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The summer of 1982 produced a heap of landmark sci-fi blockbusters like “E.T.,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Blade Runner.” There was so much going on, that it was easy for a film to fall through the cracks — and that’s just what happened to John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” The film opened on June 25, but struggled to find an audience and barely broke even at the… Continue reading 'John Carpenter's The Thing' At 30: Why It Still Matters (OPINION)

Merida from “Brave” is not your typical Disney princess. Pixar’s first female protagonist may be beautiful, but she is not in any way dreaming of her prince to come. Instead, the firstborn heir of the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch, would rather sling her arrows and defend her homeland than primp and prepare for the eventuality of being queen — which makes her a refreshing alternative to the canon of Disney… Continue reading Is Princess Merida Of 'Brave' Disney's Best Female Role Model? (OPINION)

Was Tim Burton Ever A Good Director? (OPINION)

With a title like that, I’m sure to get a lot of hate for even suggesting such a notion.

But here’s the thing: I loved Tim Burton. He was my absolute favorite director until around 2001. The worlds he created held my attention in a deeper way than other filmmaker’s. The oddball and macabre design, along with the melancholy atmosphere, were unlike anything I had seen in movies. It was as… Continue reading Was Tim Burton Ever A Good Director? (OPINION)