Reviewing Netflix's Hit Series Stranger Things

Our cinematographer Doug moves from behind the camera to in front of it as he introduces his new series The Omnibus with a review of Netflix’s unexpected hit Stranger Things.

Stranger Things A Love Letter to Cult Classics of the 80s.

A group of boys on their bikes pedal through the streets of smalltown USA.  Lights flicker mysteriously.  A panicky mother doesn’t know where her son has gone or what he could have been involved in.  Men in clean room suits enter a room lit by bright backlight.  An unseen threat lingers just out of sight. Stranger Things owes a lot to movies like Close Encounters, ET, and even Goonies.  I…

20th Century Fox & DreamWorks Animations Bring You The Bright, The Colorful, The Trolls!

How did I fall of the face of the planet and miss that this was coming out til last week?? The brightest and most colorful movie of the year stars Justin Timberlake as the pessimistic troll Branch and Anna Kendrick as the super peppy Princess Poppy who must rescue all of Trolldom when they are kidnapped by a Bergen.  Also starring are James Corden as Biggie, Russell Brand as Creek, Gwen…

Happy 30th Anniversary Labyrinth!

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth! First things first. We must pause to think of two of the biggest driving forces behind the creation of this cult classic who are no longer with us. Jim Henson died in 1990 of pneumonia and David Bowie passed earlier this year of Cancer. There would be no Labyrinth without Jim Henson and I think some of the enduring legacy of the…

Netflix & DreamWorks Revive Voltron – first picture

Voltron is back and looking very, well, Voltron! And I’m not complaining about that! “We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can, because ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for (the original) show,” – co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery. Voltron was the top-rated syndicated children’s show for two years during its original run in the mid ’80s and was originally cut together from two…