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If there’s one person in Hollywood who knows how to weave a fantasy movie, it’s Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican writer/director has gained critical praise and a passionate following for making movies with dark atmosphere but great imagination, whether it’s the adventures of a big red demon (Hellboy), an imaginative young girl (Pan’s Labyrinth) or giant fighting robots (Pacific Rim). With his attention to detail and expansive creativity, one would think it’d be a walk in the park for del Toro to make a ghost story. That’s what makes his latest feature, Crimson Peak, all the more interesting and disappointing at the same time. Del Toro sets Crimson Peak in Buffalo, NY at the turn of the 20th century, where Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) is living with her wealthy father (Jim Beaver) and trying to publish a fictional love/ghost story. She catches the eye of British entrepreneur Thomas Sharpe (Tom…

The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’ latest film, takes viewers a quarter mile above New York City with Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he walks between the nearly-complete towers of the World Trade Center on a steel cable in the early morning of Aug. 7, 1974. The build up in the movie left a lot to be desired. Petit goes from ametaur to master wire walker in mere scenes and there’s not much in the way of character development. For a biopic we don’t get much of a view into Petit’s psyche. The movie really hits its stride once Petit and company arrive in New York. It transforms into a quasi-caper style movie as Petit and his accomplices plan out the daring wire walk referred to in the movie as “the coup.” The last 40 minutes is when The Walk really shines. The movie recovers from its early stumbling stages…

A source like A.V. Club will tell you it would have been a hit in the 90s. New York Daily News will condemn the film for its failed attempt at a comedy.  But Jenny’s Wedding strikes this critic as an overdue story attempting to depict a terribly drawn-out “coming to terms” with having a daughter, Jenny (Katherine Heigl), who wants to marry her partner of five years, Kitty (Alexis Bledel). After the secret Jenny is tired of hiding from her family is out, focus is placed on Jenny’s parents, Rose and Eddie, realizing that their imagined wedding dream for their daughter will never come true. I think high expectations for this film are what disappointed so many. I would also imagine that people dove into Jenny’s Wedding thinking it was going to be a love story between two girls.  It is 2015 and a lot has changed since Ellen came…

*Sigh* Ho dear….. Writer/director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) has gained popularity for gross-out horror movies that usually involve annoying people suffering from some type of body dismemberment. He’s rubbed elbows with the likes of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, with the three supposedly sharing a love for B-movie schlock. But what happens when the writer/director is left alone with nothing but his storytelling skills and definitions of entertainment to make a movie? A stupid, hilarious and rage-inducing crock of a final result. The Green Inferno follows a group of awful college students…oh sorry, I meant “student activists,” as they travel to the Amazon jungle trying to prevent the rain forest from being torn down by a big-shot corporation. However their return flight crashes in the jungle and leaves them stranded. They soon realize they’re being watched by the indigenous population: a tribe of ritual cannibals excited for their newest…

Disclaimer: I will not be explaining any terms, techniques, or characters because you should already know what I’m saiyan. Hah! I’m hilarious. Ok. I’m outta here. Peace! As heaven, hell, and Earth joined forces to provide Goku with enough energy to create the ultimate Spirit Bomb, I rejoiced at witnessing the incredible defeat of the universe’s greatest threat, Majin Buu. It’s been about 19 years since the finale of Dragon Ball Z, yet the Dragon Ball franchise continues on with countless video games, movies, cameos and Dragon Ball Z Kai, another television adaptation that sticks closer to the original source material. I won’t mention GT because it’s only redeeming value is Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta.   Unfortunately it seems that every game is just a constant repetition of the series, forcing players to repeat every fight in the Dragon Ball universe, including ones we never even cared about. The…