Film

My favorite tv and streaming series of 2019

The new year is upon us, and with it, the decade is coming to a close. The decade has seen the increase in streaming services rising to dominate the home entertainment industry, while gradually pushing regular television broadcasts and DVD/Bluray sales to the side. I’ve been watching a lot of series this year, maybe more than usual, and even though

The Many Adaptations of War of the Worlds

The classic novel, The War of the Worlds by HG Wells, is arguably one of the most influental pieces of science fiction ever written. Released in 1897, first in serial format and a year later as a novel, it paved the way for other science fiction writers, and later, film makers. It is the foundation of a whole sub-genre of

China’s Influence on Hollywood

People sometimes ask me why I think the mainstream film industry is so thoroughly dominated by sequels, remakes and prequels, or that every film that comes out seems to be based on some kind of book or other medium like computer games and even board games (yes… there is a Monopoly film in the works). These days, we rarely see

Halloween Special: Films That Scared Me

Right, it’s that time of year. Kids will come at the door, asking for candy, and we, well, we will as often as not, turn of the lights and pretend we’re not home. Because we ate all the candy ourselves… But this post is about candy, or the commercialization of an old tradition few even know how came about. This