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Beloved Horror Icon, Sid Haig, Dies at 80

Sid Haig, famous for his roles in cult classics, regularly attended conventions to meet and greet fans.
September 27, 2019

Horror icon Sid Haig passed away due to a lung infection on Saturday, September 21. The actor, famous for his roles in films such as Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, was 80 years old. The heartbreaking...

Godzilla King of the Monsters: A Legacy Reborn

Godzilla King of the Monsters: A Legacy Reborn
Spoiler free review of a movie full of nostalgic monster fights.
June 7, 2019

No reasonable film critic would call Godzilla: King of the Monsters a good movie. The movie is a sequel to the 2014 reboot Godzilla and the latest entry in a franchise spanning 35 movies and 64 years....

Shazam! A Comedic Take on DC’s Latest Hero

April 15, 2019

Shazam! Is out in theaters and the first mixed reviews are in. Shazam! Is a good superhero movie, with great comedy in it. It reminds me of the Guardians of The Galaxy, a superhero/comedy movie. It shows...

A “Child’s Play” Reboot is Coming and Yes the Killer Doll is Named Chucky

Photo courtesy of Child's Play Movie Twitter.
November 19, 2018

There hasn’t been a shortage of Child’s Play movies for a while. Since it’s original release in 1988 the killer doll has starred in seven movies total and the most recent one came out last year....

Rio Talk: Sequels

October 22, 2018

The film industry profits from new material and old material but would you rather have your favorite show be rebooted with a whole new cast or have it left as it is?

These Sunflowers are Waiting for You to Watch Sierra Burgess is a Loser

September 10, 2018

Sierra Burgess is a Loser is a Netflix original film starring Stranger Things alum, Shannon Purser and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before heartthrob, Noah Centineo. The story follows Sierra Burgess,...

“Isle of Dogs” being accused of cultural appropriation

Isle of Dogs film directed by Wes Anderson
May 16, 2018

The inspiration Wes Anderson obtained from Japanese culture is evident in his film, Isle of Dogs. But some say this is a shallow representation and appropriates it. “It's a little harder to acknowledge...

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

This new tech developed at Adrian Nestor's lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough could eventually help people with speaking disabilities and help the police with solving crimes.
March 6, 2018

Self-driving cars, phones with facial-recognition, now mind-reading tech? Using some new artificial intelligence technology, a team at the University of Toronto-Scarborough (UT) were able to recreate images...

2018 Academy Awards Wrap-Up

From comedic skits to an Oscar for best screenplay. Jordan Peele has come a long way since his days on Mad TV.
March 4, 2018

The 90th Academy Awards took place Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “The Shape of Water” was the stand-out film, but empowering speeches and musical performances capped the exciting...

FIDM Associate Curator to Hold Presentation and Film at Whittwood Branch Library

FIDM Associate Curator to Hold Presentation and Film at Whittwood Branch Library
September 8, 2017

Christina Johnson, Associate Curator of FIDM, is set to talk and present a film at the Whittwood Branch Library in Whittier on September 21 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free and available now!

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

'Power Rangers' is Lackluster Fun
April 17, 2017

Power Rangers, the franchise that spawned new iterations for every generation since the 90’s, released its 2017 theatrical movie March 24 and the film has its hits and misses. The movie managed to create...

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