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Across The Spiderverse Surpasses its Predecessor With Stunning Visuals and Compelling Story

Casual moviegoers and critics alike have always generated discourse surrounding superhero movies and animated movies-and it’s only grown in recent years. As both vie for recognition beyond just being “just for kids” or “just for comic book nerds” many creators have expressed their unrelenting dedication to their art. After winning the 2022 Oscar for Best […]

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Exclusive From The Philly Fan Expo: Jodi Benson on Her Impactful Relationship With Howard Ashman

The voice of Disney’s Princess Ariel herself, Jodi Benson, visited adoring fans at the Philly Fan Expo this past weekend and even graced those who attended her panel with her beautiful voice, singing The Little Mermaid’s iconic song “Part of Your World”. Benson spoke to a packed crowd during the recent Philly Fan Expo on

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a Love Letter to the Entire Franchise and That’s All it has to be

Review of Illumination Entertainment’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie   Ever since the announcement of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the subsequent cast in September of 2021, fans were ecstatic that the culturally defining game was coming to the big screen in an animated form.  However, the announcement that Nintendo would be partnering with Illumination

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Jody Quigley in the film Impuratus

Jody Quigley Shines in Thundersmoke Media’s Supernatural Thriller, Impuratus

Jody Quigley has had a versatile career exploring everything from acting to restaurant management. Now he is back on the big screen as tortured Civil War Soldier Daniel Glassman in Impuratus. After making his leading man debut as Doug in Apparition, Jody realized his love and appreciation for horror films, leading him to star alongside

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Capacity Crowd Turns Out for the First Public Screening of Award-Winning New Supernatural Thriller Impuratus

Screenwriter/director Michael Yurinko and producer Guy Quigley of Thundersmoke Media recently joined fellow cast and crew for the first public screening of their latest indie-horror film, Impuratus. The film was screened last month (February 26) at The County Theater in Doylestown Pennsylvania, a place that many of the cast members aren’t just familiar with, but

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Film Actor Tom Sizemore Has Died at Age 61 After Brain Aneurysm

Tom Sizemore, best known for his roles in the films Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Natural Born Killers, has died at the age of 61 after suffering a brain aneurysm. With a heavy heart, Mr. Sizemore’s loved ones and colleagues mourn the passing of a formidable actor who leaves behind a loving family and a major film legacy. Mr.

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Knock at the Cabin has a Skeletal Story but not Much Plot on its Bones

Review of Knock at the Cabin  M. Night Shyamalan has remained one of the most talked about horror/thriller directors since his rise to fame in 1999 with The Sixth Sense. Since then he’s had other commercial and critical hits such as Signs, Unbreakable, and Split. He’s also known for not so memorable and even laughably bad

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The Oscars 2023: Reactions, Predictions, and Controversies.

Oscars 2023 Predictions In the aftermath of a chaotic broadcast last year, the Oscars have returned again with the nominations being announced earlier this week. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting this year’s ceremony, which will be held on March 12, 2023. Many nominations came as no surprise as Everything Everywhere All At

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M3gan is the latest Horror/Thriller, but will she haunt the hall of horror classics?

Review of M3gan    4 feet tall and sprouting a titanium build, M3gan is the latest terror to come out of Blumhouse Productions in association with Atomic Monster. The film was directed by Gerard Johnstone who is most known for his 2014 horror film Housebound. An AI robot built by robotics genius Gemma (Allison Williams)

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Why Suburban Philadelphia Native Jody Quigley is Thrilled about His ‘Super Creepy’ New Indie Movie, Impuratus

When it comes to rising to a challenge, Jody Quigley is in a class by himself. Especially, when it comes to starring in his latest chilling supernatural thriller, Impuratus, a riveting psychological thriller that will frequently make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Impuratus is a spellbinding thriller from Thundersmoke Media and

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Michael Yurinko, Writer-Director of the film, Impuratus

How Writer-Director Michael Yurinko Created the Creepy New Horror Film, Impuratus and Why He Leaves Us Wanting More…

Michael Yurinko’s riveting new horror film Impuratus began with a dilapidated shed next to a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse that spurred him to write the screenplay for his multi-award-winning new thriller.  At the time, Yurinko was laid up for two weeks recovering from a painful back injury where he couldn’t move, sit down, stand or walk,

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The Whale: One of the Most Controversial and Emotional Movies of the Year

Review of Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale    If you’ve been subject to a conversation of recent film discourse lately, you’ve probably heard of A24’s The Whale. The film, based on the play of the same name by Samuel D. Hunter follows Charlie, an online English teacher who due to an eating disorder resulting from an immeasurable

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Women Film Critics Circle Selects “She Said” and “Women Talking” As Award-Winning 2022 Female-Driven Films

Women Film Critics Circle Selects Award-Winning 2022 Female-Driven Films Every once in a while we see one or two movies that move us emotionally and make us feel compelled to announce to the world how thought-provoking and life-altering the screenplay, acting, directing, and other aspects of the film are. And this is the case with

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Airen DeLaMater Shares Chilling Details From her New Film Impuratus

Airen DeLaMater Shares Details From her New Film Impuratus Actress Airen DeLaMater isn’t afraid of a challenging role, even if it means traveling to some of the scariest renowned places in the country. After starring in a supporting role in Thundersmoke Media’s Apparition (directed by Quinn Saunders) in 2015, DeLaMater is returning to the screen

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Strange World Makes History for Disney but was Barely Seen by or Heard of by Audiences

Strange World Review Following Encanto, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 61st animated feature, Strange World, had a lot to live up to. After the widespread success of Encanto as a vibrant musical and beautiful story, Disney fans were anticipating what was next. Despite initial excitement, it was soon clear Strange World wasn’t meant to ride the

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Disenchanted Fails to Capture the Charm of the Original Film

Disenchanted Review  In 2007, Disney’s unconventional fish-out-of-water fairytale film Enchanted soared its way into the hearts of fans with catchy songs, energetic performances, and an upheaval of overdone Disney tropes. Now, 15 years later, the original cast including Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel have reunited for Disenchanted, the highly-anticipated sequel which

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The School for Good and Evil Creates a Fantastical Atmosphere but Contains a Rushed, Oversaturated Story

Review of Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil  Netflix’s latest fantasy thriller, The School for Good and Evil had a lot of expectations to live up to. Fans of the original book series by Soman Chainani were skeptical as most who have a previous attachment to a franchise are, hoping that the film version would

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Luckiest Girl Alive: The Book Changed my Life, The Film is an Insulting , Shallow Mess

Luckiest Girl Alive Review  *Spoilers Below* *This review discusses sensitive topics that may be triggering to some readers.  Over the summer, I decided I wanted to start reading again. Not that I hadn’t been reading for school and work, but the leisurely reading I engaged in as a kid slowly drifted into a forgotten activity

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Blonde is Not Nearly as Cinematically Artistic as it May Claim-It’s Actually Quite Repulsive

Netflix’s Blonde Review  Since her rise to fame in the early 50s, Marilyn Monroe has remained America’s most prominent sex symbol. From her luminous blonde hair to her memorable white dress that graced the screens in The Seven Year Itch, audiences, most notably men have not been able to get her out of their heads. Since her

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Is Don’t Worry Darling’s Stellar Cast and Beautiful Cinematography Enough to Save it?

Don’t Worry Darling Movie Review After creating a modern teen classic with Booksmart, actress, and director, Olivia Wilde shifted her skillset to crafting a subversive, chilling, deconstructive psychological thriller…in theory. With the announcement of pop sensation Harry Styles as the male lead and the initial drop of the trailer last year, moviegoers were instantly entranced

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Do Revenge Sets the Stage for Future Gen-Z Teen Movies to Come

Netflix’s Do Revenge Review The latest teen dark comedy to hit Netflix Do Revenge is a sunny, pastled conglomerate of cringeworthy writing, cliched tropes, and a rushed, contrived ending-that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun to watch. Combining the gen-z icon forces of Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things) along with a killer

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Jurassic World: Dominion Proves to be Another Typical, Forgettable Summer Blockbuster

Jurassic World: Dominion Is  Another Typical, Forgettable Summer Blockbuster Despite grossing almost 1 billion dollars at the box office, Jurassic World: Dominion proves to be just as generic as any other CGI-clustered summertime blockbuster. The latest installment in the Jurassic World trilogy will most likely (and hopefully) be the last Jurassic World film. It follows

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September 2022 Movie Releases

September 2022 Film Releases September 2, 2022 Releases Gigi & Nate Drama Family Starring: Charlie Rowe, Marcia Gay Harden, Jim Belushi, Zoe Margaret Colletti Roadside Attractions (Limited Release) Waiting for Bojangles Drama Starring: Romain Duris, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois, Solan Machado Graner Blue Fox Entertainment (Limited Release) Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Comedy Starring:

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August 2022 Movie Releases

August 2022 Film Releases August 5, 2022 Movie Releases Bullet Train Action Thriller Starring: Joey King, Karen Fukuhara, Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) (Wide Release) Easter Sunday Comedy Starring: Jo Koy, Lydia Gaston, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada Universal Pictures (Wide Release) Collide Thriller Starring: Drea de Matteo, Ryan Phillippe, Kat Graham, David

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