“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…

Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt raises BIGGER QUESTIONS!

In what is untangling as a darkly yet perfectly tinged cursed web of Fincher-esque conspiracy: The perceived Cradle Robber of Life, or Something Like It is seeking custody for all 6 children with visitation rights for the Perpetually young Vampire/ true to life form of Benjamin Button– Bradley vs. Pittsburgh. It will likely either devolve…

Hollywood Misuse of Trailer Card Captions

There is a small unaddressed issue in movie trailers for as many as they have. Many use the Title Card captions incorrectly, failing to capitalize or use name recognition. Often trailer editors use the same film as a marker of success too often thinking they can fool the audience with the same film every time…

Suicide Squad Divide: Critics v. Fans

Contains mild spoilers for Suicide Squad. Not enough to convince you to not see the film. Your most loyal friends are the ones that stick with you through thick and thin. I admire those who defend Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice because Zack Snyder is a unique visual stylist who at least tried, though…