Alice Through the Looking Glass

Disney’s latest live action fairy tale is “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.” However, the return to Underland is unfortunately heavy with CGI and light on emotion for viewers. The film, like the book it is based on, follows Alice some time after her first round of adventures in “Underland.” Here she is a sea-captain striving for her “six impossible things before breakfast.” But when she returns to land, she is confronted with the inevitability of growing up and taking responsibility. Saved by the bell,or rather the sound of Alan Rickman’s last performance to … Continue reading Alice Through the Looking Glass

The Lone Ranger

When the announcement was made that “The Lone Ranger” was making its way to the big screen, I was skeptical. Not in the sense of skeptical that I am every time a book I enjoyed is optioned for film, but in the sense that I had absolutely no idea what the fuss was about. I knew about the Ranger and Tonto, and Silver, as well as the theme song and that was the extent of my knowledge.

The movie follows the lines of the most popularly accepted origin story, where a group of lawmen set off to find Butch Cavendish(William Fichter) and bring him to justice. An ambush leads John Reid (Armie Hammer) to don the mask and set of with Tonto (Johnny Depp) to find Cavendish and avoid a war between the settlers and the Comanche Indians. box office

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21 Jump Street

Perhaps you have heard of a little known actor named Johnny Depp. The TV show that started his blockbuster career has now been adapted into a movie. “21 Jump Street,” based on the TV show of the same name, follows police officers as they conduct stings within the public school system.

Jenko and Schmidt find themselves right back where it all began: high school.

The 2012 movie follows Jenko and Schmidt, two officers who just can’t seem to get it together. After an arrest gone wrong, they are sent to Jump Street to take part in a resurrected program that busts drug rings in high schools. Continue reading “21 Jump Street”