Apple’s Trillions Can Keep Funding Their Billion Dollar Busts

Apple TV+

When Bloomberg reported last spring that tech giant Apple Inc. had plans to spend $1 billion a year to produce films that would release in theatres as a way to market them, my initial reaction was the same as when it was announced that the Cupertino-based company had achieved a valuation of $1 trillion back … Read more

Why “The Bear” Works

The Bear

For a couple years now I’ve been seeing people around the web chirp the praises for a show I never considered watching. Not for any particular reason, but more due to the fact that there was always something else to watch, and the thumbnail of a disgruntled group of restaurant employees led by an even … Read more

Apple Vision Pro And The Future Of Watching Movies In VR

Apple Vision Pro

Ever since I can remember I’ve dreamt of having a movie theatre at home. A large, gorgeous screen paired with a high-end sound system to enjoy my favourite films and video games in the most immersive way possible, all from the comfort of my living room. Unfortunately, that dream has yet to come to fruition … Read more

“Oppenheimer” Is Going To Take The Oscars By Storm…Unfortunately

Oppenheimer

Hollywood awards season is upon us, and with it comes a flurry of predictions from cinephiles and industry journalists alike for which film will be taking the illustrious “Best Picture” trophy at this year’s Academy Awards. If you haven’t been paying attention, Christopher Nolan’s biographical thriller about “the father of the atomic bomb,” Oppenheimer, has … Read more

The Beautiful Yet Disjointed Film That Is “The Boy and the Heron”

The Boy And The Heron

Ten years ago, legendary filmmaker and mangaka Hayao Miyazaki announced that he would be retiring from directing feature films, bringing his illustrious fifty year career in animation to an end. This retirement would be short-lived, however, as it would only be a couple years later that the Spirited Away director would begin work on a … Read more

“Blue Eye Samurai” — Race, Bodies, & The Anger To Exist

Blue Eye Samurai

“Why do I want a child who looks more white?” This was the question Amber Noizumi, creator of Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai, asked herself after she’d gleefully texted her white husband and co-creator, Michael Green, about their newborn daughter’s “strikingly blue eyes.” Her husband’s indifferent reply of “Cool” prompted the reflective question and, in turn, … Read more

Why The “Fallout” Teaser Trailer Works

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“If you insist on staying, then you will have to adapt” — these were the words uttered by a bespectacled elderly man, whose eerie tone was made all the more unsettling through some dramatic red key lighting, towards our supposed protagonist during the middle of a recently posted teaser trailer for Amazon’s upcoming television adaptation … Read more

“The Witcher” Creator’s Recent Comments Explains Why Film/TV Adaptations Rarely Work

Witcher

Last week, in an interview with YouTube channel “Cerealkillerztv” at the Vienna Comic Con, author of The Witcher book series, Andrzej Sapkowski, answered a number of questions pertaining to his now iconic high-fantasy series. Sapkowski spoke with his usual bluntness that he’s become renowned for, and didn’t hold back when elaborating on a number of … Read more

I’m Cautiously Optimistic For Netflix’s Upcoming “Avatar: The Last Airbender” Series

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Three months after Netflix released their live-action television adaption of one of Japan’s most beloved IPs, One Piece, the company have just posted the teaser trailer for their live-action adaption of another fan-favourite, Avatar: The Last Airbender. The original animated show was a hit during the mid-2000s, and is heralded as one of the West’s … Read more

15 Years Later, “The Clone Wars” Finally Made Me Love “Star Wars” Television

The Clone Wars

Star Wars has been a franchise that I’ve long overlooked throughout my life, passing it off as mainstream science fiction that lacked the depth that I was accustomed to from the genre. A slightly snobbish perspective, I admit, but one that I felt especially justified in having after watching the original, prequel, and modern trilogies … Read more