‘Transcendence’ Review: Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall & Paul Bettany

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 17, 2014

It’s always tricky when a successful cinematographer or producer takes the director’s chair on a movie. Wally Pfister, who is Christopher Nolan’s trusted cinematographer and has shot all of his films from 2000’s Memento to 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, takes the director’s seat for the first time in Transcendence. A film so full of science fiction subject matter and dramatic scenes, it seems that this would be the perfect subject matter that fits with the cinematographer’s expertise.

We all know that Pfister can tell a story through gorgeous visuals, but can he bring a screenplay to life and develop that …

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‘Draft Day’ Review: Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner & Denis Leary

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 10, 2014

It’s really almost impossible for me not to like a Kevin Costner film. Earlier this year the action-thriller 3 Days to Kill didn’t sit well with most critics, but you can’t deny that Costner was an excellent lead. The 59-year-old actor has done practically every film genre and in Draft Day, he plays an NFL general manager, who is battling problems at work and in his personal life.

Draft Day is clearly geared towards football diehards and fanatics, so if you aren’t as submersed in the sport, the film may be a tad confusing in the first half. It’s the second …

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‘Under the Skin’ Review: Starring Scarlett Johansson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 10, 2014
‘Under the Skin’ Review: Starring Scarlett Johansson

Under the Skin is one of those films that is equally hypnotic in its gorgeous visuals as it is in our lead actress’ performance. With 2003’s Lost in Translation, last year’s Don Jon and Her, and now Under the Skin, can I just go ahead and say that Scarlett Johansson is one of the best and most beautiful actresses working today? I can’t even talk about Luc Besson’s Lucy set to come out later this year.

We last saw director Jonathan Glazer in 2004 when he wrote and directed the gothic-like art house thriller Birth, starring Nicole Kidman and Cameron Bright. …

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review: Starring Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson & Samuel L. Jackson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 03, 2014

In perhaps the most stand alone Marvel film since 2008’s Iron Man, Captain America: The Winter Soldier might be the best Marvel film in the Avengers world. Worlds better than the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger, it almost seems like the two films are black and white in the action hero movie universe.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier picks up shortly after where 2012’s The Avengers left off. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is struggling to adapt to his modern world surroundings, while S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) continues to assign both he and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow …

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‘The Raid 2′ Review: Starring Iko Uwais, Yahan Ruhian, Arifin Putra

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 03, 2014

Is there a more articulate and passionate action director working today than Gareth Evans? 2012’s The Raid: Redemption was not only the best foreign language film that year, but one of the best action movies I’ve ever seen.

The Raid 2 takes place shortly after The Raid, where Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) fought through floors of gangsters and madmen in a broken down apartment building leaving piles of dead bodies after the battle. When it was all over, Rama thought he could go back to his normal life with his wife and child, until he finds out that a gangster …

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‘Noah’ Review: Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly & Emma Watson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 28, 2014

It’s one of the most famous biblical epics and told through the eyes of visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (2010’s Black Swan), Noah is a cinematic experience fueled by strong performances, gorgeous cinematography and a memorable score.

Based off the story that is told in The Book of Genesis in The Old Testament of The Bible, Noah is about a man who is chosen by God to build an ark to save his family and two of every living thing on earth before an apocalyptic flood.

Noah (Russell Crowe) and his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), their three sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan …

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‘Sabotage’ Review: Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington & Olivia Williams

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 27, 2014

Arnold fans…this isn’t the film we were hoping for or expecting. 2013’s The Last Stand wasn’t the best, but at least it offered a few good one-liners and brought Arnold back to the type of character that is enjoyable to watch. In his newest film Sabotage, Arnold plays a kickass DEA agent, out for revenge. It sounds promising for any Ahnuld fan and features a stellar supporting cast, but the film itself is as disappointing as 1997’s Batman & Robin where Arnold played Mr. Freeze. Shudder.

Written by Skip Woods (2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard) and David Ayer (2012’s …

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