Author: Christa Seeley

Does “Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back” Hold Up?

Back in 2012, Topher Grace edited the three Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars, and Revenge of the Sith, into one 85 minute movie and called it Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back. After Rogue One, we wanted to see if held up. (Or, honestly, if it was ever good.) So Kat, Christa, Stephanie, and I sat down one Sunday afternoon together to watch and marvel over this valiant effort to turn the much despised prequels into, well, an actual movie. Is Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back an improvement on the originals? Christa Seeley: It’s an...

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Merry Scary Christmas: The Last Winter (Or How I Should Have Just Watched The Thing)

WELCOME TO OUR MERRY SCARY CHRISTMAS SERIES: TALES OF THRILLS, CHILLS, DEADLY SANTAS, MELANCHOLY, AND MURDER. I am not a horror movie person. I’m a “hide behind a pillow until the monster is gone” kind of person. But when Merry Scary Christmas time rolled around again, I decided to challenge myself a little and take part. Now, the one exception to my no-horror-movies rule is John Carpenter’sThe Thing— which is actually one of my all time favourites. I don’t know exactly what it is that makes this movie different. Some combination of the cast, the setting, the effects or...

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6 First Impressions of AMC’s Preacher

AMC’s television adaptation of the classic 90s Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic debuted this week. Preacher‘s debut drew “modest ratings” this past Sunday night and trended briefly on Twitter. Is the comic too 90s for adaptation at this point? Did the material, known for being, uh, risqué, translate well from page to screen? Six WWAC contributors shared their first impressions of the pilot:  Sarah Richardson: Overall, I liked. Yes, plot lines from the comic were not followed: churches were not flattened, congregations not killed (yet?), and a road trip in search of God not embarked upon, but the characters...

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Just Let It In: The Force Awakens Trailer

Last night after work I sat down to watch two things – the Canadian election and the first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And if we’re being completely honest it’s hard for me to say what I was more anxious about. But now after many hours and hitting the refresh button more times than I can count I find myself with a new Prime Minister and a trailer I plan on watching over and over again until December 17 at 7:25 pm when I settle into my theatre seat for the main event. If you haven’t...

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Family and Survival at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

From September 16-20  I had the opportunity to attend the screenings for the four competing feature length animated films at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. At first glance the films could not have been more different from one another. There was The Magic Mountain, a Romanian/Polish/French film about a Polish refugee fighting the Russians in Afghanistan, Over the Garden Wall, an American film about two brothers lost in an enchanted woods, Adama, a French film about a West African boy who leaves his village in search of his brother, and Pos Eso, a Spanish claymation horror film about a...

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