Archive for September, 2016

November is just around the corner potter fans! With the end of the year comes the highly anticipated prequel to J.K. Rowling’s beloved novel series starring Oscar winner Eddie RedmayneColin Farrell, and more. Check out the final released trailer before the film’s release below!

 

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds (Courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures). 

Bros to the Close

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Reviewed by Mason Manuel

Poorly made movies can occasionally be made bearable by a certain admirable trait, whether it be an excellent story or cinematography ect. In the Magnificent Seven’s case the saving grace comes from its star studded cast. Director Anotine Fuqua does not necessarily bring anything new to the table but the cliché western is undoubtedly fun with many a moment that will make you chuckle and wish for the old days regardless of your age. This ages old tale of a bunch of ruffians coming together to take out the bad guy may be as old as the Western itself but the undeniable charm will make you grin in spite of itself. (more…)

First Passengers Trailer Released

Posted: September 20, 2016 in Spotlight

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in Passengers, a sci-fi love story from the director of The Imitation Game. Being that these are two of my most favorite actors I can’t wait to see this! Check out the trailer below courtesy of Sony Pictures.

Sully Review

Posted: September 10, 2016 in Movie Reviews
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Sully is the Captain Now

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Reviewed by Mason Manuel

A great film is normally so because it is greater as a sum of its parts rather than relying on one novel idea. The same could be said of the famed incident dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.” For those unfamiliar, on January 15th, 2009, a commercial airliner lost both engines and was forced to make a controlled descent into the Hudson River. The captain of the plane, Chesley Sullenberger (A.K.A. Sully) masterfully landed in the extreme conditions and managed to do so without losing a single passenger. But none of that would have been possible had it not been for his capable co-pilot, the coast guard, multiple ferrymen, and brave passengers that helped follow and execute emergency procedures.  Sully may focus on the titular captain but rather than become a melodramatic biopic the film works hard to give credit to all whom it is due and become something more. (more…)