My Publications: August-December 2022

In June 2022 I got hired as a writer at two online outlets (MovieWeb and GameRant), and during my time there published 130 articles. Here is a list of all the articles I published from August to December 2022, as a way to usher in the new year. A link to each article is included, as well as a brief summary for a few of my favorites.

Film Reviews

Moonage Daydream Review: An Overwhelming, Inspirational Glimpse into the Fragmented Mind of David Bowie (MovieWeb: September 16, 2022)

My first official film review, of the David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream. Discusses how director Brett Morgen perfectly captures Bowie’s avant-garde style through an unusual approach to his subject, as well as what this approach leaves out.

Feature Articles

Why Top Gun: Maverick is Great for the U.S. Military (MovieWeb: July 31, 2022)

Breaks down the way Top Gun: Maverick (and most war movies) implicitly gives a glowing and positive view of the U.S. military, the film techniques it uses to do so, and why it is bound to be one of the organization’s greatest recruiting tools for years to come (as the first Top Gun was in the 1980s and ’90s).

Hong Kong Film Awards’ Biggest Winners in 2022 (MovieWeb: August 2, 2022)

Netflix’s Pirate Gold of Adak Island: Why You Should Be Watching (MovieWeb: August 8, 2022)

Why Netflix’s Kingdom Deserves a Third Season (MovieWeb: August 8, 2022)

Anticipated Oscar 2022 Contenders Still to Come (MovieWeb: August 15, 2022)

Moonage Daydream: Everything We Know About the David Bowie Documentary (MovieWeb: August 16, 2022)

Netflix’s Yakamoz S-245: Why You Should Be Watching This Sci-Fi Series (MovieWeb: August 21, 2022)

How Netflix’s Carter Builds on the Legacy of Director Jung Byung-gil’s Previous Film (MovieWeb: August 22, 2022)

Discusses the ways that director Jung Byung-gil’s Netflix movie Carter builds on and extends the innovations and brilliance of his previous movie, The Villainess. Pays particular attention to the use of extremely long takes and elaborate action choreography in both movies.

Why Cafe Minamdang Could Have Benefited From a Shorter Season (MovieWeb: August 29, 2022)

How The Academy Awards Could Bring Back Its Glory Days (MovieWeb: August 30, 2022)

Suggests several ways the Oscars ceremony could improve its years-long ratings decline, such as trimming speeches, speeding up categories, cutting comedy skits and musical numbers, and adding movie trailer reveals and exclusive announcements.

Roger Corman’s Virtually Heroes: Everything to Know About the Lost Film (MovieWeb: September 4, 2022)

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone and Other Upcoming Stephen King Adaptations (MovieWeb: September 8, 2022)

HBO’s The Idol: Why K-Pop Star Jennie’s Role May Start a Hollywood Trend (MovieWeb: September 11, 2022)

Discusses the importance of The Idol, HBO’s upcoming series from musician The Weeknd and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. Argues that K-Pop star Jennie’s role in the show could start a Hollywood trend and pave a new path for South Korean singers to break into the U.S. market.

October 2022 Horror Movies: What to Watch This Halloween (MovieWeb: September 12, 2022)

All Upcoming Grady Hendrix Movie and TV Adaptations (MovieWeb: September 19, 2022)

Babylon: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and Everything Else We Know (MovieWeb: September 22, 2022)

Triangle of Sadness: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and Everything Else We Know (MovieWeb: September 29, 2022)

Major Book Adaptations Coming in Fall 2022 (MovieWeb: September 30, 2022)

Ridley Scott’s Napoleon: Plot, Cast, and Everything Else We Know (MovieWeb: October 8, 2022)

Is The Woman King Historically Accurate? (MovieWeb: October 8, 2022)

Upcoming Biopics That Will Continue the Hollywood Trend (MovieWeb: October 14, 2022)

Emancipation: Can the Will Smith-Starring Film Separate Fact From Fiction? (MovieWeb: October 14, 2022)

How Smile Borrows From It Follows and The Ring (MovieWeb: October 23, 2022)

Illustrates the many ways that the recent horror film Smile borrows from 2014’s It Follows and 1998’s Ringu. Discusses the way Smile mixes these two films together, the places where this works well, and the places it falls short.

Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis: Plot, Cast, and Everything Else We Know (MovieWeb: October 26, 2022)

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and Everything Else We Know (MovieWeb: November 7, 2022)

How to Watch Classic Holiday Movies This Winter (2022) (MovieWeb: November 12, 2022)

Jordan Peele’s Nope, Us, and Get Out: How to Stream and Watch (MovieWeb: November 16, 2022)

How Will Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Tie Into the Original Film? (MovieWeb: November 17, 2022)

The CW TV Shows We Won’t See Return in 2023-24 (MovieWeb: November 22, 2022)

News Articles

Trailblazing Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols Dies At 89 (GameRant: August 1, 2022)

Marilyn Monroe Estate and Brad Pitt Defend Ana de Armas After Backlash Over Her Accent in Blonde (GameRant: August 3, 2022)

Predator Prequel Prey Receives Rave Reviews Ahead Of Premiere (GameRant: August 4, 2022)

HBO Max and Discovery+ to Merge into One Streaming Platform Next Year (GameRant: August 5, 2022)

Anne Heche Rep Gives Update On Her Status After Crashing Car Into A Home (GameRant: August 8, 2022)

The Gray Man Now Netflix’s 6th Most-Watched Film And Still Climbing (GameRant: August 9, 2022)

Prey Secures Biggest Premiere Ever On Hulu (GameRant: August 10, 2022)

Michelle Rodriguez Describes The ‘French Takeover’ Of Fast X (GameRant: August 11, 2022)

Anne Heche Is Not Expected To Survive After Devastating Car Crash (GameRant: August 12, 2022)

FBI Completes Forensic Report On Alec Baldwin’s Rust Shooting Incident (GameRant: August 12, 2022)

Reviews the details of the Rust shooting incident, summarizes the different sides of the case, and discusses the different people who have been blamed for the tragedy.

John Wick Prequel Series The Continental Jumps Over To Peacock (GameRant: August 15, 2022)

Air Force One And Das Boot Director Wolfgang Petersen Dies At Age 81 (GameRant: August 16, 2022)

An overview of the career of influential German-American film director Wolfgang Petersen, known primarily for action thrillers such as Das Boot and Air Force One, as well as the cult classic fantasy film The NeverEnding Story.

Ariana DeBose Cast In Culinary Thriller House Of Spoils From Blumhouse And Amazon (GameRant: August 18, 2022)

Black Mirror Season 6 Eyes Salma Hayek Pinault And Annie Murphy (GameRant: August 19, 2022)

Zoe Kravitz Looks Back On Her Reaction To Will Smith’s Oscar Slap (GameRant: August 21, 2022)

MoviePass Returning With New Pricing System, But Space Is Limited (GameRant: August 22, 2022)

Halloween Ends Heading To Peacock On Same Day As Theatrical Release (GameRant: August 23, 2022)

King Kong Getting Disney Plus Series From James Wan And Paper Girls Creator (GameRant: August 24, 2022)

House Of The Dragon: European Countries Brace For Increase In Tourists To Filming Locations (GameRant: August 24, 2022)

Ewan McGregor Sets Next Project With A Gentleman In Moscow (GameRant: August 25, 2022)

Peter Jackson Claims Lord Of The Rings Series Producers Ghosted Him, Amazon Responds (GameRant: August 28, 2022)

Jeff Bezos’s Son Had A Serious Warning For Him Regarding The Rings Of Power (GameRant: August 31, 2022)

Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson Says His New Star Wars Trilogy Could Still Happen (GameRant: September 2, 2022)

Rian Johnson Is Still Prouder Than Ever Of The Last Jedi (GameRant: September 2, 2022)

Power Of The Dog Director Fears Netflix Will Stop Taking Risks On Movies (GameRant: September 3, 2022)

Summarizes an interview with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion about the possible consequences of the streaming industry’s current decline, and provides context for the historical moment and its importance.

Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3 Release Date Finally Announced By Netflix (GameRant: September 7, 2022)

George Romero’s Unmade Resident Evil Film To Be Covered In New Documentary (GameRant: September 7, 2022)

Ana de Armas In Tears After Response To Blonde At Venice Film Festival (GameRant: September 9, 2022)

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Trailer Promises Origin Stories For Ahsoka and Count Dooku (GameRant: September 10, 2022)

Sofia Coppola Making Priscilla Presley Biopic With Jacob Elordi As Elvis (GameRant: September 12, 2022)

Violent Night Poster Shows David Harbour As A Tough Santa Claus (GameRant: September 14, 2022)

New Stephen King Film Adaptation Coming From Bourne Ultimatum Director (GameRant: September 16, 2022)

Darren Aronofsky Spent 10 Years Trying To Find The Right Actor To Play Charlie In The Whale (GameRant: September 16, 2022)

Florence Pugh Frustrated With Reaction To Don’t Worry Darling Sex Scene (GameRant: September 17, 2022)

Strange World: A Family Adventures Together In First Trailer For Disney’s Next Animated Film (GameRant: September 21, 2022)

Bardo Trailer Previews Birdman Director Alejandro Iñárritu’s New Film (GameRant: September 22, 2022)

Keanu Reeves’ John Wick 4 Will Be The Longest Film In The Series (GameRant: September 24, 2022)

Ana de Armas Sensed Marilyn Monroe’s Presence While Filming Blonde (GameRant: September 25, 2022)

Smile Viral Marketing Places Creepy Actors At A Baseball Game (GameRant: September 27, 2022)

Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial Dramatized In First Hot Take Trailer (GameRant: September 29, 2022)

New Cabinet of Curiosities Trailer Shows Off More of Guillermo del Toro’s Horror Stories (GameRant: September 30, 2022)

Christian Bale Couldn’t Be Around Chris Rock On Set Of Amsterdam Because He Was Too Funny (GameRant: October 1, 2022)

Rob Zombie Says Universal Didn’t Let Him Film The Munsters In Black And White (GameRant: October 1, 2022)

Trick ‘r Treat Sequel In Development With Director Mike Dougherty (GameRant: October 3, 2022)

Will Smith’s Emancipation Gets New Trailer And 2022 Release Date (GameRant: October 3, 2022)

Alec Baldwin Reaches Settlement With Halyna Hutchins Family, Rust To Resume Production (GameRant: October 5, 2022)

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes Casts Jessica Jones’ Eka Darville And The Strains’ Kevin Durand (GameRant: October 6, 2022)

Will Smith’s Emancipation Won’t Get Votes From Most Oscars Voters, According To Poll (GameRant: October 6, 2022)

All Hell Breaks Loose In The First Trailer For Netflix’s Wendell & Wild (GameRant: October 11, 2022)

Kenneth Branagh Begins Production On Hercule Poirot’s Next Mystery A Haunting In Venice (GameRant: October 11, 2022)

Dune: The Sisterhood Adds Obi-Wan Kenobi And Game Of Thrones’ Indira Varma (GameRant: October 13, 2022)

Neil Gaiman Killed An Awful Sandman Movie By Leaking The Script (GameRant: October 16, 2022)

The Nun 2 Begins Filming As James Wan Shares First Set Photo (GameRant: October 17, 2022)

The Bequeathed: New Netflix Series From Train To Busan Director In the Works (GameRant: October 20, 2022)

Squid Game Director Says Season 2 Still About Two Years Away (GameRant: October 30, 2022)

John Boyega Reveals Why He Refuses To Read The Unused Star Wars Episode 9 Script (GameRant: October 30, 2022)

Baz Luhrmann Explains Why He’s Not Finishing The 4-Hour Elvis Director’s Cut (GameRant: October 30, 2022)

Steven Spielberg Says Making The Fabelmans Was The Most Daunting Project Of His Career (GameRant: November 13, 2022)

Margot Robbie Was ‘Mortified’ By Leaked Barbie Photos (GameRant: November 13, 2022)

The Woman King’s Thuso Mbedu Says John Boyega Has A Great Idea For A Sequel (GameRant: November 20, 2022)

Brendan Fraser Talks The Mummy 4 Chances And Reviews Tom Cruise Reboot (GameRant: December 4, 2022)

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