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The Lord of the Rings

Jack Ryan Gets a Modern-Day Makeover

The Jack Ryan series on Amazon is a good, modern interpretation of the character from the Tom Clancy books. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. As a fan of the Tom Clancy books and having watched all the Jack… Continue Reading →

Netflix’s Bright Combines Bad Boys and The Lord of the Rings

Bright is a new cop drama film from Netflix. But unlike any of the other cop dramas that saturate the streaming media service, this one brings in the “what if” mentality. What if the world as we know it was… Continue Reading →

After a Summer of World-Class Fandom Conventions in Nashville, Can Wizard Deliver?

It is fair to say these days that Nashville is a city by which many things can be measured. Like the exploding food scene, hospitality industry, real-estate boom, and so much more going on in Music City, the fandom community… Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s Fantasy Western Brought to Life

Stephen King is known as the unrivaled master of horror. Of his fifty-six novels, most fall into this category. Within the first decade of his works, King wrote exclusively in the genres of horror, thriller and science fiction, often combining… Continue Reading →

Chris Hardwick Has Something to Talk About

In between seasons of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, AMC is Talking With Chris Hardwick.

The Power of Music and Movies

For as long as movies have existed, there has been music to accompany it. Only the earliest films ever made didn’t have in-house piano and organ music, before silent pictures moved to sound. The first full-length film to include synchronized… Continue Reading →

Building a Blockbuster, Brick By Brick

Per Matt DC Comics, the home that Batman built, has had a rocky past with its Dark Knight Detective-themed movies that have been adapted throughout the years. While they have been generally successful at the box office, that’s not always… Continue Reading →

The Indie Film Series: (Screenwriting) Save the Cat! Part 1

In the introduction to my indie film article series posted a few weeks ago, I mentioned using the Indie Film Academy podcast as a reference point for my articles. Despite that claim, I am venturing off script to start the… Continue Reading →

The Shannara Chronicles: MTV’s Fantasy Showcase

Last week, The Shannara Chronicles aired on MTV and became the next fantasy adaptation of a book series. The story is set in a realm with familiar tropes. Most familiar are the races that inhabit the Four Lands, in which… Continue Reading →

Catching Cooties: An Infectious Film

Circle, circle, dot, dot, now you’ve got your Cooties shot. That imaginary vaccination won’t prevent a food-borne virus from reaching pandemic levels, turning every third- and fourth-grade student in Ft. Chicken, Illinois into undead terrors, but it’s a catchy little… Continue Reading →

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