From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

By Andrew Haas When people hear the names Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, they often associate the two with the iconic songs they wrote for Disney animated classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. But before they were the biggest songwriters of the Disney Renaissance, they started in theatre, where they turned a low budget Roger Corman B-movie about a man-eating … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

Opinion: Why You Should Watch ‘Warehouse 13’

By Troi Watts Believe it or not, there was a time when the SyFy channel created and aired well-done shows. Warehouse 13 was one of those rare gems. With fresh ideas, great humor, and creative plot lines, this show should definitely be on your watch list. Warehouse 13 follows the adventures of Pete Latimer and Myka Berring, two Secret Service agents who are chosen to … Continue reading Opinion: Why You Should Watch ‘Warehouse 13’

Review: “Einstein-Rosen”

By Kyle Wooldridge As you may remember, about two weeks ago I reviewed the Comedy Shorts Program at the Heartland Film Festival. In that review, I mentioned that there were technical difficulties with the screening of the short “Einstein-Rosen” and that I couldn’t give it a fair review. Fortunately, the director of the short, Olga Osorio, saw my review and contacted us at The Reel Deal. … Continue reading Review: “Einstein-Rosen”

Review: ‘That Trip We Took With Dad’

By Michael Smith This has been a very hard movie for to me to review. This was the first film I saw at Heartland this year and my review for it has gone through the most revisions. When I first saw That Trip We Took With Dad, I enjoyed it but had a few issues. As I have reflected on it more, though, I have … Continue reading Review: ‘That Trip We Took With Dad’

Review: ‘Dealt’

By Michael Smith I’ve always loved watching documentaries. I’ve always felt like it is a great way to expand your knowledge in one place using film, a medium I thoroughly enjoy. Ever since I became a telecommunications student at Ball State, I’ve found myself being inadvertently pulled out of a film by a jarring editing decision or an off shot. For me, the only exception … Continue reading Review: ‘Dealt’

Review: ‘The S Word’

By Michael Smith For this review, I will start it off a bit differently. I will say right away that everyone should absolutely see this movie. It is about a subject that is so seldom talked about in a serious manner: many believe they are alone in having suicidal thoughts. I believe that it is important to allow people without such thoughts or mental illnesses … Continue reading Review: ‘The S Word’