On the Run While On the Road

Review of “Hit and Run” BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA In the opening of “Hit and Run,” the new road movie from Dax Shepard and David Palmer, we see a scene that we wouldn’t normally expect an action comedy to begin with: a sunlit, romantic bedroom setting with Charlie (Shepard) and his girlfriend, Annie (Kristen Bell). He’s […]

Avengers Broadcast Company?

BY VINNY MURPHY With the most successful superhero movie of all time under their belt, it seems that Marvel may soon be taking Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to Prime Time. In a recent interview with Collider.com, famed director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) indicated that the success of the film benefited a long in-development project […]

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Review of indie-film “Safety Not Guaranteed” BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA When thinking of an indie movie, you might picture a story that takes a more honest approach to life, with maybe a little bit of lighthearted quirkiness added to make you feel like you’re watching something unique. They are not similar to the more mainstream films, […]

Trying to Solve the Mystery of Life, and Encountering Extraterrestrial Life

Trying to Solve the Mystery of Life, and Encountering Extraterrestrial Life

Review of new Hollywood film “Prometheus” BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA The first film in the “Alien” trilogy was Ridley Scott’s only one as a director. Three decades later, he displays that his extended time away from the franchise has not tarnished his adventurous spirit for the sci-fi realm. Just like in “Alien,” Scott’s sort-of-prequel “Prometheus” has […]

Through Time and Space

Through Time and Space

The Men in Black are Back, Review of Men in Black 3 BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA In “Men in Black 3,” the latest in director Barry Sonnenfeld’s sci-fi comedy franchise, a human-alien mixer, if you will, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones pick up their neuralyzers and put on their shades to fight more otherworldly threats. […]