Halloween 2018: On Surviving in 2018
Oct31

Halloween 2018: On Surviving in 2018

Halloween 2018 is a marvelous new Slasher, effectively reinventing the genre for a new millennium.

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BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power
Aug16

BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

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The Awkward Promise of EIGHTH GRADE
Aug13

The Awkward Promise of EIGHTH GRADE

The debut film from comedian Bo Burnham promises to explore “the most awkward year of your life.” EIGHTH GRADE delivers in spades – and that’s a really good thing.

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5 Ways Star Wars Shaped My Fantasy Novel “The Crescent Stone”
May04

5 Ways Star Wars Shaped My Fantasy Novel “The Crescent Stone”

My first fantasy novel for young adults, “The Crescent Stone,” releases this August. It’s the first book in the Sunlit Lands trilogy, and tells the story of two teens, Madeline and Jason, who are catapulted (not literally) into a magical world where they must battle the forces of evil and their own preferences and desires to try to do the right thing. It’s about friendship, and impossible situations, and...

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4 Ways Pure Flix’s Samson Film Gets the Bible Wrong
Feb19

4 Ways Pure Flix’s Samson Film Gets the Bible Wrong

The new Pure Flix biopic of Samson gets the biblical strongman’s story totally wrong.

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Best Horror Films of 2017
Dec27

Best Horror Films of 2017

JR. counts down his favorite horror films of 2017. What were your favorites?

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