As the title declares, this movie has two enormously famous superheroes, and we’re led to believe Justice will Dawn as a result of them facing off. But with a mouthful of a title, we have a little trouble figuring out exactly what kind of movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is trying to be. On the surface, it’s a long one. From what I could tell, Zack Snyder wanted to fit both a Batman movie and a Superman movie into its two and a half hour runtime. Those two unraveling entities finally meet up at the end for a bombastic finale that gets tacked on after the fight that the title promises. Individual parts of the movie aren’t bad, but the execution of putting them together leaves much to be desired, and we come out with a movie that is, in a word, a mess.Continue reading “A Hodgepodge of a Film | Review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice””
On his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Gone Girl is an incredible film that paints a story and just dives right into it. The story was expertly written and constructed as it follows Nick Dunne as he comes home to his wife missing and the house in shambles. This leads the police to pick away at his marriage and unearth the events that led to his wife’s disappearance. This leads to the course the film takes and the style and direction of the film itself. The film begins in one way, to tell a story and set it up to paint this marriage, to paint this connection between these two characters so that viewers can see just how far this marriage has fallen. Going back and forth, between past and present, the movie continues to build in a marvelous way using misdirection beautifully.Continue reading “A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’”
By: Sean O’Connell The Justice League movie might never graduate beyond the rumor stage. The last bit of news we reported about the potential JLA movie was pretty bad (more on that in a second). But when the rumors are as tantalizing as the one that recently dropped, you understand why this project potentially works better as fanboy wishes and dreams than as an actual movie that probably won’t live … Continue reading Ben Affleck Was Asked To Play Batman In The Justice League Movie?
By: Eric Eisenberg Not only has Ben Affleck directed three straight great movies, two of them have actually been financial hits. Gone Baby Gone managed to make only $20 million during its run, but both The Town and Argo were huge hits, pulling in more than $90 million each (the latter managing to cross the century mark). After a long down period Affleck has found … Continue reading Ben Affeck Drops Out Of Focus
By: Sean O’Connell Stephen King’s short story Gramma was published in Weirdbook magazine back in 1984. And while countless King stories have made their way to the silver screen over the years (decades, really), Gramma has long been overlooked. Not any more. Peter Cornwell is stepping up to direct the horror thriller, using the title Mercy, and casting officially is underway. THR says that Super … Continue reading Stephen King’s Mercy Adds Super 8, Walking Dead Kid Co-Stars
By: Katey Rich Ben Affleck is having, by any measure, a really great year. Sure, in the process of promoting Argo he’s been forced to answer a ton of questions about his ignominious half-decade of dating J-Lo and starring in flops, but that’s a pretty small price to pay to have made a universally beloved, financially successful movie that completely reinvents you as a director … Continue reading Ben Affleck Admits He’s Having A Hard Time Adapting Stephen King’s The Stand
This is a very good movie. What blew me away most was the fact that this actually happened. As I was watching this movie I was thinking that maybe some things were exaggerated but they were not. I mean the fact that Ben Affleck was able to create this adrenalin type movie and keep it so true to history and the facts was amazing! I … Continue reading Argo