“Phoenix Forgotten” is like one of those films that come out of nowhere, but this is because of a quiet marketing campaign. It tries to replicate the success of 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project,” and it’s disappointingly mediocre (especially with the involvement of Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Productions).
The WWII era makes for some fascinating films. I sometimes like them more when they have different perspectives or depict main conflicts other than with the German Reich. “The Zookeeper’s Wife“ is the former, offering a woman’s perspective on the war from a heroic woman, which makes this unique. It tells a behind-the-action tale set during […]
I haven’t played any of the “Assassin’s Creed” video games, so I’m not sure if I would have been able to follow the Apple of Eden storyline better. But since I hadn’t played the games, I was pretty damn confused throughout.
“The Purge” franchise keeps getting better with each film. Perhaps writer-director James DeMonaco designed it that way – debuting the franchise with a disappointing original that executed its concept poorly, with a huge focus on the politics. The one-house setting with a focus on one family was restricting and damning.
After a year in hiding from the FBI, the bank-robbing-magical-vigilante Four Horsemen return to the spotlight in “Now You See Me 2,” to publicly expose a technology company called Octa for unethical operations. Their enemies are a step ahead of them for once, as they’re forcibly whisked away to China to perform another impossible heist […]
Director Jon Favreau brings his vision of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story of “The Jungle Book” to the big screen – telling the story with fantastic visuals and a stellar cast. It’s a coming-of-age tale about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub finding his place in his world with animals in the Indian jungle. In fact, Mowgli […]
One of my childhood favourites, “Because of Winn-Dixie” depicts the positive effect a dog can have on one’s life. In particular, it’s about India Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), a 10-year-old girl who meets a smiling, stray Picardy Shepherd in her local supermarket – the Winn-Dixie. She names the dog Winn-Dixie in the heat of the moment […]
The wait for the man in the red suit is finally over. It’s not Santa Claus – but the merc with a mouth himself,’Deadpool.’ And it’s everything I’ve dreamed a “Deadpool” movie would be. It’s fun and consistently entertaining. The strong pacing and the film’s fourth-wall breaking enables smooth transitions in the well-written screenplay. As a […]
When pride met prejudice in the 1813 Jane Austen novel, there were most certainly no zombies. Fast forward to the zombie craze in cinema over 200 years later, and the storyline is full of ‘em. Hey, at least PPZ sounds cool. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” concerns the two primary characters Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam […]