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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 57: Classic Sci-Fi Films that DO and DON’T need sequels

In lieu of Independence Day: Resurgence exploding into theaters next week, I feel it’s time to finally voice some concerns and suggestions regarding the recent trend of making sequels decades after the first installment. We waited what seemed like forever for those Matrix sequels, which were a bust except for that electrifying freeway chase in […]

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OSCARS: How close are we to an animated Best Picture winner?

Like many who grew up during the Disney Renaissance, I have long believed that Animated Films can be just as important as your run of the mill dramas. I also believe that films like “Big Hero 6” or “How to Train Your Dragon” can be more impactful for young filmmakers than “oscar bait.” Animation teaches […]

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Top 10: Best Animated Sequels To Date

The art of the sequel is hard to perfect, as we’ve seen already countless times this summer. The temptation to revisit tried and true characters is sometimes too great and many times studios want to strike while the iron is hot and end up rushing a sequel without a strong story. Only rarely is there […]

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TV: Why I’m not celebrating Superman’s introduction to ‘Supergirl’

Recently, “Supergirl” executives announced that they were looking to cast an actor to fill the iconic Superman shoes and play Clark Kent/Kal-El for the first two episodes next season. This announcement came after the once-CBS series made its new home at its sister network The CW – a more fitting marriage, considering the network’s already […]

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Top 10: Best Memorial Day Movies To Date

Memorial Day is a time for reflection, more so than a time for celebration. Obviously, nowadays it’s a date for barbecues and the beach, but that wasn’t always the case. Going back to the days of the Civil War, Memorial Day was always intended just to pay tribute to United States servicemen and servicewomen who […]

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Top 10: Best Comic Book Movies So Far

Without question, superheroes generally dominate the pages of comic books. That being said, the epic struggles of good versus evil are hardly limited to those who wear capes or masks. In fact, comics can often eschew that sort of storyline entirely, focusing on something decidedly more human. It’s an evolved medium that sometimes isn’t given […]

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 55: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ vs. ‘Batman v Superman’

It’s incredibly easy to use Captain America: Civil War as a gold standard for what Zack Snyder’s universally despised Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice should have aspired to. However, in order to free myself of any bias, it’s essential to scrutinize in equal measure when comparing the two. I actually recommend both superhero blockbusters […]

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Top 10: Video Games That Still Need Movie Adapations

In honor of the recently released Ratchet and Clank film and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed, starring Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, I present to you my list of ten video games/franchises that have yet to be given the full cinematic treatment. Even though history has been unkind to video […]

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Top 10: Best Modern Love Stories Since 2000

Love comes in a great many forms. I’m not breaking any new ground here, but it’s still true. Just like in real life, film has depicted love in just about every permutation. From love at first sight to unrequited love, from platonic love between friends to the love shared between a pet and it’s owner, […]

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 53: Dissecting the ‘Rogue One’ trailer

Disney sure knows how to lift our spirits for the weekend, don’t they? Last Thursday, the studio released a teaser trailer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to rabid fan approval. Theories have abounded in an attempt to connect this spin-off with last December’s The Force Awakens. Are we closer to finding the truth […]