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A Second Look at Avengers: Age of Ultron

Back in May, a humble little film called “Age of Ultron” came and went. Most everyone saw it, liked it, and promptly forgot about it. This should not have happened. In fact, I still don’t really know why it happened. ...
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Top Moments of the FINAL ‘The Force Awakens’ Trailer

After a long time of waiting, fans finally got their closest glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet with the final trailer during Monday Night Football on ESPN. I was ecstatic all day long, eager to see it, and it did ...
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Character Development and Setting Choice In ‘The Secret Life of ...

During my time as a writer on this blog, I have written many posts about what makes a good story. There are many aspects to a story —  characters (protagonists and antagonists), setting (as a driving force of the plot), ...
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7 Reasons to Work in the Film Industry

If you’re like me, there has probably been a moment in your life where you thought about working in the film industry. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to? Here are seven reasons why you should work in the film ...
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Expanding Universes: Merging TV and Film

A good story knows no bounds. For years this wasn’t true — for a variety of reasons. With technology growing and making things easier and more feasible, stories have gradually become boundless. Yet, for decades, stories have been confined to ...
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Make Films to Make an Impact

Documentary film making. It’s a unique platform to tell good stories. It’s also a way to share the things that matter to you in a way that will, if done correctly, make an impact on the people who watch them. ...
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Next Please: The Roulette of the Movie Experience

I’ve written quite a bit recently on the evolution of the movie theater experience. There’s a lot that’s changed over the years. From a classic movie experience to rising costs that suck up your cash, the movie experience is constantly ...
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A Cold Summer

Recently, I decided to watch all of the James Bond films in order. During this process, I discovered something about myself — I love Cold War spy films. I immediately began consuming them at a rapid rate and it seems ...
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The Brontosaurus of the Box Office: Jurassic World

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog discussing Hollywood originality. In the article, I outlined summer blockbusters, and the reality that nearly all of the major motion pictures this year are remakes or adaptations. From Mad Max, to Jurassic ...
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3 Ways Documentaries Tell Stories Differently Than Narratives

When I watch films, I often times observe the tools filmmakers use to tell stories. Costumes, lighting, hair, makeup, or any other number of things, the way these elements are done usually determines how much I enjoy a film. Movies ...