Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category


  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Movie Review: The Dudes are Back!

    Even though the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie doesn’t have much of a plot, it still has enough nostalgia, action-sequences, and humor to serve as quite an enjoyable August flick! The review contains some spoilers. I have warned you all…Cowabunga! I ended up watching the film because of nostalgia. I remember playing as Donatello […]



  • 5 Things I Want to See in “Mockingjay”

    By now, you’ve probably seen the latest teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, featuring an address by President Snow (and a silent Peeta and quietly defiant Johanna) interrupted by a rebel broadcast starring Beetee. Beetee informs the citizens of Panem that District 13 exists and its message: “The Mockingjay lives.” Aside from […]



  • Will ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Pass the Bechdel Test?

    As a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’m extremely excited for Guardians of the Galaxy to come out this August. I’ve latched onto the character Gamora, played by the always incredible Zoe Saldana, and I’m very excited to see Karen Gillian play Nebula as well. As the release date draws closer I can’t help […]


  • As Seen on the Big Screen: The Fault in Our Stars

    I’m an avid reader, and I’m sure many people share the feeling I get when I hear the news that one of my favorite books is being adapted into a film: a potent cocktail of anticipation and dread.  Who will play my favorite character?  Which of my favorite moments will end up on the cutting […]


  • Get Swept Away by The Fault in Our Stars

    The first thing a book reader must reconcile themselves with when they hear one of their favorite books is being adapted into a film is that things will be changed.  Sometimes it’s for the better, but more often than not, it’s for the worse.  So a disconnection is usually necessary, treating the film adaptation as […]


  • Get Spellbound by Disney’s Maleficent

    I grew up on classic fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty.  I was swept away by the magical and kind-hearted fairies, frightened by the evil Maleficent and her wicked curse, and overjoyed when the valiant Prince Phillip defeated the witch in her monstrous dragon form and saved Aurora from her awful fate.  As a child, I […]


  • HBO Movie Review: The Normal Heart

    Based off the play by Larry Kramer, Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart tackles the beginnings of the AIDS crisis.  Initially referred to as GRID or gay-related immune deficiency, the disease was viewed as something happening to bad people who did bad things.  We now know that is not the case.  The Normal Heart gives us […]