A Jurassic Park Short: Battle at Big Rock (YES, it’s canon)

If you haven’t yet, watch the canon Jurassic World short: Battle at Big Rock. The main thing to understand is that this takes place officially and immediately after the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and before Jurassic World Dominion. SPOILERS: Don’t read any further if you have not seen JW2: Fallen Kingdom, or don’t […]


Video: Faces On A Big Screen

Evan Puschak, aka Nerdwriter, makes an astute point that big screens aren’t just for action-packed, special effects-laden, blockbusters. The big screen also provides the details necessary for the subtle nuances of human expression that are easily missed, or at least diminished, on a small screen. Video length: 7:34 The Nerdwriter is a weekly video essay […]

Video: M. Night Shyamalan Horror & Thrillers RANKED | WORST TO BEST

When M. Night Shyamalan gets it right he makes something iconic. But when he gets it wrong, wow is it a stinker. Emma really knows her M. Night Shyamalan. This is a great video if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty of which ones are good and which ones are great. Emma and […]


YouTube-The tricks that make slasher films look real

Hold on! Wait a minute! According to this short video on the making of horror movies, I just discovered that they’re not real.  What? Collapsing knives? That was hard to see. That blew my mind — even more, rubber knives. I can’t look Michael Myers in the eyes anymore. Don’t get me started on the […]

Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye Official Trailer

Marvel Studios released the first Hawkeye trailer and it looks fantastic. Lots of potential for humor and action. I can’t wait. There are eight episodes airing weekly on Disney+ — starting November 24th. Cast Jeremy Renner will of course star as Clint Barton. And this series introduces Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop. I remember first […]

Economics of Hollywood

I’ve been watching a lot of videos about economics recently for research into a new project I’m working on. This channel Economics Explained is one of my favorites. The creator does a great job breaking down the topic and adds a fun bit of sarcastic humor. Bonus that he has a nice Aussie accent. 🙂 This […]


My Favorite YouTube Channels About Movies

Pop Culture Detective Description: A series of video essays looking at media through a critical lens with an emphasis on the intersections of politics, masculinity and entertainment. Hosted by Jonathan McIntosh. Pop Culture Detective is hands down my favorite movie related YouTube channel. His videos aren’t short. Most of them run in the 20-30 minute range. […]


Movie theaters are opening on Friday! How to be safe and what we will see

We can’t contain our excitement about movies in theaters coming back! Chances are, if you’re on this site, you’re over the moon as well. Of course we have to be extra careful to distance ourselves, wear masks, sanitize our seating real estate, and not touch our faces, but this should all be second nature by […]


Epic cast reunions – Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and more

Watching this gives me the warm fuzzies. It’s so cool to see the cast of Ghostbusters reunited. To get a sense of their camaraderie, even after all these years (plus some behind the scenes tidbits) is a joy to watch. But there are many more reunions to see. Back to the Future with Christopher Lloyd, […]


Jean-Luc Picard Writes a Quarantine Starlog – A playful Star Trek ‘episode’ for troubled times

The newest Star Trek television show, called simply Picard, is not immune to the effects of the world (galaxy?) spanning quarantine.  Star Trek: Picard showrunner, writer, and director Akiva Goldsman playfully imagines what Trek would be like in the wake of social distancing and isolation. Here’s our favorite ex-captain, ex-ambassador Jean-Luc himself, drafting a Starlog […]

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