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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.

‘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 ...

‘Paddington 2’ Film Review

2015’s Paddington was a film that, quite frankly, nobody saw coming. The film about an adorable bear from Peru coming to live with a lovable English family proved to be one of the best films of that year, being remembered for its light-hearted fun and terrific acting performances. Now, 2018 sees the release of Paddington ...

Ten Years Later: Remembering Heath Ledger

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Today marks the ten year anniversary of Heath Ledger’s sudden death. The late actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on January 22, 2008 and was 28 years old. It was news that rippled throughout the globe as many media outlets began to speculate how and why the actor was ...

‘Lady Bird’ Film Review

I have been meaning to write a review for Lady Bird for a long time. By the time you read this, you will have probably already heard about how breathtaking and incredible this low budget, coming-of-age film truly is. One that took the entire film industry by surprise, given its name sounds like a sequel ...

‘The Shape of Water’ Film Review

A man who is known for his out-of-the-box and diverse style of filmmaking, Guillermo del Toro really has done it all when it comes to cinema. He has crafted superhero horror films such as Hellboy, visually dazzling features like Pan’s Labyrinth and even blockbuster popcorn flicks like Pacific Rim. With every film del Toro develops, ...

Top 15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to an obscene amount of movies being released in 2018! Seriously though, 2018 is set to be one of the biggest years in cinematic history. The Marvel Cinematic Universe builds to its highly anticipated climax while The Incredibles finally gets its long awaited sequel and ...

The Dark Knight Revisited: A Thematic, Critical and Historical Analysis

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos This essay was originally written for my action cinema class at the University of Toronto. I received a good mark on it so I thought it would be a great addition do this site.  In a post-classical, “New Hollywood” generation, successful action films often produce sequels leading to a franchise.  Each film ...

2018 Academy Award Predictions

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos As 2017 draws to a close, many film sites (including this one) have begun releasing their annual end-of-year lists commemorating cinema's best of the best. With everything from sci-fi classics to animated marvels to Oscar-contender films having all been shown, many are now looking towards January 23, 2018 aka. the night ...

Top 10 Best Movies of 2017

2017 has been a rather interesting year for cinema. Looking back at all the titles released since Janurary 1st, you really get a full grasp at the abundance of films viewers were actually offered this year. Superhero classics graced the screen like Logan and Wonder Woman while the horror genre had yet another stellar year ...

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