Film Review: Queen of the Desert

Reviews, Top Stories ‐ April 07, 2017
Film Review: Queen of the Desert

I tried writing this review a million different ways but honestly, I just have to be blunt and straightforward because this movie deserves nothing else. “Queen of the Desert” is probably one of the worst movies I’ve seen in recent memory. It boasts an impressive cast that delivers lackluster performances, pretentious storytelling and dialogue, and it’s just plain boring! Let’s go ahead and dive right in.

“Queen of the Desert” is written and directed by Werner Herzog and stars Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell, the esteemed archaeologist, and explorer who is inspired by her fiance, played by James Franco, to venture …

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Austin Film Festival 2016 Review: Brave New Jersey

Brave New Jersey impeccably balances romance and hilarity on its way to a fabulous world premier at the Austin Film Festival.

Set in a time without cable news or internet, this narrative feature takes place in the small town of Lullaby, New Jersey, on the day before Halloween, October 30th, 1938. The film begins by introducing us to the lovable yet frail Mayor, Clark Hill(Tony Hale), who is in the process of painting the town’s sign to reflect a new accomplishment of sorts. Straight away we can see the lack of respect the township has for it’s mayor, and that theme …

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Film Review: The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book once again brings to life, in astonishingly realistic animation, the story which has captivated us all throughout our childhood.

I, like many of you, grew up on all of the Disney classic films. We’re talking Dumbo, Snow White, Beauty and the Best, and of course Bambi. Even with those genuinely loveable films, I always felt  The Jungle Book was the one I enjoyed the most. When I heard a live action film was in the works, I initially had mixed feelings. On one hand, we’ve got a chance for absolute greatness, on the other, a chance to potentially …

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ATX Television Festival 2016: Superstore

With its second season set to premier this fall, NBC’s Superstore is stoked to have had the success it has. A silly comedy about a department store who lives day to day providing lack luster customer service and coping with each other’s antics, this show won the hearts of America’s audience. We caught up with the cast and creator of Superstore, to get there thoughts on the show’s success, their experiences whilst filming, and what we can expect in the upcoming season.  With actors America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Mark McKinney and show creator Justin Spitzer on hand, there’s too much to …

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Short Film of the Week: Blue Borsalino

Blue Borsalino utilizes world class suspense along with an intelligent screenplay to evoke powerful emotion rarely seen in a short film.

The short film opens to a, what may be, a perfectly executed single minute of film. In one minute, we’re captivated by the masterful filmmaking, scored perfectly, and we’re introduced to the main characters, both their past and present, without us even knowing it. Director and writer, Mark Lobatto impeccably fills us in on the necessary backstory, and seamlessly progresses us to current time. I was truly impressed with this first minute of this film, and it set the standard …

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Film Review: Adventures In Babysitting

Film Review: Adventures In Babysitting

Disney’s original movie Adventures in Babysitting takes us on an adventure through the big city as Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), rival babysitters, set aside their differences and team up track down the kids who have somehow snuck away.

This film is based on the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting, directed by Chris Columbus (not that one), and like all of Disney’s original movies, it is packed with laughs and family fun. In addition to that, we have the pleasure of seeing Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson, who we’ve grown to love in Disney’s Girl Meets World and Decedents, respectively.

John Schultz, who’s also done some …

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ATX Television Festival 2016: Pitch

Fox’s upcoming fall series Pitch inspires with authenticity, excites with quality drama, and proves the impossible, possible.

Those of us who believe in equality may have been wondering why there is a lack of gender diversity in professional sports. Of course, we can pin it on biology, citing the natural physical differences between men and women, but surely there are exceptions to that rule. Undoubtably there has been a women that was faster, stronger, harder working then some of the men in Major League Baseball, yet here we stand in the year 2016 without even a glimpse into what it would be like. In Pitch, Fox …

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ATX Television Festival 2016: Kingdom

ATX Television Festival 2016: Kingdom

Day one of the ATX Television Festival composes largely of waiting in lines, getting your badges, buying merchandise, and meeting people from all over the world. We did make time for one event, however, and that was a screening of an episode from Kingdom, a drama that has had relative success on the Audience Network, a network owned and controlled by Direct TV, now AT&T, with a cast Q & A to follow. The fans who have had a chance to experience this action filled drama loved it, leaving rave reviews on IMDB and spreading praise of the show via …

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