Versions of ‘V For Vendetta’

“We’ve swept this place and you got nothing, nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy Karate gimmicks.” – Creedy Originally written for Sean Moreland’s ‘Comic Book Literature’ class at University of Ottawa. The most audacious thing about V for Vendetta (2006) is the comic book it decides to adapt. Capitalizing on the early superhero boom…

TENET should provide Masks as a Cinematic and Social Responsibility

To the Warner Bros. TENET Marketing Department, Christopher Nolan wrote an Op-Ed in March about the social responsibility of supporting local theatres. A cinematic champion, the director received his fair share of criticism trying to promote moviegoing during the pandemic. I think most people detect that this is a director who makes movies and doesn’t…

Fun Cast: 12 Actor Pairings and more Who Could Play in an Uncharted Film

The Uncharted film adaptation’s production schedule has been stalled the last three months just before filming due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. It hasn’t stopped Sony from trying to move ahead with development, moving up the film’s release date to next July after casting Tom Holland as Fortune Hunter Nathan…

Actors With Great Taste in Material: Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss has always had good taste in material. Anyone who participated in Mad Men gets an automatic pass and benefit of the doubt when it comes to material, but Moss followed that landmark television series up with another one by a completely different set of cast & creators on a different network with the…

Birds of Prey is a Success!

An All-female Written & Directed R-Rated Superhero Spin-off was #1 at the Box-Office! What a time to be alive! Production Budget: $82 Million 11-Day Gross: $145 Million+ By all accounts, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a success. Despite some missteps in Warner Bros. marketing campaign, an unexpected mid-week…

Star Trek, Paramount and The Pine-Bluff Variant

When Salary Talks Stall Star Trek, It’s Time for the Enterprise to Look Within and Go Where Kirk Is Gone. Star Trek Box Office: #1 BUDGET $150M, GROSS $257M/ $385M WW, NET <$235M after Publicity & Ads. #2 BUDGET $190M, GROSS $228M/ $467M WW, NET <$277M after P&A. #3 BUDGET $185M, GROSS $158M/ $343M WW, NET <$158M after P&A. Star Trek 4 talks…

Throwback: “How Grand Theft Auto III Put Games on the Media Map”

Originally written for Dr. Hazel Atkins ENG 1100 Class / Dated: Monday, October-01- 12 Released in October of 2001, Video Game “Grand Theft Auto III” by Scottish developer Rockstar North came into worldwide infamy. It was banned and censored in one country, and was the subject of two court cases in another and was the highest selling…

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…

Case 3: Crisis Communication – The Microsoft Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death

Analysis/ Context of Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Problem Affecting Stakeholders Figure 1:Crisis framing applied to the Xbox 360’s life cycle The scope of Microsoft’s Billion-dollar problem: ‘Xbox 360’s Red Ring of death’ coined by the early social media age of the mid 2000’s is difficult to discern, because it is so unique in nature. Its place…