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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Worth the Watch | Review of ‘Nerve’


By Cynthia Ayala

Nerve starring Emma Roberts & Dave Franco
Lionsgate
Image Credit: IMDB

“A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of ‘watchers.'”

—IMDB

Are you a player or a watcher? Nerve, based on the novel of the same name, is based heavily on the extreme’s some people take to be YouTube famous. But the film takes it to another level taking the control out of the daredevil and putting it in the hands of watchers, people who control the player and the game, giving them reckless dares that could cost them their lives. For Vee (played by Emma Roberts), becoming a player on Nerve is all about trying to prove herself, that she isn’t just the meek shy girl everyone thinks she is. Thrust into this game of do or die, she meets the handsome Ian (played by Dave Franco), another player in the Game who knows more than he is telling her.
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Empowering and Action Packed Entertainment | Review of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016 Film)’


By Cynthia Ayala

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring: : Lily James, Sam Riley & Lena Headey Image Credit: Wikipedia
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring: : Lily James, Sam Riley & Lena Headey
Lionsgate & Screen Gems
Image Credit: Wikipedia

Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge—an army of undead zombies.

.—IMBD

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can be described with a few words: brilliant, hilarious, empowering. This film is a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice based on the novel of the same title by Seth Grahame-Smith, this movie includes action, romance and zombies to retell the classic narrative. Continue reading “Empowering and Action Packed Entertainment | Review of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016 Film)’”

Twilight Parody Producers Sue Studios For $500 Million


By: Sean O’Connell And here I thought the Twilight Saga films ALREADY were a parody . Even if that’s the case, a separate parody film called Twiharder was scheduled to reach theaters last year when Lionsgate and Summit had Breaking Dawn Part 2 on the docket . However, a cease-and-desist order prevented the producers at Behind The Lines from releasing their comedy, and now EWsays they’re filing a lawsuit to seek damages (and free up the restraints for future projects). The lawsuit – a 219-page complaint that’s seeking $500 million in damages – says: “independent filmmakers, parodists and other ‘counter-cultural’ … Continue reading Twilight Parody Producers Sue Studios For $500 Million

Harry Potter’s David Thewlis Joins The Cast Of Red 2


By: Eric Eisenberg David Thewlis is well known to the fans of fantasy movies thanks to his work as Remus Lupin in the series of Harry Potter films, but now he’s getting set to introduce himself to fans of action movies. The actor has officially signed on to the cast of Red 2, the sequel to the Robert Schwentke-directed comic book adaptation from 2010. Thewlis will join a cast that includes returning stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich as well as newcomers Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as Byun-Hun Lee. According to THR, Thewlis will be … Continue reading Harry Potter’s David Thewlis Joins The Cast Of Red 2

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

Adjustment Bureau Director To Helm Fatal Attraction-Facebook Mash-Up XOXO


By: Eric Eisenberg The film once called "Fatal Attraction for the digital age" has finally found its director. George Nolfi, who is best known as the director of the 2011 Matt Damon thriller The Adjustment Bureau, is now attached to both direct and oversee a rewrite of XOXO, a film about a dangerous relationship that begins in the world of social media. The original script was written by Mark Heyman , who is best known as one of the scribes of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (Heyman will be doing the re-write himself). Variety reports that the movie is about a … Continue reading Adjustment Bureau Director To Helm Fatal Attraction-Facebook Mash-Up XOXO

Sam Claflin Confirmed As Catching Fire’s Finnick


By: Katey Rich After weeks of casting announcements about minor characters even diehard Hunger Games fans probably didn’t care about, we’ve finally snagged the final bit casting notice about Catching FIre— and it’s exactly what you’re expected. Sam Claflin, last seen in Snow White and the Huntsman, will play the dreamboat tribute Finnick, who competes alongside our heroine Katniss in the Quarter Quell. The news was confirmed today by Lionsgate, though the all-but-settled rumor went around more than a month ago, dashing the hopes of many who thought charismatic types like Armie Hammer or Matt Bomer might get the part. … Continue reading Sam Claflin Confirmed As Catching Fire’s Finnick

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finds Its Cashmere


By: Kristy Puchko Whether or not you’ve read Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular YA trilogy, the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games made clear that not all the districts of Panem are equal when it comes to their tributes’ chances in the Capital’s cruel competition. While the film’s romantic leads, Katniss and Peeta, scraped by in the squalid District 12, Districts 1 and 2—known for industries in luxury items and weaponry respectively—are far wealthier regions. And so, the children of these districts are trained extensively to kill from an early age, giving them an edge on the games and the label … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finds Its Cashmere

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Adds Two More Tributes


By: Katey Rich Usually when a movie begins casting its smaller roles, it announces them in one big batch, or doesn’t announce them at all, allowing you to discover once you peruse IMDB which character actors will be filling the frame behind the main stars. But The Hunger Games is not most movies, as Lionsgate discovered when fans shrieked with anticipation every time a new person was cast, and they’re repeating the strategy for Catching Fire, sending out a press release every single time a new person joins the lineup. So we actually have two new names to announced, since … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Adds Two More Tributes