LouFest is a great festival for first-timers. The festival is conveniently located in the heart of the city, fest food is affordable and vegetarian friendly, there are plenty of shady places to sit and chill out and the weather should be good. Still, here are some tips for the first-time fest crowd.
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The movie is “found footage” in a sense that the daughter is making a documentary, but it never strays down the path of being cheesy and overdone.
By all accounts, the performances are good, the stunts are well performed and deception and trickery is highlighted as characters slither around each other for their own personal gain. But instead of all of these bright moving parts working in unison to arrive at a very fulfilling vision, it feels more like a shell game to hide the lack of ingenuity behind the core of the film.
It’s more than possible to dip your toes back into a stagnant or failed franchise and deliver something ranging from quite good to spectacular but Genisys does not land in that spectrum.
After stumbling with clunking films about automobiles and monsters in college that seemed to lack traces of a human spirit, Pixar proves it is still capable of gathering its wits and knock out a masterfully told film with “Inside Out”.
Jurassic World is honestly better than it has any right to be.
This weekend two trilogies have their final chapters hitting cinemas. One is a fun adventure with a well-known cast of characters, some shorter than others, but all fighting together against supernatural elements. The other is about a hobbit. That’s right “Night at the Museum” is back with all your favorites and a few new fun historical and mythological figures join as well for “Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.”
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is likely the worst film I have seen in 2014. I take no joy in typing those words as I truly want to enjoy everything I see regardless of actors or directors involved or the genre it is classified as and love The Hobbit as written by Tolkien.
If Charlton Heston were still alive, he would be pleased with Ridley Scott’s rendition of the Exodus and Christian Bale’s portrayal of Moses/Moshe.
“Gone Girl” holds up its novel’s reputation of being a slow burn that both disturbs and excites.
The next young adult post-apocalyptic dystopian novel to tackle the big screen is James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner.” And for once, the movie is actually better than the book.