Adam Frazier

I grew up in the heart of Appalachia, dreaming of an escape from the crushing sameness of rural America through the imaginative works of visionary storytellers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. I ended up in the sprawling metropolis of Charlotte, North Carolina—the pimento cheese capital of the world—where I spend my free time watching things and writing about them.

Review: McQuarrie's 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' is a Megaton Blast

Directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible was a critical and commercial success when it opened in May of 1996. Based on the 1960s CBS series of the same name, the action-packed spy thriller grossed $75 million in its first six days, surpassing the record set by Jurassic Park, and became the third highest-grossing film of that year, bested only by Twister and Independence Day.

The Truth About AP Automation: Facts on the Future of Finance

Like any red-blooded American, I love a good old-fashioned conspiracy theory – you know, one where an important economic trend or historical event is the result of a secret plot carried out by a nameless, faceless group of high-ranking individuals with a nefarious agenda. Of course, we all know that employing rumors, fake news, or claims of conspiracy is a classic disinformation technique used to distract or dismay the masses...

Looking Back: Adam Frazier's Picks for the Top 10 Best Films of 2017

Over the last 12 months, I've seen more than 100 new releases — that's over eight days of time in total spent watching new movies — and I'm happy to report that it's been another incredible year at the cinema, despite claims that "film is dead." This year, I was lucky enough to see vital new work by visionary filmmakers like Denis Villeneuve, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, and Darren Aronofsky.

Review: Muschietti's 'It' Effortlessly Blends Horror, Humor, and Heart

Inspired by Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, and EC Comics' Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, Stephen King carved a path for himself as the world's foremost writer of horror fiction throughout the '70s and '80s. By the time his novel It was published in 1986, many of King's best-selling books had already been adapted into successful films, including Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, The Dead Zone, and Christine.