Following the footsteps of The Hunger Games and Divergent, The Maze Runner joins the ranks of the dystopian YA mega-franchise schlock with it’s second film, The Scorch Trials. As is the standard for such franchises, The Scorch Trials promises to be bigger and better, yet it fails on almost all fronts in such spectacular fashion. Wrought with incredibly bland, cliche, […]
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This is going to be an exciting revisiting experiment. Like most others, I was not a fan of the pointless snoozefest that was the 2013 remake of Carrie. Now is the time to go back and see if the other two post-De Palma Carrie efforts were any better. Scream Factory is putting out a Double […]
The East is a low-budget thriller about espionage and eco-terrorism. It comes from writer/director Zal Batmanglij and co-writer/star Brit Marling, who previously collaborated together on 2012’s The Sound of My Voice. With that film, along with 2011’s Another Earth, I have been quite impressed with Marling’s work in features thus far, and The East continues […]
Get it? Blu-ray earns an easy A? I know. Stupid! Of course Blu-ray earns an easy A! Duh! Well anyway, what do we have here? This one is really for all the Amanda Bynes fans out there. Now why can’t I say that with a straight face? LOL. Okay, seriously. Emma Stone stars in the […]
Easy A is a high school comedy that tries to be a fun, modern take on The Scarlett Letter. It features Emma Stone in the lead role, basically working to establish her as a leading star. While the film is essentially a chick flick, it seems to have aspirations to push in some satirical elements […]
Easy A is one of those films where let’s face it, if it were not for my wife wanting to see this, I think I could have come up with better ways to spend a free Thursday evening. But as a critic, it’s your job to subject yourself to torture and to prevent the average […]