5 Effective Villain Characters in Creative Writing

Every story needs a good villain. For heroes to win, they have to battle against something, be it the world, a creature, or something a little closer to home. Challenges are what make us strong, and the badder your baddie, the stronger your hero has to be to beat him. There’s a little bit of darkness in all of us, and that’s where the core of storytelling lies. Here’s a list of five effective villain archetypes (and their shortcomings) to help you tap into the dark side!

WOULD RATHER DO THE KESSEL RUN? Franchise Disdain Colors “Star Trek Into Darkness”

“Star Trek Into Darkness” is akin to the central conceit of “The Wizard of Oz”. The movie works if you allow yourself to be taken in by the spectacle but fail to look for the proverbial man behind the curtain.

A Review of “The Legend of Hercules”

“The Legend of Hercules” is an entertaining movie in the fantasy-action genre directed by Renny Harlin from a screenplay written by Harlin, Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve and Sean Hood, “The Legend of Hercules” is an entertaining movie in the fantasy-action genre. The film tells a complex tale of warring kingdoms with the city-states of Greece positioned as the protagonists in the battles. Infused alongside the bloody battle scenes is a simple love story between Hercules and the woman who becomes his wife, a beautiful maiden called Hebe.


The time is mid-eighteen hundreds, and Charles Dickens- renowned author, public speaker, celebrity on both sides of the Atlantic- a man given to good causes and seemingly adulated with every step- meets a young and lovely actress- Nelly Ternan. He is forty-five and she is only eighteen. The times being Victorian and he being very conscious of how their love could destroy his commercial acceptance, they both strove to make her the woman who’s invisible.

Wolf of Wall Street

Scorsese’s newest film fetishises criminal financier, Jordan Belfont. It’s a three hour trash-fest, of sex, drugs, and money, sometimes funny, even hilarious, but ultimately a painful reminder of how Wall street crooks rip us off.

Seeing Red (2)

After the surprise hit that was 2010’s “RED”, then directed by Robert Schwentke, a sequel was inevitable. Based on the DC Entertainment comic of the same name, the film was a quirky, tongue-in-cheek, wink-wink actioner about a group of ex-spy operatives who carry the designation “RED” (“Retired Extremely Dangerous”).

“HER” – A New Film Report

Every once in a while, along comes a movie, that is wildly original by tying into the way events are moving in the Human Intelligence of voice technology. (Please say hello to HER!) Would you believe that a fellow could fall in love with an advance computer who speaks lovingly in his ear phone just about whenever he summons HER to him. And she’s able to intuit so much of what he thinks, as well as comforting him when he vents himself to HER. What a companion for a guy who is getting a divorce and is lonely as he works his day-to-day job of writing letters to customers in need of love!

Diesel Rolls The Dice On “Riddick”

The backstory behind the Riddick franchise is quite interesting. The first film, Pitch Black (2000), did well enough at the box office to warrant a big budget, studio backed sequel (The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)) that practically tanked at the box office. Reportedly, this was mostly due to the fact that it eschewed the tone and events of the first film.

LACKING BITE: “Dark Shadows” Is More Murky Than Dark

It used to be that one could think of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton as human representations of a candy bar slogan: “Two great tastes that taste great together.” Cinematically, their collaborative efforts have produced varying degrees of great taste: “Edward Scissorhands”, “Sleepy Hollow”, “Sweeney Todd”, and the like.

5 Must See Movies for Artists and Art Lovers!

Sometimes artistic vision can be illusive. It’s not that your creative well has run dry or that the world’s stockpiles of inspiration have been depleted. It’s just that sometimes you have to travel a bit further than your front door to find it. Fortunately, for those who don’t have an endless supply of money and time, these five documentary films do a fantastic job of taking you on an artistically inspiring journey around the world and through time.

Is Kristin Chenoweth Joining The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Cast?

When we heard that the Tony and Primetime Emmy Award winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth was seen at the Vancouver airport, and was rumoured to be a part of the cast of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, we just had to find out more. After all, with a movie adaptation like that of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, where cast changes, entries and exits seem to be the order of the day, adding or subtracting a celebrity name here and there, is no problem.

ENTER “THE WOLVERINE” – “The Wolverine” Is Unique for Its Mixture of Genres

This has been a big action packed summer. “Man of Steel”, “Iron Man 3”, “Red 2”, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, etc. Each film filled with action heroes and explosions galore. One would expect the same from the latest entry from the Marvel “House of Ideas”. However, “The Wolverine”, directed by James Mangold, is not what you expect. This is a good thing.