Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)’ Blu-Ray


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Book by J.R.R. Tolkien Film by Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, & Ian McKellan Rated: PG-13 I’ve always been a collector. It seems to be ingrained in my blood. First it was little digital pets, then posters of my celebrity crushes (Oh, Leo – swoon), and finally rare memorabilia from films and in turn, their official Blu-Ray & Score releases. I am single-handedly keeping music stores ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Sweet Shop’ featuring Matthew Lewis


The Sweet Shop is a quirky British romance that is rather like a piece of candy itself - not too complicated, but sweet, and consumed quickly. Read More »

Television Review: ‘Run’ starring Katie Leung


Film directed by Charles Martin (episodes 1-2) and Jonathan Pearson (episodes 3-4) Written by Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith Starring: Olivia Coleman, Katie Leung, Lennie James, Katharina Schuttler ‘Run’ is a four-part dramatic mini-series that aired in the UK this year and is now available for American audiences for free via Hulu. Focusing each episode on the life of one character, the four vignettes intertwine and connect, showing how one person’s decision can affect any random stranger. The timeline ... Read More »

Television Review: ‘Super Clyde’ starring Rupert Grint & Stephen Fry


MuggleNet reviews Rupert Grint & Stephen Fry's never-to-be aired by CBS pilot, Super Clyde. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘A Promise’


“A Promise” was by far the most beautiful film of the Toronto International Film festival that we had the pleasure of seeing. It revolved around a love triangle between a sickly factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young protege (Richard Madden) and his young wife (Rebecca Hall). The two young lovers pledge to be together no matter what, and are separated by war and distance. Eventually they come together, leaving the audience with a satisfied smile. The music was definitely our ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Kill Your Darlings’


Our most anticipated film of Toronto International Film Festival was certainly Kill Your Darlings! Not just because it starred Harry Potter himself (Daniel Radcliffe), but because the story of first time director John Krokidas, who has been working on this film for almost 10 years, was very inspiring for us film students. The film is based on the true story of Allen Ginsberg, his relationship with Lucien Carr (Dane DeHann) and their lives surrounding the murder of David Kammerer ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Therese’


A review of 'Therese' starring Potter alum Tom Felton. CONTAINS SPOILERS! Read More »

Movie Review: ‘CBGB’ starring Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint


CBGB Film by Randall Miller Starring:  Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Freddy Rodriguez, & Rupert Grint Rated: R for Adult Situations, Adult Language and Violence CBGB  is enjoyable as a film, but falls short in really reaching the mythos of the iconic club and its importance in the punk rock community.  Alan Rickman once again turns in a stellar performance as Hilly Kristal, the twice bankrupt owner of CBGB.  His portrayal of the stubborn and frustrating ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack


The Great Gatsby Book by F. Scott Fitzgerald Film by Baz Luhrmann Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey McGuire, Carey Mulligan, & Joel Edgerton Rated: PG-13 English was (almost) always my favorite subject when I was in high school. I truly loved the fact that every other week I was specifically told to transport myself into, to get fully enveloped by, to really experience, a world outside of my own.See, my high school world was that of ... Read More »