Can anyone be a critic? While certainly, anyone with the time and internet can start a blog. But here's what you should know if you want to be a good critic on the internet.
This article is about how the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm have changed over the years and have been modified to fit into the modern times. I also look into why there has been a revival of this folklore today.
Hollywood is full of iconic films, many of which feature stunning leading ladies. Famous characters are often known for their hairstyles. Whether it's Dorothy's pigtail braids or Princess Leia's buns, hair can become synonymous with characters. Here's a list of some of the most memorable styles.
During the 1980s, Chris Gardner was a homeless man struggling to raise his son. He eventually became a successful stockbroker and investor. This inspired a book and movie about his life.
An in-depth look at the fake GUIs that frequently appear in movies and TV programs. I try my best to describe what they are and how they are operated on set. I highlight some fictional GUI examples.
So who are your favorite fictional couples? I have many, but am going to narrow it down to my top ten, and discuss why I love them and what I've learned from their relationship to apply to my own.
For fans of the Twilight series, there are Twilight spin offs that can captivated you. These plots truly belong in the Twilight universe.
If you're having superhero withdrawal while waiting for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, check out these ten TV series and movies for a healthy dose of action, adventure, and character development.
There's something about witches that we just can't get enough of. They have captivated and fascinated us for centuries, and Hollywood's version of witches makes for some exciting entertainment. From Sabrina the Teenage Witch to Hermione Granger, witches are front and center in Tinseltown.
Listicle positing the requirement of the inclusive exposure of some of the greatest virtuous alums of Detective Comics within it's cinematic realm through Warner Bros. Studios.
What are the must-know imaginary worlds for the true movie buff? Here are 40 wondrous, and occasionally dangerous realms, for you to familiarize yourself with.
How do you react when something goes terribly right? How do you criticize a good movie without looking like you're nit-picking?
Walking the red carpet is a constant occurrence for celebrities in Hollywood, but not all the looks that grace the runway are memorable. From the Oscars to the Emmys, here is a list of some of the best show-stopping gowns to hit the red carpet.
This article is a satirical approach dealing with the various inaccuracies that surround jury trials as presented in movies and on television. It shows that much what you see is completely unlike what real-world jury trials are like.
Best known as the wife of Robin Hood, Maid Marian's on-screen character has evolved through the years from delicate virgin to woman warrior.
It's not as easy as it sounds to make up whole new species, and make them believable. This is a list of the top ten fictional animal species from television and film.
One of the world's greatest superheroes can't seem to catch a break in live-action. Certainly not for a lack of substance. I outline ways that Hollywood can do justice to our favorite Amazon.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife of the 35th American president, married to one of the richest men in the world--how was she portrayed on the screen?
Listicle positing the requirement for the inclusive exposure of some of the greatest nefarious alums of Detective Comics within the cinematic realm of the universe through Warner Bros. Studios.
Lacock in Wiltshire is a beautiful, quintessentially English village. It is also a popular filming location for productions from Cranford to Harry Potter. Can you spot your favourite scene?
Comparing the Movie The 13th Warrior and the novel Beowulf published hundreds of years ago. The similarities and differences are clearly outlined, and are quite simple to understand.
These classic cartoons date all the way back to the 70s, but they are still just as great now as they were back then.
From the Big Top to the Arenas to the small tent shows, generations of people have always loved the circus. Check out these favorite circus movies, documentaries and TV shows.
When it comes to onscreen heroes, there's a nostalgia for the icons of 40 years ago and a desire for new ones that match today's values. Both sides criticize the other, but what were the changes to heroes and when did they happen?
Christian Keller decided to make a biopic about Mexican pop/rock singer, Gloria Trevi, after reading her story in the L.A. Times. At the time, he was only 19 years old, and he had never made a film. Ten years later, he's only a few days away from seeing his dream come true.
This article compares the portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island and in Treasure Planet, exploring his character as both a father figure and a villain.
Drawing on the appeal left during the final gasp of classic horror movie monsters, the rather bland cereal Alpha Bits thrived in the 1970's thanks to wonderful -- and humorously-scary -- commercials.
They say you never talk about poltics and religion at the dinner table. They may want to throw in popular shows and movies as well.
With so many kid-focused fairytale remakes being made, the selections for us "big kids" can be a bit...Underwhelming. But fear not! I have composed a list of fairytale remakes specifically created for an older audience. Simply pick your favorite one, grab some popcorn and enjoy!
A lot of people have started to hate on CinemaSins on YouTube. But what does it mean to call them "bad faith criticism"? What is good faith criticism? What should we expect from critics?
When people meet Frank Abagnale today, they meet a well-known security consultant. His life prior to starting his business made him one of the most famous con artists in American history.
In this article, I rank the entire MCU including movies, TV and Netflix shows, one-shots, and shorts from the best to the worst. It's been an incredible ten years and I look forward to the next ten.
Learning how to use food and drink theory in literature and film. What dinner time reveals about your characters, and subconsciously your food choices have more meaning than previously thought.
A comparison analysis of the legendary Bond novel and the Daniel Craig interpretation we know and love.
There are “auteur” theories in which directors, actors, cinematographers, and film studios have been granted authorial status over a cinematic text due to stylistic similarities in a body of work. Here I propose that a viewer can also become an auteur.
The article gives some lessons one can learn from watching true crime shows. You shouldn't miss crime shows like Snapped, Forensic Files, The FBI Files, Cold Case Files and Solved for anything.
Once considered the outliers of youthful society, nerd and geek culture has come of age at the turn of the century. From comic cons to tent pole franchises, the comics and movies we made fun of now make millions of dollars. However, that recognition has brought a growing extremism with their fans.
In the second of the cross-character analysis series, I examine two characters that are both of royal lineage and exiled. Many parts of their arc parallel each other and then go awry, making it fascinating to compare their psychologies.
An articulate list registering all the treasures of the delightful trove of Marvel character properties that desperately require representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The best Harry Potter parodies show a familiarity with the characters and an obvious love of the series. Here are some of the most popular, enduring Potter spoofs available on the web.
These two legendary franchises have been around for decades. Why is there still an appeal, and are they more similar than different?
We are fascinated, frustrated, and fearful of robots. But there are famous fictional robots which have become models for functions we want them to do in real life. What's your favorite from this list?
Robby the Robot is a movie prop first seen in the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet. It cost 7 percent of the movie's budget to build. It forever altered the way movie audiences viewed robots in cinema.
In 1958, Ross Bagdasarian created Alvin and the Chipmunks. A new book by author Mark Arnold tells the story of Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville), the label he recorded for, and especially the 1961-1962 "Alvin Show". Marshall Fish takes a look at the book.
The hidden king trope has been a classic technique in literature and entertainment for centuries. In the last twenty years, The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones have taken this idea and done very different things with it that are both unique and interesting.
Today we're going to get down to the nitty-gritty of exactly what it takes to start you on the road to becoming a true-blue movie aficionado. Don't worry, it's easier than it sounds.
I explore the history of the Wilkins Coffee commercials which featured early Muppets performed by Jim and Jane Henson and how they are reminiscent of the Vines that people make today.
In the onscreen portrayal of these two characters, their falls into madness take similar paths and end up with similar ends, but also come from very different places and life experiences.
What does Ike from the Fire Emblem video games have to do with Luke from Star Wars? Discover ten surprising similarities these two protagonists share!
Undertaking a great quest is almost fundamental to any fantasy story. Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones have done more than any other stories to revolutionize it. What both franchises masterfully do, however, is to show the cost of the trope on the characters who undertake them.
I provide facts about The Addams Family franchise including the comic strip, TV show, cartoons, movies, and merchandise labeled from A to Z.
Peter Dinklage, star of Game of Thrones and many other feature films, is rumored to play in the upcoming blockbuster film Avengers: Infinity War. IMDB lists him as "rumored". Here're my role guesses.
Saying 'I love you' is already a hard thing to say to people. Yet for men to say that to each other can be even more difficult because of the tribal, social contexts we live in today.
Belly dancing is an ancient art, but we know it best from its portrayal in the movies. This article takes an affectionate look at belly dancers in film
It is a celebrity's delight to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While it is a great honor, there is a process to get a star that the public knows nothing about. Here are some interesting things to know about the honor for deserving celebrities.