Tagged: Movie Review


"Last Christmas" is a holiday gift for all

By Vivian Li | Nov. 11, 2019, 3:37 p.m. | In Movies »

For rom-com fanatics, this holiday movie deserves a spot on the bucket list


"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a shower of boredom

By Vivian Li | Aug. 13, 2019, 9:50 a.m. | In Movies »

The movie's narration by a dog falls short of successful


"Brian Banks" is worth the bank

By Billy Scott | Aug. 12, 2019, 1:25 p.m. | In Movies »

Tom Shadyac's directing causes a rollercoaster of emotions


Spider-Man: Far From Home(coming)

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | July 11, 2019, 12:25 a.m. | In Movies »

The latest Marvel film is a shaky kickoff to a new era


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By | July 11, 2019, 12:23 a.m. | In Movies »

Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place across major cities in Europe.


"Coco" brings vibrant color and life to the land of the dead

By Mahnaz Habib | Dec. 11, 2017, 1:43 p.m. | In Movies »

Pixar and Disney have taken us into outer space with "WALL-E", inside our mind with "Inside Out", and under the ocean with "Finding Dory," but "Coco" enters into a world that we've never seen before.


The Miracle of "Dunkirk"

By Eric Feigen | Sept. 28, 2017, 2:59 p.m. | In Movies »

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.


The Dark Tower Falls (Short of Expectations)

By Reethi Padmanabhan | Aug. 26, 2017, 8:40 p.m. | In Movies »

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.


"Despicable Me 3": a tale of despicable villainy and loving family

By Nobline Yoo | July 17, 2017, 8:35 p.m. | In Movies »

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.


The woman who left everyone wonderstruck

By Mahnaz Habib | July 17, 2017, 2:14 p.m. | In Movies »


"Moana" makes waves

By Sandeep David | Nov. 27, 2016, 2:12 p.m. | In Movies »

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.


"World War Z:" a New Type of War

By Rohan Oprisko | June 23, 2013, midnight | In Movies »

Despite the previews demonstrating only signs of mass violence and destruction, the $200 million dollar apocalyptic blockbuster "World War Z" is not only action-packed but also touches base with many current issues such as global warming, the spreading of diseases and geopolitical conflicts. Similar to other popular zombie flicks, the film focuses on society's struggle to stay alive and the steps that are taken to ensure the survival of humankind. However, unlike other common blockbusters, there were not a force of evil or grand battles to end the film, just a general problem and a search for a solution.


"Dark Skies" for the horror genre

By Melissa Arias Caroline Gabriel | Feb. 26, 2013, 12:08 a.m. | In Movies »

The creators of "Dark Skies" were most likely in the dark when directing this movie. The storyline was predictably unoriginal, the villainous creatures were underdeveloped and the actors were not believable. Overall, what could be taken from this "horror"ible excuse of a movie is that if you're experiencing random breaks in, being possessed, and getting random nosebleeds… it's probably aliens.


"Skyfall": James Bond is back

By Jack Estrin | Nov. 13, 2012, midnight | In Movies »

Agent 007 is back in action, this time with the reputation of MI6 at stake. Directed by Sam Mendes, "Skyfall" is one of the best James Bond films to date, with high octane motor chases, witty dialogue and a very satisfying plot twist that will excite most fans.


Ralph did not "Wreck-it"

By Caroline Gabriel | Nov. 5, 2012, 11:11 a.m. | In Movies »

"Wreck-it Ralph" has a refreshingly unique story line that takes video games to a whole new level.


Paranormal Activity on the verge of becoming normal activity

By Lily Gates Richard Chen | Oct. 25, 2012, 3:03 p.m. | In Movies »

Just when you thought the series was over, there still remain unanswered questions and more confusion.


All "Perks," no problems

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 1, 2012, 8:12 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" transforms you from a wallflower into one of the "misfit toys" that befriend Charlie (Logan Lerman) in this different, darker take on the classic coming-of-age story.


"The Apparition" makes fleeting impact

By Lily Gates | Aug. 27, 2012, 3:25 a.m. | In Movies »

Although Tom Felton is in "The Apparition," you'll wish you had a portkey from "Harry Potter" so you can apparate away from this terrible movie.


"The Expendables 2" is spent

By Emma Yeager | Aug. 21, 2012, 10:28 a.m. | In Movies »

Though "The Expendables 2" appears to have it all – an all-star cast and a big budget for explosions – the movie succumbs to the run-of-the-mill with dull one-liners and an out-dated plot.


"Legacy" lives up to predecessors

By Sam Lewando | Aug. 13, 2012, 10:24 p.m. | In Movies »

Despite taking on a larger role in the "Bourne" franchise, director and writer Tony Gilroy, who also co-wrote the first three films, manages to create a very cohesive storyline that bridges the five-year gap from the original "Bourne" trilogy very well. "The Bourne Legacy" serves as not just an extension of Jason Bourne's story, but also offers a different perspective on the contents of the trilogy.


Much to like about "People Like Us"

By Grace Hill | July 8, 2012, 1:08 a.m. | In Movies »

DreamWorks Studios produced the drama "People Like Us" on a relatively small scale, with a budget of only 16 million dollars, and in some ways it feels like an indie movie. Despite its convoluted storyline and star-studded cast, the movie has realistic characters with complex personalities and expressed a heartfelt message about family relationships.


"Rock of Ages" fails to rock

By Melissa Arias | June 21, 2012, 1:52 a.m. | In Movies »

With random outbursts of old rock songs and a disarray of unclear storylines, there is not a defined plot in "Rock of Ages," but the theme, however, of true love and immortalizing rock music is actually inspirational.


"Hangover Part II": Two times the insanity

By Eli Schwadron | May 30, 2011, 9:34 a.m. | In Movies »

Fans of the hit comedy "The Hangover" raced to theaters on Thursday to see the highly anticipated sequel, which doesn't fail to produce pure comedic genius.


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