Andrew Raker

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The proverbial yin to Marvel’s yang, DC Comics has itself inspired no shortage of classic film adaptations. Long before the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) was even a thing, efforts such as 1978’s...
Few television genres have endured through the decades with the popularity of situation comedies — sitcoms for short. Picking up where comedic radio serials left off, early examples such as...
Hollywood often stands accused of eschewing original ideas in favor of established intellectual property and the worst movie remakes don’t do the town any favors. While predominant among horror...
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...
With the development of a PVC-based material better known as vinyl came the long-playing record, or LP for short. Issued in both 10-inch and 12-inch formats, to be played at a speed of 33 1/3...
When executed properly, coming-of-age movies render emotional impact by sending relatable characters through a series of life-changing events. Put the sub-genre in the wrong hands, however, and it...
In Hollywood, there’s never a wrong time to revisit the premise of a previously existing classic. It’s usually a movie that earned serious bank upon its initial release, though every now and...
While character growth is fundamental to most Hollywood films, the coming-of-age sub-genre employs it as a primary narrative device. Examples date back throughout history and tend to center on young...
Hollywood’s trends and standards change at an impressive rate, and today’s zeitgeist can be tomorrow’s half-forgotten memory. While such turnover seems especially high in this modern age, the...
Hollywood aspires to offer audiences “likable” protagonists, but an iconic movie is often only as good as its primary villain. More than mere obstacles, these essential characters laugh in the...
Hollywood aspires to offer audiences “likable” protagonists, but an iconic movie is often only as good as its primary villain. More than mere obstacles, these essential characters laugh in the...
With its library of over 3,700 films, Netflix is home to a lot of great movies – but also to some truly terrible turkeys. That comes as great news to lovers of bad cinema, for whom camp is a...
They can’t all be winners, as the saying goes, and that’s as true with HBO Max’s film library as it is anywhere else. On the plus side, a number of the streaming platform’s worst movies are...
A tradition unto itself, actor body transformations are also a relatively modern phenomenon. In fact, one might be hard-pressed to find a number of solid examples from before Robert De Niro’s...
The Netflix film library is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. That’s truer now than ever before, as the streaming giant continues to add new titles from every...