#REVIEW: “PACIFIC RIM”
Review by: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Yeezus! Kanye West wasn’t kidding, the Kaiju kick ass and get there’s handed to them in Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro’s Blockbuster about Mechs and Monsters is geared up to keep Legendary Pictures out of the red this year. Yes, this is that sweet Summer Popcorn Flick guaranteed to garner the green, and here are a few reasons as to why:
First, like The Matrix, and even that story from a galaxy far, far away, Pacific Rim creates a ...
#REVIEW: “THE WAY, WAY BACK”
Many Films have been made about Coming-of-Age and after drawing praise at Sundance earlier this year, The Way, Way Back stands out in a crowd of excellent Films of the genre like Adventureland, Big and Almost Famous. 14-year-old Duncan, his Mother Pam (Toni Collette), her Boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and his Daughter pack-up and head-off for Summer Vacation together, in hopes of improving their struggling dynamic.
After seeing everyone else around him have fun, he realizes just how ...
#REVIEW: “I’M SO EXCITED”
On a flight from Spain bound for Mexico, a small group of Business Class Passengers are forced to confront their deepest, darkest sex secrets together together with a pair of Pilots and a Trio of sassy male Flight Attendants. Upon learning that the plane is experiencing landing gear issues, the Flight Attendants: Ulloa (Raúl Arévalo), Joserra (Javier Cámara) and Fajas (Carlos Areces) take control of the matter by sedating all Passengers in Economy Class with drugs, and alcohol for the ...
#REVIEW: “THE LONE RANGER”
After multiple false starts, the release of The Lone Ranger finally is before us. Re-teaming Director Gore Verbinski with Johnny Depp a fifth time after record-breaking success with The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise and Rango, what we get here is a fresh take on the iconic Western Series, tweaked to appeal to Moviegoers' contemporary comedic sensibilities, at once amplifying the action several decibels.
The Film centers on American Spirit Warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) who retells the ...
#REVIEW – “MAN OF STEEL”
Review by: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Legendary Pictures was founded by industrious entrepreneur Thomas Tull with the express intent of producing Films capable of leaving an indelible mark. The Company began eight years ago with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. And thanks to the assisting ink of David S. Goyer, The Dark Knight went on to triumph as a trilogy both critically and financially.
During the almost ten year period that the cowled Crusader was being cultivated, Zack ...
#REVIEW: “FRANCES HA”
Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha centers around a Dance Apprentice soon approaching her 30s, questioning what it is she really wants in life. She lives day-to-day in a free-spirited manner, deeming herself "undateable", with few worries about the future. Frances' (Greta Gerwig) world falls apart after her Best Friend and Roommate Sophie (Mickey Sumner) decides to move-in with her Boyfriend Patch (Patrick Heusinger). At the same time, she is faced with the reality that her help no longer will be ...
#REVIEW: “WORLD WAR Z”
Review by: Sarah Gopaul for Mr. Will Wong
The suggestion that the living dead may one day roam the Earth used to be no more than a joke or metaphor for more realistic societal issues (see George A. Romero's many interpretations). But as the genre becomes more prevalent, so too does the concept of preparedness -- for anything. Even emergency responders are using the Zombie outbreak in simulation exercises. So what happens to a world with such a dense populace when an aggressive infection takes ...
#REVIEW: “THE BLING RING”
Often Movies are adapted from Books, but Auteur Director Sofia Coppola bases her long-awaited fifth Feature The Bling Ring upon a Vanity Fair Piece by Nancy Jo Sales titled The Suspects Wore Louboutins. The subject matter is familiar to many of us who live and breathe the Pop Culture Milieu. Infamous The Bling Ring, a group of Los Angeles Teens who successfully broke into the homes of Stars between 2008 and 2009 robbing them of cash, fashions and jewelry, while becoming Stars in their own ...
#REVIEW: “THE KINGS OF SUMMER”
We've all been frustrated with our Parents at some point in our lives and really, who in their youth hadn't thought of running away? The Kings of Summer takes a look at three teenage Boys who refuse to accept insubordination, taking a vow of independence in running away from their respective Families, to build a makeshift House in the snake-ladden woods. Headed by the handy Joey (Nick Robinson), the injured but jock-ish Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and eccentric Biaggio (Moises Arias), we go on a ...