By Taylor Vermillion |Staff Writer| “Transcendence” is a film that shows the unbelievable advances that tech-scientists Will Castor (Johnny Depp), and his wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) have achieved, including the technological uploading of human consciousness into a network-connected hard drive. “Transcendence” made its box office debut on April 10 and brought in $10.9 million during its release. The earnings show that the film shouldn't be considered a box office smash. Past films have addressed the powerful nature of computers, and whether or not their intelligence will someday surpass our own. “Transcendence” presents a new element that leaves the audience questioning whether … [Read more...] about “Transcendence” Future Immortality
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| “Star Trek: Into Darkness” delivers high action thrills that will leave you sitting on the edge of your theater seat. The exciting blockbuster movie soared to number one and earned $70.2 million during its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. "Star Trek: Into Darkness” is the highly anticipated sequel to the wildly popular movie "Star Trek" released in 2009. The opening scene shows a high-speed chase on an exotic planet complete with a fiery volcano, which draws you into the movie feeling eager about what will happen next. Actor Chris Pine reprises the role of the iconic Captain James T. Kirk and actor Zachary Quinto also returns as … [Read more...] about J.J. Abrams plans to live long and prosper
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| “The Great Gatsby” draws viewers with such realistic looking special effects that it places you into the wondrous, dangerous world of millionaire Jay Gatsby. Although it faced stiff competition with “Iron Man 3” at the box office, “The Great Gatsby” managed to open at number two and earned $51.1 million in its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. Producer, writer and director Baz Luhrmann, director of movies like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," has returned with his take on the novel, "The Great Gatsby." Traces of "Romeo and Juliet" also showed up in "The Great Gatsby," since both movies revolved around a pair of lovers becoming … [Read more...] about Baz Luhrmann gives The Great Gatsby a modern makeover
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| She and Him returned with a 14-song compilation of catchy and foot-tapping good tunes in their third album Volume 3, recently released on May 14. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward make up the band, which has become wildly popular, especially in the independent music circuit. The band’s music is an influence from 1960s bands like The Beach Boys, well known for their breakthrough, psychedelic album, Pet Sounds, in 1966, including popular songs like “Good Vibrations.” She and Him’s vintage fashion sense also reflects their music, both a throwback to an earlier era, but with a modern twist. One of the songs Deschanel sings in Volume 3 is “Hold Me, … [Read more...] about She & Him returns with vintage sound in Volume Three
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer “The Big Wedding,” promises to deliver comedic thrills that will make you laugh right out of your seat. The hilarious movie opened at number four and earned $7.59 million during its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. The movie has similarities to the wildly popular, “Father of the Bride,” movie series, starring actor Steve Martin that revolves around a family reuniting for a wedding and the resulting craziness that ensues. “The Big Wedding” gives an updated twist that includes adoption, divorce, cheating spouses, and other surprises. Writer, director, producer Justin Zackham, writer of movies such as, "The Bucket List" and "Going … [Read more...] about You’re invited to “The Big Wedding”
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The movies of 2013, coming soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry or grab onto your theater seat horrified. Get your ticket stubs ready for these six highly anticipated movies. “The Big Wedding” revolves around a funny, dysfunctional, family, reuniting for a wedding. This movie sports a talented cast, including Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. They bicker and joke at the dinner table and elsewhere for our entertainment. You’re invited to the wedding on April 26. “Pain and Gain” centers around two body-builders turned criminals, starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. This action-comedy-crime movie, based on a true story, … [Read more...] about Coming to a theater near you!
By Shannon Luster | Staff Writer | “Evil Dead” promises to frighten you to the point where your stomach is out of you and onto the floor where you will soon want to hide behind your theater seat. This horror movie soared to number one in the box-office and raked in $26 million during its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. “Evil Dead” is a remake of the 1981 cult classic, “The Evil Dead” directed and written by the well-known and talented Sam Raimi. Raimi is a producer for this updated version, and Fede Alvarez steps in as the director and writer. The beginning scene shows a group of friends arriving at an isolated cabin hidden deep in the woods where they soon … [Read more...] about “Evil Dead” resurrects in theaters
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The Oscars celebrated the best films of the year on ABC on Feb. 24 in an entertaining event that included singing, dancing, and more. Host Seth MacFarlane, writer and creator of "Family Guy" and other shows, opened the Oscars with a joke about his quest to make actor Tommy Lee Jones smile. The show opened with a fast-paced montage of clips from Bond films, speeding cars, beautiful women, handsome Bonds, and explosions complete with music, celebrating 50 years of Bond films. First lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance with actor Jack Nicholson as he announced the coveted Best Picture "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck. Daniel Day-Lewis … [Read more...] about 2013 Oscar performances steal show