Category: Just Out Of Frame

GHOSTWRITING: AE Staff and Readers Share Their Scary Stories

Happy Friday the 13th and welcome to the first edition of Ghostwriting, Audiences Everywhere’s first community-driven collection of spookiness and assorted scares. Each piece was contributed by an AE writer or reader. Do you have story? DM us at @WeTalkMovies if you’d like to share it. Look for the next edition Friday, October 20! One More Song Despite my religious beliefs nowadays, I spent most of my childhood and teenage-hood a staunch atheist. I didn’t believe in ghosts. I didn’t believe in an afterlife. I didn’t believe in a God. Fast-forward a few years and I’m now a believer...

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Sing: My Daughter’s First Movie

When I imagined taking my daughter to her first movie, I pictured excitement, maybe some fanfare, and a carefully selected film. She would be full of anticipation, and my heart would be warm at the thought of making her happy. I don’t know why I imagined this, as I don’t remember my own first movie, rarely indulge in fanfare, and I am terrible at planning child-centered events, generally. As you’ve undoubtedly guessed, it did not live up to my imagined scenario. In fact, I was desperate for an indoor activity on a very cold weekend, and I recalled that...

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Imperfect Animal: The Enduring Appeal of Wolverine

There is a wilderness of the soul, a place of undying conflict that’s marked by signposts of pain and suffering. A place kept wild by questions, chief among them the oldest question we know: Who am I? The answer, sometimes brief, other times sprawling, alternates between being a fountain of hope or of despair, but made concrete in moments defined by our will to survive and emerge stronger, better even. Perhaps more than any comic-book character, James Howlett, Logan, Weapon X, The Wolverine, best exemplifies the ever shifting nature of human identity, through his own post-human struggle that has...

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Comic-to-Film Primer: Iron Fist

Marvel’s partnership with Netflix has created a nice little block within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one where the heroes are a bit more tormented, the villains are far more complicated, and everyone’s developed a bit of an outsider complex in the face of urban decay. The final corner of this block is easily the strangest of them all, an outsider even among a group of outsiders like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. He is Danny Rand, the Iron Fist. Doctor Strange introduced us to a world of mystic arts within the MCU, and Iron Fist will take us...

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A History of Cinematic Resurrection

Every so often tragedy strikes and an actor passes away during the filming of a movie. When this happens the filmmakers are left with the choice of scrapping the whole movie, as director George Sluzier did when River Phoenix died during the filming of Dark Blood, or trying to find a way around it. The latter was the option Terry Gilliam chose when Heath Ledger died halfway through filming of the The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, instead casting Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Colin Farrell to each play Ledger’s character when he goes into a fantasy world within the movie. Other times though,...

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Don’t Watch The Inauguration. Not To Spite Trump, But To Save Yourself

It makes me sick to have to say this, but the opinions expressed in this editorial article do not necessarily reflect those of Audiences Everywhere as a brand or team. It makes me sick because I don’t necessarily feel as though what I’m about to say is, by and large, a political statement, and any contention that it is willfully amputates basic morality from politics. That disclosure out of the way, I’ll state this up front: Like a lot of Americans, I dislike Donald Trump as a person and detest his democratically-ish-elected occupation of the office of United States...

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The 10 Best Albums We Heard In 2016

We fight sometimes. It is a little difficult for us to find agreement when ranking the best or worst of anything movie-based on a list, but the consensus, eventually, becomes something we cinephiles can calculate to an agreeable degree. The same can not be said for our music tastes. We do not even try to formulate common ground. Instead, we celebrate our diverse, genre-destroying interest in our second favorite media form. As such, we’ve allowed our writers to choose their favorite music of the past year to provide you with a colorful roller-coaster playlist of 2016’s best albums. Blackstar...

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October Was the Scariest Month: How Panic Disorder and Horror Movies Prepared Me for a Trump Presidency

October was the scariest month of my life even though I wasn’t even really watching any horror movies. The reason October was such an unprecedentedly terrifying month and the reason why I avoided horror movies was the same: because in September, I was attacked by a monster. Now, this the second week of November, a new monster is making matters even worse. More about my personal monster momentarily, but first, I think we should measure that damage. For all of my life, I have loved horror. I’ve loved being afraid. October, traditionally, has always been my favorite month largely...

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Another 7 Chilling Real Life Stories That Should Be Horror Movies

We are currently in the midst of a glut in terms of wonderful horror and terrifying horror film releases. The unfortunate news (or fortunate, if you’re into this sort of thing), is that the real world keeps turning up terrifying stories as well. This year, we had no trouble finding seven more entries into our continuing Halloween series of seven real life stories that would make great movies. Let’s get started… 1. Japanese Ghost Boat Since October of last year, dozens of wooden boats washed onto the shores of Monzen, a quiet Japanese fishing village, carrying a total of...

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Watsky at 30: His 30 Best Songs

“After a person turns 21, most milestone birthdays are ominous reminders of our mortality. 30, 40, 50, 60. Potentially depressing moments in a person’s life.” – George Watsky, How to Ruin Everything It is rare for someone at 30 to be able to say they’ve had an impact on millions of people’s lives. However, that’s not exactly the case for artists and other well-known public figures. An artist’s goal isn’t fame but instead self-expression. With that in mind, seeing as today is George Watsky’s 30th birthday, we thought it best to celebrate the 30 years of existence of one of our favorite artists...

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Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth and a New Honesty in Classic Country

Sturgill Simpson screws up a lyric in his cover of Nirvana’s In Bloom. In interviews since the release of A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, the album which contains the alt-country singer’s breakthrough re-imagining, Simpson has spoken at length about his admiration for Kurt Cobain and Nirvana and admits the influence the early ‘90s grunge band holds over his approach to music. He has also formally apologized for misinterpreting the line in the chorus. It seems as though it was an honest mistake, and not just that, but an honest mistake that allowed a more honest album. Traditionally, male country western artists...

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Penny Dreadful and How the End of Season 3 Broke My Heart

*Warning: Spoilers for all of Penny Dreadful* The End of Penny Dreadful came out of nowhere. And it was The End with a capital T and E. John Logan’s gothic epic ran for three seasons and then, on Sunday night, ended with a simple title card declaring that the story was over. And no one knew about it. As far as everyone watching knew, the double episode on Sunday was the season finale and viewers would be left waiting for news of renewal or cancellation. Personally, I prayed to whichever god was listening that the show would be renewed but...

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Game of Thrones Recap: Battle of the Bastards

Episode 9, or in Game of Thrones terms, the episode where shit gets real. Previous episode 9s have been known for showing Starks die and battles be fought. With that in mind, let’s watch the Starks fight a battle. Season 6, Episode 9: Battle of the Bastards Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by Miguel Sapochnik Recap: In Meereen, the Masters are still bombarding the city as Daenarys looks on. She tells Tyrion that she has a plan that essentially involves wiping the Masters off the face of the world for good. Tyrion warns her of the...

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Game of Thrones: No One Recap

Tonight I want movement, I want violence, and I want Waif to meet her maker at the hands of the Arya Stark via the sharp end of Needle. Season 6, Episode 8: No One Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by Mark Mylod Recap: We open in Braavos with the mummers and Lady Crane’s revised speech over Joffrey’s corpse. Gone are the tears, replaced with Arya inspired rage. Crane goes backstage and finds Arya, bloodied and hiding and, hopefully not, dying. Crane patches her up, feeds her, and talks about a very stabby past. Crane invites Arya...

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Game of Thrones: The Broken Man Recap

Game of Thrones blah blah blah sex, magic, violence, let’s just get into it! Season 6, Episode 7: The Broken Man Written by Brian Cogman Directed by Mark Mylod Recap: We open on the barn building scene from Witness, or, more accurately, the building of a church. Ian McShane, with a seven pointed star around his neck, directs his followers, including one follower who can lift a log by himself and has a scarred face and is Sandor Clegane aka the Hound, back from the dead! He chops wood and McShane’s character, Brother Ray, asks him how he “died.” Later,...

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