'Trainspotting' Movie Review

Robert Cain
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Released: 23rd February 1996 Length: 93 Minutes Certificate: 18 Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewn Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly McDonald Cult films...

History of the Wilhelm Scream

Scott Snowden
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Frequently used in situations where someone falls from a great height or is shot or possibly even blown up, its unique shriek usually reflects the unpleasant death of a sacrificial subordinate in a tense scene, thus serving as stark reminder to both the audience and the protagonists of the seriousness of their situation. The origins of this modern day scream meme are a little hazy, but it’s generally believed to have its beginnings in a movie called Distant Drums, made in 1951. At about the 45 m...

Emotional DC Comics Moments

James Lizowski
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The comic book world is filled with emotional DC Comics moments. While Marvel has had its fair share of stellar scenes, one cannot deny the heaviness of DC Comics at times. After all, the comic book p...

Marvel Comics Romances

Patricia Sarkar
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A lot of couples have come and gone in the Marvel Universe. Some survive the hardships that come with the life of a superhero, but others crumble under the pressure of conflict, and still others die. ...

Excerpt from 'Darkstorm' by Breakout Fantasy Author M. L. Spencer

M.L. Spencer
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When Merris Bryar stumbles across a secret meeting in the forgotten passages beneath Aerysius, she has no idea the harrowing sequence of events her discovery will set into motion. Merris discovers tha...

Best Horror Anime TV Shows

Stephen Hamilton
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While many of us (particularly ladies) are allured by chick flicks where Prince Charming and his “damsel in distress” fall head over heels in love, bravely face the agonizing dilemma of being torn apart, and ultimately rejoice in reunion towards the end of the series, there is a whole group of people who prefer to revel in nauseating blood-bath scenes full of undead zombies, possessed-with-evil deadites, and brimming with darkseekers (a hybrid between a vampire and a zombie). Although these die ...

Totoro: Divine! Divine! Open Up a Path!

Luis Andrade
in Culture

Shortly before my son returned home from his three years work term in Japan, he sent back a few boxes with clothes and books he accumulated over that period. He used Japan’s postal service for that an...

Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Marina Caitlin Watts
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“I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.” — Lem...

Great Movies with Little to No Dialogue

James Lizowski
in Buyer's Guide

We all love a good talky, a film that has a brilliant script full of witty one-liners, illuminating voice-overs, and an iconic “You can’t handle the truth” catchphrase. But that’s not all that cinema ...

More Than Three Reasons 'Three' Was a Let-Down

Gabrielle Faust
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Ted Dekker, the best-selling author of over seventeen novels including The Circle Trilogy, Adam, Blink of an Eye, Skin, Saint, House and Obessed, has been known primarily as a “writer for the movie ge...

Best Animation to Live-Action Films

Stephen Hamilton
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Whether you realized the genre name at the time of viewing or not, it is safe to say that nearly everyone, at some point in their lives, has seen and enjoyed an animation to live-action movie. Whether we see a trailer, see part of or the entirety of a film, or hear about it from a friend, these films somehow find a way to introduce themselves to us on a daily basis. While everyone has their preferences, animation to live-action movies always seem to grow and/or sustain their position in the popu...

The Good and Bad of the First Episode of Riverdale

Jason Schwartz
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Warning: Spoilers for the first episode of Riverdale below This is not the Archie Andrews we grew up with. There's a reason they decided to call the series Riverdale instead of Archie, this is not the...

Reviewing 'Collectibles, Comics, Toys & More' Auction

George Gott
in Buyer's Guide

Geek culture has undergone quite the renaissance in the past decade. The days of interest in Star Trek, Star Wars, and comic books being limited to only the so-called “nerds” have long ago passed and ...

Comic Book Superheroes Who Died and Stayed Dead

Patricia Sarkar
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Again and again in comic book lore, the common trope resurfaces that you can't keep a good guy down, and superheroes who die don't have a habit of staying dead. There are some, however, who have manag...

The Top 5 Fire Emblem Characters

Eliot Hecht
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For those of you who do not know what it is, Fire Emblem is a turn by turn strategy game series, released on various Nintendo platforms over the last couple decades. Originally only in Japan, Fire Emb...

Best TV Shows Based on DC Comics

James Lizowski
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If you love comic books, checking out some TV shows based on the DC Comics universe is simply a must. So when you feel the need to return to Gotham City or want to explore the Starling City underbelly...