With an eerie atmosphere, compelling acting, and wonderful artistry, Pet Sematary is just different enough from the original, making it an honorable adaption. Continue reading A Reviving Scare | Review of ‘Pet Sematary’ (2019 Film)
Action packed and chock-full of spectacular stunt after spectacular stunt. And yet, there’s no arguing, this film has story, chemistry, and a well-structured plot that revolves around the past and the present. What more could you want? Continue reading Impossible, Amazing, Best in Show | Review of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’
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’
By Cynthia Ayala
“The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.”
This movie made me so happy. After Into Darkness I was apprehensive about the Star Trek franchise because Into Darkness lost its way in trying to appeal to both Trekkies and the mass market. It tried too hard to be one classic (The Wrath of Khan) that it ended up being another classic (The Undiscovered Country) but with less of the heart that would have appealed to Star Trek fans because it just missed the mark, it missed the intent of Gene Roddenberry‘s work. Moreover, with this film, when I heard that they were doing reshoots after it initially wrapped up, which usually almost always spells out doom for a movie. However, you wouldn’t know it watching this film, because whatever they had to go and fix, they nailed it, and they brought back what Gene Roddenberry intended, they brought back hope, they brought back peace, and unity, and everything else that Gene Roddenberry intended when he first created Star Trek.
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By Cynthia Ayala
Ethan Hunt and his teammates reunite for this pulse-pounding sequel, in which they attempt to take down a secret international organization known as the Syndicate—highly skilled ex-IMF agents who are intent on bringing down their former outfit.
—Daniel Gelb, Rovi
Tom Cruise is still a star. It’s really no surprise why this movie has been doing so well. Let’s face it, even if you aren’t a fan of Tom Cruise, he still has the star power, still puts his best foot forward in order to give the best performance possible. But besides that, the film was not only action packed but it had sexual tension, comedy and action rolled up into one neat little package.
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By: Cynthia Ayala
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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By: Sean O’Connell It sounds like Mark Wahlberg’s co-stars in the upcoming Transformers movie, the fourth in the franchise, are going to be … reality television stars? The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that Paramount Pictures will host a reality television program to find four Chinese participants who will be given roles in Transformers 4. Creatively titled Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Television Search, the contest will be presided over by former … Continue reading Transformers Sequel Using Chinese Reality Program To Cast Four Roles
BLOGGERS NOTE: This is just petty and ridiculous. I mean really, is this what society has come to? By: Nick Venable While there have been times in life where a complete refund of one’s time and attention would be appreciated, such as for the first season of AMC’s The Killing, which swore up and down to deliver an answer to its central mystery and then tossed those … Continue reading Man Files A Complaint Because Jack Reacher Trailer Features An Explosion Not In The Film
By: Kristy Puchko With January typically relegated as a dumping ground for movies that the studios can’t figure out, no one at Cinema Blend was looking forward to Tommy Wirkola‘s delayed revisionist fairy tale Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters…except for me. I’d enjoyed the Norwegian director’s bizarre and bloody brand of humor in the Nazi-zombie movie Dead Snow, and I can’t get enough of Jeremy Renner. So, I … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gets A Sequel As It Crosses $200 Million Mark
By: Nick Venable The destructive power of art can be a fascinating theme, although more so in the case of something like Dorian Gray than the Pawnee Indian murals onParks and Recreation. The international bestselling novel Le Syndrome E, written by French author Franck Thilliez, follows that theme, describing the deadly effect a rare film has upon those who watch it. Combined with a police procedural plotline, the novel … Continue reading Black Swan Screenwriter Adapting Bestselling Thriller Syndrome E