Author Archives: John Rocha

Safety Protocol for Stunts Needs a Rewrite Following Senseless Deaths on “Deadpool 2,” “Walking Dead” Sets

Stunt Protocol Needs Rewrite“Did we learn nothing from Midnight Rider and the tragic death of Sarah Jones? The only bottom line that should really matter in this industry is the protection of a human life, not the saving of a few bucks by a production,” John Steven Rocha writes in his final column.

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Is the “Game of Thrones” Ultimately Only for Men?

dany excerptIs Game of Thrones betraying the empowering storylines of Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark so they can further the storylines of the male characters?

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Apparently, “Kevin” Couldn’t Wait After All, So CBS Fired Erinn Hayes

Kevin Can Wait“There haven’t been any reports that Leah Remini has reached out to Hayes, nor has Remini offered any public sympathy for Hayes’ situation. Should she? As an actor, I understand that this is a business, but I think it would be the right thing to do,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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The Anger Over HBO’s “Confederate” Has Nothing to Do With “Censorship” (Opinion)

Benioff and Weiss“I’m not saying that Confederate doesn’t have a right to exist as a TV show, because it does. I just think HBO blew a genuine opportunity to explore race relations in our country on a tougher, grittier and ultimately more dangerous scale, as the network’s current approach seems a little too easy right now,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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Does the DCEU Really Have a Problem Holding On to Directors, Or Is It a Victim of Circumstance?

DCEU Directors“Those who maintained faith in Wonder Woman were rewarded for trusting the process. After that movie, doesn’t the DCEU deserve the benefit of the doubt,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Still Endures at Age 70

Arnold Schwarzenegger Turns 70“Arnie always found a way to transcend his often mindless material, which made us appreciate and adore him that much more. So while snobby movie critics rolled their eyes at his corny catchphrases as the ’80s came to an end, for us Arnold fans, each film felt like you were catching up with an old friend,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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Are We as Inclusive As We Believe We Are in Fan Culture?

Rocha Column“Certain casting decisions will always be met with derision, but racist and misogynistic banter should be unacceptable, same as bullying actors and creators on social media or in person at panels,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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“Wonder Woman’s” Success Puts Myth of Female-Led Superhero Films to Rest as It Paves the Way for More

Wonder Woman Excerpt“To paraphrase Queen Hippolyta, “we do deserve her,” and every great female-led superhero movie that Hollywood now makes because of Wonder Woman. If that’s not heroic, I don’t know what is,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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“Apes” Star Andy Serkis Proves Motion-Capture Actors Deserve Awards Love Too

Andy Serkis Apes OscarMo-cap work demands more of actors emotionally, physically and mentally, because they are using their imagination to create the environment, establish relationships and set the scene. The visual effects exist to serve the physical performance, not “enhance” it, writes John Rocha.

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