Pride and Prejudice & Zombies (***1/2) does good bad cinema

If you like zombies, but never tried a Jane Austen story, let this be your bridge. If you like Jane Austen and your boyfriend / husband likes the zombies, this is probably the closest you'll get to enjoying something together. Or, if you are like your wife and me, you'll hope they make a sequel.

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300 Rise of an Empire – Introducing the “B” Team

300 Rise of an Empire - 2014 Director Noam Murro Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro Screenplay Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad 300 Rise of an Empire is a story, starting with the Battle of Marathon and concluding with the Battle of Salamis.  This is before, during and after the Battle of Thermopylae which is the focus of the … Continue reading 300 Rise of an Empire – Introducing the “B” Team

The Purge: If everything was just so…

The Purge - 2013 Written & Directed by James DeMonaco Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller, Arija Bareikis Dystopian stories are often made with some political point in mind.  The author generally feels that we have valued something in society that not only could cause our destruction, but will be overlooked to the point of … Continue reading The Purge: If everything was just so…

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is what happens when Twilight succeeds

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - 2013 Director Harald Zwart Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, C. C. H. Pounder, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Screenplay Jessica Postigo Paquette based on the book by Cassandra Clare When Griffin Mill mocked his fellow producers who wanted "eliminate the writer from the artistic process," this can't have been what … Continue reading Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is what happens when Twilight succeeds