#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 ...
#REVIEW: “NOW YOU SEE ME”
One-part Thriller, one-part electrifying Spectacle, Now You See Me is the latest effort from Director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Clash of the Titans). Although some might struggle with a sharp tonal shift after its First Act, what amounts still is an over-the-top Thrill Ride, complete with an on-stage body pile, explosions and of course, some awesome Trickery.
Now You See Me centers on a mixed bag of personalities known as The Four Horsemen - a group of Illusionists who each are a ...
#REVIEW: “THE HANGOVER PART III”
There's no Bachelor Party, no Wedding nor Vacation planned, but how is it yet again that our beloved Wolfpack still manage to find themselves in deep trouble? This third and final Installment of The Hangover Franchise has plenty of surprises in store for Fans, but those expecting the boisterousness of its Predecessors, will be in for a surprise. Furthermore, Fans of Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) at long last get their wish of a full-sized serving of him.
The Hangover Part III is a Testament to being ...
#INSIDEOUT: A PREVIEW TO TORONTO’S 2013 INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL
Running May 23 through June 2, 2013, the Inside Out Festival presented by RBC, delivers to us 170 Films (54 Features and 116 Shorts) from 31 Countries. Raising awareness about the LGBT Community, it delivers upon its promise to challenge attitudes and change lives through Cinema.
Focusing on International LGBT Rights this year, a Series of Documentaries and Narrative Films aim to elicit reaction and provoke thought and discussion including:
...And The Unclaimed which centers around two young ...