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Horror Is Taking Over Again
The movies, television, and social media are all sources of media that have been overtaken by horror lately. With Halloween on the radar, these media outlets have been encouraging fear.Kelsey E. Lange
Neither Shaken Nor Stirred
Ever since 1962, when Dr. No, the first film of the Bond franchise was released, audiences all over the world have had a persevering interest in knowing what our favorite agent will do next. Surely, some of the films have been more successful than others, but the one thing we have to admit is that James Bond is good even when he is bad. The plot can be predictable and we know pretty much exactly what we are going to get, but we pay for our movie ticket, anyway. There’s just something about Bond that is familiar, dangerous and ridiculous, all at the same time.
An Afternoon at Alcon's Cosplay Café
Alcon 2017 was my first Alcon. It wasn't the best convention that I've been to, but I can still say that I enjoyed myself. I heard that a lot of people enjoyed the previous versions of Alcon more. Some have vowed never to return. But I will try my best to avoid discussing the AL drama here for the time being.
Best Netflix Originals for Kids
Netflix has become cable's biggest competitor, and it's a service that no longer relies on companies to produce content they're willing to lend out. Thanks to the new Netflix Originals, there are plenty of shows kids and adults can watch exclusive to the online movie viewing service.Mackenzie Z. Kennedy
When 'Jaws' Meets 'Cast Away'
Ron Howard’s movie In the Heart of the Sea, depicts a chain of catastrophic events from 1820 that inspired the tale of Moby-Dick. Essentially, it is a story about a story, which only makes me wonder: Have Hollywood filmmakers truly exhausted all the great tales, and now have to contend with secondary resources in order to come up with new ideas?
The Day I Discovered I Was a Slytherin
I've been a big fan of the Harry Potter series for as long as I can remember. I have read all the books and seen all the films. I've also read and written Harry Potter fan fiction. But I never really considered what my Hogwarts House would be until this year. Well, I wouldn't have a house, I'm a muggle after all. If I did have to be put in one house, then I would say it would be Hufflepuff as people all consider me to be friendly and loyal. I heard about Pottermore and saw people sharing what houses they were put into. I then decided to sign up to Pottermore and try the test.
Detroit Movie Review
Released: 25 August 2017 (UK) Length: 143 Minutes Certificate: 15 Director: Kathryn Bigelow Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O'Toole, and Anthony MackieRobert Cain
Autobot Megatron: Redefining a Villain
Nostalgia is in. There's no getting around it. Whether it be the bombardment of Hollywood reboots/remakes or the prevalence of cultural references, our modern media culture practically worships the pop culture of old.Emmanuel Martinez
Movie Review: Stephen King's 'IT'
To say that the 2017 take on Stephen King’s Magnum Clown Opus IT is better than the 1990 mini-series is an understatement. The mini-series was a punishing nearly four-hour mix of a pretty good kids’ story and a nearly impossible to watch adult story. Jettisoning the adult story in favor of focusing on the far superior kids’ story from King’s novel, the 2017 IT crafts a tightly wound, creepy horror flick that plays on some serious issues about grief and abuse while delivering the kind of machine tooled jump scares that modern audiences go to the movies for.
H'ween Horrorthon: Poltergeist
Hello and... boo! The latest in my horrorthon is a classic ghost story from the mind and imagination of director Steven Spielberg, but the reigns of the direction were handed to director Tobe Hooper, the man who scared generations of roving hitchhikers and weed-obsessed youths with one man—Leatherface, in his seminal 1974 cheapie-chiller The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.Carlos Gonzalez
Movie Review: 'Rememory'
Rememory wants desperately to be a deep meditation on memory, grief and loss, and a sci-fi mystery. The film achieves some of that goal thanks to the performances from the stellar cast headed by Peter Dinklage and Julia Ormond. That said, the deep meditation part only skims the surface and the sci-fi mystery movie is achieved only through the use of a Deus Xx Machina, a magic memory machine.
10 Asinine Things Folks Say About the Harry Potter Movies
If you haven't read the Harry Potter series, watched the Harry Potter films, or had a conversation that has mentioned Harry Potter, I seriously question whether you're a sentient human being. But, that's just me!Adeline E. Anderson