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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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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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Riddick Review

The second sequel to the dark, sci-action movie “Pitch Black” has Vin Diesel returning to his old strengths and form. Blair Stover has more on the 2013 hit movie “Riddick” below. “Pitch Black,” which was launched around the start of the millennium, was one of the mid-highlights of Diesel’s career and was the setting for […]

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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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Must See Films of 2012 That Are Not Well Known

2012 was a great year for the film industry. There were many big box office hits, but there were also amazing movies that did not hit the big screen. Blair Stover Film Reviews has put together a list of films that were less well known but are definitely worth the effort to track them down. […]

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Advice for Beginning Filmmakers

Starting out in the filmmaking industry can be a daunting task. Blair Stover has put together tips for beginning filmmakers. Learn as Much as You Can About the Industry It’s important to learn as much as you can about the industry when you’re first starting out. There is so much to know about the different […]

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