Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Prestige Films from Elevation The Gunman: This low-profile, high star-power formula action movie is everything you either really love or really hate about action movies. The film isn’t anything special but the actors- Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, […]

  Joel Merritt

Harkening back to sci fi classics such as Forbidden Planet, the majority of Ex Machina is constituted of philosophical discussion and games of verbal chess. These discussions broach many thoughts on the nature of humanity, god/creation and the illusion of self in the digital era. Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is an employee at Bluebook who wins […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Mad Max: Fury Road is a shot of adrenaline in the heart. It’s jolting from start to finish – with guitars that shoot fire and mutants who steal blood and cars with spikes and a dystopian world so dark it makes other dystopias look rosey by comparison. It has a plot that can best be […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

There’s nothing quite like the midnight movie (okay, I’m old now, I snuck into a 10:30 showing). The hordes of fans excited for the same thing as you. The energy when that first Marvel Movie credit comes up. The giggling at the in jokes – the clapping at the easter eggs hinting at future awesomeness. […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Joel Merritt

I’ve never had much of a taste for the modern James Bond films. The subpar Brosnan films, followed by the latest batch of serious and cold Craig films, have left me with little interest in the franchise. In fact, most action spy thrillers have a tendency to take themselves a little too seriously and never […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

You already know the biggest problem with the newest installment of the Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. It’s right there in that ridiculously long title. They took the last movie of the Hunger Games saga, and split it in half. This means that the finished film is half the final story, half […]

  Kelly Bedard

I was skeptical, at first, about this dystopian Noah’s Ark adapted from a French graphic novel and starring Captain America (forgive the unfairly depreciative evocation; I’ve always liked Chris Evans and know full well that most of the major superheroes right now are actually pretty good actors, but you know what I mean). The first […]

  Kelly Bedard

’71– screenplay by Gregory Burke; directed by Yann Demange Impish Skins star Jack O’Connell has well and truly left the fun and juvenility of Cook behind him. The whole of Yann Demange’s first feature film is balanced carefully on the shoulders of the 24-year-old about to have his big international moment in Angelina Jolie’s upcoming film […]

So, it turns out there is a window of opportunity to make a sequel to a popular ‘R’ rated movie. Based on the abysmal performance of the latest Sin City, that window is a little less than 10 years. I’d like to tell you that, by being one of the few that held out hope […]

Allow me to explain my title, briefly. The best way I can describe Lucy is to compare it to the movie her, because they happen to have a lot in common. In both films, Scarlett Johansson portrays a being that is on the cusp of transcending the physical world. The difference being that, where her […]

  Joel Merritt

It’s inevitable that Godzilla will be compared to its former American incarnation. The 1998 Roland Emmerich film of the same name followed the same tropes established by his other disaster films, but paid little to no attention to what made the Japanese Godzilla films so entertaining and beloved in the first place. Now, 6 years […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

One of the major pluses to Marvel building a complicated, interconnected multiverse (that also happens to be the most profitable thing around right now that’s not called Frozen) is that they can take insane, stupid risks. Like a rogueish space captain who’s not afraid to play with his own safety, they’re free to jump headfirst […]

  Kevin Dillon

… oh wait I’m sorry, the Tagline is Age of Extinction? Yes, Transformers is 165 minutes, and there were times I was hoping a dentist drill would come in a save me, but no such luck.  While this film is bound to make money this weekend, I can’t help but wonder are we facing the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Joe Modzelewski

The incredible success of the Twilight series made room for The Hunger Games. Now, the incredible success of The Hunger Games has made room for Divergent. Lionsgate’s next big bet for a giant breakout success based on a trio of adventure novels primarily aimed towards young adults by Veronica Roth. The film was directed by […]

*Beware! Lots of spoilers of both the first and second 300 ahead! The first 300 film is one of those that I like but I have a more difficult time justifying why. The film lacks storyline and is filled with machismo cliches. Badass, buff, male characters fight dehumanized enemies and the only females present spend […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Brock Swinson

Despite having the deadly combination of an inspiring true story and a remarkable cast, The Monuments Men has that all-too-familiar feel of a Hallmark movie-of-the-week. George Clooney stars, directs, and co-writes the film, with writing partner Grant Heslov (The Ides of March; Good Night, and Good Luck.). The Monuments Men present a unique situation where […]

  Joe Modzelewski

I suspected that Lone Survivor would play out as a very simple, loud, and self-fulfilling patriotic film. Knowing that Peter Berg’s past films included Battleship (2012) and Hancock (2007), I was not exactly sure what angle he would take of this quite spectacular and tragic real life story. The trailer made it seem very Hollywood […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

Blue Jasmine – It’s been way too long since I’ve seen a good Woody Allen film. I forgot how many feels I could have all at once. I was happy, sad, irritated and wowed by the incredible performances all at the same time. Kate Blanchett’s monologue in the opening scene is downright amazing. Then, watching her […]