#REVIEW: “OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL”
Few Films truly take you away to another World and make you fall so much in love that you are sad to leave by the end of it all. Such is the magic that is Oz The Great and Powerful, Director Sam Raimi's sorta Prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Expectations are high for the $200-million Production and the question on everyone's mind is, just how good it really is, with the bar raised so impossibly high in its association with such a widely-revered legacy.
We are introduced here to an on-the-run ...
Everybody has to figure out who they are in life and several great Films have been made about the subject of Coming of Age. None however, are quite like Chan-Wook Park's Stoker, the English-language Debut from the Director responsible for Cult Classic Old Boy, Screenplay by talented and far under-utilized Actor Wentworth Miller. Juxtaposing blood and beauty, the Psychological-Thriller although at moments Hitchcockian is unlike anything we've seen and anything you'll ever forget.
After the ...
#REVIEW: “JACK THE GIANT SLAYER”
By: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
It’s always a wonder as to what Bryan Singer will do next. Ever since he created the cult Phenomenon The Usual Suspects, he’s had the World riveted. Unlike the vocal majority, I enjoyed his chapter in the Superman Saga, while at once I am not as fond of his Television Production, House. Thus, with wonder intact and my opinion divided, I went into Jack The Giant Slayer with a relatively open mind.
Singer continues his relationship with Warner ...
#REVIEW: “21 AND OVER”
From the Writers of The Hangover, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, comes their directorial debut 21 and Over, a Coming of Age Comedy about Pre-Medical Student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) on his 21st Birthday, which also happens to be the night before his Medical School Exam. His two longtime friends - reckless College Dropout Miller (Miles Teller) and level-headed Casey (Skylar Astin) start off with good intentions, setting to take him out for a few drinks. Things spiral quickly out of control after ...
#REVIEW: “BEYONCÉ: LIFE IS BUT A DREAM”
Timed together with her recent Super Bowl performance and the launch of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, HBO Documentary Beyoncé: Life is but a Dream is a candid look at the life of international Megastar Beyoncé, following her parting of ways with longtime Manager and Father Matthew Knowles. We get a candid glimpse of her in self-shot Footage recorded on her Laptop, cut with an Interview in the present with Director/Writer Ilan Benatar, as the Mother of Blue Ivy. The Film also is ...
#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 ...