Friday, November 28, 2014

Film Review: Foxcatcher


Brothers in arms...

By Ben Mk (cinematicallyenigmatic.blogspot.com)

With his previous film, the critically-lauded Moneyball, director Bennett Miller brought us the inspirational true story Billy Beane, the former pro ballplayer whose novel approach to management revolutionized the sport. And for his followup, Miller returns to the sports arena — only this time, the results are markedly darker. Drawing from the true-crime genre of his debut feature, Capote, Foxcatcher is a brooding drama that focuses on Olympic wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz, their twisted relationship with billionaire John du Pont and the sudden act of violence that would see their names forever intertwined.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blu-ray Review: The Wind Rises


Miyazaki's masterpiece...

By Ben Mk (cinematicallyenigmatic.blogspot.com)

Over his storied, five-decade-long career, Hayao Miyazaki has been responsible for some of the most breathtaking animated films ever to grace a cinema screen. From the whimsically delightful to more serious, adult-themed fare, his body of work transcends the boundaries of age, culture and gender. On that note, some may view his final film, The Wind Rises, as a sad occasion, for it marks the end of a legendary filmmaking career. On the contrary, it should be cause for celebration, for it represents the crowning achievement for one of Japan's most influential artists and storytellers.

Blu-ray Review: The F Word


Friends without benefits...

By Ben Mk (cinematicallyenigmatic.blogspot.com)

When people think of romantic comedies, they generally think of films that appeal exclusively to the female demographic. And while that's definitely true more often than not, once in a while a movie comes along that surprises us. Take, for example, The F Word, a film which presents both a male and a female perspective on a topic members of both genders can relate to, in which Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star as a couple of characters who seem destined to be together, if not for one tiny problem — they're stuck in "the friend zone".

Monday, November 24, 2014

The run up to Black Friday


First of all we like to give Thanks to our fans and followers for your support this year and we would like to wish the entire USA Happy Thanksgiving! Time to relax with friends and family, watch football and eat!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blu-ray Review: Into the Storm


Nothing but grey skies...

By Ben Mk (cinematicallyenigmatic.blogspot.com)

As moviegoers, we have a long-standing fascination with disaster epics. They're guilty pleasures, and we can't seem to get enough of them. Enter director Steven Quale's meteorological action-thriller Into the Storm, a movie which can best be described as Twister meets The Blair Witch Project. In it, a group of storm chasers tracking a monstrous weather phenomenon that has targeted Northern Oklahoma find themselves caught in its deadly and destructive path — all while cameras roll, capturing every moment of their harrowing ordeal on film.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


The beginning of the end...

By Ben Mk (cinematicallyenigmatic.blogspot.com)

Together we stand, divided we fall. It's a recurring sentiment that has echoed throughout The Hunger Games film series, from its debut entry in 2012 to 2013's Catching Fire. But nowhere does it resonate with more fervor than in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the penultimate installment in the mega-hit young adult franchise, which sees Jennifer Lawrence once again reprising her role as bow-wielding protagonist Katniss Everdeen. Only this time, it's no longer a game. And it's not just her life at stake, but the life of every single person in Panem.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Oh, What a Blu-ray Review: Jersey Boys


(Not just) all about that bass...

By Ben Mk (cinematicallyenigmatic.blogspot.com)

From Chicago to Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors to Les Misérables, Hollywood has been mining Broadway's arsenal of stage productions — especially those of the musical variety — for cinematic gold for decades. With that in mind, the latest stage-to-screen adaptation, Jersey Boys, has been a long time coming. Originally brought to the stage in 2005, Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons has gone on to play to sell-out audiences worldwide. And now, nearly a decade later, it has made its transition to the silver screen, courtesy of director Clint Eastwood.