Tag: 2015

Movie Review – Ashe Collins on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Director: J.J. Abrams Runtime: 135 minutes — Sometimes a film series can reinvent itself with a remake or a sequel decades after the fact, and recapture that magic all over again. Sometimes that film series is better left dead and buried, with fans wondering what could have been….


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Title: In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Director: Ron Howard Runtime: 121 minutes — When I hear the name Ron Howard I automatically think “Oscar bait”. That’s okay, though, because I love me some good ol’ Oscar bait. That said, there’s a problem with In the Heart of the Sea. The film was originally slated…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 2 – Branden Chowen on Unfriended (2015)

The Cinefessions crew loves sharing their opinions on films, but not every movie can get the attention it deserves with a full review. Enter the Cinefessions’ Capsule Reviews. These capsule reviews cover five of the most important aspects of a film, which allow the crew to deliver their opinions on any movie clearly, decisively, and…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 1 – Chris Ranson on Goosebumps (2015)

Title: Goosebumps (2015) Director: Rob Letterman Runtime: 103 minutes — I’m going to say it up front: I am a huge Goosebumps fan. Ever since the original books were released, I’ve been buying them. I have read every single one of them at least once, and the original sixty-three titles at least twice. My excitement…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Crimson Peak (2015)

Title: Crimson Peak (2015) Director: Guillermo del Toro Runtime: 119 minutes — Guillermo del Toro destroyed my world in 2006 with Pan’s Labyrinth, a film that I thought would be straight up horror, and instead was a completely different sort of tale, and I loved it. The trailers for Crimson Peak got me all wet and…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on The Visit (2015)

Title: The Visit (2015) Director: M. Night Shyamalan Runtime: 94 minutes — I’m a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan. I have now seen every single one of his films on opening day. Yes, even The Sixth Sense. I know some of the movies sucked (The Happening, After Earth) and some were just so-so (The Last…


Graphic Novel Capsule Review – Chris Ranson on David Cantero’s Little David (2015)

Movies may be our first love here at Cinefessions, but we are proud dorks in the truest sense of the word. We love not only movies, but video games, books, comics, board games, men and women in spandex, and everything else that goes along with nerd culture. As longtime readers of graphic novels, comics, and…