Author Archive: Steve Sullivan

Steve graduated from Southwestern Michigan College with an Associate's Degree in communications. He currently resides in Niles, MI

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Elstree 1976

Elstree 1976

| July 3, 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…or 40 years ago in England. A large group of relatively unknown actors were summoned to participate in a relatively low budget science fiction movie called “The Star Wars”. Most of the actors and extras had no idea what they were getting themselves into, literally. Alien […]

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

| June 29, 2016

CGI, or computer generated imagery, has run rampant throughout all of media. Television shows and even commercials use CGI on a regular basis. The most prevalent user (and abuser, depending on the individual’s point of view) is the motion picture industry. When a special effect needs to be brought to the screen, the easiest way […]

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The Wonder Years: Season Five

The Wonder Years: Season Five

| June 14, 2016

As I was preparing this review, a few ideas popped into my head of how I could lead off the opening paragraph. I wanted to catch the reader’s attention with something inventive or eye catching. The more I contemplated this beginning, the more I realized that going the simple route was better. So here goes: […]

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The Stuff

The Stuff

| April 19, 2016

The 1980’s were a transcendent decade for independent horror movies. Young directors with little to no experience could make cheap horror that would somehow, someway find an audience. The VCR was instrumental in helping said audience satiate their craving. If a horror movie made little to no money at the box office, it was bound […]

Kill Me Again

Kill Me Again

| March 24, 2016

Film noir, as a movie genre, is an acquired taste. Noir is not the most easily accessible movie genre, with its dark undertones and snappy dialogue. Even during the noir heyday of the 1940’s and 1950’s, successes were hit and miss. Yet directors for decades have been inspired to attempt to conquer the noir. The […]

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The Sheik

The Sheik

| March 3, 2016

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, there have been two main entities: the babyfaces and the heels. The babyfaces, or good guys, played by the rules and always did what was right for their fans. The heels, or bad guys, would do anything possible to not only rile up the audience but also to win […]

Fargo: Year Two

Fargo: Year Two

| March 1, 2016

In the 1950’s, the American film industry was frightened to their very core. No, it wasn’t from the looming possibility of Communist takeover. The fear was over the newfangled invention known as the television. Television, or TV, was a device that allowed people the luxury of watching moving images from the comfort of their homes. […]

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The Undesirable

The Undesirable

| February 10, 2016

A number of important films have been lost to time and the elements, due to improper storage techniques or being lost along the way. The silent era is especially rife with stories of “what if”, such as the 1927 horror-classic-in-the making London After Midnight starring Lon Chaney. The last known existing print of Midnight was […]

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The Wonder Years: The Complete Fourth Season

The Wonder Years: The Complete Fourth Season

| January 26, 2016

Life is a never ending series of transitions. From birth, to childhood, through adolescence, the move to adulthood, and finally death, humans are constantly transitioning. No television series better exemplified this ongoing transition better than The Wonder Years. And their fourth season was the absolute peak of the rough nature of transition. People Magazine gave […]

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War Pigs

War Pigs

| December 1, 2015

Merry Dolphmas everybody! So, you say you’re not familiar with Dolphmas? Much like Christmas, Dolphmas isn’t just a holiday, it’s a state of mind. Dolphmas can be celebrated year round. This December, the world is lucky enough to be graced with a Dolph Lundgren home media release. That release is War Pigs. War Pigs is […]