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A Brief History of Animation

The separation between fantasy and reality has been clear throughout history, but even when creating unimaginable worlds, from the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter to the Death Star in Star Wars, writers and filmmakers always find a way to pull us in. As years pass actors come and go and movie stars rise and fall, but through all of that […]

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Hamilton: Live vs. Disney+

Ever since Hamilton came out on Disney plus it’s been getting a lot of positive feedback but I was lucky enough to see it in person before the virus hit, so I want to share with you the perspective of someone who saw the play in person before watching it on TV. I am afraid that my perspective is biased […]

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Inception Review

“You never remember the beginning of your dreams, do you? You just turn up in the middle of what’s going on.” Dom Cobb said this while he was putting together a group of people to fish into the subconscious minds of others and to take the information to possibly help Dom fix a past wrong and get back to his […]

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Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra Review

Avatar:‌ ‌The‌ ‌Last‌ ‌Airbender‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌‌The‌ ‌Legend‌ ‌of‌ ‌Korra‌‌ ‌are‌ ‌two‌ ‌of‌ ‌my‌ ‌favourite‌ ‌shows.‌ ‌I‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌about‌ ‌you‌ ‌but‌ ‌they‌ ‌are‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌shows‌ ‌to‌ ‌watch‌ ‌when‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌bored,‌ ‌need‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌show,‌ ‌or‌ ‌are‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌something‌ ‌different‌ ‌to‌ ‌watch.‌ ‌While‌ ‌they‌ ‌have‌ ‌their‌ ‌differences,‌ ‌ATLA‌ ‌and‌ ‌LOK‌ ‌are‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌general‌ ‌elements‌ ‌-‌ ‌pun‌ ‌intended.‌ ‌This‌ ‌article‌ ‌will‌ ‌provide‌ ‌spoilers‌ […]

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The First Dune Trailer is Finally Here

In 1965 Frank Herbert published Dune, a massive sci-fi tome based on the simple idea that deserts are scary and that deadliness increases with size. A desert the size of an entire planet, Herbert imagined, would be as deadly as the vacuum of space. That concept, among others, was enough to fuel a nearly 900 page retelling of Greek mythology […]

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The Role of Music in Movies

Film music: from magical soundtracks that accompany your favorite major motion pictures, to popular songs played on the radio countless times, to original songs made especially for movies where cinema goes music follows. Now it’s film week here at The City Voice and as you know I love music! When you put ‘em both together, you get film music! So find […]

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Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Trailer Responds to a Dark World with Hope

When CBS announced their intention so start developing new Star Trek shows back in 2017, they took the franchise where no Federation crew had gone before: pessimism. Rather than zipping around the galaxy with the Federation’s trademark relentless optimism the crew of Star Trek: Discovery faced a terrible war that threatened to consume not only their fictitious lives but also […]

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Studio Ghibli Releases More Than 400 Stills Free

This week Japanese film company Studio Ghibli released more than 400 still frames from their beautiful animated films for free and unrestricted public use. This is the first time that Ghibli has released any of their art for public use, in the past they have maintained very strict control over their intellectual property. The loosening of control is great news […]

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What to Expect From the Mandalorian Season 2

About a year ago, Disney rocked the media world with the hit show The Mandalorian. Set in the Star Wars universe, the show follows the story of bounty hunter Dyn Jarren (AKA the mandalorian) and Baby Yoda (officially called “The Child”).  It quickly became the most popular content to come out of the Star Wars Universe. The show appeals both […]