“Extremely Wicked” left me feeling extremely thirsty.
Misguided adaptation reduces the novel’s complex themes to horror cliché. Everything in the film has been done before, and done better, but its greatest sin is in how dreadfully boring it is.
The dimly lit University Theatre was equal parts animated voices and bent necks as students stared intently at their smartphones. The crowd erupted into applause as film director Amy Adrion alongside Jonathan Wysocki, Long Beach State University lecturer in both the Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Film[Read More…]
In the 61 years the world has known Dr. Seuss’ Grinch there is one thing all the different grinches had in common: they were mean. They all hated Christmas and the people of Whoville. However, the newest retelling of “The Grinch” has a very different take on everyone’s favorite holiday[Read More…]
For the past few years, World War II dramas have taken a very conventional approach to their storytelling, focusing on either a key political figure fighting from an office, a few boots on the ground or planes in the sky. Finally, a movie has come along that seeks to break[Read More…]
Sony has released its latest attempt to get back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of “Venom,” a standalone story based around the titular character, and much like the 2007 attempt to bring him to life, it’s a disaster. While investigating the Life Corporation and its shady practices,[Read More…]
“Fuck Wolverine. First, he rides my coattails with the R-rating, and then that hairy motherfucker ups the ante by dying! What a dick! Well, guess what, Wolvie? I’m dying in this movie.” Well that’s a way to start a movie, and in this film’s first moments, we’re assured two things[Read More…]
Your streaming queue just got larger, free of charge. This new biweekly column will be bringing you the best movies available on Kanopy, a free streaming service which you can access through the Cal State Long Beach University library. Kanopy is full of gems from across the globe, one of[Read More…]