FEATURE // Stranger Things: A Demogorgon’s Guide to Life in Hawkins, Indiana

Published Oct. 24 2017 at ZekeFilm in anticipation of the second season of the Netflix drama. Everything an Ambitious Demogorgon Needs to Know in the World of Stranger Things Congrats! You’re a Demogorgon making the big move out of the Upside Down! While the Upside Down will always be home, moving your residence to the Right Side …

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FILM REVIEW // Jackie

Published Jan. 6, 2017 for the film review site I created, Crowd vs. Critic. Each film is reviewed twice, once from the Crowd perspective for its entertainment value (Popcorn Potential) and once from the Critic perspective for its Artistic Taste. CROWD REVIEW // November 22, 1963. If you’ve lived long enough to study a at …

FILM REVIEW // The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Published Nov. 27, 2014 for the film review site I created, Crowd vs. Critic. Each film is reviewed twice, once from the Crowd perspective for its entertainment value (Popcorn Potential) and once from the Critic perspective for its Artistic Taste. CROWD REVIEW // Katniss Everdeen is 17 years old. She has survived two Hunger Games. …

FILM REVIEW // The Circle

Published Apr. 29, 2017 at ZekeFilm. Or, Tom Hanks and Internet Privacy in 2017 DIRECTOR: JAMES PONSOLDT/2017  Imagine Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook—all combined into one. Now call it The Circle. Mae Holland (Emma Watson) shakes off a string of dead end temp jobs the first chance she gets to taste the potential and prosperity of …

TV REVIEW // Five Came Back

Published Apr. 3, 2017 at ZekeFilm. Hollywood, Politics, and World War II: Inseparable From the Start DIRECTOR: LAURENT BOUZEREAU/2017 Say what you will about Hollywood’s influence in politics (or interference, depending on how you see it), but the two have intertwined for so many decades they’re difficult to dissociate. Oscar speeches like Sacheen Littlefeather’s upon Marlon …

FILM REVIEW // Fences

Published Jan. 7, 2017 at ZekeFilm. Washington and Davis Show Their Range in Wilson’s Play DIRECTOR: DENZEL WASHINGTON/2016 Pittsburgh, 1950s. Troy Maxson arrives home from work with his friend Bono. His wife, Rose, is setting the table for dinner. His grown son Lyons arrives for a visit, and his son Cory will come home after football practice. This …

FILM REVIEW // Passengers

Published Dec. 20, 2016 at ZekeFilm. A Popcorn Flick, not an Oscar Contender (and that’s nothing to complain about) DIRECTOR: MORTEN TYLDUM/2016 Could any place be lonelier than space? Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) are about to find out. They’re the only two people woken up from hyper sleep on the Starship …

FEATURE // Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter, and the Death of the Trilogy

Published Nov. 17, 2016 at ZekeFilm. Pentalogy. It might be word you’re about to become more acquainted with in the movie world. In the lead-up to the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling confirmed on Twitter in October that the Harry Potter spinoff is spinning off into five different chapters: …