“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” places dark spin on classic Disney story

By |2019-11-01T23:32:51-07:00November 1st, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV, Reviews|

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” hit theaters, Oct. 18th. The film, produced by Walt Disney Studios and directed by Joachim Rønning, is a sequel to the original “Maleficent” film released in 2014, which grossed just under 800 million dollars. The film, like the first, follows the journey of the infamous Disney villain who first appeared in the original “Sleeping Beauty” movie from 1959. 

Avengers: Endgame provides a satisfying conclusion to the Infinity saga

By |2019-09-15T16:48:26-07:00May 7th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers behind films Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

Captain Marvel features female lead, classic storytelling

By |2019-04-11T10:52:42-07:00March 12th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

With the last Marvel Studio movie coming in last spring of 2018, it has been a whole year without a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie. However, the popular studio returns to the big screen with a new superhero, Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel first opened in the box office March. 8.

The Lego Movie 2 provides unique storyline and self-affirming message

By |2019-04-11T10:51:15-07:00March 4th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

Following its predecessor, The Lego movie 2: The Second Part, follows the “creative” storyline of first The Lego Movie produced by Warner Bros. The movie picks up following the adventures of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt). After defeating Lord Business and his plans to glue the entire universe together, Emmet, his friends, and the city of Bricksburg find themselves under attack from Lego Duplo aliens.

“The Kid Who Would Be King” teaches kids to equip leadership skills

By |2019-03-20T10:12:09-07:00February 12th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

The King Who Would Be King, a new fantasy adventure saga, hits theaters, Jan. 25. Distributed by 20th Century Fox and directed by Joe Carnish, the storyline follows twelve year old Alexander Elliot (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) as he stumbles across King Arthur's legendary Excalibur and then must save the world from ancient enchantress Morgan le Fayhas. 

Green Book portrays excellent view of loyalty and friendship

By |2019-01-23T08:25:45-08:00December 12th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

However, positives overrule the negatives. Scored with 82%, it was rated highly by rotten tomatoes. Top critics said, "This is an expertly-acted, perfectly telegraphed message movie that knows the buttons it's pushing, and pushes them all, right on cue. This is not a knock against it, it's a compliment," and "Green Book is effective and affecting while being careful to avoid overdosing its audience on material that some might deem too shocking or upsetting."

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald deepens movie saga

By |2019-01-10T08:48:38-08:00December 5th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

Harry Potter fans eagerly waited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released, Nov. 18, 2016. But it was not the end of the story. The long-anticipated sequel, "Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald", released in theaters, Nov. 16.

Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of Queen

By |2019-10-09T09:30:13-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The rock and roll lifestyle, portrayed in the film Bohemian Rhapsody, was all Freddie Mercury’s attempt to fill a void that seemed endless. A diva, surrounded by band members he called family, a woman who was the love of his life, and a fight with accepting who he was and his sexuality, and a shocking AIDS diagnosis all play a tumultuous part in telling the story of the iconic band, Queen.

First Man film portrays astronaut’s journey to moon landing

By |2019-02-08T16:51:31-08:00October 24th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

As NASA’s prototype X-15 plane began accelerating toward 4,000 miles per hour, the force jolted the pilot back and forth as the plane arrived into the earth’s atmosphere. A voice from the console gave astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) the ready to return back to earth. Throughout the "First Man" film, produced by Universal Pictures in association with DreamWorks and Temple Hill Entertainment, Armstrong works through several difficult and often life-threatening experiences in order to prepare himself to reach the moon. One of these experiences comes as a result of a malfunction in the Gemini ship.

Venom lacks plot, delivers rich action

By |2019-02-10T17:07:04-08:00October 17th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The movie Venom is the latest superhero film to hit the big screen. The motion picture is produced by Sony and is not related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Venom features Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), an investigative reporter trying to take down Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), the founder of the Life Foundation. Brock used his fiancé Anne Weying’s (Michelle Williams) personal laptop to gain confidential information about the company. Anne is then fired by Life Foundation for leaking the information and Eddie is fired for trying to get to the real story of Life Foundation.