Arrival: A Spacey, Smart Sci-fi Flick

Arrival is a science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film focuses on a linguist, played by Amy Adams, who trys to communicate with aliens who have landed in Montana. If you have seen any of Villeneuve’s other films, like Sicario, Enemy or Prisoners, then you know that he directs movies that really put … Continue reading Arrival: A Spacey, Smart Sci-fi Flick

Ghost in the Shell: Another Appropriation of Culture by Hollywood?

After teasing small clips of footage over the past few months, Paramount has finally released the first trailer for 2017’s Ghost in the Shell, a live-action film. The film, based on the popular manga and anime films of the same name, follows a character known as “The Major” who is a counter-cyberterrorist agent. The story … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell: Another Appropriation of Culture by Hollywood?

Doctor Strange: A Film to be Marveled

Doctor Strange is the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is about the origin of the titular superhero, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The film, which also deals with the entrance of magic into the MCU canon, is visually stunning. This film sets itself apart from the rest of the MCU in many … Continue reading Doctor Strange: A Film to be Marveled

“Blair Witch” Movie Review

Blair Witch is the third installment of the Blair Witch Project franchise and serves as the direct follow-up to The Blair Witch Project (ignoring the continuity of Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows). The film, which is framed as a friend’s documentary class project, follows the brother of the main character of the original movie … Continue reading “Blair Witch” Movie Review

They Come in Threes: The Resurgence of Horror

This year was a great year for horror, plain and simple. The year was dominated by critically praised and commercially successful horror films. Three films solidified the genres year of success: The Conjuring 2, Lights Out and Don’t Breathe, supported by many other good horror films as well. The Conjuring 2 was a sequel to the highly … Continue reading They Come in Threes: The Resurgence of Horror

Suicide Squad: Boom or Bust?

With a star-studded cast, chart-hitting soundtrack and an amazing fan base, Suicide Squad is one of the highest grossing movies this year, despite a rating of 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 40 percent on Metacritic. The critics may be shunning the film, but DC fans and everyday viewers are eating it up. Released on Aug. … Continue reading Suicide Squad: Boom or Bust?

Sandra Bullock to Star in Female-driven ‘Ocean’s 11’ Reboot

 If you’re a Sandra Bullock fan or if you are a fan of movies in general, here’s some news that will be sure to excite you: the all-star ensemble classic Ocean’s 11 is being rebooted once again, this time with Sandra Bullock leading an all-women heist team. The original film, starring Frank Sinatra, was famously rebooted in … Continue reading Sandra Bullock to Star in Female-driven ‘Ocean’s 11’ Reboot

Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You’re Made Of

“From 1999 to about 2002 we were the biggest band in the world. No one thought it was going to be as big as it was, then it just stopped. And what do you do when you’re a full-grown man in a boy band? ”- Backstreet Boys member, Brian Littrell. This past year the Backstreet … Continue reading Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You’re Made Of