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
Image Credit: IMDB

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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A Little Too Cartoonish | Review of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’

By Cynthia Ayala

TMNT: Out of the Shadows starring Megan Fox, Stephen Amell & Will Arnett
Paramount Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

As Shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

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The sequel to the 2014 film starring Megan Fox and the great ninja turtles, this film is more cartoonish than the previous film and submerges the film in a lot of action but not very much martial arts. Now, that is not to say that this is a bad film because it is full of tons of laughs and clever dialogue, but the biggest flaw of the film was the addition of three major villains alongside Shredder. It was just too much for the film and detracted from the storyline as a whole. Continue reading “A Little Too Cartoonish | Review of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’”

A Bitter Disappointment | Review of ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

By Cynthia Ayala

The Huntsman: Winter’s War starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain
Universal PictureS
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As a war between rival queen sisters Ravenna and Freya escalates, Eric and fellow warrior Sara, members of the Huntsmen army raised to protect Freya, try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna’s wicked intentions.

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This movie had so much potential, but all of it went down the drain. At first look, it seems like a great move for Universal to distance itself from Stewart and the director Rupert Sanders of the previous film because some bad press is bad press. That scandal hurt sales, everyone knows it, and it did not receive many great reviews, probably the biggest fault in the previous was the story which wasn’t praised. This film, while written by different people, suffers that same problem.
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Laughter and Love in Every Scene | My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

By Cynthia Ayala

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett & Elena Kampouris
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: Wikipedia

For Toula and her husband Ian, balancing her own marriage and her family haven’t gotten easier. And with some of the spark leaving their relationship, these two are not only dealing with a rebellious teenager who can’t wait to get away from her suffocating family, but now they must deal with the fact that Toula’s parents were never marriage. What’s another wedding mean for Toula? Only more laughs and love.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is the long awaited sequel of the 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding that generated rave reviews and numerous awards. Nevertheless, the sequel, well it hasn’t been received well.
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James Cameron Promises His Avatar Sequels Are Building Momentum

By:  Katey Rich James Cameron does what he wants. As the director of the two highest-grossing movies of all time, not to mention three that were the most expensive movies ever made for their time, Cameron has proven over and over again that he can turn a giant pile of money into an even bigger pile of money, which is truly the most valuable skill in … Continue reading James Cameron Promises His Avatar Sequels Are Building Momentum

Sam Raimi Won’t Direct Oz The Great And Powerful Sequel

By:  Katey Rich Oz the Great and Powerful is a certified hit, having made $80 million in the United States this weekend plus another $70 million across the world. Of course, Disney knew they had a hit on their hands before the movie even opened, setting up plans for a sequel, with writer Mitchell Kapner returning for the duties. But will Kapner be handing his script in … Continue reading Sam Raimi Won’t Direct Oz The Great And Powerful Sequel

Evil Dead Director Says Sequel Will Be Completely Different

By:  Eric Eisenberg The Evil Dead franchise has always had an interesting approach to sequels. Unlike Sam Raimi’s original, which was made as a pure-blooded horror film,Evil Dead II introduced comedy and Three Stooges-esque gags into the mix, while Army of Darkness totally flipped the script and transported the story from a cabin in the woods to medieval times. So it’s only fitting that the sequel to the upcoming remake would … Continue reading Evil Dead Director Says Sequel Will Be Completely Different

Pacific Rim Sequel Already In The Works

By: Sean O’Connell Very few, if any at all, have managed to see Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, his massive robots-versus-monsters blockbuster that will storm theaters next summer. But here’s how you know that it’s a guaranteed smash hit long before a full trailer even hits screens: producers are getting the ball rolling on a sequel. Legendary has reportedly hired Travis Beacham to begin writing … Continue reading Pacific Rim Sequel Already In The Works

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The 10th Kingdom Sequel: The House of Wolves

I know I keep harping on all these sequels that I want.  But can you really blame me, I mean there is a reason I love these movies/mini-series.  I mean the likelihood that someone is going to read this and say “hey this is a great idea” is slim to none, I admit that.  But there is always that hope that someone will read this … Continue reading The 10th Kingdom Sequel: The House of Wolves

Kid Icarus sequel unlikely

Kid Icarus: Uprising director Masahiro Sakurai told IGN that he thinks the wait for Kid Icarus’ next adventure. Sakurai quickly squashed the notion saying: “If by ‘lasting universe’ you mean to ask if there’s a sequel, the answer is no, because we pushed a lot into the game in order to let people have this short yet deep experience, but the novelty of that would … Continue reading Kid Icarus sequel unlikely