RoboCop (2014)

Released: February 12, 2014. Directed by: José Padilha. Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish. Runtime: 117 min. In a time where remakes are a dime a dozen, MGM comes out with a remake of the 1987 cult-classic "RoboCop," which isn't nearly as good as the original, but who would expect it would be? I … Continue reading RoboCop (2014)


The Lego Movie (2014)

Released: February 7, 2014. Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman. Runtime: 100 min. "The LEGO Movie" isn't just a great animated film, it's filled with humour and satirical jabs at corporate America, namely the leader of the lego world being called President Business; the fact that if you're … Continue reading The Lego Movie (2014)

Pompeii (2014)

Released: February 21, 2014. Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson. Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland. Runtime: 105 min. Director Paul W.S. Anderson steps onto new territory for him with "Pompeii," after directing a deadly fast car race ("Death Race"), aliens and predators ("AVP: Alien vs. Predator") and mutated creatures (three of the "Resident Evil" … Continue reading Pompeii (2014)

3 Days to Kill (2014)

Released: February 21, 2014. Directed by: McG. Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard. Runtime: 113 min. French writer and producer (sometimes director) Luc Besson is back at it again writing the story and co-writing the screenplay (with Adi Hasak) for "3 Days to Kill." Music video director turned filmmaker McG takes over directing duties; … Continue reading 3 Days to Kill (2014)

Her (2013) Review

Released: January 10, 2014 (wide release). Directed by: Spike Jonze. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson. Runtime: 126 min. Love is sometimes a strange, but such a beautiful thing. Oftentimes, one can't help who they love romantically - the heart wants what the heart wants, as some say. In "Labor Day," Kate Winslet's Adele … Continue reading Her (2013) Review

In Secret (2014) Review

Released: February 21, 2014. Directed by: Charlie Stratton. Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange. Runtime: 101 min. Note: I saw this way back in September at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere, I just forgot to post my review of this. "In Secret" is a period piece that has a lot of history behind … Continue reading In Secret (2014) Review

Winter’s Tale (2014) Review

Released: February 14, 2014. Directed by: Akiva Goldsman. Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe. Runtime: 118 min. "Winter's Tale" is a story about destiny. It also has spirit guides in the form of flying white horses. That's the first hint that it has a larger focus on the fantasy aspect of it, and … Continue reading Winter’s Tale (2014) Review

February 14-18 Box Office Predictions

On this long weekend, for new films are being released. The remake of a 1987 action classic "RoboCop" (released on Wednesday); "Endless Love" a romance flick starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde; "Winter's Tale" starring Colin Farrell;" and another 80s remake with Kevin Hart, "About Last Night." The original "RoboCop" has a big fanbase as … Continue reading February 14-18 Box Office Predictions

The Monuments Men (2014)

Released: February 7, 2014. Directed by: George Clooney. Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray. Runtime: 118 min. "The Monuments Men" follows a platoon of unlikely heroes at the end of the Second World War who are tasked with retrieving art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It's a story … Continue reading The Monuments Men (2014)

Vampire Academy (2014)

Released: February 7, 2014. Directed by: Mark Waters. Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky. Runtime: 104 min. "Vampire Academy," based on the novel of the same name by Richelle Mead (adapted by Dan Waters, writer of "Heathers"), follows a young woman, the wild and dangerous Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch). She's a Dhampir, half human/half … Continue reading Vampire Academy (2014)