James Wan is back with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, bringing with them another case from the paranormal investigation files of Ed and Lorraine Warren. On the surface, The Conjuring 2 is a simple repeat of the premise of the first film with its terrified family and dangerously haunted house. Fortunately this is just a […]Read more "Film Review: The Conjuring 2"
With only a couple of months left on the 2013 film calendar it has become increasingly clear that this has been a great year for women in film. Sure, it would be great if we had more big budget fare starring women, but the opportunities in smaller films are becoming more plentiful and taken full advantage of.Read more "2013: A Great Year For Women In Film"
A strong cast and a man that knows how to use a camera are here to conjure up the terror that this true story has to bring forth. Don’t worry, I realize that sentence was terrible. I want you to know that I know. And I am not going to change it.Read more "Film Review: The Conjuring"
Lauren: Maybe it’s just me, but Safe House is possibly the worst title for this film. We’re talking Alanis Morissette levels of irony; at least upon first glance, anyway. After all, before long it is easy to lose track of the meaning of “safe as houses” as Denzel Washington brings down a heap of pain […]Read more "HST… Film Review: Safe House"
Lauren: Though it isn’t as open to interpretation as Sucker Punch was last week, I felt myself needing a little bit of an explanation when leaving the viewing of Source Code. That’s right! It’s time for another dissection of a film. Since I am coming more so from the mindset of “huh?” this time around […]Read more "Dissecting Source Code"
Source Code is a fun and gripping ride that will throw some in the end but after some mulling over I think the film works in almost every capacity. The film is a sci-fi picture that presupposes that the government has created a program, called source code, which will allow them to send someone into […]Read more "Review: Source Code"
For the second week in a row I find myself at a loss for words upon seeing the week’s big film. The difference between this and Sucker Punch is that I had much more initial pleasantries to say about Source Code, albeit I was just as dumbfounded. Looks like it’s another job for my thinking […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Source Code"
Up in the Air is a painfully honest film that not only looks into the lives of our three main leads but will cause a number of viewers to reflect back on their own in these troubling times. Jason Reitman adapts the novel by Walter Kim into a funny and sad tale that takes us […]Read more "Review: Up in the Air"