A Monster Calls is heartbreaking, a fairy tale created to cope with harsh reality

Stories and art are powerful ways of coping with pain, as A Monster Calls portrays in heartbreaking detail. [link_box id=”36688″ site_id=”1″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]Denial can be a powerful, sometimes necessary way to get through a life that either isn’t going as planned or seems outright unbearable. To some extent, La La Land deals with this theme, with […]

BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 11: Ethan and Joel Cohen attend the ‘Hail, Caesar!’ photo call during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/WireImage)

Coen Brothers are creating their own TV series, a Western which may have theatrical tie-in

After a series adaptation of their movie Fargo became a success, the Coen Brothers are ready to create their own project for television. Some might think that the Coen Brothers have already ventured from feature films into television with their 1996 film Fargo being adapted into two successful and critically acclaimed seasons on FX. But […]

Hidden Figures tells a long overlooked story in informative, crowd-pleasing fashion

A true-life story that should have been told long ago finally receives its deserved attention on the big screen. [link_box id=”36688″ site_id=”1″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]The most amazing thing about Hidden Figures is that its story has somehow remained untold at least to a wide mainstream audience until now. How did we get through school, especially during […]

The 10 best movies of 2016

I spent most of 2016 lamenting what a terrible year for movies it was. The summer, especially, was one of the worst in recent memory, with many disappointing blockbusters that relied more on brand names and spectacle, rather than story and characters. But as typically happens, the late summer and fall provided much more substance. […]

Ben Affleck insists solo Batman movie is ‘not a set thing’

We can’t wait for Ben Affleck’s Batman movie in 2018, right? However, Affleck says we might have to. Despite the pleas and wishes of Warner Brothers and DC Comics movie fans, Ben Affleck continues to insist that he’s not ready to make the solo Batman film that he’s set to write and direct. Affleck has […]

La La Land beautifully portrays magic of following dreams, and price which comes with it

[link_box id=”36688″ site_id=”1″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make beautiful music together in La La Land, the results of which are magical and surprising. Musicals often seem like an outdated, goofy way of telling a story that Hollywood insists on trying to bring back every few years. Though Chicago winning the Academy Award for […]

Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott bring back the horror in first trailer

Christmas Eve seems like a curious time to release an anticipated movie trailer. Though many people will be going to the movies on Christmas, so it’s a good time to promote a film to big audiences. (And there is some precedent, with Disney releasing the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thanksgiving 2014.) […]

Passengers is a disappointment not even Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt can save

Despite its two stars, Passengers is one of the biggest disappointments of the holiday movie season. [link_box id=”36688″ site_id=”1″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]Warning: Important parts of the story that are spoilers are discussed in this review. Spoilers are clearly marked, so they can be avoided while reading the rest of this review. But if you don’t think […]

The Emoji Movie is happening, and this teaser trailer proves it

There will be an Emoji movie. And yes, that emoji you’re thinking of is in it. Following the success of 2014’s The LEGO Movie, rival movie studios were wondering what other toys and fads they could turn into animated content to peddle to the masses. For instance, we got The Angry Birds Movie earlier this […]