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Emily Casebolt

Born in Albuquerque and raised in San Diego, Emily Casebolt is a graduate of New Mexico State University with degree in Digital Filmmaking. She writes and plots stories any chance she gets from screenplays to novels. On her freetime, she watches hours of Netflix and reads countless books. She aspires to be a television writer for a one hour drama. 

From Page to Screen: Book to Film Adaptations

As an avid book reader, I’ve always enjoyed going to see movies based off of my favorite novels. It’s bit of a gamble though. On the one hand, I’ll enjoy the movie and accept the inevitable changes that had to happen. On the other, the movie will make absolutely no sense and I sit in […]

From Game Console to The Big Screen: Game to Film Adaptations

My first video game I ever played was Pokémon on the first PlayStation. I apologize that I can’t remember the specific game, but I remember my dad got it for me because I loved the show. Games have been a part of my life for a long time. I find as much entertainment value in […]
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The Shape of Water: Movie Review

Guillermo del Toro returns with another fantastical drama, The Shape of Water. As a fan of his work, I was interested in what this film would bring to the table. It did not disappoint. The film is about a mute woman named Elisa Esposito who discovers an amphibious creature within the Occam Aerospace Research Center she […]

Coco: Battle of the Reviews!

I honestly need to make a habit of bringing a box of tissues with me whenever I go to see Pixar movies. No matter how hard I try, I always manage to cry. It isn’t exclusive to sad moments either. Everyone can be happy and I’m still in tears. Pixar’s newest film, Coco succeeded in […]
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Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review

Thor returns yet again in another solo movie to protect the nine realms from danger, but he faces his match when he comes up against Hela, the Goddess of Death. I honestly respect Marvel’s delicate balance between humor and drama in their films. It definitely brings fun to the story about superheroes rather than just […]
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Goodbye Christopher Robin: Movie Review

I have been a long time Winnie-the-Pooh fan. I grew up with books and cartoons like many others did. I also consider Eeyore as my spirit animal. So when I heard that there was going to be a movie about the author and how the story came to be I was interested. Goodbye Christopher Robin […]
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Marshall: Movie Review

I love to learn about history through film. I know that films can take liberties when it comes to true events, but it encourages me to read about the actual people nonetheless. Marshall does just that for me. This film depicts an early case of Thurgood Marshall before he becomes the first African American Supreme […]

Romance Tropes: The Folly of Filmmaking

Romance. There are very few films these days that don’t at least incorporate a love story within their cast of characters.  Regardless if it’s needed or not, the romance is there. Romantic comedies and dramas have been popular for as long as film has been around. Definitely longer if you count novels and plays. So […]

Independent Filmmakers and the Internet

A few days ago, I realized something I hadn’t thought of before. The hype around upcoming movies is different in recent years than it was twenty years ago. The direct cause of that, I believe, is the online landscape. When I was I kid, I saw trailers for movies when I went to the theater […]
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Victoria and Abdul Movie Review

It’s a sad fact that there aren’t enough stories about friendship. There are more stories about forbidden love than there is about the strong bond of friendship. Thankfully, that’s exactly what Victoria and Abdul is about. The film tells the story of Queen Victoria’s unlikely friendship with an Indian servant named Abdul Karim during the […]
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American Made: Movie Review

I had no idea what to expect when I went to go see American Made. All I knew was that Tom Cruise was the lead in yet another film. But I was pleasantly surprised. American Made tells the story of a TWA pilot named Barry Seal who is recruited by the CIA to provide intel […]

Wind River: Movie Review

I let myself go into Wind River with very little expectations. I knew that the director and writer, Taylor Sheridan, wrote Sicario so I had hope that the story would be just as well constructed. Other than that, I allowed myself to be surprised by the film. Jeremey Renner stars as Cory Lambert, a US […]