Tons of Fun and Tons of Character, Power Rangers is a Must Watch | Review of ‘Power Rangers’


By Cynthia Ayala

Power Rangers starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston & Elizabeth Banks
Lionsgate
Image Credit: IMDB

“A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities to save the world.”

    —IMDB

Sometimes Hollywood can remake our childhood, tapping into everything that made us smile. Power Rangers is a perfect example of that. The old show was always intended for a much younger audience, layered with a degree of absurdity and campiness that made the show so good. With the new adaptation, the movie capitalizes on the absurdity but without the campiness, a deeper level that the writers used to make the story more grounded for an older audience.
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Fast Paced & A Brilliant Conclusion | Review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2


By Cynthia Ayala

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth

Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.

— Google

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The Perfect Pitch | Review of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’


By: Cynthia Ayala

'Pitch Perfect 2' starring Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson
‘Pitch Perfect 2’ starring Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson
Universal Pictures

Three years have passed since the Barden Bellas proved that they were just as good as the boys when they became the first all-female group to win a national title. But after a disastrous performance at the Lincoln Center leads to scandal, the school strips them of their performing duties. All seems lost until they are given one last chance: win the cappella world championships in Denmark and they will be reinstated. Can the girls get their act together or will they lose everything?

This film is, in one word, perfect. Pitch Perfect 2 delivers great laughs with a down to earth tone and amazing musical mash-ups. This was just an amazing film that recaptured the humor from the first film and brought it another level. These girls are seniors now, with their futures very close on the horizon and their fears are getting to them. After their debacle of a performance, their fears are rising. Being a cappella girl is what these girls have mastered in, so with their chance to continue performing in their last year, they are losing a pivotal part to enjoy their senior year.
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A Haunting Action Film | Review of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’


Mockinjay Part 1 is the third film in The Hunger Games series that follows one Katniss Everdeen as she discovers the truth about District 13 and the rebellion forces. With Peeta held captive by the Capital, his loyalties and Katniss’ are put to the test as they brainwash him and Katniss fights for him. Continue reading A Haunting Action Film | Review of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

Everything is awesome! | Cyn’s Movie Review of The Lego Movie


By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Phil Lord & Chris Miller Screenplay by: Phil Lord & Chris Miller Story by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord & Chris Miller Based on Lego Construction Toys Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson & Morgan Freeman In the Lego universe, an ordinary mini-figure named Emmet is mistaken as being the Special (the greatest Master Builder who can save the Lego universe). With the help of an old wizard named Vitruvius, and a tough young woman named Wyldstyle, Batman, Uni-Kitty, Benny, and a pirate … Continue reading Everything is awesome! | Cyn’s Movie Review of The Lego Movie

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 in still haunt her nights, and her trick to save her life and Peeta’s has made her a target for President Snow.  An in the Districts chaos ensues, heralding Katniss as their spark, the lives … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

Effie Trinket Is Resplendent In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Capitol Couture


By:  Katey Rich The heroine of the Hunger Games franchise, the inimitable Katniss Everdeen, is a girl who couldn’t care less about makeup and jewels and clothes. She’s forced to wear them, of course, in both The Hunger Gamesand especially Catching Fire, in which she and Peeta are sent on a victory tour to “celebrate” their wins in the Hunger Games that claimed the lives of all the kids who entered the arena with them. The victory tour and the fancy dresses Katniss has to wear on it are all a symbol of how the tyrannical Capitol dresses up the terrible system they’ve set up … Continue reading Effie Trinket Is Resplendent In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Capitol Couture

Community’s Gillian Jacobs Joins Elizabeth Banks For Walk Of Shame


By: Eric Eisenberg Elizabeth Banks may soon be doing the Walk of Shame on the big screen, but at least she will have a best friend to help her through the experience. Gillian Jacobs, best known for playing Britta “The Worst” Perry on the critically acclaimed NBC series Community has signed on to join Banks in the upcoming Steve Brill comedy and will be playing the main character’s close bud. According to THR, the movie, which Brill also wrote, is about a “high-strung news anchor” (Banks) who is having the worst day of her life. After a drunken night and … Continue reading Community’s Gillian Jacobs Joins Elizabeth Banks For Walk Of Shame

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Casts Jeffrey Wright As Beetee


By: Katey Rich Jeffrey Wright, the character actor and theater veteran who seemingly shows up in every other movie, has become the latest– and quite possibly the last– actor added to the massive lineup for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate announced today that they’ve cast him as Beetee, the former tribute from District 3 who has knowledge about electronics that becomes very, very valuable as he, Katniss, Peeta and many others return to the arena for the Quarter Quell. Beetee is teamed up throughout the film with Wiress, the other District 3 tribute who was actually one of the … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Casts Jeffrey Wright As Beetee