Merc with a mouth: Marvel movie makes mark at box office

Breaking box office records for an R rated movie by earning over $132 million on opening weekend, the friendly neighborhood anti-hero Deadpool made his Marvel movie debut on Valentine’s Day weekend. Crashing his way onto movie screens and into audience member’s hearts, the walking ball of sarcasm and spite made history for being the first R rated movie provided by Marvel.

Second is the first loser: Movie sequels fail to capture spirit of originals, few worth watching

The parking lot is full at a local movie theater and lines of people decked in various merchandise stretch around the building, everyone waiting for the same thing: tickets for the newest addition to an acclaimed film series. Millions of dollars were spent on the movie and millions were gained back from the overall franchise of the film. Now, the writers are scrambling to try and search for suitable material to create the shameful sequel. Even when there is no material to base a good story off of, the film companies still crank out more films (no matter how terrible) if it means they will get more money. And we, as dedicated movie-goers, must suffer through the terrible sequels, remakes, and spin-offs that are spit out by film companies.

Gravity pulls moviegoers to theaters

Ever since childhood, the night sky has fascinated me. I have always found the planets, stars, galaxies, and vastness of outer space to be a mystery. Recently, I saw a preview for Gravity at the movies, and I knew I had to see it. Although it turned out to be a good movie, it was different from what I expected.

Thrills, chills, and shrills: Fear provides weird twist on entertainment

The blood, the screams, and the killings are all aspects of scary movies that churn our stomachs and shake us to our core. Scary movies have long been part of popular culture and they have drawn in people with their horror-based storylines. While not everyone enjoys this kind of entertainment, there are some people that think the more realistic, the better. Movies with vivid pictures of chopped up bodies or realistic storylines help create an atmosphere of fear. It allows people to experience the thrill of danger without actually being in it. But why do people want this? Shouldn’t things that make people cringe be pushed away, especially if these things are plausible in the real world?

Harsh reality makes for powerful motion picture

42: the only retired number across the league in baseball belongs to a man who changed the entire game and sports in general.

The Call

What if you heard the sound of an intruder? What if you heard the cries of a victim? What if your mistake cost someone their life? These daunting questions were asked in the movie trailer for the recently released film The Call.

Dreams transform into nightmares as expectations falter

I dreamed a dream that when one of the world’s most famous musicals came to the big screen, I would be blown away. I feel guilty for not loving the Golden Globe winning, critically acclaimed Les Miserables as much as everyone else, but it didn’t impress me much. Of course the cinematography and star studded cast were phenomenal, but for me, the story itself was problematic.

Sink your teeth into November

Be prepared to purchase tickets, grab some popcorn, and find a seat because the end of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is here. The final installment of the multi-billion dollar franchise will hit theaters nationwide Nov 16 and I plan on being one of the many in line for the midnight premiere.

Labyrinth puzzles viewers, music carries plot

Some musicals have pretty cheesy story lines but a strong soundtrack can make the movie bearable. The Labyrinth is an 80s movie that fits that description. It’s a great example of how the music can overshadow the story line.

The Dark Knight Ends: Casting, story line collide to create epic finale

The Batman trilogy has been one of the few movie series this year that has kept fans desperate for the next installment. The final one goes above and beyond what’s expected from a movie, mixing intrigue, suspense, and many, many explosions, that resulted in an astonishingly good conclusion to the saga.

Radcliffe’s new horror flick has no magic

After seeing the previews for Daniel Radcliffe’s newest film, I was anticipating how scary it would be. As a horror movie fanatic, I was excited and ready to be scared.

Movie portrays unique vantage point to French hierarchy

These are the famous words the frequently criticized last queen of France, Marie Antoinette. In history classes, we are simply taught that she was an ignorant and wasteful ruler with a poor understanding of the lives of commoners in France. What about her side of the story?

Star Wars continues to shine for new generations

Star Wars: some people love it, some hate it. There usually is no middle ground. I am one of those people who is madly in love with it, which is why, when I heard that the complete saga was going to be released on blu ray with 40 hours of unseen footage, I freaked out.

Paranormal Activity scares up big audience

Paranormal Activity 3 hit theaters October 21st as the third and last installment of the Paranormal Activity Series that debuted back in 2007.

High hopes for Breaking Dawn

Like the majority of books with film adaptations, Twilight doesn’t convey the same meaning in film form.

Don’t Be Afraid, it wasn’t that scary

Being a fan of horror movies, I was very excited to see the movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. I had seen many previews to the movie, and I was patiently waiting until the premiere, yet after seeing it, I was a little disappointed.

Glee movie off key: storyline detracts from music

Despite my love of the popular T.V. show, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie left me disappointed and yearning for the elements that make the sitcom great. As one of the biggest “gleeks” I know, I was pumped to hear Glee was coming to the big screen. I’ve been watching the show from the beginning, and […]

Deathly Hallows makes magic at the theatre

While some people were jumping into bed at 10PM, many others across the world were in their seats at a local theatre awaiting the end of an era. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, was released at midnight on July 15, 2011. The long awaited finale was expected to be big and thanks to many adoring fans it lived up to that prediction.

Adjusting to reality, Bureau reveals romance

When 2011 began, there was an expectation that new and better entertainment would come out. One of this year’s new releases, The Adjustment Bureau is a movie that can easily confuse, though it still has good features.

Modern twist on classic fairytale falls flat

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the tale of a girl in a red cloak who was to take a basket to her grandmother, but ended up being a nice snack for a hungry wolf. This year, a new and slightly twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood came out in theatres.

Green hornet stings box office with action thriller

The Green Hornet, one of the first blockbuster movies of 2011, arrived in theaters January 14 starring Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz.

Latest Potter movie awes audience

The long-awaited final installment of the Harry Potter series hit theaters on Nov. 19. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I continues to tell the story of the three young wizards our generation has come to know and love.

Crash course on best DVDs to buy this season

As more and more movies come out each week, I’ve noticed that they don’t compare to movies from the past. There are some movies that are really good, but most of them are a waste of time and money.

Paranormal Activity, for example, was a movie that got a lot of hype, but it just put me to sleep. If you want to go see a good movie, just rent one, because there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good ones in the theaters.

Classic cartoon captures Christmas spirit

Christmas is almost here, and that means presents, putting up the lovely Christmas tree, eating, and of course spending time with your family and friends. As Christmas comes closer and closer, the time for those classic Christmas movies to come on television is just around the corner.

Pretty Little Liars embody some Big Ugly Secrets

Pretty Little Liars, a best selling book by Sara Shepards, jumped to the small screen this year when it turned into a popular television series on ABC Family.

Hide ya kids, hide ya wife: zombies are coming

If you’re a big gamer, or just a nerd like me, chances are you’ve heard about “that one zombie movie” that came out in September. Yes, Resident Evil, the infamous video game turned movie hit the big screen with Resident Evil: Afterlife.