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7 Scary Movies Catholics Should Watch

In Culture, Featured, Sam Hendrian by Impact Admin

– By Sam Hendrian – With Halloween just around the corner, many folks like to pop-in some scary movies and have a thrillingly good time. While this is certainly a fun tradition, there are many scary films that can turn out to be a complete waste of time or potentially scarring for life. With that being said, there are also many …

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Five Children’s Books That Need to be Made into Movies

In Featured, Industry Insights, Maria Andress by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Maria Andress – Did we say five? It was almost twenty-five, as many bookworms assure us that there are countless as yet unfilmed chapter book sagas that would make excellent visual entertainment. These five were chosen because their written outline or character development or stages of story are the most readily adaptable to film. Are you ready? Here …

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Ryan Gosling Becomes America’s Reluctant Hero in ‘First Man’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews by Impact Admin

(2018—Director: Damien Chazelle) — by Renard N. Bansale — ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “We need to fail. We need to fail down here so we don’t fail up there.” — Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) to Manned Spaceflight Center director Bob Gilruth (Ciarán Hinds) and Astronaut Office chief Deke Slayton (Kyle Chandler) Potential spoilers below The bio found at the …

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Why Animated Shows Like ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Dragon Prince’ Aren’t Just For Kids

In Culture, Featured, Tyler Carlos by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Traditionally, there has always been a hard line between television shows that are for adults and what television shows are for children, and we still see it everywhere in media today. Most television series aimed at grown-up audiences appear on the traditional networks, like ABC and NBC, or else subscription based television, such …

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The Pressures of a Confined Protector in ‘The Guilty’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews by Impact Admin

(2018—Director: Gustav Möller) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★½ (out of 5 stars)  “No one is going to kill your mom, okay?” “Do you promise?” “I promise.” — Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) and Mathilde Østergård (voiced by Katinka Evers-Jahnsen)  “Was it snakes?” “Yes…Yes, it was snakes.” — Iben Østergård (voiced by Jessica Dinnage) and Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) …

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Never Beyond Saving: 10 Cinematic Stories of Redemption

In Culture, Featured, Sam Hendrian by Sam Hendrian

–By Sam Hendrian– Reading the news is rarely an uplifting act, especially when it is saturated with stories of seemingly good people falling from grace. The Joker’s haunting words in The Dark Knight are proven time and time again to be true: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” From Bill …

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Niederpruem’s ‘Little Women’: Have Critics Misjudged a Hidden Gem?

In Featured, Industry Insights, Maria Andress, Movie Reviews, Reviews by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Maria Andress – This recent modern adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women might be a film on very few radars. Directed by Clare Niederpruem and distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment and Pinnacle Peak, it made just over $1 million in the 12 days following its limited release. Reviews on Little Women from mainstream Hollywood such as those …

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Gaga & Cooper Bring the Grit & the Pipes in ‘A Star Is Born’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews by Impact Admin

(2018—Director: Bradley Cooper) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “Hey.” “What?” “I just wanted to take another look at you.” — Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) and Ally (Lady Gaga) Potential spoilers below A Star Is Born—the story of a crossroads romance between a fading and alcoholic male star and a woman whose stardom lies …

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A Kid-Friendly Tug of War Between Reality & Myth in ‘Smallfoot’

In Featured, Movie Reviews, Renard Bansale, Reviews by Impact Admin

(2018—Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “The only thing stronger than fear is curiosity.” — The Stonekeeper (Common), rapping to Migo (Channing Tatum) in the song “Let It Lie”  Potential spoilers below Despite the presence of two current animated occupants in my yearly top ten films list, 2018 in cinema has …

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How Netflix Can Make Their Narnia Adaptations a Success

In Featured, Industry Insights, Maria Andress by Amanda Valdovinos

– By Maria Andress – Yesterday morning it was announced that Netflix closed a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company for the rights to the entire The Chronicles of Narnia series for multiple feature length film and series projects. Under the agreement, Mark Gordon of eOne Entertainment will produce along with Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’ stepson) and Vincent Sieber …