It’s showtime…. for the Musical version!
Due to the fact I am a living, breathing, human, I love Beetlejuice. It’s one of the classic Halloween movies. Arguably it’s also what shot Tim Burton into mainstream popularity. Michael Keaton’s performance is iconic. I’d even go as far to argue that without Beetlejuice, characters like Deadpool wouldn’t be as successful.
Because not only was that movie great, it also shifted a lot of popular comedic tendencies. It popularized a more irreverent sense of humor not present in other 80s comedies. …
It’s no secret that dating advice and relationship columns aren’t just big here on Medium, but they’re popular in most relevant publications. It’s a tried a true formula.
People want to read dating advice to better themselves, expand their worldview, or try to find new ideas to surprise their significant others. Or alternatively, they just like reading gossip.
Which is fine, I don’t believe there is anything wrong with reading some gossipy entertainment. But it being so popular does result a need for writers to supply to their demand, which can have some unintentional side effects.
I’ve noticed more and more lately that the relationship advice that often goes viral isn’t actual advice stories. Sometimes they’re phrased to be such but really it’s just the author venting. …
Can you imagine someone daring to make a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining? Perhaps the greatest and most beloved horror film ever created, only challenged by other seminal classics like The Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Now can you imagine just how unlikely that film sequel would be good?
It is an impossible task, yet Mike Flanagan and his team succeeded and managed to create something extraordinary. Something equally horrifying that compliments the original Kubrick film while also managing to stand on its own.
It’s been over a year since I first saw it, and upon seeing it the second time but this go-around with the Director’s Cut of it, I can confirm this film isn’t only genius — but, except for Jordan Peele — I think this film cemented Mike Flanagan as the director who has brought the most growth to the genre of horror since Wes Craven. …