Jersey Boys - Movie ReviewThe stage has gone dark, Mr. Eastwood. Lights out.  Time to go home.  There’s really no explanation for this bizarrely grueling adaptation of what has been described as a fun and lively Broadway play. Nominated for several Tony Awards and still running strong, Jersey ...

The Fault in Our Stars - Movie ReviewThe genre of book to movie interpretation has worked well for Hollywood in the past, with such titles as The Lord of the Rings, The Silence of the Lambs, and True Grit, the industry has shown, with the right director, correct cast, and duly constructed screenplay, that book films can ...

Edge of Tomorrow - Movie ReviewBased on the Japanese novel "All You Need Is Kill," in which an ill-prepared recruit dies in his first battle over and over again, Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow is the type of action-oriented science fiction needed to kick off the 2014 summer season. The film combines the  ...

Maleficent - Movie ReviewIt should come as no surprise to learn that Maleficent is directed by first-timer Robert Stromberg who comes from the production design side of filmmaking, having plied his craft – and won Oscars – on such visually stunning epics as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland  ...

The Love Punch - Movie ReviewEmma Thompson follows her Oscar-worthy turn in last year’s wonderfully endearing Saving Mr. Banks with a co-starring role in this year’s The Love Punch, a film that instantly sets the pace for stinker of the year. The film initially seems to be a much better fit for Pierce   ...

X-Men: Days of Futrue Past Movie ReviewBryan Singer made quite the name for himself back in 2000 when he released the first X-Men movie. Leaving them behind to have a go at resurrecting Superman, it was left to directors Brett Ratner and Matthew Vaughn to continue the franchise, and both did so well enough  ...

The Quiet Ones - Movie ReviewWe all want Hammer Films to succeed, right? After all, doesn’t everyone like to root for the underdog? The UK-based film production company is a re-launch of Hammer Film Productions, which had its heyday from the mid-1950s to the 1970s when its “Gothic Horror”   ...

The Railway Man - Movie ReviewIn 1957’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, filmmaker David Lean gave us an entertaining – yet totally inaccurate – account of the hardships endured by Japanese-held POWs as they were forced to build the Thai/Burma “Death Railway” during WWII. In reality, there is no  ...

Transcendence - Movie ReviewThe slow burn of Transcendence, the directorial debut from cinematographer Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Trilogy) isn’t due to its mesmerizing story or its intoxicating visuals. It isn’t due to the fact that it was shot on 35mm instead of digital. Sadly, it’s due to your eyes  ...

Draft Day - Movie ReviewKevin Costner returns to the wide world of sports in Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day. Already a champion of two classic sports films (albeit baseball themed), Costner is no stranger to what makes rooting for the underdog so much damn fun. Even with the minor splash of Tin Cup  ...

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