A Flawless Victory | Review of ‘Terminator Genisys’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Teriminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke & Jai Courtney
Paramount Pictures

John Conner in the year 2029 has defeated the machines, has defeated Skynet and the Terminators, but the machines had a trick up their sleeve. Conner must send his number one lieutenant Kyle Reese to the year 1984 to save his mother. But the timeline has changed, and Sarah Conner is no longer the scared waitress in need of saving. Now a skilled fighter with a Terminator for a guardian, Kyle Reese and Sarah Conner must team up with a new mission: reset the future.

Terminator Salvation was awful, pure and simple. While this film, was amazing, restoring the glory that is the Terminator legacy.
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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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Bland but entertaining | Cyn’s Movie Review – Divergent

By: Cynthia Ayala  

An entertaining film that brings to life a novel that focuses on the cost of unity at a particular price.  While not a terribly unique concept, Shailene Woodley was able to bring to life her character and make herself, the character and the film shine.  Read on for a full review. Continue reading “Bland but entertaining | Cyn’s Movie Review – Divergent”

Is the monster inside the film or outside? | Cyn’s Movie Review of I, Frankenstein

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Stuart Beattie Screenplay by: Stuart Beattie Story by: Kevin Grevioux & Stuart Beattie  Based on I, Frankenstein by Kevin Grevioux Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney & Kevin Grevioux After his creation in 1795, and following the death of his creator, Frankenstein’s monster finds himself pursued by demons before being rescued by gargoyles, … Continue reading Is the monster inside the film or outside? | Cyn’s Movie Review of I, Frankenstein

Divergent Movie Casts Al, Edward And Will

By:  Kelly West It’s a big day for Summit. Hot on the heels of the release of the first official poster for Ender’s Game comes word that three more have joined the cast for another feature adaptation of a popular young adult series in the works. Divergent has added Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen, who join Shaliene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q and Jai Courtney in Neil Burger‘s adaptation of … Continue reading Divergent Movie Casts Al, Edward And Will

Kate Winslet Confirmed To Play Jeanine Matthews In Divergent

By:  Kelly West Back in January, we learned that Kate Winslet was in talks to join Shailene Woodley in Neil Burger‘s feature adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s young adult dystopian story Divergent. At that time, there was no confirmation on who Winslet would play, but process of elimination led us to believe it would either be the mother to Woodley’s character Tris, or the less likable Jeanine Matthews, leader … Continue reading Kate Winslet Confirmed To Play Jeanine Matthews In Divergent

A Good Day To Die Hard Brings Back Another Familiar Face

By: Jesse Carp The Die Hard films comprise one of the best action series of all time and even though the fourth installment, Live Free or Die Hard, doesn’t measure up to the standard set by the previous three, the addition of Mary Elizabeth Winstead to the franchise was a more than welcome one. After kicking some ass as Lucy, Winstead then won our hearts … Continue reading A Good Day To Die Hard Brings Back Another Familiar Face