AE’s Goblet of Fire: Ranking the Harry Potter Films Nov16

AE’s Goblet of Fire: Ranking the Harry Potte...

“I love magic,” Harry Potter says as he stares in amazement at how the power of magic can turn this little tent into this accommodating big top. Truly, the cinematic depiction of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is something to behold, not solely for its epic adventures and enthralling world-building but also for what lies within – the emotional sincerity in character introspection. The Harry Potter film series is definitely a unique series in that it introduces our main characters as they’re in their prepubescent childhood stage and ends their stories as they reach adulthood. This makes the film series stand out; as each film has a greater...

Inferno Finds Hope in the Chaos of Hell Oct28

Inferno Finds Hope i...

Overview: Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) must solve a mystery in order to prevent a virus from infecting the world’s population. Columbia Pictures; 2016; PG-13; 121 minutes. Anagram of Hell: Back for his third cinematic mystery hunt, Langdon must solve a mystery that is rooted in Dante’s Inferno....

Halloween Movies for Kids and Cowards: Part III Oct27

Halloween Movies for Kids and Cowards: Part III

For the past two years, Audiences Everywhere has compiled a list of relatively tame and child-friendly horror movies to watch on Halloween. This year, we’ve decided to up the scariness factor on these movies just a little in order to help you overcome your fears and maybe learn a few life lessons along the way. Shaun of the Dead Depicted through the eyes of our frivolous main characters, Shaun of the Dead’s zombie apocalypse is perhaps so terrifying because of the way it catches our main characters by surprise, even though the signs were right in front of them. Here, Director Edgar Wright is able to prove that his ability to enhance his...

Assassin’s Creed Trailer #2 Doubles Down on Stunts and Visuals Oct18

Assassin’s Cre...

Shying away from the typically ominous tone of most Assassin’s Creed trailers (both for the video games and the film), the second trailer for Fox’s Assassin’s Creed movie puts emphasis on the peculiar and the extreme. The trailer quickly establishes the fundamentals; Callum Lynch (Michael...

Son of Clowns is a Performance Driven Film Aug04

Son of Clowns is a P...

Overview: An actor returns home after losing a gig to face the struggles of adjustment, relationships, and the unemployed life. RockSet Productions; 2016; Not Rated; 95 minutes. Circus Act: Son of Clowns is very much an actor-driven film. Early on, the film’s main protagonist makes the point...

A Pitch for Shrek 5 Jul27

A Pitch for Shrek 5

Before his recent years of internet memeification, Shrek was a property near and dear to my childhood. The films came out when I was young enough to partake in some of the childish humor but also old enough to understand its cheeky depiction of fairy tales. It was easy to track Shrek’s development from loner ogre to happy family man, with his story seemingly coming to an end with his “Happily Ever After” at the end of Shrek Forever After. However, as THR reported last week, Shrek still has at least one chapter more in his story, and it will hit theaters in 2019. Now, given that the film has no announced synopsis or direction yet, indulge me...

The Dos and Don’ts of Hall H at San Diego Comic Con Jul21

The Dos and Don’ts of Hall H at San Diego Co...

This is the first time in my life that I won’t be halting my weekend productivity in order to follow all the news and announcements coming from Hall H at San Diego Comic Con. To inaugurate this new stage, I’ve decided to focus my productivity towards writing about the mother of all fan conventions, San Diego Comic Con. When it comes to showcasing upcoming products, the bar that every presenter should aspire toward is the one set by Steve Jobs. It was no secret the man had a sixth sense for capturing the essence of his product and presenting it extraordinarily. I mean, there’s a movie, a book, and numerous other written works focused solely...

Manhattan Night Is An Intriguing Noir Drama Jul14

Manhattan Night Is A...

Overview: Crime reporter Porter Wren (Adrien Brody) gets the story he’s been looking for when a young widow (Yvonne Strahovski) approaches him to solve the mysterious case of her dead husband (Campbell Scott). Lionsgate Premiere; 2016; Rated R; 153 minutes. Usual Suspects: Film noir is one of...

Finding Dory Offers a Wholesome Duology Jun20

Finding Dory Offers ...

Overview: Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) and Marlin (Albert Brooks) go on another underwater adventure, this time in search of Dory’s long-lost family. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; 2016; Rated PG; 97 minutes. Rescue: Much like the fluid nature of the forgetful blue tang protagonist, Finding...

The Conjuring 2 Is the Perfect Bookend To James Wan’s Horror Films Jun13

The Conjuring 2 Is t...

Overview: The Warrens investigate a haunting in London, despite premonitions of death. Warner Bros. Pictures; 2016; R; 134 minutes. Who You Gonna Call?: “We don’t back down from a fight,” says Ed Warren to his wife Lorraine, as he tries to convince her to take one last case before retirement...

Tale of Tales Tells of the Virtue of Selflessness and Love May31

Tale of Tales Tells ...

Overview: Three royal houses in an imaginary land encounter distinctly weird problems when each of their desires gets the better of them. 01 Distribution; 2015; 134 minutes Once Upon a Time: Walt Disney animated films, particularly those based on fairy tales, have always advocated that...

Don’t Go Breakin’ My Art: Ryan Gosling’s 5 Best Performances May25

Don’t Go Breakin’ My Art: Ryan Gosling...

Hollywood has an interesting history of heartthrobs. For an actor to find his way into a category defined by Cary Grant, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Gregory Peck, Denzel Washington, etc. requires a level of attractiveness and a knack for picking attractive roles that appeal to big with audiences. However, all those aforementioned leading men were eventually able to grow out of those images to make fascinatingly diverse filmographies. Then there’s Ryan Gosling, who just can’t seem to cleanly shake away from his roles like Noah Calhoun in The Notebook or Jacob Palmer in Crazy, Stupid, Love. His portrayal of Noah launched...

Beauty and the Beast Teaser Invites You to Revisit a Classic May23

Beauty and the Beast...

Disney has been on a roll (at least financially) with its past four live-action re-imaginings of its animated classics; Alice in Wonderland (2010), Maleficent, Cinderella (2015), and The Jungle Book (2016) have all made a big hit at the box office. And two of those films are good! After...

Shane Black Is the Perfect Age for this Sh*t

“I’m too old for this shit,” claims Detective Roger Murtaugh, as he repeatedly finds himself caught in action-packed and thrilling police cases. Murtaugh was one half of the “Riggs & Murtaugh” duo that first-time screenwriter Shane Black developed in Lethal Weapon. You know the phrase. Lethal Weapon was born in the mid-80s. By this time, action films such as First Blood, Commando, and Aliens had already been ingrained into the action lexicon. And the most popular 80s crime-comedy at this point was Beverly Hills Cop. Enter Shane Black and director Richard Donner, with a crime-comedy that focuses on two cops, who couldn’t be any...

Netflix Hidden Gem #75: Y tu mamá también

                                                                       Y Tu Mamá También Director: Alfonso Cuarón Genre: Drama, Romance IFC Films Synopsis: Two teenage, Mexican boys go on a roadtrip with an older woman (Maribel Verdú) while they learn more about each other, life, and intimate relationships. Overview: Y Tu Mamá También is like the surf, and watching Alfonso Cuarón’s reflective and sincere coming-of-age, road trip film is like the calm and ever-engaging act of watching the surf. Like the surf, the film delivers something exquisitely different. What starts off in the two boys’ heads as a fun, raunchy road trip meant for...

Five Best and Worst Moments of Game of Thrones Apr19

Five Best and Worst Moments of Game of Thrones

“Night gathers, and now my Watch begins,” are the words I shall be uttering when I tune in to the Season Six premiere of Game of Thrones this coming Sunday. The series that has always delivered a large-in-scope, medieval/fantasy drama is coming back. Fans are eager to see the show delve into uncharted waters now that it has passed the source material of Author George R. R. Martin. If the past five years have been any indication, fans are in for treats, surprises, and hopefully, more pay-off. No show has launched more fan reaction videos and responsive social media trends than Game of Thrones with the surprise deaths of its main...

Breakout Stars of Game of Thrones Apr18

Breakout Stars of Game of Thrones

In the fictional land of Westeros, ultimate power is to be found on the Iron Throne. The road to obtaining said power is full of deceit, bloodshed, and otherworldly struggle. Any character wishing to take the Iron Throne for themselves is most likely to end up dead – fan favorite or not. Fortunately for the actors playing these parts, rising to fame is much easier and safer in our world than in Westeros. Game of Thrones has been running on television for five years now, and it’s built up a pretty remarkable cast over its six seasons. From Peter Dinklage to Max von Sydow to Sean Bean to Lena Heady, there’s no shortage when it comes to the...

Weekly Roundup: Now THIS is Horse Racing Mar18

Weekly Roundup: Now THIS is Horse Racing

News Roundup The Ben-Hur remake gets a first trailer and poster. Now THIS is horse racing. (Paramount Pictures) Indiana Jones 5 is a go. (Disney/Lucasfilm) In other Harrison Ford related news, they’ve narrowed down the young Han Solo casting race to Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor and Alden Ehrenreich. Would that it were so simple. (THR) Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children gets a first trailer and poster. (20th Century Fox) The Crow reboot loses yet another director, Corin Hardy. (The Wrap) Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs will take a stab at writing the Lobo movie. (The Wrap) The second The Legend of Tarzan trailer is...

Is it Still One of the Worst?: Elektra

Prior the release of Daredevil season one last year, I revisited the 2003 Daredevil film to see if it still deserved to be regarded as one of the most disappointing film adaptations of a comic book character. And it still does. Now, prior to the release of Daredevil season two and the introduction of Elektra and the Hand to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’ve watched the spin-off film Elektra to see if it too deserved to be viewed as one of the worst comic book movies ever made. Elektra starts off with the makings of a decent movie and a really fun martial arts movie. The film’s opening offers a brief history of a discreet war between...

Box Office Roundup: 10 Zootopia Lane Mar15

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Weekend Box Office Disney’s Zootopia herded in $51.34 million for its second weekend. Domestically, the critically-acclaimed film is doing outstanding, having grossed $143.96 million in its 10 days of release. J.J. Abrams’ secretly-produced Cloverfield sequel, 10 Cloverfield Lane, opened to...

Agent Carter Season Two is a Jolly, Meaningless Adventure Mar11

Agent Carter Season ...

Overview: Agent Carter travels to Los Angeles to solve a murder mystery. 2015; ABC Studios/Marvel Television; TV-14; 10 episodes Better Angels: Agent Carter built itself a stable foundation with a freshman season that promoted a supporting film character into a sustainable, compelling...

Box Office Roundup: Zootopia Has Risen Mar07

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Weekend Box Office The sly red fox and the bunny jumped to the top of the box office this weekend. Disney’s Zootopia debuted at $75.06 million, making it the biggest opening weekend for Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film has also become the fourth biggest debut for a film in March,...

Box Office Roundup: Deadpool Beats Gods Feb29

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Weekend Box Office Deadpool came in at first place for the third weekend in a row, with $31.12 million. The R-rated superhero film has a current domestic gross of $285.25 million, making it the third highest grossing R-rated film of all-time. It has a slim shot at passing American Sniper...

Live Updates of the 88th Academy Awards Winners Feb28

Live Updates of the 88th Academy Awards Winners

The 88th Annual Academy Awards are underway at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles. The nominees, presenters, and attending stars are finishing up their red carpet entrances. The awards are voted upon and the ceremony is presided over by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tonight’s ceremony is hosted by Chris Rock, potentially the perfect host given the recent controversy over the racial exclusion in the most important nomination categories. Many will be watching to see how the broadcast reacts to the criticism and amends for the exclusion. Others will want to see if Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets his long-earned statue. Some...

Zootopia Is Intelligent and Relevant Feb22

Zootopia Is Intellig...

Overview: A bunny cop and a sly fox must partner up to solve a missing persons case. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; 2016; PG; 108 minutes. Bunny Cop Crime: Besides the fact that Zootopia is an animated film starring animals, it follows the standard structure of an effective buddy cop...