#REVIEW: “ZERO DARK THIRTY”
We all know what happened to Osama bin Laden, but do we really know what happened to him? Zero Dark Thirty in case you haven’t heard, is a Frontrunner in the race for Best Picture at the forthcoming 85th annual Academy Awards and in a year which saw several standouts, the Thriller-Drama truly stands-out among the best. And believe me, the competition was fierce. This latest effort from Academy Award-winning Director Kathyrn Bigelow, who brought us 2010 Best Picture - The Hurt Locker - is ...
#REVIEW: “ON THE ROAD”
Based upon the Novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac, On the Road finally will see a release after having been in-the-making for many years now. Filmed in Montreal and having premiered at TIFF 2012, the Film has some deep Canadian roots, especially considering that the Author himself, portrayed here by Sam Riley (Control) as his Alter-Ego Sal Paradise, was born to French-Canadian Parents.
The Story follows the wild and reckless Friendship between Sal and fellow Author Neal Cassady's ...
#REVIEW: “THE IMPOSSIBLE”
Divided by tragedy but inseparable in spirit, The Impossible tells the true Story of a Family that travels to Thailand on vacation. Soon after they settle in, misfortune comes in a big way that December day in 2004 as a devastating Tsunami strikes, leaving tens of thousands stranded and over 220,000 dead.
Maria (Naomi Watts), a Doctor, is swept away and injured severely, with her young Son Lucas (Tom Holland) taking on the Caretaker role as she is rushed-off to Medical Care, fighting for ...
Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut on paper might either appeal to you or not interest you at all, but I'll have you know that Quartet is every fraction charming. It is undeniable that recent Box Office successes like The Iron Lady, Hope Springs, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and even Red, prove that there is indeed a market for an older audience and wouldn't you know it... Grandpa and Grandma want to have a bit of fun too! And Quartet delivers just this.
The Dramedy is set at Beacham ...
#REVIEW: “PROMISED LAND”
Amidst the shuffle of Oscars Season, several great Films inevitably will be overlooked. One of them just might be Promised Land, the latest from auteur Director Gus van Sant. The Drama centers around a Salesman from a Natural Gas Company named Steve (Matt Damon) and his more seasoned Partner in Sue (Frances McDormand), who both are sent to a small town to convince Locals with generous monetary compensation, to allow his corporation the right to drill into their properties to access the ...
#REVIEW: “THIS IS 40”
Never mind that in classic Judd Apatow fashion it clocks-in at almost three hours, This is 40 is pure comedic gold. Gaining most of its laughs through expletives, exaggerated threats of violence and bursts of temper, the brilliant Writer/Director takes us on a tour-de-force journey of what it means for a successful Couple to terms with their age, in this sorta Sequel to 2007's Knocked Up.
Utilizing the talents of his Wife Leslie Mann, reprising the memorable role of Debbie and his ...
#REVIEW: “DJANGO UNCHAINED”
Review by: Jonathan Godrey for Mr. Will Wong
Rest in peace Sally Menke: Though Django Unchained excelled despite your absence, it was nevertheless noticed. Long time collaborator Fred Raskin did a great job filling your shoes, as did the entire cast and crew of this exceptional Western.
For fans of the genre Django is a familiar name. One associated with excessive violence and allusions to the grave. These gags are still present in Tarantino’s take on the Tale. However, there is no question ...
#REVIEW: “LES MISÉRABLES”
Taking one of the most beloved Novels of the 19th Century, above that a TONY Award-winning Musical, and adapting it into a Film properly is by all means a daunting task. Academy Award-winning Director Tom Hooper succeeds largely in giving due justice to the timeless story that is Les Misérables , without a doubt stamping itself as a legitimate Best Picture Contender. In any other year, the Musical might have been more definitively in the running, however one cannot deny that 2012 has ...
#REVIEW: “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY”
Reviewer: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
A Movie that like its literary roots, struggled to grow. Yet it climbed from the soil and up the metaphorical mountain; slayed the dragon and spread the wealth the beast protected. Nevertheless some complain it’s not enough.
Peter Jackson like his pen-wielding predecessor (J.R.R. Tolkien) is a world builder. Capable of incredible feats there’s little wonder why he’s so misunderstood. With his first trek through Middle-Earth the masses smiled ...
#REVIEW: “SPARKLE” (DVD)
Like a humble Cousin to Dreamgirls, Sparkle tells the Story of three Sisters who form a Group and on the verge of making it to the bigtime. Along with the Fame however come the pitfalls of the Spotlight - primarily drugs, bad choices and hubris - and the closer they get to that illusive record deal, the more they see their bond crumble. Starring former American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks in the titular role and having the distinction of showcasing Whitney Houston's final performance, this ...