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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

Doctor Sleep Review: A Pleasant, Shining Surprise

Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep joins a rapidly rising tidal wave of Stephen King adaptations Hollywood has been releasing in recent years. While the direct sequel to both The Shining novel and movie opens and expands upon the lore within the story’s universe, it does take the film a while to pick up steam. I swear, …

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Review: A Proper Introduction to Horror for Kids

I still remember the illustrations. Drawn originally by Stephen Gammell, I remember the feeling of my breath seizing as I stared at the screaming scarecrow on the cover of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and thinking to myself, “Nope.” It would be a couple more years until I would actually conquer my fear and …

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Toy Story 4 Interview: Ally Maki Discusses Giggle McDimples

Ally Maki has been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry in recent years, with her work on TBS’s Wrecked, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, and as Ikumi on Dear White People. Now she will be joining the Toy Story universe with her role as Giggle McDimples in the sequel, Toy Story 4. I had …

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Toy Story 4 Review: A Great Final Send Off for a Much Loved Franchise

It is difficult not to get teary-eyed when I think about the Toy Story franchise. It is a movie franchise that I quite literally grew up on, with the first movie coming out in 1995 right when I was a young pre-schooler. And, while I may not be the biggest fan of sequels to animated films, the Toy …

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How Will Smith Made Genie His Own in Disney’s Aladdin

During the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, we got to learn more about how actor Will Smith approached the role of Genie, especially since Robin Williams’ performance left such a huge mark on Disney animated history. More importantly, we learned how composer Alan Menken’s music helped Smith start acclimating into the …

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Aladdin Review: A Whole New World Brought to Life

Much has been made in recent years of Disney’s decision to start converting its properties into live-action films. Many arguments have been made about this decision, with many even wondering what is the point. I would argue that the point of an adaptation is to not only bring the story to life but to sometimes …

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How Gemma Jackson Brought Agrabah to Life for Aladdin

During the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, we got to learn more about how production designer Gemma Jackson tackled the ambitious task of designing the kingdom of Agrabah for the film. More importantly, we learned how impactful her practical set designs were in helping the actors immerse themselves into their …

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Aladdin: How the Song Speechless Ended Up Being the Most Timely

We recently attended the press conference for the upcoming, highly-anticipated live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin and learned everything about how the world of Aladdin was created, what went into the dance sequences of the film, and how the team behind the remake decided to expand upon the original animated film’s story while still holding onto …

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Missing Link Designs: How Chris Butler’s Work Impacted LAIKA’s Pre-Production

There is no denying that a lot of work goes into creating stop-motion animated films. Just the shooting process alone for a feature-length film can take up to one or two years as a whole team of immensely driven and hard working people come together to painstakingly capture each individual frame. But what exactly goes …

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Dumbo Review: The Elephant is Reimagined for All Generations

On October 23, 1941, audiences everywhere were introduced to the little flying elephant with wings so huge that it practically caused him to soar. Disney‘s Dumbo won the hearts of many — both young and old — with its simple, yet effective storyline and a heartwarming character many could relate to. Now, Disney has aimed …

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How Composer Danny Elfman Made Dumbo Soar

During the first half of the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo, we got to learn more about how composer Danny Elfman came to the project. Most importantly, we learned how he created Dumbo’s theme and managed to capture director Tim Burton’s need to hear Dumbo soar in the film’s score. When you …

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How Disney Adapted Dumbo for Today’s Audience

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo. The press conference was split into two parts. Attending the first part of the press conference was producer Derek Frey, producer Katterli Frauenfelde, production designer Rick Heinrichs, costume designer Colleen Atwood, composer Danny Elfman, screenwriter Ehren Kruger, and producer Justin Springer. While …

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Missing Link: How LAIKA Brought the Legendary Creature to Life

It has been ten years since LAIKA released their first feature stop-motion animated film, Coraline. Audiences got to experience firsthand the kind of worlds the studio could bring them to. Since the release of Coraline, the studio has introduced us to the transcendent and terrifying world of the supernatural in ParaNorman, taken us through the …

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Why Is Disney’s Dumbo Being Reimagined Now?

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo and learned everything about why the film was being reimagined, the creative process of all involved, and what actually was representing the titular elephant while they were filming. The press conference was split into two parts. Attending the first part of the …

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Then Came You Review: Why Life is Worth Living

The terminal romance plot line is a familiar favorite for those who love the Young Adult genre. The plot generally focuses on two main characters, with one of them having a terminal disease that will eventually kill one of the characters that we grow to love. Sometimes there is a romantic element, but other times …

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Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 Episode 2 continues the slow build up from the previous episode. It also lays down the groundwork for what looks to be a couple of plot arcs. And we start to get little hints as to what kind of person is chasing down Frank and Rachel, the mysterious girl I …

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Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 Episode 1 Recap & Review

I spent the past two weeks watching the first season of Marvel’s The Punisher for the first time prior to watching Netflix‘s brand new season, which launched on January 18. The first season started off slowly but quickly ramped up on the bloodshed, secrecy, and government shenanigans in a way that grabbed us by the eyeballs and forced …

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Glass Review: The Eastrail 177 Trilogy Arrives at a Satisfying Conclusion

It’s been 19 years since M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable arrived in theaters, with many people initially assuming that it was a standalone, superhero thriller and left it at that. However, with the twist ending Shyamalan included at the end of his 2016 film Split that revealed that the film was connected to the world of …

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