By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 9 out of 10
The battle between man and nature is one as old as time.
While the age-old-struggle works well in literature, the translation to the big screen has been rough.
That’s not to say that there haven’t been movies that feature man vs. nature that aren’t enjoyable (“Cast Away” for instance), but what is lacking in those films is a sense of hopelessness. Far too often, even though the deck is stacked against the people on screen, there is never a feeling of “They have no chance.”
That is not the case in “The Grey,” which pits a group of plane crash survivors against harsh winter elements and a pack of territorial wolves. From the moment the plane crash sequence begins, until the last scene, “The Grey” keeps its audience on the edge of its seat because they know the odds of survival are slim at best.
What do you get when you combine one of the most important Presidents in United States history, and vampires? The answer is the upcoming “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Check out the trailer below!
Reviewed by: Andy Chruscicki
Rating: 7 out of 10
All of us have seen a movie that after viewing the thought passes your mind that it could have been better. Unfortunately, Safe House falls in to that category. It’s strong acting and scattered thrills can’t help is predictable and lazy plot from plunging it into mediocrity.
By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 10 out of 10
In a world that is constantly being inundated with sounds and noises, a moment of silence is both foreign, and intoxicating. With silent film dead since the 1920’s the format comes back in a big way with The Artist. Starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist encapsulates everything that was grand about early Hollywood film in this current rebirth.
Jeremy Renner headlines the fourth installment in the “Bourne” franchise, which veers away from Jason Bourne’s journey and focuses on other agents that were part of the Treadstone program. This one focuses on Jeremy Renner’s character, and most likely takes place within the original trilogy based on the appearences of Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Albert Finney. Check out the trailer below.
By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
One of the earliest things I learned from my parents was to not judge a book by its cover.
“Haywire’s” “cover” appeared average, at best, at first glance. It features a former MMA fighter, Gina Carano, who admitted in a Sports Illustrated interview that she didn’t have any acting training before the film began shooting.
It has an ensemble cast of Hollywood heavyweights like Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas, but recent ensemble casts like “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” have fallen flat.
The story is about espionage, double-crosses and everything else you would expect from this genre.
Turn the cover on “Haywire,” however, and you will find a movie that is vastly superior to the sum of its parts.