Dallas hosted their 11th Comic-Con at the Irving Convention Center May 17-19. This is no small event, having had Patrick Stewart and Stan Lee last year, which was rather shocking when I discovered this event in March 2013. Upon discovery, this became the plan for a post-graduation trip, since a jaunt to San Diego Comic Con was extremely unlikely. Three day passes to the event ran $50, not bad considering the line-up for the event that featured William Shatner, Brandon Routh, Ioan Gruffudd, Richard Dean Anderson and more. Continue reading “2013 Dallas Comic-Con”
Months of teasers, brilliant virtual marketing and sly hints from the cast and director finally paid off when the new ‘Star Trek” film hit theatres. It reunites the cast from the 2009 blockbuster, with Chris Pine playing Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock and newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliantly mysterious villain John Harrison.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic “The Great Gatsby” has made its way back to the silver screen. In the most recent adaptation, prepare to be awed.
We are first introduced to Nick Callaway in a therapy session, recounting his time with Gatsby, the film set as a flashback. From here we also meet the flighty daisy, Nick’s cousin, and her wandering husband Tom, but Jay Gatsby is the character that eludes audiences. When he is finally introduced, it is to a backdrop of a wild party that makes one wistful to be a part of the madness.
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Since “Iron Man” hit screens in 2008, Marvel has been building its cinematic universe; that “Phase One” culminated in the billion dollar blockbuster “The Avengers.” Director Shane Black had the job of creating the follow-up movie to that massive flick, and did he deliver or what?
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“Pain and Gain” is the new crime action comedy from Michael Bay and took first in the domestic box office for its April 26 opening weekend. The movie is based on a true story and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie.
The film opens to Daniel Lugo as he is attempting to escape the police. By having this scene first, the movie is then told entirely in flashback from the point of view of Lugo, his associates Adrian Doorbal and Paul Doyle, and the initial victim Victor Kershaw.
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