Black Mirror, produced by Netflix, has been gaining a large following throughout the world ever since the first episodes began broadcasting on England's Channel 4 in 2011. Now on Netflix, Charlie Bookers' Sci-Fi anthology returned for a fourth season, comprising of six independent episodes that can be watched in any order.
The Blair bathrooms: something that every girl has used.
Lana Del Rey initially captured the world in her first studio album "Born To Die." Her stellar 80's style voice shined in songs like "Video Games" and "Born to Die." She captivated listeners when she cleverly blended her slow vintage voice with modern, pop-inspired beats to create the hit track "Summertime Sadness." Del Rey's songs usually are filled with somber notes and dark undertones, but her highly anticipated album "Lust For Life," released on July 21, was predicted to be a more upbeat album.
Every year, summer break provides the perfect opportunity to travel and explore, whether it be a one day road trip to a nearby beach, or an adventurous month spent hiking in the mountains. However, traveling doesn't always need to entail patiently packing away clothing, browsing online for the best hotels or spending hours searching for flight availability.
Just when you thought the series was over, there still remain unanswered questions and more confusion.
Even with a super-star line comedic duo, including both Steve Carell and Tina Fey, "Date Night" disappoints with forced laughs and boredom. With no navigation in such a messy plot, "Date Night" is one disastrous serving.
Fans of "The Office" and "30 Rock" will surely rejoice the day sardonic Liz Lemon and clueless Michael Scott meet. Well, "Date Night" comes close to a successful collaboration between comedic geniuses Tina Fey and Steve Carell. It's just too bad that director Sean Levy didn't trust these actors to do what they do best.
Director Louis Leterrier certainly had his ambitions in his remake of the 1981 "Clash of the Titans." The film is a gripping tale of a young hero who leads the Grecians to overpower their revered gods by completing a long and treacherous quest.
"The Bounty Hunter" from director Andy Tennant ("Hitch") spends its time hunting for a solution to conflicts the genre evokes. A romantic comedy, action flick and crime drama can be a successful blend, but not in this ultimately disappointing kiss and chase film.
"Alice in Wonderland" had to deliver, and in order to take on a project like that, Burton had to be as mad as the Hatter himself. He pulled it off - the cast was wonderful and the plot was fantastic and zany.
Director Martin Scorsese is well-lauded for master-minding landmark films like "Taxi Driver" and "Goodfellas." With his newest project, he successfully engineers a follow-up to his critically lauded crime-thriller "The Departed."
Heavy advertising for this romantic film began extremely early in the fall of 2009. The trailer features 2009's feel-good anthem "I've Gotta Feeling" as well as more than fifteen A-list celebrities, ranging from romantic-comedy veterans Julia Roberts and Queen Latifah to rising stars Taylor Lautner and Emma Roberts.
After a seven-year hiatus, Mel Gibson returns to the other side of filmmaking in "Edge of Darkness." Gibson made his mark as director of the heart-wrenching and controversial "Passion of the Christ" in 2004. Indeed, "Edge of Darkness" will be known as Gibson's comeback film.
In an age where special effects and computer-generated graphics dominate the silver screen, it's quite the novelty to see a film shot without the help of fancy visual effects or animation. Where oftentimes technological advancements aid in the way of a film's perception, in "The Lovely Bones," it diminishes the otherwise strong plot and cast.
In "The Lovely Bones," Director Peter Jackson takes Alice Sebold's best-selling 2002 novel, an innovative tale about death, and brings it to life in a poignant piece that combines raw suspense, heart-wrenching emotion and enthralling charisma.
Whereas a true Leap Year only comes around once every four years, "Leap Year" is no different from typical, romantic comedy films released year after year. With only slightly varied characters and plot, "Leap Year" is a guilty pleasure movie rather than a cinematic work of art. Unfortunately, the overall plot progression of "Leap Year" is quite obvious and too plain to offer any tender, memorable romanticism.
With a Christmas Day release, director Rob Marshall's "Nine" practically launches itself into the arms of the Academy. The film, Marshall's third after his critically acclaimed and wildly popular works "Chicago" and "Memoirs of a Geisha," is packed with accomplished actors sure to catch the eyes of the Academy – but falls short in one major aspect: plot.
Director and co-writer Jason Reitman, best known for the hilarious "Thank You for Smoking" and the adorable "Juno,"; works his magic again in this high-flying hit. Reitman bases his film around the cliché of "finding yourself," and yet the final product is surprisingly refreshing - a closer look at what it would be like to simply fly through life without baggage.
Roald Dahl has style. His beloved children's books are sprinkled with eccentricities like obese characters and supernatural events and saturated with his characteristically dark humor. So, it's only fitting that visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson, of "The Royal Tenenbaums" fame, direct the film adaptation of Dahl's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."
There is something endearing about a world where vampires, werewolves and over-the-top teenage libidos mix to create a fusion of magic and intense sexual tension. "New Moon" is a perfect breed of drama, suspense and, let's face it, teen romance. But surprisingly enough, the movie has something for all preferences - it isn't your typical "chick flick," and in fact contains darker undertones and action scenes that will keep even the "Transformers" crowd entertained.
Very few films have enough bite to divide people. Only a dim pool of films can cause heartbreak and simultaneously saturate with dark humor - but one film does all in vampire-galore. It's the long-awaited sequel in the "Twilight Saga," "New Moon." With comedy-gold Director Chris Weitz, "New Moon" glorifies the essence of the supernatural, angst-ridden teen novel more truthfully than its predecessor through a more threatening, mature film.
Although several apocalyptic stories have hit the big screen within the past couple years, "2012" stands out with higher quality and an advanced plot. Director Roland Emmerich captures audiences' imagination with a multi-layered plot and visually stunning special effects. This epic adventure critiques the humanity of the governments of the world's most powerful nations by assessing how the world would respond to an apocalypse.
Horror films like "The Fourth Kind” have solidified the horror industry's move from gore and sadism to the kind of psychological thriller that made Alfred Hitchcock a household brand. With a recurring style of imposing suspense and cinematography over gruesome and gaudy storylines, the meaning of hardcore thriller is being redefined and "The Fourth Kind" is more than enough proof that change is good.
Outside, the leaves are turning golden and floating to the ground, which means only one thing for films: it's Oscar time. That's right, the crop of films released at the end of the year – just in time for Academy Award consideration – has commenced and among the most buzzed-about is Lone Scherfig's "An Education," which hit nationwide release last Friday.
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