A Film Review of The Corpse Bride

Tim Burton’s: A Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson. The film’s was setting is back in a Victorian village during the late 1800s. It is an animation (stop motion), fantasy, and musical.

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A Film Review of A Shadow of a Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire (Universal, 2000) is a fictional film about the making of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu set in the 1920’s Art Deco era of Germany.  Murnau, played by John Malkovich, is a director with a singular and obsessive goal: to make a film portraying the fate of a real-life vampire, Max Schrek, played by Willem Dafoe.  Murnau had originally wanted to make a film version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but was denied the rights of Stoker’s novel by his surviving estate.  So instead of Count Dracula, the vampire villain is changed to Count Orlock and the title of the film is changed to NosferatuShadow of the Vampire, while made to seem like an historical account of the making of Nosferatu, remains a thriller/horror feature in which the true nature of a supernatural creature is revealed with deadly consequences to the human filmmakers.

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A Movie Review of The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game staring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley is a biographical drama released in 2014. The movie is set in London, England during the tragic World War II.

The Imitation Game is based on the life of mathematician Alan Turing and his quest of working for the British government trying to crack the German’s enigma machine to win the war. The film showcases Turing’s unique personality and his unstable relationships with his coworkers. During the film Turing also battles his, then illegal, sin of homosexuality. You are taken for an emotional ride as only a part of Turing’s life is revealed.

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A movie Review of Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an action, Sci-Fi adventure that continues to redefine how fans view Marvel and their range of storytelling. Though the movie featured a star cast such as Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper, most of the film’s major talent were trapped behind animated characters:  This strange choice, along with the off-the-wall humor, is a why many viewers believed the movie was set failure. If anything, the plot seemed to be a modern rehash of Dumb and Dumber set in space.

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Movie Review of The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is a Coen Brother’s film starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. The setting takes place in Los Angeles and a considerable amount of the character’s time is spent in a bowling alley. This film is considered a comedy as well as a drama.

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Movie Review of Pride and Prejudice

The film Pride and Prejudice (2005) brought Jane Austen’s novel to the big screen for the first time since 1940. It stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Donald Sutherland, and Judi Dench. Set in late 18th century England, this historical romantic film portrays a time where the best a woman could do was find a wealthy husband.

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Movie Review of Shawshank Redemption

Shawshank Redemption is a thrilling and mysterious film is directed by Frank Darabont, the director behind The Green Mile, The Walking Dead, and The Mist. The film stars many well known actors such as Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Gunton. This film takes place in a prison located in Northeast America. This movie involves a lot of crime and drama.

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Movie Review of “Interstellar”

The movie “Interstellar” is a science fiction movie that came out in 2014.  The story was written by Christopher Nolan and has a cast full of well known actors.  Matthew McConaughey plays the main protagonist Cooper.  Other prominent actors in the film are Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine.  “Interstellar” takes place in the near future in an Earth that is slowly dying.  There are constant dust storms and and crops are not growing.  Cooper, being a former astronaut knows that the only way to save humanity is to find a new home on a planet other than Earth.

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox–Movie Review by Stephen Krogman

The Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is a stop-motion animated film based on the book by the same name, Fantastic_mr_foxwritten by Ronald Dahl, is a widely known children’s book that detailed the various escapades of a particularly intelligent “Mr. Fox” and his family. Even though the movie was not given very much publicity, and made no real records, it certainly had some big names, such as Meryl Streep and George Clooney in it to lend a hand. The movie is an interesting and charming adventure/comedy, which takes place in rural England, and appears to be set somewhere around modern times.

The main idea behind both the book and the movie is that Mr. Fox, a very clever animal that lives in relative tranquility decides to make trouble for his human neighbors by stealing food from their mass farms. The three farmers in the surrounding area, Walt Boggis, Nate Bunce, and Frank Bean, all have their own claims to fame in their own rights, but none of them have the guile to outwit Mr. Fox, who proceeds to take geese, chickens, and apples right from under their noses. The three nasty farmers band together to outgun Mr. Fox, who inadvertently puts his entire family, and seemingly the rest of the nearby wildlife in danger by drawing attention to his thieving actions. Continue reading

Greatness, Album Review by Jadarius Thompson

Kanye West‘s album called the “Graduation” is not only one of my favorite albums but it’s electrifying. Kanye is known for a lot of things; like acting crazy, being a fashion icon, musically genius, visionary, producer–the list goes on. The album before this he actually did really well called “late Registration” but this album I am discussing today is the best hands down. Great punch lines, metaphors, excellent sounds on the track. This was only just the beginning of Mr. West journey of greatness and success.

“Graduation” was released in 2007 by Roc-A-Fella records and the highly anticipated album was just more than phenomenal and expanded not only his fan base but brought his creativity to a new level. Let’s face it Kanye is very crazy but he is a mad genius when it comes to music. I could not simply just pick one song from here because there are too many great ones like Can’t Tell me Nothing, Big Brother, Champion, I Wonder, and Stronger just to name a few. This is one of those albums where you can let the whole track play without even turning to the next song because you don’t like it. The melody and Harmony he used to magnify the greatness in the sound did so much justice. Honestly if he could let people download the instrumentals of each track it would be great because they give you a positive vibe and it’s very soothing. I can defiantly say that music calms the savage beast and if you need some relaxation listen to this magnificent album.

This is something that anyone can listen to and limited cursing is another reason why I find it great. He talks about his future, his dad, his mentor/ brother figure Jay Z, overcoming obstacles and, he touches a lot of areas that people scared to discuss or just look over and it’s very interesting. He motivated me with a couple of those songs and till this day I can listen to those tracks and just relate and grow from it. Just like he did on his musical journey. This album was first on the billboards charts and he changed the game of hip hop with this album. He should be arrested for not bringing us this music faster. This album is not only for hip hop this album could be listed as other genres as well very diverse and a master piece.


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