Resulting Review of 2017’s Most Anticipated Movies

WilsonThis was one of Arclas’ picks which I caught on the Movie Network recently a few weeks ago. Based on a Daniel Clowes graphic novel, author of Ghost World and Art School Confidential a few supporters of his previous adaptations were disappointed the helmer of those Terry Zwigoff wasn’t involved in directing this one, instead leaving it…

The 12 Most Notable Movies Of 2017

Twelve movies that dominated the social conversation throughout 2017. The list also notes the financial impact of these movies, with their budget and worldwide gross. These films shaped the water cooler discussions and reflected the entertainment values of America. Split Budget: $9 Million/ Gross: $278 Million   The Comeback Story: after finding his footing again…

The Shifting Audience of Gamers

Intro: Who “Gamers” are, and who we thought they were has changed. As Will Hume from FilmGamer.com demonstrates via storytelling and analysis, the most recent available data shows how accessible games have become over the years and who they now play to directly and indirectly. From the Gamer culture to the Canadian economy and back…

“Shall we begin?” Game of Thrones (S7.ep1) – Dragonstone Review

Preamble: The biggest television show in the world returns for a truncated penultimate season. Budgeted at around $100 million Director of Photography Robert McLachlan is on record as saying, “[T]hey only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same, so I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one…

HYPE TRAIN: Get ready for ‘WAR for the Planet of the Apes!’

The First Post-Harambe ‘Apes’ film is here to mine your Simian sympathies. Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer Crew: Matt Reeves (Director, Co-Writer) Mark Bomback (Screenwriter) Music by: Michael Giacchino (AGAIN!) Cinematography: Michael Seresin Question: Why do Simians ride horseback when they’d be faster on their own? Plot: Ravaged by the Simian…

Best Scenes: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Fun Fact: This was the last movie I received on DVD before switching to Blu-ray. I have never seen such ingenious use of a reference before or since. In 2011, for some reason I had a hard time finding people to go see Rise of the Planet of the Apes with. People were already starting…

Other Movie Franchises That’d Benefit From R-Ratings

In the wake of the success of Logan opening higher than any other solo Wolverine movie as well as Deadpool, movie studios may have finally learned that restricting a film’s rating to make a good film doesn’t restrict box office receipts. As well, considering the aging population of baby boomers and people who actually buy…

The Black List 2016

A running feature on this site is to always (at least three other times in 4 years) link back to the yearly Black List: a list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Keep in mind these are the best in terms of being most-talked about rather than quality, which is why the fruition of…

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

Uncharted 4 & Overwatch lead nominations w/ 7 & 6 respectively. Titanfall 2 w/ 4 & Quantum Break shutout. It is interesting to note the changes from year to year; as performance categories have smartly melded into one of voice and performance capture gender inclusive category. VR is a new addition and curiously, the best…