Fast-Paced Coupled with Stellar Performances | Review of ‘The Dark Tower’


By Cynthia Ayala

The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey
Columbia Pictures
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“The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.” —IMDB

You know, I went into seeing this film knowing all the bad reviews that others had given it and I can 100% say this: they are wrong.
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Somewhat Original Yet Mediocre | Review of ‘The 5th Wave’ (Film)


By Cynthia Ayala

'The 5th Wave' starring : Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson & Liev Schreiber Columbia Pictures Image Credit: The Cocoa Journal
‘The 5th Wave’ starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson & Liev Schreiber
Columbia Pictures
Image Credit: The Cocoa Journal

The human race stands on the brink of extinction as a series of alien attacks decimate the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis, and disease. Separated from her family, Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan will do whatever it takes to reunite with her brother Sam. Fate leads her to form an alliance with Evan Walker, a mysterious young man who may be her last hope. Forced to trust each other, Cassie and Evan fight for survival during the fifth assault from the invaders.

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‘Insurgent’ Delivers an Amazing Sequel | Review of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’


By: Cynthia Ayala

‘Insurgent’ starring Shailene Woodley & Theo James
Summit Entertainment

Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, the Divergent protagonist who is on the run from the power hungry Erudites lead by the ruthless Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet). Alongside Four (played by Theo James), her friend and love, the two search for allies in the unlikeliest places of all in the futuristic ruins of Chicago. Together, they must find what Tris’s mother gave her life to hide, what Jeanine want’s so badly, the secret of the past that may be the key – or destruction – of the future.

Incredibly fast paced, this film delivers a punch and evaluates what it means to be a part of something, a community. Separated into factions – Dauntless, Candor, Erudites, Abnegation, and Amity – society has put up walls to differentiate themselves. However, those who fit more than one faction are Divergent, a quality that puts everyone, especially Tris, in terrible danger. The film goes beyond the first to evaluate who these characters are and where they come from. A fast-paced film jumps from scene to scene as it follows these characters who are being hunted down by Jeanine who discovers that soon; she needs the daughter of the woman she killed, she needs Tris. Talk about the irony. Kate Winslet plays the villainous so spectacularly.
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A Hope Filled Fairy Tale…almost | Cyn’s Movie Review of Winter’s Tale


By: Cynthia A. Directed By: Akiva Goldsman Screenplay by: Akiva Goldsman Based on Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe & Will Smith Set in 1916, Peter Lake, an Irish thief is on the run from the demon who raised him, the gangster Pearly Soames, after deciding to leave.  Rescued by a mysterious white horse that soon becomes his guardian angel, the pair try to settle some scored before running off to Florida and escape those hunting him.  But then, while trying to rob a house, he … Continue reading A Hope Filled Fairy Tale…almost | Cyn’s Movie Review of Winter’s Tale

Is Will Smith Finally Getting Back To Being A Movie Star With Colossus?


By:  Katey Rich Will Smith remains one of the world’s biggest movie stars, but that’s largely more in theory than in practice. Last year’s Men in Black 3 was Smith’s first film in four years, and it made more than $600 million globally– barely more than the original Men in Black all the way back in 1997, actually, but not half bad for a guy who seemed more interested in building careers for his kids than starring in movies himself. This year Smith will be doing both, starring opposite his son Jaden in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed After Earth, which comes to theaters on June 7. … Continue reading Is Will Smith Finally Getting Back To Being A Movie Star With Colossus?

Ron Howard Updates On Dark Tower Series Movie


By: Kelly West Whether or not a film and/or TV adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series ever actually happens remains to be seen, but if it doesn’t it certainly wouldn’t be due to lack of interest from the fans, nor effort or determination from Ron Howard, who is still apparently looking to get a movie made. As of last year, it was looking like Universal was planning to bring King’s fantasy/horror/western series to both the big and small screens with numerous movies and then also TV series to fill the gaps between films. But then Universal decided to walk … Continue reading Ron Howard Updates On Dark Tower Series Movie

Lobo To Be Brought To The Big Screen By Journey 2 Director Brad Peyton


BLOGGERS NOTE: …Not sure how I feel about this, I love Lobo as a character but, um, yeah, the way that DC has been doing their movies, makes me worry about what they are going to do with the character and origin.  Let’s cross our fingers! Author: Eric Eisenberg Thus far in his feature career, director Brad Peyton has found himself making movies for little kids. The filmmaker started in 2010 with the dreadful Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, and just a few months ago, his sophomore effort,Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, found its way into theaters. … Continue reading Lobo To Be Brought To The Big Screen By Journey 2 Director Brad Peyton