Hilariously Good | Review of ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016 Film)

By Cynthia Ayala

Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones & Chris Hemsworth
Columbia Pictures
Image Credit: ScreenRant

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Now I know that there has been so much stupid controversy over this film but let me just say this: all of that is utterly stupid. I’ve seen the original, I love the original, and to be quite frank, while this movie may be a reboot with an all-female cast, it’s hilarious. These women are funny, they have the right chemistry with one another and they bring their own creativity to this film. These actresses are not trying to be the original cast, while their parts may mirror the original cast, they bring something new to the characters, something new to the Ghostbusters franchise. Even Chris Hemsworth‘s character is different than the original Annie Potts character from the original. They are very different because the actors are being themselves, they are bringing their own unique hilarity to the film rather than rehash what was already done spectacularly, and in my book, that’s awesome.
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Fun, Heartwarming But Lacking Realism | Review of ‘Finding Dory’

By Cynthia Ayala

Finding Dory starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence & Ed O’Neill
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

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Simply adorable. Everyone’s favorite blue tang fish is back in this sequel all about her. Finding Dory is all about Dory and where she came from and how she came to meet up with Marlin and Nemo. Going back Dory’s origins, the audience gets to see Dory as the cutest animated baby in the world. I mean let’s just give the animators here a round of applause for getting some of the smallest details correct, mirroring real fish and lighting and the like, perfectly, but also they created one of the cutest little fish in the world that completely fits with the character. Continue reading “Fun, Heartwarming But Lacking Realism | Review of ‘Finding Dory’”

‘Chappie’ Defines Identity | Review of ‘Chappie’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Chappie
Columbia Pictures

From the director of District 9 comes Chappie, a science fiction film about the first true artificial intelligence, A.I. Starring Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie.

The movie follows the same aesthetic as District 9. However, with fewer interviews to propel the story forward. Dev Patel plays a genius scientist, creator of the S.C.O.U.T. bots, a robotic police force. This movie explores the human condition: what it means to be human and what it means to have an identity.
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A Mediocre Biblical Film | Review of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Egyptian Princes Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) are raised together as brothers. When Ramses becomes pharaoh, Moses is his most-trusted adviser. However Moses soon discovers his Hebrew parentage, and Ramses banishes him to the desert — often a death sentence. But God has a mission for Moses: Free the Israelites from slavery. Moses returns from exile and demands that Ramses let his people go, but the arrogant ruler is unmoved, leading to a battle of divine wills.

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Aliens’ Ripley Gets Her Own Disturbingly Awesome Silicone Bust

By: Mack Rawden Anyone who has ever been to Comic Con or any other kind of convention knows there are a lot of weirdos out there who put way too much time into making tributes to their favorite fictional characters. An overwhelming majority of the time, the finished products are nothing more than a creepy waste of time and a massive red flag to all … Continue reading Aliens’ Ripley Gets Her Own Disturbingly Awesome Silicone Bust

Haywire’s Gina Carano First Cast In Female Version Of The Expendables

  By: Eric Eisenberg Earlier this year Gina Carano proved in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire that she can kick just as much ass as any male action star and doing so has landed her a lead role in an upcoming project described as an all female version of The Expendables. The former MMA fighter, who will next be seen alongside Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne … Continue reading Haywire’s Gina Carano First Cast In Female Version Of The Expendables

5 More Stars We Want To See In The Expendables 3

By: CB Staff Given the massive box office for The Expendables 2 this weekend, it’s no surprise that rumors of a third installment are flying everyone, and even the film’s cast and producers have been suggesting names right and left for who ought to join the action next time. But if the pattern from the first two films holds, we’ve got two years before The … Continue reading 5 More Stars We Want To See In The Expendables 3