Amma Asante‘s Belle is cut from the same cloth as female-centric period dramas like The Duchess and Pride And Prejudice. Based on the true story of an 18th century biracial woman named Dido Elizabeth Belle, the film tells her story of growing up in British aristocracy. Though this type of genre film usually juggles topics of female empowerment, dowries and […]


In the tradition of many flawed but fascinating science fiction films, Transcendence tries to be about ideas, but also has to build a story around them. In that way it’s imperfect, but if you’re in the mood there’s a lot of great ideas to chew on, and some good, creepy portrayals of future tech. Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall star in […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

After nearly 15 years, director Bryan Singer has delivered the X-Men film we all deserve. X-Men: Days of Future Past is an epic helping of special effects, action and intensity. It’s easily one of the best films of the summer, if not the year. Singer and the cast led by Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender make this trip to the past a […]


Angelina Jolie becomes Maleficent’s incarnate in Disney’s latest live-action venture. There’s still a curse, but a new backstory for the modern age in this week’s release. The Players: Director: Robert Stromberg Writer: Linda Woolverton Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Leslie Manville Music: James Newton Howard Cinematography: Dean Semler Plot: When Maleficent (Jolie) […]

Million Dollar Arm

Some movies make you think “this just isn’t for me” and Million Dollar Arm is a film that seems made more for people who fantasize about taming Don Draper than anyone who loves film. This formulaic love story masquerading as a sports picture (likely to get that four quadrant appeal) may find an audience, but that doesn’t […]


Oculus: Movie Review   Oculus is Blumhouse‘s latest horror flick to hit the screens and introduces a haunted mirror as the next thing to be scared of after Paranormal Activity’s Toby and Insidious’ The Further. Karen Gillanand Brenton Thwaites play a pair of siblings who are on a quest to stop that terror. The Players Director:  Mike Flanagan Writers: Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard (Based on […]


Sorry Spidey and Cap, you gotta step down because GODZILLA is set to pulverize everything in its way. Warner Bros unleashes this monster and director Gareth Edwards provides the world’s most famous creature with the film that is poised to be the new blockbuster Kaiju standard. The Players: Director: Gareth Edwards Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story) Stars: Godzilla, Aaron […]