5 items from 2014
Among Ravens isn’t nearly as deep as it thinks it is. Centering on a group of friends who reunite at a lakehouse for their annual Fourth of July get-together, it shoots for the wit and profundity of The Big Chill, but as the film progresses, it soon becomes clear that directors Russell Friedenberg and Randy Redroad are grappling around in the dark for a greater meaning that they lack the ability to articulate. So, instead of providing coherent ideas about the nature of aging, marriage, happiness and family, Among Ravens plays in disappointingly shallow waters, presenting viewers with one-note characters and a borderline nauseating amount of clunky bird metaphors. Unfortunately, just because it sounds profound, that doesn’t mean it actually is.
On hand to provide some of the film’s most aggravatingly artificial lines is Joey (Johnny Sequoyah), a 10-year-old girl whose development literally begins and ends at precocious. »
- Isaac Feldberg
As on any entertainment website, the movie critics here at We Got This Covered don’t always agree with one another when it comes to the latest and greatest at the multiplex. Was Godzilla a trainwreck or one of the best monster movies in years? Was X-Men: Days of Future Past a waste of time or a future classic? And is The Lego Movie awesome, or is it Completely Freaking Awesome? (Not much arguing on that front, actually).
Here we are at the half-way point in 2014, and so it’s time for We Got This Covered’s fine roster of critics to count off their top five best movies from this year. In the mix? A tiny found-footage horror flick with the kick of a mule, Marvel’s latest and possibly most marvelous outing yet, a brilliantly complex sci-fi head-scratcher, an insightful doc about one of the most vilified political figures in U. »
- Isaac Feldberg
This is a look at former WWE talent who never quite got the exposure or opportunity. Some were the victim of timing, while others just floundered as another face in a crowded roster. Despite working for the company for several years, most of their appearances were on the C-level shows (programs such as International Heat, Jakked or WWE Superstars).
12. Trent Barreta (2010-2011)
Barreta actually spent more than five years under WWE contract with long stints in Florida (Fcw/Nxt) developmental. Barreta’s real debut on WWE television was in a tag team with Caylen Croft known as “The Dude Busters” on Ecw TV at the end of November 2009. As the »
- Chris Harrington
Bioware swooped into the Microsoft E3 press conference today with a new trailer for its current-gen, multi-platform RPG, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Touting early access to “Premiere Content” as the reason fans will want to pick it up on Xbox One, the trailer for the third game in the Dragon Age fantasy epic is big on mood, vistas and monsters. In the mix are little snippets of gameplay for what mostly appears to be a pre-rendered affair designed to stoke expectations.
Narrated by the player character, whose mysterious power puts them at the centre of a conflict that’s tearing the world apart, the trailer sets a tone that’s grim and grand. With plenty of shots of characters slowly running in dramatic fashion, it seems EA really wants to show off how the land of Thedas looks running on the Frostbite engine. It’s hard to blame them, as the »
- Sam Woolf
The SAG Awards aren't usually the highlight of the season from a fashion point of view. If you have dibs on a really great dress, you're saving it for the Oscars or you already wore it to the Golden Globes. Let's face it; the SAG Awards only airs on basic cable, anyway. Thus, we get a motley assortment of prom dresses, summer frocks and stuff stars' stylists may or may not have found on the sales racks at the mall. In the mix, there are always a few winners, though -- as well as some fashion fails. Take a look at »
- Liane Bonin Starr
5 items from 2014
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