What Makes A Great Horror Film

It is October and that means The Halloween Season is upon us! It’s a perfect time to celebrate all that is fun within the macabre. It’s a celebration of everything spooky and it’s impossible for me to think of Halloween without thinking of the incredible film genre that is Horror. Horror film encapsulates the escapism … Continue reading What Makes A Great Horror Film

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The Cultural Shift In YouTube And Its Negative Impact

YouTube is one of the most viewed and most used websites to ever have existed. It has become a meeting place for some of the greatest creators, talent, and upcoming personalities currently. With constant uploads and a massive amount of people going back to the site daily it is a powerhouse. There is no other … Continue reading The Cultural Shift In YouTube And Its Negative Impact

Super Villain Solo Films: Why They Are A Product Of A Lucrative Trend

Superhero films are everywhere. They are either constantly being announced or they are constantly being promoted. Even in the world of television, superhero properties are a constant. There is no way to avoid seeing them and for many people including myself we love having the variety of these comic book characters on multiple screens. There … Continue reading Super Villain Solo Films: Why They Are A Product Of A Lucrative Trend

2018 Triumphs Of Diversity In Film & Television

It wasn’t that long ago that I decided to give an in depth look at the importance of Diversity specifically in entertainment. I particularly brought up that things need to change and that having diversity in entertainment not only fosters better and more interesting art, but it also makes those that are audience member feels … Continue reading 2018 Triumphs Of Diversity In Film & Television

‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

I began my time here at Up Your Geek with a lot of hopes and a lot of goals. I wanted to explore new territories as a writer and I wanted to do work that would be engaging not only from a place of having fun, but also a place of smart analysis of popular … Continue reading ‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ ‘Ground Zeroes’ & ‘The Phantom Pain’

The Metal Gear Solid Franchise is a legendary series with many games under its banner and the impact it has made on the gaming culture and gaming as a medium is immense.  It’s widely respected and admired for its unique qualities including its well-told, but convoluted narrative. This story is deep and can be traced … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ ‘Ground Zeroes’ & ‘The Phantom Pain’

Why Do We Love “Bad” Movies?

It’s safe to say that what people look for in film is to be entertained. Everyone is looking for a small escape from their lives or to be engaged by a work of art that can make you feel the whole spectrum of emotions in a safe and controlled environment. Film gives viewers the ability … Continue reading Why Do We Love “Bad” Movies?