Surviving a Cruel Summer: 4 movies about vacations gone wrong

Your perfect summer getaway can sometimes turn into a disastrous vacation experience, and no genre is able to show you this more than horror. In real life, maybe your Airbnb doesn’t look the way you expected or it rains every day ruining your chances of a perfect tan, but in a horror movie, the dangers can involve an unknown creature or stalking killer leaving you fighting for your life. Sunny days and those hot summer nights can quickly turn treacherous

A Short Summer list of Satanic Stunners

Horror is often rich with its connection to the unholy monsters and demonic evils, and dedicated fans know all the ins and outs when their heroes end up battling hellacious entities. To shock audiences with anything involving demons (or even Satan himself) is rarely done within the modern era, so the twisting of common tropes by daring filmmakers has to lead to adventurous explorations into darker lore. Annually, horror fans are usually handed a stand out possession film that follows

Charlize Theron: The Reigning Queen of Action

Multi-faceted actors that seamlessly transition between jaw-dropping action and tear-jerking drama are few and far between. These true talents are generational treasures that often cover every magazine, control whole summers with their blockbusters, and occasionally get notable Academy recognition as well. Among these screen legends of past and present one iconic actor from South Africa currently sits as both a wrecking ball in her action performances, and nearly unparalleled performer in her dramatic roles… Charlize Theron is often referred to

Alternative Superhero Shows returning for Second Seasons

While Marvel and DC have duked it out in theaters over the years for the battle of superhero supremacy, the small screen has had a cult fight between some very different shows based on graphic novels and comics. Modern television is somewhat a DC dominant field, with a number of Greg Berlanti series on the CW and others on Warner Bros’ new streaming service HBO Max; but over the years, some other indie comics have managed to breakthrough with varying

Modern Marvels in Multiple Roles

In the horror and sci-fi genres a great acting performance can really tip the scale of what makes the movie or series stand the test of time. As spoiled audiences, it isn’t enough anymore to just scare us with a terrifying CGI ghost or a knife-wielding killer; and because of this some of Hollywood’s best are now choosing stranger roles in darker cinema. The most talked-about performances, in any genre, are the roles of actors playing more than one character

The Westcoast Strange Canadian Horror Marathon

Canadian filmmakers and actors have a long history of great works in the horror genre, but most people don’t know just how big their contributions are. Legendary Canucks have been behind unforgettable slashers, iconic alien films, and underrated indie gems that some horror fans may not have even heard of. With Canada Day right around the corner, there is no better time to have an epic Canadian movie marathon and celebrate some of the country’s greatest exports. The Canadian Marathon

Creative Comparison: The Purge Franchise & Paw Patrol

With cases across the globe of police brutality being spotlighted, the internet is ablaze with people using fictional characters or stories to justify the #defundthepolice movement. Disclaimer: This is in no way meant to diminish or make light of the movement itself, this comparison is purely about Paw Patrol and The Purge Franchise. As a new parent and also a diehard horror movie fan, two interesting examples of this have frequently been filling my social media newsfeed, which of course

Creative Comparison: Dwayne McDuffie & Donald Glover

Across the globe, the bell for societal change has been rung, and movements for racial equality are being heard in all corners of our everyday life. Predominately, the focus has been towards the changing of how Black Americans are treated by the police and the systematic oppressive system which keeps them crippled, but the fight against injustice is one that is incredibly multilayered. In the film community, creators and studios have stated that they are looking into reflecting a more

Bored of Hollywood remakes? Watch these International Indies instead

“The film industry is out of ideas!” “Ugh, when are they going to stop making the same stories over and over again?!” “ANOTHER remake? Seriously?!” These are often the complaints I see in comment sections of any new movie being churned out by the film industries’ blockbuster conveyer belt. If we’re being honest, they are somewhat warranted issues for the most part when it comes to the movies that are marketed to us in theaters or even Video on Demand.

Vivid Violence in Chaotic Cartoons, from Rick and Morty to Mortal Kombat

Animated movies make up for some of the multi-million dollar blockbusters that rule Hollywood with their bright visuals and “fun for the whole family” appeal. While on the small screen, there is a wide array of animated movies and television shows made for adults that have managed to be superior in comparison to live-action counterparts in the same genre. The world of sci-fi animated features and shows, in particular, is one that has become somewhat of a mixed bag of