All posts tagged: Film

‘Little Women’ REVIEW

Friday night so, a club? A bar? Party? Nah. My sweat pants, fried chicken, and the comfort of a theater to see this generations rendition of Little Women. Let’s talk about the good and the bad! The GOOD Florence. Pugh.: I have not yet seen a performance by this actress, but holy cow where did she come from? I thought it was an odd choice to have the same actress play Amy, the youngest of the four sisters, throughout considering that who she is as an adult is very distinct from who she is as a much younger child- understandably;  how was this going to work? Well, Florence doesn’t just pull it off she makes it my favorite performance in the film. The way she plays young Amy has all the beats from the novel and even from the 90’s version played by Kirsten Dunst, but it’s in her tone of sarcasm and cheekiness that makes it something totally unique and believable. Her younger self holds so many of the comedic cards in this film; …

Episode 42 – Our POD-iversary

My oh my we’ve made it to a YEAR on the 17 Waverly Podcast! One whole year of talking crap, spoiling the hell out of stuff, giving you all awful movie/television takes, and completely disrespecting each other. On this episode we take it back to our roots as we sit down to watch ‘The Little Rascals’ and discuss a bunch of random things. Amongst the things we talk about are; M Night Shyamalan’s career decline, streaming service changing our tv viewing, review Ep. 1 of ‘His Dark Material’, and much much more!

Streaming Service Wars: Taking Down Netflix

A long time ago, in a prosperous cable tv industry far far away… Netflix video streaming was born, and thus, the streaming service war began. Before we get into that however, lets see how we got there. Since 1948, when cable first started broadcasting on televisions across multiple states, we’ve all been immersed in its glory. Over the following few decades, many major networks came to life. By 1998, there were about 171 different cable networks for us to choose from. Looking back, life was probably good for the cable companies around the early 2000s. They were making billions of dollars and consumers had hundreds of channel options, not to mention, great quality content. Enter Netflix. Around 1998 when cable providers were innovating by introducing cable & internet broadband services, Netflix went live with their online DVD rental service. For the next few years they quietly gained subscribers and by 2003 they had hit 1 million users while simultaneously receiving big bucks from investors. Below is a short timeline of the major events that came …

Art Spotlight – Miles Teves

Today’s art spotlight focuses on illustrator and sculptor Miles Teves, who works in the seemingly under appreciated field of special FX sculpting (among other things). When first coming across his site and seeing his work, you immediately notice the pure talent he has for bringing fantasy creatures to life. Having started his career in Los Angeles around 1984, he was working right through the heart of the Star Wars era of film. An era where out of this world fantasy monsters, robots, and creatures were taking over cinema and the hearts of millions. Below are a few of his pieces, from his first one while working for the movie ‘LEGEND’ in 1984, to his more recent work creating concept art for movies like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Iron Man’. Perhaps our favorite thing about him though, is that he was the one who created the iconic and hilarious ‘nipple’ costumes for one of 17 Waverly Podcasts favorite movies, ‘Batman and Robin’. Check him out below and visit his site for more about him at …

Rebirth of the ‘Percy Jackson’ Series?

As we all know, just a couple months ago Disney absorbed 20th Century Fox leading to the return of the X-Men and Fantastic Four to Marvel Studios. Of course, this also meant that lesser known IP’s were acquired by Disney as well. There is one in particular I believe is worth pointing out and that would be the Percy Jackson series which had two films produced by 20th Century Fox. I wouldn’t call either of these films successes. Hell, neither would the author of the book series who is hilariously unapologetic over how much he hates these things. Any-who, regardless of their mediocre box office, the rights to the Percy Jackson series now belong to Disney! Why should this matter? Well, interestingly enough the publisher for the books is none other than Disney-Hyperion… Some might be thinking, why would a Disney published book have a movie made over at Fox? Well, publishing rights and film rights are different things! Also, just because a studio buys film rights to a book doesn’t mean they ever have …

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and the Future of the Force

The teaser trailer for the third and final installment in the latest Star Wars trilogy, the Rise of Skywalker, dropped earlier this week! Yes my fellow nerds, I too have seen it over ten times and paused it at every second to see what clues I could find in the screenshots. What? y-you didn’t do that? Oh, well moving on! Leia: Out of the gates I have to first take a moment. Seeing her (Carrie Fisher) in this trailer as Mark Hamill says “We’ll always be with you,” really F#$^#^ me up. I got so choked up I can’t even! As we all know, our princess Carrie Fisher passed away nearly three years ago. She had finished her scenes for The Last Jedi but was never able to shoot for the final film. Where the 2017 movie focused heavily on Luke (Mark Hamill) and The Force Awakens did the same for Han (Harrison Ford), this film would have put the spotlight on Leia. Somehow, with the blessing of Fisher’s family and scenes never used from The Force …