Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Unless you’ve found yourself hanging from a wampa’s cave for the most part of the year 2015, you’ve probably noticed the tremendous hype Disney and the fans themselves built over Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Incremental release of movie set and script tidbits, a Comic-Con Star Wars concert, and cosplays, and exhibits, and toys, and…

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

 A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. With that opening crawl, perhaps the most famous one in film history, one is introduced to the first film of the Star Wars Saga. It has become one of the most beloved franchises in film history and not to mention a property that’s worth more…

Star Wars: The Prequels

It is no secret that there has been and perhaps always will be hate and anger, enough to turn anyone to the dark side, directed at the Star Wars prequels. Now, it’s only a couple of days away from the nationwide release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so we thought why not open…

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

At one point in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the brainwashed, still suffering Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) tells the mockingjay Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence): “Our lives were never ours, they belong to Snow and our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss, all those deaths, they mean something.” This is the fourth and…

Rewind Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

I have never been a fan of musicals. It’s the one genre in the realm of film that has more chance of disappointing me than not. Thus, when almost everyone in my group seemed entranced when we were watching Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Miserables (2012), I was quietly squirming in my seat wondering when…

Review: The Martian (2015)

I never would have guessed that I’d have a rollicking good time watching a movie about a man left for dead on Mars. Space Opera Lite is what I would call Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015). And I mean that in the best way possible. NASA astronaut Mark Watney is left stranded on Mars after he…

Heroes Reborn Coming (Very) Soon!

Do you remember Heroes? The series which started back in 2006? I was once a fan of that television series. Well, for the first season at least. I got hooked at once by the concept of ordinary people having super powers. Heroes with abilities, but without costumes and codenames. I remember how I waited every…

Rewind Review: Brazil (1985)

Having been previously familiar with Terry Gilliam’s work, I thought I knew what I was getting into with Brazil (1985). But it turns out, anything involving Terry Gilliam is always bound to take me out of my depth. Brazil (1985) is Gilliam’s fantastical vision of a post-apocalyptic future ruled by an inefficient but powerful bureaucratic…