Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is a Thrilling Sequel that Raises the Bar for Marvel

Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Review

It’s incredible to believe that the Marvel Cinematic Universe launched six years ago with Iron Man and that they are now on their ninth entry, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Aside from Harry Potter at Warner Bros. (eight films; $7.72 billion worldwide box office) and James Bond (25 films; $6.15 billion worldwide box office), no other franchise can even amount to the success of the MCU ($5.66 worldwide box office); it could take the throne this year. What Marvel Entertainment has done will go down in history as the most ambitious Hollywood gamble of all time. The hot streak continues for Marvel Studios as Captain America: The Winter Soldier proves to be the best movie of the series to date. Read the full, spoiler-free review after the jump. Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Divergent’ Conforms to Uninspired Fan Service with Little Clarity

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It’s all a numbers game, and Divergent, the first of three novels in a trilogy penned by Veronica Roth, is the next tribute amongst a slew of recent young adult adaptations to hit the big screen. Aside from The Hunger Gamesno other YA targeted movie has yet to become the next big franchise to fill the void since Harry Potter and Twilight bid farewell. And although Divergent looks shiny and new, director Neil Burger (Limitless; The Illusionist) fails to deliver a compelling enough experience to accept the fact that we may have to endure two more of these.  Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Need for Speed’ Fails to Deliver Anything of Value Past the Promise of Real Stunts

Need For Speed Movie Review

Launched in 1994 on PlayStation, Need for Speed the video game was praised as the most realistic racing simulators at the time. As one of the most successful game franchises ever created, the series would spawn 19 sequels over the next two decades, and now a live-action movie. Super Mario Bros., Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Max Payne, Doom, and Silent Hill have all been given the Hollywood treatment, with little to no success. Suffices to say, Need for Speed does not raise the bar for video game movie adaptations. Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Lacks the Integrity of the Original, but that Eva Green Though

300 Rise of an Empire Movie Review

After seven long years, the commercially praised 300 finally receives its prequel/coincidequel/sequel with 300: Rise of an Empire. In an attempt to reignite life back into fans with an all new cast of characters to rain chaos down on Xerxes and his Persian army, Rise of an Empire sadly does not come close to bringing the same caliber of excitement 300 had. Check out the full spoiler-free review of the film after the break.  Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Vampire Academy’ is Try Hard, Scooby-Doo Twilight Fan Fiction

Vampire Academy Movie Review

Young adult series adaptations have it rough in a world where we have Harry Potter and Twilight. The level of expectations range from super premium all the way down to toxic sludge. There is little in-between, with no saving grace for those who push out properties just because there’s a large fan base behind the books. And as much as it may have seemed like a good idea, Vampire Academy (written by Richelle Mead) is yet another throwaway YA franchise that fails gloriously in the wake of Beautiful Creatures, The Host, Percy Jackson, and The Immortal Instruments. Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘That Awkward Moment’ Has Many Laughs Within its Cliché Story

Movie Review That Awkward Moment

It’s not enough that Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Lopez, and Matthew McConaughey withered away the goodwill of traditional romantic comedies for everyone, but I fear we have now reached a point where raunchy romantic comedies are becoming too commercial. Films such as American Pie, Superbad, Van Wilder, and Eurotrip paved the way for today’s take on the subgenre, sprinkling in hilarious over the top sexual innuendos and gags around fun, resonating stories. But because we celebrated the taboo too blindly we now have movies like That Awkward Moment, which drowns itself with raunch for the sake of raunch and never truly finds its own skin. Continue reading

Turn The Right Corner’s Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2013

10 Best Films of 2013 TTRC

It can’t be stated enough, 2013 was an amazing year for entertainment. Of course there were many stinkers and sadly a handful of disappointments, but overall it was an entertaining year if you like movies. I’ve given you the films that had surprised me, and now I am here to present my top 10 favorites of 2013. There were many wonderful releases, but none clicked with me more than these 10 I’m about to share with you. Continue reading

Top 10 Most Surprising Movies of 2013

Top Most Surprising Movies of 2013 TTRC

Now that we’ve gotten past the disappointments and atrocities of 2013 we can move forward in sharing the positives that Hollywood delivered. It was a big year at the cinemas, the largest on record, and there were many solid films that did their part in entertaining the buttery-fingered masses. But there were also a handful that went above and beyond the expectations that were established from the marketing. Check out my list for the top 10 most surprising movies of 2013 after the break. Continue reading

Turn The Right Corner’s Top 10 Worst Movies of 2013

Top 10 Worst Movies of 2013 TTRC

As we look back at 2013, all in all it was a pretty darn good year at the cinemas. While there were a handful of disappointing movies that we can forgive over time, none of them could stoop as low as the wretched filth on the following list. These are the bottom of the barrel; the worst of the worst. If you see any of these movies you will need to hire Lacuna to erase the memory of them from your mind. But we must celebrate these terrible films because without them it makes it harder to appreciate the ones we love. Check out the top 10 worst movies of 2013 after the break.

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‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Movie Review: Cheap Scares Overshadow Intriguing Spin-off

Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones Movie Review

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween. Once studios see profitability from a beloved horror movie they will more than likely attempt to cash in on sequels that will undoubtedly lose steam somewhere around the third film. Recently we have seen this with Saw (stopping after its seventh flick in 2010), and here with Paranormal Activity, which got its start in 2009. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones tries very hard to break this curse. Despite rebuilding some faith after a feeble fourth entry, The Marked Ones holds back the franchise from the crucial revival it needs due to weak scares and little expansion in the mythology. Continue reading