I missed out on seeing End Of Watch in theaters because my wife had heard about the shaky hand documentary style of filming that was rampant throughout the movie. When we watched it last night, it was one of the first things I noticed, and yes while it was shaky, it didn’t
‘Won’t Back Down’ tells an inspirational tale about two ferocious mama-bears who can no longer ignore the shortcomings of their children’s public school. The film is not anti-union or anti-labor—in fact, it highlights many of the benefits and protections provided by such organizations. If it is anti anything, it’s anti allowing any interest to work to the detriment of the public school system’s intended beneficiaries: the students.
Acting since the age of five, Sarah Hyland is no stranger to the world of small and silver screen comedy. Best known as Haley Dunphy on ABC’s ‘Modern Family,’ Hyland has also worked with the likes of Howard Stern and Jennifer Aniston, and starred in a Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘Geek Charming.’ In her latest film role, Hyland tackles a different kind of comedy—that of the dark teen variety—in Brian Dannelly’s (‘Saved!’) ‘Struck By Lightning.’
Chris Colfer is not a man who wastes time resting on his laurels. In the past four years, we’ve seen him sing and dance on ‘Glee,’ win a Golden Globe® and two Teen Choice Awards, and become a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author thanks to his young adult novel, ‘The Land of Stories.’
Taking on the well-worn subjects of high school angst and drama, it would be easy for STRUCK BY LIGHTNING to feel trite and clichéd. But STRUCK BY LIGHTNING is not your average high school coming-of-age movie. It dares to be different from start to finish, and succeeds in being a funny and enjoyable dark teen comedy that pulls no punches about, well, anything.
Actors Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund, and director Walter Salles have a number of things in common. Some of their similarities are run-of-the-mill—for example, they all like to play pool and are all very attractive gentlemen. One thing they share, however, is quite special: each played an important role in the lengthy process of translating Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road from book to film for the first time.
Finally brought to the silver screen by director Walter Salles and screenwriter José Rivera, ON THE ROAD is a beautiful portrait of social and emotional disillusionment starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, and Viggo Mortensen.
Willow, one of my favorite movies from my childhood is coming out on Blu-ray and DVD! Though it pains me to know the occasion for this release is the 25th anniversary, I couldn’t be more excited! As a kid from the 1980’s, this is one of the be-all, end-all fantasy
Most rites of passage today are particular to a gender, religion, community, or the like. There is one, however, that remains an obstacle to all, regardless of personal traits and affiliations. struck by lightning Yup, you guessed it: I’m talking about high school. A society comprised of and ruled by
After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest project brings us something we have all been waiting for, whether it be with bated breath or cringing apprehension; Will Smith and Jaden Smith starring together in an action flick. Who knew it would a post-apocalyptic joint? I have always had hope for Shyamalan’s
As a child of the 80s, it’s easy to remember that time through the sepia-tinged memories of childhood and the splendid pop-culture that that period spat out into existence. Upon further examination though, one discovers a time of tumult, haves and have nots, social division, and a splendid period in
Dear Readers, When thinking about what I could possibly add to the immense body of writing about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, it seemed somehow wrong for me to write about Breaking Dawn – Part 2, or any other member of The Twilight Saga, without first sharing something with you. It’s
Having posted two chick flick Gift Guides (Vintage Chick Flicks | Chick Flicks 101), to help girls and guys alike pick great holiday gifts for their favorite chick-flick-lovers, it seems only fair to offer some dude-centric guidance too. Combining personal knowledge with input from some members of the fabulous Screen Invasion Team,