Tuesday 21st November 2017,
Pop Culture 101 : With Mike Peters

Film

Indiana Jones: A History

Indiana Jones: A History

  In a 1985 interview with Time Magazine, Steven Spielberg noted: “I dream for a living. I use my childhood and go back there for inspiration”. This idea of dreams and imagination is a key contributor to the legacy of Spielberg as an artist. There has been no one that has relied more heavily on [...]

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Batman (1989)

Batman (1989)

  Synopsis:   GothamCityis under siege. Criminals and corrupt officials rule, and the innocent are left defenseless. Crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance) and his right hand man, Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) are the true leaders of this city. They rule with an iron fist. However, Jack is eventually set up by Carl, and is [...]

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Machine Gun Freedom: How the 1980s Action Film Saved America

Machine Gun Freedom: How the 1980s Action Film Saved America

  The Film Studies Dictionary defines action films as: “fast-paced narratives which feature a lot of violence and physical action such as chases, fights, stunts, crashes and explosions, and where action dominates over dialogue and character (Barry Grant, 2001). The action film has existed in America since the beginnings of cinema and truly has enjoyed [...]

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Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’

Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’

  Heath Ledger as The Joker   From the moment it appeared on screen, a tantalizing amount of contemplation and anticipation began to mount. It was simply a card but yet it was a statement that resonated deep within millions of avid fans. In most card decks, this is the card that is usually omitted [...]

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Max Payne

Max Payne

  There are very few words to describe my disappointment after witnessing the debacle that is Max Payne. I had such high anticipation for this film, and yet I have come away so utterly dissatisfied with what was presented to me. How could a film that is based on such an innovative and enjoyable game [...]

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A Film By Quentin Tarantino

A Film By Quentin Tarantino

A Quentin Tarantino film is an experience. It is not simply a film or a piece of entertainment but rather an event to be embraced and cherished. Some may call him self-indulgent or even overrated but to fully understand his contribution to the cinematic movement is to fully comprehend his love for the art form. [...]

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I Love You, Man Review

I Love You, Man Review

Darkness absconds with the clarity of my thoughts. For a moment, there is nothing. There is no sound, no sight, no taste, and no control. I am powerless. Suddenly, there is a flash of an image, but as quickly as it has appeared, it has vanished from sight and I am left to struggle with [...]

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