Sofia Lopez

Seeking in movies meaning and reflection in real-time. On the look out for biography, thriller & drama best pieces.

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (2005) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Assault on Precinct 13 Year: 2005 Genre: Action, Crime, Drama Play time: 1h 49min Director: Jean-François Richet Screenwriters: John Carpenter, James DeMonaco  Starring:  Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne  It’s only appropriate, I guess, that John Carpenter’s simple, utterly minimalist Assault on Precinct 13 gets a convoluted, protracted update; we consistently feel...[Read More]

BORN INTO BROTHELS (2004) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Born into Brothels Year: 2004 Genre: Documentary Play time: 1h 25min Director: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman Screenwriters: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman Starring: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman’s Born into Brothels, nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar, underachieves when it comes to its subject matter, failing to put its characters in a larger context a...[Read More]

Blade: Trinity (2004) Movie Review

Title: Blade: Trinity Year: 2004 Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror Play time: 1h 53min Director: David S. Goyer Screenwriters: David S. Goyer Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey Going Back to Roots – Blade: Trinity Say what you will about the misbegotten Blade franchise, but for better or worse, it keeps you on your toes. Stephen Norrington’s original was a miserab...[Read More]

The Notebook (2004) Movie Review

Title: The Notebook Year: 2004 Genre: Drama/Romance Play time: 2h 3min Director: Nick Cassavetes Screenwriters: Jeremy Leven Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams The Notebook Movie, is an Adaption from a Novel by Nicholas Sparks The Notebook was adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember), which should automatically eliminate a large audience ...[Read More]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Movie Review

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Year: 2004 Genre: Adventure/Family/Fantasy Play time: 2h 22min Director: Alfonso Cuaron Screenwriters: J.K. Rowling Starring: Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Tom Felton, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Michael Gambon, Mark Williams, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Pam Ferris, Robbie Coltrane, Daniel Radcliffe “W...[Read More]

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Movie Review

Title: 2 Fast 2 Furious Year: 2003 Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller Play time: 1h 47min Director: John Singleton Screenwriters: Gary Scott Thompson, Michael Brandt Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes “You see that blonde sitting with that gentleman over there? Five minutes of her time and she can get anything she wants from him.” 2 Fa...[Read More]

Alien (1979) Movie Review

Title: Alien Year: 1979 Genre: Horror\Sci-Fi Play time: 1h 56min Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Among the best horror movies in the world and also among the best sci-fi movies without a doubt, Alien is a masterpiece from Ridley Scott in many ways and there’s no mistake when we say that it is almost perfect. In order to simplify what this movie meant to t...[Read More]

Vanilla Sky (2001) Movie Review

Title: Vanilla Sky Year: 2001 Genre: Fantasy/Mystery/Romance Play time: 2h 16min Director: Cameron Crowe Starring: Kurt Russell, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jason Lee   “I was one second away from death and your life flashed before my eyes.” Vanilla Sky is based on Abre Los Ojos, or “Open Your Eyes,” a very cool Spanish mind-fuck of a movie that has earned a cult audience ...[Read More]

Charlie’s Angels (2000) Movie Review

Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy Play time: 1h 38min Director: McG Screenwriters: Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon Starring: Kelly Lynch, Tim Curry, Sam Rockwell, Bill Murray, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz “And that’s kicking your ass!” Charlie’s Angels is a secret agent flick, but not really. It wants to be a comedy, an homage, a throwback, a martial arts extravaganza and...[Read More]

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Movie Review

Title: Mission: Impossible II Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller Play time: 2h 3min Director: John Woo Starring: Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Dougray Scott, Tom Cruise       “I’d have to say April 25th.” I’m the first to admit that I was baffled by Mission: Impossible. I’m usually adept at untangling convoluted plots, especially in action movies, but the Brian De Pa...[Read More]

Remember the Titans (2000) Movie Review

Title: Remember the Titans Year: 2000 Genre: Biography/Drama/Sport Play time: 1h 53min Director: Boaz Yakin Starring: Denzel Washington, Craig Kirkwood, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Will Patton, Donald Faison “Nothing can ever come between us. We’re a team.” Old Platitudes About Racism – Remember the Titans Remember the Titans has its heart in the right place but at its core th...[Read More]

Nurse Betty (2000) Movie Review

Title: Nurse Betty Year: 2000 Genre: Comedy/Crime/Drama Play time: 1h 50min Director: Neil LaBute Screenwriters: John C. Richards Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Morgan Freeman. Schizophrenia may be a serious medical condition but according to Hollywood, it is one big barrel of laughs. Jim Carrey’s Me, Myself and Irene earlier this year and now Neil LaBute’s Nur...[Read More]

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