Saturday, June 15, 2024
“The Big Wedding,” directed by Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”), explores a trending subject in today’s television shows and movies: the modern family. As cliché and uninteresting as it sounds, viewers are in for a pleasant surprise. I know what you guys are thinking: not another romantic comedy! Interestingly enough, the focus of “The Big Wedding” is less about the...
3.5 out of 5 stars Over the last two decades, Michael Bay has emerged as one of the most lucrative directors in film history. His films are known for their heavy spectacle and lack of narrative and character development. Bay is praised by many for his contribution to pop culture and directorial inventiveness, but is highly criticized by fans of...
3 out of 5 stars “Oblivion,” the second directorial effort from Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”), is a visually stunning, if empty piece of pop entertainment. With a pedigree in video game commercials and graphic novels, Kosinski builds a post-apocalyptic earth that is both gorgeous and potentially menacing. Tom Cruise plays Jack Harper, one of the last humans stationed on a...
In the last decade, the Scary Movie series grossed over a billion dollars, revitalizing the genre of film parodies. “Scary Movie V,” the latest entry, is the most inept and unintelligible thus far. The foundation of “Scary Movie V” is the sleeper hit, “Mama,” released earlier this year and  “Evil Dead,” which was released last week––talk about a rough...
Before I start this review, I think it’s necessary to state that I’m an unabashedly big fan of baseball, and especially its history. That’s not to say I wasn’t able to look at “42” from a critical perspective. While one can admittedly say that “42” turns up the cheese-dial in quite a few moments of the film, great––if sometimes...
In 1981, Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead” upped the gore to a ridiculous level for its Reagan-era audience. The film has since become a cult classic due to the stamp that Raimi’s creative filmmaking left on the movie world. Unfortunately, like many remakes, the newest version is another let down for avid fans of the originally unpopular series and...
It’s not every day that you’re addressed by the man who wrote your childhood. On Thursday, April 4, Stu Krieger (writer of “The Land Before Time,” chair of the theatre department and capable of absolutely rocking a pink oxford) introduced “Names” to a packed crowd in the screening room of INTS. “We hope for this film to be the...
Following in the path of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” director Bryan Singer continues the fad of revamping old time children’s stories into full-blown adventures with “Jack the Giant Slayer,” which takes the much beloved folktale of “Jack and the Beanstalk” and transforms Jack from curious boy to strapping young man. The manner in which Singer is able to...
Sitting through “Snitch” is much like walking through a museum or a time machine. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprises his role as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson from seemingly every film he’s ever starred in. This time, however, instead of a fresh round of butt-kicking and name-taking, director Ric Roman Waugh (“Felon”) decides to add some interesting design concepts and...
“Beautiful Creatures’” debut on the big screen served as just another link in the chain of the new age teen paranormal-romance book-to-film adaptations that crowd the bookshelves in Barnes and Noble and rake in the cash at the box office. Characterized by teen angst and sexual frustration in small towns, “Beautiful Creatures” (originally written by Kami Garcia and Margaret...