J.J. Abrams reintroduced a popular science fiction franchise to a new generation with 2009’s Star Trek, and he boldly takes it to new heights with its even faster-paced successor. With plenty of brawn and bromances, Star Trek Into Darkness matches the first film in almost every way thanks to its magnetic villain and charming performances [...]
Archive for 2013
For Tony Stark, “nothing’s been the same since New York,” and the same can be said for the movie-going audience. The Avengers changed the landscape of not only the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the comic book film genre. With the bar being raised to heavenly heights by a super group, how can one single hero [...]
Somber, emotional and raw are a few adjectives to describe Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, a difficult and brutally honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks. The same words can be used to describe the director/writer’s most recent effort. The Place Beyond the Pines is an ambitious crime drama that spans two families’ generations and [...]
It’s not hard to see why Jurassic Park was the highest grossing film 20 years ago. Director Steven Spielberg introduced us all to our favorite creatures from our childhood, but he also made us glad we weren’t around 65 million years ago to live among them. Re-released in 3D to commemorate its 20th anniversary, Spielberg’s dinosaur epic shows no [...]
It’s hard to imagine topping a year with films such as The Dark Knight Rises, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained and The Avengers, but 2013 is making an effort to challenge it with some big releases. From zombies to the USS Enterprise, here are the films to watch for this year.
Zack Snyder was one of the first directors rumored to be in the running for Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, but he admitted to the Los Angeles Times not being interested in project despite being a huge fan of the films. The Man of Steel director will not direct the sequel, but he may expand [...]