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Early Review: “Attack the Block” mixes comedy, action and sci-fi seamlessly

Early Review: “Attack the Block” mixes comedy, action and sci-fi seamlessly

By Wesley Emblidge

May 26, 2011

“That’s an alien bruv, believe it!” shouts Pest (Alex Esmail), one of the five kids from a gang in South London. The rest of the kids laugh him off, and turn back to the destroyed car next to them. Some animal has fallen from the sky, and landed inside the car. The kids chase the thing into ...

“Fast Five” lags, but packs a punch in the end

“Fast Five” lags, but packs a punch in the end

By Wesley Emblidge

May 17, 2011

“This just went from mission impossible to mission in-freakin’-sanity.” That line, from “The Fast and the Furious” sums up the franchise as a whole: dumb, cheesy “car porn” movies that have no real heart or characters, but do contain entertaining action to make the films somewhat watcha...

Immaturity and boredom plague CGI coated “Sucker Punch”

Immaturity and boredom plague CGI coated “Sucker Punch”

April 4, 2011

As an 18-year-old male, I should be the type of person who would enjoy a movie about prostitutes battling it out with samurais, Nazi zombies, orcs, and robots. Sounds like every teenage boy’s most epic fantasy, right? That’s what I thought when I first saw the trailer for Zach Snyder’s “Sucker Pu...

Chemistry redeems lacking plot in “The Adjustment Bureau”

Chemistry redeems lacking plot in “The Adjustment Bureau”

By Wesley Emblidge

March 10, 2011

When I first heard about “The Adjustment Bureau,” it sounded fantastic. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt work off a script by George Nolfi (writer of “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Ocean’s Twelve”), set in a world where every aspect of everyones  lives are controlled by a team of men, called The Adj...

The Green Hornet is more entertaining when he isn’t The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is more entertaining when he isn’t The Green Hornet

By Wesley Emblidge

January 14, 2011

Sometimes when you see a movie trailer, you think “Oh, that looks awesome!” but oftentimes, the film fails to live up to your high expectations. “The Green Hornet,” the new superhero action-comedy starring and written by Seth Rogen and directed by Michel Gondry, is one of those films. The el...

“Black Swan” a dark take on ballet

“Black Swan” a dark take on ballet

By Wesley Emblidge

December 10, 2010

If one had to compare “Black Swan” the new film from Darren Aronofsky, to any other film, they would draw a blank. Even Aronofskys previous film, "The Wrestler," is miles away from this movie. The story follows a fantastic performance by Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballet dancer, who is given the ...