50 Shades of Grey’s New York City premiere that we were invited to was exciting. The cast was here, and so were screaming  hormonal fangirls and more mature women (mostly mature women). 50 Shades of Grey has been the topic of fangirls worldwide who have been craving their metropolis and rather far-fetched erotica from the popular novelist E.L. James. Being part of a larger trilogy, the first...[Read More]

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water sounded like another great SpongeBob movie concept by Nickelodeon Movies, and yet we cannot help but feel it has entirely failed in that aspect. Despite being a kids movie, Sponge Out of Water abandons a lot of the cultural lore of Spongebob in his ability to go out of water, and even makes children ask: how can he (Spongebob) go out of the water?! In terms...[Read More]

Paddington is the latest computer generated (CG) family movie from the producer who brought you Harry Potter and is all about warm and fuzzy feelings that the whole family can enjoy. The movie has the perfect elements of comedy, success, and personification all wrapped up in a cuddly package of a Bear named Paddington. Paddington starts off with an old time movie from the Geographers Guild by geog...[Read More]

Clint Eastwood returns to directing another big-screen film since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve with the introduction of the biopic American Sniper. There is tense wartime action mixed with citizenship drama that amalgamates into the core of the story written by Jason Hall and based on the book by Chris Kyle – the original American Sniper who the film is based on. As he grows up, Chris Kyle (Bradl...[Read More]

Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is an interesting departure of the director’s famed portfolio from the gloomy scenery animated type stylization films of his past. The story of Big Eyes is engaging to another level for Tim Burton as it is based on a true story, and though that does not always make a film great, it works to make Big Eyes relatively enjoyable as well in a different sense. Big Eyes underscores ...[Read More]

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived and with it comes the finale to the longest running franchise this side of planet earth. Middle-earth is still the ever-expanding fantasy land of mountains, lush greenery, and tons of factions each with their own agenda. The action is all here in the final chapter of Jackson’s prequel trilogy, and though it does exactly what it ...[Read More]

Foxcatcher has just been released, which is a film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and lastly Sienna Miller.  Directed by Bennett Miller (Capote), Foxcatcher is filled with intensely awkward moments, suspense, and a storyline that plays out very slow and quietly. The story of Foxcatcher is based on a true story where an Olympic Wrestling winner Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is...[Read More]

Nightcrawler is a mystery when it first starts out. You have no idea what you’re getting into with this suspenseful crime thriller set in the backdrop of L.A. Crime Journalism finally sees a voice in the most eerie way possible with Jake Gyllenhaal staring in this eerie night-time thriller. Dan Gilroy, who penned the screenplay for the Bourne Legacy, has done an exceptional job translating the con...[Read More]

Christopher Nolan has finally made his voyage to space in the Science Fiction film – Interstellar. The sci-fi narrative is sure to please lovers of Danny Boyle’s Sunshine and anyone who loves a space film that tries to aim for realism which is compounded by the vast unknown of space travel and dangerous missions that mean the survival of the human race. While the motif of saving the human race has...[Read More]

A Walk Among the Tombstones by Scott Frank has a Taken feel to it. Except this time, the person taken is someone else besides who Liam Neeson plays as Matt Scudder – a gruff ex-cop with a particular set of skills. A Walk Among the Tombstones features private investigator / ex-cop who made a mistake Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) working for a drug lord who found out that his wife was kidnapped and ...[Read More]

  The Drop is the latest crime drama thriller from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of the film Bullhead. Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) wrote the screenplay for The Drop which is based on the short story by the same author “Animal Rescue.” The Drop tells the story in a mostly simple setting of Brooklyn, NY and a bar owned by the mafia. Bob Saginowski (Tom...[Read More]

As Above, So Below had trailers which seemed horrifying and scary. Unfortunately, the bulk of the movie belongs underground where people do not have to waste their hard earned money watching a movie which delivers very little performance, value, and story. A team of explorers journey into the catacombs under Paris in order to lead an exhibition for the Philosopher’s Stone (not the Harry Potter ver...[Read More]

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