CHINO’S CHOICE: THE WORST MOVIES OF 2013.

I had a whole ballot of nominations for this, but I decided not to post it, too embarrassed to show you all of the bad movies I actually saw this 2013. But nevertheless, it was still a pretty awesome year for film. I tried my best not include movies that are meant to be bad…

16 or so Holiday Movies That’ll Put You in the Christmas Spirit!

Merry Christmas ya filthy animal! is probably one of my favourite lines from a Christmas movie. If you don’t know where it’s from, its from the childhood classic “Home Alone” (1990), which definitely changed all of our childhood’s one way or another (I’m pretty sure you tried sabotaging someone with toys and other household items). But…

Review: The Butler (2013, Lee Daniels)

RATING: 4.5/10 Director: Lee Daniels Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, John Cusak, James Marsden, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave Screenplay: Danny Strong This is going to be a rant fest, so if you’re not up for it, I suggest you don’t carry on with this review. Watching “The…

Review: The Spectacular Now (2013, James Ponsoldt)

RATING: 9/10 Director: James Pondsoldt Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Masam Holden, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dayo Okeniyi, Kyle Chandler, Andre Royo Screenplay: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (Based on the novel by Tim Tharp) When the film was being promoted as “From the Writers of (500) Days of Summer”, I was a little bit…

Review: Fruitvale Station (2013, Ryan Coogler)

RATING: 7.5/10 Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Ahna O’Reilly, Kevin Durand, Ariana Neal, Chad Michael Murray Screenplay: Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler’s independent feature “Fruitvale Station” is a compelling drama, that shines brightly because of the director and a breakout performance by Michael B. Jordan. The film centres around the true tale of…

Review: Blue is the Warmest Color (2013, Abdellatif Kechiche)

RATING: 8.5/10 Director: Abdellatif Kechiche Cast: Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche, Aurelien Racoing, Catherine Salee, Bejamin Siksou Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche & Ghalia Lacorix (Based on the coming book “Le Bleu est une couldeur chaude” by Julie Maroh) What a lot don’t realize about Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color” (despite how good it is with such…

R.I.P. Peter O’Toole

Film legend, Peter O’Toole, died yesterday from longtime health problems after one year of announcing his retirement from acting, he was 81. O’Toole was a familiar face in cinema, and rests in heaven as one of our gone “GREATS”. He made a splash in film history with 1962 as the title role of the Best Picture winning “Lawrence…

Review: Frozen (2013, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee)

RATING: 8.5/10 Director: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee Cast: Kirsten Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk Screenplay: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck & Shane Morris (Based on “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson) The Christmas rush has started, and “Frozen” is no exception to making the season what it is. Disney/Pixar’s wonderful animated…

R.I.P Eleanor Parker

Three time Best Actress Oscar nominee Eleanor Parker died Monday, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 91. This is an unfortunate lost, as Parker is one of the most underrated classic movie actresses of all time. She is most popularly known playing the Baroness Schieder in 1965’s “The Sound of Music”. Which she was superb in. When I…

R.I.P Paul Walker

Shocking news this morning, actor Paul Walker dies in a car accident during a charity event. He was 40. My favourite Paul Walker movie memory would definitely have to be in 1998’s “Pleasantville”. Walker played Skip Martin, Witherspoon’s temporary love interest in Gary Ross’ visionary masterpiece. Skip Martin was an interesting character to see Walker play, being that…