Post Tagged with: "Movies"

The Counselor ranked as #1 worst movie of 2013
Photo courtesy Facebook

Worst movies of 2013

Wonder what the worst pieces of film sludge were in 2013? Read on to find out just how bad bad movies can get…

January 29, 2014 · Movie Reviews, Opinions
Elysium proves to be the sci-fi thriller it's hyped up to be, with a great plot and strong acting.

The future looks bleak in Elysium

After having success with his last film, District 9, writer/director Neill Blomkamp is back with another movie, Elysium, depicting the traditional haves versus the have-nots story in a refreshing way. The visual effects, acting and plot are all strong, making Elysium another successful film to add to Blomkamp’s collection.

August 24, 2013 · Media, Opinions
The film 2 Guns falls flat in several different ways, and serves as another example why buddy cop movies should stop being made.

2 Guns has terrible aim, no ammunition

Buddy cop movies rely on strong on-screen chemistry and dynamic action scenes, 2 Guns has neither. The movie comes off as cliche and forced.

August 24, 2013 · Movie Reviews, Opinions
The Conjuring does a way with the cheap theatrics that have become common in recent horror films, and offers the genuine thrills an audience seeks.

The Conjuring: a good old fashioned ghost story

Director James Wan stikes fear into the hearts of many again in The Conjuring. The film is scary good to its core without the implementation of cheap scare ploys or too much phony CGI.

August 4, 2013 · Media, Opinions
Pacific Rim exceeds expectations by continuing the old space monster movie tradition and bringing its own contemporary flair into the mix.

Pacific Rim: perfect summer blockbuster

If you’ve been hungry for an action film of monsters and machines tearing each other to shreds, than look no further than Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim.

July 22, 2013 · Media, Opinions
White House Down is a fun summer action flick with some great visual effects.

Mercs take over Pennsylvania Avenue again in White House Down

Roland Emmerich successfully creates a visually strong movie in White House Down. The film proves to be a surprisingly fun action comedy with a solid story line.

July 19, 2013 · Media, Opinions
Despite its intriguing concept, The Purge fails to deliver because of its consistent logical fallacies.

The Purge: A $3 million “snuff” film

The Purge creates a strange world in which utopia meets apocalypse. The film attempts to portray a unique take on crime and civility within society, but doesn’t completely succeed in doing so.

June 13, 2013 · Media, Opinions
Star Trek: Into Darkness is the second film from the saga's recent reboot series.

Star Trek: Into Darkness Review

The second installment of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek series doesn’t disappoint. The film provides dazzling aesthetics along with gritty action sequences to keep its audience entertained.

June 8, 2013 · Media, Opinions
photo by Randy Rataj

To make movie magic, sometimes you have to break some microphones: on the set with a CMF 2013 team

Movies maintain illusions, illusions you might take for granted. The process of putting a movie on screen is probably not as romantic or funny as the movie itself. Most likely, it is far more stressful. What you see playing in the cinema is not reality, but a whole production of writing, scheduling, recording and editing. […]

March 7, 2013 · Features, Media
Anything but miserable

Anything but miserable

A classic novel made award-winning musical, Les Misérables has it all: a powerful story, interesting historical context and fantastic music. The musical, written by Alain Boublil and composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg (with English-language lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer), has been on stage for over 25 years. The overdue big screen adaptation allows this masterpiece to be […]

January 8, 2013 · Features, Media