“Lazer Team” may not be a record-breaking film making national headlines, nor does it have the greatest plot development, but it definitely exceeds the expectations of an independent B-movie, by combining science-fiction and comedy, to provide a fresh look at both genres while treating Rooster Teeth fans to the company’s first full-length movie.
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“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is a fun, action-packed summer blockbuster that fails to surpass its predecessor or live up to fans’ expectations.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” pairs action-packed scenes with witty remarks from the world’s mightiest super heroes, making it a tremendously satisfying sequel.
“The Duff” is a charming teen comedy based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, featuring Mae Whitman (“Arrested Development,” “Parenthood”) as the main character, Bianca.
“The Hunting Ground,” directed by Kirby Dick, is a documentary that opens with videos of high school seniors excitedly opening their acceptance letters to universities. Screams and shouts of joy are soon paired with videos of move-in days and administrative speeches at convocation ceremonies.
“John Wick” is an action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a former hit man whose name induces fear to all those involved in crime in New York City.
With masterful cinematography, sharp dialogue and a lot of heart behind the blackness, “Birdman” or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a dark, daring and entertaining ride to kick off the much anticipated Oscar season.
Warner Bros. has re-invented the meaning of an animated movie with its new film “The Lego Movie,” by capturing the attention of children and adults with innocent, yet satirical comedy, which hit the box office Feb. 9.
Julian Fellowes has brought back William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the big screen, with Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet Capulet and Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague, and set it back to its original 16th century form– away from its last film adaptation, Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary “Romeo + Juliet.”
Fans of Yann Martel’s “The Life of Pi” will rejoice when watching director Ang Lee’s film adaptation, applauding the film for not being just another one of those novel-turned-Hollywood sell-outs.