Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Released: March 31, 2017. Directed by: Niki Caro. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh. Runtime: 2h 4 min. The WWII era makes for some fascinating films. I sometimes like them more when they have different perspectives or depict main conflicts other than with the German Reich. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the former, offering a [...]

Lawless (2012)

Lawless Release Date: August 29, 2012 Director: John Hillcoat Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce Runtime: 116 min Tagline: When the law became corrupt, outlaws became heroes. Lawless is probably the most fun you'll have not understanding half the words that come out of the actors' mouths. They don't exactly master Southern accents; especially, [...]

The Help (2011)

Released: August 10, 2011. Director: Tate Taylor. Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer. Runtime: 146 min. Did you know? Director Tate Taylor and the author of the book, Kathryn Stockett, were childhood friends in Jackson, Mississippi. Plot: An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the [...]

Mama (2013)

Mama Release Date: January 18, 2013 Director: Andrés Muschietti Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier Runtime: 100 min Tagline: A mother's love is forever In this modern age, it is very difficult for horror films to be original. There is so little ground that has not already been stepped on. This is exactly one [...]

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Did you know? "00 dark 30" in military terms means an unspecified time in the early morning hours usually when it is still dark outside, usually said as "oh dark thirty" (according to its IMDb trivia page). Zero Dark Thirty Release Date: January 13, 2012 (wide release) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Kyle [...]

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Release Date: June 8, 2012 Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon Stars: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock Runtime: 93 min Tagline: Six years ago, they disappeared without a trace. Next summer, they finally resurface After Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman [...]

Take Shelter (2011) Review

Take Shelter  Release Date: November 10, 2011 Director: Jeff Nichols Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham Runtime: 120 min Curtis (Michael Shannon) is a loving father and husband, who works as a construction worker. At the age of thirty-five, he begins experiencing horrible dreams and frightening hallucinations. He automatically assumes he has a mental [...]