Revisiting ‘Orange County’ Ninteen Years Later

Plot: An over-achieving high schooler’s life turns upside down when a guidance counsellor mistakenly sends in the wrong application to his only applied school: Stanford. One of those movies like “Ghost World” and “Legally Blonde” where the description can’t do justice to the experience. I heard some idle talk about how this movie was proof that…

After 2020, Where Do Hollywood Movies Go From Here?

Now that 2020 is over, and a number of blockbuster films have released post-pandemic such as; TENET, MULAN, and Wonder Woman, we can evaluate.* There’s no speculation. This year was terrible for movies. I am finding it hard to scrape together a top 10 list, I think I will bunch with TV and Video Games….

Case 10 – Wonder Woman 1984: A Post-Pandemic Release Strategy

Friday March 13th: Hollywood’s last stand before pulling most major releases from the schedule. One of the last movies released was a mid-range Blumhouse film, The Hunt. It made a few bucks, shuffled quickly onto premium Video On Demand and despite its pedigree, wasn’t very good. Friday November 13th, Universal released a Blumhouse movie: ‘Freaky‘….

Quibi Obituary

  I would have liked to see what amateurs could have done with this format, the sort of YouTubers who put YouTube on the map before it got corporatized. Quibi is coming from the opposite direction. Introducing amateurs would have left it so much to gain. Its an exemplary reason why it failed because it…

Versions of ‘V For Vendetta’

“We’ve swept this place and you got nothing, nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy Karate gimmicks.” – Creedy Originally written for Sean Moreland’s ‘Comic Book Literature’ class at University of Ottawa. The most audacious thing about V for Vendetta (2006) is the comic book it decides to adapt. Capitalizing on the early superhero boom…

TENET should provide Masks as a Cinematic and Social Responsibility

To the Warner Bros. TENET Marketing Department, Christopher Nolan wrote an Op-Ed in March about the social responsibility of supporting local theatres. A cinematic champion, the director received his fair share of criticism trying to promote moviegoing during the pandemic. I think most people detect that this is a director who makes movies and doesn’t…

Why ‘Finding Nemo’ is My Favourite

Vote For Nemo in the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown. I used to be embarrassed to say that Finding Nemo was my favourite movie. I remember seeing it in theatres on June 20th 2003. It was Father’s Day week and my mom had suggested me and my father go for some much needed male bonding time….

Revenge of the Sixth: A Defense of the Battle of the Heroes

Preamble: Any skillfully made film with enough craft and popularity can be interpreted in a variety of ways, so it stands the highest grossing film of 2005, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary today gets its ride. We’re talking identity politics, social and political commentary, unwanted scientific takes, needless and thin arguable subtext, and general…