‘The Martian’ Review: Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain & Jeff Daniels

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Oct 01, 2015

Movies set in space have become increasingly popular in recent years. It seems every year there is always one big space movie. In 2012 it was Prometheus; in 2013 it was Gravity; and last year it was Interstellar. This year it’s The Martian, and director Ridley Scott and our lead star Matt Damon certainly know how to tell stories set in space. All of these films pushed the boundaries of storytelling in space, with directors using more practical effects and less CGI and casting good actors who can carry the film. The Martian is a film set in space and …

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‘Sicario’ Review: Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro & Josh Brolin

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Sep 24, 2015

Denis Villeneuve is becoming one of the best directors working today and one of my personal favorites. With last year’s Enemy, a memorizing doppelgänger story led by an excellent performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and 2013’s Prisoners, a story about a man played by Hugh Jackman who would do anything to get his daughter back and protect his family. These two films go beyond the surface of your basic mystery plot line and make you think on a deeper level after you’ve finished the film. Plus, both films are two of the best endings in recent film history.

Villeneuve’s versatile filmography continues …

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‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Review: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario & Giancarlo Esposito

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Sep 17, 2015

Based on the popular Young Adult trilogy written by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” books are set in a post-apocalyptic world and follow the story of teenagers who are forced to overcome several obstacles to find the truth and survive. Wes Ball returns to direct and T. S. Nowlin adapted the screenplay for this sequel to the 2014 film The Maze Runner.

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Winston (Alexander Flores), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) have successfully escaped the Maze where they were kept by an organization called W.C.K.D. (World …

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‘Everest’ Review: Starring Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal & Josh Brolin

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Sep 16, 2015

In March 1996, a group of climbers, led by expert mountain guide Rob Hall (Jason Clarke), began their 40-day journey to climb to the top of Mt. Everest in Nepal. This is Rob’s fifth Everest summit, while the other experienced climbers include Doug Hansen, a man who is working three jobs to get by; Jon Krakauer (Michael Kelly), a journalist on an assignment for “Outside” magazine; Yasuko Namba (Naoko Mori), a woman who had already climbed six of the seven major summits; Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin), a family man who has a strong passion for climbing and wants to get …

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‘The Visit’ Review: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould & Kathryn Hahn

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Sep 10, 2015
‘The Visit’ Review: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould & Kathryn Hahn

Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan’s 11th film is possibly his best work since 2004’s The Village. In The Visit, Shyamalan blends classic horror and comedy together to make a film ideal for a fall season release and to show he still has what it takes to be a fine filmmaking in the horror and suspense genres. The Visit is fun and horrifying as it tells an interesting story of anger, regret and fear.

Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) have never met their grandparents before. Their mother (Kathryn Hahn) raised them by herself and had a major falling out …

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‘American Ultra’ Review: Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart & Bill Pullman

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Aug 20, 2015

In 2009, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart were both starting to break out as actors. He starred in Zombieland and Adventureland, which also starred Stewart, and she had two Twilight films under her belt with three more to go. Their best performances were yet to come in 2010’s The Social Network and 2013’s The Double for Eisenberg and with 2014’s Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria for Stewart. Seeing these two actors share the screen again in this stoner action thriller comedy is the perfect way to reunite them. Taking a break from more dramatic roles, Eisenberg and Stewart …

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Review: Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer & Alicia Vikander

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Aug 13, 2015

Henry Cavil, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant starring in the same film set in the 1960s and directed by Guy Ritchie sounds like a fun time to me – and it is, it really really is.

Based off of the TV show of the same name from the 1960s created by Sam Rolfe, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. focuses on two completely different special agents that must work together in order to take down a mysterious criminal organization that is developing nuclear weapons. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is devishly handsome, charismatic and a little more laid …

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