The release of “Underworld: Awakening” proves that the vampire obsession is still in high gear. The fourth film in a series with a well-established mythology and fan base, the Underworld saga follows Death Dealer Selene in a world where vampires and lycans (werewolves) are continuously at war. “Underworld: Awakening” picks up 12 years after “Underworld:…
With the likes of “300” and “ Clash of the Titans” still a blockbuster memory, the newest Greek epic to grace the big screen is “Immortals.” Loosely based on the myth of Theseus, it follows him as he confronts the evil King Hyperion in his goal for world domination. Theseus is the hero of the…
Ever heard of Bernie Madoff? The scandal bearing his name served as a source of inspiration for the film “Tower Heist.” Its release is also poised to tie in with the Occupy Wall Street movement and the accusations of corruption and greed being so prominent on Wall Street. Ben Stiller and Matthew Broderick lead the cast, with…
The writings of William Shakespeare are taught to the world for their detail and fascinating characters. Yet, the events surrounding the man who wrote the plays remain a mystery that has captivated the minds like those of Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud. The movie “Anonymous” attempts to tackle the idea that William Shakespeare did not…
The Three Musketeers
Opening against the “found footage” phenomenon that is “Paranormal Activity 3,” is the swashbuckling action movie “The Three Musketeers.” Hardly the first attempt at making the Alexander Dumas’ novel into a movie, the film tells of young d’Artagnan, played by Logan Lerman, and his aspiration to join the Musketeers.
The robot boxing movie “Real Steel” debuted in theaters, having to contend with George Clooney’s political thriller “The Ides of March” and the continuing reign of “The Lion King 3D.” “Real Steel” is set in the near future where boxing is now in the metallic hands of robots, since they can sustain higher amounts of…
Vampire fans can finally rejoice. The toothed terrors finally burn in the sun again, a good old wooden stake or holy water will do them in and they actually have fangs (although at one point they had rows of them). The remake of the 1986 cult classic Fright Night arrived in theatres Friday, August 19,…