"Transcendence" certainly starts off with great intentions and expectations. But the results are ultimately confused and the terrific turns by Hall and Depp are unable to truly rise above the mess.
"A Promise" is ultimately a run-of-the-mill period film that neither elevates the genre or has anything new to add. The performances are solid throughout, but unfortunately the actors are unable to make sense of this choppy and derivative period melodrama.
Lionsgate takes a page out of The Hunger Games by splitting last book of Divergent to two films
The composer for the first "Wreck-It Ralph" film revealed that a script for the second film is already being prepared.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" screenwriters Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will rewrite the script for Michael Fassbender's "Assassin's Creed" film adaptation.
Last March, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated, "There will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads [in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII]."
That first familiar face has apparently been confirmed. According to the Hollywood Reporter, peter Mayhew will be back as Chewbacca in the seventh installment of the franchise.
"X-Men: First Class" and "Up in the Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner teams up with Doug Liman and Tom Hardy for the production of the film version of Ubisoft's video game, "Splinter Cell"
The emergence of the comic book film over the last decade has resulted in a number of top quality films and an even greater number of mediocre and horrible ones. With the release of the solid "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" this weekend, Reel Salazars is looking to honor the best of the pack. Here are my top five favorite comic book films.
Fans of the 1986 action film "Top Gun" are in for a treat. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed in a recent interview with the Huffington Post that plans to make the sequel with the original lead Tom Cruise are still alive.
A body of a dead boy was found floating near the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" film shoot on Mapo Bridge, a landmark in South Korea that is known to be a suicide spot.
From 2008 until present day, Marvel has created the Avengers' universe in cooperation with Disney and Paramount Pictures. The films have been known for their quality and terrific box office success. But which films continue to stand the test of time. In honor of the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" I will write about my three personal favorite Avenger films thus far. They are ranked from third to first.
Despite these shortcomings, Aronofsky's "Noah" dares to be bold with the source material and manages to create an intricate and psychologically-piercing thriller that also touches upon existential issues relating humans' interactions with God. The film's major fault may be that it strives to be a blockbuster when it really never needs to be. But even then, "Noah" sets a higher standard for what large Hollywood productions can achieve and should strive for.
When Disney set out on creating its Marvel Universe, it is likely that the company felt that it was embarking on a lucrative project. There were certainly some risks to be had. Would audiences really warm up to some of the lesser known Super heroes? How much success would these films be from a financial standpoint? Would the company be able to maintain the quality from film to film or would they suffer from mediocrity exhibited by other comic book franchises?
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a lot of fun and features solid performances from its cast throughout. However, it is impossible to walk away from the film without feeling that it is incomplete; it becomes abundantly clear at the end that a lot was left out with the intention of saving things for the sequel. Fans of the Marvel Universe will undoubtedly savor and converse about all the questions left in store for the sequel, but the rest of the viewers might start to feel a bit wary about the ongoing parade of Marvel movies and their increasing manipulation.
After the unexpected death of actor Paul Walker last December, thousands of followers of the popular movie series "Fast and Furious" wondered what the future of the franchise would be without one of its most emblematic stars.