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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #5: The Terminator

Given the level of fame he has required, as well as the fact that the 1991 sequel to The Terminator was the most expensive movie of all time when in production, and that he has become so well-known for the epic quality of his work, especially in his last two ...

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #4: Star Wars-Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back

What is the statute of limitation on a plot spoiler? Yeah, you probably weren’t expecting a question like that to open this opinion piece on the second Star Wars movie and why it’s one of the greatest movies of all time and simply must be seen, but the question stands. ...

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #3: Star Wars-Episode IV:A New Hope

Why bother writing about Star Wars? I mean, we’ve all seen it, it must surely be one of the most watched films on the planet and, even if you haven’t seen it, you know all about it. It’s one of those films that has perforated popular culture in such a ...

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #2-Blade Runner

I have a confession to make. The first time I watched Blade Runner, I didn’t like it.  I remember the first time I laid eyes on the movie (because nobody forgets the first time they watch Blade Runner) in the summer of 2000. It was a year after The Matrix and I ...

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10 Questions with Nico Raineau

Nico Raineau

Nico Raineau is an award-winning filmmaker living in Los Angeles. His short film, Brix and the Bitch recently won Best Action Film at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. After leaving film school, Nico jumped head first into the film industry and after just a few years has ...

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #1-2001: A Space Odyssey

Monkeys. Monkeys growling and screaming and beating each other up. That was my first thought when I first caught a glimpse of Stanley Kubrick’s epic, genre defining and incredibly famous science fiction film, a movie he made in an attempt to make the proverbial “good science fiction film” (his words). ...

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The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Winners Are….

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During the Awards Gala of the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, the winners of the festival were announced to a packed and energized room of attendee’s and filmmakers. These dedicated filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, and producers worked tirelessly to create one of a kind works of art that deserve to be ...

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Suicide Squad: Have I been too biased against DC?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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Daniel Kaminsky’s The Deal, Set To Premiere at HollyShorts Opening Night

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The Deal, Daniel Kaminsky’s supernatural thriller short film is set to premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival’s opening night celebration on Thursday, August 11th at the TCL Chinese Theater. Kaminsky, writer and director, began his career as Joss Whedon’s assistant on Marvel’s The Avengers.  The Deal stars Jake Weary (It Follows, Animal Kingdom), ...

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Suicide Squad Review: Glorious Mess or Fun Thrill Ride? (Spoilers…duh!)

Ever since we got the news that Suicide Squad would feature our first live action movie version of Harley Quinn I have been excited. I’m a DC guy who loves Batman and his amazing rogue’s gallery. After DC had a stellar Comic Con with what looked to get the DC ...

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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and the return of the Teaser Trailer.

It can’t have escaped your attention that a trailer for a new Christopher Nolan film has been unveiled. Whilst Warner Bros unveil the next chapter of their DC Extended Universe, the brainchild behind their last, and genuinely brilliant, DC Comics adaptations, has given us the first tease of  his latest ...

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Marvel Studios at SDCC 2016: Will we see more TV/Film crossover?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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Star Trek Beyond Review (Spoilers…Duh!)

I’m a pretty mild Star Trek fan who has an appreciation for the original series, likes The Next Generation much more, but never jived with Deep Space Nine, Voyager, or Enterprise. Before you rush to judgment, I will tell you that yes, I’m a Star Wars guy all the way ...

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I Want To Be A Wizard – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

2011 was the last time I sat in a movie theater dressed as a wizard waiting not so patiently for Harry Potter to fill the screen. It has been 5 years since the last time I was fully immersed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Yes, I have been ...

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Warner Bros + Comic Con = ALL THE TRAILERS

It’s Day 3 of  2016 San Diego Comic Con International and the Warner Bros. Pictures just hit us with a bunch of amazing movie trailers. CHECK IT OUT!!!!! Wonder Woman This trailer has just blown me away! I mean Wonder Woman looks amazing and strong and just so BADASS!!!! I can’t ...

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HollyShorts to Honor Jennifer Morrison with the 2016 Trailblazer Award

In Hollywood, CA. on July 19, 2016, the organizers of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival sponsored by BITPIX announced that the esteemed Actress, Director and Producer, Jennifer Morrison (ABC’s Once Upon A Time) will be honored with the 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award presented by Women in Film at the 12th Annual Festival. Jennifer Morrison will ...

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THIS TIME IT’S WAR: Celebrating Thirty Years of Aliens (1986)

It took seven years before a sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 horror classic Alien would reach cinema screens. If in space no one can hear you scream, when James Cameron got his hands on Ellen Ripley and her “xenomorph” nemesis, you still wouldn’t be able to hear the screams, ...

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I Have Issues With Independence Day Resurgence (Spoilers – Duh!)

I, like many other Americans, celebrated the 4th of July in the movie theater with a summer blockbuster. The movie I chose was the sequel to the explosive classic film that came out in 1996, Independence Day. I had very high expectations for this film. I mean, it has been 20 years ...

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HASTA LA VISTA, BABY:Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

I don’t usually cry at movies, or at least that’s what I tell people, but the one movie that I have to admit to shedding tears over is one that features Arnold Schwarzenegger plunging himself into a pit of molten lava after having told a young John Connor that he ...

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Review

Before I dive into this review, let me just say that for as long as I can remember existing I have been a Batman fan. I recall vividly waiting in line to see Batman 1989 only to be told that the film had been sold out…SOLD OUT! As an eight ...

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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS SUPERMAN: A Retrospective on Superman Returns (2006)

“I’ll always be around Lois.“ With these words, Brandon Routh flew into the sky, up into space, past camera and soared away, never to be Superman again. It worked out okay, he ended up getting himself another DC Comics gig eight years later and a lead role in a major ...

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ICYMI: New Ghostbusters Movie Will Feature a New Version of the Theme Song

In case you are out of the loop, a new Ghostbusters film is coming to a theater near you very soon. Personally, I’m excited to see what these ladies can do. I like the idea of new special effects and a new take on something I love. I’ve been a fan of Ghostbusters ...

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WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT:A Retrospective on Independence Day (1996)

If you were of a certain age in 1996, let’s say over the age of ten (I was twelve), there was only one movie that summer that you wanted to see. Of course, it was a movie that kind of sneaked up on us. Thanks to a well placed commercial ...

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The Broadway Musical Sensation Wicked is Finally Becoming a MOVIE!

Have you heard??? One of the most Popular Broadway Musicals is finally coming to a movie theater near you!!!!! Well in 2019 that is! Universal Studios Entertainment announced that it will finally be bringing Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz to the Big Screen!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how much of ...

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Warcraft Movie Review; A word about Warcraft…

I’m a huge fan of all things Blizzard.  I like to acknowledge my bias before I give my opinion on a topic, to be fair.  Before Warcraft: Orcs and Humans or their other real-time strategy games were released, I enjoyed games such as Lost Vikings (on SNES) and I’ve come ...

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Warcraft: Is it the exception to the rule of bad video game movies?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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X-Men Apocalypse: Should X-Men join the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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The First Teaser has FINALLY Arrived for Beauty and the Beast

The first official teaser trailer for the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived and it is more beautiful and glorious than I could have imagined. The Beast’s Castle is so perfect. I love the way the camera passes through the castle and you can see it ...

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NEW TRAILER – Star Trek: Beyond

Yesterday, the newest trailer for Star Trek: Beyond was released to the world and I have to say that I am even more excited to see this film than I was months ago. The cast of the new Star Trek franchise has returned to take on a new adventure into the final ...

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Mutant and Proud: A Retrospective on X-Men:First Class (2011)

The X-Men movie series. It’s been all over the place and back again, with its inconsistencies, wibbly-wobbly time lines and contradictions within its stories and characters, and yet, we’ve kept coming back to them, and the same goes for Bryan Singer, who so successfully set up the movies with his ...

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It’s Time to Do the Time Warp AGAIN – FIRST Teaser Trailer

Fox has released the first teaser trailer to their reimagining of the timeless cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now before everyone gets all crazy with the “how could they possibly remake such an amazing film” blah blah blah….. Let’s try to approach this with fresh eyes and an open-mind. I ...

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Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Review

Iron Man enforces the Sokovia Accords, Zemo seeks revenge for the loss of his family, and Capt. America fights to save his friend. The number of enhanced individuals and catastrophic events has risen since billionaire playboy Tony Stark’s declaration that he is Iron Man in 2008. The Avengers have joined ...

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How will Captain America: Civil War affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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It Has Been 18 Years Since The Battle of Hogwarts….

It has been 18 years since The Battle of Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling described this Battle in such vivid detail in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This was the battle of all battles in the Harry Potter Series. The ultimate battle of Good vs. Evil! Hogwarts vs. Voldemort’s Army! There were moments when ...

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LET’S TALK ABOUT GHOSTBUSTERS…THE NEW ONE THAT IS!

A few weeks ago, Sony Pictures revealed the first trailer for the long-awaited new version of Ghostbusters, the all new, all female reboot of this beloved franchise. Released in 1984, and followed up five years later with a sequel, the latter of which was the first movie I ever saw ...

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Frightmare – So Much Fun They’ll Have to Drag You Out

  Where to start?  Imagine watching Scream with the killers Matthew Lillard and Skeet Ulrich, and being able to watch Day of the Dead in the presence of none other than George Romero.  That is but a taste of the epicness of the Texas Frightmare Weekend–and that was Thursday before ...

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WHY FANDOM WARS ARE BAD AND NEED TO STOP!

For as long as there have been fandoms, there have been fan wars, a contagion of fans of different franchises, companies or whatever you want to apply fandom to, that have seen fit to fight each other because…well…why not, I suppose, and now it seems that we are knee deep ...

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The Original Picture Car from Back to the Future has been Refurbished and has a NEW HOME!

On Saturday, April 23rd, my friend Maria and I attended a party to celebrate the official induction of the Original Picture Car from Back to the Future into the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. In case you are confused, a picture car is the proper name for a vehicle used in a ...

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STAR BEAST: A RETROSPECTIVE ON RIDLEY SCOTT’S ALIEN (1979)

Released in movie theatres in the summer of 1979, with a fall release in the United Kingdom later that year, Ridley Scott’s Alien unleashed itself into the eyes and minds of cinema audiences a mere two years after the release of George Lucas’ family friendly exploits of Star Wars, an ...

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Should superheroes be governed? Captain America: Civil War with Super Guillory Brother Brian

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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Disney Channel Original Movie Marathon is Coming! Zetus Lapetus!

I don’t know if you have heard, but the Disney Channel will be releasing their 100th Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting, and the Disney Channel has decided to celebrate this milestone in the best way possible…. THE DISNEY CHANNEL WILL BE DOING A MARATHON OF ORIGINAL MOVIES BEGINNING MAY 27TH!!!!!!!!!!!! From May 27th to ...

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Jason Bourne has Returned and He Remembers – NEW TRAILER

Matt Damon has returned as Jason Bourne in the new Bourne Series film Jason Bourne! Above is the newest trailer for the film coming to theaters this Summer. Jason Bourne has returned and he says he remember’s everything, but what exactly is it that he remembers and how much of what he believes happened ...

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‘Small Business’ Set To Premiere At Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival

This weekend Stephen Kramer Glickman is premiering his new film Small Business at the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival. Small Business is written, produced, and stars Glickman ( Big Time Rush) with Payman Benz (Brooklyn 99, Key & Peele, and The Last Man On Earth) as the director. Along with ...

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10 Questions with Catherine Mary Stewart

Most of you out there know Catherine Mary Stewart from Night of the Comet, The Last Starfighter and Weekend at Bernie’s. Her acting career started with the rock musical The Apple in 1980. Since then, she has been involved with numerous film and television projects. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Catherine Stewart has continued to ...

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What impact has the Marvel Cinematic Universe had on Hollywood?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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THIS IS WHY SUPERMAN WORKS ALONE: A RETROSPECTIVE ON BATMAN FOREVER (1995) AND BATMAN & ROBIN (1997)

Batman returned to our big screens in 1995 to a movie and style that was completely different to what had come before.  Dark stories and gothic flavours were out, day-glo and kid friendly story telling was in. Freaked out, for a lack of a better term, by the reception afforded ...

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KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV

Square-Enix unveiled a new movie based on the soon to be released Final Fantasy XV. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will feature an all-star cast, including Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) ...

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Can we take a moment to talk about Tom Hiddleston’s Singing???

I think we really need to talk about this for a moment. ICYMI. I don’t know how that happened, but nonetheless, I Saw the Light is a new film starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. Hank Willams was a legendary country music star who tragically died at the age of 29. ...

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF JUSTICE REVIEW

It’s been a rollercoaster of an Easter weekend. Critics vs Fans. Critics vs Audiences. Fans vs Fans. I’m guessing, like me, your social media feeds have been practically turning into an all out fan/critic war. All because of a movie, one that has been two years in the making, a ...

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WELCOME TO THE PLANET: LOOKING BACK AT MAN OF STEEL (2013)

Coming seven years after the mixed reception given to Bryan Singer’s underrated and, in this reviewer’s opinion, rather wonderful Superman Returns, the last son of Krypton was given a modern makeover in the shape of Man of Steel, which would be written by David Goyer, produced by Christopher Nolan and ...

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