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IN DEFENSE OF FILMATION’S GHOSTBUSTERS…
“Who are YOU going to call when there’s something strange in YOUR neighborhood?” …We’re thinking of two separate organizations.
Ten Western films everyone should see
Some people love all things Western. Any time any Western movie or classic Western TV show comes on, they'll watch it, whether it's "The Lone Ranger," "Gunsmoke," or "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly." Other people want noithing to do with them, thinking they're all the same - singing cowboys, or cowboys fighting Native Americans, or guys in white hats fighting guys with black hats over a blonde woman in petticoats. But that's not true. Here are 10 Westerns everyone should see, some that are like no others.
The All Valley Karate Championship 1984: A Cinematic Classic
The year is 1984. Daniel LaRusso unknowingly stands on the precipice of glory. Weeks of training have culminated in this, the All Valley Karate Tournament, where Daniel hopes to stand up to his tormentors, make proud his mentor and claim a semblance of esteem in the process.
I know, I know... I like Harry Potter too. Lord of the rings is epic. I mean, I even have a soft spot for Valerian and the city of a thousand planets, John Carter... even Alice in Wonderland if you feel like getting a little old school.
Ah, the memories of syndicated action animation! Cool heroes and evil villains! The good guys always winning (Though, every so often, involving cliff-hanging story arcs to see victory)!
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Review
Big Finish Productions' range of Sherlock Holmes plays started out as a mix of adaptations of plays featuring the detective, new material and original Conan Doyle stories. Over time, this approach changed, with the range committing to new, original-to-audio stories (mostly written by Jonathan Barnes). However, one of the most notable adaptations Big Finish worked on before this change was "The Hound of the Baskervilles". The most famous story to feature the great detective, "Hound of the Baskervilles" has gone on to have a huge legacy behind it, including a large number of high-profile film and TV adaptations all across the globe. With this version, however, Big Finish have taken a 'back-to-basics' approach, returning to the source material and sticking to it rigidly. As such, this is one of the purest versions of the story out there, and, dare I say it, one of the best.
Forgotten Films of the Eighties
FORGOTTEN FILMS of the Eighties Surf Nazis Must Die! I am going to tell you a little about this 1987 film, who created it and some of the people that appeared in it. Afterwhich I will give you my rating of this "Forgotten Film of the Eighties"
Ex Machina and Appropriating Shakespeare
The contemporary world has inadvertently collected political, religious, and social suggestions from William Shakespeare. Due to being regarded as one of the greatest dramatists who ever lived, coupled with effusive adoration for authoring myriads of socially relevant plays, William Shakespeare’s work has become stripped, reformed, and relentlessly but discreetly gyred into other mediums by many artists. According to the treatise on Shakespeare’s appropriated work, Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation edited by Alexa Huang and Elizabeth Rivlin, William Shakespeare should not be subjected to victimization by the seemingly unethical appropriations, rather the work provides agency and ethical context to another society, allowing the appropriators to bear the fruit of Shakespeare’s labor.
Birth of the Summer Blockbuster
Since the birth of the movies as an American pastime, Hollywood had always enjoyed a spike in summer business. The studio game plan was to release a variety of films to satisfy their vast and growing audience.
The Soviets Had a Sense of Humor Too
Making my Russian professor laugh is not easy, which means making jokes in class is a gamble. Russians are notoriously serious, especially Russians who grew up in the Soviet Union. Last week, we were discussing illness, the vocabulary used to communicate with doctors, and how to describe symptoms. When it came time to play the doctor and pretend to ask the imaginary patient questions, I asked, “У вас завещание?” (Do you have a will?) It was a dumb joke, but I’ve never heard her laugh harder.
Am I who I am today because of Lego?
Christmas morning, 1977. I race out to the living room to see what Santa has brought me, because without a doubt as four-year-old boy I had been exceptionally well behaved. There was a stocking full of sweets that I was forbidden from devouring before breakfast, and then my parents pointed out a few well wrapped parcels.
The Most Powerful Find Is That Of Knowledge
Shopping. What I find so inimitably fascinating about shopping is how you don’t always leave a shop with what you intended to go in for. What are treasures to one can be obsolete objects to another, but whether you come out with your intended buy or an unexpected profit it’s just another reminder of how this world is wildly full of surprises.