Tag: Film & Television

The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Found Footage Era

Found footage films, we hate to love them, but they have become such an intricate part of modern cinema. Used as a technique in tribute to epistolary novels, the found footage film parodies a documentary-like method to convince the audience that what they are watching is within the realm of plausibility. This technique is milked

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For The Greater Good: Should Hollywood Cease Video Game Adaptations?

The final straw was lost upon the latest announcement of yet ANOTHER video game franchise being adapted by Hollywood. With news breaking of long standing game franchise Dynasty Warriors receiving a motion picture adaptation, that marks the fifth notable franchise from the gaming world to receive the call to cinema arms. Recent box office successes

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Rick and Morty Season 5 : Same Old Wubba Lubba

“Well, at least we get another season” Was my immediate response as I concluded the premier trailer for Adult Swim’s Season 5 of Rick and Morty.  It pains me to inform readers, but the Rick and Morty hype train long ejected from my soul when we were given a ten episode season spread across nine

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Art of The Trailer

“In a world”. A phrase made famous by voice talent Dan LaFontaine that rings through the minds of generations of people whenever the topic of movie trailers arises. What is a trailer though? Where did they come from and how did they become what they are now? To put it simply, a trailer is a

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Modern Blockbusters & The Death of Culture

Oftentimes in cinematic circles you’ll hear snobs discuss how modern movies are for plebeians as they idolize their niche directors and surreal artists, but do they have a point? Has the rise of monopolistic conglomerates like Disney sucked the soul out of Hollywood? Or do we have only ourselves to blame for the repetitive dribble

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