The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Released: August 21, 2013. Directed by: Harald Zwart. Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan. Runtime: 130 min. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is a bad, silly and largely unoriginal young adult adaptation. It takes components from many other young adult novels - classic love triangle, vampires, a bunch of mythical creatures, and [...]

Son of God (2014)

Released: February 28, 2014. Directed by: Christopher Spencer. Starring: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp. Runtime: 138 min. "Son of God" is one of those films where one's personal enjoyment is determined by their faith. That's because this film depicts the life story of Jesus Christ, from his birth, to his teachings, to his [...]

Non-Stop (2014)

Released: February 28, 2014. Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy. Runtime: 106 min. As a film filled with enough red herrings to keep you guessing the whole way through, "Non-Stop" works as an effective mystery. It proposes the idea of what would happen if a trusted figure of authority turned [...]

The Book Thief (2013)

Released: November 27, 2013. Directed by: Brian Percival. Starring:  Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Runtime: 131 min. "The Book Thief" follows a curious German twelve year-old named Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) during one of the most interesting time periods in history: the second World War, and a few years prior to it. Newly adopted by [...]

The Nut Job (2014)

Released: January 17, 2014. Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis. Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson. Runtime: 85 min. Apparently, it takes three writers, two to write the screenplay and one to think of the story, to write a really bad animated movie tailored mostly for the kids' enjoyment. There's three mildly amusing laughs, but that's [...]