REVIEW: Dueling forces at the heart of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ threaten to tear the franchise apart

FilmGamer: @Serious_George Director: Gareth Edwards Writer: Gary Whitta, John Knoll, (story by) Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy (re-writes) (based on characters created by George Lucas) Produced by: A crapload of people Music By: Michael Giacchino (Star Trek) Cinematography: Greig Fraser Film Editing; John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez Olssen Running Time: 132 minutes Budget: $200 million dollars…

Hollywood Misuse of Trailer Card Captions

There is a small unaddressed issue in movie trailers for as many as they have. Many use the Title Card captions incorrectly, failing to capitalize or use name recognition. Often trailer editors use the same film as a marker of success too often thinking they can fool the audience with the same film every time…

The Second Showing ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

Neighbors 1 is one of the funniest movies I have seen in recent years. It had something to say while being funny, it was well paced, great memorable characters and a surprise star vehicle for Zac Efron. The sequel has a lot of that same stuff as its predecessor, it’s still funny though not as quite,…

Deja Vu ‘The Nice Guys’: Review

Bias: I’ve seen the directors previous films, I was slightly tired going into the theatre, I saw the positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but saw it opening night to avoid fellow audience hype. There is a side-bit in The Nice Guys that nicely sums up the entire movie. Jackson Healy played by a heavyset Russell Crowe recalls…

Civil War is a better Avengers sequel than a Captain America follow-up

I predict with a continuing trend of uber-franchises and mega-sequels we will also see the emergence of co-directors. Joe and Anthony Russo who cut their teeth on ensemble tv-shows like Arrested Development and Community made their big screen debut with the superb Captain America: Winter Soldier. It’s sequel does what Joss Whedon struggled to do…

The Efficient Procedural; Prisoners Review

Director: Dennis Villeneuve (Incendies, Polytechnique) Writer: Aaron Guzkowski (Contraband) Cinematographer: Roger Deakins (Skyfall) Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Production Budget: $46 million Release Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013 Running Time: 2 hours and 26 minutes Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo Plot: Two children go missing…

Current and Timeless; ‘The Spectacular Now’ Review

Director: James Ponsoldt Writers:  Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber Budget: $2.5 million dollars Running Time: 95 minutes Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bob Odenkirk, Kyle Chandler The Spectacular Now is the best movie I’ve seen this week. And saying that in comparison to Prisoners last Saturday followed by Fruitvale Station on Wednesday as a critic…

Ughlysium

I am going to say a few unfair things in this short-personal spoiler free review and do something I hate; compare two seperate movies. Here’s the consensus of Neill Blomkamp’s last film District 9 via Rotten Tomatoes; “Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining…

The Black List 2012

Those on The Black List are the most talked about unproduced movie scripts in hollywood. And here it is for 2012!