April 2011


Madea’s Big Happy Family

By: Addison Wylie Tyler Perry is an incredibly smart businessman. I’m not sucking up or anything; I legitimately think Perry is very bright. He knows exactly who his plays and movies are geared towards and he knows how to please his fan base. He also has a strong voice and millions of people are willing to listen to him. So, if he has such an outspoken fierce voice, why is he making rubbish like Madea’s…


African Cats

By: Addison Wylie Looking back on the three features brought to us by DisneyNature, one can make the observation that each movie is different in its narrative. Earth presented three families of animals and told their stories through footage of them living and coping. Oceans scrapped the “three family” idea and showed us a rapid fire look of underwater life. With African Cats, DisneyNature tries something new. The film takes breathtaking footage of Lions, Lionesses,…


No Strings Attached

By: Addison Wylie They say “opposites attract”. No Strings Attached wears this saying on it’s sleeve. Adam, played by Ashton Kutcher, has been falling for Emma ever since he was a young man going through puberty. The problem is that Emma, played by Natalie Portman, has no interest in a relationship. Years go on and the two individuals keep running into each other. It may have been a while since the two met eyes but…



By: Addison Wylie Lately, Horror movies rely on cheap jump scares; especially ones that possess a PG-13 rating. It’s a cheap way to scare an audience because it generally doesn’t take a lot of expertise to set up and is quite popular among young audiences. The scene is quiet, our damsel in distress walks slowly as she grasps a baseball bat, she hears a noise, she checks out what’s making that noise and BAM. It’s…



By: Addison Wylie When an actor is “in”, the studios usually want to strike while the iron’s hot and sometimes conduct an experiment. This experiment being whether or not this particular individual will be able to carry a feature film. The last project that attempted to do this was the Isla Fisher vehicle Confessions of a Shopaholic. The remake of Arthur reminded me of one of these financial experiments. You have a higher power looking…