By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Hello again Reel2Reality readers! It has been quite awhile since I’ve written. But with graduation behind me, and the overwhelming weight of the real world ahead of me, I will be using movies as an escape more and more. So lucky for you that means Retro Reviews are back! Armed with a little bit more free time (emphasis on the little) I’m back to continue my fight for classic film!
By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 7 out of 10
The men in black are back (sort of). Eight years since the last film came out, Men In Black 3 brings back Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, along with some familiar and new faces. However with stunning visuals and effects, the third go-around was lackluster at best.
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First Look at the New Batcave
If you’re a fan of Batman and heavily anticipating the release of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, this week was interesting to say the least. Warner Bros, after keeping the publicity for TDKR at low-intensity for weeks ramped the marketing machine to 11 this week, releasing three TV Spots, all of which featured new footage, along with over a dozen new posters, including the final theatrical poster. Keep it locked to R-2-R for the next month as the film comes closer to theaters.
The iconic 1920′s novel about the mysterious Jay Gatsby is coming to the big screen this Christmas! It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey McGuire. Check it below.
He’s back. Ron Burgundy and company will make their triumphant return to the big screen next year. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
To all of those who are looking forward to the release of The Hunger Games on Blu-Ray or DVD, the release day has been finalized by Lionsgate! As announced by http://www.ew.com, the mega-hit will hit home media on August 18th. Click Here for all the information on the Blu-Ray.
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By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 10 out of 10
Much like writing an English paper, there is a certain formula for writing a movie review.
Just like you learned in middle school, the introduction needs to grab the attention of readers. In reviews that is done by being, or at least trying to be, clever and witty.
The gut-busting beginning is followed by a quick sentence or two about the reviewer’s opinion on the movie. The meat of the review is analyzing the story, camera work, acting and anything that makes the film stand out.
The conclusion puts a nice little bow on the entire thing, and gives a summary of the beauty of what the reader just read.
In most cases, the above formula works out just fine. With a movie like The Avengers, however, a new approach is needed.
By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 4 out of 10
One of the unfortunate trends in Hollywood is the remaking or re-imagining of movies.
From The Karate Kid to Total Recall to Judge Dredd, theaters are being flooded with rehashed movies.
The breaking point for me is when Lionsgate is going to make a new Dirty Dancing. That is near blasphemous. That is a movie that should NEVER be messed with, unless it is to improve the original (like Blu-ray).
Technically, The Raven isn’t a remake, but after watching the film I had a strange feeling of deja vu. After returning from the theater, I went to my movie collection and the riddle was solved. The Raven reminded me so much of From Hell.
MGM and Columbia just released the new trailer for the highly anticipated 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall! Check it out below, the film is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns as James Bond, as well as Javier Bardem, Judi Dench and Ralph Finnes. The film is set to release on November 9th.
By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10
From the very first shot of Shame, the tone is established with Michael Fassbender lying naked in his bed motionless: unpredictable and daring. If left in the hands of someone else the film could have taken a turn for the worse due to its content. However at the helm of Steve McQueen, the NC-17 rated film draws a thin line between brilliant, cinematic storytelling and an adult film. In a strange way, it should be that way.