20th Century FOX released their new action/adventure/thriller film, “The Maze Runner,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was highly entertaining and suspenseful as hell. I really dug the plotline too as it was very intriguing. The movie stars: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter.
In the new flick, character Thomas, shows up in a rusty elevator called The Box, and is greeted by other boys in a grassy clearing called the Glade, which is surrounded by tall, gray walls that enclose off the entrance to the maze. Thomas is unable to remember anything about himself, but Alby, the leader of the Glade, tells him that it’s happened to everyone and that his name will come to him soon. Thomas is very curious about the maze, but is warned not to enter as no one has ever survived the maze throughout the night.
However, they do have runners that run the maze during the day, Read more »
20th Century FOX released their new action/adventure/thriller film, “The Maze Runner,” into theaters yesterday, September 18th and the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that only about half of them liked it with an overall 56 score out of a possible 100 across 28 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Bill Zwecker from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score, saying: “Beyond the visuals, what makes The Maze Runner so compelling is its attention-grabbing storyline.”
Ethan Gilsdorf over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Using a refreshingly gentle FX touch, Ball has successfully transposed the decaying, Read more »
According to a new report from Comicbookmovie.com, some new, possible groundbreaking, filming details have been revealed for the upcoming “Avatar” 2,3 & 4 films that are currently planned for some point in the future. It turns out that visual effects legend, Douglas Trumbull, told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s currently met up with Avatar producer, John Landau, to discuss shooting Avatar in 120 frames-per-second, which is well above the standard 24 frames-per-second.
It turns out that since movies are shot digitally these days, it is very possible to shoot them at 120 frames-per-second. Douglas said: “I know that Cameron admired Showscan Trumbull’s earlier invention of a large-format high-frame rate projection system and that he is a huge advocate of high frame rates HFRs. The use of HFRs for Avatar would be very appropriate and very successful. Read more »
Screen Gems (Sony) released their new thriller flick, “No Good Deed” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was terrific, serving up major suspense, thrills, drama and more. It was way better than I thought it would be. It stars: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, and Henry Simmons.
In the new flick, psycho character, Collin (Idris Elba), gets out of prison and kills his hot girlfriend (Kate del Castillo) for cheating on him while he was locked up. From there, Collin eventually makes his way to a stranger’s house, posing as a guy who just got in an accident and just needs to use the phone to call a tow truck.
The stranger’s house just happens to belong to a woman named Terri (Taraji P. Henson), and we soon learn that Terri’s husband is the guy that Collin’s girlfriend cheated with. Ahh, it’s starting to become clear. Anyways, the movie turns out to be a huge plot cooked up by Collin to get revenge on the guy who was banging his girlfriend while he was in prison. Read more »
Screen Gems (Sony) released their new thriller film, “No Good Deed,” into theaters this past Thursday, September 11th, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that this film came far from resonating with them as most of them damn near hated it with an overall 27 score out of a possible 100 over at the Metacritic.com site.
The movie stars: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo and Henry Simmons. We posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Lindsey Bahr from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 50 score, saying: “There’s an intriguing premise buried in there that could have resulted in a smart look inside the mind of a malignant narcissist (which, the movie reminds us over and over again, was Jeffrey Dahmer’s diagnosis too).” Read more »
According to a new report from TMZ, former X-Factor contestant and future G.R.L. (Reboot of the Pussycat Dolls) star, Simone Battle (left), unfortunately past away this past Friday morning, September 5th, from what is now speculated to be a possible hanging suicide!
They claim, Simone was found dead in her Los Angeles,CA home. She was just 25 years old. Simone had previously made it to the Top 17 on X-Factor, and had just signed a deal to be apart of the new G.R.L. group that is being managed by Robin Antin and company. The L.A. County Cororner’s Office told them, Simone’s autopsy has not been completed yet, so nothing has been ruled out as cause of death. Read more »
According to a new report from CNN, the great comedian/actress, Joan Rivers, sadly past away earlier today, September 4th, 2014 at approximately 1:17pm in a New York City hospital at the age of 81. She had suffered a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers gave a statement, saying: “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends.”
Joan’s funeral has already been scheduled for Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Details, including the time and if the public will be allowed to attend, are not yet known. Joan had been on life support at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai hospital, where she was taken after she stopped breathing at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic last Thursday. Read more »
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released their new psychological thriller flick, “As Above So Below” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews from the top movie critics are in. It turned out not to go over well with them for the most part, getting only an overall 36 score out of a possible 100 across 17 reviews at metacritic.com. The movie stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Jordan Hoffman at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: “One of the world’s top disturbing tourist attractions is now finally getting the spooky film it deserves.”
Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “It all makes for clumsy-fun escapism, not bad as end-of-summer chillers go.” Mark Jenkins at the Washington Post, gave it a 37, saying: “As Above, So Below is inherently absurd, but it would be somewhat less so had it fully committed to just one of its ridiculous premises.” Read more »
Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company) released their new action/crime/drama film, “Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For” into theaters yesterday, August 21st, and the top movie critics have delivered all their reviews. It turned out to be a mixed bag across the board, getting an overall 44 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews at the metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach and Jude Ciccolella. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Read more »
The Weinstein Company released their new drama/sci-fi flick, “The Giver” into theaters this weekend. i just checked it out and thought it was just ok. The plotline was a little too strange for my taste, but I thought it had a decent ending with lots of suspense, action and more. It stars: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift.
The movie is set in a utopian society in 2048 AD. After a big war, “the community” decided to get rid of colors, therefore different races and feelings, such as love and anger, because they felt that they only caused conflict. In their community, everything is about sameness, thus there is no money or social status. Everyone owns the same things, and everyone lives in a same sized house. Read more »