Samantha Olthof

A politer reciter, a Canadian writer. Hiking with my puppy is my happy place.
Rambo Last Bood Trailer

Shot by Shot with the ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Trailer

By Samantha Olthof 

Sylvester Stallone returns to one of his most well-known roles in the fifth installment of the Rambo franchise.

Star Trek Tng Finale

All Good Things: A Love Letter to ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

By Samantha Olthof 

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

Young Frankenstein

How ‘Young Frankenstein’ is An Ode to Itself

By Samantha Olthof 

Based on Mary Shelley’s quintessential horror novel, Mel Brooks’ incarnation of the famous monster takes time to poke fun at itself.

Community Modern Warfare Paintball Episode

Community’s Best Bit: The Paintball Episodes

By Samantha Olthof 

Westerns, action, spy thrillers, and Star Wars all play a part in the Paintball Assassin wars that descend upon Greendale Community College.

Game Of Thrones Spoils Of War

Game of Thrones: The Masterful Perspective of ‘The Spoils of War’

By Samantha Olthof 

While later seasons don’t always have the time to delve into the moral complexity of earlier ones, this Lannister/Targaryen battle is an exception.

Helms Deep Line Of Soldiers

Now for Wrath, Now for Ruin: Hope and Despair at the Battle of Helm’s Deep

By Samantha Olthof 

Filming this sequence was a battle in itself, but it was well worth the effort.

Stand By Me

‘Stand By Me’ is Stephen King’s Most Personal Confrontation with Death

By Samantha Olthof 

Sometimes the dead don’t come back wrong. Sometimes they don’t come back at all.

Buffy Once More

Revisiting Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Musical Episode,”Once More With Feeling”

By Samantha Olthof 

The Buffy musical episode provided a bright spot in a depressing season, making it one of the most memorable and rewatchable episodes of the show’s seven-year tenure.

Thrones Dragons

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Built Its Dragons

By Samantha Olthof 

They are fire made flesh, but how does that flesh come to life on our screens? The answer is myth, anatomy, and imagination.