What if Superman really does exist? As much as I was looking forward to the most anticipated movie event of the year, “Man of Steel,” I was nervous with all the hype and especially with Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”), who is known for visual overload, at the director’s chair. But when I caught a footage [...]
“Wizard of Oz” may be a movie originally made for kids, but “Oz: The Great and Powerful” is a magical spectacle and story enjoyable for all ages. The vivid visuals alone are worth the admission price. The 3-D makes the special effects really pop but not overused. And especially for those who’ve never seen the 1939 film, director’s Sam Raimi’s version of ‘Oz’ is sweepingly enchanting and engaging.
Kathryn Bigelow teamed up again with Mark Boal to produce “Zero Dark Thirty,” chronicling a decade worth of intelligence efforts that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden on May 6, 2011.”Zero Dark Thirty” is well-crafted, but it’s very clinical. There’s no character or plot development, background on the characters or side stories. Aside from rare fragments of tension, the first two-thirds of the film is, bluntly put, pretty boring.
Based on a true story, “The Impossible” recounts an unbelievable tale of survival of Enrique Alvarez, Maria Belon, and their three young sons, Lucas, Thomas, Simon. The film will grab you from the start. “The Impossible” is a real tear-jerker. It’s impossibly gut-wrenching, and often times, difficult to watch. At the same time, it’s also uplifting and healing to see resilience, kindness and love of families and community coming together and helping one another. Miracles do happen and “The Impossible” is an example of that.