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The Flash Episode 5.21 Recap: The Girl with the Red Lightning

Time runs out for Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) at the start of this week’s episode of The Flash, titled “The Girl with the Red Lightning.” It was a strong opening for an episode that had a lot going on. We see Thawne tortured with electricity before being carted away for his execution after 15 years …

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The Flash Episode 5.20 Recap and Review: Gone Rogue

Nora joins the Young Rogues in this week’s The Flash Episode 5.20. In an episode that feels light on action, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) embarks on a heist at an arms manufacturer with the help of Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty), Queen Bee (Emily Kinney) and Rag Doll (Troy James.) Barry and Iris are at odds about …

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Can We Talk About the Darkness in Game of Thrones?

Before I begin, let me be very clear. I loved “The Long Night” episode of Game of Thrones. Let me also be clear about the fact that there are spoilers in here, so if you haven’t watched the third episode of Season 8, turn back now. Some idiot spoiled something for me with a title …

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Avengers: Endgame Review (Spoiler-Free)

At the risk of sounding like this is a breakup letter, this is the hardest review I’ve ever had to write. Almost everything would be a spoiler, and I promise, this is spoiler-free. Heck, this is harder than the recent Blade Runner sequel. Still, I’ll do my best. Avengers: Endgame is the most satisfying film …

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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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Avengers: Endgame Press Conference Left Seats Open for the Fallen

When the curtain opened on the actors appearing for the Avengers: Endgame press conference, there was an audible gasp. No one had been notified about who was going to be there beforehand. Some characters that turned to dust with the snap of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) fingers have movies coming out, of course, but who knows …

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Pet Sematary Review: New Chills, Same Sematary

I am a massive Stephen King fan. Pet Sematary is one of my favorite King novels & films. When I heard they were remaking this I had the knee jerk reaction that most of the internet had: “No! Hollywood is remaking yet again another classic instead of coming up with fresh ideas. Nothing is sacred!! …

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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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The Flash Recap and Review: Secrets are Revealed in Time Bomb

One way or another, everyone in this week’s The Flash Episode 5.17, entitled “Time Bomb,” is dealing in secrets and playing with the truth. The episode opens with Eobard Thawne telling Nora that he does not know how to deal with this new Cicada that showed up in last week’s episode, and that the only …

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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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The Flash 5.16 Recap and Review: It’s All About Legacy

After a season that seemed to plod along in terms of catching the big bad Cicada (Chris Klein), this week’s The Flash 5.16 episode, entitled Failure is An Orphan, felt unevenly rushed as the big event approached. The episode starts with a conversation between Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh.) We learn that they’ve …

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on International Women’s Day

If you haven’t watched She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix yet, you are missing out. As a fan of the original show back in the 1980s, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and what I got blew my mind. In honor of International Women’s Day, the cast of She-Ra and the Princesses of …

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The Flash Episode 5.15 Recap: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd

Kudos to the VFX team of The Flash for bringing this episode to life. The highly-anticipated showdown between Gorilla Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) and King Shark (voiced by David Hayter) only disappointed in its brevity. Their brief battle takes place near the end of the episode – with the rest of the night dedicated …

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