Sometimes, the current state of Hollywood leaves me depressed. We’re plagued by reboots, sequels, and other non-original ideas that constantly seem to stink up the creative universe with each release, one right after the other. From recent financial disaster Jem and the Holograms, to even the largely (financially) successful Transformers films, Hollywood’s glowing, promising star seems to dwindle faster and faster. But once in a while, there is a cinematic adaptation of a beloved property that gets it right. One that is a nice reminder that movie versions can be done correctly. Specifically today, I am talking about The Peanuts Movie, starring the amazing characters created by the immortal Charles M. Schulz.
Continue reading “Good Grief”: “The Peanuts Movie” Movie Review
With still a few months until release, and with tickets flying off the internet shelves, the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is here. And to say it is beautiful is an understatement to the nerdy loving eye. Behold the glory that is this new footage, for truly I believe this is the trailer you have been looking for: Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens New Trailer Released
Everyone is always searching for some sort of idol. One who represents our dreams and ambitions in life, and how we would like to end up in our more mature state of living. For me, that person is Guillermo del Toro, the man that has directed countless amounts of beautiful, haunting, electric, and bizarre cinematic adventures–including Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim. In short, I’ve never met a del Toro film I didn’t like, though some I love more than others. And with his recent effort, Crimson Peak, Guillermo is returning to the Gothic horror genre, a world he seems most comfortable in and understands better than any other.
Continue reading “Love Makes Monsters of Us All”–“Crimson Peak” Review
The time has arrived for one of the most anticipated images of 2015 to be released. Yep, that’s right, the official theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here, and thank the maker, it is beautiful. And full of Geekette-approved power, too!
Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theatrical Poster Released
Many people have a hard time taking the Magic Mike franchise seriously. The main focus is on the character Mike (Channing Tatum), a male stripper who has a dream of becoming an independent furniture designer. And I’m sure when reading any of these aspects, the possibility of Female Empowerment being featured within these films seems like a joke at best. Well, in the sequel XXL, that is actually far from the case. And, yeah, I’m not the only one that thinks this.
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS
Continue reading For Our Queens: The Hidden Female Empowerment in “Magic Mike XXL”
Back in the 90’s, I was a frequent visitor of Disney World’s Epcot. Inside the park’s Future World was an area themed to the human body, that housed a show called Cranium Command. The attraction allowed you to go inside the mind, and help a younger solider control the emotions of a teenage boy. And though it is gone from Epcot’s current roster, the ideas it provided always made me wish it were a movie. Well, thanks to Pixar, we are given the closest thing I will ever get to seeing Cranium Command on the big screen. Let me introduce you to Inside Out.
Continue reading “The Voices Inside” – Pixar’s “Inside Out” Movie Review
Twenty-two years ago, a little movie arrived at the pop culture doorstep, and it was loud, fierce, and would become an icon of cinema. That movie was Jurassic Park, based on the science fiction novel by Michael Crichton, which inspired a film franchise, theme park rides, and more. Now, in 2015, the latest entry into the Jurassic series, Jurassic World, is stomping into theaters. Is it as classic like the original? Or does it sit just as awkwardly on the shelf as The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 does? Let’s open the gates and see how this nostalgic park of dino-fantasy is doing.
Continue reading “Do The Dinosaur”: “Jurassic World” Movie Review
Biopics can be a hit or miss situation. Either they have a ton of quality, filled with an incredible cast, or they are given the cheesy, effortless treatment with tons of false facts and awful make up (looking at you, Man in the Mirror). But then there are the interesting cases where the film can be a bit of both, one of which is the latest Weinstein Company release, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
Continue reading “Our Mona Lisa” – “Woman in Gold” Review
Here at DG, we like to give our thoughts on new releases that are important to our readers. This week, we’re gonna take a look at a cinematic fairy tale – one that is stirring up quite a few discussions among the internet. So what did the Geekettes think of Disney’s latest live-action adaptation, Cinderella? Well, get a hold of your glass slippers and let’s take a look:
Continue reading “The Shoe Fits”: DG Reviews Disney’s Cinderella (2015)
I consider myself to be a fan of romance. I read fairy tales, I like listening to Peter Gabriel, and I eat way too much chocolate on a daily basis. And the best thing about romance is that everyone can have their ideal fantasies of how it’s supposed to be. For me, big poofy dresses, strolls through Central Park, and an 80’s soundtrack are usually involved. But to each their own, as they say, which definitely applies to the population that finds a certain book, which is now a movie, the height of their romantic fantasies. And in case you haven’t realized which movie I am speaking of, just know that it uses a lot of grey. Tons, and tons of it. Fifty shades, you might even say.SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD
Continue reading “I Put A Spell On You”: “Fifty Shades of Grey” – A Rage Quit Review