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Top 10 Movies of all Time from a Movie Buff

Top 10 Movies of all Time from a Movie Buff

10.  “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001)  The first Peter Jackson directed “Lord of the Rings” movie was a lightning-in-a-bottle success. For decades, J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic literary series was thought to be unfilmable. However, because of Jackson’s passion, a perfect cast and groundbreaking visual effects, the classic fantasy story was put to screen. All...

The Anti-Hero: Shrek Vs Walter White

The Anti-Hero: Shrek Vs Walter White

The anti-hero is a very popular trope in fiction. Oftentimes the character who is a bit of a rogue, plays by his or her own rules, and isn’t the most moral person becomes the most popular. Since the anti-hero is not bound by conventional morality, there can be more layers to their qualities compared to the traditional protagonist. The hero of a story is usually a role...

What Makes a Good “Giant Monster” Movie?

What Makes a Good “Giant Monster” Movie?

In recent years, giant monster movies have become much more popular in Hollywood. Movies like “Pacific Rim,” “Godzilla” and “Ramage” have shown studio executives that there is money to be made in the genre. The release of the trailer for the upcoming “Godzilla vs Kong” has even mustered a surprisingly large and positive reception. Despite the recent popularity, the genre is not seen as high art....

A Passionate Defense of “The Last Airbender” Movie

A Passionate Defense of “The Last Airbender” Movie

Over this past year the hit Nickelodeon cartoon “Avatar: The Last Airbender” has seen a resurgence in popularity— rightfully so, as it is without a doubt one of the greatest animated series ever made. The story of Avatar Aang as he mastered the four elements and battled the Fire Nation gripped a generation of kids. The show has everything you’d want: good characters,...

The Life and Filmography of Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Life and Filmography of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Today, everyone knows the names of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese as filmmakers who forever changed to the industry; however, very few people are aware of the director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, who pioneered the surreal genre… People who are aware of Jodorowsky are mostly only familiar with his involvement with the “Dune” franchise. However, there’s an entire life of fascinating work he’s done.  Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Chile to...

Oscar Diversity Standards

Oscar Diversity Standards

Recently the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also known as the Oscars, announced new standards for diversity and representation in their Best Picture line up, which will go into effect by 2024. In the Oscars’ official statement, the standards are to “encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.” There are 4 new standards labeled A to D,...