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.
“Wreck-it Ralph,” a computer-animated adventure film directed by Rich Moore, is an intriguing, loving film, with engaging characters, suspenseful conflicts and an arcade-inspired music score.
“Tai Chi Zero,” a Chinese martial arts film by director Stephen Fung, has a thin plotline with a in tongue-in-cheek tone, manic steampunk and video game interpolation and, of course, plenty of hand-to-hand combat.
“Taken 2” will satisfy moviegoers who care to follow up with Bryan and the people hell-bent on making his life miserable, but newcomers can also enjoy the film’s noble take on revenge.
While many cop films rest on their laurels by filling scripts with stereotyped characters and cliched plot points, “End of Watch” plays out on different terms, elevating the standards of the genre.
“Prometheus” aims to invite an interesting dialogue about creation and even extraterrestrial life, and does so with visually stunning clarity, believable futuristic technology and a handful of well-trained actors. The major crux in such an artistic film, however, is the lack of a substantial story development to better suit those ideas.
No matter how hard one may try, it seems society may never be able to escape the notion of political correctness.
The real story concerning the sinking of the RMS Titanic is not the movie, the exhibits or the food that was served, but the lives of the many people that were tragically changed or ended altogether.
“Blue Like Jazz,” the film adaptation of Don Miller’s New York Times Best Seller of the same name, has major obligations it fails to fulfill.
The Collegian’s assistant entertainment editor, Femi Abroisade, was able to attain a one-on-one interview with Steve Taylor, the director of “Blue Like Jazz.”