Starshine5050

As just a regular, hard-working work, often-stressing, procrastination-mastering history and journalism student, I often turn to the silver and small screens for relief, even though I'm only an average cinema-and-television loving viewer, commenting on what, and does not, makes good entertainment. I love horror everything - book, TV shows, games, movies - even though they frighten me terribly. I'm a long time believer of the old saying "When life gives you lemons, don't take life's lemons! Give the lemons back!" So, onward I go, returning lemons and logging an unhealthy amount of screen time for your enjoyment. So please be sure to read my stuff and let me know what you think, I'm alway looking to improve and be the best, most cynical critic I can be!

Feb 272015
 

Yes, we’re going to be asking the same question everyone else asks just after the Academy Awards, because every year it becomes more and more pertinent. As far as the industry is concerned, it’s all a political play that’s as much a shot in the dark as it is a calculated move. So should we keep watching it? Should they even keep having it?

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Feb 202015
 

Welcome to another week of Manic Movie Magic, where we talk about horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and (as of late) comic movies. Last week provided us with some interesting news from the Sony-Marvel tug of war that is the ownership of Spider-Man. A truce was finally struck between the two, where the iconic web slinger can appear in the highly beloved and blockbuster destroying Marvel movies. But this is a good thing, or is Spider-Man not the miracle catch we think he is?

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Feb 122015
 

Starshine5050: Hello and welcome to another exciting Round Table! Today, we have myself, Elessar, Fenrir, and GuyInTheThirdRow.

Elessar: Hello all. I’m actually here voluntarily for once.

Fenrir: Hello~

GuyInTheThirdRow: Damn, this is actually a nice table. Why did no one tell me we had this thing here?

Fenrir: First rule about Round Table…

Elessar: Don’t you say it.

Starshine5050: Today we are all here to talk about the upcoming 2015 Academy Awards, where the whites always get nominated and the technical awards don’t matter. First let’s start with the biggest snub of the season. Fenrir?

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Feb 062015
 

There are always categories presented during the Oscars which no one understands or know what to pick. For the most part, those are the technical awards that only mean things to the people who work in those films. However, the shorts, be they live action or animated typically get overlooked as well for not being in theaters for the consumption of the general public. Which is a real shame, because this is a very good year for animation on all fronts.

Let’s take a look at the 2015 Academy Award Nominees for Best Animated Short.

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Feb 012015
 

Webseries have become some of the most popular web content to date, accruing thousands of fans who obsessed over plots, actors, and GIFs. In the midst of the burgeoning era of these well-crafted and beloved series, many tried and failed to capture that same intensity. This one, Romance Of The Three Kitchens, deserved so much better.

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Jan 312015
 

British humor and horror are two very, very different beasts from their American counterparts. Stemming from different culture norms, decades of history, and politics, the separation is clear cut and sometimes things get lost in translation. That doesn’t, however, mean that some of them can’t be damn funny and scary. Typically, anything Simon Pegg is in.

Let’s take a look at A Fantastic Fear of Everything.

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