A Mediocre Family Gathering: Despite Showing Hints of Potential, “The Family” Ultimately Fails

Luc Besson has produced, written, and directed some of the most entertaining and pulse pounding films of the last two-plus decades, among them “Leon: The Professional”; “Taken” (and its sequel); “The Fifth Element”; and “The Transporter” series. However, even with a track record like that it’s possible to misfire and unfortunately, “The Family” misses the target.

Review: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese, is a dark comedy based on the life and career of former Wall Street magnate Jordan Belfort. The screenplay, written by Terence Winter, is based on the memoir Belfort penned after spending several years in federal prison for white-collar crimes. The star-studded cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Risa Aziz, Jonah Hill and Rob Reiner.

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A look at the 7 best witch movies to watch when you’re in the mood for something dark and creepy. Why not enjoy a little black magic on your next movie night?

The Wolf of Wall Street

Jordan Belfort’s memoir comes to the screen starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorcese, both nominated for Academy Awards. It’s a how-not-to get rich on Wall Street.

Review of Movie “The Best Offer”

Giuseppe Tornatore’s “The Best Offer” features the downfall of an uptight major character, performed by Geoffrey Rush, directed through a symbolic fairy tale forest to his own wreck. There’s even a princess locked up in a tower, and the bread crumbs through the plantation take the pattern of little mysterious rusty gears, which when put simultaneously conceive an 18th century automaton that intimidates to take on a life of its own.

PORN, A BETTER LOVE STORY THAN “TWILIGHT” – “Don Jon” Seduces With Poignancy

Who would have thought a film ostensibly about porn addiction would be enjoyable in a non-titillating fashion? But then, Don Jon, an artistic dramedy trifecta by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who serves as writer, star, and director), is not about porn addiction. That’s just the hook to get the viewers in the seats.

BREAKING THE AVERAGES: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Is What a Sequel Should Be

To say that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be a box office hit is a no-brainer. After all, the Suzanne Collins-penned books are national best sellers and the 2012 film grossed over $400 million domestic alone. However, there remains the question as to whether its sequel deserves the same measure of success.

INDIA: Pro Mania Yet Entertaining Television Serials

The purpose of this article to all readers is only to entertain, show the true side of Indian society that exists in today’s India, explaining the difference between fiction and reality and not to hurt the sentiments of anyone who is a part of television serials. In India, regional language channels on TV (television) are becoming very popular and youth are drawn towards it in great numbers. Television serials are also becoming popular and have been able to make its place among common masses positively.

NO GRUDGES HELD: “Grudge Match” Is Disappointingly Disjointed

I wanted to like it. I really did. It sounded good on paper: a faux sequel to Raging Bull and Rocky, starring Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone, respectively (a duo who hadn’t shared the screen since Stallone’s legitimacy-questing film “Copland”) playing rival light heavyweight champions Billy “The Kidd” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, who had won one title match each against the other.

THE DESOLATION OF TOLKIEN: Peter Jackson Creates a Derivative Mixed-Bag in The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens with director Peter Jackson appearing in costume in the city of Bree. Staring directly into the camera, he takes a loud chomp off of a carrot (bookending a similar seen from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), and marches off. While this seems on its surface to be a tongue-in-cheek homage to Alfred Hitchcock, his manner and presentation takes on a meta-textual feel as if declaring “This is MY house”, an assertion the film cements.

The Grim Adventures Of Superman: “Man of Steel” Is An Exciting But Joyless Action Spectacle

In my review regarding “Iron Man 3”, I opened with the following statement: “I have come to the conclusion that serious comic book aficionados should not watch live action adaptations of their beloved characters.” “Man of Steel”, directed by Zack Snyder (“300”, “Watchmen”, “Sucker Punch”), has only reinforced that assertion; and therein lies the rub. Is it a good, well made action film by today’s standards? That is a resounding “yes”. However, is it a good Superman film?

August: Osage County 2013 – Full Movie Review

Yes, August: Osage country is in actual fact two hours and ten minutes of family confrontation. And it’s not the kind where an argument ends because one party allegation out of a room in wrath bangs a door and soon then is consoled and things are abruptly alright. No, when it comes to the Weston family, to be yelled at only means you should scream louder in response and, for the most part, I loved nearly every minute of it with only a twosome of narrative hang-ups that kept it from being one of the year’s best.