emma stone, bradley cooper, and rachel mcadams in aloha

Aloha: A Better Disaster Movie Than San Andreas

Defense contractor Bryan Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) heads to Hawaii to work on a satellite launch for his boss, Carson Welch (Bill Murray). While in Hawaii, Bryan catches up with his ex-girlfriend, Tracy (Rachel McAdams), and forms a new relationship with his Air Force liaison and F-22 fighter pilot Allison Ng (Emma Stone). Continue reading “Aloha: A Better Disaster Movie Than San Andreas”

Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella

Cinderella: A Beautiful, Dead-Horse-Beating Film

Ella (Lily James) is forced into servitude by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her stepsisters, Drisella (Sophie McShera) and Anastasia (Holliday Grainger), after the death of her father. Just when everything seems hopeless, however, she meets Kit (Richard Madden), her kingdom’s prince, who must choose a bride at the ball. Continue reading “Cinderella: A Beautiful, Dead-Horse-Beating Film”

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey: Turning a Literature Turd into a Polished Film Turd

College student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) begins a sexual journey with young entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), who introduces her to the world of BDSM. After falling in love with him during their time together, however, Ana realizes she wants more than just sex with the emotionally-distant Christian. Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Grey: Turning a Literature Turd into a Polished Film Turd”

About Time (2013)

About Time Will Give You “The Feels”

So let’s get a few things clear. Yes, About Time is about a man who can travel in time. No, it’s not anything like The Time Traveler’s Wife (which also starred Rachel McAdams), nor is it some crappy Nicholas Sparks movie (two of which starred Rachel McAdams). This is a film directed and written by Richard Curtis, who wrote the screenplays for Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Love, Actually. Basically, what I’m saying is don’t look at this movie and say, “Ew, gross. Another rom-com.” Because that’s not what’s going on here. Is their romance? Of course! Is their comedy? Of course! But it’s so much more. Let’s talk About TimeContinue reading “About Time Will Give You “The Feels””

Nicholas Hoult as R

Warm Bodies: An ’80s Rom-Com with Zombies

I feel so behind on movies right now. But who cares, right? Because it’s only those awful spring movies. Fortunately, the movie I’m about to review isn’t awful like the other movies I’ll see in the coming weeks. So let’s not waste time because I want to talk about Warm Bodies, like, now. Continue reading “Warm Bodies: An ’80s Rom-Com with Zombies”

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2…Because Everything Needs Two Parts Now

OMGZ TEAM EDWARD IZ DA BEST! No, I’m just kidding. Could you imagine if I were like that? Continue reading “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2…Because Everything Needs Two Parts Now”