Monday, April 8, 2013

Movie Review: Jurassic Park 3D

John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), CEO of the genetic engineering company InGen, is a true visionary.  Though his reach often far exceeds his grasp, he’s never been one to reign himself in.  One such case is his latest endeavor.  He hopes to create a theme park featuring real dinosaurs.  The geneticists under his employ allow him to realize this dream.  However, a tragic accident involving one of the beasts gives his benefactors pause.  In order to put them at ease, he invites paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), and attorney Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) to his park.  With their endorsement, things will continue as planned.  Alas, an act of sabotage causes their excursion to take deadly turn.  Suddenly, the island’s prehistoric inhabitants are allowed free range of the park, and all human beings become subject to the laws of a long forgotten age.  

Movie Review: Evil Dead (2013)

Young Mia (Jane Levy) has been caught in the throes of heroin addiction for far too long, and prior attempts to kick the habit have failed miserably.  As part of a self-imposed detoxification process, she retreats to a secluded cabin in the woods.  She’s accompanied by her friends Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Olivia (Jessica Lucas).  Upon arrival, the trio is joined by Mia’s estranged older brother David (Shiloh Fernandez) and his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore).  Things take a horrific turn when the Naturon Demonto (Aka The Necronomicon) is discovered in the cabin’s basement.  Soon after, a malevolent demon is unleashed upon the cabin’s inhabitants.  As the intended intervention turns into a night of unrelenting terror, Mia is forced to fight for her mortal soul.