Dogtooth Movie Review

This film is mind-blowingly great, the best I’ve seen in quite some time. The best way to see Dogtooth is the way in which I was lucky enough to: without knowing anything about its storyline. If you have not yet seen this film, I strongly encourage you to stop reading this review and watch it, right now, on Netflix or any other method you might be able to find.

Paul Movie Review

Paul is the simple story of an alien with an attitude and a heart of gold. In fact, the entire point of the film is so sweet that it seems almost impossible to believe that most of the film itself is crude, and partly cruel. Unlike Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007), which were helmed by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have brought us an eager “who said it” film filled with countless references and… political poignancy. All this, from Superbad (2007) and Adventureland (2009) director Greg Mottola. Mottola’s filmography is small, but consistent – he’s a comedian’s director with a lot of his own to say. That’s a form of direction I’ve always appreciated; the ability to let others shine while imbuing your own specific messages into the forefront. But here, Paul has mismatched its intent with its delivery. And that, in retrospect, hinders a positive remembrance of the film.

127 Hours Movie Review

I feel more than free to talk about the conclusion of this film, seeing as how it was one of the bigger news stories around five years ago. Aron Ralston, a toned and talented rock climber and athlete, fell into a canyon in the desert and was trapped “between a rock and a hard place” (the name of Ralston’s inspirational memoir), with his arm stuck between a fallen rock and the side of a mountain crevice. Consider the outcome: lose the arm or die. On paper, that choice seems to already be made, and maybe for Aron Ralston it already was. It’s just… getting there. That’s the film, and the difference between films like this and, say, Saw (1 through 18) is that this film isn’t built around the gore of that decision or the horror of that gore. Films like Saw (2004), while it’s an excellent film in its own right, seek to exploit the violent nature of the situation rather than the humanity that can be born from it.

Exploring The Main Characters Of Popular Spanish For Children DVD Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer is a fun and popular children’s series which is also available on DVD. Here we take a closer look at 3 of its main characters to find out how the gel.

Arthur Movie Review

There are moments of genuine comedic genius in this updated remix of 1981′s Arthur, starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli, and John Gielgud. Here, Russell Brand portrays our titular loafer in wildly expensive loafers, while Helen Mirren takes Gielgud’s spot as his live-in nanny Hobson. Greta Gerwig, affable and luminous as ever, takes over for Liza Minelli as Arthur’s love interest/savior. He drinks more than anyone should, to a debilitating degree, and every time he steps out of his house, it’s a party. Drinks are on him, of course. Most remakes today have nothing to offer audiences, and do nothing to improve upon or rethink the original films. Admittedly, this version of the popular Moore film (for which he was Oscar-nominated, and Gielgud won) doesn’t do much to rethink the original, but the improvement is there. In the original film, Arthur’s alcoholism isn’t treated with the same touch (it’s merely a plot point, it feels) and Brand’s performance here has more heart than most things Moore did. Both are fine films, and this one certainly won’t see the Oscars, but that doesn’t stop it from being a warm and abstractly hilarious afternoon at the movies.

Reviewed: The Hangover Part II [2011]

Hot off the heels of The Hangover, a massive summer success in 2008, The Hangover Part II reunites the wolfpack and the adventure begins all over again in another country and city. This time around the setting is Thailand and Stu (Ed Helms) is the lucky groom to be. With the wedding taking place in Thailand to help Stu get along with his new relatives, the rest of the gang- Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) head out planning for a more…

What’s the Deal With Women Superheroes on Screen?

f you’re a regular viewer of superhero movies, you probably would have noticed how poorly female superheroes are treated on screen. Some of the most loved female heroes have either been bumped to minor roles in comic book movies, or in worst cases headlined some of the worst movies over the past two decades.

Repo: The Best Bad Movie

Every great film is bad. East of Eden, The Godfather, Titanic, and Avatar, just to name a few; are great, horrible films. Be it the story, sound, cinematography, editing, etc., there are some less than desirable and often down right awful aesthetics in every motion picture. But as reasonable people, we understand that none of us are perfect and therefor none of us will ever produce perfect work, so we forgive or ignore the bad. We are able to appreciate the working elements and hail these films as the masterpieces they are…sometimes.

Jennifer’s Body Movie Review

The story follows two best friends, Jennifer Check and Needy Lesnicky. One night, they go to a bar where a mysterious fire burns down the whole place. Jennifer and Needy escape. Somehow, the band that had been playing there had gotten out, too. They lure Jennifer into a van over Needy’s objections. A few hours later, Jennifer reappears in Needy’s kitchen, all covered in blood and somehow different.

Why Wolverine Makes a Great Halloween Costume

Wolverine is my favorite comic book superhero – and that is probably true for many superhero fans. I would have to say all in all, Wolverine is a bad boy that uses his powers for good – and that’s a great reason to dress up as him for Halloween. read on to learn more about Wolverine and why you might want to dress up as him for Halloween.

How to Make Your Own Hulk Costume

Just who is the Incredible Hulk? Based hugely off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Hulk is the emotional and unpredictable embodiment of Bruce Banner; a withdrawn and quiet individual, something we all can identify with. I wouldn’t mind dressing as the Hulk for Halloween sometime and here are a few tips now to make your own Hulk costume.

Union and Divorce Within the Television Academy

In 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) was established in New York by Ed Sullivan, to serve as a partnering organization to ATAS, helping to oversee the Emmy Awards as well as to serve East Coast television interests. They also saw to establishing regional branches of the organization throughout the nation, so that each could also develop its own Emmy awards specifically to honor achievements in local programming that might otherwise go overlooked. In 1957, the two Academies officially merged to operate collectively under the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences name.