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Tomorrowland: Film of the Future?

By Devon Stoeber June 11, 2015

Disney’s newest film, “Tomorrowland,” directed by Brad Bird, follows the story of a science-loving, driven teenage girl and her unlikely acquaintance, a grown man who was once a child-genius. The...

Tomorrowland: Film of the Future?

By Max Plotkin June 11, 2015

For a movie about the future, “Tommorowland” sure uses a lot from the past. An overused plot and a one-dimensional villain is not necessarily the greatest combination for a high budget Disney movie....

Movie Review: Interstellar

Movie Review: Interstellar

By Marina Furbush November 24, 2014

Full disclosure, when I walked into the theater to see “Interstellar,” I fully expected to hate it. To my surprise, I walked out after the film having thoroughly enjoyed myself. Despite the fears of...

The Equalizer: Denzel Delivers

The Equalizer: Denzel Delivers

By Dom Quaranta October 27, 2014

Denzel Washington is no stranger to channeling the role of an unforgiving bad ass. Whether it is his portrayal of ruthless Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas in “American Gangster” or his role on the opposite...

Star Trek Into Darkness Review: Boldly Going Where The First Film Went Before

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Review: Boldly Going Where The First Film Went Before

By Wesley Emblidge May 17, 2013

When J.J. Abrams rebooted the “Star Trek” franchise in 2009, I was faced with an interesting dilemma: a movie that was very dumb and poorly written, but was so fast and so much fun to watch that...

The Great Gatsby Review: Luhrmanns Excess Isnt Enough

“The Great Gatsby” Review: Luhrmann’s Excess Isn’t Enough

By Wesley Emblidge May 11, 2013

The news story “Warner Brothers Greenlights $100 Million 3D Adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ For Summer” sounds like an article from The Onion, but it is in fact the movie we’re faced with...

Stories We Tell Review: Storytelling From Multiple Perspectives

“Stories We Tell” Review: Storytelling From Multiple Perspectives

By Wesley Emblidge May 8, 2013

 Sarah Polley’s new documentary “Stories We Tell” is somewhat hard to describe by simply relaying the plot. Polley has had success directing narratives with “Away From Her” (for which she...

Iron Man 3 Review: Marvel Kicks off “Phase 2” With A Bang

“Iron Man 3” Review: Marvel Kicks off “Phase 2” With A Bang

By Wesley Emblidge May 3, 2013

A year after the massive success of Marvel’s “The Avengers,” Marvel is back to start the “Phase Two” with the latest film from their most popular hero. Robert Downey Jr. dons the suit again...

“Shadow Dancer” Review: Spy Drama Focuses On Tension More Than Action

“Shadow Dancer” Review: Spy Drama Focuses On Tension More Than Action

By Wesley Emblidge April 25, 2013

James Marsh is a director best known for his work with documentaries, primarily his Oscar-winning 2008 film “Man on a Wire.” The film about Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope stunt was exciting, tense...

Oblivion Review: A Movie That Will Fade Into...

“Oblivion” Review: A Movie That Will Fade Into…

By Wesley Emblidge April 19, 2013

In 2010, director Joseph Kosinski came out of practically nowhere to helm Disney’s franchise-relauncher “TRON: Legacy,” a film that no one seems to have liked all that much and that didn’t light...

Evil Dead Review: Blood Stains Cant Cover Up Everything

“Evil Dead” Review: Blood Stains Can’t Cover Up Everything

By Wesley Emblidge April 5, 2013

About a month ago I saw Sam Raimi's new film, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and took note of one specific shot that reminded me of the fun, creative camerawork in the 1981 horror classic “The...

Room 237 Review: Conspiracy Theorists Examine The Shining

“Room 237” Review: Conspiracy Theorists Examine “The Shining”

By Wesley Emblidge March 29, 2013

"I'm not saying we didn't go to the moon, I'm just saying that what we saw was faked, and that it was faked by Stanley Kubrick." At what level of obsession do you become crazy? That’s a question...

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