We've all heard it before. A parent thinks you're spending too much time with screens and launches into the same tired tirade: "nobody had a computer when I grew up" or "back in my day we used to make friends waiting around at a payphone."
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is a landmark combat thriller, unprecedented in cinematic scale and technique. The film invokes powerful emotions creating an atmosphere where viewers unconditionally commensurate with the brave heroines' profound story. Nolan's masterpiece recounts the intense and imperative evacuation of Dunkirk from three different perspectives: The mole (the beachhead), sea, and air.
Oh, if only. After over 30 years of writing the mystical, mysterious Dark Tower series, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King's magnum opus has finally made its way to the big screen- only to disappoint viewers. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, The Dark Tower, which should have inspired both avid book enthusiasts and action-oriented moviegoers alike, instead leaves audiences sadly wondering about what could have been.
Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me" is back with Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), in another package deal with elements that both children and adults can enjoy. Central themes of familial trust and self-identity, along with childish humor, make "Despicable Me 3" a worthwhile watch.
This year's Oscars features a number of powerful films, and it's hard to know exactly who is going to snatch up that award. We may not be film experts, but we sure do watch a lot of movies!
Each week on the SCOback Movie of the Week, we'll feature and review one must-watch throwback film. Stay up to date with the selected film every week to be immersed in some awesome old movies.
Hidden Figures, the story of three African American women that helped put the first man on the moon, is a powerful movie that shows the strength of many African Americans in the face of the adversity. It's a beautifully done, emotional movie that tells a story that everyone should know.
Will Smith fans may have been eager to hear that he would be acting in a new movie, Collateral Beauty. However, half an hour into the film and Collateral Beauty seemed like a never-ending story heading nowhere.Collateral Beauty is a modern-day "Christmas Carol" without the feeling of wanting to watch it over again.
J.K. Rowling has done it again with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.This cinematically breathtaking film has impressive special effects, a consistently visually appealing color scheme, imaginatively detailed beasts and a multitude of magical landscapes.
The Disney princess franchise hits the mark again with "Moana", the story of a chief's daughter (not a princess), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), who takes an adventure on the sea with the company of a shape-shifting demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and an irritating but lovably dim witted rooster to save the world from complete ecological destruction (pretty standard, as Disney films go). Though the plot may drag a little, "Moana" is a heartfelt and exciting movie for all.
Doctor Strange takes the very familiar story line of foolish pride, followed by the inevitable action that brings his success to a sad end, that you don't have to know the Dr. Strange comics to be able to figure out. However, this film provides enough mind-bending effects, humor, and good acting to keep this movie fresh in a time of formulaic, "tried and true" superhero movies.
With October 31 lurking just around the corner, it is now time to prepare for my favorite holiday. Although decorating houses, carving pumpkins, following people around at night dressed like a clown and choosing which candy to give out are all fun, the best activity is a Halloween movie marathon.
Despite a talented cast and a compelling premise, The Infiltrator is an overall let-down. With too little exposition and too many moving parts, the movie is difficult to follow. A strong lead performance by Bryan Cranston, who plays undercover agent Robert Mazur, is not enough to overcome the vague plot and the many seemingly repetitive scenes.
With heart-stopping suspense and an intriguing climax, "The Shallows" brings many beachgoers' fear of sharks alive. The survival film includes many action-packed moments and is a modern-day 'Jaws,' woman versus nature (in the form of a gargantuan great white shark) thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its riveting plot and detailed graphics.
Announced in 2013, Finding Dory truly lived up to the high expectations set by the well-lovedFinding Nemo, with central themes of familial love and never giving up. Childish humor, suspenseful moments and tear-jerking scenes make this movie a must see for audiences young and old.
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