IT Review Sep14

IT Review

  IT Director: Andy Muschietti Writer: Gary Dauberman, et al.   THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS     IT stays true to the spirit of the original Stephen King novel. I’ve loved King since I was seventeen years old.  IT was one of at least ten King novels I read during my senior year of high school.  When I say that IT stays true to the source material, that’s the highest praise I can give. Not all of the scenes from the book occur in the same way.  The scares are different, the monsters are different, and the time period is different.  But the feeling of camaraderie in the Loser’s Club, the us against the world vibe, the strength they draw from...

LIVE BY NIGHT: First picture from Ben Affleck’s film Nov01

LIVE BY NIGHT: First picture from Ben Affleck̵...

Ben Affleck has released the first picture from LIVE BY NIGHT, his upcoming Dennis Lehane based film. LIVE BY NIGHT is based on Dennis’s novel, the second in the Joe Coughlin series. Boston, 1926. The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay...

The Most Memorable Casino Themed Movies of All Tim...

The world of gambling can be one filled with excitement and intrigue. Nothing quite sparks the winning spirit as much as gambling does. Hollywood has not been partial to the worldwide appeal of gambling, theming many of its most successful films around the hustle and bustle of casinos. Featuring popular and acclaimed Hollywood stars, the most memorable casino movies ever released have stood the test of time, to be sure. Whether it’s the thrill of the game, the risk-taking nature of its characters, or the often convoluted plot lines, casino themed movies seem to attract the attention of audiences worldwide. Below, we have a look at some of...

Film Review: THE MARTIAN Oct09

Film Review: THE MARTIAN

The Martian Directed by Ridley Scott Written by Andy Weir, screenplay by Drew Goddard Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Michael Pena THE MARTIAN is exactly the sort of film American movie-goers needed to see after another week with a mass shooting. It confirms that yes, we are a decent group of people who would take the fate of one lost astronaut seriously. Although I doubt there was more than a handful of viewers that could follow most of the science dished out in the film, we all understood its heart and humor. NASA’s involvement in the production insured that...

Film Review: INFINITELY POLAR Jul17

Film Review: INFINITELY POLAR

INFINITELY POLAR Written and Directed by Maya Forbes Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide For the first time, looking at the cast above, I see why Hollywood used to make movie stars change their names. INFINITELY POLAR is based on Forbes’ childhood, much of it spent with a bi-polar father in charge of the household. Ruffalo plays the bi-polar father who has spent time in institutions. When his allowance (wealthy grandmother) isn’t enough to support his family, his wife decides to return to school and puts him in charge of his two daughters, many miles away from the school she attends. She...