Earlier this month BlackBerry launched their new mobile device, the Motion, and I’ve been using it ever since. Although it hasn’t taken over as my main device, I have to admit that I’m not only impressed–I also really love the design, the user experience, and the features. The Blackberry Motion has some stiff competition, based on my other recent favorite devices, but it’s a solid mobile phone.
If you love a good murder mystery, Agatha Christie is the master of the genre, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen one of her stories on the big screen. Director and actor Kenneth Branagh delivers some much-needed mystery with Murder on the Orient Express, while taking on the all important role of Hercule Poirot, and it’s easy to love what he accomplished, even if the film is far from perfect because it is ultimately, at the very least, a fun ride.
After a troubled production that saw the film switch directors multiple times coupled with remarks that came out last week with regards to a rushed and incomplete shooting schedule from the eventual director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), The Snowman hit theaters last weekend. Based on an incredibly successful series of books from Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, The Snowman clearly has designs of spawning another film franchise, and its intentions are on display from the very start.
Sing Street is a smart, touching, and completely charming riff on youth, 80s music, love, passion, and dreaming big. The cast is wonderful, and the music–from the soundtrack to the original songs–is perfect. It’s a film that needs to be seen, and reseen, and it will leave you smiling–I have no doubt about it.
The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will deliver hundreds of films for cinemaphiles before it wraps up on September 20, and I have been trying to watch as many films as possible to give you a sampling of what’s unspooling this year. Here are fives reviews to get you started: February, Into The Forest, Land of Mine, Miss You Already, and Remember.
I went in to Terminator Genisys very interested to see where they were taking this thirty-year-old franchise, especially since I knew Paramount had already gave the green light to two sequels before this film was even close to being finished (partly due to the fact that all rights to this franchise revert back to James Cameron in 2019). And the start of the film–the first half hour–was very interesting indeed, but then it just seemed to turn in to a Roadrunnner cartoon.
Despite all appearances, and the telling delay in the Canadian release of Debug, I really, really wanted to like actor-turned-director David Hewlett’s latest film.
Full disclosure–I am a huge fan of the disaster epic genre and always have been, so when I saw early trailer footage for San Andreas I was a bit excited but it looked like the real deal. And it is.
“The House of Black and White” is where things start to get interesting in Game of Thrones‘ fifth season. On almost all sides of the story, things are starting to move in new directions, whether you’re talking about Podrick and Brienne, Cersei, or maybe most especially, Arya Stark or Jon Snow.
From the moment you pick up the Samsung Galaxy S6, the upgrades to the mobile device are immediately obvious, and they’re welcome considering how the new phone feels much more premium than any of its predecessors.