Star Trek Into Darkness is the direct sequel to 2009′s Star Trek and a continuation of a science fiction franchise that’s been around for almost 50 years. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch, the film follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as the chase down a terrorist who attacks what the crew holds most dear. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
Everyone in high school English at one point has to read The Great Gatsby but it has never been given a definitive film adaptation. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the title character, with Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke joining him in Baz Luhrmann’s fantastical 1920′s New York. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
The first sequel to last year’s mega blockbuster The Avengers is finally here with Iron Man 3. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and Ben Kingsley, this film follows Tony Stark as he tries to come to terms with his life after the events of The Avengers, while a new threat targets what he cares about most. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
Baseball season began about a month ago and with that, 42, a movie telling the story of one of the games greatest players. Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson, the first player to break the colour barrier in major league baseball. Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Andre Holland also star in the film that examines the struggles Robinson went through to make the pros. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
Oblivion brings Tom Cruise back to the forefront of science fiction front in an original film from Joesph Kosinski. Starring Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo, the film follows a man who has to fix droids that defend the Earth in the aftermath of a nuclear war. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
The world lost an amazing film critic today when Roger Ebert passed away at age 70. He had struggled with cancer for many years but worked as a critic for many more, 46 in total for the Chicago Suns-Times. When cancer took his jaw and ability to speak in 2006, he refused to slow down and used the internet to continue to communicate. His twitter account has over 800,000 followers and his website gets millions of clicks every day.
Everyone loves the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, but Sam Raimi has created a film that shows how the wizard got to Oz. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff, this extremely colourful story prequel to the Wizard of Oz is perfect for the whole family. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
There is something special about the Academy Awards. The glitz and glamour of the event, along with the history of the medium, make each Oscar ceremony stand out. For the first time since I started following the award circuit in 2009, I was able to see all the Best Picture nominees before the big day. And for the first time I reviewed the films on this site and can now make sound predictions. Read on to see who I think will take home Oscar tonight.
Life of Pi is a book that many people considered to be unfilmable, but legendary director Ang Lee has pulled it off. The story follows an Indian boy who is trapped on a life boat with a tiger in the middle of the ocean. It stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Rafe Spall as well as some amazing CGI animals. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review. Continue reading
Katheryn Bigelow’s follow up to her Best Picture-winning The Hurt Locker is another modern war film, Zero Dark Thirty (ZD30). And she tops that movie in every way. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt, ZD30 attempts to recreate the US government’s 12 year hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Watch the trailer then read my review after the jump.