(Spoilers/PG-13: Language) The Showtime series Shameless is one of our favorite TV shows. The writing and acting is top notch, and its ability to blend laugh-out-loud comedy and tragedy is unmatched. CrackerJacked looks at just a small bit of what makes it work so well.
(PG-13: Language) Throughout Jack Nicholson’s 60+ years on the big screen, he’s wowed us with his ability to put the fear of god into other characters, and us as moviegoers. Nerdwriter1 explores Jack’s special gift for using hostility and fear to tell his characters’ stories.
Wisecrack convincingly argues that the Nolan brothers bit off way more than they could chew for the Dark Knight trilogy’s finale. Despite being nearly 3 hours long, the movie didn’t have enough time to be both a remake of A Tale of Two Cities and a conclusion to the trilogy.
The Royal Ocean Film Society tips his hat to the people who restore and repair old movies. Restoring and repairing film negatives requires tons of research, patience and steady hands. Thankfully, high quality digital formats and the Internet is making it easier to save movies.
Works of art are products of their time, but critics and audiences are even more so. The Royal Ocean Film Society points out some of the films that were received horribly when they first came out, only to be praised years later. Will Michael Bay’s – ah we can’t. We can’t do it.
(PG-13: Language) Ever since John Wick, Keanu Reeves is one of our favorite badasses. But he was also half of Bill & Ted, shooting at nothing in Point Break, maintaining Speed, and learning instant Kung Fu in The Matrix. Burger Fiction recaps Keanu’s illustrious career. Whoa.
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