47 Ronin | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Carl Erik Rinsch Screenplay by: Chris Morgan & Hossei Amini Story by: Chris Morgan & Walter Hamada Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Kou Shibasaki, Jin Akanishi & Min Tanaka The outcast Kai, orphaned son of a British sailor and a Japanese peasant woman, joins a group of rōnin, led by Kuranosuke Oishi, who seeks vengeance on … Continue reading 47 Ronin | Movie Review

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Saving Mr. Banks | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: John Lee Hancock Written by: Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B. J. Novak & Colin Farrell The film centers on the life of Travers, shifting between 1906 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia and the 1961 negotiations with Walt Disney.  While in California for pre-production, Travers thinks back to … Continue reading Saving Mr. Banks | Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Peter Jackson Screenplay by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro Based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt & Orlando Bloom Following the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bilbo Baggins continues on his journey … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Movie Review

12 Years a Slave | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Steve McQueen Screenplay by: John Ridley Based on Twelve Years a Slave   by Solomon Northup Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt & Alfre Woodard Based on the true story of Solomon Northup who, in 1841, was a free Negro living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, … Continue reading 12 Years a Slave | Movie Review

Free Birds | Movie Review

By Cynthia A. Directed by: Jimmy Hayward Screenplay by: Jimmy Hayward & Scott Mosier Story by: David I. Stern & John J. Strauss Starring: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler & George Takei Two birds, Jake and Reggie, go on a mission to the first thanksgiving in order to stop the first thanksgiving and take Turkeys off the menu (although not mine—sorry turkeys). From the … Continue reading Free Birds | Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt Based on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Starring: Jennifer La  wrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci & Donald Sutherland A year has passed for Katniss Evergreen, but the nightmares of The Hunger Games that she was forced to participate … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

Ender’s Game | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Gavin Hood Screenplay by: Gavin Hood  Based on Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld & Abigail Breslin In the year 2086 an alien species called the Formics attacks Earth.  Mazar Rackham commander of ta small reserve patrol force, halts their advance, sacrificing himself and stopping the attack.  Years later, … Continue reading Ender’s Game | Movie Review

Escape Plan | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed By: Mikael Håfström Screenplay By: Miles Chapman & Jason Keller Story By: Miles Chapman  Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Sam Niell, Vincent D’Onofrio & Amy Ryan Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back again for another action packed and thrilling adventure.  Rambo and the Terminator have teamed up yet again to break out … Continue reading Escape Plan | Movie Review

Carrie (2013 Film) | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Kimberly Peirce Screenplay by: Lawrence D. Cohn & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Based on Carrie by Stephen King Starring: Cholë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday & Julianne Moore Carrie White is the outast of the school, an innocent girl with an incredibly religious and delusional mother who inflicts pain upon herself as punishment for her evil thoughts.  She has made her … Continue reading Carrie (2013 Film) | Movie Review