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: ‘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