Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business. The new comedy stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Kristen Wiig, and Cyrus Arnold. “Zoolander 2″ hits theaters on February 12, 2016.
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Not realizing, and learning to appreciate, that the most beneficial thing in your life, makes all of your goals, accomplishments and emotions worthwhile, is often an agonizing mistake that young adults make as they’re trying to create a fulfilling life for themselves. But the process of realizing that you made an error in your decision about how to best handle your personal and professional relationships and ambitions, and taking whatever means necessary to correct your oversight, can be an even more important process in achieving what you want. That powerful exploration and process of atoning for your sins is grippingly showcased in Mel Rodriguez’s writing and directorial feature film debut, [ Read More ]
Title: When Marnie Was There Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Genre: Animation Studio Ghibli does it again. Be prepared because this is not a movie for little kids. The profound delving within the human perturbations, concerning identity and family, are majestically portrayed in a poetic story told through old school drawing. The narrative adapts a 1967 British classic children’s book by Joan Gale Robinson. The book – considered by Hayao Miyazaki one of the 50 books that have most influenced his work – was given by the Nipponic maestro to Hiromasa Yonebayashi, with the request to adapt it for animation. ‘Omoide no Marnie’ is the story of Anna, who one summer is [ Read More ]
Title: Straight Outta Compton Director: F. Gary Gray Writer: Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berlof Cast: O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, and, Neil Brown, Jr. In theaters August 14, 2015 As a general rule, I’m not a fan of the biopic movie genre, which is riddled with cliches and tropes. Protagonists don’t seem to have decisions and choices in biopics because they’re always working on the idea of destiny. They are no longer normal people, but rather agents of success and admiration. Of course, this is just a general rule and there are biopics that have come to surprise me with its level of craft, [ Read More ]
Madame Bovary Alchemy Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B Director: Sophie Barthes Screenwriter: Felipe Marino, Sophie Barthes, based on Gustave Flaubert’s novel Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Laura Carmichael, Olivier Gourmet, Paul Giamatti Release date: DVD August 4, 2015 Madame Bovary have been scripted into films on the big screen many times, starting with the 1932 Albert Ray’s version, which was followed by 1949 Vincente Minneli’s, 1969 Hans Schott Schobinger’s, 1991 Claude Chabrol and the latest of 2014 Sophie Barthes’. Director Barthes took some liberties with Flaubert’s novel, by introducing us to Emma (Mia Wasikowska), a pig-farmer’s daughter completing her [ Read More ]
Fans of Johnny Depp have had it rough for the past couple of years. The most we’ve seen the actor in is pirate garb or something else equally ridiculous. In “Black Mass,” Depp’s still in a costume, but this time, in “Black Mass,” he in a much more dramatic (and scary role) – as James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious mobster. “Black Mass,” directed Scott Cooper, tells the story of an FBI agent (played by Joel Edgerton) who wants Whitey Bulger to help him take down the Italian mob. However, the alliance gets quickly out of hand. “In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James [ Read More ]
Seeking guidance and support from a mentor who you have long admired is often a beneficial and critical way for many people to achieve their goals and success in their lives. But when their advice, personality and behavior unexpectedly fails to live up to your expectations, the work they accomplished that you have long admired unfortunately begins to lose its appeal and acclaim. That emotional struggle of contending with losing respect for your hero, particularly when they have heavily influenced your career and beliefs, is grippingly chronicled in the biographical drama, ‘Set Fire to the Stars.’ The film, which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, and was helmed by [ Read More ]
“Tootsie,” the 1982 beloved classic starring Dustin Hoffman as a struggling actor who becomes America’s favorite soap opera diva, has been named the best film of all time in a new Time Out New York poll. The magazine has put out their list of the top 100 best films, and they declared “Tootsie” to be the best film ever made. “We had a tall request, ranking the best movies of all time, and it was an honor receiving the input of so many esteemed actors—many of whom have classics on their own resumes,” said Joshua Rothkopf, the film editor for Time Out New York. “I’m thrilled with the way this [ Read More ]
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie On the whole, the Mission: Impossible film series has been pretty good. Brian DePalma’s original was a solid outing, more concerned with being a thriller than a straight up action film. For all its goofiness, John Woo’s Mission: Impossible 2 still features some fun set pieces. J.J. Abrams outing, Mission: Impossible III was a generic adventure, with a fine performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Then we have Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, a film where the second half can never quite recapture the pure magic the first hour [ Read More ]
On the evening of September 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group of Islamist militants attack on the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. They kill four Americans, including a US Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens. A security team of six members fight to defend the remaining Americans. The new movie stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma. Written by Chuck Hogan. Directed by Michael “freakin’” Bay!!! “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” hits theaters everywhere on January 15, 2016.
Having the ability to quickly indulge your every thought, opinions and desire to a national audience is a luxury many people take advantage of in modern society, particularly through the excessive use of social media and cable networks. Bbeing able to continuously revel in that luxury wasn’t a capability that most people were able to appreciate in the late 1960s, before the launch of the internet and cable television. But that limitation was quickly rebuffed with two distinct political commentators, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, who infamously debated that their opposing views on society were catastrophic for America. To showcase those notorious arguments between the political analysts of the [ Read More ]
Criminals are often harrowingly perceived to be dangerous people who would ruthlessly do whatever it takes to defeat their enemies, obtain power and indulge their every corrupt desire. But once the public begins to delve into their private lives, in an effort to better understand why they make the decisions they do, the world begins to understand that these mobsters often feel that they’re not completely morally corrupt, as family is the most sacred thing to them. That powerful insight is grippingly presented in the thriller ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of actor Andrea Di Stefano. The drama emphasizes that the real-life title [ Read More ]
VACATION Warner Bros./New Line Cinema Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: Jonathan M. Goldstein, Tracy J. Brown, John Francis Daley Screenwriter: Jonathan M. Goldstein, Tracy J. Brown, John Francis Daley Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Leslie Mann, Keegan Michael Key Screened at: Regal E-Walk, NYC, 7/27/15 Opens: July 29, 2015 When John Steinbeck wrote Travels with Charley in Search of America, he was not with his family but only with his dog Charley. The two traveled across our fair land in their trailer, named Rocinante. Steinbeck hoped that, using his dog to encourage strangers to chat, he would find [ Read More ]
“Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss inhabits the role of a woman on the edge in “Queen of Earth.” The film, directed by Alex Ross Perry, also stars Katherine Waterson, Kentucker Audley and Patrick Fugit. Moss’ character Catherine is a woman who’s suffered loss – her artistic father has died – and is invited out to her friend Virginia’s lake house to recuperate. But when Virginia begins a relationship of her own (with Rich, played by Fugit), problems in her existing friendship with Catherine begin to surface, leading Catherine down an even darker path. On top of that, Catherine realizes that she’ll never find peace at the lake house, thanks to [ Read More ]
IFC Films presents a unique drama detailing a true life story that a lot of people probably haven’t heard of. “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” starring Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo, highlights the incredible social experiment involving participants posing as prisoners and guards. The film also stars Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Logan Miller, Thomas Mann, Michael Anganaro, Keir Gilchrist, Moises Arias, Johnny Simmons, Chris Sheffield, Jack Kilmer, Ki Hong Lee and James Frechville. Dr. Zimbardo himself acted as a consultant for the film. “The Stanford Prison Experiment” is now available on cable VOD and will be expanding it theatrical release this week. Here’s more about “The Stanford [ Read More ]