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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.

Cathy Yen Signs on to Direct Untitled ‘Harley Quinn’ Film for DC and Warner Bros.

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have chosen Cathy Yan to be the director of an untitled girl gang movie, likely the next superhero film to be graced by Suicide Squad scene-stealer Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). A deal has to be completed, but it is expected that Yan will become the second female filmmaker to join the DCEU after Wonder Woman‘s Patty ...

Director Brad Bird on How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Impacted ‘Incredibles 2’

When Disney and Pixar released The Incredibles back in 2004, the superhero movie genre was just starting to find its footing. The Spider-Man and X-Men franchises ruled the box office, and an animated superhero team-up film felt totally out of the box. Little did anyone know that the entire genre was going to get flipped on its head just four years later. ...

‘Rampage’ Film Review

Sometimes, you watch a movie to feel inspired or to understand the impact of a certain historical event. Other times, you watch a film for its visually stunning content and rich thematic subjects. Then, below that, there are films that allow you to turn your brain off for a couple of hours and simply enjoy ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director Shocked to Hear About Censorship of the Film in Indonesia

With less than two weeks to go before Avengers: Infinity War debuts in theaters, anticipation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film is at an all-time high especially for fans in Indonesia who will actually watch the film two days ahead of the rest of the world. However, there are reports that the film will also be censored for Indonesian ...

‘A Quiet Place’ Film Review

It would seem that in today’s era of filmmaking, the unlikeliest of people create something so fascinating that fans remained shocked for days to come. Last year, Jordan Peele wowed audiences with his jaw-dropping social-commentary horror, Get Out, a film that took everybody by surprise in addition to earning an Academy Award for Best Original ...

Interpreting the Monster: Examining David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Since the early 1900’s, horror films have used various types of “monsters” to fight against the main protagonists.  Typically, the monster is not the old-fashioned type of antagonist as they come to life due to uncontrollable circumstances, thus making the audience feel some type of sympathy towards them.   Commentators on horror ...

‘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 ...

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