Tag: 2009

Christian Frates’ Halloween Countdown Film Marathon

Christian Frates’ Halloween Countdown Film Marathon

This is Christian Frates and for the next six nights, I will watch ten vampire films to prepare myself for the holiday. 25: Twilight Eclipse (2010) 26: Twilight Breaking Dawn (2011-2012) 27: Underworld Rise of the Lycans (2009) & Underworld Unrated Edition (2004) 28: Underworld Evolution (2006) & Underworld Awakening (2012) 29: Blade (1998) 30: Blade … Continue reading Christian Frates’ Halloween Countdown Film Marathon

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Timeless Classics: Star Trek

Timeless Classics: Star Trek

J.J. Abrams was able to resurrect a well-known science fiction franchise like Star Trek for the film that is Star Trek (2009). Filled with unique visuals and acting talents from both old and new generations of Star Trek cast and crew, the film helped begin a new era for Trekkies worldwide. The film series got … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Star Trek

Top Ten: Film Actors Who Voiced Animated Film Characters

Top Ten: Film Actors Who Voiced Animated Film Characters

I personally prefer real voice actors like Tara Strong, Phil LaMarr, Mel Blanc or Keith Szarabajka, but tons of animated films have film actors voice characters just for marketing. However, that is not the case with these ten people. I am excluding works by Pixar (sorry, John Ratzenberger). 10. Mike Myers in Shrek (2001-2010): After the … Continue reading Top Ten: Film Actors Who Voiced Animated Film Characters

Timeless Classics: Avatar (2009)

Timeless Classics: Avatar (2009)

As a result of pioneering of 3-D films and motion capture, James Cameron was able to create one of his finest films: Avatar (2009). A spiritual successor to Titanic (1997), a human named Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) decides to blend in with the Na'vi of Pandora, including Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). The film was known for … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Avatar (2009)

Timeless Classics: Watchmen

Timeless Classics: Watchmen

My cousin, Pete Frates (The inventor of the ALS ice bucket challenge) introduced me to the 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore's beloved 1986 book: Watchmen (2009), specifically the Director's Cut. It is a strict remake of the iconic book and can be considered as an NC-17 version of The Incredibles (2004), thanks to the … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Watchmen