Love Actually (2003)

For us Americans, it is now past Thanksgiving and that means all things Christmas. It’s time to celebrate with some Christmas music, a warm fire in the fireplace, some hot cocoa, and a Christmas film to finish the night off right. In the spirit of the season, I’ll go back to my favorite Christmas films…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

It has been a while since I have read the book, and maybe that worked in my favor here, but I feel like the overall plot, themes and message from the book were very well done in the film. It’s a long film, clocking in just shy of two and a half hours, which means…

Happy Birthday, Doctor Who (Part 2)

Saturday night, Whovians finally got what they’d been waiting for: the 50th Anniversary Special ‘Day of the Doctor’. And it did not disappoint. Unique to this special, was its release in cinemas across the UK and being shown in 3D at those screenings. I got tickets to a screening at an ODEON near Leicester Square and…

Happy Birthday, Doctor Who (Part 1)

When Americans nowadays think of England, sure we think of tea and biscuits, The Beatles, and the royal family but the Isle Across the Pond also has made a name for itself in entertainment with several BBC programs gaining popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. And for a Doctor Who fan a few years deep…

You Could Be A Jedi

It’s been all over the internet lately: there are open casting calls being held across the US and UK for Star Wars VII. Casting directors are currently looking to fill two lead roles for the upcoming film: Rachel, a 17-year-old girl who is a “survivor” despite having lost her parents at a young age, and…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire World Premiere

Today the stars of the new film Catching Fire, the second in the Hunger Games trilogy, took to the red carpet as part of the world premiere. Shameless plugs for event sponsor Covergirl aside, the event provided plenty of entertainment to keep the fans gathered in the misty rain in Leicester Square happy for a few hours.…

Pitch Perfect (2012)

I’m late to the game with Pitch Perfect. For some reason it has taken me a year to see it despite hearing all the good reviews of it. Anna Kendrick is great in all her films and I had heard the cup song on the radio so I have no excuse for not having seen…