With all the environmental threats that our earth is facing right now, it is best to equip the present and future generations with awareness and feasible means to ensure the survival of our planet. Teaching our kids about the environment can sometimes be a little tricky. However, catching and engaging their attention with something more appealing to them can make the job a bit easier.
In my opinion, Gremlins was by far one of the greatest films of the 1980s, a decade which gave us a huge batch of classic films. The horror/comedy was released in 1984. Directed by Joe Dante and produced by Steven Spielberg, it also marked the screenwriting debut for Chris Columbus (Home Alone). Writing the screenplay for Gremlins really is the stuff that dreams are made of for Chris Columbus, as really he just wrote it to get noticed in Hollywood! He wrote it as a spec, a writing sample. Luckily for Columbus, it was brought and produced by the best, Steven Spielberg. Spielberg thought the script was one of the most original stories he had heard in years. Really is there a better way to start your screen writing career than that?
If there's one thing that American film fans can't seem to get enough of, it's hackers. They turn up over and over again in Hollywood blockbusters and indie movies of all genres. They're even the titular characters in some pretty well-known mainstream fare.
I took a poll on social media to compile a list of the Top 90s Teen Movies! It wasn’t easy for me or for my readers at StarShine Magazine to make a choice. Let’s face it—the 90s had awesome teen movies! There are way too many to choose from, but here are some of our standouts!
I really like She-Hulk. I think she’s a really fun and unique character. She has way more personality than you would expect from a character originally created to stop the 70s TV show at the time from making a spinoff. I recently started reading and collecting John Byrne's Sensational She-Hulk run, and I really got into it. So, logically, I came up with a pitch for a She-Hulk movie.
2019s The Lion King was highly anticipated for many reasons. It was criticised for all the same reasons. Audiences flocked in droves to see this film, as it brings together two generations to appreciate Disney's achievement.
In a similar vein to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Pain and Glory (2019) is another set of cinematic giants coming together to create a reflective magnum opus. With a swell of critical acclaim, and a "Best Actor" win at Cannes, Pain and Glory has finally arrived on UK screens, and has continued to maintain its high standards. Almodóvar has had a long career filled with widespread acclaim, and an Oscar win for his original screenplay. He has now turned his attention to the twilight years of a once-successful film director, who has become a self-inflicted recluse due to bad physical health and depression. Through a reconnection with an actor from years before, and an introduction to heroin, he begins to reflect on his past as it rears its head into the present.
I don't care what this movie told me. If I ever get a call from my dead uncle Geronimo, my phone is going out the window and I am moving to a different state.
Things have been a bit rocky for retired veteran Ray (Henrik Norlén) and his girlfriend Maddy (Caitlin Wehrle). With Ray's habit for drinking with his old army buddy Phil (Robert Paschall Jr.) keeping him away from home frequently, Maddy feels Ray drifting away from her—and their relationship begins to unravel as a result.
Ellie Davis (Samantha Boscarino) is convinced that her town has a curse. In addition to two tragedies that struck students at her high school, Ellie's life was horrifically rocked when her sister was murdered along with her father by her sister's scorned ex-boyfriend. Three years later, while Ellie and her mother Jane (Tessie Santiago) are still struggling to put their lives back together, Ellie has gone on to become a popular cheerleader and the girlfriend of rising football player Nicholas Ryder (Austin Lyon).
Before I even start this article, I just want to clear this up: I am not a huge fan of this series in general. I think they're B-grade action movies and even though I love hard-R throwback action thrillers, I think this series wastes its potential on stories that are either familiar or forgettable.
I had a startling revelation recently about Harry Potter that completely changed how I view the series. It all happened when I was on vacation and bought Stephen King’s son Joe Hill’s most recent book, The Fireman. It’s been compared to his version of his father’s post-apocalyptic story The Stand. The Fireman is a tale about a world being burned down by a mysterious fungal spore that cause people to spontaneously combust. The main protagonist gets infected shortly after she gets pregnant. Her last dying wish is to somehow give birth to her child while staying alive amidst a world that is quickly burning down. If you have no idea how this relates to Harry Potter, just give it a minute.