Christian Frates’ Top Ten Films of 2017

Christian Frates’ Top Ten Films of 2017

I am a hardcore cinephile but there are only ten films that captivated my creative interests of the year. I am only sorting them in no particular order. 10. Rough Night (Lucia Aniello): I find this a well-written crime comedy because it allows women to be involved instead of men. 9. King Arthur Legend of the … Continue reading Christian Frates’ Top Ten Films of 2017

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Top Ten: Why Cinematic Universes Hurt Film Opportunities

Top Ten: Why Cinematic Universes Hurt Film Opportunities

I love dozens of films since I came to this world, but by 2019, the Cinematic Universe trend must end. However, I do like some films that fall in the trend like Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016) or Suicide Squad (2016) for their originality. 10. Makes Things Less Standalone: … Continue reading Top Ten: Why Cinematic Universes Hurt Film Opportunities

Clone Wars Expansion Seasons Star Wars Fans Want For Battlefront II

Clone Wars Expansion Seasons Star Wars Fans Want For Battlefront II

I love the EA Battlefront II game since it came out on Xbox One and I love it even better with the first free expansion based on The Last Jedi (2017). I am glad EA is making free expansions for the game, regardless of loot box controversy. I have come up with ideas that EA … Continue reading Clone Wars Expansion Seasons Star Wars Fans Want For Battlefront II

A Star Wars Recap For Padawans Ready For Episode VIII

A Star Wars Recap For Padawans Ready For Episode VIII

Ever since the first productive film came out in 1977, people wanted to use lightsabers and were amazed by the wonders of the Force. Star Wars films are not films, they are wars. Three days from now, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) will premiere in theaters. There are a lot of parts of the … Continue reading A Star Wars Recap For Padawans Ready For Episode VIII

Top Ten: Reasons Why Jennifer Connelly Is One Of The Greats

Top Ten: Reasons Why Jennifer Connelly Is One Of The Greats

"Acting is great. When it works, it is so fulfilling. You do the research and work with other talented people who are creative and compassionate and use all your faculties. The ability to express yourself completely is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Each film is a chapter in my life wherein I learn … Continue reading Top Ten: Reasons Why Jennifer Connelly Is One Of The Greats

Why I Prefer Angsty And Brilliant Standalone Comic Book Films Instead of Comical Or Interconnected

Why I Prefer Angsty And Brilliant Standalone Comic Book Films Instead of Comical Or Interconnected

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I like subverting what people think about certain trends and that is true with my favorite art film directors and screenwriters. The problem with tons of comic book films made in a post-Marvel Cinematic Universe world is that they require you to watch all the films, just like how they want you to read all of the books. For example, for the upcoming Infinity War film, you have to watch all previous 18 Marvel Cinematic Universe films and associated television shows, which have more than 24 hours to complete it all!

My interpretation from a more standalone and angsty standpoint wants you to have these characters in their own films, not an interconnected franchise filled with toddler fodder and needless humor (including Deadpool).

How I view the Hulk is not simply a being full of anger, but in my favorite interpretation made by Ang Lee and James Schamus in 2003…

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