Alice Braga

Movie Review: Elysium (2013)

Neill Blomkamp can surely write and direct an original science fiction movie as evidenced in the visually captivating “District 9.” But with the ante raised — a true Hollywood budget, a bona fide movie star starring and a coveted summer release spot — can he deliver again? With Elysium he proves he’s got the imaginative…

Movie Review: Repo Men (2010)

In a futuristic world, an organization called The Union has created highly developed and highly priced mechanical organs. These organs can be purchased by anyone for any reason — if, however, they’re unable to pay the incredibly steep full price (usually somewhere in the hundreds of thousands of dollars), they’ve got two choices: Make monthly…

Movie Review: The Rite (2011)

Set in a Sartrean representation of present-day Italy, The Rite is a satirical look at exorcism and the individuals who perform them. With similarities to Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit and his belief that “Hell is other people,” Mikael Håfström’s (1408, Derailed) latest chronicles two clergymen — Michael Kovak (Colin O’ Donoghue) and his seasoned counterpart,…

Movie Review: Predators (2010)

Close your eyes. Transport yourself back to 1987. The high energy and surprisingly entertaining movie Predator has torn up the box office. A sequel has to follow. But in this alternate reality, Predator 2 never gets made. Neither do those abysmal Alien vs. Predator flicks. Now open your eyes. The sequel, as Robert Rodriguez envisioned…

Movie Review: I Am Legend (2007)

The Hollywood remake. Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re a steady part of our cinema diet. I Am Legend proves once again that Hollywood believes the easiest path to success is to either: make a sequel or take a movie from years past and dress it up with an updated storyline and fresh graphics. Sometimes…

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