Ashley Pauls

I’m a movie buff, and I love anything to do with entertainment (especially science fiction and British dramas!) I write about current and upcoming films and other entertainment-related news. I currently work as a communications coordinator, and I’m an aspiring novelist. – Ashley Marie Pauls

‘Hugo’ a magical, enchanting tribute to the art of film

By Ashley Bergner; Box Office Buzz Though “Hugo” may not have won the coveted Oscar statuette for “Best Picture” at this year’s Academy Awards, this magical and enchanting film is well worth renting if you missed it in theaters. The movie is a whimsical visual treat, and it also serves

‘Spock’ vs. ‘Sherlock’ in new pics from ‘Star Trek’ film set

By Ashley Bergner; Box Office Buzz It’s “Spock” vs. “Sherlock” is these pictures from the film set of J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel to his 2009 “Star Trek” film. The pictures, which were released on www.trekmovie.com, feature actors Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Zoe Saldana (Uhura), as well as Benedict Cumberbatch,

Movie review: “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” in 3-D

Since the first movie was released more than 30 years ago, the “Star Wars” film saga has drawn a wide and very devoted fan base and spawned numerous spin-offs, such as an “expanded universe” book series, an animated “Clone Wars” TV show, graphic novels and more. Yet even though fans

Movie Review: ‘Real Steel’

By Ashley Bergner Source: Box Office Buzz Although some critics were skeptical Hugh Jackman’s film “Real Steel” would turn out to be little more than “Rock’em Sock’em Robots: The Movie,” the film carries far more emotional weight than robots just smashing each other in a boxing ring. At its heart,

‘Star Trek’ sequel won’t be converted to 3-D until post-production

By Ashley Bergner, Box Office Buzz J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel to his 2009 “Star Trek” film will be available in 3-D — but it won’t be converted to 3-D until post-production. Adam B. Vary reported on the Entertainment Weekly website Abrams isn’t necessarily a fan of 3-D and wants to shoot the

‘Dark Knight Rises’ plot takes inspiration from current economic crisis?

By Ashley Bergner Much of the plot of Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” still remains shrouded in mystery, and the recently released trailer teases more than it reveals. Yet in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nolan hints the film’s plot could tie in to

Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

By Ashley Bergner Source: Box Office Buzz By the time a film series has reached the fourth sequel, it can be difficult to maintain momentum and keep holding the audience’s interest. No matter how great the original idea was, it’s hard to come up with fresh material by the fourth

‘Hunger Games’ tops poll as most anticipated film of 2012

Source: Entertainment Weekly “The Hunger Games” topped the list of most anticipated films in 2012, according to a recent poll by Entertainment Weekly magazine. About 38 percent of responders said the film, which is slated for release on March 23, is the movie they most want to see next year. Also

‘Harry Potter’ surpasses ‘Star Wars’ as most profitable film franchise

Source: Entertainment Weekly “Harry Potter” now has beaten out “Star Wars” to become the top-grossing film franchise, Entertainment Weekly recently reported in its 2011 “year in review” issue. This summer’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” earned $381 million at the box office, bringing the franchise’s domestic

Movie review: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

By Ashley Bergner Source: Box Office Buzz The key to making a successful sequel to a popular film is maintaining the same features that made the first film great, while at the same time bringing something fresh and new to the story. And that’s exactly what “Sherlock Holmes: A Game

Movie review: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

By Ashley Bergner   Source: Box Office Buzz Although it may not win an Oscar for “best picture,” I think “Cowboys & Aliens” should at least get some sort of award for being the most original film concept this year. A genre-bender to end all genre-benders, this movie is a mash-up

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