Young Frankenstein (1974)

We all know the story of Frankenstein and his monster. The two have become solidified in movie history as movie icons. But what about his grandson? Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder attempt to answer this and more questions in the 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein. Does it succeed? Let’s take a trip to the Frankenstein castle and see…

iZombie Season 3 (2017)

Hungry for more iZombie?  The brain loving crew comes back in full force against a bigger threat in the CW show’s third season. Does everything go smoothly for Team Z? Are brains delicious? Spoiler Warning: I will be diving into specifics for this review so here is your warning. Let’s dig in once more to iZombie! 

Hook (1991)

The story of Peter Pan is timeless, having been adapted many times on stage and screen. In 1991, the already-legendary Steven Spielberg took the iconic story in a new direction with Hook. How does it fare among the other Peter Pan incarnations? Put on your green tights and sprinkle some pixie dust and here we go! Off…

Ex Machina (2014)

How to sum up Ex Machina: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” The 2015 Oscar winner for best visual effects takes another look into artificial intelligence and its consequences. How does it fare compared to other AI movies? Let’s power up this review…

My Internship at Paramount Studios: Weeks Four & Five

Week four marked the approximate halfway point of my internship on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn and a return from a two week break. I was back in the production office. It was very relaxed. The majority of my work was doing  food runs for the writers. The runs definitely kept me on my toes as a driver!…

Easy Rider (1969)

Summer is in full swing, bringing the return of a classic American vacation staple: the road trip. Many movies have put their own spin on a road trip, but one of my favorite road movies is the 1969 film Easy Rider. It’s known as one of the definitive movies of the 1960’s counterculture and is a classic…

Best Soundtrack Use in Film

Music is really something else. With just a few beats or words sung, we have something to sway our hips to or to help us emote. It’s especially vital in the movies, on par with the visuals. Music sets the tone, provides textual context for the film. Today, I’m going to talk about the best uses…

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… spider? At long last, Spider-Man has returned home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his own solo movie in the long awaited Sony-Marvel Studios team-up Spider-Man: Homecoming. Directed by Jon Watts, this is the third iteration of the web-slinger in recent history. How does Spider-Man Homecoming fare in a sea…

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

When you think of the great bands of the 1980’s, who comes to mind? Queen? Bon Jovi? Journey? How about Spinal Tap? In the era of well-known artists one documentarian took it upon himself to make a rockumentary on Spinal Tap. Without further ado, This is Spinal Tap. 

Baby Driver (2017)

Fast and the Furious movies, it’s time to park your vehicles, there is is a new driver in town. Yes, his name is Baby. B-A-B-Y. Edgar Wright blasts back onto the scene with his latest film Baby Driver. How does the original idea fare in the sea of remakes, spinoffs, and rehashed plots? Put on your earbuds,…

My Internship at Paramount Studios: Week Three

I learned one big thing this week. Nothing in production is set in stone. I was in production for two out of the four days.  The rest was a return to the wardrobe department. Since I’ve already been in wardrobe my first week, there wasn’t much new to learn. Like I said before, the production office…

The People vs. OJ Simpson: An American Crime Story (2016)

Twenty-one years after the trial that captured the nation, the trial of football player O.J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the story of the Simpson trial still intrigues the nation, including Ryan Murphy of American Horror Story and FEUD fame. Murphy took this sensational point of American history and applied it to the…