When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. [Read more...]
Baz Luhrmann is an acquired taste. He is a director who isn’t shy about over-embellishing his films with extravagant visual delights and audacious use of modern music that either clicks with you or doesn’t. Yet, whereas most filmmakers have a nasty tendency to let their own stylistic excesses overtake their productions, Luhrmann’s vision often compliments the story at hand.
His latest feature, The Great Gatsby, is no different and exactly what most have come to expect from the audacious filmmaker, but whether or not that is a good thing depends squarely on you. Read the full review after the break. [Read more...]
Safe Haven is the latest Nicholas Sparks romance novel to be adapted into a feature film. It opened in theaters this past Valentine’s Day, and it is available today on Blu-ray. Read my review after the break.
Henry Fonda is one of the most iconic film actors in American Cinema, though he didn’t receive a Best Actor Academy Award until a few months before his death. Fortunately, the appreciation for his work has only grown over the years, which leads us to tomorrow’s DVD release of The Henry Fonda Film Collection. Check out my review after the break.
For Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), the events that took place in New York during the finale of The Avengers were very traumatic. How do you deal with something like that? Medication, therapy? For the average person, maybe, but not Tony Stark. Keeping himself busy to keep his mind off of New York, Tony builds more and more Iron Man suits. However, his obsession is pushing away the one thing he truly cares about: Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). But when a new threat in the form of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) reduces his personal world to rubble, Tony must rely solely on instinct and ingenuity to avenge his losses and protect the people he loves. [Read more...]
If you missed the crime thriller Broken City in theaters, then you’ll have a chance to see it again when it releases on Blu-ray next Tuesday. However, if you are more digitally-inclined, you can download the film in HD now on various platforms. Wondering if you should pony up the money? Read my review after the break.
Getting that aching feeling that a film is a retread or just grabbing bits and pieces from previously similar titles is nothing new in this day an age. Not that it should be a cause for concern or anything, but it’s more or less what Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion is. The idea isn’t entirely original, some of the executed scenes in question isn’t entirely original either, but what Kosinski has gotten down to the letter to make it somewhat original is that he can create a world that feels visceral, authentic, and pretty damn spectacular. The plot of the film is an entirely different story however. Hit the jump for the full review of Universal Pictures’ Oblivion. [Read more...]
Want to know a great way to get me interested in something? Add the name Eli Roth to any part of it and I’m sold. If one of the most iconic horror directors and one of my personal favorites is interested enough in being an executive producer on something, then I see no reason why I too shouldn’t want to check it out. And that is exactly what has brought my curiosity to the new original series for Netflix, “Hemlock Grove”. While the full series is not available until this coming Friday, we at MovieViral got a sneak peek at the first three episodes. Keep reading to find out my thoughts. MINOR SPOILERS to follow.
Flat out, it takes a lot of balls to say that you are going to do a remake of Evil Dead. Even a bigger set if you are going with a “new vision”. You better be prepared for what’s coming to you. You also better be prepared to make a great film. The original is a staple of horror fans all over and with the latest in not so great horror remakes, well the odds are just not in your favor. So how does the Fede Alvarez film hold up now that’s it’s out? Does it join the lower ranks of letdowns of past or does it set itself apart? Keep reading to find out my thoughts.
In June 1993, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios brought dinosaurs back to life in the most groundbreaking cinema experience of its time. Jurassic Park was an instant hit, bringing home over $900 million worldwide. For the 20th anniversary of this picture, Spielberg went back and decided to convert the film to 3D and IMAX, making 2 of my wishes come true. But, is it worth the extra $3 or even $7 for the IMAX Experience? [Read more...]