X-MEN Days of Future Past Review

A First Class, A Last Stand, A Wolverine Director: Bryan Singer Writer: Simon Kinberg Actors: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Halle Berry, Fan Bingbing, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, and Peter Dinklage Running Time: 132 Minutes Studio: 20th Century Fox Production Budget: 200 million dollars…

“Sight Unseen” – Godzilla Mini-Review

Director: Gareth Edwards Writer: Max Borenstein Actors: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche. David Strathairn, CJ Adams Producers: Legendary Pictures/ Warner Bros. & Thomas Tull Budget: $160 million Running Time: 123 minutes Review: I like the 1998 version of Godzilla because it was fun. I was 5 at the time it came out,…

“It’s On Again” – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Review and Analysis

DECONSTRUCTING THE MODERN BLOCKBUSTER Director: Marc Webb  Producer: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach Studio: Sony Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Sally Field, and Paul Giamatti Plot: The charm and villain from the first Spider-Man, the emotional resonance of Spider-Man 2, the excess of Spider-Man 3, with that comic book feel. Running…

“Are You Ready For A Show?” – Neighbors Review

Director: Nicholas Stoller  Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien Actors: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Studio: Universal Running time: 97 mins. Plotline: Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne) fear a toxic environment for their young child and strive to maintain their “cool”, when they suddenly have to…