Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance & Russell Crowe
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    —IMDB

Where to start. Okay, so as a fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy from back in the day, like many I was skeptical. But at the end of the day, I have to appreciate that this film was not a copycat. And it’s still funny. Tom Cruise has proven that he is a very versatile actor, and like many actors, he’s going to have some bad movies under his belt. This certainly isn’t his worst film but it’s not his best either, I’ll admit to that. Was the story the best? Certainly not. I’m going to go ahead and agree with some of the critics who question if the film would have been better had it not been so set on establishing the Dark Universe. Continue reading “Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)”

Tragically Perfect | Review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2


By: Cynthia Ayala

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has taken one of the powerful stories in Marvel History, a groundbreaking and heartbreaking milestone for Spider-Man.  Tapping into the powerful essence of the story, this film does more than just deliver, it amazes.  Read on for the full review.
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Star Trek: Into Darkness


Directed By: J. J. Abrams Written By: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof Based on: Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry Starring: John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alive Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller & Anton Yelchin Captain James T. Kirk has been reprimanded along with his First Commander, Spock for violating the Prime Directive.  But after an attack on Star Command , they are handed back the U.S.S. Enterprise on a mission of revenge that turns into something more, costing a life and revealing the true villain. EPIC! Easily the best … Continue reading Star Trek: Into Darkness

The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel Adds Chronicle’s Dane Dehaan As Harry Osborn


By: Eric Eisenberg Dane Dehaan is no stranger to the superhero world. Earlier this year the young star got his breakout role playing the dangerously powerful Andrew Detmer in Josh Trank’s found footage thriller Chronicle, and now he’s turning that underground turn into his first blockbuster role. Dehaan has been confirmed to star as Harry Osborn in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. The casting news comes from the most reliable source you can find: the director. Marc Webb, who helmed the first movie as well, took to his Twitter account this morning and wrote the simple message, “Meet … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel Adds Chronicle’s Dane Dehaan As Harry Osborn

Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Also Coming December 14


By: Sean O’Connell Star Trek fans are going to receive a series of early holiday gifts this year. In addition to that 9-minute IMAX tease we told you about a few days ago, Paramount just confirmed that the first official trailer for J.J. Abrams’ wildly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness will reach theaters on Dec. 14, as well. TrekMovie confirms the news with multiple sources, saying that the trailer cut for the movie will be different from the 9-minute preview that’s going to be attached to IMAX prints of The Hobbit. And here’s the catch: The trailer will be attached … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Also Coming December 14

Star Trek’s Kurtzman And Orci To Bring Dragonology To The Big Screen


By: Eric Eisenberg Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are well-established in the science fiction genre, but now it would seem that they are turning their attention to fantasy. The writing duo – who have worked on projects ranging from the Star Trek reboot to this summer’s family drama People Like Us – is now attached to produce Dragonology, a film based on the series of books that began in 2003 with Dugald Steer’s Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons. The project is currently set up over at Universal. THR says that the studio picked up the rights to the series … Continue reading Star Trek’s Kurtzman And Orci To Bring Dragonology To The Big Screen

Tom Cruise To Star In Van Helsing Reboot, Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman To Produce


By: Eric Eisenberg Van Helsing, the 2004 action film starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, is a truly terrible movie. In addition to being remarkably stupid, the performances in the movie are terrible and the effects were godawful. It was clear that the studio wanted to make a franchise out of the monster-killing hero, but obviously that never took off. Now they’re hoping to have better luck with a brand new star and a pair of hot producers. THR has gotten word from Universal that Tom Cruise is now attached to both star in and produce a new version of … Continue reading Tom Cruise To Star In Van Helsing Reboot, Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman To Produce

Spock Borrows Some Of Iron Man’s Armor In New Star Trek Sequel Set Photo


If you’ve been following the news today you know that the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers looks like it will be opening huge. Armed with ridiculous awareness statistics, the movie has a very real chance at beating the opening weekend numbers of The Hunger Games, which, you might remember, currently holds the number three spot for all time opening weekend numbers. Much like how the success of The Dark Knight made people start thinking that dark and gritty is the way to go for all big action movies, perhaps now we can expect some big movies to try and imitate The … Continue reading Spock Borrows Some Of Iron Man’s Armor In New Star Trek Sequel Set Photo