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Title design can be interesting for a film. Right from the beginning, a film’s title can set the tone for the next 2 hours that will unspool in front of you. Title designs can be the extra boost that makes a very good film into a great one.   DUCK SOUP (1933) Duck Soup is an old film, but it… Read more »

27 May 2013 | Uncategorized

Horror films tend to follow the same concept and an element of excitement arises when filmmakers claim to have a film that is original, terrifying, the scariest film in years. A majority of the time the only feeling that is experienced is strong disappointment. Recent years have seen the horror film industry at its all time lowest with one terrible… Read more »

24 May 2013 | Uncategorized

Ever since the beginning of cinema there have been plenty of overlooked performances. In each actor’s career there will be one or two performances that he/she aren’t ever truly recognized for, which is a true shame due to the work that’s usually put into portraying a character. From the much longer list I originally composed, I’ve narrowed it down to… Read more »

19 May 2013 | Uncategorized

If you are anything like me, you have waiting for almost a year for the debut of Iron Man 3. We’ve been seeing trailers for months, and to have finally seen the movie my biggest hope was confirmed. Iron Man 3 was good. I was seriously nervous about it. See, Marvel Phase 1 set a new standard for what superhero… Read more »

16 May 2013 | Uncategorized

What is The American Dream? Most would agree that it’s a basic formula, of sorts, that if followed correctly, and if the cards are stacked in one’s favor, can produce a normal, perfect life. Unfortunately, though, as much as one tries to achieve the dream, eventually they’ll soon realize that it’s exactly what it’s titled: A Dream. When simply glanced… Read more »

15 May 2013 | Uncategorized

Since the beginning of cinema, the courtroom has been an (often climatically) important setting for the action to take place. Courtroom monologues stick out and stick with us – for instance, who could forget Jack Nicholson’s famous ‘You can’t handle the truth!’. Academy Awards have been won and careers have been made from courtroom monologues. It’s one of those real… Read more »

13 May 2013 | Uncategorized

One of the greatest things about cinema is that we get to experience characters that we would never really meet in true life. It’s part of escaping from reality. Some of the characters are just too nice to be real people, and some are heroes with remarkable superpowers. Sometimes, though, you’ll encounter one of those types of characters that are… Read more »

11 May 2013 | Uncategorized

One of the great things about the Academy Awards is how much discussion they generate. There is a lot of discussion generated about snubs and of course with hindsight, the magnitude of the snub gets magnified. So what have been the 10 biggest Best Picture snubs? Of course there has been so many over the years that many worthy snubs… Read more »

30 April 2013 | Uncategorized

I just got back from watching Oblivion. My brain and my soul have been looking for some ‘decent’ science fiction and this movie delivered. It might not be the greatest or anything truly groundbreaking but it does scratch that itch of mine. The movie aims high but misses its target. Hopefully it can tide me over until Star trek and Iron… Read more »

24 April 2013 | Uncategorized

Acting is an art, and a mysterious one at that. When you look at it in its simplest form, many would say it’s really simply a bunch of grown people dressing in costumes and pretending as if they were other people, getting paid millions of dollars for it. But it’s not just that at all. Actors do what they do… Read more »

21 April 2013 | Uncategorized

This past weekend, I finally had the chance to watch G. I Joe Retaliation. The trailers did their job to get me excited, full of eye-catching visuals of action and gadgets. It’s enough to make anyone who loved the original cartoon shows anticipate the movie.   Glimpse of Awkward Scenes G.I. Joe: Retaliation started out promising. Infiltrating a hostile nation? Check…. Read more »

13 April 2013 | Uncategorized

Project X meets ATL in this coming of age movie about a spring break gone wrong. Spring Breakers caused much controversy not only for its “R” rating but also for two particular members in its cast. Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens step out of their traditional Disney channel roles into a racy and fast-paced spring break movie revolving around drugs,… Read more »

04 April 2013 | Uncategorized

Andy Warhol once said: ” In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”  Oscar shortens the time to 150 seconds. Most people in Hollywood loves Oscar, because it gives them fame and money.  Movie fans love the show but hate some of the stupid choices the Academy has made in the past 84 years. No matter what, as… Read more »

23 February 2013 | Uncategorized

Romance films, just like romance itself, aren’t always sweet. However, the doomed relations always make greater love stories. So even the two lovers don’t live happily ever-after in those tragic films, does it really matter? Grab yourself a box of tissue when you are ready to watch the 10 sad romance films listed below, they will break your heart.  … Read more »

16 February 2013 | Uncategorized

With the approach of Valentine’s Day, many would hope for Cupid’s arrow to work its magic and bring true love spell. Besides receiving chocolates and flower bouquets from beaux and belles, watching romance films will also remind us of the fragrant flavor of love. The following recommendations, though different from traditional Hollywood romance films, conveys the same message: true love… Read more »

13 February 2013 | Uncategorized

Steven Spielberg put forth an epic film which makes audiences see Abraham Lincoln in a different light. The story is really captivating and detailed taking us back in Abraham time, the 16th president of US. In the movie Lincoln is shown as a human who is not beyond the common human flaws like fear, indecisiveness, distraction, domestic battles etc. He… Read more »

01 February 2013 | Uncategorized