Could going to the cinema alone kill you?

Quick question, when was the last time you went to the cinema alone? Second question, why? I assume the answer would be along the lines of I can’t remember and its boring to go alone, or the natural I just can’t be assed.  I would like to open your brain up and finds some answers,…

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016) Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring : Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley,Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson Empire: 3 Stars                                             Rotten Tomatoes: 94% What has the director done before? Jon Favereau, the actor/ director has been going from success to success. Previously his most prominent call to fame was playing the role of…

Netflix and Hollywood: Two different approaches to online piracy

The ever-expanding streaming service is benefiting from online piracy at the same time as reducing it. Hollywood should take note. There’s a scene in P.t. Anderson’s Boogie Nights that signals the death knell for the dominance of the cinematic format in the adult film industry. In one jarring, bloody scene the director highlights the transition from cinema to…

The Tale of the Movie Snob

Last week while grappling whether to go watch Batman vs. Superman, I went through every reason why I shouldn’t, visiting both Rotten Tomatoes and The guardian website to confirm my predictions that it was going to be a big piece of cinematic cow dung. Something, different happened last week, however, I think it might have…

Hollywood and The Internet: The Rise of Social media

What has it done for movies? In my previous article on how the movie industry has been affected by the Internet, which you can read here,  I didn’t  touch on the effect social media has on the movie making industry. The subject of social media in relation to movies deserves its own “professionally” written article…

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Starring:  John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. Rotten Tomatoes: 89%                                                          Empire: 5 Stars Was it scary? 10 Cloverfield Lane was more thrilling rather than scary, but compared to some horror-ish films I have watched lately, I was definitely more enthralled with the film, which made me jump a…

Ryan Vs. Ryan

Ryan Reynolds  Highest grossing movie: Deadpool ($335,191,383) Lowest grossing movie: Coming Soon ($3,742) Highest Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%  Mississippi Grind (2015) Lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating: 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) Number of Acting Credits: 66 credits Facebook Followers: 2,089,692 Favourite Movie: Van Wilder Movies directed: 0 Number of Nominations: 34 nominations Number of wins: 6 wins   Ryan Gosling Highest…

Hollywood and the Internet

What is Hollywood? Hollywood, a neighbourhood in the central region of Los Angeles is the Mecca of all things movies. It is the home to several historic movie studios: 20th Century Fox , Columbia Pictures, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), Paramount Pictures, United Artists, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. The term ‘Hollywood’ has become a metonym for the motion picture…

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! Directed By: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Empire: 4 Stars                          Rotten Tomatoes: 83% What have the director’s done before? The directing duo that is the Coen brothers have been around for a long time. The brothers write, direct and produce their films, jointly, so they must really rake in the cash….

Oscar Winners: Predictions Vs. Reality

A couple of weeks  ago I made my predictions of  Oscar winners  2016, which you can find here. Now the Oscars have come and gone I want to see if my future telling powers are on point or if I need to make a couple more goat sacrifices  to the lord of light. I predicted…

Why You Should Listen to Podcasts

I know this article isn’t exactly about movies, but podcasts and movies do hold some similarities in that they are an art form of creative expression used to entertain, inform and inspire others. This article is an homage to podcasting, something that I have begun to enjoy over the past year. I was a bit…

Deadpool

Deadpool (2016) Directed by: Tim Miller Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller What has the director done before? I had never heard of Tim Miller (no relation to  the director  George Miller) till I just Wikipediad him recently. With good reason Deadpool is Millers first film as a director. He was the creative director behind the…