Manchester Orchestra is gearing up to embark on a 40 city North American tour with their friends in Balance & Composure and Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band. To help get fans pumped for the tour (not that you needed another reason to get pumped for this lineup), the bands have all released a free Tour Drop EP with some rarer and more popular tracks.
For those worried that 300: Rise of an Empire could never live up to 300, fear not.
Removing the satirical elements of the original “Robocop” and focusing on a more grounded, emotional story with improved action is not a problem in and of itself. Doing these things poorly however presents more problems than one would imagine.
The question that implicitly and explicitly hangs over “The Monuments Men” – the one you can spar with your buddies about – is, “Is it worth it?”
Romance and love stories have present in entertainment since the dawn of entertainment and as such, we have all likely seen many versions. Whether it’s ‘boy meets girl’, ‘girl meets boy’ or any other variation, love stories can be a go-to format regardless of which medium an artist is working in. While this benefits us with a good starting point when trying to create something new, it often leaves the final product feeling rather unoriginal. Thankfully this is not the case with Spike Jonze’s latest directorial effort, Her.
Ruling through force is a sizable chunk of what war is all about. But can a war movie rule purely through force? Peter Berg’s new film, “Lone Survivor,” suggests that it can — if said force generates an experience so real you’d swear you were dressed in camo, tracking every micro-movement in the foliage around you.
“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” finds a way to relate itself to the previous movies but also adds on details that we were not aware of yet.
Ben Stiller has been a big name in film for quite some time now, involving himself in countless projects all with varying levels of success. While comedy has been his main wheelhouse for the last almost 30 years, he has wandered into more dramatic territory from time to time including Permanent Midnight, The Royal Tenenbaums and […]
Sophomore directorial efforts are always difficult, whether this is because you are trying to change perceptions you earned with a less than stellar debut or you are trying to at least match the critical success that came from your debut. Scott Cooper faces the latter of these challenges with Out of the Furnace, his second […]
Casting decisions can often influence our expectations of a film. Sometimes this is because of our personal feelings towards certain actors and other times it is because of an actor’s resume. Regardless of which, it is important to keep these feelings in check as they may not always influence you correctly. Homefront is a fair […]