All posts tagged "Studio Films"

  • Guardians of the Galaxy | Review

    Rocket Fuelled; Gunn Pleasures Summer PG-Spot It’s the end of the world as we know it. Or so the popcorn films of the summer thus...

  • Separate Tables | Blu-ray Review

    Playwright and screenwriter Terence Rattigan was an indubitable influence on mid-century British cinema. He authored several of the era’s most notable titles, including The Browning...

  • Lucy | Review

    In the Sky With Diamonds: Besson’s Latest a Crock of Crack-pot Sci-Fi It’s rather a shame to report that Luc Besson’s latest directorial effort, Lucy,...

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Review

    Monkey Trouble: Reeves Get a Crack at Famed Cinematic Simian Franchise It’s kind of wild to think how much cinematic mileage (now eight films and...

  • Tammy | Review

    Tammy Girl: Falcone’s Debut a Tepid Turkey Rex Reed might have been better served to save his wayward disparagements about the cinematic talents of Melissa...

  • Jersey Boys | Review

    Jersey Show: Eastwood Plays It Safe with Broadway Adaptation While it earns a great deal of credibility due to the retention of several notable cast...

  • Criterion Collection: All that Heaven Allows | Blu-ray Review

    As Laura Mulvey’s essay, “An Articulate Screen” contends, 1955’s All That Heaven Allows was “just another critically unnoticed Hollywood genre product,” the attempt for a...

  • Edge of Tomorrow | Review

    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Liman’s Simple Sci-Fi is Lean Entertainment Considerable praise is in order for director Doug Liman and a trio of screenwriters...

  • The Fault in Our Stars | Review

    Never Having to Say You’re Sorry: Boone’s Adaptation Jerks Your Tears Director Josh Boone adapts John Green’s popular 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars...

  • Maleficent | Review

    Moralificent: Stromberg’s Debut Gets a Dastard Disney Straitjacket Anticipation has been extremely high for Disney’s live action dedication to one of their most enjoyably memorable...

  • Chef | Review

    Mostly Favreau: Actor/Director’s Return to Indie Scene a Pleasant Surprise A thinly veiled allegory for Jon Favreau’s own career, whether he consciously means it to...

  • Hollywood is a Slave to Fukunaga; Hot Helmer Adds Sony’s “The Black Count” to Future Slate

    Take a filmmaker that has easily become tinseltown’s hottest commodity with a hit television series (see True Detective) and Hollywood comes calling. To some degree...

  • The Other Woman | Review

    Birds of a Feather: Cassavetes’ Brings Generic Chops to Predictable Comedy Long before the inevitable denouement of the vainglorious adulterer catalyzing the female frenzied revenge...

  • Transcendence | Review

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes: Pfister’s Debut Oversteps Limited Reach Hopes were perhaps set a bit too high for the directorial debut of Wally Pfister,...

  • Draft Day | Review

    Final Draft: Reitman’s By the Numbers Sports Drama Director Ivan Reitman leaves behind the realm of rom-com for a masculine about-face with the football drama,...

  • Noah | Review

    Wrath of a Titan: D’aronofsky’s Demilled Egg Four years after his critically lauded Black Swan, a work of finesse made despite budgetary limitations from Darren...

  • Sabotage | Review

    Treacherous Uncoupling: Ayer’s Latest May is Fun, Brutally Violent Nonsense Okay, so, if you can keep in mind that the outcome of its tizzied, conventional...

  • Divergent | Review

    Dissatisfaction: Burger Launches the Next YA Dystopia to Unwieldy Lengths Director Neil Burger joins genre courting/sci-fi alum Andrew Niccol’s dip into the abscessed pool of...

  • Need For Speed | Review

    On the Road Again: Waugh’s Woeful Film an Offending Lemon Leaving behind the galvanizing propaganda of his Navy SEALs plugged film debut, Act of Valor,...

  • Burden of Dreams; Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Befriends with “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl”

    Directing a popular television series has become, the new calling card currency for wannabe future feature filmmakers and American Horror Story‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is parlaying/transitioning...

  • 300: Rise of an Empire | Review

    Empire Strikes Back: Murro Piggy-back’s Off Snyder’s Initial Action Epic Though director Zach Snyder may not be returning for director duties of 300: Rise of...

  • Non-Stop | Review

    Murder on the Familiar Express: Collett-Serra’s Airborne Caper a Watchable Throwback Director Jaume Collet-Serra has jumped aboard the Liam Neeson renaissance train, reuniting with star...

  • Odd Thomas | Review

    Odd Man Out: Delayed Koontz Adaptation a Tone Deaf Misfire Filmed way back in 2011 and then delayed indefinitely in 2013 due to legal actions...

  • 3 Days to Kill | Review

    Days Go By: McG Can’t Find the Beat in Mottled Espionage Drama Now with a handful of brightly lit baubles of films to his name...

  • The Company You Keep | Review

    Return for Redford as Actor/Director in Heated Political Thriller Robert Redford, the actor, has been a staple of American pop culture for half a century,...