Daniel Faris

Daniel Faris is a graduate of the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University and a resident of Philadelphia. He makes his living as a blogger and freelance writer, and whenever he has spare time he geeks out about music on New Music Friday.

What You Need to Know About ‘Into the Woods’
What You Need to Know About ‘Into the Woods’

Movie musicals have been a pretty popular trend in music history. The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, was first full-length movie with synchronized sound – and it also featured singing.... Read More

The 6 Most Whit Stillman Things about the New Whit Stillman Pilot
The 6 Most Whit Stillman Things about the New Whit Stillman Pilot

Legendary cult filmmaker Whit Stillman is back with The Cosmopolitans, a pilot for Amazon Prime that features his signature style. Stillman established his voice in his first feature film Metropolitan,... Read More

Five Ways to Get Ready for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies’
Five Ways to Get Ready for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies’

Peter Jackson’s newest addition to his Middle Earth films might not be released until December 12th, but fans who have waited for The Hobbit films each year know there are... Read More

Could Original Movies be the Next Move for Netflix?
Could Original Movies be the Next Move for Netflix?

Netflix has already put cable companies in their place by offering their own highly original, Emmy-nominated faire. Could they be planning on doing the same thing for movies? The thing about... Read More

Young Adult Adaptations: Hold the Vampires, Dystopias, and Love Triangles
Young Adult Adaptations: Hold the Vampires, Dystopias, and Love Triangles

It’s no secret that Hollywood can be a bit formulaic in their approach to big budget filmmaking, especially films for young adults. If a film is a financial success, you’re... Read More

Why 'Boyhood' is the Most Important Film of the Decade
Why 'Boyhood' is the Most Important Film of the Decade

While many films can boast a lengthy filming and production process, Boyhood has them all beat. This movie, which was released on July 11, 2014, began filming in 2002 and... Read More

Feature: Hollywood's Obsession with Remakes
Feature: Hollywood's Obsession with Remakes

Though no one expects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to win any Academy Awards this year, many people can say they saw the film in theatres. With opening weekend sales of... Read More

10 Must-See Movies of Fall and Winter 2014
10 Must-See Movies of Fall and Winter 2014

Hollywood is known for shelling out some of its biggest blockbuster films over the summer months, but you shouldn’t let the upcoming change of season keep you out of the... Read More

When it Comes to Piracy, Village Roadshow will Turn the Other Cheek
When it Comes to Piracy, Village Roadshow will Turn the Other Cheek

Village Roadshow boss Graham Burke has recently rejected the suggestions of Australia’s Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnball, who believes that entertainment companies need to start suing illegal downloaders to stop the spread of... Read More

10 Video Games That Should Never Become Movies
10 Video Games That Should Never Become Movies

Hollywood has established a rather solid reputation for turning out a disproportionate number of reboots and films based on, well, just about anything they can get their hands on. At... Read More

3 Superior Alternatives to 50 Shades of Grey
3 Superior Alternatives to 50 Shades of Grey

Look, we get it, okay? Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, most everyone above the age of 12 likes being titillated by sex. That titillation can come in... Read More

Quidditch Documentary Coming This Fall
Quidditch Documentary Coming This Fall

Calling all Potterheads! There is a real-life Quidditch documentary headed your way this Fall, and so far it looks pretty amazing. It is no secret that the game of Quidditch is easily... Read More

Tommy Wiseau TV Series The Neighbors “Coming Soon” in September
Tommy Wiseau TV Series The Neighbors “Coming Soon” in September

Tommy Wiseau, the madman behind the infamous movie The Room, has produced another creative project for his followers. It’s a TV show called The Neighbors, and it appears to be... Read More

10 Cult Classics for a Summer Movie Night
10 Cult Classics for a Summer Movie Night

Fight Club, Office Space, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Reservoir Dogs. These are just a few of the hundreds of cult classics to choose from on the days where... Read More

Devil's Knot DVD Review
Devil's Knot DVD Review

Although it’s inconvenient or annoying in the moment, sometimes it’s a good thing when your local Redbox’s blockbuster selection has been wiped out. When you’re in the mood to watch... Read More

Why Game of Thrones Is Better Than the Books It's Based On
Why Game of Thrones Is Better Than the Books It's Based On

I’m just going to say it: HBO’s Game of Thrones is better than the books it’s based on. It’s not something I say lightly; in fact, it’s almost totally unprecedented. Who... Read More

10 Movies You (Probably) Didn’t Know Were Adaptations
10 Movies You (Probably) Didn’t Know Were Adaptations

Many of the most popular movies being released today are actually adaptations. Blockbuster hits like The Hunger Games, The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series are all... Read More

How Transcendence Taught Me to Be My Own Tastemaker
How Transcendence Taught Me to Be My Own Tastemaker

Most of us have a ritual, or perhaps several, when it comes to going to the movies. For all but the most spontaneous among us, these rituals almost always involve... Read More