Frankie Wallace

Frankie Wallace is a recent graduate from the University of Montana and currently contributes to blogs on a variety of topics. Wallace resides in Boise, Idaho and writes as a freelancer full time.

Vehicles on Film: Manned & Unmanned
Vehicles on Film: Manned & Unmanned

Films that feature vehicles are almost always popular. According to MotorTrend, some of the best car films of all time are classics like Back to the Future (because who could... Read More

Onscreen Viral Outbreaks: How Accurate Are They?
Onscreen Viral Outbreaks: How Accurate Are They?

Viral outbreaks have long been a source of dramatic material in movies and TV shows. This is perfectly understandable; viruses present a significant threat. They are invisible to the naked... Read More

Play On, Player!: Documentaries That Shed Light on Video Game Culture
Play On, Player!: Documentaries That Shed Light on Video Game Culture

Let’s face it: representations of gamers and game culture in popular media have never been exactly...flattering. From films to television and pretty much everything in between, the stereotype of the... Read More

Movies About Addiction
Movies About Addiction

Addiction is, unfortunately, an increasingly difficult issue in the United States. While addiction comes in many forms, most recently the opioid epidemic has ravaged huge swathes of the country with... Read More

Films About Security Breaches, Cyber Theft, and Espionage
Films About Security Breaches, Cyber Theft, and Espionage

Ever since humans banded together, there have been spies gathering information and battling for territory. The 21st century has brought advancements in technology through espionage with secret codes and daring... Read More

More than Skin Deep: Films and Documentaries About Plastic Surgery
More than Skin Deep: Films and Documentaries About Plastic Surgery

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the modern world of social media, you no longer have to be a celebrity to have hundreds, maybe... Read More

What the Arrival of Disney+ Means for You
What the Arrival of Disney+ Means for You

Nothing is likely to bring back waves of nostalgia like seeing clips from your childhood shows. Depending on what era you grew up in, you may see such snippets floating... Read More

Evolution of Environmentalism in Entertainment
Evolution of Environmentalism in Entertainment

In our modern world, smog is typically seen as little more than a nuisance, on the same level as heavy freeway traffic and long lines at the grocery store. But... Read More

6 Films & Documentaries with Rural Settings
6 Films & Documentaries with Rural Settings

We live in complex times, subject to many pressures. Between the constant attachment to our electronic devices, to the perennial flow of stressful news stories, we often long for a... Read More

Golf on Film: 3 Movies Set on the Golf Course
Golf on Film: 3 Movies Set on the Golf Course

There are dozens of golf-themed movies that have rolled through Hollywood over the years. From huge successes like Happy Gilmore to cult classics like Caddyshack, even non-golfers can appreciate the... Read More

How is Google Technology Changing the Movie Industry?
How is Google Technology Changing the Movie Industry?

The movie business has always been an industry of change, from its silent movie beginnings, through the introduction of “talkies” and color film, to today’s digital world, Hollywood has been... Read More

Why the Film Industry Needs to Hire More Veterans
Why the Film Industry Needs to Hire More Veterans

On the surface, no one argues that veterans are a valuable part of American society. In fact, acknowledgment of their heroic personal sacrifices is often used as proof that the... Read More

Why Prop Masters Matter to a Film's Production
Why Prop Masters Matter to a Film's Production

Question: What do the Golden Snitch in Harry Potter and the pile of cocaine in Scarface have in common? Answer: They were both created by expert property masters, or “Prop... Read More

Narratives About School Shootings: Are They Exploiting Victims?
Narratives About School Shootings: Are They Exploiting Victims?

With the increase in school shootings in the United States, movies and other forms of media have begun to include such events in their plots more frequently. As we struggle... Read More

How Hollywood Should Be Protecting Itself Against Data Breaches
How Hollywood Should Be Protecting Itself Against Data Breaches

In 2014, Hollywood heartthrob James Franco and well-known funny guy Seth Rogan released the trailer for their action comedy The Interview. The Sony Pictures movie satirized North Korean dictator Kim... Read More

How Movies Have Portrayed Cancer Over the Years
How Movies Have Portrayed Cancer Over the Years

One of the most precious things about art is its appeal to real emotions, beliefs, or experiences. Many creative endeavors are made with the intent to be relatable or inspiring,... Read More

What's Being Done to Eliminate Waste From Film Sets?
What's Being Done to Eliminate Waste From Film Sets?

Movies are a huge business, with the global film industry’s box office revenue expected to reach $50 billion in 2020. But the entertainment industry has a dark side when it... Read More

Are Plane Crashes Portrayed Realistically Enough in Movies?
Are Plane Crashes Portrayed Realistically Enough in Movies?

How many times have you watched a plane crash on film and thought, “Is that what it’s really like?” Unless you’ve ever been in a plane crash yourself, it’s impossible... Read More

Are Abusive Filmmakers Finally Facing Consequences for Their Actions?
Are Abusive Filmmakers Finally Facing Consequences for Their Actions?

Until recently, most people knew Max Landis as the screenwriter for the Netflix fantasy film Bright. Now, though, his career accomplishments have become buried under an avalanche of condemnation as... Read More

How Movies Are Glamorizing Smoking
How Movies Are Glamorizing Smoking

The tobacco industry spends upwards of $1 million each hour marketing their products. That’s why it seems impossible to avoid commercials, billboards, and other types of ads for cigarettes. Unfortunately,... Read More

How Is Police Brutality Depicted in Movies?
How Is Police Brutality Depicted in Movies?

The U.S. police force has been widely criticized for high-profile instances of brutality. These events have become a relatively common topic in the media, with headline after headline examining the... Read More

Self-Driving Cars in the Movies: Could They Soon Be a Reality?
Self-Driving Cars in the Movies: Could They Soon Be a Reality?

Cinema has always been a stomping ground for cutting-edge scientific advancement, but that’s not to say that everything we see in the movies is directly translated from our television sets... Read More

How Are Movies Handling Scenes of Sexual Assault in the #MeToo Era?
How Are Movies Handling Scenes of Sexual Assault in the #MeToo Era?

The rise of the #MeToo movement shows that women aren’t afraid to speak out against sexual harassment and assault. Women of Hollywood have been especially outspoken in this movement, revealing... Read More

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting the Movie Industry?
Is Social Media Helping or Hurting the Movie Industry?

The incredible effect that social media is having on the world cannot be understated. From the way we are able to globally connect, to the way we get our entertainment,... Read More