Michael Fassbender’s eyes are intense. Give him a non-speaking role and he could still affect you in many ways. You can see through his eyes layers upon layers of emotions.  Hell, you can even see through his soul. In 2011’s Shame, artist-turned-director Steve McQueen cast Fassbender in a role of a sex addict named Brandon, which won Fassbender numerous acting awards including the BAFTA. 

Brandon keeps a shameful secret. He is a sex addict. Living alone in his sterile, immaculately clean New York apartment, his secret addiction to joyless sex with strangers is suddenly disrupted by his sister Sissy (Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan) who shows up unannounced to come live him. His privacy ruined, Brandon's frustration to get his next fix slowly eats him up until his sex addiction...(READ FULL REVIEW)
 
 
Sappy romance set in suburban North Carolina, with breathtaking pink skies, sunsets glinting against blades of grass, roses and carnations in full bloom and rustling in the wind, a charming, rustic house complete with a story-book porch...Then a ruggedly handsome soldier, quiet and strong, suddenly comes into the life of a beautiful blonde single mom. Isn't it romantic? Isn't it sooo...Nicholas Sparks?

Based on  Sparks' novel, The Lucky One tells the story of a marine, Logan (Zac Efron), and his superstitious belief that a photo of a woman he found while on duty in Iraq is what kept him alive during the war. After finishing his third tour, he sets out to find the woman in the photo to thank her. I mean, she saved his life and all. He finally finds her in North Carolina. Her name is Beth (Taylor Schilling), a divorcee who lives with her genius son and her very young and perky grandmother (Blythe Danner). They happily run a kennel and are occasionally harassed by the town sheriff, Beth's bully ex-husband Keith (Jay Ferguson). The  next thing Logan knows, he's a hired help in the kennel. And the story of the photo does not come up...(READ FULL REVIEW)
 
 
The plot that film snobs (and those who have never given Titanic a chance) scoff at: Poor boy meets rich girl. On-board a luxurious and gigantic ship on its maiden voyage destined to sink. Celine Dion singing the theme song. Pretty sunsets. Heartthrob of the '90s Leonardo DiCaprio yelling, "I'm the king of the world! Wohooo!" A love story so cliche it hurts. 

But why did 95 percent of the world fall in love with Titanic when it premiered in 1997? And people never asking "Have you seenTitanic?" but "How many times have you seen Titanic?"  And why is it that, today, it is still one of our most favorite movies of all time?... (READ FULL REVIEW)
 
 
The sequel to 2010's Clash of the TitansWrath of the Titans takes Perseus (Sam Worthington), demigod, hero and Kraken killer, in another save-the-world adventure. 

Ten years after famously defeating the monster Kraken, Perseus's quiet fisherman life with his 10-year-old son Helius is disrupted when a division broke between the triumvirate gods: his father Zeus (Liam Neeson) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) versus Hades (Ralph Fiennes). Hades takes with him a minion, Ares (Zeus's jealous son filled with daddy issues), to switch to the enemy camp: the imprisoned Titans, led by the triumvirate's imprisoned daddy, the lava Titan monster Kronos. Perseus, the reluctant hero-demigod, is suddenly forced to rescue his father Zeus from the Underworld to prevent the Titans and their dangerously growing power from destroying the gods...and humanity.

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Wrath of the Titans brings to life our beloved Greek mythology in a...(READ FULL REVIEW).
 
 
I haven't read yet Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, the phenomenally popular young adult trilogy that instigated a cult following, and is now a crazily talked-about motion picture from Lionsgate. 

The story is actually just another version of a common dystopian theme previously seen in films, novel-based or otherwise: a group of people who, against their own will, are locked in a fighting arena to kill each other off for one victor to emerge. Kill to survive. With two core objectives: control and entertainment. So, what does The Hunger Games's version offer?  (READ FULL REVIEW).
 
 
Film Critic Tom Long aptly called Young Adult “the year's most engaging feel-bad movie.”  

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron gives a  highly convincing performance as Mavis Gary,  a 37-year-old beautiful but lonely, complex, and depressed small-time Young Adult series ghost writer who returns to her hometown of Mercury, Minnesota to try and get back together with her high school sweetheart, Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson)—who happens to be a married man and a new dad... (READ FULL REVIEW).