New Michael Jackson album Xscape to be released in May

I’ll be honest, I had gone past the point of purchasing Mj albums a long time ago, but it’ll be interesting to hear what they do with these yet unreleased tracks. Posthumous…it’s a funny word, that always seemed to me like grave robbing for greedy family members or big corporations and let’s be honest, it’s,Continue reading “New Michael Jackson album Xscape to be released in May”

Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity May be Scientifically Inaccurate, but it Will Terrify You

When debris from a damaged satellite destroys the space shuttle, what’s left of the crew must fight for survival. Gravity is the 2013 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón starring Sandra Bullock as bio-medical engineer, Dr. Ryan Stone, and George Clooney as veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. I feel most reviews of Alfonso Cuarón’s science fiction horror film Gravity should come with aContinue reading “Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity May be Scientifically Inaccurate, but it Will Terrify You”

Teenagers are total Animals in director Marçal Forés new flick

By all outward appearances, Pol (Oriol Pla), is just an average teenager.  Living with his brother in the countryside, Pol rides his bike to school every day where he struggles to understand who he really is and where he fits in. Animals is the first feature film of Marçal Forés and after seeing it, I’m excitedContinue reading “Teenagers are total Animals in director Marçal Forés new flick”

Black Rock Bleakness

When three young women travel to a small, secluded island in an attempt to reconnect, none of them are prepared for the trials they will face over the next three days.  Black Rock is the second feature film for director Katie Aselton and it stars Kate Bosworth as Sarah, Lake Bell as Lou, Katie Aselton as Abby, Will Bouvier as Henry, Jay Paulson as Derek, and Anslem Richardson asContinue reading “Black Rock Bleakness”

Brit Marling proves to be a triple threat with new spy thriller, The East

The East is the kind of film that immediately grabs you.  From the outset, you know you’re going to be spared nothing and, as the film begins to roll, so too do the images of the 2010 Gulf oil spill overlaid with the voice of Ellen Page as she recites the manifesto of The East. “WeContinue reading “Brit Marling proves to be a triple threat with new spy thriller, The East”

Will Kiss of the Damned make you love vampires again?

When screenwriter Paolo moves to a remote area of Connecticut to focus on his work, he’s not prepared to find love in the form of a vampire. Kiss of the Damned is the 2012 vampire flick directed by Xan Cassavetes starring Josephine de La Baume as Djuna, Roxane Mesquida as Mimi, Milo Ventimiglia as Paolo, Anna Mouglalis as Xenia, and Riley Keough as Anne. The first thing youContinue reading “Will Kiss of the Damned make you love vampires again?”

The Expatriate has been Erased

Ex-CIA operatives.  Wiley and resourceful teenagers.  Foreign locales and exotic women.  An international conspiracy with high reaching implications.  How on Earth did this Aaron Eckhart action thriller go so totally and completely off the rails? Directed by Philipp Stölzl (North Face, Young Goethe in Love), Erased begins with the central character of Ben Logan (Eckhart)Continue reading “The Expatriate has been Erased”

Danny Boyles “Trance” is a mind trip

When a painting by Goya is stolen from an auction house in London, it’s up to a group of criminals and a hypnotherapist to help Simon, the art auctioneer present during the theft, remember where he hid the painting. Trance is directed by Danny Boyle and stars James McAvoy as Simon, Rosario Dawson as Elizabeth, and Vincent Cassel as Franck. Artsy, murky, violent and occasionally unnecessarily obtuse, Trance is aContinue reading “Danny Boyles “Trance” is a mind trip”

Don’t Fall for Olympus Has Fallen

What would happen if terrorists were able to do the unthinkable, the seemingly impossible, and take down the White House?  That’s the question posed in director Antoine Fuqua‘s (Training Day) film Olympus Has Fallen. Olympus Has Fallen sports a sterling ensemble cast with Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart as President Asher, Morgan Freeman as Speaker of the House Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Lynne Jacobs (head of theContinue reading “Don’t Fall for Olympus Has Fallen”

Dark Skies for Those Who Want to Believe

“Once you’ve been chosen, you belong to them”. Dark Skies, the new offering from director Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest), is not the film you’ve been led to believe.  And that, my friends, is a good thing, especially now that you’re in the know. You see, initially billed and marketed as a sci-fi horror film, there are someContinue reading “Dark Skies for Those Who Want to Believe”