The Green Lantern Movie Review

I never thought in a million years that I would get to see a live action Green Lantern movie. Of all of the members of the Justice League, he was the one character that seemed to be the least familiar and the hardest to develop into a stand-alone film. Add to that the fact that pretty much all of the Green Lantern’s powers come out of the ring meaning that the special effects would have to be such that they are believable and that most of the film would be using a ton of effects.

Rebecca da Costa – Rising Star

You may haven’t heard of her name yet – but soon you will. Pretty soon. Rebecca da Costa is a rising international artist who is not only trying to invade the world of acting and modeling, but hosting as well. And with her beautiful face and amazing body, it wouldn’t be a surprise if she becomes a household name soon – much sooner than we think.

Movie Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

If you’re watching the third film in the Transformers movie franchise for any other reason than to see giant robots smash everything around them into tiny pieces, you’ll likely be disappointed. The plot is even more of a convoluted, melodramatic mess than its predecessor and an overabundance of characters, both human and machine, leave the story a confusing mishmash of borrowed ideas – from bad sci-fi flicks. Michael Bay’s infamous love of slow-motion and revolving cameras accents an eye-rolling silliness that might not have been as apparent otherwise, and the creators’ desires to conjure up increasingly bigger and badder Transformers forces the action to steer towards the realm of unfathomably unrealistic.

Women and Science Fiction

I’m a science fiction fan and a woman. You don’t have to pander to get women to like the world you’ve created. The fact is: quality writing will draw people in. Throwing dynasty-type antics into a series isn’t going to draw female viewers in (that’s what soap operas are for) and is as blatantly obvious a stunt as creating a female sexbot just to draw male viewers in.

Transformers 3 Costumes – If You Liked The Movie Then Wear The Costumes

Be your favorite character in the latest Transformers movie, with new Transformers 3 costumes. Learn a little bit more about the movie and the great costumes you can get to make the movie come to life even more.

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids tells the story of a weekend in the life of Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), a small-town insurance salesman, who finds himself attending a conference in the “big city” of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When the star salesman of his company winds up dead as a result of an accidental asphyxiation (more about that later), it’s up to Tim to save the future of Brownstar Insurance by winning the “Two Diamonds” award. He’s warned by his boss to avoid the terrible influence of Dean Ziegler (John C. Reilly) at all costs, and so naturally, they wind up sharing a room.

Review: Double Dhamaal

It’s the season of sequels! After last week’s Bheja Fry 2, which got a thanda response, all eyes were on Double Dhamaal, the sequel to 2007’s comedy Dhamaal. With obvious comparisons in tow, Double Dhamaal manages to create just a stir and No Dhamaal, forget it being Double.

Doctor Who Timeline

Doctor Who hit our screens back on the 23rd of November in 1963. The show was developed mainly by the head of Drama at the BBC at that time, Sydney Newman.  The series title theme track was composed by Ron Grainer which went on to become as famous as the show itself.

4 Reasons Why The Karate Kid (1984) Tops The Karate Kid (2010)

An attempt to defend why the 1984 The Karate Kid is better than the 2010 The Karate Kid. A top-four list is given to prove the finding.

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later

Twenty years have passed since Laurie Strode saw her older brother Michael burned to death, supposedly. But she is still haunted by the memories of that fateful night. Now she lives in California under a new name, Keri Tate. Halloween is coming up and she fears that Michael will return to finish the job he started long ago.

Buried – A One Man Show

I really enjoyed Buried. I think it’s a breath of fresh air considering what we’re offered as horror/thriller/what-have-you films these days: remake after remake, sequel after sequel, or the newest line of torture porn. Here’s a film that knows what it wants – there isn’t an opportunity for a sequel, it’s a story that has been done before and will be done again, so it can’t really be strictly remade (unless Gus Van Sant wants to try), and it is torture porn, but it’s the “softcore,” believable kind. No traps or disembowelment, just a director forcing his audience to reckon with a terrible event, and be there with his character. The result on the man is torturous.

The Town – Not Just Hunting For A Paycheck

The Town is an almost flawless film, an easy ten out of ten, I’d think, but for that bit of formula that could have been avoided. Roger Ebert noted a dependency on the car chases and shoot-outs, but failed to mention one crucial thing: Affleck knows how to direct them. Consider the instant classic Fenway Park heist, and the subsequent shoot-out that follows. There are moments in film every now and then when you can tell the director is so confident in what he’s doing that he seems to just sit back and watch everything fall into place. This climax is one of those moments. It’s symphonic, in a way, and if it doesn’t prove Affleck’s worth in Hollywood, I don’t believe anything will. This film is beautifully adapted from the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan. It feels like a film that could stand on its own, and Affleck makes the material his own, while paying respect to Charlestown and the novel itself. Great adaptations can do that. If you borrow someone’s toys, you don’t break them.