Tag Archives: Chris Pine

June 05

Wonder Woman

One of the most stunning things about Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is not its thrilling action, but its overall ambition. Rarely has a summer blockbuster been so in tune with the foibles of mankind while still being a thoroughly entertaining ride from start to finish. It is not everyday you come across a film that […]

November 01

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Star Trek Beyond

Three years into their five-year mandate, the crew of the USS Enterprise has found themselves in a comfortable rhythm. One where the daily job no longer offers the thrills and sense of discovery that it once did. The routine and uneventful nature of the work has taken a toll on members of the crew, but […]

January 07

Into the Woods

Into the Woods has a pretty long history on the road to the big screen. The closest they have come was a 1991 televised version of the stage version on PBS (with Bernadette Peters as the witch). Who would have guessed it would take Disney to create the film version of a messed up series […]

January 10

Modern Masculinity in Cinema

“Don’t call me chicken” screams Jim Stark (James Dean) when confronted by bullies in the 1955 classic Rebel Without a Cause. On the surface he is just responding to their taunts, which aim to provoke him into a physical response, but there is a deeper meaning at play. To Jim the term “chicken” is not […]

May 20

Star Trek Into Darkness

The mandate of the USS Enterprise has always been “to boldly go where no one has gone before.” This motto was taken to new heights when J.J. Abrams helmed the 2009 reboot of the franchise. Four years later Abrams is back with the second, and most curious, chapter in the revived series. What is peculiar […]