Musings on ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD & Tarantino’s treatments of women + minorities

It's nearly a week ago that I saw the movie, and though there are parts that I did enjoy, there are more scenes that did not sit well with me. In fact, I didn't even feel like writing about the movie, but posted my friend Ted's review on it this weekend. The movie has received …

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Musings on Robert Pattinson casting + Matt Reeves’ noir vision for The Batman

It seems it hasn't been that long ago that I was blogging about casting for a Batman movie when Ben Affleck was cast. If some of you read it, I was actually lamenting about Affleck's casting then, but later on I came around and actually enjoyed his performance. Now, Christian Bale remains my favorite Batman …

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Musings on the Spielberg VS Netflix Debate

Hello readers! Today is the fifth and up until a couple of years ago, it's customary that I post five random movie news/tidbits/query under the Five for the Fifth series. Well, this topic would certainly be part of that series today! I had thought about this quite a bit since I heard about Steven Spielberg's …

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Musings on my childhood favorite – Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989)

Happy weekend!! Hope you're all doing well. It's  I've been quite preoccupied with a bunch of stuff this week I barely have time to write anything for the blog. But hey, I finally did get approved by Rotten Tomatoes! Yes I know I know, I could've done that years ago but I guess I just …

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Musings on 2019 Oscars nominations

Well it's one of those mornings that cinephiles always wait for year after year… the morning Oscar nominations are announced. I for one don't go out of my way to wake up early to see it live, but when I woke up, of course I immediately tried to see who's shortlisted. Right away I noticed …

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Merry Christmas! FlixChatter Team’s Favorite Christmas Movies

Merry Christmas everyone! It's Ruth here and it's Christmas Day here in the Twin Cities where our blog team and I live. It's actually an unusually brown Christmas with just a few leftover snow on the ground, nary a flurry in sight! I've made a ton of Christmas posts over the years, such us the …

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Rest in peace STAN LEE … thank you for all your entertaining + inspiring creations

Today the world lost a beloved legendary comic book writer who's been entertaining and inspiring us for decades. Stan Lee died today, he was 95. The co-creator of SO many iconic Marvel characters — Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four — Stan Lee was larger than life. There's even a Wiki …

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery – Salem’s Horror Museum

Special Halloween's Post courtesy of LAURA SCHAUBSCHLAGER It's almost Halloween's Eve and today we've got a special post from our horror correspondent Laura, who's recently traveled to Salem to celebrate her birthday! While there, she got to talk with the founder/owner James about the popular attraction, which boast an amazing artistry and production details that …

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Valentine Special – A tribute to the film-related influences that inspire ‘Hearts Want’

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Today is actually the only night where I don't have somewhere to be this week which is a treat for me. So my hubby and I are going to get some takeout from one of our fave restaurants (most likely Thai) while my hubby treat us w/ some chocolate-dipped strawberries for …

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A film blogger’s journey into indie filmmaking – writing/producing ‘Hearts Want’ short film

It's been forty plus years in the making. No, no, it didn't take me 40 years to write the script, though if I had written something as an infant I might've been a literary genius by now. Some of you know my life's been consumed by my short film project lately. Well, I had just …

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