‘Gangster Squad’ Review 4/10

‘Gangster Squad’ Review

Release Date:   January 11th, 2013
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Ruben Fleischer
FilmPulse Score:   4/10

Gangster Squad is Ruben Fleischer’s third feature-length and involves a group of misfit police officers tasked with taking down

‘Only God Forgives’ Clip

‘Only God Forgives’ Clip

I hope you like your violence highly-stylized coupled with minimal dialogue because Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling are at it again with Only God Forgives. Refn and Gosling’s second collaboration hopes to match the success of their 2011 hit Drive. Only God

‘This Is 40’ Review 6/10

‘This Is 40’ Review

Release Date:   December 21st, 2012
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Judd Apatow
Film Pulse Score:   6/10

This Is 40 is the self-proclaimed ‘sort-of sequel’ to Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, following the

‘Pain & Gain’ Trailer

‘Pain & Gain’ Trailer

We are not big fans of Michael Bay. With that being said, here is the first look at his newest movie Pain & Gain starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson (Do you still have to put “The Rock” in between Dwayne and Johnson?)

‘This Is the End’ Red Band Clip

‘This Is the End’ Red Band Clip

Seth Rogen‘s directorial debut The End of the World is now called This Is the End. It is yet another apocalypse comedy, but unlike Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, This Is the End actually looks funny and  more entertaining than

‘Upstream Color’ Trailer

‘Upstream Color’ Trailer

Soak in the beauty and ambiguity of the first official teaser for Shane Carruth’s long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s Primer (which won him the Grand Jury Prize at that year’s Sundance Film Festival.) I had numerous thoughts within the 53 seconds of this

‘Killing Them Softly’ Review 6/10

‘Killing Them Softly’ Review

Release Date:   November 30th, 2012
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Andrew Dominik
Film Pulse Score:   6/10

Killing Them Softly is the film adaptation of George V. Higgins’s crime novel Cogan’s Trade from 1974. Whereas the novel

2013 Sundance Film Festival Lineup

2013 Sundance Film Festival Lineup

The Sundance Film Festival is around the corner, January 17th through the 27th to be exact and we here at FilmPulse are excited. Nowadays it feels like the entire year is nothing more than giant film festival brimming with new and

RUST AND BONE Review 9

RUST AND BONE Review

There are a lot of moments in Rust and Bone, the new film from French director Jacques Audiard, that leave the viewer utterly dejected. These beautifully crafted and framed moments continue to beat down the viewer and the characters, themselves, over the course of the film's 120 minute run time.

‘Life of Pi’ Review 7/10

‘Life of Pi’ Review

Release Date:   November 21st, 2012
MPAA Rating:   PG
Director:   Ang Lee
Film Pulse Score:   7/10

I should preface this review by stating that I did not see Life of Pi in 3D. I happen to

‘Now You See Me’ Trailer

‘Now You See Me’ Trailer

How many of you found yourselves saying “I wish they would make the magic futuristic and then use said magic to rob banks” when watching Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige? None of you. Well, too bad because that is exactly what director

‘The Comedy’ Review 7/10

‘The Comedy’ Review

Release Date:   November 9th, 2012
MPAA Rating:   Not Rated
Director:   Rick Alverson
FilmPulse Score:   7/10

The Comedy is not funny. It has its moments, but overall there are little laughs in this film about a

‘Frankenweenie’ Review 7/10

‘Frankenweenie’ Review

Release Date:   October 5th, 2012
MPAA Rating:   PG
Director:   Tim Burton
FilmPulse Score:   7/10

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie first appeared in 1984 as a short film with Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern and Barret Oliver (otherwise known

‘Wuthering Heights’ Review 6.5/10

‘Wuthering Heights’ Review

Release Date:   October 5th, 2012 (Limited)
MPAA Rating:   Unrated
Director:   Andrea Arnold
FilmPulse Score:   6.5/10

It seems like every so often cinema has to make a series film adaptations based on classic literature. It’s like an