Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Now You See Me’

Delve into the mystical realm of magic and immerse yourself in all its wondrous glory. This crime and thriller film impeccably incorporated the splendid technique of con artists and magicians; A battle royale of ego and wit. The plot revolves around a cluster of marvelous, cream of the crop con artists called “The Four Horsemen”:…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: The Elite

From 35 potential princesses, the stakes are higher as only six of these girls are left. Illea, a post-apocalyptic monarchical version of the United States, almost has its future princess but will Prince Maxon Schreaves, its future leader, make the choice for his heart, for his reputation, or for his country? America Singer is stuck…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: Iron Man 3

One of the most anticipated movies of the year has finally arrived in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. once again portrays philanthropist playboy genius turned superhero Tony Stark in the third installment of the movie franchise, the brainchild of comic book legend Stan Lee. Tony Stark is once again staring down on yet another…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Oblivion’

Back with more science sci-fi action, director and computer graphics expert Joseph Kosinski topped the box office this week with his latest film, Oblivion. The year is 2077. Planet Earth is ravaged by titanic natural disasters caused by the moon’s destruction, and a deadly nuclear war against the Scavengers or “Scavs”, an alien race trying…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Admission’

After 30 Rock ended, a fan might wonder what happens next with Tina Fey’s ever expanding career. Will she add another Emmy to her collection of trophies and recognitions for her hilarious work in television? Enter Admission, a novel written by Jean Hanff Korelitz; upon its release, rave reviews were given to the book which…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: Oz the Great and Powerful

Rating: 2.5 Deviating from productions like Spiderman and the Evil Dead, director Sam Raimi concocts fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful, which hit cinemas worldwide last March 8. It is a prequel to the book by Frank L. Baum, entitled The Wizard of Oz, which had a 1939 film adaptation of the same name.…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Stoker’

Rating: 3.0 Even in the brink of total aberration, Stoker plays with your mind and puts you on the edge of your seats in a state of confusion and wonder. Stoker is a psychological suspense thriller starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode. Upon the death of India Stoker’s (Mia Wasikowska) father, Charles Stoker…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Paperman’

If you have seen Wreck it Ralph in theaters, then perhaps you may have already watched Disney’s latest Academy Award nominated short film, Paperman. Disney brings us another heartwarming short film, now viewable from Youtube, receiving over four million views in a matter of three days. Set in 1940’s New York, this seven minute romance…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’

By Kim Ho Jae Rating: 1.0 The newest installment to the much awaited Die Hard series returns with retired cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) uttering “I’m on [expletive] vacation!” as he, along with his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), along with some Russian bad guys, merrily destroy and obliterate every car, building, and nuclear plant that…

Categories
Menagerie

Rant and Rave: ‘Life of Pi’

Rating: 4.0 Piscine Molitor Patel and Richard Parker are two ordinary names that belong to two extraordinary beings. They may seem like best friends, or perhaps, acquaintances, but no one can really tell, for Richard Parker is a Bengal tiger, and Piscine Molitor – named after a swimming pool in Paris – is an Indian…