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All posts by Nick Poulimenakos

Nick Poulimenakos is the Editor-In-Chief of Talkies Network and reports on the film and television industry. He studies management/marketing at the University of Toronto and is a self proclaimed movie /T.V show/comic book know it all.

‘Ready Player One’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos An important thing to note: never base an opinion on a film solely on its trailers. When Ready Player One debuted its first trailer online, fans were quick to assume that the feature, directed by Steven Spielberg, was nothing more than a full-blown mashup of pop culture and nostalgia, comparable to ...

‘Love Simon’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Very rarely will you hear people saying, “I needed this film” in a serious sense. Sure filmmaking has always paralleled real life, but not like this. The teen romance sub-genre of the romantic comedy is one that is not uncommon and usually follows the standard coming-of-age narrative that ends with the ...

‘Tomb Raider’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos If it did not work the first time, try and try again. For the entertainment industry, second chances are a dime a dozen as films that did not succeed at one point are generally given other chances to prosper in the future, with a new audience mindset as well as the ...

‘Titans:’ New Production Photos Confirm Maroni Crime Family Presence (Exclusive)

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Talkies Network can confirm that the Maroni crime family will appear on DC's upcoming series Titans for their new streaming service. Thanks to production photos below, one trailer is dedicated to "Stunt Maroni 1," which seemingly confirms that Sal Maroni himself, along with his crime family, will appear in the highly anticipated DC ...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Film Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos In 2003, Disney released its first adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. The film gave L’Engle an opportunity to finally see one of her finest works, which boasted visionary character designs and ideas, brought to life by a major film studio. Unfortunately, the film was a critical dud with ...

Academy Awards 2018: A Small but Meaningful Win for the Horror, Sci-Fi & Superhero Genres

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Every year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences honour some of the best films of the year. Every year however, aside from an incredibly small number of films, the horror, sci-fi, superhero and action genres are often subjected to snubs by the Academy. While these films strike a chord ...

‘Annihilation’ Film Review

The model of extra-terrestrial life is not foreign to science fiction films as stories like Interstellar, Alien and Arrival have all offered looks into how humanity would react if a lifeform far beyond our evolutionary scale made contact. With Alex Garland’s second directorial feature Annihilation, he cements his name in the ring of high-concept sci-fi ...

The Case for Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger as Marvel’s Greatest Cinematic Villain

*SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER & THOR: RAGNAROK BELOW* For years now, Marvel films have long been criticized for its handling of villains. Fans bear witness to the fluctuating trend of villains being produced by Marvel Studios, Fox and even Sony as characters such as Magneto, Loki, Doctor Octopus and William Stryker had viewers in the ...

‘Black Panther’ Film Review

Flashback to 2014. Rumors began to fly that Marvel Studios had begun its search for its next leading star. One that would take on the mantle of Black Panther. After constant denials on the part of Marvel, a bombshell announcement dropped at the El Capitan Theatre as Marvel Studios unveiled its phase 3 plans, with ...

‘Deadpool’ as a Parody of the Superhero Genre

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Dating back to the 1960’s, films began to merge the comedic, romantic and satirical aspects of films with the busy and broad action sequences such as car chases and searching for a McGuffin in which rather whacky and crazy characters became involved in hyperactive action.  The action-comedy hybrid genre eventually branched ...

‘The Post’ Film Review

As one of cinema’s most legendary directors, Steven Spielberg has become known for his ability to tell any story in any genre. He has tackled war epics with Saving Private Ryan to sci-fi adventures in E.T and Jurassic Park. In what can be considered a pseudo-prequel to All the President’s Men, The Post acts as ...

The Star Wars Films Ranked

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas introduced movie fans to one of greatest franchises in film history. Through several movies and TV series’, the Star Wars franchise became an instant classic thanks to its ever-growing mythos and canon that is fleshed out more and more each year. After The ...

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