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Revolutionary industry developments in the geek sphere.

Returning to the Heart of Cinema
Often I am told that the reason most films to hit the box office are flops is that the market now is tailored towards an international audience. This might be so, but the question that I have is, "Why...
Jose Gabriela month ago
The McGuffin Problem
We’ve all heard of it before, the plot device, the McGuffin, or the Deux Ex Machina. It’s that one story element that the protagonists are searching for, trying to activate, kill for, or even destroy....
Roman Arbisia month ago
We Should Take the Golden Globes Seriously
Sunday’s 76th Golden Globes had one of the most interesting slate of winners yet. Between Alfonso Cuaron’s win as Best Director for Roma, Olivia Colman’s big win as Best Actress in The Favourite, and ...
Kacie Turton2 months ago
Hollywood's Most Easily Avoidable Mistake
Dear Vocal Readers, Oh, Hollywood, one of the most unoriginal things in today's society. Not only has Hollywood failed us when it comes to creating new and exciting content, but it also screws up the ...
Andrew Harris2 months ago
A Modern Marvel
2008's Iron Man was an incredible surprise to those who saw a failing Marvel Studios whose assets had been scattered make this dark horse of a superhero film that was entirely character centric. It wa...
SKYLERIZED 2 months ago
Juggernaut for Good
The mystery and intrigue dripping from the screen is what is at the crux of the Amazon Video series Homecoming. Based on the podcast by Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz, the show is an eerie, slightly...
M.R. Starling2 months ago
Hey Broadway, Are We Running Out of Ideas?
There is an undeniable trend happening in the Broadway world right now. If you’ve seen a critically acclaimed movie recently, chances are you’ll see it again on the Broadway stage. This trend started ...
Logan M. Snyder3 months ago
The Streaming Choice
Cable is no longer relevant. Thanks, largely to younger viewers choosing instead to stream their shows. This allows them to choose what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, and they can eve...
Indie Films Dee3 months ago
Why You Should Support Independent Film
Whether you're a cinema-goer, a film critic, or you're working on your own independent project, it is highly important to invest in independent cinema. Here are the reasons why.
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Colin Kowal3 months ago
Is White Washing Ever Excusable?
Western entertainment media is feeling more and more pressure to be more diverse in ethnicity than it has been for decades. For the most part I’m behind this notion as it’s important that acting talen...
Fred Bobbitt3 months ago
So You Want to Work in Film and Television...
I taught my first high school drama class in 1993. Back then, I was an English teacher with one year as a performance major at Kent State University and a few weeks of experience as technical director...
Lexi Cowie3 months ago
Hollywood Should Stop Making Superhero Movies
We all know that superheroes are the root for younger audiences in the cinema world. Each superhero has their own perk, their own backstory, and many kids love an action-packed good guy. However, ther...
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Goldy 3 months ago
Netflix
Did you ever have an urge to purchase a film or a TV series from an online website or in a store but it’s expensive or it’s not available to purchase yet? Netflix is here to solve that issue. Netflix ...
Tony Germinario4 months ago
Wanna Make a Movie???
And action! So you wanna make a movie? Being a first time director of a low-budget film, I can pretty much guarantee you have no idea what you're in for. I know I didn't. And as you can imagine, hilar...
How America Almost Ruined Aardman Animation
Wallace and Gromit still to this day stand as Aardman’s crowning achievement; an innovative animated duo that would not only become pop culture icons within British society, but instead icons the worl...
Wendell Mitchell4 months ago
Hollywood's 3 Rs
When Hollywood gets stumped for what they feel will gross a few hundred million, they revisit previous successes. Sometimes that involves sequels. Occasionally it means giving a proven filmmaker a mas...
Jeremy Stokes5 months ago
The State of the Comic Book Industry Part 1: Origins
The shape that the comic book industry is in right now has some pros and some cons to it, but to talk about any of them we have to go over its origin story which started all the way back in the 90s wi...
Jeremy Stokes5 months ago
Is Disney Thanos?
On July 27, 2018 Disney confirmed its 71.3 billion dollar merger with Fox Studios. Across the globe, beloved geeks, nerds, and comic book lovers danced and cheered as the merger means that the Fantast...