Jane Got a Gun, Revenge So Sour

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Slow to develop and lack of energy shoots down Jane Got a Gun, a wannabe action western with a stellar cast. The film has a few attributes including some very nice cinematography and a decent performance by Joel Edgerton who offers a nice character with shades of Clint Eastwood. But, it’s not enough to save the predictable storyline and copycat scripted scenes that have been overused even as recent as the 2014 movie Salvation. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Read more

Interview with Radha Mitchell on The Darkness

A versatile talent with a broad body of work, Radha Mitchell began her career in Australia. She quickly took center stage in the critically acclaimed indies, High Art and Love and Other Catastrophes. Her major film work includes starring roles in Pitch Black, Man on Fire, Finding Neverland and the action blockbuster London Has Fallen. Read more

The Huntsman: Winter’s War, An Icy Tale of Two Kingdoms

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While the special effects are very good in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the story, direction and the acting leave a lot to be desired. CGI plays a big part in the film and for the most part it carries its own weight, so much so that it gets wasted. The romantic plot gets a lot of the screen time and tends to make the film drag with its repetitive drivel. And most of the film can be described as The Hobbit meets Frozen. That said, let’s take one objection at a time. Read more

3 Historical Epics Hollywood Should Try

There’s one thing about Hollywood that’s been true throughout various eras of film: historical epics are always worth trying. Sure, there are innumerable examples of such movies flopping horrifically, but that never seems to stop Hollywood from giving it another go. And often, it pays off. Even Alexander, by all accounts an absolute train wreck of a film, made over $160 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Read more

The Lady in the Van, a Heartwarming True Story

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Being a fan of good acting, plot and direction, especially connected to an indie, it’s enjoyable to watch a heartfelt film like The Lady in the Van. For those who admire Maggie Smith they’ll have double delight with this true story. Originally a play on a London stage starring the consummate actress and now on Blu-ray and DVD, the comedy drama’s wonderful to watch even your home video screen. Read more

Fight the Demonic Invasion in World of Warcraft: Legion

The great enemy of Azeroth is back, and soon the kingdoms of the Horde and the Alliance will be consumed in a storm of fel fire. Starting August 30, realms will shatter, heroes will fall, and the world will stand on the brink of destruction with the launch of World of Warcraft: Legion, the sixth expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Read more