Advertisements

Month: September 2014

+

Tuesday Releases: Transformers: Age Of Extinction

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION // Michael Bay gets me. He understands that I was once an eight-year-old boy who had a huge collection of Hot Wheels cars that were often commanded by Optimus Prime. In my imagination, these non-transforming cars were still Autobots, fighting alongside their leader, attempting to stop the Decepticons from destroying the Lego towns that lay in their … Read More Tuesday Releases: Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Advertisements
+

One Minute Review: Chef (2014) [4.0]

CHEF // Jon Favreau takes to independent filmmaking with his food truck film titled “Chef”, in which he writes, directs, and stars in. The quintessential definition of “food porn,” the story Favreau weaves takes professional chef Carl (director Jon Favreau himself) from the kitchen of a high end restaurant owned by Riva (Dustin Hoffman) to a food truck that ventures from Florida to the … Read More One Minute Review: Chef (2014) [4.0]

+

Theatrical Releases: The Boxtrolls & The Equalizer

Stop animation is definitely not my favorite form of animation. Obviously it is a huge undertaking and shows real talent when done effectively, but the moment I saw “The Boxtrolls” teaser over two years ago, I could tell I would not be entirely pumped about seeing it. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” which is also stop animation, happens to be one of my all-time favorite films … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Boxtrolls & The Equalizer

+

One Minute Review: The Signal (2014) [3.5]

THE SIGNAL // Actor Brenton Thwaites has been on a roll lately. Most recently you have seen him as the leading role in “The Giver”, playing Jonas alongside Jeff Bridges’ title character, before that he made a brief appearance in “Maleficent” as the prince, and the first thing I saw him in this year was Mike Flanagan’s horror film “Oculus”. Add to that science … Read More One Minute Review: The Signal (2014) [3.5]

+

One Minute Review: The Rover (2014) [5.0]

THE ROVER // Post-apocalypse has become so many things in cinema. Whether it is zombies or the fallout of some catastrophe, Hollywood seems obsessed with the idea. Flooding the theaters with these films, it becomes rare for any of these them to stand out. What becomes key is subtlety. Parring down, focusing on the characters rather than the changing world around them, and “The … Read More One Minute Review: The Rover (2014) [5.0]

+

One Minute Review: Neighbors (2014) [4.0]

NEIGHBORS // Unlike Adam Sandler, who, as he has gotten older, has gone from raunchy comedies to watered down family comedies, Seth Rogen continues to take steps deeper and deeper into the world of dirty comedies. As Mac, who is a loving husband to Kelly (Rose Byrne) and caring father to their little baby, Rogen pulls off this nice balance between competent adult and … Read More One Minute Review: Neighbors (2014) [4.0]

+

Tuesday Releases: Neighbors

SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 NEIGHBORS // Unlike Adam Sandler, who, as he has gotten older, has gone from raunchy comedies to watered down family comedies, Seth Rogen continues to take steps deeper and deeper into the world of dirty comedies. As Mac, who is a loving husband to Kelly (Rose Byrne) and caring father to their little baby, Rogen pulls off this nice balance between … Read More Tuesday Releases: Neighbors

+

Theatrical Releases: The Maze Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, & A Walk Among The Tombstones

Since the boom in young adult adaptations, I have kept an open mind and have continuously given these films a shot, despite the low depths that they can sink to. “The Maze Runner”, however close it looks to the previous onslaught of these films at least tucks away the districts or divisions and places its dystopian future in a giant maze. Of course, it … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Maze Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, & A Walk Among The Tombstones

+

Proof Review: The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

Release Date June 6, 2014 Director Josh Boone Screenplay Scott Neustadter Michael H. Weber Based On The Novel By Josh Green Distributed By 20th Century Fox Budget $12 million Drama, Romance Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language 126 minutes The Fault In Our Stars Forming a connection with actress Shailene Woodley and her character, Hazel Grace Lancaster, is the … Read More Proof Review: The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

+

Proof Review: Godzilla (2014)

Release Date May 16, 2014 Director Gareth Edwards Screenplay Max Borenstein David Callahamd Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $160 million Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence 123 minutes Godzilla an·ti·he·ro noun: a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes. The term antihero is becoming a staple in … Read More Proof Review: Godzilla (2014)

+

Tuesday Releases: Godzilla & The Fault In Our Stars

SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 GODZILLA // The term antihero is becoming a staple in the entertainment that we consume at home and in theaters, mainly because a central character with flaws is much more relatable. “Breaking Bad”, “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, and even last year’s “Texas Chainsaw” sees the main characters lacking some (if not all) of the moral fiber we find synonymous with the … Read More Tuesday Releases: Godzilla & The Fault In Our Stars

+

Theatrical Releases: No Good Deed & The Drop

With “Dolphin Tale 2” being a forcefully positive family movie, everyone should know going in what is in store for them. Having not seen the original “Dolphin Tale”, from what I gather, a dolphin missing part of its fin is rescued by a group of extremely positive people in Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, and Ashley Judd, and given a prosthetic fin. The story … Read More Theatrical Releases: No Good Deed & The Drop