Evil Dead – Gory but Good

Poster of Evil Dead

Photo Credit: IMDb.com

Last night I was able to see a 10 p.m. showing of the new Evil Dead movie that was produced by original creators Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, and let me tell you it was one gory, gruesome, basic horror movie. Writing this review without any spoilers will most likely be one of the most difficult tasks I have ever been faced with as a writer. But I will do my best for you readers, and if you would like to discuss the movie or any spoilers comment below, and we will have a nice chat! Continue reading

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How Failure Directly Correlates to Creativity in Hollywood

PRELUDE: This week I read some articles on innovation and failure for Public Relations Management course. We write a discussion every week and I figured that some of my readers might be interested in what I had to say.

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Over the past few years more and more movie reviewers and audience have cried “creativity and originality has died, Hollywood is an ever repeating Mistress of remakes, sequels, and adaptations.”  And these frivolous cries may appear true during some portions of the different movie seasons. I recall the first time a friend said the Hollywood’s creative well had run dry. I was 15 and we were going to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which some thought was a remake to the 34 year old Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (In actuality the screenwriter whom was asked to write Tim Burton’s take on the Chocolate Factory had never seen the 1971 version. So it is easy to now claim it is not a remake, but was based off of the 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both movies are.) Continue reading