Oculus, the horror movie starring Karen Gillan is in theaters now, after being in limited release for quite a while. With an influx of horror movies this time of year, this one tries to stand out with an oddly unique story. But how does it do? Is it a great horror flick, or should it have stayed locked up in the psych ward?
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros is on shelves now, and is the first
part of the story of Metal Gear Solid V. The Metal Gear series has
always been an interesting, story driven experience, and this game is
only the beginning of bringing it to the next gen experience. But how
does it do? Is it a great game, or should it have been left a prisoner
The newest Marvel Studios flick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters now, much to the delight of many fans. Marvel Studios has been making bigger and better comic book flicks lately, and this one looks no different. But how does it do? Is it another great flick, or should it have stayed frozen in a river?
The Raid 2: Berandal is in theaters now, much to the delight of action fans everywhere. The first Raid flick was pretty intense, and like every sequel does this one promises to ramp everything up. But how does it do? Does it rise to the challenge, or does it get swallowed by the landslide of lackluster sequels?
While it’s been available in select theaters for weeks, Bad Words made its sea to shining sea debut March 28th, and, if the red-band trailer is to be believed, promises to be a comedy of adult proportions. It’s also the directorial debut of Jason Bateman, of Arrested Development and Horrible Bosses fame. It also happens to be about an adult competing in a children’s spelling bee. Will Bad Words be a side-splitting first attempt at directing by Jason Bateman, or will it s-u-c-k?
Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to FromSoftware’s breakout 2011 hit. With a couple weeks under its belt, most of the online systems and in-game secrets have been documented extensively. The Souls games have a pedigree of both punishing difficulty and unparalleled reward, so how does this newest entry stack up?
Titanfall, the Xbox One’s self proclaimed Killer App game is on shelves now, after winning tons awards before even being released. With a marketplace flooded with FPS style games, this looks to be a slightly fresh take on the genre. But how does it do? Is all the acclaimed right, or should it be ripped out and thrown from the cockpit?
By this point in time, I’d say it’s fair to call Wes Anderson an institution. His films possess so many unique characteristics that a single scene, a single frame even can be easily identified as one of his creations. So it happened, months back, seeing just the first few seconds of a trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel, that my companion and I looked at one another and with restrained exuberance uttered ‘Wes Anderson’ to each other. Thus as the advert for his newest flick unfolded before us filled with vibrant colors, eccentric characters, and fastidious details we began more and more to look forward to another in a series of trademark pieces of cinematic caviar.
Need For Speed, a film carrying the name of the long running game franchise is in theatres now. There’s never been a shortage of mediocre racing movies, but with an established name and a big name lead, this one tries to break the mold. But how does it do? Does it cross the finish line, or should it be pushed off a ravine?
South Park: The Stick Of Truth in on shelves now, after several long delays. South Park has had a spotted past when it comes to video games, and this one hopes to redeem the name. But how does it do? Is it a great game to carry the name, or should it join the others in obscurity?
300: Rise Of An Empire is in theatres now, much to the excitement of fans of slow motion and gratuitous violence. This prequel/companion story/sequel shows more of Xerxes attempt at conquering Greece. The original was a pretty unique film, so how does this one do? Does it fill the big shoes of the original, or should it be covered in tar and set ablaze?
Non-Stop, Liam Neeson’s newest intense ass-kick-o-rama is in theatres now. Continuing his run of badasses, this time he’s stuck in a plane, where his yelling is sure to make quite a few people mad. But how does it do? Is it a worthwhile thriller, or should it be sent to the back of the plane to detonate?
RoboCop, the remake of the 1980s film of the same name is in theatres now, and is the most recent victim of Hollywood’s bloodlust for rehashing every movie that did even mediocrely well in the 80’s. But how is it? Is it worthy of the RoboCop name, or should it have died on the table?
It seems like HD remakes of classic games are all the rage nowadays, and the newest to get the treatment is Fable. Originally an xbox game, the title throws you into the realm of Albion, to discovery your heroic destiny. Or, something along those lines. But how does it do? Is it worth the scratch, or should it banished between realms?
The Lego Movie premiered Feb. 7, and in the few shorts days since its release, it has topped box office charts and garnered a near perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Between the enticing trailers and teasers, the all-star cast, and the fact IT’S A FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIE ALL ABOUT LEGOS, young and old alike have had their collective attention captured. But can The Lego Movie actually capture the immense, imaginative world of Lego, or is it an experience every bit as painful as stepping on… well, you get the idea.