Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The core story of Spider-Man is one that resonates with people through all ages of life, the now-cliché idea of “with great power comes great responsibility”. You know the storyline: dorky Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains all sorts of great powers and amazing strength. Inspired, he makes a spider costume and invents a webbing he can shoot to allow him to battle criminals and keep his home city of NYC…Read More

Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

The “sins of the father becoming the sins of the son” is the heart of The Place Beyond the Pines, and the story begins with ne’er do well circus stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling) learning that he has a baby boy. The mother, Romina (Eva Mendes) has kept it from him and lives with another man, Kofi (Mahershala Ali), who is everything Luke is not: stable, level-headed, and fiercely protective of his step-child Jason Luke…Read More

Review: Chronicle

When a high school loser gains superpowers through an encounter with a mysterious crystalline structure, will it help him become happy, popular and successful or will it amplify his dark side and give his anger an outlet so he can lash out against his hurtful world, gradually increasing in power until nothing can stop him and he goes on a rampage?  That’s the concept behind Chronicle, but the film ends up an all-too-predictable formula film…Read More