March 2011



By: Addison Wylie With Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, audiences feel comfortable with actors/screenwriters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They know that when those two individuals are paired with each other, laughs are guaranteed. The two have worked alongside Director Edgar Wright on the aforementioned comedies and Wright’s direction and style added to the timing of the comedy. With Paul though, Wright isn’t directing. This time, Director Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) helms. Mottola…


Mars Needs Moms

By: Addison Wylie Mars Needs Moms has a lukewarm title, a seemingly silly premise, and it utilizes motion capture animation some movie goers are quite frankly getting tired of. However, I’m not one of these people. I’m also someone who will look past a cheesy title and story and figure out for myself if the film was worth my time. I was greatly surprised with Mars Needs Moms. The story managed to take hold of…



By: Addison Wylie The film Rango is similar to its lead character. It’s an odd but distinctive looking movie that is unlike any other movies around them. Some may be weary at first but after investing interest in the film, the audience, much like the Old West community in the movie, walks away from the theatre feeling charmed. The story is captivating and the characters are very interesting to look at as well as listen…


Drive Angry

By: Addison Wylie It’s understandable that some movie goers are frustrated at Nicholas Cage’s recent filmography. Some would say that he seems to be phoning in performances or that he seems to be taking any role that comes his way no matter how dull or campy that character may be. These are probably the same people who watched the trailer for Drive Angry, scoffed at it, shook their head in Cage’s direction, and turned the…


Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

By: Addison Wylie Back in 2006, the sequel to the hit Big Momma’s House was released on a slow weekend in February. When the numbers were released on Sunday night, the move snagged the number one spot and earned a surprising amount of money at the end of it’s theatrical run. Why is this information relevant to the third installment, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son? I believe that executives looked at the initial high…



By: Addison Wylie Sanctum is a bad movie. Sanctum is a bad movie that takes place in a dark cave. However, not only is it a bad cave movie, but Director Alister Grierson’s film reinforces everything I hate about movies that take place in the depths of the earth. In Papua New Guinea, the Esa’ala cave exists. Although it looks tempting to any eager spelunker, the cave itself holds dangers due to the fact that…