The Purge: Anarchy

Going into the pre-screening for this film, my expectations weren’t terribly high due to my slight ambivalence over its predecessor.  I didn’t really care about any of the characters; actually wanted one or two of the main characters to just die already.This film, however, turns it all the round. It feels as if the first […]

Maleficent and the Power of Pure Love

Yes, pure love, and not true love. Note: Very mild spoilers. Admittedly, I am a HUGE Angelina fan, but I did in fact go into this film as an impartial viewer.  If it had sucked, I would be honest and say that it did, but it did not. Let’s start with the audience–lots of children and […]

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Leaves the Past Behind

But in a good way. Fourteen years ago, I was disappointed in the first “X-Men” film, in spite of adoring the performances and portrayals of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Sir Ian McKellen’s Magneto, and Sir Patrick Stewart’s Professor X.  As the years passed on and the movies rolled out, this sense of tremendous disappointment would continue […]

“Edge of Tomorrow” Movie Review

Note: For those of you who don’t like to read, scroll down to check out my sixty-second movie review on YouTube. Tonight, I was able to attend a pre-screening of Tom Cruise’s latest sci-fi action film, “Edge of Tomorrow.” I was actually at San Diego Comic Con, and terribly shocked when Tom Cruise walked on […]

The Trouble with Godzilla

I saw “Godzilla” yesterday, a film I’d been looking forward to since last summer. Sadly to say, I was grossly disappointed. Here is a bullet pointed list explaining why: There wasn’t nearly enough Bryan Cranston.  For a film that wanted to have monologues and focus on character, they didn’t utilize the best actor asset they […]

DIVERGENT Movie Review

While I have not read the books, I was all too curious to see the latest in teen film phenomena (presumably), “Divergent.”  In addition to it taking place and being filmed in my awesome city of Chicago, was based on the novel by Veronica Roth, who wrote the first one as her thesis for a […]

Meeting Josh Holloway and Ian Somerhalder

Today’s Fangirl moment is brought to you by Karen:Last night at the LOST panel at Paleyfest, I finally fulfilled my ten year quest to meet, talk to and get an autograph from Josh Holloway. Needless to say, I am more than thrilled. As expected, he was a real Southern gentleman. He was only going to […]

And the Oscar Goes to…

Best Picture Nominees: “American Hustle”“Captain Phillips”“Dallas Buyers Club”“Gravity”“Her”“Nebraska”“Philomena”“12 Years A Slave”“The Wolf of Wall Street”Who I think should win: “12 Years a Slave”Who will probably win: “12 Years a Slave”Best Actor Nominees: Christian Bale, “American Hustle”Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”Who I think […]