Does the 1982 Eddie Murphy classic “48 Hrs.” hold up today?

One of the only podcasts I listen to is The Rewatchables. Many film podcasts usually contain hosts with an infuriating lack of film knowledge and haven’t done their research, but each episode of The Rewatchables that I’ve listened to checks its references. In discussing Walter Hill’s 1982-directed, Joel Silver-produced, Eddie Murphy starring debut 48 hrs., host Bill Simmons in…

Name that Actress: Andrea Riseborough

I first noticed her in Oblivion (2013). I didn’t immediately think she was as attractive as Olga Kurylenko (Tom Cruise’s other love interest). Then I saw her make that ridiculous face while pointing in the trailer for The Death of Stalin (2017). After I noticed she was Emma Stone’s hair dresser in Battle of the…

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Sea of Thieves (March 20th) Studio: Rare (Kinect Sports, Rare Replay, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts) A game that just looks like pure fun and a bit less of an Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag simulator than other 2018 title Skull and Bones, Sea of Thieves looks like it might take to Destiny model of…

Last Impressions of Gaming’s Most Anticipated of 2017

For Honor I was ready to leave For Honor on a high note before its release with my wonderful two game comeback that matched developer Ubisoft’s ambitions to make a game that was as fun to watch (if not funner) than it was to play, eSports cometh! However in my last year of university I…

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…

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…

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…