Category: Guest Posts

Best and Worst Movies of 2017 So Far (MJ Smith’s Take)

Well, the halfway point of 2017 is rapidly approaching. And all the dust has settled around who won best picture. So, let’s talk about the five best and the five worst films I’ve seen all year. We’ll start with the bad news. Advertisements


All Eyez On Me – The Wikipedia Approach To Screenwriting (Guest Review)

Developing a biopic involves many big choices. If a person’s life warrants a biopic then chances are there are a plethora of events that could be depicted cinematically. Recent successful biopics have shown the best method is to focus on specific events to illustrate a single aspect of […]

47 Meters Down – Not Deep Enough (Guest Review)

Sharks. There’s something about them that both terrifies and fascinates a person’s mind about this carnivorous sea creatures. From their outward appearance and portrayal in both real life and in pop culture references, these cold-blooded creatures have existed since the prehistoric era and have diversified into over 500 […]

The Book of Henry – An Aimless Amblin Rip-Off (Guest Review)

Colin Trevorrow is a divisive director. He was widely praised with his debut feature, Safety Not Guaranteed and was quickly handed the reigns to the Jurassic Park franchise. 2015 saw the release of Jurassic World, and the film was panned by critics, but made a whopping $1.6 billion. […]

Wakefield – A Thought-Provoking, Poetic Drama (Guest Review)

After witnessing the absolute masterpiece which was: “Breaking Bad” – I’ll gladly watch any film or TV series that features Bryan Cranston in it with absolutely no questions asked.  He’s quickly become of the best actors of his generation and of all time in my eyes.

Guest Review: Viceroy’s House (2017)

By: CineMuseFilms While the period-drama is an excellent medium for ‘learning’ history, stories of the past have better box-office prospects when fact and fiction are combined. Many films in this genre invent a love-story to humanise the bigger narrative and for this reason the exquisitely made Viceroy’s House […]

Guest Review: Frantz (2017)

By: CineMuseFilms Nations reconcile after war but it is only people who can grant forgiveness. For many, it is an impossible grant that leaves wounds unhealed. This theme dominates the Franco-German film Frantz (2017), a psychological drama about a former soldier’s personal quest for forgiveness. Filmed mostly in […]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – A Faithful, Fun Adaptation of The Popular Book Series (Guest Review)

Hi guys, it’s MovieManDan here again. Well, it’s arrived, and while it’s here a few years later than anyone expected it to be, it’s here nonetheless. We finally have a “Captain Underpants” movie in theatres and much to my surprise, it’s not half bad either.

Alien: Covenant – A Divisive Sci-Fi Thriller (Guest Review)

The Alien franchise is one of the most divisive in history. Yes, the first two films are nearly universally beloved. And Alien: Resurrection is widely hated. But Alien 3 and Prometheus stand as hotly debated pieces in the franchise. Prometheus represented Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise […]

How to Be a Latin Lover – Another Passable Comedy (Guest Review)

Who doesn’t love to laugh? The laughable (and bankable) takes on comedic levity transcend on many different platforms from cartoon strips, to stand-up comedy, to television sitcoms, to quirky novels, and everything else in-between. As many would summarize, Hollywood (or rather motion pictures in general) are no strangers […]

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