The Karloff Frankenstein Trilogy

Frankenstein’s Monster, as portrayed by the late, great Boris Karloff, is widely regarded as the greatest Universal movie monster of all. As a lifelong horror fan – especially of the Universal monster movies – I would certainly agree with that.

The Only Way Is Essex

If you haven’t heard of ‘The Only Way is Essex’ you are probably from another planet! For those that haven’t seen the show but want to know all about it, this article is for you. The actually show is a ‘dramility’ which means it’s a type of reality show that is unscripted and usually features ordinary every day people rather than professional actors.

Prepare Your Child For a Casting Call For Disney Channel

In the last decade or so, countless kid stars have come out of the Disney franchise, and so it follows that more parents than ever before are bringing their children to any available casting call for the Disney Channel. Fortunately, the Disney Channel produces a variety of TV shows and movies, and the producers are on constant lookout for fresh faces and talent of all ages and backgrounds for a wide assortment of roles. The network has calls for series regulars, recurring roles, guest stars and extras.

The Five Best Horror Comedy Movies You’ve Never Heard Of

Its hard to find good genre movies, especially horror or comedy. There are 9 bad or mediocre films for every really good one. So its twice as hard to find a good horror comedy, right? Here are five fun and scary movies which fell between the cracks and missed the attention of many filmgoers.

The Viking Funeral on Film

Some folks think a Viking funeral would be a cool way to send off a loved one. This idealized grand gesture is totally influenced by films churned out by Hollywood studios. The way the movies portray it, Vikings dispatched their honored dead by laying the body on a boat and setting the vessel on fire with flaming arrows. Let’s trace the history of this notion through film.

Documenting the Civil War: Some Famous Photographers

One element of photography that I learned while a student in photography school was that of photojournalism. However what really drew me in was the numerous images taken during the Civil War.

How to Get a Red Carpet Look

For the fortunate few who have grabbed the golden ticket to the A-list events and experiences, this is your time to impress others just like Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian or Drew Barrymore, but most of us will never get the chance. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have red carpet-worthy style every day, right? You can wear something stylish, trendy, and flattering. After all, dressing perfectly for the special night is all about attitude, confidence, and knowledge. Ever seen the average looking person with beautiful women around him? He acts the part and therefore people treat him the way he presents himself. You may not monitor but others typically are aware of your image, reputation and social standing.

Tree of Life – Why Dinosaurs?

I have not yet come across any reviewer who has an explanation for the dinosaurs in the film, TREE OF LIFE. So I am offering my insights here.

Movie Review – Silent House (2012) (R)

For the first hour or so if its highly publicized eighty-eight minutes, Silent House had me hook, line, and sinker. But then I reached the climactic surprise twist, and something changed. In part, it had to do with not wanting the mystery to be solved; I appreciate a good explanation as much as the next moviegoer, but I also believe that situations are infinitely more frightening when they happen for no apparent reason.

Movie Review – A Thousand Words (2012) (PG-13)

A Thousand Words is a film that strains mightily to be both funny and heartfelt but never manages to be either. And yet, like an underachieving high school student, I could see the potential. I just know that buried somewhere within this narrative catastrophe is a rich, complex fable with the power to register emotionally. The points are all there; what’s missing is an appropriate, plausible way to make them. This could explain why the film was shelved after principal photography wrapped in 2008.

Easy Way for You to Become Famous

The entertainment industry offers a myriad of ways of becoming renowned. They range from movie acting to singing, choreographing, modeling, authoring books, script-making, directing and film-making, among many others. Fame in any of these fields comes with talent and effort. With the consumerism of the entertainment world, scandals can bring fame too.

Movie Review: John Carter (2012)

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel A Princess of Mars (and its numerous sequels) has been an inspiration for several decades to everyone from other notable science fiction authors (Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Michael Crichton) to renowned filmmakers (James Cameron, George Lucas). It’s ironic then that Disney’s 2012 movie adaptation, John Carter, feels heavily recycled in both its storytelling techniques and its visual effects.