Category Archives: Movies

Comic-Con: Lionsgate panel featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

0 Submitted by on Thu, 09 July 2015, 13:21
by Sandra Kraisirideja “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Willow Shields attended the Lionsgate panel in Hall H to discuss the ending of the franchise and answer fan questions. Conan O’Brien moderated the panel, which also featured director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson. After some brief introductions a full-length trailer for Continue Reading...
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Review: Inside Out is a Perfect Primer for Parents with Teens

0 Submitted by on Fri, 19 June 2015, 01:09
by Sandra Kraisirideja Inside Out, the new Disney Pixar movie featuring the voice talent of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith, deals with concepts and emotions that will resonate strongly with pre-teens and their parents. The ideas in the movie reflect the new parental challenges being faced director Pete Docter as his daughter, Elie, grew Continue Reading...
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Review: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World

0 Submitted by on Wed, 10 June 2015, 06:00
by Sandra Kraisirideja Jurassic World, starring fan favorite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is so highly anticipated that it will not matter what critics say about the movie. Audiences are going to see it and they will love it. What it lacks in story and character development is more than made up for with spectacular visual effects and amazing Continue Reading...
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Review: Pitch Perfect 2 with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson

0 Submitted by on Thu, 14 May 2015, 23:56
by Sandra Kraisirideja Pitch Perfect 2, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, brings back all the lovable misfit a capella singers from the original, and offers even more musical performances and bigger laughs. Wilson, who plays Fat Amy, became the breakout star from the first movie and she has an expanded role in the sequel, including a love story with Continue Reading...
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2015 Summer Preview

0 Submitted by on Tue, 12 May 2015, 00:50
by Sandra Kraisirideja Summer is the time of year when studios lay it all on the line and hope the next three months can finance more moviemaking next year. This list is not a comprehensive report of all the films opening between now and Labor Day. Rather, it’s a curated offering containing only the films that I have an interest Continue Reading...
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Joss Whedon Delivers a Satisfying Sequel with Avengers: Age of Ultron

0 Submitted by on Thu, 30 April 2015, 23:04
By Sandra Kraisirideja Joss Whedon understands the importance of a well-crafted story and his exceptional ability to combine heart, humor and action is proven once again with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Returning again as writer-director of the blockbuster franchise, which lies at the center of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Whedon keeps the relationships between Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Continue Reading...
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Review: Monkey Kingdom

0 Submitted by on Thu, 16 April 2015, 22:50
By Sandra Kraisirideja Disneynature’s latest documentary, Monkey Kingdom, follows a female macaque monkey and her infant son as they struggle to survive in the jungles of South Asia. Co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, Monkey Kingdom brings viewers up close and personal into the lives of a troop of macaque monkeys. Filmed over the course of three years in Continue Reading...
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Review: McFarland, USA

0 Submitted by on Thu, 19 February 2015, 23:56
by Sandra Kraisrideja McFarland, USA, starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, is an enjoyable, heartwarming movie that has all the trademark elements of a Disney sports biopic. The formula usually goes something like this: washed up, down-on-his-luck coach gets a job coaching a team filled with misfits, losers or some combination thereof; there is some physical, social or economic hurdle Continue Reading...
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Review: Jupiter Ascending

0 Submitted by on Fri, 06 February 2015, 08:30
by Sandra Kraisirideja Jupiter Ascending takes place in a universe befitting the creative minds of Andy and Lana Wachowski, best known for The Matrix franchise. Just as with their other films, the Wachowskis serve as writers, directors and producers on Jupiter Ascending. Try as they might, however, the Wachowskis may never hit upon that combination of ground-breaking visual effects and Continue Reading...
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies takes viewers to Middle Earth one last time

0 Submitted by on Thu, 18 December 2014, 21:29
By Sandra Kraisirideja Perhaps dwarves are not as cuddly as hobbits. Whatever the reason, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, lacks the emotional core that made the Lord of the Rings series so endearing. The final installment in the Hobbit franchise is visually impressive and the landscapes of Middle Earth are still breathtaking. While it’s fun Continue Reading...
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