Trust: The Trials and Tribulations of the Getty Dynasty

  Throughout its 10-episode span, Trust intricately explores the interchangeable themes of crime, greed and corruption. By combining various aspects of historical drama and ingenious humor, the series boasts a star-studded cast of complex characters. As well, the cinematography and set pieces significantly enhance the show’s sumptuous scenery. Inspired by…

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The Ritual: A haunting tale of friendship, loss and horror

  The Ritual is a thought-provoking story that blends many aspects of a psychological thriller with elements of the supernatural, intelligently exploring the underlying concept of human morality. Based on Adam Neville’s 2011 novel of the same name, the film follows a quartet of former college friends, Luke, Phil, Hutch…

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The Terror: A Bone-Chilling Adventure Into the Unknown

Executive producer Ridley Scott, director of iconic films that include Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator, has woven together a riveting tale that will have viewers in anticipation — and confusion — from beginning to end. Loosely based on the doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845, The Terror is a 10-part AMC…

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Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise is back in action, but with slightly less magic from the first outing.     Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is an adrenaline-pumping addition to Tom Cruise’s action-packed thriller repertoire. This is yet another untamed journey, with surprises around every corner, never a dull moment materializing. However, despite its…

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Deadpool: The Wittiness and Flamboyance of Ryan Reynolds

Deadpool is a unique departure from Marvel’s and DC’s earlier Superhero pictures. Unlike the gritty and intense atmosphere of the movies in the Spiderman or Batman franchises, it focuses less on the typically serious, dramatic comic book hero. Instead, there is richness in levity–featuring zany comedy, gleeful puns, crude humor,…

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Crimson Peak: A tale of fear, darkness and love

From Director Guillermo Del Toro, the creative force behind films such as as Blade 2, Hellboy and most notably Pan’s Labyrinth, comes Crimson Peak, an elusive, moving and haunting tale set in the early years of the 20th century. The story of Crimson Peak centers on a young woman named…

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Top 25 Creature Features

I have always been fascinated by creature features since childhood. Here is a list of my top 25, in no particular order. Tell me, what did I miss? Top 25 Creature Features: The Host (Gwoemul) Cloverfield Pan’s Labyrinth Super 8 Signs War of the Worlds (2005 version) Independence Day Close…

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