The Collegian attended a press day with comedy stars Marlon Wayans and Gabriel Iglesias for their latest parody film, “A Haunted House 2,” which debuts in theaters April 18.
Fans of Rick Riordan’s popular “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” book series, rejoice. “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Sea of Monsters,” although not identical to its book counterpart, certainly bears more resemblance to the novel than its flawed predecessor “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief.”
The concept of a supernatural creature falling in love with a human is not new. Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga and the traditional fairy tale of “Beauty and the Beast” depict tales of uncommon love interests. However, “Warm Bodies,” the zombified version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” marks the first time that a zombie has been portrayed as a rational, loving creature.
“Gangster Squad,” the neo-noir action thriller directed by Ruben Fleischer, bears many traits similar to its characters: the film is stylish and trigger-happy but could use some better dialogue from Will Beall’s unsurprising script.
Overall, “Django Unchained” is technically executed perfectly and has a rewarding adventure at its core, and can still suit as a good bit of entertainment, although a risky one.
After a 10 year hiatus, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” welcomes viewers back to the world created by author J. R. R Tolkien, where evil makes its way back into the light through the hands of an unsuspecting hobbit on an unexpected journey.