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Review: Pitch Perfect 3

— by JESSIKA OWENS — It’s been five years since “Pitch Perfect” oozed its way into pop culture with quips, mash-ups and cups. It’s been 2 years since its sequel snuck in with some one-liners and cameos. And that brings us to “Pitch Perfect 3” – the s[...]

Office Christmas Party: Three Trailers

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Anybody who has ever had an office job can probably safely say they have fantasized about letting loose and just destroying the office in a drunken rage whilst watching co-workers act like bumbling fools. Perhaps I’m speaking for myself, but it sounds fun in my[...]

Jenny’s Wedding: Official Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — The cinema has always been a great platform to explore the dysfunctions that dwell within family units. There is an overwhelming abundance of films dealing with family dynamics which makes it extremely difficult for new films exploring the subject to bring anything n[...]

Confidential: Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — One of the more fascinating relationships often portrayed in film and TV is that between a psychiatrist and their patient. I imagine this is because the situation and circumstances allow the patient to be raw and vulnerable, and on screen, that is enthralling. I ofte[...]

Jem and the Holograms: Official Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — One of the most important things to me when looking at a film is the music. Of course, the cast and crew are the first things I look at and are what ultimately decide my excitement factor for a film, but the music is a vital piece of that puzzle. […][...]

The Atticus Institute: Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — As a horror fan girl, I have some rules when it comes to horror films. By rules, what I mean, is there are certain things that legitimately frighten me and I have a hard time dealing with. There aren’t many, but there are three. Creepy children in scary movies [...]

Lucky Them: Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — There are a couple actors out there, and I think this rings true for everybody, whose films you will go see regardless of what it is, even if you have no idea what it’s really about. For me, Toni Collette is one of those actors. I am insanely biased when [&hell[...]

Sex Tape: Pop-Up Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — It’s no secret that today is a technologically advanced age. Social media and clouds are the way we share and distribute information. Our phones and tablets are little computers that keep us connected 24-seven, constantly sending and receiving information. What[...]

Two Clips from Boyhood

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Film shoots can take a lot of time and effort, some upwards of several years. It’s the way things are in the industry, especially in a day and age where, technologically speaking, there’s a smorgasbord of tasks to undertake in post production. Locations, [...]

The Fault In Our Stars: New Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Novels turned film, as anybody who knows me will tell you, are one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s not logically acceptable for time constraint purposes, setting purposes, and a varying degree of other factors to be taken into consideration. It’s a task th[...]

Review: Non-Stop

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Airplanes seem like a logical place for thriller movies, until one closely examines the challenges and limitations of filming and storyline. In my experience, it generally doesn’t work. There’s only so much set that can be used and the whole process feels[...]

Review: Endless Love

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Valentine’s Day for movie-goers means only one thing, brace yourself for love stories shoved down your throat. The issue becomes, what love story could possibly be released at this point that is fresh and something that hasn’t been done a thousand times o[...]

Review: Labor Day

— by JESSIKA OWENS — When I heard the name of a new movie, “Labor Day,” I immediately envisioned a tame comedy chick flick. Then the trailer was released and I became confused. That initial trailer was short and filled with dramatic crescendos. An image of Josh Brolin with hi[...]

Carrie: Don’t Go to Prom Featurette

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Remakes of horror films, if you ask me, are almost as common as horror films. Sometimes it works, other times I hate it. The upcoming re-imagining of “Carrie” has me dubious to say the least. Many iconic horror films have been redone, and a lot of them di[...]