Movies

A Study of the Star Wars Prequels

Christopher Peruzzi
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Prequels Are Fascinating In almost every one, we find the hidden history brings a new light and dimension to old established characters. Writers and actors call this “backstory” when they look at an individual character. They are the story before the story. Most of the time, prequels exist to answer questions. Why did he do that? […]

Monster Trucks

Militant Ginger
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As part of my new year’s resolution not to be a cynical jackass, I took my kids to the new Nickelodeon movie, Monster Trucks, with an open-mind. And I had a much better time as a result. It would be super-easy to be cynical about Monster Trucks, the $125 million blockbuster made by Paramount Pictures […]

Miguel Ferrer: An Appreciation

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As Constantin Stanislavski famously remarked: “There are no small parts, only small actors.” He could have been referring to Miguel Ferrer, one of the finest character actors of his generation. Ferrer died January 19th following a battle with esophageal cancer.   (Left to Right) Miguel Ferrer, Kyle MacLachlan, David Lynch & David Bowie on the set […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Militant Ginger
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Netflix debuted A Series of Unfortunate Events on Friday – and it’s sublime. I’m not much of one for binge-watching, but with the whole family being sick, we all curled up on the couch this weekend and watched the entirety of Netflix’s new original show A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the beloved books […]

Jamie Costa KILLS IT As The Young Han Solo

Militant Ginger
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Back in March, we told you about the upcoming YouTube fan film, staring impressionst Jamie Costa as a young Han Solo. Now it’s live – and worth watching. Disney/Lucasfilm is releasing a spin-off movie about the young Han Solo, due to hit cinemas in May 2018. But I’ve always been more interested in the homemade, crowd-funded […]

Hellbent For Horror: End of the Year Recap

Damien Glonek
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Recently I was invited to be a guest on the Hellbent for Horror End of the Year Edition podcast, where myself and four other colleagues discussed some of the finer and not-so-finer movies that were released in 2016. While you might not be aware of it, according to wikipedia 113 horror movies were released last year. […]