Enemy (2014)

Released: March 14, 2014. Directed by: Denis Villeneuve. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Mélanie Laurent. Runtime: 90 min. You should really see Enemy with a friend. At least do yourself a favour and have a designated discussion partner to talk about the film. If you think too hard and try to figure out this puzzle [...]

Brick Mansions (2014)

Released: April 25, 2014. Directed by: Camille Delamarre. Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA. Runtime: 90 min. If you see Brick Mansions, remove logic from your list of expectations. You might be giving this film a chance for its action. Hopefully the poster doesn't convince you to see this, because it's kind-of awful. Instead of [...]

Oculus (2014)

Released: April 11, 2014. Directed by: Mike Flanagan. Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackoff. Runtime: 105 min. Oculus is a film directed by Mike Flanagan, partly based on his own 2006 short movie called Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan, an idea that sprouted into something more complex seven years later. [...]

Box Office Predictions April 25-27: Brick Mansions, The Quiet Ones and The Other Woman

Quirky title that was too long for a headline: The wife didn't find out about The Other Woman until he took her to one of their many Brick Mansions. It took the wife awhile to find out because he only screws The Quiet Ones. Brick Mansions comes to theatres this weekend, an action thriller that is one of [...]

Transcendence (2014)

Released: April 18, 2014. Directed by: Wally Pfister. Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany. Runtime: 119 min. Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, uses the character of Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) to introduce an interesting concept. Transcendence is the idea of an artificial intelligence that would be smarter than any person to ever live, transcending the ability of the human mind. It [...]

Draft Day (2014)

Released: April 11, 2014. Directed by: Ivan Reitman. Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Patrick St. Esprit. Runtime: 109 min. Kevin Costner stars in Draft Day, the NFL's answer to Moneyball. He portrays fictional General Manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny Weaver Jr., as he goes through the motions of a generic, off-the-field sports drama. The [...]

Box Office Predictions April 18-20: Transcendent Bears are in a Haunted House in Heaven… For Real

Are my titles stupid or clever? Maybe they're funny because they're stupid. Anyway, onto the brief article. I've found it hard to write these because sometimes I like to save discussions of the film (like what I thought it might be like) for my reviews. I find it's easier to write introductions that way, when [...]

Aftershock (2013)

Released: May 10, 2013. Directed by: Nicolás López. Starring: Eli Roth, Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez. Runtime: 89 min. Aftershock is a Spanish-American film directed and co-written by Nicolás López, written with Guillermo Amoedo and Eli Roth. I'm curious to know which writers handled which aspect of the film. The movie is a disaster flick, a commentary on the ugliness [...]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Released: April 4, 2014. Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo. Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson. Runtime: 136 min. The superhero niche genre isn't my favourite. My expectations for them aren't usually major, unless they're X-Men or Batman movies. Sometimes there is an exception, and that comes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, [...]