The conclusion to the Hangover trilogy is finally here and it breaks the formula the first two movies set. Starring Bradley Cooper, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis, the story follows our three heroes as they try to track down the insane Chang. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
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.
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.
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.
Amour hasn’t seen wide release in North America, but this French film swept through Cannes and is now nominated for Best Picture. I caught it at a TIFF screening and can safely report that it deserves all of its nominations. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, the film follows an elderly couple as they cope with life just before death. Watch the trailer after the jump then read my review.
Argo has been one of the most successful movies of 2012 and after finally seeing it for myself, I know why. Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber and Bryan Crantson, the movie tells the true story of the outrageous plan the CIA used to rescue six Americans from Iran in 1979. Affleck also directs and he has crafted an amazing thriller that stays true to the source, while still being a funny and exciting movie. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.