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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.

‘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 ...

‘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, ...

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