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Frozen Review

Disney’s Frozen hits the big screens this week. Blair Stover recognizes that Disney put a lot of thought into the portrayal of this movie’s princess. The movie attempts to please the parents who want their daughters to aspire to more than a princess waiting to be rescued and while also gives us the sense of […]

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Carrie Review

The 1970’s brought many horror hits, including Carrie (written by Stephen King) to the big screen. Starring Sissy Spacek and directed by Brian de Palma, the film immediately became a classic of terror, resulting in the creation of the sequel: Carrie 2. The amount of acclaim the two movies received tilted the box office in […]

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler Review

Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines (played by Forest Whitaker) worked from 1952 to 1986 as a butler in the White House. He worked for eight U.S. presidents and witnessed the behind the scenes drama of power, politics and other issues. Blair Stover has more on this blockbuster hit below. The drama “The Butler” […]

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World War Z Review

The next pandemic will come, as all experts have agreed. The only thing they cannot agree upon is when and what the pandemic will be. Maybe it won’t be as comparatively harmless as the bird flu or swine flu. Then again, German-Swiss director Marc Forster has placed a certain twist on things. His new movie […]

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What’s Ado About ‘Much Ado’

After the successful filming of Avengers, Director Joss Whedon decided to turn his attention to Shakespeare for a couple of weeks, quite literally? His adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing took a mere 12 days to complete in Santa Monica, reveals Bellwether Films, the company Whedon and his wife Kai Cole designed. The director […]

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Star Trek: Into Darkness Review

The layer of dust that the “Star Trek” franchise had accumulated over the years ended when JJ Abrams decided to bring it back with his first motion picture of Star Trek in 2009. It had done so well that Abrams decided to go back for more and this time it left nothing to chance. As […]

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‘Mama’ Film Review

‘Mama’ is a creepy horror film that follows the life of two abandoned daughters and the ‘Mama’ that stuck with them even after they were found. Blair Stover has the spooky details below. The film begins when a man kills three people in his office, goes home to grab his daughters and then takes off […]

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Tips for Creating Short Films

Short films can be a fun way to experiment and a great way to gain experience. Be creative but make sure to hit all the major beats of a film. Blair Stover has put together a list of tips to help you create short films.  Choose a popular genre- The best genres to film are […]

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8 Low-Budget Filmmaking Tips

If you’re looking to break into the filmmaking business but do not have the budget, follow these tips that Blair Stover has put together.  Get feedback- When beginning to write, it’s important to get feedback. Send your draft to multiple; friends family, and try to find a professional writer. Simple is key- For your first […]

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‘Gangster Squad’ Film Review

‘Gangster Squad’ is a film that takes place in the 1940’s in postwar Hollywood. The movie is inspired by a video game, which was inspired by a book that is based on real events. Blair Stover has the film details below. The film is a story about a vigilante ‘squad’ that is tasked by a […]

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