Vampire Academy

Another year, another young adult adaptation, and yet another featuring supernatural forces. While this may seem the statement of an exasperated reviewer, the truth is, the exasperation comes for the expectations I hold for many of these films.

This is no different with the new “Vampire Academy,” now in theatres. Released pre- “Twilight” craze, the main character even makes a comment regarding the sparkly vampires, and how the vamps of VA do no such thing. Continue reading “Vampire Academy”

Thor: The Dark World

We have finally reached the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! “Thor: The Dark World” will fly into theatres November 8 and it has been well worth the wait.

Director Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) has taken the helm from Kenneth Branagh and improved upon the mythology established in the 2011 film, and furthered in 2012’s “The Avengers.” Taylor keeps the “historical” feel of Asgardian civilization intact, and makes ‘The Dark World” a shining gem in the Marvel Universe.

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White House Down

In March audiences were treated to the destruction of the Capitol in “Olympus Has Fallen,” a “Die Hard” knock-off featuring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Three months later, we have another, this time starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx as the agent and the president, respectively.

WHD follows John Cale, a Capitol security officer who is trying to get a job on the President’s Secret Service. After his interview, he takes his daughter, a political aficionado  on a tour of the White House, when terrorists strike. After blowing the Rotunda of the Capitol and successfully diverting attention from the White House, a team of men made up of a hacker(who will remind audiences a great deal of arms dealer Justin Hammer from “Iron Man 2” in his behavior), a group of white supremacists, a disavowed wet-works expert and a father seeking vengeance for his sons lost life in the Middle East conflicts.1183878 - WHITE HOUSE DOWN

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