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Classic Movie Review: 'Sideways'
Sideways (2004) Directed by Alexander Payne Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Starring Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church, Sandra Oh
We are a month into the writers strike and Hollywood is starting to feel its effects. However executives seem like they are digging in their heels but the WGA is not giving up. And quite frankly the longer it goes on the longer it hurts the studios wallets. Here are a few updates and ways you can support writers as they continue to fight for the future of Hollywood and its creatives.
Coming to Terms With Succession's Explosive Finale
Succession has a knack for last-minute betrayals and earth-shattering finales. I expected no less going into the last night's episode - the final send-off for HBO's hit comedy-drama.
Disney Live-Action Remakes
I'll say this for Disney Live-Action Remakes: They're good on taking on feedback about what their target audiences liked and didn't like about the originals.
How Roleplaying Improved My Writing
Let me clear this up right now: I’m not talking about Dungeons & Dragons or cosplay. I mean, I’m sure that there are ways in which those kinds of roleplay can help with your writing, but since I’ve never participated in either—I know, bad geek, bad geek—then I wouldn’t know from personal experience. What I am talking about is online text-based roleplaying games, specifically ones played through internet forums.
The Ghosts of Dorothy Dandridge
“If it is possible for a human being to be a haunted house, may be that would be me.” Dorothy Dandridge opens her biography.
Movie Review: 'Fast X'
Fast X (2023) Directed by Louis Letterier Written by Dan Mazeau, Justin Lin Starring Vin Diesel, Jason Mamoa, Tyrese, Charlize Theron, Paget Brewster, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren
Monopoly on the Couch
Does anyone still play board games? I have to wonder about this after many returns home over many years and noting the number of movies watched, drinks imbibed, sporting events ingested (I will not say “enjoyed”) and debates over politics and culture shouted across living rooms and kitchen tables. In my family, playing board games was very much a part of the deal. My mother taught me how important it was to play a game like Scrabble because of its use as a tool to learn how to spell and discover new words (and also a means to destroy an opponent’s sense of self-worth when they challenged your words and you sent them running to a dictionary to confirm a small victory). I played Scrabble on almost every trip to aunts, uncles and other relatives, along with endless sessions of Sorry!, dominoes, various card games, and the most challenging one for me: Monopoly.
Vocal + Assist 2023
Hi my name is Rick Henry Christopher. I'm a novice writer and a youtube talk show host. I created Vocal + Assist on March 8, 2022, to help me cope with the grief I was experiencing at the time.
Movie Review: 'Beau is Afraid' is My Favorite Movie of 2023
Beau is Afraid (2023) Directed by Ari Aster Written by Ari Aster Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Parker Posey, Amy Ryan, Patti Lupone
Harry Potter: HBO Rendition
It's been recently announced that a new Harry Potter TV series is in the works, and I'm curious about the reactions from its fandom. These book series and movie adaptations were a huge part of my childhood. I still remember going to the theater with my mom and sisters the day the first movie came out. We had a blast watching it, but I recall even as a child feeling disappointed that the movie didn't cover enough of the book. Which brings me to the question: what should we be expecting this time?
The Future of Film Remakes: What It Means for the Industry
In recent years, Hollywood has seen a significant rise in the number of film remakes, reboots, and adaptations. While some have been successful, others have been met with criticism and backlash. In this post, we will explore the future of film remakes and what they mean for the industry.