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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane is an intense drama that covers a multitude of genres, including drama, thriller, comedy, horror and science fiction.  The film opens with a young woman, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) contemplating ending a relationship.  She then leaves her engagement ring and keys in the apartment and drives in solitude down long and winding country roads.  The music is loud and almost overbearing with little natural background noise and with no words spoken.  Her ringing cell phone and fiance’s voice are the first real sounds heard.  Michelle has run away after a minor argument (a sure indication of an abused childhood).  Shortly after, the sudden loud noise of a car crash shocks the audience out of their reverie of a broken relationship and Michelle wakes up, handcuffed and in a basement – a drip attached to her arm and a splint on her knee. Continue reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Falcon-Star-Wars-Force-AwakensStar Wars – The Force Awakens (2015)

** Minor spoilers below **

It’s been ten years since the last new Star Wars film.  Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was the last in the trilogy of prequels which introduced Annakin Skywalker and followed his journey to the dark side.  Many slated these films, with characters such as Jar Jar Binks geared towards a much younger audience.  But now in December 2015, The Force Awakens is the first of yet another planned trilogy and takes place three decades after the events of the 1983 film, Return of The Jedi. Continue reading