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Jurassic World Movie Review

Posted by Sabina Ibarra On June - 11 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Jurassic World Director: Colin Trevorrow Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson Nothing can prepare you for the way Jurassic World will have you fighting with yourself over what you love and hate about it. There are first looks for franchise movies that haven’t been released yet which already have fans preemptively disliking it but that wasn’t the case with Jurassic World, a movie which was overall met with welcome anticipation. Colin Trevorrow, an indie director coming off a gem of an original film and starring Chris Pratt with his charisma riding alongside cool raptors. Even the amazing film site marketed the  [ Read More ]


Inside Out Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On June - 10 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Inside Out Director: Pete Docter Genre: Animation Voices: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling. Pixar delivers a chef d’oeuvre on the scope of human moods. The 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy comedy that screened out-of-competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival conquered the hearts of worldwide audiences. The kaleidoscope of emotions pertaining to mankind is presented through a simple and universal coming-of-age story of the 11-year-old Riley. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and this young girl will have to face it when leaving her Midwest life because her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided  [ Read More ]


The Poltergeist of Borely Forest DVD Review

Posted by juliana On June - 9 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: The Poltergeist of Borely Forest Image Entertainment / RLJ Entertainment Director: Stephen McKendree Writer: R. Presley Stephens & Kimberly Britt Cast: Marina Petrano, Christopher Ingle, Rhea Rossiter, Weston Adwell, Nicholas Barrera Running time: 103 minutes, Not Rated (violence, scary elements) Special Features: The Manifestation of the Poltergeist: Behind the Scenes; Deleted Scenes; Outtakes from Borley Forest Available on Digital Video and DVD on June 2, 2015 Paige Pritchard (Marina Petrano) lives a slightly sheltered life. Her parents are a lttle hard on her because they want her to get through high school without distraction. One night she decides to sneak out and party with her friends in the woods  [ Read More ]

Categories: REVIEWS

Grumsling’s A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
Grumsling's A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea EP Review

Artist: Grumsling EP: A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea Production: Recorded at House of Faith Recording in Oakland; Tracked and mixed by “Recording Guy” Bart Thurber; Mastered by Bill Williams Sometimes the most revealing and informative insight into a person’s emotions and motivations can be the exact thing they wish to keep the most secretive and protected in their life. But purposefully shielding that information from the world, in an effort preserve their self-worth and image amongst those they care about the most, can make them even more vulnerable, as they won’t allow anyone to truly see their real personality. That relatable and emotional susceptibleness is captivatingly showcased  [ Read More ]


The Wolfpack Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On June - 7 - 2015 0 Comment

THE WOLFPACK Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director: Crystal Moselle Screenwriter: Crystal Moselle Cast:  Govinda Angulo, Naryana Angulo, Mukunda Angulo, Krisna Angulo, Jagadesh, Angulo, Visnu Angulo, Susanne Angulo, Oscar Angulo, Chloe Pecorino Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 6/4/15 Opens:  June 12, 2015 Now and then you’ll hear a newscaster say that yet more people have been arrested for keeping their children locked in their house.  Sometimes the penalties will be severe and deservedly so, considering that these demented adults have deprived their kids of normal activities during the best years of the young ‘uns’ lives.  Yet Crystal Moselle has made a  [ Read More ]


The Yes Men Are Revolting Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On June - 7 - 2015 0 Comment

THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING The Orchard Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: Laura Nix, the Yes Men Cast:  Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonano, Benadette Chandia Kodili, Gitz Crazyboy, Tito Ybarra, Mike Mathieu, Leonid Vlassov Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 6/3/15 Opens:  June 12, 2015 Just as you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, you can brint down your enemies with humor rather than with insults.  One recent example is Iran’s cartoon contest, awarding prizes for the best cartoons that make fun of ISIS.  (Don’t bother drawing cartoons of the Prophet, though, as the Tehran regime has only a selective sense  [ Read More ]


Direct Divide’s Own Your Ocean EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Direct Divide's Own Your Ocean EP Review

Artist: Direct Divide EP: Own Your Ocean Powerfully embracing and overcoming the intense despair that is often the agonizing result of maintaining complex relationships isn’t an easy process for many people. Mustering the internal strength to accept where your connection has led you, and doing whatever it takes to overcome the pain it has caused, can be an even more difficult journey, as it makes you accept whether or not you have truly achieved your goals and dreams. That struggle to remain resilient during even the most challenging times of adversity is rivetingly chronicled in ‘Own Your Ocean,’ the upcoming EP from symphonic rock band Direct Divide, which is set  [ Read More ]


Spy – Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On June - 7 - 2015 0 Comment

Spy 20th Century Fox Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B Director: Paul Feig Screenwriter: Paul Feig Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Opens: June 5, 2015 Odds are you never visualized comedian Melissa McCarthy as a C.I.A operative or James Bond’s associate. Well, me neither. So it was with great surprise that I went to view Spy and had an “aha” moment. Big Melissa pulled it off! Spy tells the story of Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), a CIA analyst doing a desk job, helping on-the-filed operators. One of these is Bradley Fine (Jude Law) who got exposed, shot and  [ Read More ]


Infected DVD Review

Posted by juliana On June - 6 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Infected (AKA The Dead Inside) RLJ Entertainment / Image Entertainment Director: Andrew Gilbert Writers: Andrew Gilbert, Julian Hundy Cast: Luke Hobson, Nicky Paul Barton, Roger Fowle Running Time: 120 min, Not Rated (Violence, Gore, Language) Special Features: NONE Available on Digital Video ad DVD June 2, 2015 A group of friends in Britain are bored and want to go out clubbing. Little do they know is that a zombie virus is spreading amongst the living. Pretty soon they are all running for their lives as the zombie uprising is upon them. They and a few survivors show up to an emergency rescue center and hide out until their resources  [ Read More ]

Categories: DVD NEWS, Horror, REVIEWS

Io, Arlecchino (I, Harlequin) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On June - 5 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Io, Arlecchino (I, Harlequin) Director: Matteo Bini, Giorgio Pasotti Starring: Giorgio Pasotti, Roberto Herlitzka, Valeria Bilello, Lunetta Savino, Lavinia Longhi, Gianni Ferreri, Eugenio De’ Giorgi, Massimo Molea. Paolo (Giorgio Pasotti) is an established television host in Rome. One day he receives a phone call that informs him that his father (Roberto Herlitzka) has been hospitalised in his hometown, Cornello del Tasso in the province of Bergamo. Paolo joins his father Giovanni to newly discover his great passion for the theatre, particularly the Commedia dell’Arte. Giovanni is in fact rehearsing, with his tiny theatre company, a show that tributes the 16th century comedy of craft, playing the light-hearted, nimble and  [ Read More ]


Pound of Flesh Movie Review

Posted by juliana On June - 5 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Pound of Flesh eOne Entertainment Director: Ernie Barbarism Writer: Joshua James Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, John Ralston, Charlotte Peters, Aki Aleong Running time: 104 minutes, Rated R (Violence, Language, Sexuality) IN THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON VOD AND iTunes: May 15, 2015 Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Deacon. A former French special ops in retirement whom travels to the Phillipines to give one of his kidneys to his dying 12 year old niece. He stops a guy from beating a girl in front of a club, and as a reward, she offers to buy him a drink – not something you should be doing the day before you give a kidney.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Action, MOVIES, REVIEWS

Time Lapse Movie Review

Posted by juliana On June - 5 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Time Lapse XLrator Media Director: Bradley King Writer: Bradley King, BP Cooper Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’ Leary, George Finn, Amin Joseph, Jason Spisak, Sharon Maughan, David Figlioli, Judith Drake, Mark C. Hanson Running time: 1 hr 44 min, Unrated (Language, Violence, Mild Sexuality) AVAILABLE IN THEATERS AND VOD: May 15, 2015 Finn (Matt O’Leary) is a canvas artist whom is lacking inspiration. In the meantime he works as a superintendent for a small ground level apartment complex. He lives with his girlfriend Callie (Danielle Panabaker) and their friend/roommate, Jasper (George Finn). Callie and Finn usually check in on the tenants, most of which are elderly, to make sure  [ Read More ]

Categories: Fantasy, REVIEWS

San Andreas Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On June - 5 - 2015 0 Comment

SAN ANDREAS Warner Bros Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for  Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director: Brad Peyton Screenwriter:  Carlton Cuse, story by André Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore Cast:  Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti Screened at: Regal E-Walk, NYC, 5/27/15 Opens:  May 29, 2015 New York may be ground zero, ever-mindful of another attack by our enemies, but at least you can negotiate with the Ayatollahs, can’t you?  But you cannot mess with Mother Nature.  You might predict what she will do next—tsunami, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, sleet-storm—but you can’t do much to prevent her from having her way.  So while an  [ Read More ]


Sons of Liberty Blu-ray Review

Posted by juliana On June - 5 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Sons of Liberty Lionsgate / The History Channel Director: Kari Skogland Writer: David C. White; Stephen David; Kirk Ellis ;Zachary Herrmann; Jordan Rosenblum Cast: Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Henry Thomas, Michael Raymond-James, Rafe Spall, Jason O’Mara,Dean Norris, Emily Berrington Running Time: 270 minutes (3 part miniseries); Unrated (Violence, mild language, mild sexuality) Special Features: 3 behind the scenes featurettes – Lensing Liberty; Men of Independence; The Choreography of War Available on DVD, VOD, Blu-Ray on May 26th The Sons of Liberty were a group of American colonists that created the 13 colonies to protect rights and fight taxation from the English crown. This miniseries tells the stories  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, DVD NEWS, NEWS, REVIEWS

Testament of Youth Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On May - 31 - 2015 0 Comment

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: James Kent Screenwriter:  Juliette Towhidi, from Vera Brittain’s memoir Cast:  Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson Screened at: Opens:  June 5, 2015 A friend tells me that he is going to write his memoir, which makes me wonder: “Are you famous?”  I realize, now, that you don’t have to be a celebrity to write a memoir.  You need only to be a witness to extraordinary developments and, of course, to be a good writer if you hope to sell the book.  Vera Brittain  [ Read More ]


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