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The Last Airbender Film Retrospective

On July 1, 2010, The Last Airbender burst into theaters. Over the years, I have brought up the film in conversation, and people’s eyes roll in either anger, sadness, disdain, disgust, evil … Continue reading The Last Airbender Film Retrospective

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Shawn Levy: A Captivating Creative

If the filmmaker bug was an energy drink or the energizer bunny, Shawn Levy, at a young age, was miraculously bitten by it and drank it all the way to … Continue reading Shawn Levy: A Captivating Creative

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The Polar Express- A Timeless Classic

Chris Van Allsburg is a literary genius. If I were to give a TED talk explaining who this author is, I might be successful in convincing the masses of this … Continue reading The Polar Express- A Timeless Classic

Buddy stands in front of a shop sign in the film Elf.

ELF Film Review- A Marvelous and Magical Christmas Tale

I believe I discovered this film when it was playing on television. I was blown away by Will Ferrell’s charm and the amount of Christmas cheer the film had to … Continue reading ELF Film Review- A Marvelous and Magical Christmas Tale

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Arthur Christmas Film Retrospective- Ancient Christmas Secrets Revealed

As a young child, I was not alone in believing the legend of Santa Claus. He was larger than life and exuded much joy and happiness. However, some of the … Continue reading Arthur Christmas Film Retrospective- Ancient Christmas Secrets Revealed

Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience

Paranormal Activity is unlike anything I have seen. During my first year in college, this film was all the rage. I remember seeing commercials of people reacting to this movie in … Continue reading Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience

Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale

Malcolm in the Middle was one of the many staples of my childhood. Its whimsey and humor brought heart and levity to many households in the early 2000s. I got … Continue reading Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale

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The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box

I became aware of The Mist thanks to actor, musician, and part-time Sith Sam Witwer in 2008, which was a great year for Witwer since he played Davis Bloome, aka Doomsday, in … Continue reading The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box

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Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.

SPOILERS FOR HALLOWEEN KILLS When you get down to it, Michael Myers is a homebody. The same thing tying Jason Voorhees to Camp Crystal Lake and Freddy Krueger to the … Continue reading Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.

The Mummy: A Successful Remake

I always wondered over the years if The Mummy was considered a pure horror film. The 1932 classic starring Boris Karloff was considered horror. Even my local library identifies the 1999 blockbuster … Continue reading The Mummy: A Successful Remake

The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe

I must confess I am late to the James Wan train–at least, in terms of his ties to the horror genre. I admired how he added something so special to … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe

Get Out: As Art Reflects Life

I have to tip my hat to Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), who starred in iconic comedic shows with an explosive fan base. But he has my eternal admiration for … Continue reading Get Out: As Art Reflects Life

Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in Ryan Coogler's 2018 film, Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler- A Cinematic Visionary

One of the prompts asked by the Ladies Night segment of the Collider Movie News on YouTube is one I’m quite fond of: Name someone who is changing the industry … Continue reading Ryan Coogler- A Cinematic Visionary

Jon Favreau–The Architect of Wonder

It is one thing when you have successfully made a living as an actor. But to have the foresight to dip your toe into directing, producing, and writing, there is … Continue reading Jon Favreau–The Architect of Wonder

Captain America: The First Avenger- 10 Years Later

The Assembly is near. By 2011, Marvel had released Iron Man and its sequel, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor, all of which wowed audiences and brought in massive box office returns, thus allowing Marvel to keep … Continue reading Captain America: The First Avenger- 10 Years Later

10 Years Later: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I say this a lot, but it honestly blows my mind that it’s been a decade since Transformers: Dark of the Moon arrived in theaters. When I watched the blockbuster … Continue reading 10 Years Later: Transformers: Dark of the Moon