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Filmmaking that Moves Forwards and Backwards: Tenet Review

In a tumultuous time where visual media has done everything humanly possible–expect for implanting computer chips in consumers’ skulls–to provide itself for in-home viewing, theater chains’ unhurried efforts to return to business in the United States have officially received the first potential money-maker in the form of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Tenet. The science fiction, spy-thriller […]

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The Invisible Man: Traditional paranoia for a modern audience

Every major studio has attempted to form a cinematic universe at one point or another, with most bearing little to no fruit in comparison to profits corporate studio heads expect when following in the footsteps of Disney’s Marvel franchise. Sony Pictures has attempted an Amazing Spider-Man universe, Warner Bros. has attempted a superhero universe following […]

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How Sonic the Hedgehog changed the film industry

Let one think back to early May of 2019, when the internet was ablaze with radical reactions to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer that bordered on mob mentality. While I did and still do not believe the famous, sarcastic character’s design to be all that disturbing (in terms of attempting a realistic tone by […]

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The Oscars Just Don’t Care

Every year, the public receives another round of critically acclaimed films that supposedly deserve the chance to gain even more praise through the Academy Award Ceremony. They have seen all types of films over the decades, from controversial art pieces, to feel-good biopics, to films designed exclusively for entertainment that disregard the snobs creating the […]

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The curse of knowledge

How we outsmart ourselves through a look at films with plot twists. Warning: If you haven’t seen The Sixth Sense or The Usual Suspects, spoilers lie ahead. When we view a film, read a book, or assess a situation, our perception is filtered by a perspective cultivated by a lifetime of experiences which ultimately results […]

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Top Ten Films of 2019: The Good, the Bold, and the Unknown

10.) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino has always been a filmmaker ahead of his time. From Reservoir Dogs, to Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2, and even to The Hateful Eight, each of his films becomes more exponentially experimental in how they establish his love for the art of cinema and 20th […]

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Baby Yoda (how a return to basics sometimes works)

Just two years ago, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released into theaters, and one might have thought the Star Wars franchise would up and die like a snotty child so carried away with their own amusement that they forgot they were poking a live bear known as the cosmically committed Star Wars fanbase. Fires […]

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Streaming services +

This month, both Apple and Disney launched their respective streaming services Apple TV+ and Disney+, hence the title of this article. Disney+ is so popular that the service failed to stream for thousands of viewers on launch day. As cable dies and streaming services rise, we are entering a new phase of entertainment, streaming services […]

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Oscars 2019: Why chaos was the only option

   The road to the 2019 Academy Awards was littered with controversy. Since the initial announcement in August 2018 of the new category “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film” nothing has been on track for the Academy. Many believe their decision to include a popular film category was a way to circumvent awarding nominations to the […]

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Blaster’s Culture Corner

Captain Marvel Following its massive setup in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jude Law, jumps back to the 90s to follow the story of Carol Danvers and her journey as the universe’s most powerful hero fighting to stop a galactic war in its tracks. Between […]