If you’ve seen the full-length trailer for “Divergent,” you understand why we’re so excited about the dystopian romance based on author Veronica Roth’s best-selling books. Roth’s Chicago-set trilogy about a society where teenagers must choose Factions (communities) based on their character strengths (Erudite for the intelligent; Amity for the friendly; Candor for the honest; Abnegation for the selfless and Dauntless for the brave) is… Continue reading 'Divergent': 10 Things We Learned on the Set of the Shailene Woodley Blockbuster
The more we celebrate anniversaries of summer blockbusters of yore — such as Alamo Drafthouse’s current run of 1983 releases and the regular Internet commemorations of events like Jurassic Park turning 20 and Die Hard turning 25 — I can’t help but wonder which of this year’s films will be remembered fondly in the coming decades, if any. Many people are already declaring the summer of… Continue reading Which Recent Summer Blockbuster Has the Most Rewatchability?
NOTE: This review contains SPOILERS. If you have not yet seen Star Trek Into Darkness, it is strongly recommended that you do so before reading this review.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the release of J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek film in 2009, and what it meant to me personally. Not only as a huge fan of the franchise, but as someone who prefers the situations and characters of the original series
When J.J. Abrams relaunched the Star Trek franchise on the big screen back in 2009, he needed to broaden the appeal of the franchise to entice a younger audience who didn’t grow up obsessing over years of preexisting materials. At the same time he wanted to give those loyal fans something they could be excited about too, and the result was popular and successful enough to warrant… Continue reading 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Fun, Exciting and Everything You'd Want from a Summer Blockbuster
Remember when you watched “Inception” for the first time and you were so impressed by the story and special effects that you unconsciously forgave every inconsistency and scientific error, but then, when you watched it a second time, you started asking questions — a lot of questions?
Cinema Sins shares in your frustration. They’ve compiled 37 of the most thought-provoking, head-scratching errors and questions raised by the thinking-man’s blockbuster.
Of course, we… Continue reading 'Inception' Mistakes: 37 Complaints About the Thinking-Man's Blockbuster