With J.K. Rowling’s announcement of three more films, it seems as if authors keep expanding their stories until there are no secrets left. Readers and viewers are never satisfied with what writers have to offer, leading to unnecessary spin-offs.
By: Grace Godvin
Bateman’s Bad Words lacks a unique storyline and mostly relies on mean-spirited humor for laughs.
In case moviegoers haven’t seen enough 20-somethings play high school students, 25-year-old Gabriella Wilde plays the lanky, extremely privileged Jade Butterfield (a name which somehow evokes both nursery rhymes and exotic dancing), continuously described as the social outcast of her high school who could always be found “with her nose in a book” (although no such books ever appear on screen).
By: Anne Donnelly
Four Sundance film shorts impress viewers with varied characters and exploration of genre and theme.
By: Cameron Harding
Despite a compelling premise, Gimme Shelter disappoints with its dull writing and poor acting.