Posts Tagged ‘Cam Gigandet’

This week’s releases include: a demonstration of the survival of the fittest; the true story of daring journalists; a cop that doesn’t play by the rules; a future that must confront its violent past; the defeat of a terrorist hijacking; a sequel to a contemporized Grimm fairy tale; an overdramatic love story; the anthropomorphising of a Labrador retriever; a teenager’s date with his dream woman; a couple of Muppets adventures; a unique take on the vampire; and an explosive story of revenge. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a high energy musical; a man with a gun and a mission; and a love story that captivates from beginning to end. (more…)

Emma Stone in Easy AAudiences have been waiting for an apt, contemporary teen comedy that achieves the perfect balance of fantastical and relatable; entertaining, but meaningful. As we quickly discovered, American Pie was not destined to be that movie and Juno was slightly too constructed. But I think they may have finally hit the nail on the head with Easy A.


Emma Stone in Easy AOlive (Emma Stone) is a clean cut high school girl that uses the rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing, paralleling her life with The Scarlet Letter’s Hester Prynne. Fun and apt, this movie is enjoyable from the opening to closing credits. With various homages to the great John Hughes, this is a contemporary teen comedy that delivers on every front. The script is brilliant and Will Gluck’s direction is skilful. Stone is impressive and only made more so by a stellar supporting cast.

The poster and cover art for Pandorum was fairly misleading, but my best description of the film is it’s a captivating sci-fi that’s a cross between Cube, Serenity and Sunshine – but also entirely different.

Astronauts Cpl. Bower (Ben Foster) and Lt. Payton (Dennis Quaid) wake up from hyper-sleep to find themselves alone, trapped and approximately 500 miles from Earth. They are disoriented with no memory of how they got there or how to get out. Further exploration reveals other survivors, an enduring mission that will determine the fate of the human race and a formidable threat lurking around every corner. What ensues is a fight for survival and a struggle against space-induced dementia.

The atmosphere is dark and the aesthetic is metallic and greased with blood and grime. Every turn in every corridor represents danger though staying in one spot is not safe either. The characters are constantly moving through claustrophobic passages or open death traps, while Quaid deals with his own threat as he waits for the rescue. In addition, a cameo by Norman Reedus is unexpected and awesome.

The story is an outstanding sci-fi mystery of lost memory and hidden agendas. As the pieces slowly fall into the place, the ending remains an unforeseen blow to audiences. The film is a solid mix of action and discovery that never falters in its delivery.

Special features include: commentary with director Christian Alvart and producer Jeremy Bolt; deleted and alternate scenes; a behind the scenes featurette; an answer to the question “What happened to Nadia’s team?”; a flight team training video; and still galleries.