Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Conjuring

by Reymundo Salao

THE CONJURING is a supernatural horror movie about the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) who come to the assistance of the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971.

James Wan has already gained enough recognition when he had his breakthrough creation; the SAW movies. But Wan's other movies that followed, such as INSIDIOUS, had diverted from the more visual elements of horror and into the more cerebral and dramatic elements, gradually gaining a strong understanding of what really makes his audiences be haunted by the sensation of Fear. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kick-Ass 2

A Kick-Ass Sequel
by Reymundo Salao

The sequel to 2008's KICK-ASS simply titled KICK-ASS 2 is loosely based on the comic book of the same title, and follows the story of superhero wannabes Dave Lizewski who gets on a green costume and calls himself Kick-ass, and Mindy Macready who is known as Hit Girl.

The story picks up some years after the events of the first movie. Mindy is now raised by his father's best friend Marcus, who struggles to push Mindy into a life of a normal young teenager, an attempt to give her the innocence her father deprived her of. Dave, on the other hand, has been trying to continue his secret life of costumed crime-fighting as Kick-ass, and has had the opportunity to team-up with other costumed crime fighters.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

by Reymundo Salao

In PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, Percy Jackson, son of Greek god Poseidon, embarks on a journey with his friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece to save a magical tree containing the spririt of Zeus's daughter Thalia who died at the gates of Camp Half-Blood whilst saving Annabeth and Luke and Grover. This tree protects their training ground, Camp Half-Blood. They must travel to the Sea of Monsters to save it, and find the challenges that may await them.

This movie, which is directed by Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is a sequel to PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, the second movie to what is expected to be a long line of Percy Jackson movie series, based on the Percy Jackson series of books by Rick Riordan. [hit the jump to continue]