Author Archive: Maria Ramos

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Home Invasion Films and the Emergence of Technology

Home Invasion Films and the Emergence of Technology

| November 7, 2015

One of the worst things that has happened to the horror genre is the invention of the cell phone. Unless handled very delicately, the cell phone solves almost every horror scenario from getting lost on the highway to being trapped with a killer. This is part of the reason why so many films contrive reasons […]

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The Scorch Trials and A Look at Dystopian Fiction

The Scorch Trials and A Look at Dystopian Fiction

| October 15, 2015

Realistic and plausible fears of the future of our world have helped usher in a new popularity in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. Many are frightened at the idea of another world war, nuclear disaster, loss of natural resources, and even the overthrow of humanity by man-made forces we can no longer control. Recent films have […]

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Zombie Culture and its Evolution

Zombie Culture and its Evolution

| September 2, 2015

On Sunday, August 23rd, AMC’s The Walking Dead companion program Fear the Walking Dead premiered in front of over ten million loyal viewers, making it the most-watched cable TV premiere of all time. This goes to show how horror, thriller, and drama fans alike have not yet tired of the world of walkers and all […]

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Pixels and Why Video Game Films Suck

Pixels and Why Video Game Films Suck

| August 5, 2015

2015’s Pixels is one of the biggest flops to come out of this year’s summer blockbuster season. An Adam Sandler vehicle purporting to pay tribute to the golden age of video games while making it clear that the film’s creators find them to be outdated and lame, Pixels ironically pressed all of the wrong buttons. […]

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Are Robots Taking Over Theaters AND Our Lives?

Are Robots Taking Over Theaters AND Our Lives?

| April 23, 2015

Sci-fi fans intrigued by the premise of artificial intelligence should have a grand time in 2015. No less than three major studio releases this year address the subject, and each explores it in its own unique way, but they all have one thing in common: a fear or mistrust of the machines we have built […]

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Godzilla To Return To Movie Theaters

Godzilla To Return To Movie Theaters

| January 21, 2015

When you mention the name Godzilla, most people know something about the original movie and those that followed. There are however,┬ámany facts about the Godzilla cinematic experience that many people don’t know. The original Godzilla film, called Gojira, was made in 1954 and was directed by film legend Ishiro Honda, who was influenced by the […]

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