The Timeless Attempt to Establish a New Order

The Warriors

Productions like The Warriors will never cease to amaze me: they were hits when launched, but they soon faded away. No buzz around them, except for the occasional references made in other movies, suggestions in music videos and lyrics. A game is, perhaps, released, meaning to revive the theme, the subject, the characters. This is, […]

Friday the 13th: A Mask to Remember

Friday the 13th

One of the longest-running horror franchises from Hollywood, Friday the 13th is also one of the most memorable, sticking into your mind like a splinter. How do I know this? In my opinion, what horror movies lack in plot – unfortunately, most of them do – they make up in shocking scenes and symbolism. The […]

The Perks of a Provisional Display

Living Single

Deemed the predecessor of Friends, Living Single also seems to rank better than the latter. Themes obviously overlap: a close-knit group of friends share their personal and professional experiences with each other. Proximity and shared history enables them to interact constantly: the three girls live in a condo neighboring on the apartment of the two […]

A Blow To Civilization

Beavis and Butthead

Butthead: I wish I had a face on my butt. You could blow your nose in your underwear. Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh.” Beavis: “You wouldn’t need a hankie. Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. And this is what Beavis and Butthead would probably say to all the criticism. And, by all means, they would be right to do so – and some articles […]

Project ALF

Project ALF

One of the main themes of the ALF series was satire, a satire aimed at the whole Cold War period – even the way in which ALF’s Melmac was destroyed was supposed to signal the alarm as to where the world was heading, with the whole nuclear race going on. Not only the series, but […]

How to Sing Your Way Out of Embarrassment

The Sound of Music

Five decades from the making of The Sound of Music, and the drama – or whatever genre you might be tempted to attribute to this production – is still top-ranking. It continues to top the bill, being a point of reference in the history of Hollywood musicals. So, what is it about The Sound of […]

Tom Waits’s Song Facts

Tom Waits

Rain Dogs is an album released in 1985, containing 19 tracks. According to Tom Waits, the album is about all the people that have lost all and now have no sense of direction. They are lost not in the sense in which one loses his keys, but in a metaphorical sense – they do not […]

Bruce Lee’s Influence On The Genre

Bruce Lee

There is a reason why most people would answer Bruce Lee when asked about the most influential martial artist turned actor. His movies (as few as they were) were not just a success in his home country, but also shaped the way action heroes were perceived in America. Thus, the ‘80’s were completely changed, well […]

Shocking The Fans With Doctor Who

John Hurt in Doctor Who

Dark Waters – this will be an episode to remember, and not just because of the shocking death of Danny Pink. In this episode, we also saw how the world spins around the Doctor, not always in his favor. However, what other shocking moments did we witness in the world of Doctor Who? The first […]

A Look Beyond The Mask

Jason's Mask

Friday the 13th, the 2009 reboot, was not like the fans wanted it to be, from many points of view. One of the main criticisms brought to the film was that it lacked (for most of it) the iconic hockey mask, which became synonymous to Jason Voorhees (much like the glove represented Freddy Krueger and […]