Kay Reviews Interstellar

Kay reviews Christopher Nolan’s new film, Interstellar. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Interstellar

Kay Reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Kay reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past

Kay Reviews Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Kay reviews Captain America: The Winter Soldier. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Kay Reviews Muppets Most Wanted

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Kay Reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: A Review by Kay

Through a majority of watching The Grand Budapest Hotel I had a silly grin on my face. The rest of the time my jaw hung in awe or I was grimacing. It was a quirky, fun, storybook of a ride. Ralph Fiennes is so engaging as hotel concierge M. Gustave, it’s easy to just float right through the film at the brisk pace he seems to set.

As usual Wes Anderson does a lovely job of creating a sense of time and place that feels based in reality yet totally made-up. Certain scenes are even lit like you’re watching a scene from a play. And yet there are moments of violence that serve as pinpoints of stark contrast to the magical lilt of the film.

The only element I had trouble understanding the necessity of was the 4-layer narration. The film begins with a girl visiting a monument celebrating an author before opening up a book of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Then we shift to the author recording an intro to the book before sliding over to the author as a younger man meeting the elder former lobby boy, Zero Moustafa, in the hotel and as Zero tells his story we move into the pre-war hotel setting where most of the movie takes place. The end the movie slides back out to each of those times and levels. The last two layers are plentiful enough on their own.

Despite the large cast, . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel

Bill, Ted and Ahsoka’s Excellent Adventure on Assembly of Geeks

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The latest Assembly of Geeks “Bill, Ted and Ahsoka’s Excellent Adventure” is posted. . . . → Read More: Bill, Ted and Ahsoka’s Excellent Adventure on Assembly of Geeks

2014 Oscars Provide More Incentive For Diversity

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Each year Hollywood dresses up and celebrates the Academy Awards. Movies are made on an incentive basis. Often that incentive is money, but the golden statue called Oscar can become the treasure sought after by filmmakers, too. This year’s Oscars ceremony really drove home that, in the words of Cate Blanchett, “the world is round” and comprised of all types of people who have many varying stories to be told. Hopefully the ceremony put a few new twinkles in the eyes of producers, directors, and actors to step beyond their comfort zone and create more diverse stories. Here are ten ways the Oscars might help shift the prevailing wisdom in Hollywood. . . . → Read More: 2014 Oscars Provide More Incentive For Diversity

Olivia Wilde Encourages Fangirls To Speak Up

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In a panel discussion called the “State of Female Justice,” Olivia Wilde shares insights as an actress in Hollywood who is now making the transition to producing. . . . → Read More: Olivia Wilde Encourages Fangirls To Speak Up

Fangirl Chat Covers Disney’s Frozen

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Fangirl Chat covers the many reasons we loved Disney’s Frozen. . . . → Read More: Fangirl Chat Covers Disney’s Frozen

Assembly of Geeks: Episode 15 Dives Into Movies and Video Games of 2014

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Assembly of Geeks: Episode 15 talk movies and video games of 2014. . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks: Episode 15 Dives Into Movies and Video Games of 2014