Melissa McCarthy goes undercover in witty new comedy “Spy”

Back in the pre-streaming MBC4 days, I came across a little rom-com series about a couple trying to make it through the various troubles of life. Back then, Mike and Molly wasn’t so famous, but the show would go on to garner several Primetime Emmy nominations for its cinematography, direction, and especially for its lead… Read More Melissa McCarthy goes undercover in witty new comedy “Spy”

“The Normal Heart” enamours audiences, sheds light on AIDS epidemic

Death is terrifying. For some, love is even more scary. To have found someone you love after years of searching and having them be on the verge of death so quickly after is terror I hope to never fully fathom. In 1981, the first case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was clinically recorded in… Read More “The Normal Heart” enamours audiences, sheds light on AIDS epidemic

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: If Mr. Grey asks to see you, run away

“Fifty Shades of Rape Culture,” “Fifty Shades of WTF,” these are just two of the many, many titles I read about the ubiquitous big screen adaptation of the best-selling 2012 novel of the same name by E.L. James. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of shy and timid Anastasia Steele, an English Literature major… Read More “Fifty Shades of Grey”: If Mr. Grey asks to see you, run away

An enticing exploration of time and space in “Interstellar”

Early in the Fall season of 2014, Batman director Christopher Nolan dazzled fans once again with his adventurous, thought-provoking space saga, Interstellar. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, The near three hour film was hailed for its technical work as well as mesmerizing story that captivated many, making it one of the highest grossing films of… Read More An enticing exploration of time and space in “Interstellar”

“The Maze Runner” narrowly escapes the pit of cliché movies

2014 was the year of dystopias. We started the year with Divergent and ended it with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -Part 1. In between, we had The Giver and the subject of this blog post, The Maze Runner.  Directed by Wes Ball, The Mazz Runner presents viewers with a futuristic, mysterious maze where a community… Read More “The Maze Runner” narrowly escapes the pit of cliché movies