Andrew Raker

Lastest Stories by Andrew Raker

It’s no secret that the recent pandemic impacted the entire film industry, forcing all kinds of delays and paradigm shifts in the process. But the show must go on and go on it will, with a bevy of...
With over 100 acting credits to his name and no shortage of peripheral endeavors, Dwayne Johnson is arguably the hardest-working man in show business right now. He has also been Hollywood’s highest...
In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America replaced the so-called Hays Code, instituted in the 1930s to enforce moral guidelines upon cinematic content, with its own rating system —...
It’s no secret that the recent pandemic impacted the entire film industry, forcing all kinds of delays and paradigm shifts in the process. But the show must go on and go on it will, with a bevy of...
When Pixar’s “Toy Story” first arrived in theaters, the animation studio didn’t know what to expect. To quote executive producer Steve Jobs, “If ‘Toy Story’ is a modest hit —...
If there was a shot heard around the world in the history of modern animation, it arrived on November 22, 1995. That was the domestic release date of “Toy Story,” the debut feature film from...
Hollywood has lost no shortage of shining stars in the midst of their careers, often when they were still young. Some of the more tragic examples include the demise of several glamorous comic...
Cannabis occupies an ever-growing presence in American culture. The first songs celebrating marijuana date from the 1920s and their number has grown exponentially since the 1960s. And there’s an...
With over 100 acting credits to his name and no shortage of peripheral endeavors, Dwayne Johnson is arguably the hardest-working man in show business right now. He has also been Hollywood’s highest...
From 1934 to 1968, the majority of Hollywood films abided by the Hays Code, a system of self-censorship with scrupulous moral standards promulgated by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of...
They say that truth is often stranger than fiction and the following movies are here to prove it. Each title takes direct inspiration from a real-life person or persons, people whose stories were...
Since the launch of the MPAA ratings system in 1968, the “G” in G rating has stood for “General Audiences,” meaning viewers of all ages are welcome. Because it was retroactively applied to a...
From 1934 to 1968, the majority of Hollywood films abided by the Hays Code, a system of self-censorship with scrupulous moral standards promulgated by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of...