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Our 1000th Post: The Talkies Story

I never saw it getting this far. None of us did. And yet, here we are, on post 1000. The three of us decided to suspend our usual coverage of the entertainment world to write this. A story that covers the last 20 months. The story of Nick (The Pirate), Artur (The Philosopher), Mathew (The ...

‘The Art of Banksy’ – Created by Steve Lazarides: Reaction to the Anti-Establishment Showcase in Toronto

Originally advertised and established as “the most valuable Banksy collection” under one roof, the exhibit that has made its way to Toronto. As a result, this gives fans of the elusive street artist a viewpoint of his understanding of the world, and the demeanor (often negative) of that it portrays. Banksy to this day continues ...

‘Castello Cavalcanti:’ From Shot to Shot – How Wes Anderson Creates His Cinematic World

When you watch a Wes Anderson film, you are immediately transported away to the world that he has created. No director has such a developed trope and diegetic as Anderson. The colours, symmetry, attention to detail, camerawork, and lighting are all used by Anderson to further heighten the desired effect of each scene and each ...

‘World of Warcraft’ Expansions Ranked

Blizzard Entertainment’s newest expansion ‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ is here! With a focus on the growing tension of the Alliance and Horde, it should prove an interesting addition to the franchise as the story unfolds. However, even before the expansion can release discussion has broken out about Sylvanas Windrunner’s actions from a promotional ...

The Impact of Moviepass

“You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” is an easy way to describe Moviepass. Last Tuesday, Moviepass announced some new changes coming to their subscription service. The changes involved bumping the subscription fee up to $14.95 instead of $9.95 and limited availability to watch first run movies the first two weeks that they’re ...

Some Lessons Disney Must Learn to Keep ‘Star Wars’ Afloat

A peculiar time falls upon our beloved galaxy from far, far away with controversial plot decisions, a disastrous game launch, and social media hasn’t really helped either. But even with Lucasfilm’s short comings, Star Wars is going to be just fine and here’s why.   1. Solo: A Star Wars Story is a lesson Lucasfilm (hopefully) won’t forget  The first Star Wars anthology film Rogue ...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Private Beta Preview: Here’s What We Learned

This past weekend Activision released its private beta for the next installment of their Call of Duty game franchise, Black Ops 4. Talkies Network was extended an invitation and code to join the Beta so we could write about our experiences test playing the developer’s new game. How was it? Keep Reading to find out. ...

‘Suicide Squad’ – A Look Back at one of DC Comics’ Most Fascinating and Frustrating Movies

*I co-run this website with two other guys: Managing Editor Artur Galvao and Senior Editor Mathew Simoes. Both of them do not like this film. I on the other hand, think it’s a lot of fun. So this is my retrospective look on Suicide Squad, two years later.* August 5, 2016. Two years ago, Warner ...

Prepare For Trouble And Make It Double: The Nintendo Switch ‘Pokémon’ Dream Could Be A Nightmare

Nintendo and GameFreak have announced 2 new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, scheduled for release on November 16, 2018. Prior to the announcement of this pair of games, the Pokémon community was excited for a “core” Pokémon game returning to home consoles, as the last ...

‘The English Patient’ – A Reflection on Michael Ondaatje’s Literary Masterpiece and Winner of the Golden Booker Prize.

1992. One of two times in history of which a novel has shared the title of the Man Booker Prize in one year with another novel. Barry Unsworth’s take on 18th century slavery, ‘Sacred Hunger’, took home the accolade with a now Golden Booker Prize winner – exemplifying one of the best novels written within ...

Thank You, Steve Ditko

As a kid, I was introduced to three heroes by my dad. The first were the X-Men as the first superhero movie I ever saw was X2: X-Men United (my dad burned it on a VHS tape). The second was Batman which came in the form of Tim Burton’s Batman as well as Batman: The ...

Classical Film vs. The Art Film: A Deconstruction and Analysis of ‘The Graduate’

Released at the end of the brilliant Hollywood Golden Age, The Graduate by Mike Nichols, is a film that manages to successfully combine both classical film style and European art cinema (art film). By doing so, Nichols created a film that can be considered a formal hybrid of the two. In this article, I will ...

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