Magical but Lacking Heart | Review of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Newt Scamander is back in a film that, while magical, lacks some of the heart and magic of the previous films as it tackles on too much story and a too large cast, forcing stories to get sidelined and condensed. Continue reading Magical but Lacking Heart | Review of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Mediocre but Entertaining | Review of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

By Cynthia Ayala

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley & Geoffrey Rush Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Image Credit: IMDB

“Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.”

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Yet another Pirates film. I missed out On Stranger Tides, although I was told I didn’t miss anything considering it was terrible. Not that I was surprised. But considering this film was returning to its roots with a ghost story, well I thought I would give it a try. What did a get? Just more of the same, nothing new, nothing fresh, only mediocrity.
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Colorful, Adventurous, but Poorly Written | Review of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

By Cynthia Ayala

Alice Through the Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter & Anne Hathaway
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

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Another vibrant whimsical film following Alice (Mia Wasikowska) through Wonderland and Time in order to save her best friend, The Mad Hatter. Why? Because he Mad Hatter has gone Mad, and not in a good way…or so everyone thinks. This leads Alice through an adventure of time travel, but Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) warned her that she cannot change the past, only learn from it.
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‘Black Mass’ Delivers Spectacular Performances and a Great Story | Review of ‘Black Mass’

Black Mass starring Johnny Depp Warner Bros.

By Cynthia Ayala

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became a FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

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Based on a book of the same title, Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger and his rise to power while he leads the FBI to fight his battles for him making him the king of South Boston.
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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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Alice In Wonderland 2 Now Titled Through The Looking Glass, Sacha Baron Cohen In Talks

By: Eric Eisenberg Sacha Baron Cohen fit right into bizarre Tim Burton aesthetic when the actor played a small supporting role alongside Johnny Depp in the horror musical Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Now the Borat star is looking to head into yet another one of the director’s created universes – albeit this time without Burton at the helm. Variety’s source have … Continue reading Alice In Wonderland 2 Now Titled Through The Looking Glass, Sacha Baron Cohen In Talks

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

Cole Hauser Joins The Ensemble Cast of Wally Pfister’s Transcendence

By: Nick Venable With all of the star power that is already behind former Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence, it seems like all that would be left to cast would just be the extras. Especially after dropping some major coin on leading man Johnny Depp. But the pocketbooks have opened once more for Cole Hauser, who The Hollywood Reporter reveals is in final negotiations to sign on for … Continue reading Cole Hauser Joins The Ensemble Cast of Wally Pfister’s Transcendence