‘Silence’ speaks on religious extremes

“Silence” the latest dramatic effort from director Martin Scorsese, who by now has established himself as one of the most influential figures in cinema history, is about two Jesuit (a form of Catholic) priests in the 1600’s who go looking for their mentor in Japan. Sounds boring, right? It’s quite the opposite. And as much…

Crime drama ‘Triple 9’ lacks depth but delivers in the end

The new crime drama “Triple 9” began screening in the U.S. Feb. 26 and was highly anticipated for action movie buffs considering the star-studded cast. With the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofar, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet, “Triple 9” promised top notch acting. Set in Atlanta, Georgie Triple 9 opens…

‘Insurgent’ fails to live up to the hype

by Danny Bush   “Insurgent” hit theaters this weekend in a blaze of dauntless glory. This glorified personality test tugs at all of its fans inner sense of belonging. It categorizes billions of people into six incredibly vague archetypes that, if a person doesn’t fit in, he or she is thrown out onto the streets…

‘Selma’ pleases audiences everywhere

by Danny Bush One can’t help but feel personally involved with the peaceful protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while watching “Selma.” Based in Selma, Ala., this reiteration of the protests for unencumbered voting right for black citizens puts the audience in the shoes of protesters and police alike. King, portrayed by David…

‘Gone Girl’ takes viewers on a twisted journey

By: Emily Balli Director David Fincher adds yet another twisted suspense-filled film to his repertoire of work with his newest film, “Gone Girl”. Fincher has received Oscar nods in the past for his work on “The Social Network,” but many would agree that “Gone Girl” has the potential to win him his first Oscar for…