January 2020

Ten Horror Movie Remakes that Failed and the Flaws that caused their downfall

Picture from IMDb Written by: Liam Donnelly If you mention the word ‘Remake’ to a horror fan, more often than not you will view a sudden shudder in them and a scornful look in their eye. The unfortunate truth is that for every horror remake that works, there’s at least three that fail, often times quite spectacularly. For every The Fly, there’s The Fog. It is often times a lot harder to create what can often times be quite a singular experience for filmmaking, trying to remake what is in a lot of cases a very beloved original, especially amongst...
January 2020

Stranger Things (2016-)

Picture from IMDb The emotional tightropes walked by ​Stranger Things Spoilers for all 3 seasons of ​Stranger Things Written by: Sam Gohra Stranger Things​ is a series defined by its ability to build to crescendos of emotion, weaving nostalgia, humour and tragedy deftly together. In order to bounce so regularly from devastation to elation, showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer draw from a potent bag of tricks - and do so time and time again, risking but avoiding hazardous storytelling pitfalls. In the opening episode of ​Stranger Things​ season 1, a child disappears. The small town of Hawkins ripples with questions...
January 2020

Carnival Row (2019)

Picture from IMDb Written by: Callum Chiplin Amazon Prime’s neo-noir fantasy Carnival Row, created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham sees award winning actors Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne struggling for justice and survival in an alternate Victorian London with an obvious and inequitable societal oppression of any creature that is not human. With the Faerie deemed as “other” and living in close propinquity amongst the ruling humans, regardless of class – The show’s capital city, The Burgue, is fraught with danger and bloody homicide. With an extremely positive reception and with a second series already confirmed in July -...
January 2020

Honey Boy

Picture from IMDb Written by: Katy Arnold Fresh out of rehab, misunderstood child superstar tells his side of the story! On paper, this is a movie I hate. Somehow, though, against all odds, Shia LaBeouf made me fall in love with Honey Boy - a project that started out as a therapy exercise and was then developed (with documentary filmmaker Alma Har’el) into a film based on LaBeouf’s own troubled youth. Performance-wise, Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, and LaBeouf himself are a dream team. Both young actors appear meticulously in sync, delivering performances that provide a fluid continuity from adolescence to...
January 2020

Ford VS. Ferrari (2019)

Picture from IMDb Written by: Vitoria Kriegler The Famous VS. The Winner In the first half of the 1900s in the United States, "Ford" was synonymous with the American car. By the time the 60's arrived, however, that name had started to lose some of its power as newer, more attractive models like Chevrolet and Ferrari gained popularity. Refusing to loose for Ferrari and to accept his offenses about their actual models, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) invests on the idea of Lee Iacocca (John Bernthal) of start to build Racing cars for competitions like The Le Mans’s 24 hours...
January 2020

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Picture from IMDb Written by: Andrew J Parker Is Zombieland 2 the film of 2019? As we enter 2020, I want to reflect on my favorite movie of 2019. Zombieland: Double Tap may not be the most popular choice for best picture in the year that gave us Joker, especially considering it's a sequel that took ten years to get made. But this particular sequel has proved successful in the box office, grossing over $114,000,000 as of the time of writing, bettering that of the original (granted, it was filmed with twice the budget) and is well directed by Ruben...
January 2020

Marriage Story (2019)

Picture from IMDb Written by: Jennifer Onyeiwu Marriage is complicated and divorce even more so. This is clearly depicted in the latest film by writer-director Noah Baumbach entitled Marriage Story. It stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as Charlie and Nicole Barber; a stage director and actress grinding through their messy and uncomfortable bicoastal divorce and custody battle. Marriage Story is a film about a family unraveling into a quiet vortex of dysfunction. It shows not only the disintegration of a marriage but also the evolution of a relationship. Throughout the 136 minute running time we get to see the...
January 2020

Return back to the Industry

Photos from www.pexels.com Written by: Lady Aiyanna I was nervous and quite restless doing a desk job and decided it would be a good idea to take a break from work and explore the possibilities of the creative industry. I had previously made a featured appearance in a popular Universal-led production shot in New Zealand  back then and left to go back to the UK to join the modelling world for a bit and get featured on brochures and fliers of a then-British Number 1 pageant. I returned to New Zealand and my agency alerted me via text that they...
January 2020

Let’s get something straight, I am not an actor, but I play one in real life.

Photos from www.pexels.com Written by: Sebastian Anderson So what does that make me? Nothing. I’m not famous. I’m not influential. So why the am I writing an opinion article? Well, I do have one thing going for me; I have an unusually low tolerance for bullsh*t. The question: How can I live as a struggling actor and still meet the commitments of a healthy family life? Here is the secret. This is the big one that you've been scouring the internet for: Get old. Do all the family stuff as early as you can. If you want kids, have them...
January 2020

Paradigm Shift

Picture from IMDb Times have changed. So has Television. Get on the bandwagon. Written by Parichehr Esmaeilpour We all want characters we can relate to, that’s why the idea of the empty shell is so pervasive in entertainment. This term refers to a main character who is a blank canvas of personality, with no traits being too strong to distinguish them too much from any given viewer so the audience can attribute their own traits to the character and enjoy the relatability. This is why franchises like Harry Potter work so well. Harry's two best friends, Ron and Hermione, are endlessly interesting,...