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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 ...

Novel Review: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Three years later, Marlon James’ brilliant take on a tumultuous 1970s Jamaica remains to be the benchmark for cacophonous writing in historical fiction. This written encapsulation of a bloody 70s Jamaica is the third novel by Marlon James, a native Jamaican himself. A Brief History of Seven Killings represents ...

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: 25 Years of ‘Jurassic Park’

“Life finds a way.” The year is 1990. Director Steven Spielberg has just finished working on his adaptation of Peter Pan, Hook, and is actively looking for his next big project in the film industry. Simultaneously, author Michael Chrichton has been hard at work on a novel about the cloning of dinosaurs and eventually, this idea ...

How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Fails Its Protagonist

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a fun comedic crime film that stands out from the franchise’s other offerings because of its setting.  Where the film fails however, is acting as a Han Solo origin film.  In a review of the film, one of my criticisms of Solo: A Star Wars Story was that Han ...

‘13 Reasons Why:’ Shock Value Over Servicing the Narrative

Now that the world has premium cable channels and online streaming services, network concerns in regards to censorship are not as important. Shows can have sex, gore and swearing without any interference. Basically, the world has come to recognize you can make a show where people talk like adults.  This is a huge step towards ...

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