Author: Diego Crespo

Miami Vice On Its 10th Anniversary

In the original series, Miami Vice carried the same traits as its film reboot. Mood and atmosphere were favored over conventional plotting to justify a meditative state. Instead of Crockett sitting on his boat, overlooking a sunset with a heavy synth score illuminating isolation, Moby’s “One of These Mornings” plays as Crockett and business partner/soon-to-be-lover drive a speedboat towards a seemingly endless horizon. It’s not a disregard for the original stylings of the series as much as it is an update. The pastiche of ’80s fashion trends have been forgone in favor of sleek blacks, whites, and blues. The...

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The Best Episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series

What makes a great episode of Star Trek: The Original Series? From a bold premise to capitalizing on crew interactions, the best episodes of the original series always wound up leading to the crew discussing events through a philosophical lens but always maintaining a sense of brevity and wit about itself. Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a more optimistic future is hailed as serious science fiction but it conjoined genuine science fiction philosophies with the utmost entertaining approach. Here are six episodes that capture the wonders of The Original Series. Season 1 Episode 3: Where No Man Has Gone Before Also...

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Aliens Turns 30: Why It’s Still Great

It’s always difficult finding words to describe a movie like Aliens. James Cameron’s bonafide classic sequel evokes admiration from the hearts of multiple genre stylings. Whether you’re an action junkie, horror fiend, or science-fiction fanatic, Aliens has something worth offering. Along with being one of the few sequels capable of standing up to the original, many would argue it even surpasses Ridley Scott’s seminal monster movie. The discussion of which film is superior certainly leads to interesting debate, but Aliens maintains its status as a classic for reasons beyond that. It goes to show sequels can do something drastically different...

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Rogue One, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman, & More

This weekend is Star Wars Celebration in London and we’ve already got some exciting tidbits of information. Admittedly, it’s just some behind-the-scenes footage but it reveals the world of Rogue One and some new looks at the variety of characters we’ll be spending time with come December 2016.   Gareth Edwards is directing so naturally the film looks gorgeous and epic in scope. There is constant mention of practical effects and sets because people are still worried about over-whelming CGI. There’s a happy middle-ground and it looks like Star Wars might be the series that delivers on it. Edwards also brings up riding...

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First Look at It’s Pennywise is Unfortunately Creepy

There’s a simple explanation for why the stories of Stephen King have stayed with us: he’s a talented writer who knows how to craft terror with elongated lifespans. Maybe this is why the story of It and the children of Derry resonates so much after all these years. Since the text of the film is about exploring long-term trauma and horrors, it’s only fair for the story to continue grabbing audiences with its sickly pull. Tim Curry’s campy-yet-terrifying turn as the titular clown in the original made-for-TV Stephen King’s It sent trembles throughout the horror genre as his performance undercut the initially unthreatening appearance...

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La La Land Teaser Trailer is Our Tempo

The term “movie magic” gets thrown around often enough for it to lose its impact. This trailer reminded me of the meaning. When you reunite Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, chances are you’re going to make some kind of magic happen onscreen. In the not-so-surprising route, the teaser for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land boasts lush imagery to remind you what movies looked like when they had color. The air of romanticism permeates every fiber of its being, harkening back to classic Hollywood. Here’s the synopsis: Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring...

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Weekly Roundup: Donald Glover joins Spider-Man and We Should All Just Appreciate That

 News Roundup Spider-Man: Homecoming grabs three highly talented individuals for the already excellent cast. Donald Glover – not as Spider-Man. Logan Marshall-Green joins as another supervillain alongside Michael Keaton’s rumored appearance as Vulture. Martin Starr will also appear; hopefully as an eccentric, apathetic teacher. RUMOR: While Vulture is the main villain, Spencer Smythe and Miles Warren are set for appearances. (THR THR Deadline) Helen Mirren joins Fast 8 proving there is still good in this world (Elle) Beverly Hills Cop 4 is finally happening maybe and will be directed by Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Variety)...

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Weekly Roundup: Moana Gets a Teaser!

NEWS Rian Johnson reveals the biggest Star Wars 8 spoiler yet: a cape (Tumblr) Final trailer for The Shallows is a masterclass in trailer editing (Youtube) We have no idea who Sharon Stone is playing in any Marvel movie (AARP) Josh Brolin really liked the story for Avengers: Infinity Wars (MovieFone) J.K. Simmons got fucking ripped to beat up the nerds (Instagram) Mackenzie Davis joins Blade Runner 2 (SlashFilm) Greasy Strangler gets an ugly trailer (Youtube) RUMOR: Christopher Nolan might crash a plane to spite Interstellar (Indierevolver) Cate Blanchett along with Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling may have just joined the Ocean’s Eleven reboot – rumored title is Ocean’s Ocho (Playlist & Showbizz411) John Boyega will lead the cancellation of another apocalypse in Pacific Rim 2 (Deadline) James Wan is very excited for Aquaman (Cinemablend) Geoff Johns reveals the title for Justice League as… Justice League (Twitter) Anthony Hopkins joins Transformers 5 and a dog tags along for a heartwarming story (Twitter and Twitter) Jennifer Connelly joins No Exit (THR) Ted Geogheghan will make an action-horror film called Mohawk (EW) Kevin Smith’s Mallrats sequel will be a ten-episode TV season (Twitter) Adam McKay teams up with J-Law (Variety) Francis Lawrence may direct a Battlestar Galactica reboot (Playlist) Angelina Jolie is on the Orient Express (Variety) The Governator will not be leading the rebootquel of Predator (Playlist) Kenneth Choi joins Spider-Man: Homecoming even after being in Captain America: The First Avenger (TheWrap) Ron Howard is adapting Seveneves (SlashFilm) Suicide Squad is officially PG-13 (BoxOfficeMojo) DC is testing the waters with their animated universe for Justice League Dark (BBFC) Steven Spielberg puts a pop...

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