THIS WEEKEND’S BOX-OFFICE: 4/25/2014

On the final weekend before May officially kicks off the summer box office season, two new wide releases aim to get their share of the market before Hollywood pulls out its big guns.  The Other Woman PROS: – Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann have starred in their share of comedy hits in the past. –…

THIS WEEKEND’S BOX-OFFICE: 4/3/2014

April kicks off in a big way with Disney’s and Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier will you fight with or against this movie this weekend? Maybe the PROS & CONS will sway you. PROS: – Marvel’s continued success before and after The Avengers has significantly expanded the appeal of their films into the general…

REVIEW OF NOAH

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/6qmj5mhDwJQ&source=uds About The Movie: In Noah, Darren Aronofsky’s re-imagining of the biblical flood narrative, the titular patriarch loses his father, Lamech, at a young age – as “Men” (born from the lineage of Cain) attempt to purge the remaining descendants of Adam and Eve’s youngest child, Seth, from the Earth. Hidden from the Men at the time…

REVIEW OF DIVERGENT

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/sutgWjz10sM&source=uds About The Movie: Divergent takes place in a future Chicago that exists in the era after a great war. In order to avoid the pitfalls of the former world, the new society is divided into five factions: Candor (outspoken opinionated types suited for legality and politics), Erudite (the brainiacs who love knowledge and logic),…

THIS WEEKEND’S BOX-OFFICE: 3/21/2014

This weekend my eyes will be taking in Divergent, how about you? Divergent PROS: – The adaptation’s book sales have been stronger than most young adult book-to-film conversions. – Following the success of Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games, teen audiences are looking for this kind of movie right now. – Pre-sales have been consistently…

REVIEW OF 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/G3Rzy7YqUVU&source=uds About The Movie: The 300: Rise of an Empire story follows Athenian general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) in the Battle of Artemisium – while interweaving with the events of 300(i.e., the Battle of Thermopylae). During the first attempted invasion of Greece by the Persian empire, Themistocles and his army successfully defend the Greek shoreline in the Battle of Marathon – mortally…

REVIEW OF NON-STOP

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/jiHDJ19A3dk&source=uds About The Movie: Liam Neeson plays Bill Marks, a sad-sack U.S. air marshal who takes a non-stop transcontinental flight to London, only to wind up embroiled in a bizarre terrorist incident. Upon takeoff, Marks receives a text message from an unseen antagonist promising that he/she will kill a passenger every twenty minutes, unless Marks…

THIS WEEKEND’S BOX-OFFICE: 3/7/2014

300: Rise of an Empire open this weekend as March kicks off. Who is gonna shout THIS IS SPARTA! with me & watch this movie? 300: Rise of an Empire PROS: – The original film was a breakout blockbuster, earning more than $71 million on opening weekend and $210 million domestically. – The franchise’s Facebook…

THIS WEEKEND’S BOX-OFFICE: 2/27/2014

The final day of February will see the release of a movie that will get me to blog about a movie worthy of my attention. Non-Stop is high on list, how about you?  Non-Stop PROS: – Liam Neeson’s reliability as an action draw at the box office. – The film’s strong Facebook and Flixster activity….

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT REVIEW

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Tom Clancy’s most iconic character, Jack Ryan, returns to the big screen in this taut suspense thriller. When a global terrorist network is about to be activated, brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) has no choice but to become operational. Yet when everyone who could stop the impending international…