Generally, I try to keep my monthly watchlist down to about five films; I still have trouble seeing them all due to time and/or money constraints (hooray for college). For December, I’ve had particular trouble in narrowing down my list, although I almost did give in and go over five. Just to get this out … Continue reading Coming Soon: My Watchlist for December 2015
Director: Paul McGuigan Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance "They'll remember the monster, not the man!" Dr. Frankenstein’s monster has been done on film so many times, it’s hard to think of a new angle for the storyline. Max Landis’ decision to write the tale from the point of … Continue reading Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Director: Jonathan Levine Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon, Lizzy Caplan When This is the End was released in 2013, I found myself laughing so hard that the film became my new standard of comparison for comedies (and also one of my favorite movies). If you’ve seen the red band … Continue reading The Night Before (2015)
Director: Rob Letterman Starring: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, Jillian Bell "Every story ever told can be broken down into three parts. The beginning. The middle. And the twist." For those like me who were born during the nineties and love to read, the Goosebump series holds a place in our … Continue reading Goosebumps (2015)
Director: Richard T. Wilson Starring: Catherine Kustra, Christie Parker, Nicholas Zoto Ten years after losing her daughter Charlotte (Catherine Kustra) on Halloween, Marie (Christie Parker) begins to see her in nightmares. In an eerie coincidence, Marie’s young son Luke (Nicholas Zoto) begins telling her about a new friend he’s made – also named Charlotte. Haunted … Continue reading The Halloween Girl (2015) – Short
When I was about twelve or so, I saw a 4D IMAX movie at a museum. All I remember about that experience is how freaked out I got when rats ran across the screen and the audience received a simulated event. Basically, I did not enjoy the feeling of rats running over my feet. However, putting that aside, it already feels like 3D is unnecessary for many films, so much like Ben I strongly hope that the use of 4D is kept out of mainstream cinema.
My local Cineworld cinema has a gimmick called D-Box. I call it a gimmick because it adds very little to the movie viewing experience other than a more expensive ticket. Your chair vibrates in time with the action. That is it! Many people enjoy it but I think I’d find it very tiring and nothing more than a very novel idea.
Cineworld are taking their D-Box idea one step further though and adding 4DX. The advert boasts an immersive cinema experience that includes the usual 3D and chair motion but also adds a wind machine, a smoke machine (fog), spraying water, lightening, bubbles (?) and even scent. As the characters smell poo, you too can smell poo!
Some people smiling as their fogged!
This seems like a bad idea. They’re advertising this experience with movies like Jurassic World, The Martian and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As Han…
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Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony, César Domboy, Steve Valentine, James Badge Dale Everyone loves the classic story of a man chasing his dream. The Walk is the epitome of this tale-as-old-as time, and it certainly will satisfy every viewer’s much-needed inspirational fix by recounting the true story … Continue reading The Walk (2015)
Director: Victor Cooper Starring: Kristen Wright The word “crazy” nearly always shows up in association with “serial killer”. Still, many of us don’t really stop to think about what that word really means. The first film from Silhouette Pictures, Mercy takes twenty minutes to delve into this definition by exploring what goes on in the … Continue reading Mercy (2015) – Short Film
Director: Adam Nelson Starring: Finnian Nainby-Luxmoore, Matt Jones, Isabelle Glinn, Graham Cawte, Peter Oliver Synopsis: Little Pieces is the story of Michael and Eric, two young men on a collision course with the world around them. As they race violently towards each other their world comes crashing down, changing their lives forever. Finnian Nainby-Luxmoore, Matt Jones, Isabelle … Continue reading Little Pieces (2015)