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Why I Want Movie Theatres to Permanently Close

With the tragic lighting and empty seats, this image perfectly represents the downfall and recent decline in theatres. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
December 13, 2020

  This is not the most popular opinion on the matter, but it is important to look at both sides of an argument. Here is mine: most large scale movie theatre chains should close their doors once...

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Movie Industry

The annual box office earnings. Photo from BrinkNews.
November 22, 2020

With COVID-19 still on the rise and businesses following safety protocols, the toll has begun to take its course. The movie industry is one of the most affected by COVID-19 along with travel, retail and...

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies
May 3, 2020

It’s no secret that Netflix is notorious for it’s “too much” appearance. As soon as you open the app, thousands of shows, documentaries, movies, and more are shoved down your throat. It’s...

Why “Jumanji” Two and Three Are Better Than the First

This is a collage of the movie posters from each “Jumanji” movie. Old to New; Right to Left.
February 26, 2020

The first “Jumanji” movie was released on Dec. 15, 1995. It is about how a board game comes to life when two young kids play it after finding it in their new house. Starring celebrities like Kevin...

Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Mary Poppins Returns, the practically perfect musical sequel to the original Mary Poppins, hit theatres on Dec. 19 2018.
February 7, 2019

*SPOILERS AHEAD*   "Mary Poppins Returns" hit theaters on Dec. 19 2018, and it became a practically perfect favorite for all of the musical-lovers of the world. However, before the movie came...

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

In the past several years, it seems the quality of blockbuster films has decreased. Hollywood churns out movies with budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars and rakes in billions more from the box office, like an old and dirty bucket being filled up, dumped out, and repeating the process. The worst part of this analogy is that we, the moviegoers, are the ones drinking the dirty water. (Photo from Youtube)
February 3, 2019

Recently, I saw one of the worst movies I have ever seen in theaters. Anyone who knows me knows I will be the first in line to see whatever new psychological thriller is out, so when I went to see an evening...

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Almost back-to-back, Disney is releasing three new live-action movies this year: “The Lion King,” “Dumbo,” and “Aladdin.” In all three movies, viewers will recognize certain faces and familiar voices.
January 26, 2019

Disney has been making live-action movies since the ‘50s, but in recent years these movies have started blowing up. From “Cinderella” to “The Jungle Book” to “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney...

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell
January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle...

In Honor of Stan Lee: The Latest and Greatest Avengers 4 Theories

On the set of Avengers 4, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) laugh amidst the ruins of the old battle of New York from “The Avengers.” (Photo from Adventures in Poor Taste.)
December 3, 2018

Stan Lee, the man we can thank for our favorite heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow and hundreds more, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, and Marvel fans everywhere are mourning. In his honor, we’ve...

Best Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

October 30, 2018

As October winds down, and Halloween lurks just around the temporal corner, the public is scrolling frantically and aimlessly through the horror genre on any and every streaming service, searching for...

What’s the Big Deal About “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”?

What would you do if you wrote letters to all the boys you have ever loved...and they were sent? Photo by Korhz Galia.
September 20, 2018

There are few things in the world that truly unite people. Thanksgiving, puppies and Netflix original movies, such as “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” are a few examples. This movie phenomenon,...

Guardians 2, Star Wars, Thor Among 2017 Box Office Choices

2017 will bring many good movies to the big screen.
April 26, 2017

Just like every other year, hundreds of movies are going to be released in 2017. So, get ready, because next year is going to be filled with sequels, spin-offs and original movies for you to enjoy. January...

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