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Review of Six The Musical
If you’re looking for a different kind of West End experience, I would certainly recommend this one. I’d heard the songs floating around various trends on TikTok, even downloaded one or two due to empowering themes. I had no idea that in fact, they came from an interesting and unusual musical based around the stories of Henry VIII’s infamous 6 wives.
The Trouble with Being a Femme Fatale
“I was tussling with the most dangerous animal in the world – a woman” (Charles Hassell in Detour) I guess I've watched too many 1940s films. I've started thinking in shady black and white and plotting my revenge. There's no colour in my nightmares.
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.
7 Wisdoms Spock Would Share on Living a Fulfilling Life
How to recognize a toxic work culture? How do you know if your workplace has embraced a demeaning and destructive culture?
"Path to the Spider's Nest" by Italo Calvino
As one of the most translated Italian authors of all time at the time of his death, Italo Calvino is probably best known for his writing of the Oulipo Movement being an Italian in a mainly French literary genre.