Alice in Wonderland

The curious mind of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known under his pen name Lewis Carroll) is the cause for the creation of the marvelling world of Wonderland, a place where potions make you shrink, cake makes you grow, animals talk, cats disappear, and the impossible is achieved. Dodgson’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (and […]

King Kong

The film bussiness was forever revolutionized with the release of 1933′s highly sucessful King Kong, the big monster movie about a giant gorilla who terrorizes New York City in hopes of obtaining a young beautiful American woman. The ‘big budget’ live action/stop-motion picture garnered over $89, 000.00 during its opening weekend, with the ticket price ranging from $0.35 to $0.75., […]

Hereafter

Have you ever wondered what happens to us after we die? Clint Eastwood (known recently for directing the acclaimed Invictus and Million Dollar Baby) asks this question in 2010 drama Hereafter, starring Matt Damon (Saving Private Ryan, Oceans trilogy, Bourne trilogy) as a once psychic attempting to move on with a ‘normal’ life, alongside Cécile […]

The New World

We all remember Disney’s 1995 animated classic Pocahontas, the story of a young Native woman living with her tribe and how her life is drastically changed when English settlers come to their land in search for gold. But the 2005 live action retelling of the story may have gone under our radars. Collin Farrell stars […]

The Social Network

I just clicked my metaphorical ‘like’ button for David Fincher’s 2010 movie The Social Network, based on the founding of the popular social networking website known as Facebook. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker. I was eager to see this successful blockbuster adaption of […]

I, Robot

Science fiction-writer Isaac Asimov once wrote a collection of short stories called ‘I, Robot,’ where robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin gives several different news stories to a reporter on the interaction between humans and robots. In 2004, director Alex Proyas was influenced by these elements and invisioned a film adaptation of the same name, starring Will Smith in the […]

Superman Returns

The amazing Man of Steel known as ‘Superman’ flew from comics books to cinema in his 1978 feature film Superman. The first two films, directed by Richard Donner, starred Christopher Reeve as the extraterrestrial superhero ‘Superman,’ and were box office hits and favourably recieved by critics. The third installment, Superman III, didn’t meet expextations of fans but still managed to gross approximately $50 million. The […]

Spider-man Trilogy

After the success Bryan Singer’s X-Men, the theme of superheroes reemerged to the film industry, and Sam Raimi introduced his adaption of his favourite comic book hero with 2002′s Spider-man, starring Tobey Maguire in the lead role, and Kirsten Dunst and James Franco played Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn. Due to a major commercial and financial success, […]

Inception

Inception planted an idea in my mind… that this is one of the greatest films of 2010! Director Christopher Nolan (The Prestiege, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) has outdone himself with his newest summer action heist thriller starring Leonardo diCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page. Dom Cobb (diCaprio) is a corporate espionage theif who extracts […]