#REVIEW: “CURFEW” & “BUZKASHI BOYS”
With the Oscars soon to come, it perhaps is time to shed some light on the lesser-recognized talents on Film's biggest night - the Short Films. In the running this year for Oscar Gold this year include Buzkashi Boys and Curfew, both distributed internationally by Ouat Media. The two Pieces paint a picture of the grim realities of life in the contemporary World, in opposite Hemispheres.
Curfew - directed, written and acted by Shawn Christensen (Writer of 2011's Abduction) - centers ...
#REVIEW: “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES”
What makes Beautiful Creatures stand-out in a crowded field of Young Adult Fiction Adaptions isn't its immensely talented Cast, nor is it that Dark Fantasy of a Love Story, which Women of all ages have been unable to resist with the recent successes of The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games and Warm Bodies. What makes this Richard LaGravenese Film so highly-enjoyable is the fact that it is self-aware and unafraid to take a few risks by making us laugh.
At the center of Beautiful Creatures is ...
#REVIEW: “SIDE EFFECTS”
One of the most thrilling rides you'll experience at the Movies in 2013 fortunately comes early in the year for those of us who have been - pardon the pun - going crazy waiting to see it. Auteur Director Steven Soderbergh and longtime Writing Collaborator Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, Contagion) by no means make Side Effects an easy guessing game for those of us who love our Psychological- Thrillers.
With Martin's (Channing Tatum) release from Prison forthcoming, anxieties are high ...
#REVIEW: “HOUSE OF CARDS” (SEASON ONE)
Although 2013 has only just begun, Netflix Series House of Cards sure has raised the bar way high for any other Drama Series hoping to make its debut this year. Based upon the BBC Series of the same name, the first season of House of Cards was released in its complete 13-episode entirety at once, an unprecedented move which both is amazing and admittedly a bit frustrating for Fans who feel as though they've been served Dessert first, now on a low from the euphoric Sugar Crash. Confident ...
#REVIEW: “WARM BODIES”
Everybody needs love. Zombies too. 50/50 Director Jonathan Levine delivers the goods once again with Warm Bodies, an Adaptation of Isaac Marion's Novel. Set in a post-Apocalyptic World, Julie (Teresa Palmer) is one of few Humans remaining and she is sent by her Father Grigio (John Malkovich), to fight the Zombie Enemy. After her Boyfriend Perry (Dave Franco) is killed by an unusual Zombie known only as R (Nicholas Hoult), she finds himself falling for him in an unlikely pairing, as he ...
#REVIEW – “CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER” ON DVD
Fans of 2009's Away We Go will love Celeste & Jesse Forever. The Romantic Dramedy follows a pair of Highschool Sweethearts whom after five years of Marriage, decide they're just not meant for one another. They vow to remain Friends even through the Divorce, while seeing others. Jesse (Andy Samberg) is free-spirited and still finding himself as a person, while Celeste (Rashida Jones) is successful and established in her Career Path. This puts her on a separate plain ...
#REVIEW – “A HAUNTED HOUSE”
Imitation is the sincerest form of Flattery, but Parody is the ultimate proof you've made it. Since its debut in 2009, Paranomal Activity has changed the face of Film with Moviegoers time and time again unable to resist the authentic feel of "found-footage" Horrors. To date, the Franchise worldwide has grossed over $718 million and it would appear with the demand plateauing for Films of the Genre, this has paved the way for a secondary Market. After a v. successful debut at the Box Office ...
#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 ...