Author Archives: Anthony_Perrotta

[Photoshop Tutorial) Sarah Connor Returns

Well before the Me Too Movement, Times Up and the repositioning of gender politics within popular Hollywood film with movies such as Ghostbusters (2016) or the introduction of superhero heroines such as Captain Marvel, there was Sarah Connor. For the … Continue reading

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[Media Smarts Lesson Plan] Finding the Truth in Deep Fake Video (Gr. 9-12)

Teachers’ Note: As global citizens entrenched in a digital and thus interconnected world, we are now officially in uncharted territory. Just as mobile video shared through social media applications promised to disrupt oppression with the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the onset … Continue reading

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David Morrell on Rambo and the need for Hope

Now in my 15th year of teaching, I can look back on many fond memories of truly unique teaching and learning experiences in and out of the classroom. However, I’m not sure that yesterday’s experience will be easily matched. As … Continue reading

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[Trailer Review] Rambo Returns in the Trump Era

There’s something to be said about the durability of Sylvester Stallone’s action brand. Since the release of his career defining Rocky in 1976, Stallone’s creative body of film work has been continuously prolific. Regardless of critical acclaim, respective projects may … Continue reading

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[Trailer Review] Top Gun: Maverick & the 80s Renaissance

As Tom Cruise revealed the dynamic trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, yesterday at San Diego Comic Con, the Twitter-verse is a buzz with applause and wonder. For Generation Xers like me, all things Top Gun are a welcome return. For … Continue reading

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“Where does he get those wonderful toys?” Tim Burton’s Batman turns 30 today!

It seems like yesterday that I was sitting in front of my parents 4:3 Sony tube television, salivating over the image of 5’ Batman toys from the yet to be June release of Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). It wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Genre: A Doorway to Cultural Studies

As a Communications Technology teacher, its of pressing importance to ensure that students are not only tech savvy but culturally literate. This is at the essence of a program that encourages students to be effective communicators who can decode media … Continue reading

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