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Octavia Spencer

Disney’s Onward Adds Some Magic Back Into the Modern World

Pixar is known for making some of the best digitally animated films of all time. After they were acquired by Disney in 2006, the tradition continued. It is hard to find any movie in their combined collection that could be… Continue Reading →

Dolittle Ushers in the 2020 Family Film Season

In my younger years, the term “family friendly” was something that pretty much told me “this film is going to be boring.” They were things that I only experienced with my mom and dad out on Sunday trips. If I… Continue Reading →

Ma Gets Creepy, But Offers Little Horror

Per Matt Fans of the horror genre have been patient. There have been movies released throughout the year featuring the action, comedy, Gothic, invasion, psychological, science-fiction, slasher and survival subgenres that have boasted a big box office, but during the… Continue Reading →

Diving Into The Shape of Water

What you will think about the new Guillermo del Toro movie will depend on what kind of film you wanted to see. It has been labeled as a fairy tale with whispers that it is somehow tied to the Hellboy series…. Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

Is The Shape of Water a Hellboy Spin-Off?

Is that Abe Sapien from Hellboy? Is this his origin story? These were my first thoughts as I watched the new trailer for The Shape of Water.

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

June 23 marks the birthday of one of pop culture’s most influential artists. Joss Whedon has distinguished himself as a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and pop-culture icon. Born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York City, he… Continue Reading →

Geek Culture and the New Era of Oscars

In less than a week, the 89th Academy Awards will commence. For the everyday moviegoer, the Oscars have commemorated a selection of niche films until recently. Though, often, art-house movies come away with the top awards, relatively popular movies clean… Continue Reading →

Hidden Figures Uncovers NASA’s Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance

Per Matt When it comes to underdog movies, I’m a huge fan. I absolutely love them. There’s something about a group of characters overcoming huge odds and finding success by the film’s conclusion that always interests me. But when you… Continue Reading →

Zootopia Reinterprets the Animal Kingdom

Per Matt When a film features SEVEN writers, three directors and undergoes a major rewrite, its troubled production schedule generally receives a bit of bad publicity. But when the movie in question is an animated Disney release, all possible negatives… Continue Reading →

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