Laughs, carnage, aliens, clones, and bromances. There is really something for everyone!
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
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
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
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
“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.
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
Breaking the fourth wall is an interesting storytelling technique that first began in theater, and then later made its way to television and film. The term refers to when a character speaks directly to the audience, and are aware of the fictional nature of the medium they are in. It’s somewhat of a rarity in film and television due to the fact it takes the audience out of what they are watching, but occasionally it can been used creatively (and
We survived January! The longest three month period slammed into 31 days (or so my calendar tells me). As reward for us all, let’s dive into a binge of the strange underrated movies that came out over the past couple years. Keep in mind, not all strange is scary and not all scary is strange. Which means, even if you are not a horror fan, there may be something for you on this list of weird entries. The Official Selection