Vivid Spy Thriller | Review of ‘Red Sparrow’ (Film)

Both sexy and brutal, the film follows Jennifer Lawrence in an amazing performance as one intimidating and manipulative smart spy. Continue reading Vivid Spy Thriller | Review of ‘Red Sparrow’ (Film)

A Visually Stunning Development | Review of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

By Cynthia Ayala

Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, & Michael K. Williams
20th Century Fox
Image Credit: IMDB

“When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.”

—IMDB

When you’re adapting a video game into a film there will always be challenges because some have very little stories to them and are just “beat-em-up” games while others have this amazing story lines that the gamers and critics loved. There is always a challenge to allow for some creative license while also adapting a story. Assassin’s Creed follows under the latter.
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A Hodgepodge of a Film | Review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

By David Kane

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg Warner Bros. Pictures Image Credit: IMDB
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

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””

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles: Book 2)

The magic and love wove a romantic struggle in darkness and light, thrilling the reader. I have to say the characterization I this novel was amazing and the connection between the characters was excellently portrayed in the writing.  I both loved and hated that only because Lena’s character was really beginning to annoy me by shutting herself and disconnecting herself from the other character.  Despite … Continue reading Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles: Book 2)

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles: Book 1)

An absolutely amazing novel. The concept of witches has been done again and again since the days of Charmed and has progressed to so many realms. But what this novel does is reinterpret the not just the story, but also the mythology of the witches themselves. Even, the name Casters is a new take on the story and supernatural aspect of the story. The internal … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles: Book 1)

Beautiful Creatures

Definitely better than Twilight as far as story and acting are concerned, but adaption wise, there was room for improvement.  Having read the book I understood the melodramatic moment and forgave them due to the ending, considering the acting was really good.  Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, enough said in that respect.  However, there were quite a number of changes.  Characters in the book were cut … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures