A DC Miracle | Review of ‘Wonder Woman’

By Cynthia Ayala

Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen & Elena Anaya
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.”

    —IMDB

As a comic book fan and reader, I tend to set my standards high, especially for DC because those are the comics I buy. But ever since The Dark Knight, there hasn’t been a decent DC film. Until now. Personally, they either miss the mark on understanding the characters (Harley Quinn being the exception) or lack the humor needed to keep the audience entertained between all the drama and darkness. Wonder Woman doesn’t do that. Wonder Woman gets everything right and let me say this, it was amazing.
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Star Trek Has Found Its Way Back | Review of Star Trek Beyond

By Cynthia Ayala

Star Trek Beyond Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba & Sofia Boutella
Paramount Pictures
Image Credit: Screenrant

“The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.”

—IMDB

This movie made me so happy. After Into Darkness I was apprehensive about the Star Trek franchise because Into Darkness lost its way in trying to appeal to both Trekkies and the mass market. It tried too hard to be one classic (The Wrath of Khan) that it ended up being another classic (The Undiscovered Country) but with less of the heart that would have appealed to Star Trek fans because it just missed the mark, it missed the intent of Gene Roddenberry‘s work. Moreover, with this film, when I heard that they were doing reshoots after it initially wrapped up, which usually almost always spells out doom for a movie. However, you wouldn’t know it watching this film, because whatever they had to go and fix, they nailed it, and they brought back what Gene Roddenberry intended, they brought back hope, they brought back peace, and unity, and everything else that Gene Roddenberry intended when he first created Star Trek.
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A Spellbinding, Charming and Hilarious Musical for All | Review of ‘Into the Woods’

By: Cynthia Ayala

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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Next Star Trek Sequel Beams Up A Pair Of New Screenwriters

By: Sean O’Connell The third installment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise is getting a new director, now that we know J.J. Abrams traded one galaxy for another, but as it turns out, the film will also have a pair of new screenwriters to go along with the new visionary. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write the third Star Trek for … Continue reading Next Star Trek Sequel Beams Up A Pair Of New Screenwriters

Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Teenage Girls And Other Attractive People

By: Katey Rich Just as J.J. Abrams managed to update Star Trek with younger, better-looking versions of all the original characters, he’s apparently bringing a lot of more attractive faces to Star Wars.Bleeding Cool has gotten its hands on what they swear is a 100% verified casting breakdown for agents hoping to get their actors on the call sheet for Star Wars: Episode VII, which has set up offices in the … Continue reading Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Teenage Girls And Other Attractive People

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 … Continue reading Star Trek: Into Darkness

Emily Blunt Joining Johnny Depp In Fairy Tale Musical Into The Woods

By: Eric Eisenberg Director Rob Marshall is in the midst of assembling one of the best ensemble casts we’ve seen in a long time for the upcoming adaptation of the fairy tale musical Into The Woods. In late April we learned that the director would be using the project to reteam with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star Johnny Depp as well as Meryl Streep, but in the … Continue reading Emily Blunt Joining Johnny Depp In Fairy Tale Musical Into The Woods

J.J. Abrams Promises Klingons Will Be In Star Trek Into Darkness

By:  Sean O’Connell For the Star Trek Into Darkness fans keeping score at home, we probably aren’t getting Khan, but we’re absolutely getting Klingons. That’s what Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams tells MTV in this informative and spoiler-ish interview, which you can see right here. We’ll analyze what Abrams said after you’ve seen the clip: http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/880929/jj-abrams-talks-klingons-alice-eve-in-star-trek-reboot.jhtml Savvy Star Trek fans knew that Klingon scenes were filmed for the initialTrek reboot, and can be viewed in … Continue reading J.J. Abrams Promises Klingons Will Be In Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness Delivers A New Inside Look

By:  Eric Eisenberg This Sunday we will be getting a brand new look at J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness. Paramount has announced that the new sci-fi adventure will be one of the titles getting a big game spot during this year’s Super Bowl…but that’s pretty much all we know. We have no idea what we’ll be seeing in terms of footage, and it’s entirely … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness Delivers A New Inside Look

Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Arriving Online This Thursday

By: Sean O’Connell So you’re saying that you don’t want to wait until Dec. 14 to see that Star Trek Into Darkness trailer that Paramount has promised to put before prints of The Hobbit in neighborhood theaters? Well, neither does Simon Pegg. And because he’s actually part of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek ensemble, we’re willing to take his latest tweet as news (and not just … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Arriving Online This Thursday