Film Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Director: Christopher Nolan Writers: Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (story) Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story), Bob Kane (Batman characters) Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a satisfying and epic conclusion to director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Picking up eight years after the events of THE DARK KNIGHT, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is now a recluse, still mourning the loss of Rachel Dawes and the life he hoped to have with her, as well as believing the city has no desire or need of his alter ego,...

Film Review: Jo and Kristen Look at THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Jul08

Film Review: Jo and Kristen Look at THE AMAZING SP...

Release date: July 3rd, 2012 Director: Marc Webb Writer: james Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Great minds think alike: Within hours of each other, Kristen and Jo wrote reviews of the new Spider Man film. Kristen Micek: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is a tale about Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) as an orphan, a teen, and a burgeoning superhero. When Peter discovers a leather satchel that used to belong to his father, it leads him to Oscorp where Peter continues his father’s work on cross-species genetics with one of his old colleagues, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans)....

Film Review: ROCK OF AGES Jun23

Film Review: ROCK OF AGES

Director: Adam Shankman Writers: Justin Theroux (screenplay), Chris D’Arienzo (screenplay) (musical book), Allan Loeb(screenplay), Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston. ROCK OF AGES is the sort of film that knows exactly what it is: an enjoyable, if ridiculous, homage to the eighties. When Sherrie (Julianne Hough) comes to Hollywood in 1987 with dreams of making it as a singer, she meets aspiring musician Drew (Diego Boneta) and lands a job at the iconic (and struggling) rock bar, The Bourbon. As the two...

Blu-ray Review: JOHN CARTER

Disney Home Entertainment Release date: June 5th, 2012 Disney’s JOHN CARTER, directed by Andrew Stanton, follows none other than John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a reluctant Confederate army captain, who is accidentally transported to Barsoom—Mars to us Earthlings—after encountering an enigmatic being called a Thern. While adjusting to the new Martian conditions that allow him increased strength and the ability to leap through the air, he is captured by the aggressive, green, four-armed Tharks before falling into the middle of a long running war between the Red Men cities of Helium and Zodanga. The Princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris (Lynn...

FALLING SKIES: Season 2 Brings More Skitters, Conf...

This past Sunday brought the much anticipated return of FALLING SKIES and I had the pleasure of screening the first four episodes of season 2 ahead of time. The epic drama from TNT follows Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a college professor turned military leader, after Earth has been invaded by aliens with superior forces. Not only are there the multi-limbed skitters and the Mechs, but the humanoid Overlords pulling the strings. After the 2nd Massachusetts, the civilian resistance, launched an attack on the alien structure over Boston, Tom went aboard their spaceship to keep them from taking back his son Ben (Connor Jessup). Now three months have...