at different times, the first episode of the first season was aired on 2007. The first season is Clannad, the second season is Clannad: After Story and the movie is simply titled Clannad: The Movie. To specify, most people who have seen Clannad are of the eighteen to twenty-five age range as the series was aired in 2007 and the intended audience was teens at the time of its release. Although anime is becoming more and more popular in America, Clannad isn't considered a popular anime because it finished airing around the beginning of the anime boom. I plan to review the anime series as a whole and to answer basic questions that all anime lovers are forced to ask, here is what I know: the animated series comes in both English subtitles and in English dub as well as Japanese. Many fanbases do convert the series over into their own language. It's easy to find on YouTube or many fan-based websites for free. If you'd rather own the series it wouldn't break your bank, a normal DVD set costs around twenty to thirty dollars and is purchasable online or in specific stores. I personally would recommend purchasing the series and watching it at your own pace. Now that that’s out of the way, Clannad left me breathless; I do suggest it go on your list of must-sees. The genre is geared towards the female audience yet is set in the point of view of the male protagonist which is rather effective in its goal to attract the female audience throughout the plot.
So I have completed watching Grimm, an American TV program on Netflix. I had mixed feelings about some of the characters throughout the series, I still have one more to season watch but I have to wait until it comes onto Netflix to get my true feelings on the characters. However, if my feelings about the characters are still the same after that season, then I know my predictions will be the same, and since my predictions were correct last season, then I know I’m right.
After watching Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood, I embarked on a harrowing environmental documentary binge. In a humble attempt to promote these films and spread climate change awareness, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 picks:
Castlevania is an incredible animated show that I never want to see as a live feature. The Netflix-exclusive show based on the video game series is exactly what you need if you like a smart, gory and well-told story. The show takes the legend of Dracula and it gives it a unique angle. This angle shows Vlad Dracula Tepes not as a monster that feeds on the living. Instead, the audience can see Dracula as a husband whose world is shattered after the church burns his wife at the stake.
So, I recently watched Shimmer Lake, a Netflix original drama/comedy. When the trailers for the film came out earlier this summer I was immediately intrigued. The film featured a cast of typically comedic actors such as Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally, Ron Livingston and John Mitchell Higgins. I was pretty sure that the film would be more "Fargo" - like, a dark comedy with a quirky bunch of characters. This is not necessarily the end result of Shimmer Lake.
As the landscape of pop culture consumption continues to evolve, Netflix is fighting to stay on the front lines of the battle for eyeballs. While theater owners push back against the encroachment of online streaming outlets looking to run first-run features, Netflix is going the way of HBO, developing original content with big stars. With that in mind, here are 10 major stars making the move to Netflix in 2017.
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.
With the success of true crime podcasts like Serial and Reddit forums dedicated to arm-chair detectives who discuss unsolved cases, people's fascination with crime and mystery seems to be at an all-time high. In response to this and the success of their 2015 original docu-series Making a Murderer, Netflix has been continuously adding awesome true crime content to their stream over the past year. Here are a few of my personal favourites that I just can't get enough of.