#REVIEW: PHARRELL – “G I R L”
It may have taken eight years for it to happen, but Pharrell certainly gives us plenty to listen to his compact second solo Disc, G I R L. The melodic, fun and light Collection of ten Tracks is glossy, in-line with the Multimedia Mogul's signature minimalist, rhythm/groove-heavy sound. The Celebrity Cameos certainly are bountiful on the Disc and we get the likes of Jojo, Kelly Osbourne, Tori Kelly, Daft Punk, Timbaland, Alicia Keys, Justin Timerblake and even Miley Cyrus lending a ...
Filmed in Toronto, Paul W.S. Anderson's Action-Adventure, Pompeii, long has been on our radars, piquing our curiosity just how our newly-upgraded Pinewood Studios would fare on the World Stage in an ever-compeitive landscape of expensive-looking 3-D Blockbusters. Visually and technically, the Film succeeds on many levels, giving us a ground-up view of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. as it is about to errupt, eventually destroying completely the Roman-infiltrated City of Pompeii. And for this ...
#REVIEW: “ENDLESS LOVE”
Review by Jessica Whitford for Mr. Will Wong
In the very least, Endless Love will have you pining for Summer, flowing blonde hair, and the strong hand of a young Autoworker to hold! Delightfully-predictable and cliché-heavy, the Romantic-Drama serves-up exactly what you might expect of the Genre, with a few surprises perhaps.
After a family tragedy leaves Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) despondent and heartbroken, she shuts-out the World, but one person always had his heart set on her. ...
#REVIEW: WINTER’S TALE
Review by Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
As a young Man, Akiva Goldsman read Winter’s Tale shortly after it’s 1983 release. Nearly three decades later, following the death of his wife, he was moved to make the literary masterpiece into a Feature Film.
It was no small task mind you. To scale back 800 pages of prose into a 200 page script took some tinkering. Furthermore, to craft a version of New York City lost in time took some vision. Alas, he tinkered and imagined, toiled and ...
#REVIEW: “VAMPIRE ACADEMY”
Review by: Addison Wylie for Mr. Will Wong
Moviegoers will always remember the big boom of modern vampires and their iffy lore. Some appreciated what Twilight executed with their movement, while others wished the movement had been executed altogether.
That said, I believe we can all agree that Fantasies about brooding creatures of the night have had their time in the spotlight and are now starting to peter away slowly. It was like witnessing an out-of-control party scamper off into the ...
#REVIEW: “THE LEGO MOVIE”
Every once in a while an Animated Feature comes along which breaks new ground and The Lego Movie, from Director Duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), would appear to fit that description like two perfectly-compatible Blocks. Guaranteed, you've never seen anything quite like it!
Although many of us were baffled just how this Movie would work when first hearing of it being in development, any hesitations quickly are laid to rest after seeing this ...
#REVIEW: “LABOR DAY”
Labor Day is one of those Films which absolutely sticks with you long after you watch it. Based on the Novel by Joyce Maynard, Director/Writer Jason Reitman premiered the Drama-Thriller at TIFF '13 to resounding praise and it is all warranted. The Film centers around depressed, single Mother Adele (Kate Winslet), whom with her Son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) are almost coerced into providing shelter to a wounded Man named Frank (Josh Brolin), who is on-the-run after escaping a Hospital ...
#REVIEW: “THAT AWKWARD MOMENT”
Zac Efron's first crack at producing and starring simultaneously whets the appetites of his maturing Fanbase and although there is much to be desired from first-time Director Tom Gormican's Rom-Com, That Awkward Moment, it is harmless enough and has its heart in the right place.
Jason (Efron) enjoys his life as a no-strings-attached Bachelor, surrounded by his Best Friends: fearless Daniel (Miles Teller) and recently-dumped Mikey (Michael B. Jordan). The Trio shares a deep, no filter ...
#REVIEW: “STILL ALICE”
In a Résumé which has seen several superlative performances, Julianne Moore appears to be amidst another career renaissance. Critics adored her at Cannes awarding her the coveted Actress Award for her work in Maps to the Stars, and despite also premiering at TIFF '14 with slightly less fanfare, STILL ALICE now sees its release and Awards Trail begin after a carefully-timed gap. Could this be the four-time Oscar Nominee's long-overdue moment?
Based on Lisa Genova's 2007 Bestseller, STILL ...
#REVIEW: “SEX AFTER KIDS”
Sexuality often is explored in a sensual manner in Film, but Canadian Writer/Director Jeremy Lalonde opts to look at the humorous aspects of it all. At the heart of Sex After Kids are five Couples who see the flames of passion in their sex lives dwindle to a flicker following their transition to the role of Parent. Despite the humour here, what we get here is an examination of the oft-painful realities and taxing affects which are prevalent as energies are shifted while these Couples' ...