Post Tagged with: "fantasy"


‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ Features Creative Magic but Falters in the Finale

After his impressive acting as the notorious Sergeant Donny Donowitz in “Inglourious Basterds,” Eli Roth has returned to cinema as a director for the fantasy movie “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs. Despite at times being slow-paced, “The House with[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Movie Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

★★☆☆☆ For more than a decade, Captain Jack Sparrow has been one of Hollywood’s most iconic Disney characters, capturing audiences of all ages with his quick wit and eccentric charm. First portrayed by Johnny Depp in 2003, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” Sparrow was[Read More…]

by June 3, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top
Hunnam and Hounsou Discuss ‘King Arthur,’ Acting

Hunnam and Hounsou Discuss ‘King Arthur,’ Acting

Charlie Hunnam, star of “Pacific Rim” and “Sons of Anarchy,” and Golden Globe-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou, of “Gladiator” and “Blood Diamond,” are no strangers to Hollywood action films. Most recently, Hunnam and Hounsou played the roles of Arthur and Bedivere, respectively, in the fantasy-adventure film “King Arthur: Legend of the[Read More…]

by May 20, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top
Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’

★★★★☆ In 2014, Marvel Studios released a new type of superhero film: one that was based on comedy and character development rather than action.  “Guardians of the Galaxy” dazzled fans with its witty script, celebrated cast and a ’70s soundtrack that perfectly tied the film together. With the success of[Read More…]

by May 17, 2017 0 comments The Guide

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

★★★☆☆ In “The Lost City of Z,” director James Gray’s adaptation of the eponymous book is a tremendous depiction of obsession and the drive to find truth in human history. In contrast to many historical action movies, “The Lost City of Z” connects with its audience on an emotional and[Read More…]


Movie Review: “Fifty Shades Darker”

★★★★☆ Mr. Grey will see you — again. Bolder, darker and intensely intimate, “Fifty Shades Darker” is the much-anticipated sequel to the global sensation “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Based on the erotic romantic trilogy by E. L. James, this film continues the story of Anastasia Steele, a recent college graduate,[Read More…]

Novel Digs up Provoking Questions

Novel Digs up Provoking Questions

Fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go” have been waiting 10 years for the next novel by their favorite international best-selling writer. Unfortunately, most followers will likely be disappointed with his result, “The Buried Giant.” Ishiguro is a remarkable storyteller, particularly because each of his books explores an entirely[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

An Action-Packed Adaptation, ‘The Hobbit’ Sequel Does Justice to the Books

4/5 stars Peter Jackson’s second installment in the The Hobbit films will satisfy everyone from longtime fans of the series to casual holiday moviegoers. Extravagant special effects, engaging (although sometimes over-the-top) action scenes and fast-paced plot development characterize The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and make it an entertaining sequel. In all five of his Lord[Read More…]

by December 14, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Getting Lost in the Weird World of Science Fiction

Everybody has a favorite movie and TV genre. For some, nothing gets their blood pumping like a bloody horror film. For others, a cheesy sitcom is their favorite way to waste a few hours. While I enjoy pretty much anything I watch, I will admit that I do have a[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

An Education

I t’s Monday morning, and Zach Ashenfarb (COL ’15) is sitting in a too-small chair in a classroom at Beers Elementary School in Anacostia. Across from him sits Robert, a third grader struggling to complete a worksheet on adjectives. “He couldn’t even read the instructions, so it was very stressful,”[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide