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BA in Film from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. MA in English from the University of Sheffield. All-around fun guy who wants to make the world a better, and more interesting, place.

Screenplays With Unconventional Connections

The screenplays of A History of Violence and Rambo: First Blood share similarities in their stories, such as centering on violent men who are

The Successes And Failures In Adapting I AM LEGEND

Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend has been adapted to the screen three times- but have any of the cinematic adaptations effectively translated

Are All Sequels Created Equal? Six Levels Of Sequel Hell

From box office cash-ins to long gestating labors of love, there are several different types of sequels. Zac Hestand explores which formulas make sequels

Actor's Profile: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier paved the way for African American actors with a string of critically lauded roles in the late fifties and sixties. Here are

FALLING DOWN's Mental Breakdown Structured As Video Game Levels

How is Joel Schumacher's 1993 film Falling Down structured like a video game? Zac Hestand gives us his breakdown.

GREMLINS: Christmas Gifts Gone Awry

Gremlins, an '80s holiday classic, comes mainly from two influences: old-fashioned sci-fi/horror and the Looney Tunes.

The Santa Clause: Holiday Movies At Their Worst

The Santa Clause isn't the festive classic you remember - it's a soulless comedy that doesn't even understand the meaning of Christmas.

Beginner's Guide: Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven is a distinguished director in the cinematic world of the past few decades; here is a rundown of his career.

EVIL DEAD 2: A Live-Action Looney Tunes Horror Comedy

Evil Dead 2 succeeds in finding the twisted humor within the horror genre and makes the film a memorable exercise of cartoonish entertainment.

The Horror Of Enclosed Space & Background In HALLOWEEN (1978)

Hallow's Eve is soon upon us, so it's time to revisit our favorite horror classics. We consider what makes the 1978 Halloween work so