#REVIEW: “FRUITVALE STATION”
Easily one of my favourite Films thus far in 2013, the compelling Fruitvale Station finally gets a release after months of anticipation following widespread acclaim at both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Reviewers at my Screening were so moved that a majority of them sat in the dark as the credits rolled, allowing for a moment to regain their composure.
The Drama written and directed by Ryan Coogler is based on the events surrounding the final day of Oscar Grant's (Michael B. Jordan) ...
#REVIEW: “THE TO DO LIST”
Taunted for being a Virgin, Class Valedictorian Brandy Clark (Aubrey Plaza) is determined to gain sexual experience before she heads off to College in the Fall. Infatuated with guitar-playing, muscle Hunk Rusty Waters (Scott Porter), Brandy is fixated on making him her ultimate sexual Conquest. Along the way, she gets the assistance of a few willing male Friends, each helping her cross items one-by-one off her "To Do List".
Maggie Carey (Funny or Die) writes and directs this raunchy ...
#REVIEW – SELENA GOMEZ – “STARS DANCE”
Stars Dance marks Actress/Pop Star Selena Gomez's Solo Debut sans the help of her Band The Scene, the eleven track Collection having her pick-up in similar territory to where she left off with excellent 2011 Pop Gem, When the Sun Goes Down.
Several Heavyweights lend a hand on Production here and although my impression is that the Tracks just aren't quite as infectious as her last effort, this Disc artistically has Gomez taking several risks, letting go a couple extra notches as she grows ...
#REVIEW: ROBIN THICKE – “BLURRED LINES”
I don't often review Albums, but when I do, it is because it is remarkable. I've always enjoyed Robin Thicke's Vocals but one thing that has prevented me from becoming a bigger Fan always was that I felt his Music geared to a demographic outside my Pop Sensibilities. Blurred Lines is his sixth studio Disc and this Album for me, is a near-Masterpiece. Thicke successfully takes his signature Soul, embracing the Electronic-Pop trend which has been dominating the airwaves for the past few years ...
#REVIEW: “THE LOOK OF LOVE”
Director Michael Winterbottom reunites with Thespian Steve Coogan once again, the Duo known best for their collaboration in 2002's 24 Hour Party People. The Look of Love is a nudity, alcohol and Cocaine-filled look at British Entrepreneur Paul Raymond's rise to fortune, thanks to an Empire built on the UK's first-ever Strip Club, eventually developing into well-known Publications like Men Only, Escort, Club International and Mayfair.
Perhaps more a nonlinear look at Raymond's ...
#REVIEW: “THE CONJURING”
Review by: Sarah Gopaul for Mr. Will Wong
Making a good Horror Movie does not happen by accident. It takes a particular talent to grab hold of an audience and not let go for the length of a Film. It's not just about hiding monsters in the dark. There are many elements that combine to make a frightening Film and in The Conjuring, Director James Wan demonstrates he knows how to use each of them to his advantage.
In 1971, Roger and Caroline Perron (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) invested in a ...
#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 ...