‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ explores the youth of Tom Riddle

In the summer of 2017, an impressive fan-made trailer for a film called Voldemort: Origins of the Heir was released on YouTube. The video went viral, amassing over thirty million hits in just two days, with people all over the world wondering if a feature was truly going to follow. It quickly became clear that… Read More ‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ explores the youth of Tom Riddle

Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Luc Besson returned to theaters last week with his first English-language film since 2014’s Lucy. After being away for three years, the Leon: the Professional director finally graced our screens with his long-awaited, visual powerhouse of a blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (poster to the left: teaser-trailer.com). Starring Cara Delevingne and Dane… Read More Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Long-awaited Digimon sequel “Tri” off to a solid start

Last year, Digimon creator Akiyoshi Hongo announced plans to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of his beloved action-adventure anime series. These plans included a PSP game based on the first series (that is actually quite good, if I may say so myself) and, the main event, a continuation to the first two series in the form… Read More Long-awaited Digimon sequel “Tri” off to a solid start

Has Iñárritu directed Leonardo DiCaprio to Oscar gold in “The Revenant”?

For years, the internet community worldwide has welcomed a host of never-ending comments, memes, jokes, outbursts, and disdain as Leonardo DiCaprio has lost one Oscar after the other. And for the large part, I disagree. Perhaps his first nomination for his work in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? — the only of the five movies he’s been… Read More Has Iñárritu directed Leonardo DiCaprio to Oscar gold in “The Revenant”?

J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”

This review features some spoilers. If you have not watched The Force Awakens yet, consider yourself warned.  In 1977, director George Lucas made a film that would forever alter the way visual effects were perceived. Star Wars: a New Hope (Episode IV) proved a fruitful forey into sophostocated special effects, one that would set the path… Read More J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”