Warning: This Review Contains Major Spoilers Unlike many long time Veronica Mars fans, I wanted Veronica to stay with Piz at the end of the 2014 movie instead of moving back to Neptune to be with Logan. There, I said it. This is your unpopular opinion of the day. A lot of people didn’t like Logan during the early seasons of the show, yet many people were glad when they got back together at the end of the film. I wasn’t. I wanted Veronica to stay in New York, pursue a high end
With the advent of social media and the proliferation of the 24-hour-a-day news cycle, a much-needed light has been shined on bullying. As if growing up isn’t hard enough there seems to be one constant: there will always be those who single out and punish those they see as different. Surprisingly, as a Puerto Rican male who studied tap, jazz, and ballet in lily-white suburbia I was able to survive relatively unscathed. But there are times when I look back on those individuals
At the start of the month we kicked off our "Decades of Horror" feature by looking back at the best films of the 1980s. Then we dove into the strange world of 1990's horror flicks. Last week we explored the 2000's, and this week we're wrapping up with the 2010's (so far). Join Shelby C., Matt L., Jose G., and Sean M. as they recount their favorite horror films of the decade by year! 2010: Matt L. - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (dir. Eli Craig) As should be established by now, I’m
The passing of Brittany Murphy in 2009 was tragic not just because she was only 32 but because she showed so much promise as a multi-faceted performer. She burst onto the cinematic scene as the bubbly Tai in 1995’s Clueless and proceeded to prove herself adept at both comedy and drama. From Drop Dead Gorgeous to Girl, Interrupted to Don’t Say a Word (probably her best performance) to 8 Mile to Little Black Book to her voicework on TV’s King of the Hill, Brittany Murphy had pl
I admit it, growing up I was a huge fraidy cat. I was a believer of the Boogeyman, things that go bump in the night, and stayed away from any seemingly “scary” film. Eventually, I grew up and realized that many of the so-called “scary” films were usually over-hyped and cliché-ridden. I then became obsessed with finding the actual “good” horror, the kind of films that were skillfully crafted, knew how to build tension and made the genre worthwhile. Sadly, one of the movies I w
Last week we kicked off our "Decades of Horror" feature by looking back at the best films of the 1980s. This week we're moving on to the 1990s, when remakes, adaptations, and horror-comedies reigned supreme (with the occasional prestige thriller thrown in for good measure). Join Shelby C., Matt G., Matt L., Jose G., John L., and Sean M. as they recount their favorite horror films of the decade by year. Check back next Friday for Decades of Horror: 2000s Edition! 1990: Matt L.
The weather is cooling down, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin is finding its way into everything you can and cannot think of, so Halloween must be around the corner. And with it, the perfect time to reminisce about the films that scare us and still give us nightmares. As I did last year, I will take the time to highlight a few lesser known horror and suspense films in the next few weeks. The classics like Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, Halloween, and The Silence of th
By all accounts, the 1980s were a flagship decade for the horror genre. Freddy, Jason, and Pinhead were all born and slashers roamed the Earth. Join Shelby, Matt, and Sean as they recount their favorite horror films of the decade by year. Check back next Friday for Decades of Horror: 1990s Edition! 1980: Shelby - The Shining (dir. Stanley Kubrick) I’m not sure how I could have justified picking anything other than The Shining for 1980. I love this movie so much that I don’t e