A Hauntingly Existential Film | Review of ‘Annihilation’

A deceptively complex film that focuses on the complexities of being human in this slow-moving yet tension driven film. Continue reading A Hauntingly Existential Film | Review of ‘Annihilation’

An Exciting Action Packed Film | Review of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

By Cynthia Ayala

X-Men: Apocalypse starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar Isaac
20th Century Fox
Image Credit: Fandango

When an ancient mutant with tremendous powers awakens from a deep sleep to find the humans have taken over, he vows, with his four horsemen—Magneto, Storm, Psylocke, and Angel—to reshape the world and bring everyone—humans and mutants—to their knees.

X-Men: Apocalypse is the third film in the prequel X-Men franchise that has a stunning cast, amazing special effects, and a story worth viewing.
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The Force is Strong with This One | Review of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awaken’

By Cynthia Ayala

Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega & Adam Driver Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

It’s been thirty years since the fall of the Empire. Now the Galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. But Skywalker is missing and the allies of the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, are beginning to flounder. And when a defector Stormtrooper named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey and her droid that contains a map to find Skywalker. A new hope lies with them, their ability to survive and fight against all the odds and the location of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.

Probably not a very clever title but one that suits this review, this is, after all, the first Star Wars film since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that came out way back in 2005. Wow, I suddenly feel old.

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Questionably Brilliant Film of the Living Matrix | Review of ‘Ex Machina’

From the people who brought us 28 Days Later comes Ex Machina, a science fiction, drama thriller that focuses on the creation of artificial intelligence, AI. The film stars Domhall Gleeson as programmer Caleb Smith who wins a contest to spend a week at the private estate of his firms brilliant CEO Nathan Bateman, played by Oscar Issac. Continue reading Questionably Brilliant Film of the Living Matrix | Review of ‘Ex Machina’