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Movie Title: Alien: Covenant

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Movie Year: 2017

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Demi Bichir Wikipedia Link
Billy Crudup Wikipedia Link
Michael Fassbender Wikipedia Link
Danny McBride Wikipedia Link
Katherine Waterston Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

Well, this movie held together MUCH better than the Prometheus movie that is its prequel. Still, you have to wonder how completely ignorant people stepping on a new planet are to have no isolation protocol in place. I mean, you don't know what is out there and you just go wandering into the woods looking for the source of a signal. Even when you notice there seems to absolutely no organic life around you, you just blithely trek on.. hell, whatever killed all that can't hurt ME! Freaking duh. That said.. this makes MUCH more sense than the prequel as it is not trying to make a huge statement about the alien origins of mankind. Its just the story of a group of colonists who stumble onto a planet that has suffered a catastrophe, and the only being there is a (spoiler) off his rocker synthetic human from the previous movie. Yeah.. this is where the ship from the previous movie wound up.... back on the Human Alien home world.

Sound confusing... well.. the story is still dealing with the tragically bad prior movie. This is better because it is more of straightforward space horror movie.

Summary from IMDB

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape
- Written by Twentieth Century Fox


Movie Title: Ghost In The Shell

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Movie Year: 2017

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Juliett Binoche Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

Excellent SciFi with a nice plot twist wherein the main character is not what she thinks she is, and betrays her superiors to find out what the real story of her life is. In the process they try to kill her, and a number of other people are killed to cover up the crime of her creation. All, in all, a good story, and the start of what could be a good franchise - given the popularity of this franchise in Japan (where the story was created).

That said, there is the "white washing" controversy around this film. It is a Japanese film, taking place in an unspecified place in Asia. So why are the characters all Caucasian? Why would you chose Scarlett Johansson (not that I don't love her) to play a Japanese character? (How about Koyuki who did fine work in The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise?). It seems Hollywood cannot wrap its mind around the fact that other minorities in acting should be used based on the material being filmed!! Still, I enjoyed the film and was only mildly irritated with this.

Summary from IMDB

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell."
- Written by Paramount Pictures


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Movie Year: 2017

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Dave Bautista Wikipedia Link
Bradley Cooper Wikipedia Link
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Jeff Goldblum Wikipedia Link
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
Ving Rhames Wikipedia Link
Michael Rooker Wikipedia Link
Kurt Russell Wikipedia Link
Zoe Saldana Wikipedia Link
Sylvester Stallone Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

Well, it is an action movie with plenty of comedy. We finally meet Peter Quill's father.. but he is not exactly what he presents himself to be. Some bi-gones become bi-gones, and we add a couple of new members to the team. Baby Groot has his funniest moments during the opening credits. And this movie once again proves that the universe is filled with assholes (including some of our main characters, but we already knew that).

A fun ride as expected.

Summary from IMDB

Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
- Written by Marvel Studios


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Movie Year: 2017

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Eric Bana Wikipedia Link
Djimon Hounsou Wikipedia Link
Charlie Hunnam Wikipedia Link
Jude Law Wikipedia Link
Annabelle Wallis Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

A quite different take on the Arthur legend with lots of action and CGI tossed in. Interesting twist in that Arthur grows up outside the royal court, in a brothel, making him more a man of the people. The story explains how the sword got into the stone, how Arthur happens to be present to pull it out, and the fight for the throne after that happens.

They slammed every bit of the Arthurian legend in there, but the story has almost nothing to do with the myth. Just a new imagining of the whole thing by Hollywood. A fun action movie.

Summary from IMDB

The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere. He must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons, and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
- Written by Ohad7672


Movie Title: Kong: Skull Island

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Movie Year: 2017

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John Goodman Wikipedia Link
Tom Hiddleston Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Tian Jing Wikipedia Link
Brie Larson Wikipedia Link
John C. Reilly Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The premise of this story was much better than I expected it to be. The movie is set in 1971 - just as satellites are starting to map the earth, and an island is discovered. A scientist (John Goodman) wants to set up and expedition to the island, ostensibly to look for geological and biological resources. But he has an ulterior motive - He is looking for monsters. He pulls together a team of people, including a group of helicopter jockeys who are leaving Vietnam, and gets them to the island. Where they meet Kong. But things are NOT what they seem. The people who live on the island know what Kong really is.. and it takes some convincing before the folks in the expedition buy into this new bit of knowledge.

Altogether, a pretty well put together film. Good revival of a whole series of stories (which you will find out about if you stay through the credits). Nicely done.

Summary from IMDB

It's 1971, a team of explorers with a company of soldiers are following myth and legend in the Pacific amidst rumors of an island where creatures both prehistoric and monstrous are supposed to live. Soon they come across Skull Island, the very island of lore and legend. The creatures they soon come across make the soldiers and explorers running for their very lives. Soon Kong shows up to let all know that he is the King of Skull Island and top of the food chain. Will they survive to tell their story?
- Written by stephen scialli


Movie Title: Life

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Movie Year: 2017

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Ryan Reynolds Wikipedia Link
Hiroyuki Sanada Wikipedia Link

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And this is why you don't bring samples back to Earth from other planets (see Andromeda Strain). A group of scientists find out that the life they found on Mars is perfectly capable of wiping out the life on Earth, and so begins the struggle to kill it. This mildly realistic film will have close to the edge of your seat from about 1/3rd in to the end of the movie. Still, the old trope of extraterrestrial life always being evil is starting to get tired (Apollo 18, Transformers, Independence Day, etc). I mean.. meeting some interesting aliens would still make an interesting movie (eg. Contact; Arrival). In fact, realistically, if aliens did show up, we might be so primitive that they might hang around for a bit, and then leave... which would make an interesting plot as well; No evil intent or beneficent intent; just, mild interest and neglect - another species in the universe not worth the time to get to know. How would THAT make mankind feel. What would be the world reaction to THAT from we who think we are oh so special? I'm going to have to look into that idea...

Summary from IMDB

A crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) performs a successful capture of a space probe returning from Mars with a sample inside. The crew is tasked with studying the sample, which may be the first proof of extraterrestrial life. However, the study eventually backfires as the organism gains intelligence. Trapped aboard the ISS with the rapidly-growing organism, the crew must find out how to kill it before it manages to escape and decimate Earth.
- Written by purplelammashta


Movie Title: Live By Night

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Movie Year: 2017

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Ben Affleck Wikipedia Link
Chris Cooper Wikipedia Link
Elle Fanning Wikipedia Link
Brendon Gleeson Wikipedia Link
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My Summary

A really well done gangster movie about a crook who does not want to be a gangster, but becomes one for the sake of revenge. He moves to Florida (Tampa area) and takes over the Rum trade during prohibition. Course, he is a mobster with a code and there are some things he will not do (like kill an evangelist who is getting in the way of his plans, because - she is damaged enough.)

The plot is good, the acting great, the violence - only necessary not over done. The movie is really entertaining as you wonder if this plain spoken guy can get out alive from the world he has entered - along with the woman he loves (an inter-racial relationship that rubs many people the wrong way). Well done.

Summary from IMDB

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.a
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Logan

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Movie Year: 2017

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My Summary

Previous X-Men films always went for the block-buster title by going big and making more dangerous mutants and huge action sets. This film is not like that. There are not world shattering mutants bent on destruction, just an aging Wolverine looking after a senile Charles Xavier. All they want to do it be left along.. to retire in peace. Into this picture comes a little girl, Laura (Dafne Keen) who is the first child mutant they have seen in years. And, coming for Laura are some very bad men. So Charles and Wolverine set out to take the girl to safety, and therein hangs the tale.

What made this film so good was the small scale and the way the characters cared for each other. Also, Dafne Keen, the girl Laura, is so good. Withdrawn and vulnerable - until the claws come out and then watch out for her. (This is an actress I expect to see much of in the coming years.) It would be a spoiler to talk too much about what happens, but this movie is a beautiful conclusion to the previous X-Men movies.

Summary from IMDB

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are ageing, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.


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Movie Year: 2017

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Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Tyrese Gibson Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Michelle Rodriguez Wikipedia Link
Kurt Russell Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link
Charlize Theron Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

I went to this film waiting to be disappointed. I was well entertained. I didn't think they could do anything more interesting with this franchise, and yet, improbable as the plot is, they pulled off a fun, exciting slam-bam of a movie. There is so much action in this it can slack any thirst. Of course there are fast cars, but there is also a submarine, a small tank, explosions galore, and the threat of a nuke going off if things don't turn out just right. Cast is funny, again. And, ironically, one of the best scene's is done by Jason Statham, who fights is way through a whole plane load of bad guys armed with guns, all the while carrying a baby in a carrier and cooing at the little fellow between shoot outs. I found it hilarious..

Action and cars... no other way to describe it. Good entertainment.

Summary from IMDB

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family.
- Written by harpreet phamber


Movie Title: The Mummy

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Movie Year: 2017

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Sofia Boutella Wikipedia Link
Russell Crowe Wikipedia Link
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Jake Johnson Wikipedia Link
Annabelle Wallis Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

A good movie, overall, it doesn't beat the 1999 version. Granted, there was plenty of humor in the 1999 version, but the chemistry between Brendon Fraiser and Rachel Weiss made the movie perfect.

In this version there is no similar chemistry between Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis - it seems forced. Lots of action. Good effects. And an interesting introduction to an organization that is loaded with sequels (Headed by - spoiler alert - Dr. Jekyll - he of Mr. Hyde fame). The sequel load was so obvious it was like watching the end of the original Star Wars again.

Entertaining, but not quite up to snuff. Competing with Wonder Woman - it loses.

Summary from IMDB

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
- Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Wonder Woman

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Movie Year: 2017

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Gal Gadot Wikipedia Link
Danny Huston Wikipedia Link
Chris Pine Wikipedia Link
David Thewlis Wikipedia Link
Robin Wright Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

They did a great job with this movie - the origin of Wonder Woman - and her growth as an immortal are well explained, as is her role in a rather ambiguous world of men who are both good and evil at the same time (not quite so black and white as at home). This film is rich, cinematicaly. The action is top notch. The characters are interesting. I enjoyed this, and know I will be watching it again. Thumbs Up.

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When army pilot Steve Trevor crashes on the warriors' secluded island paradise, disrupting the all-female sanctuary of Themyscira created by the Gods of Olympus, Princess Diana of the immortal Amazons aids in his rescue and wins the decisive right to escort him home, heading to an early 20th Century London to stop the war she believes is influenced by the God Ares. Leaving behind the only life she's ever known and entering the cynical world of men for the first time, torn between a mission to promote peace and her own warrior upbringing, Diana must fight evil in a "war to end all wars," while hoping to unlock the potential of a humanity she doesn't always understand. - Written by Asif Ahsan Khan (asifahsankhan.wordpress.com)


Movie Title: 10 Cloverfield Lane

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Movie Year: 2016

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Woman wakes up locked in an under ground bunker with 2 other people. One of them seems like a paranoid nut-case (played well by John Goodman). She tries to escape, but sees something that convinces her that perhaps she is better off in the relative safety of the bunker. Eventually, fear of her saviour over-comes her fear of what me outside and she hatches a more elaborate escape plan. And escape she does, only to find... but that would spoil things, now wouldn't it.

This movie will keep you tense.. the mystery of what is going on in the world - whether it is real or the ravings of a lunatic.. and whether he is a lunatic, or the only sane person left... all this will keep you wondering until the end were all is revealed. I enjoyed this, and give is a big thumbs up. (NOTE: Mild spoiler - Is this connected to the "CLOVERFIELD" of 2008 - No, and Yes. The two are NOTHING alike.... but.. )

Summary from IMDB

A young woman wakes up in the basement of a man who claims he saved her life after pulling her from her overturned car which violently crashed along the highway. The man states that the world above them is no longer safe and is now a danger zone that threatens the rest of humanity. With no knowledge of what actually lies above and trust running thin between them, the woman questions what's true and what's not. Is the man a delusional psychotic that has a more sinister agenda for her? Or is it really hell on earth above ground like he swears?


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American Pastoral BY Roth, Phillip

Movie Title: American Pastoral

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Movie Year: 2016

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Ewan McGregor Wikipedia Link
David Strathairn Wikipedia Link

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UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen

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Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.


Movie Title: Arrival

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Movie Year: 2016

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Forest Whitaker Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

If you have ever seen the movie Slaughterhouse Five, then you might have a clue as to how this movie is working. You watch a movie and usually assume the story is being told in a linear fashion. Well, don't make that assumption about this movie. The aliens in this movie do not treat time as linear, and are basically here on Earth to tell us about it. Why, because in 3,000 years they are going to need our help, so they come to see if we can get the concept.

Now if that sounds strange, there is a whole raft of physics that deals with this. (See an article on that here. Basically, in the Lagrangian formulation of classical physics.. the starting point of a particle determines the end point of the particle - as if the particle knew in advance the end point that would arrived at BEFORE the time of actual travel - in other words - time is not necessarily linear on a quantum level.

Blah Blah Blah... this is a good movie, emotionally touching, scientifically interesting, and very well done. Thumbs up from me.

Summary from IMDB

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
- Written by Jwelch5742


Movie Title: Bad Moms

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Movie Year: 2016

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Christina Applegate Wikipedia Link
Kristen Bell Wikipedia Link
Kathryn Hahn Wikipedia Link
Mila Kunis Wikipedia Link
Jada Pinkett Smith Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

I was not expecting much from this movie.. but the experience was great. First, I was one of only 3 men in a packed theater.. this movie speaks to Moms everywhere. It was like being in a theater with a group of teenagers. Before things started they were all yelling back and forth with each other and trading seats (reserved seating in this theater), and basically having a good time. And during the movie, some of the stuff rang so close to home the audience reaction was great.. howls of laughter and a few, "uh huhs".

Anyway, this movie is very funny, about a Mom who tries to do it all, and fails, so decides to do nothing. Fix your own breakfast. Do your own homework. Wash your own clothes.. I have fun to have with other Moms. This movie is funny.. and everyone (Moms, Dads, Kids) all learn much by the end of the film. How to be better, more considerate people. Big Thumbs Up!!!

Summary from IMDB

Amy has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities - going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence - putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
- Written by STX Entertainment.com


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Movie Year: 2016

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Amy Adams Wikipedia Link
Ben Affleck Wikipedia Link
Henry Cavill Wikipedia Link
Jesse Eisenberg Wikipedia Link
Laurence Fishburne Wikipedia Link
Gal Gadot Wikipedia Link
Holly Hunter Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Irons Wikipedia Link
Dianne Lane Wikipedia Link
Scoot McNairy Wikipedia Link
Joe Morton Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

I'm not sure why this got such bad reviews. I found this to be the most realistic Superman movie so far. People are not all agog over Superman, and the things he does, though well intentioned, result in the deaths of many people. We can't control him at all, and that is reason enough to fear him. Batman feels this strongly. Superman sees Batman as a vigilante that should not be meddling since, not everything he does results in good outcomes either. Neither trusts the other, and this is distrust is manipulated by Lex Luthor - who would like to see Superman destroyed. The whole thing strikes me as plausible. And the appearance of other super-heroes from the DC world bodes well for the future.

And what stops them from fighting to the death... a tiny touch of humanity at just the right moment. I liked this movie.

Summary from IMDB

Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth. As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. He fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman's wrongs. The rivalry between them is furious, fueled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction!
- Written by Vue


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Movie Year: 2016

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Paul Bettany Wikipedia Link
Don Cheadle Wikipedia Link
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Martin Freeman Wikipedia Link
William Hurt Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link
Paul Rudd Wikipedia Link
John Slattery Wikipedia Link
Marisa Tomei Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

For perfectly good reasons the Avengers are split into two camps... and decide to fight it out when one side wants to protect a criminal (though that person is not morally responsible for his actions) and the other side wants to bring him in. It is eventually learned that the whole thing is a set up by a guy who wants revenge on the Avengers for his dead family. He figures, what better way to get it than to have them kill each other. This is much better than the Age of Ultron movie (the last one wherein the man's family died). Makes more sense... except, I can't believe some of them would not just "sit it out".. and let normal people handle the problem.

The introduction of Spiderman to the group is great, as well as the addition of Ant Man to the whole group. Made this part of the movie really fun.

This does not get a thumbs up from me, and I left the theater exhausted.. it seemed long, even if it was entertaining the whole time.

Summary from IMDB

SPOILER: When politicians and world leaders think that people like Captain America and Iron Man are running amok, they tell them they need to be regulated. Tony Stark, Iron Man thinks it's necessary. While Steve Rogers, Captain America doesn't think so. That eventually splits their team, The Avengers. At a UN gathering where the regulations are being worked out, there's an explosion and some people are killed among them is the King of Wakanda. Investigation reveals that the bomb was planted by the Winter Soldier, who is Bucky Barnes, Captain Amerioca's friend during the war. Everyone is out to get Barnes and kill him if necessary but Steve wants to get to him first and help him. When he finds him he says he didn't plant the bomb, suddenly another person shows up who's out to get him dressed in black. When security forces catches up to them they are arrested and the one in black is revealed to be the son of the Wakandan King, T'Challa and he is the Black Panther the guardian of Wakanda. While in custody, a psychiatrist is sent to evaluate Bucky but suddenly the power goes out that's when he begins to say some words that have an effect on Bucky. He breaks out and Steve tries to get him. Believing that Bucky is innocent Steve sets out to find the man who got to him. Tony is told that because Steve helped Bucky he is now also wanted. He offers to bring him in so he asks War Machine ,and Black Widow to join him. He recruits someone to help him while Widow offers T'Challa to join them. Steve brings Falcon with him who gets Ant Man and Steve calls Hawkeye who gets Wanda whom tony has under lock and key under the eye of Vision. They get away and Vison joins tony. Eventually they all have a confrontation.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


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Movie Year: 2016

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Jason Bateman Wikipedia Link
Kevin Hart Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Aaron Paul Wikipedia Link
Melissa McCarthy Wikipedia Link
Megan Park Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

This movie is funny, and interesting because you don't know who the bad guy is as things develop (except for the fact that they gave it away toward the beginning of the film). Kevin Hart is great and Dwayne Johnson is over the top as a character he has never played before - a complete dufus. I mean.. his character is so dorky and crazy you really begin to wonder about his sanity. And the two of them together.. outrageous. This was a funny movie and worth seeing.

Summary from IMDB

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Balck Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Deadpool

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Movie Year: 2016

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Morena Baccarin Wikipedia Link
Ryan Reynolds Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Okay. I never read the Deadpool comics - but the character is famous for breaking the 4th wall and talking directly to the reader - or audience. The movie continues the tradition and used this with hilarious effect. The Deadpool character simply cannot take anything seriously and is joking the entire time he is doing anything.

Mind you. This is not a movie for kids. There are too many WAY dirty jokes in here to try and explain them away to the kids. And some of them are really filthy... but funny.

I loved this movie. Plan to see it again. Will enjoy it for years.

Summary from IMDB

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: Deepwater Horizon

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Movie Year: 2016

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Kate Hudson Wikipedia Link
John Malkovich Wikipedia Link
Kurt Russell Wikipedia Link
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link

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What people forget about the Deepwater Horizon disaster is that 11 people died when the oil rig blew up. This movie follows what happened the night everything went to hell on the rig, and why it went to hell. (The cement shaft seals failed - because they were not tested, thanks to some BP officials on the rig who were in a hurry to get the oil into production. It was nice that those same guys were on the rig when it blew too.)

The film looks real. Some of the technicalities of oil drilling are not well explained, but the work of the men is well depicted. It is dirty dangerous work, and everyone has to have everyone else's back. This was truly a tragedy caused by greed. Worth watching.

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In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Movie Title: Doctor Strange

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Movie Year: 2016

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Wikipedia Link
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Mads Mikkelson Wikipedia Link
Tilda Swinton Wikipedia Link

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As the Avengers protect Earth from threats in the physical dimension, Dr. Strange protects the Earth from threats in the spiritual dimension. This movie is the origin story of Dr. Steven Strange - a surgeon who, by accident, loses the use of his hands. He starts to search for alternative healing methods and ends up in Katmandu, in the company of people who take a while to convince him that what he cannot see is real. Then, of course, comes the threat that must be defeated.

I was thinking that this whole spiritual thing was going to be silly, but once they made it clear that different super heroes handled different "realms" then the whole idea was acceptable. The movie hangs together well, and the special effects are amazing. I'm going to have to go back and see this in 3-D, which might be nauseating!!!

AND... Stan Lee makes his usual cameo appearance, but the really funny thing about it is the book he is reading. Aldous Huxley's Door's of Perception - Where in the author experimented with Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic, and began to wonder if the reality that we perceive is all there is to perceive, or if there is more to know. This is the book the famous group the DOORS used for their band name. The placement of this book, in the scene it appears in, is fantastically appropriate and hilarious. Check out my books page for the review on that one.

Thumbs up. Very entertaining.

Summary from IMDB

Stepehn Strange is a doctor who's arrogant and egotistical. And when he gets in an accident, his hands are injured and being a surgeon, it means it's the end of that. Strange can't accept that and tries to find a way to restore his hands but fails. But when someone tells him of someone who was paralyzed but then later was able to walk again, Strange goes to see him. He tells Strange he went to a place called Kamar-Taj in Nepal. Strange goes there and seeks it out and someone named Mordo takes him to what he seeks. And he meets someone who is called The Ancient One, who tells him, the man who told Strange to come here, used mystic arts to walk again. Strange doesn't believe it till The Ancient One shows him what can be done. Strange wants to learn but the Ancient One refuses but when Strange refuses to leave, the Ancient One let's him in. Strange learns there's a lot going on like a former student who turned Rogue and is planning to align himself with Master of the Dark, Dormammu. But Strange learns the Ancient One is also keeping a secret making him wonder who should he side with.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Eddie The Eagle

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Movie Year: 2016

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Some people never give up, even when everything is against them. Michael Edwards was one of those people. His Dad didn't believe in him. His teammates didn't believe in him. The people that control access to the Olympics didn't believe in him. But he just kept coming back, doing what nobody expected and winning a place in history that no one can ever take away from him.

This is a great little movie about a spirit that would not give up and held to his dream no matter what. Inspiring and entertaining. (And the sound track is great too).

There is one moment in the film I want to mention, after Eddie makes his first jump and the commentators finish they say something like, ".. and now lets turn to our other story. The bobsled team from Jamaica." An amusing nod to another group of folks who had a dream and would not give up. Another film to watch - "Cool Runnings"

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Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


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Movie Year: 2016

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Johnny Depp Wikipedia Link
Dan Fogler Wikipedia Link
Ron Perlman Wikipedia Link
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Katherine Waterston Wikipedia Link

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A well put together story in the Harry Potter universe about a wizard who comes to the U.S. to acquire a new fantastic beast and to release another into its native habitat. Things go awry when one or two of them escape and he is blamed for chaos that his creatures are NOT causing. Course, there is an evil wizard in the mix - its Harry Potter after all - though this takes place LONG before Harry ever comes on the scene.

Eddy Redmayne does his usual fantastic work, bringing the character of Newt (the beast carrier) to life with so much depth and feeling. Dan Folger, who I have never seen before, deserves a best-supporting for his portrait of a muggle (a non-wizard) who gets sucked into the whole mess through no fault of his own, but becomes a great ally to Newt, who really needs a friend. Great job. Enjoyable movie.

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The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.


Movie Title: Ghostbusters (2016)

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Movie Year: 2016

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Dan Aykroyd Wikipedia Link
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Charles Dance Wikipedia Link
Andy Garcia Wikipedia Link
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Ernie Hudson Wikipedia Link
Melissa McCarthy Wikipedia Link
Bill Mumy Wikipedia Link
Sigourney Weaver Wikipedia Link
Kristen Wiig Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

Plenty of references to the original Ghostbusters in this movie (including cameo's from the original cast) the plot on this re-make is fresh and different. The characters are off the wall (especially Kate McKinnon's Holtzman - who you will either love or hate - she is such a loon). Melissa McCarthy is perfect in this as well. This is a great extension of the franchise that has plenty of life left in it. A fun time.

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Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Gods of Egypt

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Movie Year: 2016

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This movie plays on Egyptian mythology, but if anyone thinks this is accurate.. well I feel sorry for that person. But, as for spectacle, this movie is GREAT! The detail that went into all the "sets" is amazing. The movie is colorful, action packed, and entertaining - if you can get past the complete historical inaccuracy. I would watch parts of it again.

Summary from IMDB

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus.
- Written by James Pasier


Movie Title: Hail, Caesar!

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Movie Year: 2016

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Clancy Brown Wikipedia Link
George Clooney Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
Frances McDormand Wikipedia Link
Fisher Stevens Wikipedia Link
Tilda Swinton Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

This movie takes place back in the day of the big Hollywood studio's and the huge productions. It is a comedy, but an inconsistant one. Some of the humor is obvious (like then the director tries to get a really horrible actor to deliver a line) and some if it is much more slow dawning (like when the kidnapped actor finds himself in a house during a meeting of the communist party and sits down to actually try and understand what they are saying.. without even acknowledging that he has been kidnapped... and then says, well, I have to get back to work, can we take this up at the next meeting - I found that really funny.) The inconsistent pace of the humor and the lack of familiarity of the modern audience with the big studio days is probably why this movie didn't succeed at the box office. I found it mildly enjoyable.

Hell of cast though!!

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1951 Hollywood. Eddie Mannix is the head of property protection at Capitol Pictures. In other words, he shields the studio's stars from any scandal and ensures that their public persona is what the studio wants. This job takes him to his Catholic church confessional more often than the church would probably like. On the urging of his wife, he is trying to quit smoking, it not an easy day for him to do so, as the day is going worse than usual, "usual" which is bad to begin with. DeeAnna Moran, the studio's wholesome and single screen "mermaid", is pregnant, she who will soon be showing. Who DeeAnna thinks is the father does not help matters which means no marriage on the horizon to legitimize the pregnancy. Laurence Laurentz, the director of urbane drawing room comedies, is balking to Eddie about the casting of Hobie Doyle, the studio's singing cowboy, in a role as a sophisticate in his latest movie, especially as Hobie truly was only a good ol' southern cowboy before getting into movies. But what may be worst of all for Eddie this day is that Baird Whitlock, arguably the studio's biggest star and notorious womanizer and boozer, has gone missing during the filming of his latest movie, a gladiator biblical epic. Eddie learns that he has been kidnapped by voices of the "future" who have requested $100,000 ransom. Eddie has to get Baird back while holding off the snooping of twin gossip columnists Thora Thacker and Thessaly Thacker, the former who plans to dredge up a quashed past scandal about Baird if she can't dig up new gossip. What Eddie is unaware of is that easily swayed Baird is in no real danger from his kidnappers, except in the eyes of people like Senator Joseph McCarthy. What may be the studio's only problem-free production is the latest sailors on leave musical starring song-and-dance man, Burt Gurney... or is it problem-free? Eddie could escape this life if he decides to accept the lucrative management job offer by the Lockheed Corporation, which could be the secure future of America through their secret atomic bomb testing.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Hell or High Water

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Movie Year: 2016

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Two brothers resort to crime to try and save the family ranch and pass it on to one of the brothers children. Things go well in some cases. Not so well in others. And a lawman is hot on their trail having figured out the pattern to their bank robberies. Things come to a bad end for one of the brothers, but the lawman never manages to get evidence against the other that can stick. It's one of those cases where, he knows he has the right guy, and the suspect knows he knows. But they dance around the lack of evidence.

An entertaining and tense film with a great cast.

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A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.


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Nope. Not as good as the first one. To much repeat and a little thin on the plot and big on stupid and some just plain dumb stuff. Something shows up. Doesn't do anything aggressive. So we blast it out of the sky. Doesn't even look like the same technology, but we have a big celebration because we won. Then the REAL bad guys show up and, um, folks, we are in deep doodoo. We have no way to beat them.. other than a stupid trick that no thinking being would fall for. Sorry. Just dumb. Still, spectacle, action, boom, aliens, boom, BIG BOOM... you get the picture.

Now, there was some stuff that was just to stupid to let go, and I hope this doesn't ruin it for you but.. You can drive from the East Coast to Las Vegas on one tank of gas while everyone else is on the road too.. trying to go, God know where? And wait.. We have alien tech to make things fly without rotors or wings... but we still drive 1975 gas powered station wagons, and yellow school buses to get from place to place? And why would you put a bunch of kids on a bus in the middle of danger next to a nuclear bomb.. unless you were Freaking Nuts (or need to add some level of drama to an already hairy scene). There was too much of this kind of silliness which said the writers simply didn't follow through on the results of the tech changes from alien tech - the hallmark of good and bad science fiction.

Summary from IMDB

We always knew they were coming back. After 'Independence Day' redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: Inferno

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Movie Year: 2016

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A mad man has created a virus that will wipe out 80% of humanity because he believes that the population is destroying the world. He is being hunted and knows he might be killed, so he leaves clues for this followers on where and how to release the virus in case he is killed. The clues are in the work of Dante's Inferno, and professor Langdon (of The Davinci Code fame) is called in to help track this threat down.

Who can be trusted? Who is the enemy? Who is a friend? No one knows, and time is running out to save the world.

At first I was skeptical that a symbologist could be any use in this plot.. but it actually worked well and hung together. So.. not a bad thriller.

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The geneticist Bertrand Zobrist is hunted down by three men and commits suicide from the top of a tower in Florence. Zobrist believes that the Earth's population that has an exponential growth should be reduced in 50% to save the other 50%. In Florence, Professor Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital with no memory of the last two days and with daydreams and dreadful visions. Dr. Sienna Brooks explains that he has a head trauma cause by a bullet that scratched his head and he would recover his memory in a few days. Out of the blue, a doctor tells that the police wants to interrogate him and a police officer, who is indeed the killer Vayentha, shoots the doctor but Sienna and Langdon succeeds to escape to her apartment. Langdon finds a Faraday pointer in the pocket of his jacket and when they project the image, they see the Map of Dante's Inferno by Sandro Botticelli. They contact the American Consulate but give the wrong address nearby the apartment. Soon the area is under siege of the World Health Organization (WHO) agents and the local police, including Vayentha, and Langdon and Sienna conclude that Zobrist has created a virus to annihilate the world's population. But who can be trusted?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Movie Year: 2016

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Wow, the studio didn't write much of a summary here. The plot is not about a "major government conspiracy", just a bunch of bad guys looking to make money, and not caring about who they have to kill to make it happen. They just happen to threaten the wrong people, and Jack Reacher does his thing with a combination of police work and strong arm activities that are the characters signature.

The Reacher movies are pretty action filled and the story lines are good. This one was about what I was expecting. Entertaining without being too over the top (not a lot of explosions and chases - plenty of fights). Watchable.

Summary from IMDB

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.


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Movie Year: 2016

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A very funny movie. This cast is perfect. A suburban couple gets drawn into an undercover operation and, amazingly, can contribute to it using their rather odd skill set. This is outrageous, but not so over done as to be silly. Gal Gadot is so sexy but not over the top, and Zack Galifianakis is great as a sensitive Human Resources manager who can't believe what he gets himself into.

I would watch this again for the laughs.

Summary from IMDB

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


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Movie Year: 2016

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A very low key film wherein an uncle must suddenly take care of his orphaned nephew in a town he will do anything not to live in - thanks to the memories of the tragedy that took place there. He really has not place in the world, and then his life is involved with someone who DOES have a place in the world, and he has to figure out a way to cope.

This film won lots of awards and proved that Casey Affleck is capable of carrying a whole film as a leading man. A nice watch that is not quiet a tear jerker.

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Lee Chandler, who works as a janitor for a property management company responsible for four residential apartment buildings in Quincy, Massachusetts, is an angry, sullen and antisocial man. His demeanor and retreat from life are primarily because of a single incident which led to him leaving his hometown of Manchester-by-the-Sea upstate - his name being infamous in the region by those that don't know him because of that incident - and the break-up of his marriage to his now ex-wife, Randi. The only time Lee ever returns to Manchester is when he receives a telephone call from his fisherman brother, Joe Chandler, who was diagnosed a few years ago with congestive heart failure. Whenever now divorced Joe ends up on an extended stay in the hospital due to his health problems, Lee returns to Manchester to take care of Joe's son, Patrick Chandler, of whom Joe has sole custody. With the latest such telephone call and Lee's subsequent trip to Manchester, Joe dies before Lee makes it to the hospital in nearby Beverly. In what Lee assumes is his temporary guardianship of now sixteen year old Patrick becomes legally permanent when he learns, much to his surprise, that Joe has Lee listed in his will not only as Patrick permanent guardian, but that Lee is to be the trustee for the estate on Patrick's behalf until Patrick becomes of age, Patrick who is the sole beneficiary. Patrick, a typical teenager, is arguably closest to Lee emotionally than any other adult. Despite his father's death, Patrick is still more concerned about maintaining his life as is: hanging out with his friends, including his two girlfriends (who don't know about the other) and his band-mates, playing ice hockey, and keeping Joe's slowly deteriorating fishing boat (which Patrick sees as his father's legacy) which is financially unfeasible to do. To Patrick, all this means Lee moving back to Manchester as opposed to Patrick moving to Quincy, where Lee only has a one room apartment as part of his job anyway. Lee is not only not equipped to be Patrick's guardian, but is not emotionally prepared to return to Manchester, the site of the "incident" and where Randi still lives, she who he has not spoken to since their divorce. With no other real options as to a guardian for Patrick - including their close friend George who is anticipating being an empty nester soon, and Patrick's alcoholic mother Elise whose whereabouts are unknown anyway - Lee has to decide what is best to do for Patrick, which takes into account his own emotional well-being.
- Written by Huggo


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

This could have been really interesting if it weren't so muddled.. and a little silly. Personally I thought it cruel to keep children children forever by keeping them "safe" in a time loop - going through the same day forever. And there are bad guys - who seem a bit ridiculous. I've heard the book is better, but this didn't instance I was not inspired to read the book. Even Eva Green could not save this - her characters motivation seemed muddled at times. Not recommended.

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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: Now You See Me 2

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Movie Year: 2016

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Dave Franco Wikipedia Link
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Daniel Radcliffe Wikipedia Link
Mark Ruffalo Wikipedia Link

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This is actually better than the first film in that the "EYE" is revealed as an organization, and back story is presented on some important characters. The plot makes more sense in that the Horsemen are being black-mailed to do what they do to steal a computer chip. Of course, they manage to get their revenge, and the how-to of the tricks is revealed (I particularly liked how he stopped the rain from falling.. I thought that was not possible, until the reveal - it's fast though so pay attention - and amazingly simple.) Anyway, I liked this much better than the first, and it had me on the edge of my seat all the way until the final trick.

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The horsemen who are led by Dylan Rhodes are targeting a tech magnate and are joined by a female magician named Lula. Things are going well when suddenly someone hijacks the whole thing and exposes their secrets like Jack Wilder's fake death and that Dylan is their leader. They run and suddenly find themselves in Macau. They discover a man named Walter Mabry who is the one behind what happened to them and he wants them to do a job for him. Lula, jack and Merrit refuse to do it but Daniel Atlas who is fed up of Dylan being In charge says they'll do it. Rhodes is arrested by his boss but he escapes and he gets a call from Thaddeus Bradley, the man he blames for his father's death, and sent him to prison. Bradley tells Dylan he can help him find the Horsemen but he needs to get him out of prison.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Our Kind of Traitor

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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

This is a great tense thriller with very little action, but will manage to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering if any of the characters are going to survive to the end. An English couple get pulled into the world of the Russian Mafia when a man asks for their help. They are not convinced until they realize that it's not just the man who will die, but his wife and children as well. They go over and above what is needed to help save this man and his family - risking their own lives in the process - and have to deal with British government agents who they cannot trust and who are going rogue in the process. This has a real feel to it and you will be biting your nails when you realize the danger to everyone.

This gets a big thumbs up from me.

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When Peter and his girlfriend, Gail, cross paths with the charismatic Dima on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Peter to a friendly game of tennis. But this innocuous contest is not all it seems - Dima is a long-time servant of the Russian mafia, whose new boss, 'The Prince', wants him and his family dead. His only hope is to ask the unsuspecting Peter to broker him sanctuary with the British intelligence services, in return for exposing a vein of corruption that runs right to the heart of the City of London. Soon they find themselves on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps and, with the might of the Russian mafia closing in, begin to realise this particular match has the highest stakes of all...
- Written by Potboiler Productions


Movie Title: Passengers

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Movie Year: 2016

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What happens if you are on a star ship in hibernation and wake up 90 years too soon. How to you keep your sanity living alone and knowing you are going to die alone in a ship with 5,000 sleeping people. If another passenger were to wake up, you might keep your sanity.

Then, something goes very very wrong with the ship. Can you fix it? Do you even try, knowing you will never live to see the end of the voyage?

This movie is excellent. It does a thorough job of exploring these issues and the moral dilemmas that go with them. Only a few science boo-boos that I saw, so the science in this looks good. The ship design is good - though there seems to be way too much wasted space in the hibernation area. And the economic model is questionable at best. But great movie - great acting - good plot - good dilemmas. Thumbs up.

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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,259 people has a malfunction in two of its sleep chambers. As a result two hibernation pods open prematurely and the two people that awoke, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence), are stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from their destination.
- Written by Eirini


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The concept for the book was absolutely hilarious. It perfectly mirrored the plot and dialog from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" classic novel. That is what made it so spectacular. Unfortunately, the folks that made the movie realized that the audience for this would probably NOT have read Austen's original novel, and so felt free to go WAY off story... even from the new book, and create stuff from whole cloth. For me, this made it much less entertaining. Oh, every now and then they fell back to the source material in the dialog, and the general arc of the love story between Lizzie and Darcey is there, but not enough for me. The change of Wickman from just a scoundrel to a maniacal master villain was just over the top.

If you like zombie movies, you might like this. I think the idea of putting zombies in another time is an interesting one that could be used elsewhere (Christ and the Zombies, How the West was Won from Zombies, that sort of thing.) But to me this was a disappointment as the whole thing was supposed to be from Austen, and it lost its way.

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Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.
- Written by Benjamin Rothrock


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The empire is building a weapon of mass death. The plans for this must be stolen and given to the rebel alliance. This is the story of that weapon - it's creator - how he rebeled in his own way - and how his daughter lead the desperate mission to steal the plans and get them to the rebels.

As a Star Wars movie, this was much better than the earlier Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. That seemed like a rehash of earlier plots and characters; just a repeat of the past. This was a new story with great characters.

This story ends just minutes before the first ever Star Wars move starts - making it a fantastic prequel. And the fact that they were able to make amazing use of a dead actor (Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin - the man who authorizes using the Death Star in the original Star Wars) is amazing. It looked and sounded exactly like Peter Cushing. Also, the Death Star as a weapon makes more sense than it did in the first movie - it can be used to destroy anything from a city to a planet.. and is used that way in the movie.

Excellent!!

Summary from IMDB

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.
- Written by Ryan Cullmann


Movie Title: Sausage Party

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Movie Year: 2016

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This movie is raunchy, dirty, obscene, and good. I mean.. it is a totally silly concept where food thinks it is going to some sort of heaven and we are the Gods.. until it learns the horrible truth that they get eaten. (And when asked, "What did they do to you?" Toilet paper just shudders and says, "Don't ask.") Once they learn the truth.. what can they do? Hehehe. Funny to find out.

There are so many good little bits in here. You have the Nazi food. You have the Jewish and Arab food that hate each other over territory (wonder where that idea came from?). You got the sexual tension between a hot dog and a bun (oh baby). Many serious ideas are brought up (racism, sexism, sexuality, national rivalry, even Indian rights) and they race past so fact you might not notice you are getting a lesson in the process. Plenty of squeamish moments in this film (oh.. did I mention, there is an orgy?), but all in all a really raunchy bit of fun.

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The products at Shopwell's Grocery Store are made to believe a code that helps them live happy lives until it's time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for the great beyond. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, Frank goes to great lengths (pun intended) to return to his package and make another trip to the great beyond. But as Frank's journey takes him from one end of the supermarket to the other, Frank's quest to discover the truth about his existence as a sausage turns incredibly dark. Can he expose the truth to the rest of the supermarket and get his fellow products to rebel against their human masters? i
Written by halo1k


Movie Title: Star Trek Beyond

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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

As a Star Trek movie, this is good - what people expect from the franchise. The characters interact as we like them, and the situation in which they find themselves is perilous and tense. All in all a great addition to the Star Trek franchise.

Okay, all that said, there are some things in here that are just... just.. do I dare say it? To freaking stupid to be tolerated...

SPOILER ALERT... DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE...

1. The number of enemy ships in the conflict outside the space station is just stupid given the infra structure we saw on the enemy planet. I mean... thousands and thousands of ships.. where the hell did all the people come from to man those... they were not in evidence before...
2. Okay, we are going to use Rock and Roll music to disrupt the enemy communications... Great.. but wait.. Rock and Roll music not only disrupts their comms, but blows them up? WTF!!!!
3. When they crash on the space station (forgetting for a bit that they just exposed the whole place to the vacuum of space by putting a big hole in it) Kirk asks station security to lock down the ship so that no one can leave. Do they do that? Nope. Station security is no where in evidence and no one has any problem leaving the ship.. WTF!!
4. The bad guy is going for the weakest spot on the station.. (think small thermal vent on the Death Star).. Everyone knows that is where he is going. All you got to do is get someone there (like .. oh say.. station security [yeah that useless bunch of red shirts] and shoot this guy). Does anyone go there? Nope.. just Kirk. Only Kirk. No one comes to help. It's all up to the one guy..
5. Oh look, the bad guy is defeated. Kirk has him at gun point. Does he grab the "dooms day" device from him. No.. they sit and dialog for a while. Until, naturally, the bad guy figures a way to get back into threatening everyone's life.
6. Oh NO!!! Kirk is in danger of being sucked out into space. A danger everyone was aware of the entire time he (alone) is fighting the bad guy. Does anyone think, hey, maybe we should plan on a rescue just in case it becomes necessary. Nope. So, who saves him when the inevitable happens - McCoy and Spock on a small enemy ship that neither of them is really qualified to fly. Oh there are plenty of flying vessels on the space station, but no one bothers to think - maybe I could help out here. WTF WTF WTF WTF!!!
There was too much of this freaking stupid stuff for this every to be a great movie for me.. and those are just a few instances... there are others... I'm sitting there watching this and wondering how no one else sees this. Just kind of ruined it for me. (A motorcycle on a star ship.. yeah.. that makes freaking sense.) The folks on the space station apparently do have one big talent.. running around waving their arms in the air when something bad happens... Think a city the size of New York when we are talking about this space station, and all they can do is run around in a panic and let someone else save them.

If you loved it.. great. I'd watch it again just because I like the characters. But I am tired of poor story telling with huge holes like these in it.

Summary from IMDB

After stopping off at Starbase Yorketown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.
- Written by ddcarrington


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

Well, one thing is for sure, the crew of the Enterprise are not above meddling with the timeline of history... even if they are not allowed to meddle with other civilizations. In this movie the Borg send a probe back in time to handle the human race before it even gets warp drive. So Piccard, et al, go back to make sure time works out as their history says it does. Fighting, humor, Borg, its all in there and makes for a pretty good Star Trek story.

Full disclosure.. I'm a fan so...

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In the 24th century, the crew of the Enterprise-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the 21st century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars.
- Written by Blazer346


Movie Title: The Accountant

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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

This movie takes a couple of twists - early on, the father decides to raise his autistic son his own way rather than some experts way - resulting in both his sons gaining a rather unusual skill set in order to deal with the world around them. His autistic son is a math genius to applies his skills to UNCOOKING books to uncover theft - and he does it for some of the most dangerous criminal in the world. As a result, he lives under an assumed name, but is very capable of abandoning that identity at a moments notice.

To combat some of the stress in his life he takes on a simple job and uncovers a scheme to pump up the value of the stock prior to a public offering. And then people start dying to cover it up. He is not allowed to finish his research - which grates on him. In the process of trying to finish he winds up saving the life of the accountant who originally discovered the discrepancy.. and starts to care for her in his own way.

The entire time that this is happening The Accountant is being pursued by some very determined Treasury agents who want to know who he is, and how he manages to stay alive. Naturally, the senior agent (J.K.Simmons) has a very interesting back story when it comes to The Accountant - which he wants to pass on to his young protege, as soon as he knows he can trust her.

The climax of the film contains a twist - which you will tumble to before it is actually revealed if you were paying attention (to the movie and to this review). Turns out that even legit companies can be as dangerous as evil crime lords.

Thumbs up for this exciting thriller.

Summary from IMDB

Christian Wolff is a math savante with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
- Written by Happy_Evil_Dude


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

I'm not a big fan of horror movies.. mostly because I don't find them that horrible.. The last one that really got me was THE RING.. talk about creepy. Anyway, I saw that Kate Beckinsale was in this one, so I gave it a watch. Not bad as horror movies go. Based on the idea that Victorian people would hide deformed children away in a "disappointments" room, this movie just never seems to get very scary. It does do a good job of making you wonder if there really is some kind of haunting going on, or if the Kate Bechinsale character is just way off her meds. Either is plausible by the end, but there are so many loose ends to this movie that either way, it is kind of a disappointment.

Summary from IMDB

The architect Dana, her husband David and their son Lucas move to an isolated manor in the countryside seeking a restart of their lives after the death of their baby daughter in a tragic accident. Dana overhears noises in the attic and finds a hidden locked room. Soon she finds the keys and is haunted by the evil spirit of an old man. She researches and learns that old rural houses had disappointments room where retarded and deformed children were locked to avoid embarrassment to the traditional families. Further, the spirits of the original owner of the house, Judge Blacker, and his daughter are still trapped in the house. However, only Dana is capable to see and contact them and David believes she is delusional. When Judge Blacker threatens the life of Lucas, Dana tries to protect him but she is not sure of what is reality or daydream.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

Teenage angst to the max. This is a funny film about a girl with now self-esteem who loses her only best friend because she starts dating her brother. She is infatuated with another guy (who doesn't even know she exists) and is being pursued by another teen she barely notices, until every thing falls apart. Sometimes you do have to hit rock bottom to realize that, "No.. You are the one that is a douche."

Hailee Steinfeld is great once again (see TRUE GRIT for where she was fantastic) and I look forward to seeing her in many more films as her career blooms. Woody Harelson is not his usual crazy self, but is subtly funny and kind at the same time.

In particular look for one 7 second scene in the middle of the movie. For this one scene alone you can see how Steinfeld will earn her best actress award someday. Her teacher, Woody Harelson, tells her, "Maybe people just don't like you!". The camera cuts to her face.. and, I can't say exactly what it is about what she does, but it is amazing. Her look slowly shifts from hopeful to enraged almost without moving a muscle. Spectacular - I rewound and watched it 3 times looking for exactly how she did it and I can't figure it out. So looking forward to more from her.

Summary from IMDB

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
- Written by STX Entertainment


Movie Title: The Great Wall

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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

The previews did not hold out much hope for this being a very good movie, but I was pleasently surprised when the whole thing fell together and was really entertaining. The best bits were the battle scenes... massive effects like those of Lord of the Rings.. that hold you in thrall. The characters were mildly interesting as well. All in all, a fun action film with a silly premise. Well done and entertaining.

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Two days ride north of the Great Wall, sometime during the Song Dynasty, William Garin and Pero Tovar, survivors from a small group of mercenaries who were searching for gunpowder, narrowly escape an attack by a team of nomadic bandits. Without delay, the two friends will seek refuge inside a seemingly safe cave, but the following day will find them in shackles, standing before Commander Lin Mei and Strategist Wang who prepare for an all-out monster invasion in the following hours. Sooner or later, William and Pero will get caught in the middle of a war that will decide the fate of the human race, but then again, as the surprisingly intelligent beast Queen and her army steadily approach, will Commander Lin Mei and William manage to stop the invasion before all efforts are in vain?
- Written by Nick Riganas


Movie Title: The Lobster

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Movie Year: 2016

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A VERY odd movie about a man who wants to find love (apparently MUST find a life partner according to the law) so he goes to a special hotel. In this hotel, you have a limited amount of time to find a partner, otherwise you are transformed into an animal. This man chooses to be a lobster. And so the clock is ticking, and he is not having any luck. So he chickens out and runs off to join a group of people who live alone in the forest. This group is just as nuts as the rest of society... no one is allowed to fall in love. Naturally it is here that he finds his love. And everything goes wrong.. and goes worse..

I am really not sure what to make of this movie. I would not recommend it to anyone unless you are very into art films. (Good cast though). The end is singularly dissatisfying.

Summary from IMDB

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
- Written by Wikipedia and Brian McInnis


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

I honestly don't remember the original enough to make a comparison, so I will just review this on its own merits.
The plot was coherent. The action fast. The characters interesting. Some things fell down - like the accuracy of the shooting, and the effect of the gattling gun from, like, a mile away. Nope.. not believable. But over all, not a bad movie. They are not making many Westerns anymore, so this fills a hole in the genre. I would like to see more movies like this.

Summary from IMDB

The residents of a small town are being pressured by a man, Bartholomew Bogue to sell him their land for a paltry price. Tey gather together at the church to meet about how they should handle Bogue. Bogue shows up and then burns the church, one of the citizens stands up to Bogue and Bogue kills him. The man's wife then heads off to find help. And while at a town, she sees a man take out some men all by himself. Sh then approaches him and asks for his help. The man, Sam Chisolm is not interested till he is told about Bogue. He recruits a man whom he saw handle himself quite well. The man, Faraday says yes and they recruit or come across some other men of skill and they total seven. They go to the town and take care of Bogue's men. Chisolm sends one of Bogue's men to give Bogue a message. Chisolm then talks to the town telling them, they need to get ready because Bogue will be back with an army.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: The Nice Guys

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Movie Year: 2016

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Don't let the name fool you, neither of these guys is very nice. But somehow they end up doing right in a not so nice way. I really enjoyed this movie, and in particular the performance of Angourie Rice who, mark my words, is going to be a great actor. She is (like) 13 or so, and steals this show. Without her character, these so-called nice guys wouldn't have a clue, or any moral guidance. She is a joy to watch with these two characters. Thumbs up on this movie.

Summary from IMDB

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy.
- Written by @onecriticalgeek


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Movie Year: 2016

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What do your pets do when you are not home? Well.. some throw parties. Some pretend to be animals they are not. Some have adventures, and bring in all their friends when there is trouble. This is an amusing movie.. good family film.. good family values.. but Zootopia was better.

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Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to take revenge
- Written by Supermikey71


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Movie Year: 2016

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Another in the fun vampires vs. werewolves Underworld series. Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as a death dealer and general bad-ass in this nice continuation of the series. I like the action even if the story is a bit muddled... it is not made clear how her daughter's blood will benefit one side or the other in the hidden war. But ignoring that, this is fun.

Summary from IMDB

The war between the Vampires and the Lycans wages on with the Lycans led by Marius are close to defeating the Vampires. He thinks if he can get the hybrid daughter of Vampire Death Dealer Selene, her blood will be the key to defeating the Vampires once and for all. But when they attempt to capture her, they fail and she tells one of them to tell Marius, she doesn't know where her daughter is; her daughter has cut ties with her. At the same time, Semira, Vampire Elder implores Thomas, another elder and father of David, Selene's ally to convince the Council of Elders to give Selene whom they deem a traitor, amnesty so that she could train new Death Dealers to deal with the Lycans. They grant it and send word to Selene who comes and trains the aspiring Death Dealers. It's when she battles one of Semira's people, that he subdues her with a toxin that paralyzes her. Semira then has her man kill the trainees with Selene's weapon. She then reveals she wants Selene for her blood. Eventually David learns of what Semira is doing and tries to get Selene away and takes her way to the only other Vampire stronghold there is. Eventually Marius learns of this and sets out to find Selene and find out for sure if she knows where her daughter is. And it's while they are there at the stronghold that David learns the truth about his lineage.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

Based on the video game, this movie was better than I expected. Certainly the special effects used to turn normal actors into ORCs was seamless. And the plot was mildly acceptable. To bad the movie left such an ending that there has to be a sequel to conclude the story. Very unsatisfying - especially if they don't make the sequel. Some good parts in here for some good actors. Only watch if you are very into the video game (and even then you will be disappointed as the dwarves and elves have no part at all) or if you are very much into fantasy.

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When the world of the Orcs Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal. The king of Azeroth Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal Medivh to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head Kharazhan to meet Medivh and a shadow points a book to Khadgar and he takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

Based on the true story in The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker. A journalist with a career going nowhere decides to cover the war in Afghanistan just at the time that American interest in that place is ending. She has several interesting experiences because she is a woman in a war zone. The problem becomes.. being in a war zone starts to become normal life for her, and she realizes that she needs to get out to return and rediscover what normal really means.

This movie didn't do well because it was sold as a comedy - and though it has some funny parts, it is most definitely NOT a comedy. Also, Tina Fey is great, but people see her as a comic and so didn't know what to make of this movie. I liked it very much and thought it told a very interesting story. I give it a good recommendation.

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A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.


Movie Title: X-Men: Apocalypse

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Movie Year: 2016

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Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
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Ally Sheedy Wikipedia Link
Tye Sheridan Wikipedia Link
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My Summary

This was a BOAT-LOAD better than that dreadful "Day of Future Past" hunk of junk. At least this one had a clear villian and ssensible motivations. A good story where one mutant from ages ago has the ability to absorb the powers of other mutants (sort of like the bad guy in the Heroes TV series). Anyway, he gets buried for a long time, but comes back and proceeds to try to destroy the world to be remade in some way. The guy is an ass. And the X-Men have to fight it out.

There are some good, entertaining bits in this largely well done film - in particular when all the kids at the school are rescued by a guy who is very fast, and clearly enjoys his work - stopping to take a short break while the school is blowing up and have a quick soda. Funny. This is worth seeing.

Summary from IMDB

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which is he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: Zootopia

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Movie Year: 2016

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My Summary

This is a very funny movie that tells a very compelling story. Preditor and Prey live side by side in harmony, until something starts to go wrong. Judy Hopps (the first ever rabbit policeman) want to prove that she can be a real cop and takes on a tough case. With the help of a slightly-outside-the-law Fox, she cracks the case, but brings trouble to all of Zootopia. She gives up and goes home, only to make a discovery that solves the REAL mystery.

The concept is great. The animation is fantastic (watch the fur move). And there are plenty of laugh out loud moments for kids and adults. I really enjoyed this!!

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From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
- Written by Jwelch5742


Movie Title: A Walk in the Woods

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Movie Year: 2015

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Emma Thompson Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

A really enjoyable film about 2 old guys who decide that life is slowing down for them too much, that they are in a rut, and decide to do something really different - Hike the Appalachian Trail. No, they are not in shape for it. No, they are not ready for it. Yes, they are going to do it. Are they a good team - not really, but they do have an adventure and they do realize that life still goes on even when you think your time is over.
This is a fun, enjoyable film with 2 great actors playing 2 incompatible characters. Enjoyable.

Summary from IMDB

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law - sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, "adventure". Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.
- Written by Broad Green Pictures


Movie Title: Aloha

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Movie Year: 2015

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Bill Murray Wikipedia Link
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My Summary

A romantic comedy, from which I expected good things due to the cast, and on which I was very disappointed. Can't even recall the real driving struggle between the characters. Oh well. Don't waste your time.

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A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs - the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii - and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
- Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Movie Title: American Ultra

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Movie Year: 2015

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John Leguizamo Wikipedia Link
Bill Pullman Wikipedia Link
Kristen Stewart Wikipedia Link

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My Summary

Think of the Bourne movies, only this time Bourne is a stoner kid with no ambition and (like Bourne) no knowledge of who he really is. He's happy in his stoner life with his stoner girlfriend, until someone comes gunning for him out of the blue and, like Bourne, he awakens to his latent talents for mayhem and destruction. Amusing due to the context change. I enjoyed it.

Summary from IMDB

Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted.
- Written by Mr.Moiz


Movie Title: Ant-Man

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Movie Year: 2015

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Evangeline Lilly Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Paul Rudd Wikipedia Link
John Slattery Wikipedia Link
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My Summary

A fun and funny movie with a different kind of super-hero. A thief who gets suckered into being a very odd super-hero - the size of an ant. Hey, ants are very strong for their size and can go just about anywhere... so... why not a very small person.
Plenty of laugh out loud moments in this flick, and amusing use of the size conundrum. (Look for the giant Thomas the Train on the front lawn.) I enjoyed this, and if you are into cartoon characters, so will you.

Summary from IMDB

Scott Lang, an engineer who committed a crime he felt that was justified, is sent to prison. When he gets out he wants to be on the straight and narrow for his daughter but having a record doesn't help. And his ex-wife refuses to let him see his daughter because he can't find a regular job. Eventually his friend tells him of a job and he decides to take it. Scott has to break into a vault and when he does all he finds is a weird suit. After he takes it, he puts it on and discovers it shrinks him. Scott tries to return it and when he does he's arrested, A man claiming to be his attorney goes to see him and he tells him that the suit was an opportunity which he should have taken. Later some ants bring him the suit and he puts it on and gets out of jail. He then goes to the man who says he's Hank Pym the man who created the suit. He used it before and called himself Ant-Man. He gave it up when he found out people were planning to use his technology for things he doesn't think is right so he made sure no one could replicate it and put it away. But he now needs Scott to be Ant-Man because it seems like his protégé, Darren Cross, who forced him out of his company, is close to replicating it. So he wants Scott to get into the lab and take it. Scott is uncertain if he can do it and Pym's daughter who thinks she should be the one to go agrees. But Pym thinks Scott is the one. So they train him while trying to make sure Cross doesn't suspect anything.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Hayley Atwell Wikipedia Link
Paul Bettany Wikipedia Link
Don Cheadle Wikipedia Link
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
Idris Elba Wikipedia Link
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Elizabeth Olsen Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link
Mark Ruffalo Wikipedia Link
Andy Serkis Wikipedia Link
Stellan Skarsgård Wikipedia Link
James Spader Wikipedia Link
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I really enjoy the Avengers series, but frankly, this was a huge disappointment. The Tony Stark character is a complete idiot in this movie, and there is not the same banter as in previous movies. The plot is muddled - forced, might be a better word. It just does not hold up to the previous films.

Summary from IMDB

The Avengers raid a Hydra base in Sokovia commanded by Strucker and they retrieve Loki's scepter. They also discover that Strucker had been conducting experiments with the orphan twins Pietro Maximoff, who has super speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who can control minds and project energy. Tony Stark discovers an Artificial Intelligence in the scepter and convinces Bruce Banner to secretly help him to transfer the A.I. to his Ultron defense system. However, the Ultron understands that is necessary to annihilate mankind to save the planet, attacks the Avengers and flees to Sokovia with the scepter. He builds an armature for self-protection and robots for his army and teams up with the twins. The Avengers go to Clinton Barton's house to recover, but out of the blue, Nick Fury arrives and convinces them to fight against Ultron. Will they succeed?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Black Mass

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Bacon Wikipedia Link
Benedict Cumberbatch Wikipedia Link
Johnny Depp Wikipedia Link
Dakota Johnson Wikipedia Link
Peter Sarsgaard Wikipedia Link
David Harbour Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This film is brutal. James Bulger was extremely brutal, killing anyone he thought could jeopardize his freedom or business. He used his FBI contact for protection while providing very little useful information. Everyone went to prison for this, but James Bulger got away for years until captured in California, long after everyone else went off, Bulger was out living a quiet life. This killer almost got away with his crimes. Watch this movie, but remember, the killing you are seeing is real.

Summary from IMDB

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. - Written by Gusde


From the book:

Into Thin Air BY Krakauer, Jon

Movie Title: Everest

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Josh Brolin Wikipedia Link
Jason Clarke Wikipedia Link
Jake Gyllenhaal Wikipedia Link
Keira Knightley Wikipedia Link
Sam Worthington Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A stunning movie based on the real life expedition in 1996 that spawned a couple of books - Into Thin Air being the most famous. (Note: Jon Krakauer the author of Into Thin Air - who was on that climb - does not think much of the movie.)
The visual effects are good - you feel you are on the mountain. The drama is compelling. The casualties are real. The people portrayed in the film are still on that mountain - they don't run expeditions to get bodies down.
An exciting, edge of your seat true story that is worth seeing

Summary from IMDB

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.


Movie Title: Eye in the Sky

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helen Mirren Wikipedia Link
Aaron Paul Wikipedia Link
Alan Rickman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

What kind of agony do people go through who have to kill people on a daily basis from very far away. How do they live with themselves when they know there is innocent collateral damage (i.e. death) from their actions? What if that damage is a child? These are the questions asked in this tense drama that will have you wondering just what is the right answer.

Everyone in this movie did an amazing job of revealing the conflicts (and certainties) of our current drone war on terrorism, and the toll it takes on everyone involved. Thumbs up.

Summary from IMDB

Working with her American counterparts and the Kenyan military, British Colonel Katherine Powell is about to launch an operation that, if successful, will lead to the capture of the Number 2, 3 and 5 terrorists on the American list of most wanted terrorists in East Africa. Among the group they hope to arrest are British nationals Susan Danford, now known as Ayesha Al Hady, her husband and a recently radicalized young man who just arrived from the UK. There is also a radicalized American in the group. Her plan to capture the group goes awry when they suddenly decamp to a new location and Powell wants to move to Plan B: a kill mission. The result is a debate among those in charge - in London there is Powell's commanding officer Lt. General Frank Benson, a junior minister and the British Attorney General; the British Foreign Secretary is at a trade conference; and the U.S. Secretary of State is in China - on whether they can proceed. From somewhere in the U.S. Midwest, Lt. Steve Watts is flying the U.S. drone the sky above Nairobi - and is the man who will ultimately pull the trigger if the kill mission is approved. Complicating matters however is the sudden appearance in the "kill zone" of a young girl selling bread. Do they proceed knowing there will be collateral damage?
- Written by garykmcd


Movie Title: Fantastic Four

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kate Mara Wikipedia Link
Tim Blake Nelson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

They blew it again!!!!! Okay, when I was a kid I loved the Fantastic 4 comics. And with 4 action heroes they have a great chance for some chemistry and banter. The first franchise was no good, so this looked like a real opportunity to do a re-boot. AND THEY BLEW IT!!! Ah well, I guess a good Fantastic Four series will have to happen outside my lifetime.

Summary from IMDB

In a retelling of the story of the Fantastic Four, begins when genius Reed Richards builds what he thinks is a teleportation device which he unveils at a science fair. And when it doesn't produce the results he said would happen, he's shun by everyone. But a visiting scientist, Franklin Storm thinks that Reed built the means to cross into another dimension. He offers Reed a scholarship so he goes to New York to work on it and he works with Storm's daughter Sue and his former student Victor Von Doom. Storm also brings in his son Johnny, a mechanic to help him. When Reed says it's done, Storm decides to send him, Sue, Johnny and Victor. Reed asks his best friend Ben Grimm to join him. When they get there, they're exposed to elements not native to their own, And when they return, they start to change or gain abilities.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jennifer Ehle Wikipedia Link
Marcia Gay Harden Wikipedia Link
Dakota Johnson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I guess if you have never actually been involved in a D/S relationship, or known people who have, then this all might be quite shocking and titilating. To those who have, this is a bore. Millions of bored housewives probably loved this book as it is so outside their realm of experience. But this is really quite tame. Don't waste your time on this movie - or any sequel they might try to put out.

Summary from IMDB

When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him. Despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana's beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but on his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey - despite the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, and his loving family, Grey is consumed by the need to control everything.
- Written by MischaLeCroix


Movie Title: Focus

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Adrian Martinez Wikipedia Link
Margot Robbie Wikipedia Link
Will Smith Wikipedia Link
BD Wong Wikipedia Link
Gerald McRaney Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An excellent film about con-artists pulling long and short cons - and about how romance will simply interfere with business, if you let it. It can even get you killed. Like most con movies, you don't really know what is going on until the end when the whole con is revealed. Who is conning who is the question you are asking yourself through out the second half of the movie.
Well done.

Summary from IMDB

Nicky is an accomplished con man. When a young grafter, Jess tries to take him, he sees right through her. He takes her under his wing and things between them get personal. When they pull a big score, Nicky decides to let her go because he thinks getting involved with her is not good. Three years later, Nicky's working for a guy to give a competitor some false info. But before he begins, he discovers Jess is with the guy and it ticks him off. He tries to apologize but she doesn't want to accept.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Furious 7

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Ludacris Wikipedia Link
Michelle Rodriguez Wikipedia Link
Kurt Russell Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link
Gal Gadot Wikipedia Link
Tyrese Gibson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Probably the last in the Fast and Furious franchise, this again features fast cars and lots of action. Vin Diesel once again does a better than expected job of carrying this movie forward with his emphasis on (rather odd) family values. Not the best of this franchise.

Summary from IMDB

In the 5 years since the events of Fast And Furious 6, street racer Dominic toretto, former cop, Brian O'connor, racer letty Ortiz, and the crew have lived peaceful years after Owen shaw's demise. But danger is never far for the crew. Their years of peace are altered when shaw's mysterious brother, deckard, starts chaos starting with federal agent, luke Hobbs, being badly crippled. Then they have another situation-African-American terrorist, jakende, hunting them. Now Dom and his friends have to find out how to defeat shaw and jakende, or finally face annihilation all in one last ride.


Movie Title: Get Hard

Rotten Tomatoes Entry
Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Will Ferrell Wikipedia Link
Kevin Hart Wikipedia Link
Craig T. Nelson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I originally did not see this in theaters because it looked dumb. Then I watched a reel of outtakes, and thought.. okay, Ferrel and Hart work well together.. they are both nuts. So I rented it.

The movie was funny.. Ferrell plays a rich, entitled idiot, with a good heart, and Hart plays a hard working black family man, who is willing to go along with Ferrell's stereo typing because he needs money to move his family to a better neighborhood. Ferrell hires Hart to teach him how to get by in prison.. and over time, it becomes obvious that he ain't gonna survive. However, along the way, they both learn a bunch of interesting things about the other, and in the end, become great friends.

There is so much to laugh at in here, from racial stereo types, to Ferrell's lack of any kind of bad assedness. He can't even bring himself to say the N-word around a group of racists. These two work well together in this very silly comedy.. I'd watch another if they ever made one.

Summary from IMDB

When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, James desperately turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) - a black businessman who's never even had a parking ticket - for help. As Darnell puts James through the wringer, both learn that they were wrong about many things, including each other.


Movie Title: Hardcore Henry

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sharlto Copley Wikipedia Link
Tim Roth Wikipedia Link
Haley Bennett Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I have never seen a movie like this before. The whole film is shot from the perspective of Henry - a man/machine who has just been brought back to life and has little if any clue about what is going on. Which means YOU have little or no clue about what is going on. You have to try and figure it out same as Henry. If you know what a "first person shooter" game is, then that gives you some idea what this film looks like. But it is SO much faster and action packed than any first person shooter I have ever seen.

This movie is VIOLENT!!! It starts with the opening credits - instantly - slow motion punch to the face; brick to the head; bullets to the skull - extremely violent. DO NOT TAKE THE KIDS. That said, I really enjoyed this. I found myself on the edge of my seat and just as confused as the Henry character trying to figure out who was on my side!! And the Jimmy character - who seems to be on my side - I watch him get killed in one scene... and 10 minutes later, he is back again... and again.. and again.. I mean, what is going on? It all gets explained, but what a ride getting there.

Summary from IMDB

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it...
- Written by STX Entertainment


Movie Title: Hitman: Agent 47

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

Well, there is 2 hours of my life I will never get back.

Summary from IMDB

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
Written by 20th Century Fox


From the book:

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex BY Philbrick, Nathaniel

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Brendon Gleeson Wikipedia Link
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.


Movie Title: Jupiter Ascending

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sean Bean Wikipedia Link
Mila Kunis Wikipedia Link
Eddie Redmayne Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A not bad plot idea of a civilization that grows and harvests planets full of humans so that the human population can be turned into an elixir that provides immortality... or at least will extend life for the chosen few indefinitely. Horrific idea, well explored in this movie. The movie is rich in texture, but rather poorly acted. Ah well. Can't have everything.

Summary from IMDB

Unbeknown to Earth's residents, life on Earth and countless other planets has been seeded by families of alien royalty for the purpose of harvesting the evolved living creatures once they reach a "Darwinian state of perfection" to produce a type of youth serum that allows them to live forever. When the matriarch of the House of Abrasax, the most powerful of the alien dynasties, dies her children Balem, Kalique and Titus are fighting over the heir. Eventually, another heir comes to their attention; Jupiter Jones, an unsuspecting Earth-living, unlucky caretaker of other people's homes. Jupiter encounters Caine Wise, a genetically engineered interplanetary warrior, who came to Earth to reveal that her genetic signature makes Jones royalty and heir to Earth. Meanwhile, he has to protect her from Balem, who put a bounty on her head and would rather harvest Earth than lose it to Jones.
- Written by Production


Movie Title: Jurassic World

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Vincent D'Onofrio Wikipedia Link
Judy Greer Wikipedia Link
Bryce Dallas Howard Wikipedia Link
Irrfan Khan Wikipedia Link
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
BD Wong Wikipedia Link
Jake Johnson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Once again, someone has the wonderful idea that you can mix dinosaurs and people in an amusement park and things won't go wrong. Of COURSE they are going to go wrong. Starting with a really smart and huge new dinosaur that manages to escape it's pen using cunning and stealth. Of course.. people get eaten, chased, panicked.. run run run. Everything you have come to expect from Jurassic Park - with Modern Day CGI!!!

Summary from IMDB

22 years after John Hammond envisioned a theme park full of dinosaurs, Jurassic World is a reality. Although it is everything he originally hoped it would be, attendance in the last decade has been lackluster. With the future of the park hanging in the balance, InGen scientists genetically engineer a new hybrid "attraction". When their new creation turns on them, will anyone get out alive?
- Written by Mario Saltalamacchia


Movie Title: Mad Max: Fury Road

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link
Nicholas Hoult Wikipedia Link
Charlize Theron Wikipedia Link
Josh Helman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Mad Max for a new generation... some how just does not live up to the past. Bigger, Broader, and alot of good chase scenes with mayhem and accidents, but some how.. you just don't seem to care about the people as much in this one. Not sure what is missing, but I would give it 5 stars if I cared about the people (including MAX) in this movie.

Summary from IMDB

The former policeman Max is captured by the War Boys tribe, commanded by the Immortal Joe and assigned to be blood donor for the Wat Boy Nux that is sick. Meanwhile Imperator Furiosa drives a tank truck to collect gasoline for Joe. However her truly intention is to flee from the tyrannic Joe with his five women selected to breed hidden in the truck to her homeland. Immortal Joe commands a party to hunt down Furiosa and Max is chained to Nux's car. Furiosa heads the truck to a sand storm but Nux continues to pursuit her. After the storm, Max succeeds to release from the car and brings Nux chained with him. He sees Furiosa and the five wives and decides to flee in their truck; but there is a secret to operate the truck and he teams up with Furiosa, leaving Nux on the desert. When Joe's gang arrives, they retrieve Nux and follow Furiosa. Will Max and she succeed to escape from Joe's gang?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

Unless you are really into the books or some such, you can skip this series of movies. This one gives you a little more information about what happened to the world, but stil, the whole thing is pretty jumbled. Another one of those movies where - you take a bunch of teenagers, drop them into a distopia, and watch what happens.
Skippable

Summary from IMDB

In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: McFarland, U.S.A.

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Costner Wikipedia Link
Chris Ellis Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really great, uplifting story about a track coach who ends up in a small farming town in California, and realizes that the Hispanic kids there really know how to run. He builds up a track team and takes it all the way to the top of the state. Based on a true story - you get to see the real people in this at the end credits.
A good movie.

Summary from IMDB

Jim White, a school football coach at odds with the system and players, takes a job as an assistant football coach at McFarland. White finds the potential for cross-country in few students at the school. He gets interested in building up a cross-country team, but has to adjust his ways to suit the system. White and his team overcome poverty and personal turmoil, and get to the pinnacle of success.
- Written by Thejus Joseph Jose


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Alec Baldwin Wikipedia Link
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link
Ving Rhames Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The big stunt in this movie happens in the first 10 minutes (kind of like the old James Bond films). Mostly, I went to see this film just for this stunt - which has nothing to do with the main plot.

A good action flick (and I like action flicks) the plot is forgettable, but the action is great. If you liked the first movies in this series, you will like this one.

Summary from IMDB

IMF agent Ethan Hunt is looking for a group of rogue agents known as the Syndicate. When Ethan foils one of their operations, they capture him. Ethan escapes because one of them, a woman, helped him. Ethan then contacts Brandt but Brandt tells him that IMF has been shut down. So Ethan goes out and tries to find them on his own. Months later Brandt and Benji are working at the CIA under the man who shut down IMF, Hunley. Benji gets a trip to Vienna and when he goes he meets Ethan. They attend an opera wherein the Chancellor attends. Ethan sees that someone is about to shoot the Chancellor but he stops him but he sees the woman who helped him there too and with a gun too but she helps Ethan. The Chancellor is evacuated but when he gets in his car it explodes. The woman who says he name is Ilsa tells Ethan who the leader of the syndicate is and Ethan lets her go. Ethan then goes to try and find him. Hunley upon learning if what happened in Vienna and thinking Ethan is involved tells Brandt to get him.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Mr. Holmes

Rotten Tomatoes Entry
Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Laura Linney Wikipedia Link
Ian McKellan Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Sherlock Holmes is in retirement. he is plagued in his old age by the once case that he could not solve. It was not a crime, it was his own inability to connect with his fellow man. But, by working through that last case, and his connection with a young boy, he begins to realize what he is lacking and how to make amends. Ian McKellan is great in this movie. Still, not the excitement you would expect from a Sherlock Holmes story.. just an old man wondering about the life he has led.

Summary from IMDB

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her young son. But then he finds himself haunted by 30-year old case. Holmes memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Our Brand is Crisis

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sandra Bullock Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Billy Bob Thornton Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really great performance by Sandra Bullock as an emotionally damaged political operative who gets hired to run a campaign in Bolivia. She is not really up to the task until she meets her rival - an old rival - who she will do anything to beat. A great performance.

Summary from IMDB

In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy, Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Gallo to victory against Victor Rivera.
- Written by Gerry Garcia


Movie Title: Pixels

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Dan Aykroyd Wikipedia Link
Sean Bean Wikipedia Link
Brian Cox Wikipedia Link
Peter Dinklage Wikipedia Link
Josh Gad Wikipedia Link
Kevin James Wikipedia Link
Adam Sandler Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Aliens have seen our video games, and interpreted them as a challenge for war. The best (old) video game players must defeat the enemy by playing games they used to play as kid, except this time the stakes are much higher.
If you grew up playing these old arcade games then this movie might be fun for you, but if you didn't, you probably want to skip it. I played these games and thought the movie was kind of meh.

Summary from IMDB

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it.
- Written by Alex Tanner


Movie Title: San Andreas

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Paul Giamatti Wikipedia Link
Carla Gugino Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Archie Punjabi Wikipedia Link
Will Yun Lee Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A fun/exciting film about the BIG ONE that hits California, and how the ROCK steals a helicopter (well, he did steal it!!!) to save the people he cares about rather than doing his job and rescuing people in his local area. Great images, and the Golden Gate Bridge gets destroyed yet again (so many times in so many movies).
A fun watch.

Summary from IMDB

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter.
- Written by The Twiz


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Cloris Leachman Wikipedia Link
Tye Sheridan Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay... one of these scouts is really into scouting, and the other two have been faking for years looking for the right time to get out. Then, while they are out camping for the last time, all heck breaks loose (In this film you actually get to see how it started.. which turns out to be pretty funny). There are in fact MANY funny moments in this movie. However, remember, it's about teenagers and so a number of the jokes are boob and penis jokes. Our heroes start out clueless, but quickly catch on and become true heroes in the end (though still obsessed with boobs). In the end, they decide, they love being scouts.. kick ass, zombie killing, girl kissing, scouts!!!
If you like you some teenage boy humor - and who doesn't - then give this one a look see. Just not in front of the kids.

Summary from IMDB

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Sicario

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jon Bernthal Wikipedia Link
Emily Blunt Wikipedia Link
Josh Brolin Wikipedia Link
Victor Garber Wikipedia Link
Benicio Del Toro Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really brutal and violent film that takes on the very dark side of the war on drugs. Government agencies will stop at nothing to insert the Sicario into Mexico to remove the leader of the most brutal of the drug families. Emily Blunt is a good cop, who is used as cover for the operation and who has to fight her moral qualms about what happens.

Summary from IMDB

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. She enters into an uneasy alliance with a shady character called Alejandro (Benicio del Toro), described as a "sicario", which is Spanish for "hit-man". - Written by Gusde


Movie Title: Spectre

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Daniel Craig Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
Roy Kinnear Wikipedia Link
Christoph Waltz Wikipedia Link
Léa Seydoux Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Jame Bond is back and tracking down the largest criminal organization in the world - SPECTRE. He was not even aware of its existence until he stumbled into it while tracking old leads. Daniel Craig is a great BOND - one of the best. The action is great (the helicopter scene in Mexico is amazing - and be sure to note the continuous take from the hotel room following Bond across the roof tops to the scene of his assassination attempt - That is good film-making.)(Note: Not everything is perfect. That a secret base in the desert can get blown up with one or two well placed bullets just speaks to bad engineering - like the hole in the Death Star)
I'm a Bond fan. Have been on my life. This is one of the good ones.

Summary from IMDB

Bond is back. He is in Mexico pursuing a hit man. He kills the man but not after making a scene. When he returns to England his boss M is not happy because a government man known as C is trying to shut down the 00 network and replace it with a new surveillance system which will essentially put an end to privacy. M tells Bond to stand down and he has Q inject him with a tracking device. Bond reveals to Moneypenny why he was In Mexico. He asks her to help him by getting some info on certain people. He asks Q to make sure no one knows he left the UK and went to Italy to talk to the hit man's wife. After talking to her he goes to meeting of an organization and when he's discovered they try to kill him but he escapes. Moneypenny tells him who the person he is looking for is and it turns out to be someone he knows. He goes to him and asks him to tell him about the organization. He initially refuses till Bond realized he is in fear for his daughter so Bond promises to protect her. Which he tries to do but she doesn't want him around. But when someone tries to grab her he saves her. And she agrees to help him.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Spotlight

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Paul Guilfoyle Wikipedia Link
Michael Keaton Wikipedia Link
Rachel McAdams Wikipedia Link
Mark Ruffalo Wikipedia Link
Liev Schreiber Wikipedia Link
John Slattery Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

This is a gut wrenching look at the true story of how the child abusing priests where protected by the Catholic Church in the city of Boston, and how a group of reports uncovered the story. You get to see how it affected the lives of the victims, and the lives of the reporters (some of whom had kids of their own). It reveals how the church managed to get away with it by underhanded, non-public settlements and by controlling parishioners... telling them that the church does "a lot of good" and that "it is a few bad apples". When the scope of the problem is revealed (the story started with one priest) everyone is in shock. The church systematically moved abusive priest from parish to parish and allowed them to select from new victims over and over again. And this is all more sickening because it it true. At the end of the movie a list of the cities in which this kind of thing happened is shown.. and it takes 3 full screens to show them all.

This movie is worth seeing!!!

Summary from IMDB

In existence since the 1970s, Spotlight is the investigative reporting unit of the Boston Globe. They can spend months on a single story, which they choose among themselves. As such, they are somewhat autonomous from the rest of the newspaper, only needing to report to their superiors. As a rule, they are not to discuss their work with anyone else, whether it be family, friends or other staff at the newspaper. In 2001, the four person team consists of its editor Walter Robinson - Robby to his friends - and his three investigative journalists, Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll. Robby reports to the assistant managing editor, Ben Bradlee Jr.. Upon his arrival from his most recent position in Florida, Marty Baron, the newly hired editor-in-chief, requests Spotlight to place their current story on hold and instead flesh out a story by a fellow Globe columnist Eileen McNamara about sexual abuse allegations of a Catholic priest against a minor, and what seems to be the cover-up by Cardinal Bernard Law, the Archdiocese of Boston. They are at first hesitant to work on the story, seeing Baron as an outsider to Boston, he who doesnt understand what is important to locals. Barons outsider status includes not being born and raised there, and not being Catholic (he being the Globes first Jewish editor-in-chief). Their first task is to see if they can have some court documents on the case unsealed, which means suing the Catholic church, success which is no easy task. Beyond that one step, Robby and his team talk to lawyers who have or are working on alleged sex abuse cases perpetrated by Catholic priests in Boston (those lawyers including Eric MacLeish and Mitchell Garabedian), known victims (such as Phil Saviano, the head of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)) and insiders in the Catholic church. Through this investigation, they get wind that the problem is not contained to one priest and one victim, in essence changing the focus from the priest(s) to the systemic problem of the Archdiocese not only covering up the abuse but in reality doing nothing to stop it and thus condoning it. Their goal is not only the end product of an important story, but making sure that the other major local newspapers, such as the Boston Herald, do not beat them to the scant outline of the story in the public consciousness which the Catholic church could easily quash. Through it all, they may come to some unpleasant realizations that not only the Archdiocese and the Catholic church in general are to blame for what happened.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Spy

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Morena Baccarin Wikipedia Link
Bobby Cannavale Wikipedia Link
Jude Law Wikipedia Link
Melissa McCarthy Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A hilarious send up of the spy movie genre... with the dumpy office girl taking over for the professional spies when all the covers are blown. Melissa McCarthy is fantastic (as always) as the support gal who volunteers to go into the field, and becomes the bad-ass she always wanted to be. Jason Statham is also very funny in his interactions, mocking McCarthy and her illusions of being an actual field agent. (Never really saw him doing comedy before, but he made it work in this film.) This movie has plenty of laughs and plot that you will not see coming. Excellent!

Summary from IMDB

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Harrison Ford Wikipedia Link
Ken Leung Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link
Andy Serkis Wikipedia Link
Max von Sydow Wikipedia Link
Adam Driver Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Honestly, this was a little disappointing. Almost a remake of Episode 4, but with a much less scary evil villain. A Death Star with a weakness - granted.. a BIGGER Death Star, but still the exact same concept. (What I want to know is how they move it around? I mean, to power it you have to eat up an entire sun... and then I guess you move on to the next one. Why bother with the weapon. If you want to destroy a planet, just eat up its Sun and move on... major DUH on this whole concept.)

Yeah it was nice to see the old characters, and the new ones are great... but some of this just seemed to coincidental to be believable.

And I'll tell you something... after the first 3 movies came out, and they said it was going to be a 9 movie series I knew that they would wait a whole bunch of years to make the last set - and use the original actors who had, by then, aged into their roles. It just made sense to me at the time, and history has proved me right.

I'm a total Star Wars fan, but I can't give this on 5 stars... it just does not hang together.

Summary from IMDB

When critical information is placed into a simple droid, both the evil First Order and the heroic Resistance go searching for it. Then something neither of them planned for happens: Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku finds the droid and keeps it as her own. Finn, an ex-stormtrooper who hopes to leave his past behind him, crosses paths with her and breaks the news of what exactly the importance of the droid is. Next thing either of them know is that they are on the run in order to withhold the droid from the First Order. They meet a pair of old buddies and after a few skirmishes between them and the determined First Order, the droid is brought to the Resistance base. There, multiple plans are hatched against the First Order while the secret information on the droid is slowly and surely working itself out...


Movie Title: Survivor

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Pierce Brosnan Wikipedia Link
Robert Forster Wikipedia Link
Milla Jovovich Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A spy vs. spy film about a woman who is framed for a bomb that was meant for her and ended up killing several people on her team. The whole thing leads up to an attack on Times Square, New York on New Years Eve. Excitement and chases ensue. Love Milla Jovovich.

Summary from IMDB

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square.
- Written by Ben Read


Movie Title: Ted 2

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Seth MacFarlane Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link
Giovanni Ribisi Wikipedia Link
Amanda Seyfried Wikipedia Link
John Slattery Wikipedia Link
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link
Patrick Warburton Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Not as good as the first movie, but still, the whole talking/living teddy bear bit is funny. I would watch this again. The humor is adult and outrageous. I laughed.

Summary from IMDB

Months after John's divorce, Ted and Tami-Lynn's marriage seems on the same road. To patch things up, Ted and Tami-Lynn plan to have a child with John's help, but their failed efforts backfire disastrously. Namely, Ted is declared property by the government and he loses all his civil rights. Now, Ted must fight a seemingly hopeless legal battle with an inexperienced young lawyer to regain his rightful legal status. Unfortunately, between Ted's drunken idiocies and sinister forces interested in this situation to exploit him, Ted's quest has all the odds against him.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Movie Title: Terminator Genisys

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jason Clarke Wikipedia Link
Jai Courtney Wikipedia Link
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wikipedia Link
J.K. Simmons Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Okay.. some confusing bits about who arrived when in time to help whom, but still an exciting addition to the Terminator series. It looks like mankind finally wins the war through some looping in time has to occur to do it. Don't ask me to explain it.. I didn't quite get it either.

Summary from IMDB

The continuing saga of humanity's war with the machines who are led by Skynet the artificial intelligence that decided that humanity needs to be eradicated. John Connor, the one leading the human rebels against Skynet, has a plan to attack Skynet but decides not to take part in it and opts instead to prevent Skynet from implementing it's contingency plan--to send a terminator to kill the woman who would give birth to John, Sarah Connor. But he fails so he sends his right hand, Kyle Reese who is the one who will sire him, to protect Sarah. And as Reese is leaving he sees John attacked by someone there who is one of Skynet's soldiers. When Reese arrives, he discovers a terminator which is not like the ones he's encountered. He is saved by Sarah who knows who he is and why he is there. He also discovers she has a terminator with her. She tells him that the terminator he encountered was sent to kill her when she was nine and the terminator, with her, was sent to save her and has been her companion and guardian ever since. They intercepted the terminator he followed and plan to use it's chip to activate a time machine they built to go to 1997 which is when Skynet was activated but Reese says they should not go to 1997 but to 2017. He says that there's a voice or memory that tells him to remember the date because it's when they can stop Skynet. So Sarah and Reese go, the terminator stays behind and says he'll meet them when they arrive but they get arrested when they arrive and someone unexpected show up.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: The Big Short

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Christian Bale Wikipedia Link
Steve Carrell Wikipedia Link
Ryan Gosling Wikipedia Link
Brad Pitt Wikipedia Link
Marisa Tomei Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Do you want to know how the big banks FUCKED YOU, ME, and EVERYONE ELSE WORLD WIDE. Watch this movie. These bastards got away with billions - had the tax payers bail them out - gave themselves big bonuses - and are back doing it all over again. No one went to jail. No one suffered - well, except for ALL THE REST OF US !!!

This movie is the story of the few people who saw how the mortgage backed securities where going to collapse, and so they bet against the U.S. housing market - one of the safest investments in the world. Except that the banks turned it to shit. And no one noticed but these few guys. So they bet against. And, when the time came for things to collapse.. they didn't! Why, because of FRAUD on the part of everyone involved in the system. The mortgage brokers didn't give a shit about to whom they were selling mortgages - they got their commission. The banks packaged these shit loans together and sold them as all AAA rated. The rating companies were in bed with the banks - so they didn't care what the real risk was.. they just went along with the AAA rating.

If all this sounds really boring.. It's not. For example, they have a world famous chef explain how he can sell 3 day old fish as something new in his restaurant. To demonstrate how the banks could take crap loans that didn't sell before, and repackage them to look great. This movie makes it very clear how the banks fucked us... and how the taxpayer wound up footing the bill. And no one went to jail. No one. (Well, one poor schmuck who got thrown to the lions.)

See this movie... It will piss you off.

Summary from IMDB

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: The Danish Girl

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Eddie Redmayne Wikipedia Link
Alicia Vikander Wikipedia Link
Nicholas Woodeson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A film about a married couple - deeply in love - where the husband comes to the realization that he is a woman trapped in a man's body. Obviously this presents problems, but their love continues. Einar (the husband) goes so far as seek out gender re-assignment surgery (which had never been done at that time) and his wife and childhood friend support him through out.

Based on a true life this movie shows attitudes in the early 20th century to trans-gender people (they were thought to be insane and needing strait jackets) and how love really can work.

Summary from IMDB

Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda's support, Einar - or Elbe - attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.
- Written by Gusde


Movie Title: The Dressmaker

Rotten Tomatoes Entry
Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Liam Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Hugo Weaving Wikipedia Link
Kate Winslet Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A woman sent away from a small outback Australian town, returns to find out the secret that has been haunting her since she was sent away... Did she kill another boy when she was a child? She can't remember, but the towns people all remember the stories they told themselves all these years. But in a twist, she starts to win some hearts and minds by making very up-to-date and down right sexy dresses for the women of the town. Still, in the end they turn on her, even as she learns the truth - and her revenge is complete as she leaves town again, never to return.

An interesting mystery, and an amusing movie (in parts) with a town constable who is completely gay, and wants his own dresses (Hugo Weaving). And a hunk of a man who wants to make the dressmaker his own. Funny, scary, and mysterious.. this is a pretty good film.

Summary from IMDB

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.
- Written by Sue Maslin

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
- Written by Sue Maslin


Movie Title: The DUFF

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Ken Jeong Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A mildly funny movie about a girl who discovers she is the DUFF in her group ("Designated Ugly Fat Friend.") that makes all the other girls in the group look good. She is not very happy with this and decides, at one point, to turn things around and not be the DUFF any more. But somehow, parts of her DUFF character are what make her charming. She has to find the balance. Amusing.

Summary from IMDB

Bianca's a teenager who's in the middle of her senior year. She has two friends, Jess and Casey who are attractive. She has a crush on a guy named Toby so she goes to a party where he'll be. While there, Wesley, her neighbor and friend tells her she's a DUFF,Designated Ugly Fat Friend who is someone who makes other people feel good about themselves. In this case, Jess and Casey. She then freaks out and cuts all ties with Jess, Casey and Wesley. She decides she wants to reinvent herself so she asks Wes to help her and he does which is not an easy task.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: The Hateful Eight

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bruce Dern Wikipedia Link
Walton Goggins Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Jason Leigh Wikipedia Link
Michael Madsen Wikipedia Link
Tim Roth Wikipedia Link
Kurt Russell Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Quentin Tarantino is at it again with a compelling, blood ridden story - this one set in Wyoming during a blizzard that finds a group of people - each with reasons not to trust the other - trapped in a single building during a blizzard. Some of these people are not who they seem to be - while others are exactly who they seem to be. Figuring out which is which is the up-shot of this movie.

Violent like Pulp Fiction this movie will keep you guessing almost the very end.. and yet the very end is satisfying on a gut level. You won't go away happy, but you will go away satisfied. I liked it.

Summary from IMDB

Spoiler Alert:
During the winter in the Wyoming, a six-horse stagecoach stumbles upon a black man with three corpses that asks for a ride to escape from the blizzard that is coming. The bounty hunter John Ruth, who is transporting the criminal Daisy Domergue to be hanged in Red Rock town, recognizes the also bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren and takes safety precautions before let him go with them. Then they come across Chris Mannix, who claims to be the Red Rock's new sheriff, and John also allows him to travel with them. They stop at the general stop of Minnie to seek refugee from the blizzard and a Mexican man called Bob tells that he is taking care of the place while Minnie and her husband are visiting her mother. They meet the Red Rock's hangman Oswaldo Mobray; the confederate general Sanford Smithers and the cowboy Joe Gage sheltered in the place. The distrustful John Ruth and Marquis take their weapons and there is a tense environment in the store. When the coffee is poisoned killing two guests, the truth of what is happening in the place is disclosed with tragic consequences.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

Okay.. the last of the Human Centipede movies and nothing like the first two. Again, the producer has managed to come up with a different take. The first is a clean horror movie; the second is a horrifically gross slasher movie; the third is more of a farce. In this movie, a prison warden decides he can save a ton of money if he turns all the prisoners into one long human chain. A 500 person centipede. So farce it is, but it's not as funny or entertaining as the first two (and there was little fun or entertainment to be had in them). I think the rating is appropriate.

Summary from IMDB

Bully prison warden Bill Boss, leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor. He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.
- Written by Ashton Brandon Brown


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Woody Harrelson Wikipedia Link
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
Julianne Moore Wikipedia Link
Donald Sutherland Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Wright Wikipedia Link
Josh Hutcherson Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The final installment of the Hunger Games series... it is a shame that they split the last novel into two films... it really shows in the lack of content in this movie. Still and all, a good conclusion to the series. Katniss makes the right decision in the end, and you have to admire (just a little) the character of Snow at the end - he stays true to form right up to the end.

Summary from IMDB

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal; assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow? Or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover", Peeta? Or her long time friend, Gale? Deaths, Bombs, Bows and Arrows, A Love Triangle, Hope. What will happen?
- Written by baileyyybroooks


Movie Title: The Lady in the Van

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jim Broadbent Wikipedia Link
Maggie Smith Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Maggie Smith is a amazing in this film, the true story of a homeless woman wracked by guilt for something that was not her fault. Most people know Maggie Smith as Professor Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter series.. but she is and always has been so much more than that. Her character in this movie is a very hard to like person who forms a bond with a writter after moving into his driveway, and living there for 15 years!!! Her story comes out in small nibbles, and by the end you find that you sympathize with her tortured soul .. even if she is an obnoxious person. I enjoyed this, but not sure how it would play with others.

Summary from IMDB

The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild (died 1989), a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest.

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Michael Caine Wikipedia Link
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Rose Leslie Wikipedia Link
Elijah Wood Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

This movie turned out to be much better than I expected it to be from the previews. With a good cast and a story line that actually hung together quite well. Vin Diesel (who, let's face it is just a little less wooden than Keanue Reeves) does quite will in the role - with a little humor and the perspective that being immortal gives a man (NOTE: I did not even recognize him at the start of the film, but he is there). With the great Micheal Caine in support along with Elijah Woods, this film turned out much better than you would think a Vin Deisel film without cars would be. Not scary.. so not enough for horror fans, but a good story.

Summary from IMDB

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. br/>- Written by Lionsgate


Movie Title: The Lazarus Effect

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Olivia Wilde Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A horror movie about a group of medical students doing experiments to bring back people who have suffered brain death. They try it on a dog.. and it seems to work, then there is an accident and one of them is killed - so naturally they try it out on her. Bad things ensue. Not like you couldn't see that coming.
In pretty much every movie ever - once someone is dead - it's probably a good idea to leave them that way.

Summary from IMDB

THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank and his fiancé Zoe who've achieved the unimaginable - bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject. Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.
- Written by Relativity


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Hugh Grant Wikipedia Link
Armie Hammer Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

I enjoyed the TV show when I was a teenager, but this movie not, so much. An American and Russian spy are forced to work together against a common enemy. They have no trust for each other and very different techniques, but manage to figure it out, eventually. Some funny plot twists on the way, but overall, just not that great.

Summary from IMDB

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


From the book:

The Martian BY Weir, Andy

Movie Title: The Martian

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sean Bean Wikipedia Link
Jessica Chastain Wikipedia Link
Jeff Daniels Wikipedia Link
Chiwetel Ejiofor Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Matt Damon Wikipedia Link
Kate Mara Wikipedia Link
Aksel Hennie Wikipedia Link
Kristen Wiig Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

This is a great movie the adheres closely to the book. You get the science (without all the math that is in the book). You understand how Watney tries to survive and how he has to think everything out. Also, the movie incorporated, accurately, the NASA response to discovering they left a man behind on Mars.

There are laugh out loud moments in the movie, just as in the book, but you will still be on the edge of your seat as to whether Watney makes it back to Earth in one piece.

Thumbs UP!!

Summary from IMDB

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel.
Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: The Revenant

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Leonardo DiCaprio Wikipedia Link
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

You can see how Leonardo DiCaprio suffered to make this movie, and why he finally got the Oscar he deserves. You feel his pain and believe in his vengeance. His son is killed, for no reason, and he is left for dead. What he goes through to survive makes for great drama. The background is human cruelty.. left, right, and center. The white man hates and kills the Indian. The French hate and kill the Americans. The Indians hate and kill the white-man and each other. This is a world without any compassion - only vengeance. And it is a thrill to watch.

And, just so you know - a revenant is a corpse that has returned to life to terrorize the living.

Summary from IMDB

While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
- Written by Jwelch5742


Rotten Tomatoes Entry
Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

I've never watched the cartoon.. I know it has a following.. and I found this un-funny and not in the least entertaining. Just glad I did not have to pay for it.

Summary from IMDB

During a fight between the Krusty Krab and Plankton, the secret formula disappears and all of Bikini Bottom goes into a terrible apocalypse. The Bikini Bottomites go crazy and they all believe that Spongebob and Plankton stole the secret formula. The two new teammates create a time machine to get the secret formula before it disappears and also go to some weird places along the way including a time paralex where they meet a time wizard named Bubbles who is a dolphin. The two later get to the time when the formula disappeared and take it back to the present day time. They then realized that it's a fake formula Plankton made when he was taking the real one and the Bikini Bottomites try to destroy Spongebob (Plankton runs away) Spongebob smells Krabby patties and so does everyone else so the Bikini Bottomites follow it (instead of destroying Spongebob) and they arrive at the bank of the surface. Everyone except Spongebob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and a stowaway Plankton go back home while the six characters that stayed are greeted by Bubbles who takes them to the surface where a pirate is selling Krabby Patties. The team learns that they can write in a magic book and it'll make whatever they write in it become true. They decide to turn themselves into superheroes and battle the pirate. Meanwhile, Plankton writes himself as a superhero too.
- Written by jtgus1120


Movie Title: Tomorrowland

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
George Clooney Wikipedia Link
Hugh Laurie Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

So, Disney decided to try and use another of its sub-theme parks to create a film franchise - like Pirates of the Caribbean. Tomorrowland is a complete failure. The plot is thin - and forced. You just cannot get into the characters. You need a real punch - like Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow - to pull off this film, and it never got off the ground.
Don't waste the time.

Summary from IMDB

Casey Newton is a genius who dreams of one day going up into space. She's sure she'll get her chance because her father works at the NASA launch center at Cape Canaveral. But when the place is being closed down, Casey sneaks in and tries to stop them from doing that by sabotaging the equipment. She is caught and thrown in jail, when she's released and her personal effects are given to her, among them is a pin which she says is not hers. When she touches it, she finds in a futuristic city. When the pin runs out of energy, she wants to go back so she finds online someone who might know something about it. She goes there and when she talks to the people there, they ask her who gave it to her. When she says she doesn't know, they don't believe her and refuse to let her leave. Eventually they reveal themselves to be armed with advanced weapons. They try to shoot her but someone saves her and she discovers the ones who attacked her are robots. The one who saved her introduces herself as Athena. She says that Casey needs to help save the future. She takes Casey to meet a man named Frank Walker. When she sees him, he refuses to help. But when they are attacked by more robots, they try to go to the place she saw.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Trainwreck

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Matthew Broderick Wikipedia Link
Bill Hader Wikipedia Link
Amy Schumer Wikipedia Link
Tilda Swinton Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Love Amy Schumer. This movie.. not her best vehicle. There are plenty of funny moments.. and her life really is a trainwreck... and a happy ending. But not the funniest movie I have ever seen.
An amusing look at casual sex though.. that is pretty darn funny.

Summary from IMDB

Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo - enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment - but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
- Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Unfinished Business

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2015

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Dave Franco Wikipedia Link
Nick Frost Wikipedia Link
Vince Vaughn Wikipedia Link
Tom Wilkinson Wikipedia Link
James Marsden Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

This movie is funny in fits and starts. Vince Vaughn is a business man trying to get his company going with only 2 employees - neither of whom seems to be very suited to the work; but him, being a good person decides to make do and value the people he has. Pretty enjoyable movie - I particularly like the performance art hotel in Berlin where Vaughn finds himself part of the exhibit - and embraces the thing (eventually).

Summary from IMDB

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
- Written by 20th Century Fox


Movie Title: 22 Jump Street

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

I saw this without ever seeing the first movie - 21 Jump Street. This did not make me want to run out and watch the first film. A mildly amusing comedy about 2 not so competant cops who go undercover to solve some crime I can't even remember.
The funniest part of this movie is the end credits where the characters anticipate a whole slew of sequals (with an in joke that one of the actors changes in the middle and no one is supposed to notice). Now that was funny. The rest of this is skippable.

Summary from IMDB

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.
Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Movie Title: 3 Days to Kill

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Costner Wikipedia Link
Amber Heard Wikipedia Link
Hailee Steinfeld Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A CIA guy has to take care of some business while trying to keep it together (and keep it from) his estranged daughter. Needless to say, this is not easy. I can't tell if this is supposed to be funny or thrilling or what. It just missed on so many levels

Summary from IMDB

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.
Written by Relativity Media


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Neil Patrick Harris Wikipedia Link
Christoper Lloyd Wikipedia Link
Seth MacFarlane Wikipedia Link
Ewan McGregor Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link
Giovanni Ribisi Wikipedia Link
Amanda Seyfried Wikipedia Link
Sarah Silverman Wikipedia Link
Charlize Theron Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A DAMN funny movie. Seth McFarlane brings his 21st century sensibilities to the old west and realizes that it is a dirty, dangerous, stupid, cruel place to have to live. He is aghast at how easy it is to die or get killed, and makes the mistake of falling in love with a gunslingers girl. Oh NOW he is in it deep. He tries avoid the inevitable.. becoming another victim of the Million Ways. Course he does.. but watching him squirm about it is just too funny.

Summary from IMDB

Set in 1882 in the American west, Albert is a lowly farmer with a nice girlfriend. But when she leaves him for the more successful and handsome owner of a moustachery store, Albert returns to his lonely daily life of trying to avoid death. Then the mysterious Anna rides into town and captures Albert's interest and heart, but with her deadly husband in town, Albert is going to have to become the western gun-slinging hero he never was. It won't be easy because there are a million ways to die in the west.
- Written by Anne Campbell


Movie Title: A Most Wanted Man

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Spy vs. Spy vs. Terrorist in this thriller about a man tracking the money that funds terrorists, and finally discovering his prey. He makes a deal to interrogate the man but things go wrong for everyone involved. Just another inter-agency screwing. This is a pretty exciting film as you don't know what will happen.

Summary from IMDB

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
- Written by Roadside Attractions


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
David Harbour Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A not bad, good (though jaded) guy/bad guys film where Liam Neeson attempts to save people who are being kidnapped and killed - people for whom the normal cops might not have a lot of sympathy. Things go cold for a while, but Neeson is persistent, and things come to a head where you're not sure if everything is going to work out or not.

Summary from IMDB

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: American Sniper

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bradley Cooper Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Being a sniper has to be one of the worst jobs in the military. Killing is "up close and personal" when you are a sniper. This is the true story about one such. It is hard to watch, but it should be watched - so everyone understands what war really means. Death and killing - and you can't be squemish about it - you have to look it in the face.

Summary from IMDB

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.
- Written by Evandro Martirano


Movie Title: Annie

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bobby Cannavale Wikipedia Link
Cameron Diaz Wikipedia Link
Jamie Fox Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Musicals don't seem to be what people go for these days, but I have always liked the music in Annie. Wish I had seen the stage show. Anyway, this film seems to be a fun bouncy film with a good cast. I enjoyed it. It might not be your cup of tea.

Summary from IMDB

In this modern remake of the classic Broadway show ANNIE, the character "Annie" is portrayed as this beautiful little 10 - 12 year old girl hopelessly lost within the NYC foster care child program, yet smart, tough and bright enough to survive the fast-paced New York City streets. Forced to stay with her mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan, Annie somehow manages to tough-it-out in Harlem until one day she accidentally and literally runs into the wealthy billionaire and NYC Mayoral candidate, Will Stacks. Saving her from almost being hit by a car (while simultaneously being video taped by an unknown passerby) Stacks and his political team decide to use the life-saving incident to boost his polls for the upcoming NYC election. Taking Annie into his penthouse home, Stacks begins to fall "head-over-heels" for the adorable little Annie. Meanwhile Annie only has one hope and that is for her parents to someday come back and rescue her from the foster care program.
- Written by DeAlan Wilson on ComedyE


Movie Title: Big Hero 6

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

An animated feature about a boy who's brother is killed tragically but who discovers what it is his brother was working on (a medical robot) and continues work in the same vein. Through one event and another he discovers that his brother was not killed by accident, and he, and his crew, go looking for justice using their brains and his robot skills. Based on a comic book, this movie is kind of fun - with some really funny moments involving a huge dopey medical robot who just wants to fix everything.

Summary from IMDB

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph," comes "Big Hero 6," an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6."
- Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios


Movie Title: Black or White

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Costner Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Ehle Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Octavia Spencer Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Okay, I am white - start up front with that statement. This movie is about a culture clash wherein a widower wants to take care of his mixed race child, but the black in-laws want that child to know black culture as well. Some of this is funny. Some of this is touching. Some if it is uncomfortable. All of it is interesting and entertaining. Can they come to an accord that is best for the child? In the end, that is what everyone wants.
Thumbs up.

Summary from IMDB

Black or White is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.
- Written by Relativity


Movie Title: Boyhood

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Patricia Arquette Wikipedia Link
Ethan Hawke Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A pretty interesting film in that they took 12 years to make it by following one set of characters as they grew up. It is still a work of fiction, but the boy growing up in the film is ACTUALLY growing up in the film. So interesting to see him change over time. It must have been a strange life having a studio come to your house for a couple of weeks every year to film a new bit. For this reason alone the movie is worth seeing - but it also a pretty good flick over all.

Summary from IMDB

Twelve years in the less than nuclear life of a nuclear Texas family - father Mason, mother Olivia, oldest offspring Samantha, and youngest offspring Mason Jr. - is presented, focusing on the younger Mason's entire public school years, he sometimes referred to as MJ when in the presence of his father. This phase of their story begins in 2002 when Olivia and Mason, who originally married because she was pregnant, are now divorced, the marriage which was destined to dissolve due to these circumstances. Olivia has custody of the two children, and when he is around, Mason has weekend visitation rights, which has not happened in the last year or so as he stated he, an aspiring musician and somewhat irresponsible young adult, was "away somewhere in Alaska" trying to find himself. Olivia wants to eke out a better life for herself and the kids in a way that will also satisfy her own emotional needs. The two parents also try to move on with their sexual and relationship lives in the high probability that they will never reconcile, much against their children's own wants. MJ's growing up is affected by these circumstances and whatever the situation at the time outwardly orchestrated by Olivia (but often manipulated by others), and by his relationship with his family members - who evolve as they each grow up chronologically and emotionally - and others in his ever changing life.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Robert Redford Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link
Cobie Smulders Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The second in the Captain America franchise (without the rest of the Avengers) in which Capt. America meets up with a new foe, and an old friend. This movie also includes the fall of Sheild... which is interesting and echoed in the TV series at the same time. Lots of action, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Summary from IMDB

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar.
Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Movie Title: Chef

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
John Favreau Wikipedia Link
Dustin Hoffman Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
John Leguizamo Wikipedia Link
Oliver Platt Wikipedia Link
Bobby Cannavale Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A really great movie about a chef who's creative cooking skills are too limited by his boss, so he sets out on his on with a food truck. With is best friend and son, they travel across the country, making good food and learning life lessons. Its a great Father/Son bonding movie. The ending is uplifting and surprising.

Summary from IMDB

Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Movie Title: Divergent

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jai Courtney Wikipedia Link
Kate Winslet Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Okay.. It's a formula - Create a dystopian society. Stick teenagers in it. Watch. That it the formula for a whole set of recent films - The Hunger Games - The Maze Runner - Divergent - and they are all series. So far, the only one worth watching is The Hunger Games. This is just another in this formulaic genre of movie that I am going to call Teen Dystopia. And not a very believable one at that - I mean.. come on - you have to fit into one of 5 classes of people... that's it? Or society crumbles. What a load of bunk.

Summary from IMDB

Set in a futuristic dystopia [SEE WHAT I MEAN!!!] where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly peaceful society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.
- Written by anonymous


Movie Title: Dracula Untold

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Charles Dance Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Dominc Cooper Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Better than I expected, this is the origin story of Count Dracula - what is motivations were, how he got his curse, and what he did with it once he had it. Pretty well done for this genre. Basically, Dracula is a family man, who is trying to protect his family and his people. For that he accepted the curse.

Summary from IMDB

In 1442, the Prince Vlad, the Impaler rules the Transylvania after serving the Turkish Sultan as a soldier since he was a child. Vlad is happily married with beloved wife Mirena and their son, Ingeras, is their pride and joy. When Vlad and his soldiers find a Turkish helmet in the river, he goes with two men to a cave in the Broke Tooth Mounting expecting to find Turkish scouts. However they stumble with a deadly creature that kills the two men, but Vlad succeeds to escape alive from the cave. He learns that the creature is a vampire. On the next day, a Turkish group of soldiers come to the Castle Dracula to collect the taxes but the emissary tells to Vlad that the Turkish Sultan Mehmed is demanding one thousand boys to be trained for the Turkish army. Vlad unsuccessfully tries to negotiate with Mehmed and when the soldiers come back again to take his son, Vlad kills all of them. Then he goes to Broke Tooth Mountain and meets the vampire. He explains that he needs his power to defeat his enemies; otherwise his people will be slaughtered by the Turkish army. The vampire offers his blood to Vlad but explains what could happen. Vlad would temporarily have his power for three days and if he resists to the thirsty of blood, he would turn back to his human condition. But if he does not resist, he would turn into a vampire forever. Vlad accepts the offer and defeats the Turkish soldiers, but soon he understands the price he has to pay to acquire his power.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the book:

All You Need Is Kill BY Sakurazaka, Hiroshi

Movie Title: Edge of Tomorrow

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Emily Blunt Wikipedia Link
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Bill Paxton Wikipedia Link
Emily Blunt Wikipedia Link
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Brendon Gleeson Wikipedia Link
Bill Paxton Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

An pretty good movie as the main character starts to figure out what the hell is going on - why he keeps getting killed and coming back the same time every day (with a Sgt. calling him a maggot - pretty funny). He tries and tries to figure a way out, but only with the help of someone with the same power; who believes his story; will he get through the day and defeat the enemy.

Summary from IMDB

An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!
Written by Warner Bros. Pictures


Movie Title: Fury

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jon Bernthal Wikipedia Link
Shai LaBeouf Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Brad Pitt Wikipedia Link
Logan Lerman Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A gritty look at tank warfare during World War II - Brad Pitt is the commander of a tank who has to break in a new guy. These guys live, eat, sleep in their tank. They are one organism when in battle. At one point the tank throws a tread, and they cannot repair it before the Germans are on them. They can either abandon their tank and head toward safety, or stay and fight, even if they are not mobile. These guys have guts, so you know what they chose.
A really well done film.

Summary from IMDB

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
- Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Movie Title: Godzilla

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Brian Cranston Wikipedia Link
Elizabeth Olsen Wikipedia Link
David Strathairn Wikipedia Link
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Wikipedia Link
Ken Wantanabe Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Another Godzilla re-make, this time with even better CGI. Radiation (as always) awakens the beast who (mysteriously) becomes a defender of mankind by attacking another monster that is rampaging in San Francisco (Another movie where the Golden Gate Bridge gets destroyed). The evil monster is defeated, but, of course, the city is pretty much flattened and the hero heads out into the sunset.
I liked the Mathew Broderick version a bit better. Watching all this destruction is also fun.

Summary from IMDB

In 1999, in Japan, there is a mysterious accident with the reactors of the Janjira nuclear power plant and the engineer Joe Brody loses his wife Sandra Brody and her team that were inspecting the reactor. Joe never accepts the official explanation for the accident. Fifteen years later, his son, the US Navy Officer Ford Brody, learns that Joe has trespassed in Janjira quarantine area and is arrested in Japan. He travels to Japan to release his father and they go to the Janjira facility area to retrieve Joe's data and pictures. Soon they discover the truth about the accident, caused by a "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" ("MUTO") that eats radiation trapped underground. The MUTO escapes from the secret facility to Honolulu killing Joe. Godzilla is also awakened, causes a tsunami in Hawaii and fights against the MUTO destroying Honolulu. Meanwhile a female MUTO escapes from the Nevada nuclear waste facility and destroys Las Vegas, heading to breed with the first MUTO in San Francisco. Now the last hope on Earth is Godzilla fighting and destroying the MUTO's.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Gone Girl

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Ben Affleck Wikipedia Link
Neil Patrick Harris Wikipedia Link
Rosamund Pike Wikipedia Link
Missi Pyle Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

SPOILER ALERT:
If this film does not blow your mind then there is something wrong with you. A man is framed for killing his wife - BY HIS WIFE. Then, when things don't work out for this gold digging murderess, she comes back to make his life a holy hell - because he can't tell anyone what she has done, and she knows it!!! Mind - BLOWN.
This is a tightly filmed thriller - no wasted story or film. It will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what the hell could possibly happen next.

Summary from IMDB

A Missouri couple had a great life in their house with no kid, but it all changed when their 5th wedding anniversary occurs. Nick, the husband now realizes that his wife, Amy has gone missing. He calls the local authorities for reporting the situation. Along with the time and the local searching program, the progress becoming blurred between Nick's version of the story or the new investigation result - that Nick suspected of killing his wife. Now, Nick struggles for convincing the media, telling them if he didn't kill his wife, and probe the cryptic clues from his own wife.
- Written by Gusde


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Dave Bautista Wikipedia Link
Glenn Close Wikipedia Link
Bradley Cooper Wikipedia Link
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Djimon Hounsou Wikipedia Link
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
John C. Reilly Wikipedia Link
Michael Rooker Wikipedia Link
Zoe Saldana Wikipedia Link
Benicio Del Toro Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

One if the best films of the year as far as I am concerned. This movie is funny, exciting, and the characters interact in an easy (and not so easy) manner that just adds to the chemistry of the film. A group of misfits, each out for their own gain, manage to come together and do something good.
This is SciFi - so if you are not into space battles - forget this movie. But it is entertaining on so many levels. (Example: Camora (Zoe Saldana) tells Peter that his ship is filthy. To which he says (after she leaves the room), "She has no idea. Bring a black light into this place and it would look like a Jackson Pollack painting." - NOW THAT IS FUNNY!!!)
Okay, maybe you didn't get that one, but seriously, this movie is funny and exciting. A great combination. I can't recommend it enough!

Summary from IMDB

In 1988, on Earth, the boy Peter Quill is abducted by a spacecraft after losing his, is a ravager searching a valuable orb on the surface of the dead planet Morag. When Peter finds the orb, he is hunted down by the Kree warship The Dark Aster of the powerful Ronan the Accuser but he flees. Peter also double crosses his partner Yondu Udonta that puts m. Peter Quill arrives on the Xandar city Nova Empire and is chased by Ronan's warrior Gamora and by the bounty hunters Rocket and The Groot. They are arrested by the police officer Corpsman Dey and his men and sent to the prison end the strong Drax. Soon they learn that Gamora wants to orb to a dealer for a huge amount while Drax wants to kill Ronan, who killed his wife and daughter. They plot a plan to escape from The Kyln to sell the orb and split the money. But soon they also learn that the orb keeps the infinity stone that gives immensurable destructive power to the owner. They self-proclaim Guardians of the Galaxy and decide to deliver the orb to the leader Nova Prime to keep it safe from Ronan. But they are hunted down by Ronan and his right-arm Nebula that want to destroy Xandar and also by Yondu Udonta and the Ravagers that want to sell the infinity stone to make lots of money. Who will keep the powerful orb?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Hercules

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Aksel Hennie Wikipedia Link
John Hurt Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Ian McShane Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This movie was much better than I was expecting. Hercules is a mercenary with a team by his side. These are the people that helped build is great reputation (by assisting him in the great works - though history doesn't tell that part, and it is only really revealed in the credits of the film). He is hired by an unjust ruler to defeat an army - and then realizes his mistake and how he has been betrayed. Naturally, this is Hercules. He is going to put things right.
Dwyane Johnson is great in this role - he has a natural humanity that shines through most parts he plays - The man is just a really nice guy. I'll basically see anything he is in, and this was a winner.

Summary from IMDB

Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
- Written by Radical Comics


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

A animated story about a boy and his dragon, and the danger they discover. Naturally, the parents don't listen and they end up having to save the day.

Summary from IMDB

It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation


Movie Title: I, Frankenstein

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Aaron Eckhart Wikipedia Link
Bill Nighy Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Awful, just awful. A horrible extrapolation of the whole Frankenstein myth into the 20th century.

Summary from IMDB

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army.
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Interstellar

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jessica Chastain Wikipedia Link
Matt Damon Wikipedia Link
William Devane Wikipedia Link
Topher Grace Wikipedia Link
Anne Hathaway Wikipedia Link
John Lithgow Wikipedia Link
Matthew McConaughey Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay, this one actually requires some science to understand - like why would time move at a different rate on a planet orbiting a black hole - or - why the giant tide that nearly kills them. There are some hole in here - or maybe I need to look at it again. And some speculation regarding the science of black holes; but all in all, I really enjoyed this movie. If you are not a SciFi geek I would probably skip it.

Summary from IMDB

In the near future around the American Midwest, Cooper an ex-science engineer and pilot, is tied to his farming land with his daughter Murph and son Tom. As devastating sandstorms ravage earths crops, the people of Earth realize their life here is coming to an end as food begins to run out. Eventually stumbling upon a NASA base near Cooper's home, he is asked to go on a daring mission with a few other scientists into a wormhole because of Cooper's scientific intellect and ability to pilot aircraft unlike the other crew members. In order to find a new home while Earth decays, Cooper must decide to either stay, or risk never seeing his children again in order to save the human race by finding another habitable planet.
- Written by jmvd8


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Costner Wikipedia Link
Keira Knightley Wikipedia Link
Chris Pine Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A Jack Ryan movie (big character in plenty of films) this one just didn't click for me. Something is missing to make the plot exciting. Not sure how I would have improved it.. casting is good. Just not exciting.

Summary from IMDB

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancée along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / revised by statmanjeff


Movie Title: John Wick

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Willem Dafoe Wikipedia Link
Bridget Moynahan Wikipedia Link
Keanu Reeves Wikipedia Link
Michael Nyquist Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay, so this guy is a real bad ass.. and someone gives him occasion to go all BAD ASS on a gang. And he does, and we watch. That's pretty much the film. No acting required.

Summary from IMDB

John Wick is a mob hit man who, upon falling in love, quits. 5 years later, his wife dies and to make sure he's not alone she arranges for a dog to be brought to him after her death. Later, some men wanting his car break in and beat him up and kill his dog. When he recovers, he sets to get the ones who killed his dog. He learns that the leader is the son of his former employer. And the man wanting to protect his son, tries to take care of Wick but he's still as good as he was.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Kill Me Three Times

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Alice Braga Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really dark comedy about a hit man who likes his job but tends to get too involved and botches things. This is a little like Run Lola Run - where we see the same story told 3 times with different outcomes. Who is good? Who is not? Can't really tell. A very very dark comedy.

Summary from IMDB

Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment.
- Written by Miss W J Mcdermott


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Michael Caine Wikipedia Link
Colin Firth Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Mark Strong Wikipedia Link
Sofia Boutella Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A mildly interesting film about a secret organization known as the Kingsmen - who take on jobs for the British crown when deniability is a premium. The new recruits are tested and washed out until only 1 remains. The main character washes out, in the last test - but is redeemed somehow and goes on a mission wherein every world leader and business man is bribed with power - and a small bomb in their heads. Watching them go off is rather funny.
Could have been better, but still fun.

Summary from IMDB

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep her mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Lucy

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Sorry. Nice premise, but this film went too far into the realm of magic - not reasonable physics. Once it did that it was the point of no return for this flop. Even watching Scarlett Johanson on the screen could not save this.

Summary from IMDB

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.
Written by LeiaSolo


From the book:

Madame Bovary BY Flaubert, Gustave

Movie Title: Madame Bovary

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Paul Giamatti Wikipedia Link
Mia Wasikowska Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

(Spoiler Alert) In mid-1800s Normandy, France, farmer's daughter Emma (Mia Wasikowska) leaves the convent where she was educated and marries a young doctor, Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes). With high hopes for a fulfilling and romantic future like the ones she reads about in novels, Emma leaves her childhood home and loving father, moving to the small town of Yonville where Charles has based his practice.

While Charles loves his new wife, he is consumed by his work and is out of the house all day visiting patients. During their brief daily time together, Emma is bored and repulsed by his talk of ailments and dull business affairs, and Charles is all but oblivious to her ennui. With no regular company besides their maid, Henriette (Laura Carmichael), Emma becomes a vulnerable client to the crafty local merchant Lheureux (Rhys Ifans), who entices her with luxury goods available for purchase on credit.

Emma soon befriends a young clerk, Leon Dupuis (Ezra Miller), who shares her romantic frame of mind and disdain for provincial Yonville. Emma longs to go to Paris and immerse herself in the culture, and has quickly tired of her dull existence as a country doctor's wife. Leon secretly confesses his love to Emma, who, despite the mutual attraction, dismisses his advances. Leon departs for law studies in Paris.

Charles and Emma are invited to a hunting party by the Marquis d'Andervilliers (Logan Marshall-Green), who had dropped by Doctor Bovary's house to have one of his servants treated. The Marquis was immediately attracted to Emma, who becomes so excited about the excursion into high society that she orders expensive clothes from Lheureux for the occasion. At the party, she is entranced by the luxury of the upper-class and by the subtle advances of the Marquis, whom she meets once more at an agricultural show.

Emma's thirst for extravagance only grows, and she begins to spend liberally to beautify the house and her wardrobe, all on credit from Lheureux. She also takes the advice of local pharmacist Homais (Paul Giamatti) and convinces her husband to operate on the club-foot of Homais' servant Hippolyte (Luke Tittensor) and become a celebrated surgeon. While much hype surrounds the controversial operation, Charles ultimately botches it and Hippolyte's leg is later amputated.

Ashamed of her husband's incompetence and feeling all the more stifled, Emma visits the Marquis at his home and confesses her misery. They begin an affair, with Emma making regular trips on foot through the woods to visit him. Charles has no inkling of his wife's unhappiness in the marriage or of her affair. Emma eventually begs the Marquis to run away with her, and though he initially refuses, he calms her by promising to make arrangements to elope.

Emma packs her things and waits for the Marquis on the night of their planned departure, but is delivered a basket of apricots with a note from her lover at the bottom, breaking off their relationship. Overcome with despair, Emma sinks into a deep depression that takes a physical toll.

After some time, Lheureux offers a "cure" for Emma's sadness: tickets to a concert in Rouen. While there, Charles and Emma encounter Leon, now working at a law firm, who suggests they attend an opera with him the following night. Charles declines, as he must return to Yonville for his work, but he suggests Emma stay on an extra day. Leon and Emma meet the following morning and go to a hotel, beginning a passionate affair. Back home, Emma manipulates Charles into believing she is taking piano lessons in Rouen, which allows her to return to Leon every week.

Emma's spending brings Lheureux to her home, demanding payment from Charles, who is shocked by the amount they owe. Lheureux speaks to Emma in private, suggesting she seek power of attorney over Charles and sell the property of Charles' recently-deceased father to erase her debt. Even with the extra money pending and the return of many of her purchases to Lheureux, Emma has not made a dent in the 10,000 francs owed. Desperate, she makes several visits to Leon at his workplace. He cannot afford to bail her out, and her frequent presence leads his supervisor to insist Leon break off the relationship if he wants to keep his job. As a last-ditch effort, Emma visits the Marquis, who also refuses her the money.

Seeing no way out, Emma takes a bottle of poison from Charles' medical stash and flees the house. She downs the bottle and walks through the woods until she collapses and succumbs.


Movie Title: Maleficent

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elle Fanning Wikipedia Link
Angelina Jolie Wikipedia Link
Sharlto Copley Wikipedia Link
Brenton Thwaites Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really good re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story from the viewpoint of the evil witch. You can really be sympathetic with her character by the end of the film, and she realizes she has made a tragic mistake with her sleeping curse. The twist ending will throw you over the edge.

Summary from IMDB

A slightly different version of the tale of Sleeping Beauty. It begins when in the forest near kingdom called the Moors, lives enchanted beings. One of them is a fairy named Maleficent who is kind and cares for all in the Moors. One day a human named Stefan enters the Moors. He is full of avarice and steals something. He is caught Maleficent helps him. He would spend a lot of time with her and they would grow close. One day he stops coming cause he sets to make his fortune. And later the King tries to attack the Moors but Maleficent stops him humiliating. He then offers his daughter and his kingdom to who can do away with Maleficent. And Stefan is one of his people. He goes and seeks Maleficent but can't kill her. Instead he takes her wings and gives them to the King. The King as promised gives him his daughter's hand and after the King passes away, Stefan is the new King. Maleficent would eventually learn of his marriage and later his wife gives birth to a daughter they name Aurora. When everyone in the Kingdom goes to pay their respects, Maleficent shows up and her gift to the princess is that on her 16th birthday she will prick her finger on the needle of a spindle and will fall into a death like sleep and can only be awaken by true love's kiss. The King would entrust Aurora to three pixies and they would assume human form and raise her in the forest; keeping her out of sight from Maleficent. But Maleficent would learn where Aurora is and would keep her from harm because she wants her to live long enough for the curse to be fulfilled. Aurora would grow and would think Maleficent is her fairy god mother, and they would bond.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

I loved the Mr. Peabody & Sherman cartoons that were part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show when I was young. This movie does not disappoint. It is funny but not silly. The characters are as i remember them, and the story is complex enough to be interesting. I enjoyed it.

Summary from IMDB

Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius...who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet - being a parent.
Written by Juan Diaz


Movie Title: Nightcrawler

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jake Gyllenhaal Wikipedia Link
Bill Paxton Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay.. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a really creepy character in this movie who realizes that he can make a living by rushing to gruesome scenes in L.A. (accidents, murders, robberies with shootings, that sort of thing) and filming them for news stations. He becomes obsessed with getting to these fast, and is not above "enhancing" the scene a bit when no one is looking. (Moving the body so it is better to video, that sort of thing). Eventually he takes on a partner, but things don't work out so well (for the partner). The Gyllenhaal character is so creepy and obsessed he will do ANYTHING to get the best shot. This film is weirdly believable.

Summary from IMDB

The smalltime thief Louis Bloom lives stealing steel, bronze and copper material from the streets of Los Angeles and is seeking a job. When he sees a freelance cameraman filming an accident, he decides to invest money in a camcorder and a police scanner radio from a pawn shop. He overhears the name of Nina Romina, who is responsible for the TV news of a television station and he sells his first footage. Louis learns how to improve his films and hires the homeless Rick to help him. When his competitor Joe Loder discloses his new van and equipment to Louis, he sabotages his van, causing a serious accident. The ambitious Louis is a sociopath and for him gore means a better payment for his footages. So he leaves the position of crime photographer to interfere in crime scenes, climbing in his new career.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Noah

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Douglas Booth Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Connelly Wikipedia Link
Russell Crowe Wikipedia Link
Anthony Hopkins Wikipedia Link
Logan Lerman Wikipedia Link
Nick Nolte Wikipedia Link
Emma Watson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Well, there sure is alot more here than in the bible.. that's what screen writers are for I guess. You know the story; God is pissed; decides to kill everyone; Nice guy that he is, he warns Noah; kills everyone else. Great guy this old God. Hope to never meet him on the street. Anyway, this film was a bore.

Summary from IMDB

A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.


Movie Title: Non-Stop

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Julianne Moore Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really good thriller that takes place on a plane over the Atlantic. Liam Neeson is an air Marshall, but in this case, is he the good guy, or the bad guy. Opps.. looks like we won't know until the very end of the movie. Someone is up to extortion, and a whole plane full of passengers are the hostages (and they don't even know it).

Summary from IMDB

The alcoholic and discredited air marshal Bill Marks is a former cop that still grieves the death of his eight year-old daughter that died of leukemia. Bill is assigned to a flight from New York to London and the passenger Jen Summers sits on his side in the first-class. When the plane is crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Bill receives text messages telling him that one passenger will die every twenty minutes unless the TSA air flight company transfers 150 million dollars to an offshore account. Bill contacts his superior that does not believe in his words. Further they discover that the bank account is in the name of Bill. Now Bill has to find the terrorist with the support of Jen and the flight attendant Nancy only and soon he finds a bomb on board. But the TSA representative believes that Bill is the terrorist. Will he succeed in saving the passengers lives?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Pompeii

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jared Harris Wikipedia Link
Carrie-Anne Moss Wikipedia Link
Kiefer Sutherland Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

You know what happened at Pompeii - well, this is a movie about the lives of the people there up to when the city was destroyed - and how they try to survive. Emphasis on the word try.

Summary from IMDB

In 79 A.D., a Celtic tribe of horsemen is slaughtered by the Roman Senator Corvus, his right-hand man Proculus and their army. The boy Milo is the only survivor that is captured later and sold as slave. Seventeen years later, the slave Milo turns into an invincible gladiator in a province and is brought to Pompeii to participate in the games in the arena. While walking to Pompeii, the noble Cassia and her chaperon Ariadne cross with the path of the slaves and Cassia is fascinated by Milo. He shares the cell of Atticus, who is near to get his freedom depending on winning his last fight. Meanwhile Cassia meets her parents Severus and Aurelia and learns that she has been betrothed to the corrupt Senator Corvus who is pressing her parents to marry her. During the games, the Mount Vesuvius erupts and Milos and his friend Atticus succeed to escape from the arena. But Milo wants to save his beloved Cassia in the middle of the chaos and the Romans.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Pride

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Grace Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is a fantastic little film that tells a true story. In Britain during the coal miners strike, a group of gay activists decide that they are going to support the coal miners - in particular the miners in this one town. They go to the town to offer their support... and.. well, the miners don't know what to make of it. Gay people. What do we have in common with them. We don't want to be associated with that. But then, they do need help. Both sides learn so much about the other that in the end, everyone sticks up for everyone - and everyone is stronger for it.
An uplifting, funny film that will make you feel better about humans (unless you are homophobic, then just leave this page now.)

Summary from IMDB

In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march the following year a vast contingent of miners show up to repay their comrades with their show of support.
- Written by don @ minifie-1


Movie Title: Project Almanac

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jonny Weston Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

It is really difficult to write a good time-travel novel, and even harder to make a good time-travel movie. This one gets it right. A group of teens discover that the father of one of them had been experimenting with time travel and decide to use it to have a little fun - like going back to a concert they wish they could have attended a few years ago. No big deal, right! Until they come back to find the much of what they knew has changed. They simply cannot figure out how 4 teens attending a concert years before led to the new world they find themselves in.
So what do they try to do? Naturally, they try to fix it. And that goes wrong. Then they try to fix it again. And that goes wrong. Eventually one of them realizes that there simply is no way to calculate all the possible effects on the future of even the most mundane action, so he decides to "fix it" permanently.
This one got a time travel story right.

Summary from IMDB

The teenager David Raskin is a genius that dreams on joining the MIT. He has a crush on Jessie Pierce but he is too shy to date her. When David finds the design of a time machine that belonged to his father, he decides to build the device together with his friends Quinn Goldberg and Adam Le and his sister Christina Raskin. Soon Jessie joins the group and becomes David's girlfriend. When their experiment gets out of control and changing the future, David decides to fix the problems making them worse.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Ride Along

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
John Leguizamo Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

To slap stick to be funny in what it is trying to do. Doesn't want to make me see the next in the series

Summary from IMDB

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. Written by kcquail


Movie Title: RoboCop

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jennifer Ehle Wikipedia Link
Jackie Earle Haley Wikipedia Link
Michael Keaton Wikipedia Link
Gary Oldman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A reboot of the original franchise, this movie is not a bad re-make. I still like the original better thought the effects in this one (especially the reveal of how Murphy has been transformed) are pretty good.

Summary from IMDB

OmniCorp is a corporation that creates robots for military use overseas. The company's CEO wants to expand the use the robots domestically, specifically for law enforcement, but politicians refuse their sanction, wanting law enforcement officers who can feel and know what it is to be human. The CEO's solution: create something that's part man, part machine; all they need now is a man. Alex Murphy, a cop trying to do things by the book, is after an elusive criminal but suspects theirs someone in the department helping him. Though Alex tells no one what he is up to, one day he goes to his car and it blows up. Dr. Norton from OmniCorp asks Murphy's wife for permission to perform the RoboCop procedure on Alex. When Alex wakes up, he can't believe what he's become.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / edited by statmanjeff


Movie Title: Sabotage

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Terrence Howard Wikipedia Link
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wikipedia Link
Sam Worthington Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Action movie about some cops who go bad and try to get away with stealing drug money. They are not all in on it, but the movie didn't make me care about the characters.. soooo

Summary from IMDB

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes us in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light


Movie Title: Seventh Son

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jeff Bridges Wikipedia Link
Djimon Hounsou Wikipedia Link
Julianne Moore Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

I like Jeff Bridges, but this movie is junk. A bunch of stuff mashed together to make a witch hunter movie.. not as good as the Vin Deisel version.
Don't bother. (How do they get these big name stars - Julianne Moore for heavens sake - to sign on to these awful movies.

Summary from IMDB

The hunter of supernatural creatures Master Gregory traps the queen of the witches Mother Malkin is a pit on the top of a mountain. Years later, she escapes from the pit and Master Gregory and his apprentice Mr. Bradley hunt her down. However Mother Malkin kills Mr. Bradley and flees to a derelict castle that she restores with magic. She meets her sister Bony Lizzie and her niece Alice and plans to destroy Master Gregory to begin her kingdom of evil. Meanwhile the old hunter recruits the naive farmer Tom Ward, who is the seventh son of the seventh son of the Ward family, to team up with him and his partner Tusk to hunt down Mother Malkin. Tom's mother, who is secretly a good witch, gives a necklace with a magic stone to protect him. They head to the village where Tom meets Alice and falls in love with her. But what is the true intention of Alice? Will they succeed in destroying the powerful Mother Malkin?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: St. Vincent

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Terrence Howard Wikipedia Link
Melissa McCarthy Wikipedia Link
Bill Murray Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Bill Murray plays a thoroughly unlikable, curmudgeonly character who wants no truck with normal life or normal people. He is roped into caring for a young boy, and does so in a lacksedaisical way that is shocking to everyone around him. But, a bond develops, and in the end, the boy comes to appreciate this completely unlikable guy, and lets him know.

Summary from IMDB

The grumpy and unpleasant Vincent is a veteran Vietnam sergeant completely broken that gambles in horse races and owes money to the shark Zucko. He is a regular client of the stripper Daka that is closed to him. When the CT operator Maggie moves with her son Oliver to the next-door house, Vincent offers to babysit him to make money. Maggie, who is facing a divorce process, accepts and soon Vincent finds that Oliver is bullied at school. He teaches the boy how to defend himself; he takes him to visit Sandy in a nursing home; and to go to the horse races and bars. Soon they become friends and partners. When Brother Geraghty asks his students to prepare a lecture about a saint, Oliver learns the life of Vincent and understands his behavior.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Taken 3

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Famke Janssen Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link
Forest Whitaker Wikipedia Link
Jonny Weston Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Oh come on.. how can the same shit be happening to the same guy and his family ALL the time. Enough already. Action, Guns, Fights.

Summary from IMDB

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter.
Written by 20th Century Fox


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sally Field Wikipedia Link
Jamie Fox Wikipedia Link
Paul Giamatti Wikipedia Link
Emma Stone Wikipedia Link
Felicity Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This was a disappointing Spider-man. It just did not click.. sure, Spider-Man is still a cool character, but the villains seemed contrived.

Summary from IMDB

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Movie Title: The Drop

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
James Gandolfini Wikipedia Link
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link
Noomi Rapace Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The Drop is a bar where mob folk "drop" money for later pick up. The bar owner gets a cut for acting as the drop point, but things go terribly wrong when the bar is robbed and the mob money goes missing. Whoever stole it is a dead man.. and anyone who knows about it as well. In the meantime, one of the suspects, someone who everyone trusts, has fallen for a girl and wants to have that part of his life left out of the criminal part. Can he succeed? Who will survive? Does anyone get away with anything in the end?

Summary from IMDB

Bob the bartender works with his cousin Marv who was the bars former owner. Everyone should have a young cousin like Bob who has been a help to Marv even as Marv is his own worst enemy. Bob wishes Marv would get over the past but in the meantime has problems of his own after meeting a girl with a puppy in her trash can and a disgruntled ex-boyfriend. He finds himself with a situation with many personal and business problems attached. It ends leaving you with many questions that might make watching it more than once answer them....or does it?
- Written by aaronrreeve


Movie Title: The Equalizer

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Marton Csokas Wikipedia Link
David Harbour Wikipedia Link
Chloë Grace Moretz Wikipedia Link
Bill Pullman Wikipedia Link
Denzel Washington Wikipedia Link
Haley Bennett Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A man, skilled at killing, fighting, and mayhem, leads a quite life. He does not want to get involved in the world, just do his boring job, read his books, and be left alone. But when he sees a great injustice.. someone weak being abused by someone strong.. he finds he has to step in and "equalize" the situation. Mildly good action flick.

Summary from IMDB

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
- Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
F. Murray Abraham Wikipedia Link
Mathieu Amalric Wikipedia Link
Bob Balaban Wikipedia Link
Adrien Brody Wikipedia Link
Willem Dafoe Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
Jeff Goldblum Wikipedia Link
Harvey Keitel Wikipedia Link
Jude Law Wikipedia Link
Bill Mumy Wikipedia Link
Edward Norton Wikipedia Link
Saoirse Ronan Wikipedia Link
Léa Seydoux Wikipedia Link
Fisher Stevens Wikipedia Link
Tilda Swinton Wikipedia Link
Tom Wilkinson Wikipedia Link
Owen Wilson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This was a funny movie in a really dry way. The story of a hotel and the odd folks who run it and others who form a brotherhood of hotel operators to

Summary from IMDB

A teenage girl visits the monument of the writer who penned the book, "The Grand Budapest Hotel". In 1968, that author was inspired to write the book when he visited that hotel, located in the European mountainous country formerly known as Zubrowka. Once a luxurious hotel, it, in 1968, has fallen on hard times. The author meets the then current owner, M. Zero Moustafa, who recounts the story of how he became the hotel's owner and why he holds onto it and keeps it open despite it obviously making him no money. Zero's story begins in 1932, when the hotel was in its golden era. Zero was the novice immigrant lobby boy, who, like all the other hotel staff, was under the guidance of M. Gustave H., the devoted concierge. Gustave aimed to please, he giving the guests whatever they wanted, especially the wealthy blonde women. The story largely revolves around one of those women, the wealthy Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe-und-Taxis - better known as Mme. D. - her opportunistic son Dimitri, the bequeathing of a valuable painting called "Boy with Apple" to Gustave, the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death which is initially pinned on Gustave, and the attempts of Zero, his girlfriend - a baker's assistant named Agatha - and others to clear Gustave's name while Dimitri does whatever he needs to get what he believes is rightfully his, namely the painting.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Cate Blanchett Wikipedia Link
Orlando Bloom Wikipedia Link
Benedict Cumberbatch Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Martin Freeman Wikipedia Link
Ian Holm Wikipedia Link
Christoper Lee Wikipedia Link
Evangeline Lilly Wikipedia Link
Ian McKellan Wikipedia Link
Hugo Weaving Wikipedia Link
Stephen Fry Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The conclusion of THE HOBBIT trilogy based on the book of the same name. This is spectacular - well, not as amazing as the battle sequence in LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING, but still, pretty well done. This series is a great watch, and deserves it's place in movie history.

Summary from IMDB

As Smaug breathes fire and destruction onto Laketown, another sort of dragon-danger threatens Thorin Oakenshield - the gold madness that seized his Grandsire Thror, King Under the Mountain of old. The people of Laketown flee to the ruins of Dale, in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain, only to be greeted by an army of Elves led by Thranduil, marching there too. Asking Thorin for their own fair share of the gold, Men and Elves are answered by Dwarvish defiance. Thorin seems overmatched until an army led by Dwarf-Lord Dain, Thorin's kinsman, approaches from the Iron Hills to the northeast. Meantime, Gandalf, imprisoned in the ruins of Dol Guldûr, seems about to be finished off by the Nine Ring Wraiths, led by the deadliest of their lot, Witch King of the ancient, evil realm of Angmar. And what on Middle Earth will happen when an enormous army of Orcs and Wargs suddenly pours out of tunnels under the earth, surrounding and threatening doom to all the other armies gathered at the Lonely Mountain? Orcs and their Fell Beasts, Elves, Dwarves, Men - Five Armies join battle, and the result will determine the fate of the North in the gathering War of the Ring.


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helen Mirren Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An excellent movie about the class of cultures over food - yep - food. A famous french restaurant suddenly finds that an Indian family has opened and Indian restaurant right across the road. This is not to be born. The owner tries to do everything in her power to stop it from opening - that is until the son of the Indian owner asks to work for her in her restaurant, bringing new ideas and flavors. He succeeds and is whisked off to Paris to work in the finest places. Meanwhile, both families feel the loss. What can be done to bring back balance and good taste?
This is an excellent film. I loved it.

Summary from IMDB

The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Woody Harrelson Wikipedia Link
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
Donald Sutherland Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Wright Wikipedia Link
Josh Hutcherson Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

In the next Hunger Games, President Snow decides to exact revenge on Katniss for what she did in the last games. So, he brings back ALL the old champions and has them fight it out. Little does anyone know, there is much more afoot in these games than just the games. The revolution is going to intervene in ways no one can predict.

Summary from IMDB

Katniss and Peeta's unprecedented co-victory in the 74th Hunger Games stirs an uprising. President Snow visits Katniss to threaten the lives of everyone she knows and holds dear if she doesn't do all she can to toe the line and quell the unrest. As her best efforts fail, Plutarch Heavensbee (a former games-master, now returned) meets with Snow to implement a Quarter Quell, by which to gather all former Hunger Game victors and have them eliminate each other. Katniss and Peeta end up in the Quarter Quell but must form alliances in order to survive; however, those with whom Katniss prefers to ally herself seem to be for emotional rather than tactical reasons.
- Written by statmanjeff


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Woody Harrelson Wikipedia Link
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
Julianne Moore Wikipedia Link
Donald Sutherland Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Wright Wikipedia Link
Josh Hutcherson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The conclusion (well, almost) of the Hunger Games Trilogy - They split the last book into two movies for the obvious motive. Too bad. This film could have really been a topper if they hadn't done that and just finished the story.

Summary from IMDB

After the bombing of District 13, Katniss Everdeen finally accepts the request of President Alma Coin and her adviser Plutarch Heavensbee and becomes the symbol of the rebellion, the Mockingjay. However, President Snow in the Capitol broadcasts a message of Peeta Mellark live contradicting Katniss. She believes that his life is in danger and convinces President Coin to rescue Peeta and the others Victors. But she has a surprise with his reaction.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The Imitation Game

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Benedict Cumberbatch Wikipedia Link
Matthew Goode Wikipedia Link
Keira Knightley Wikipedia Link
Mark Strong Wikipedia Link
Charles Dance Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

2014 was the year when the movies paid tribute to genius. This film is about Alan Turing. Most people do not know who Alan Turing was because he died long before he should have due to being persecuted as a homosexual - when being such was illegal. But everyone knows computers - and Turing, more than anyone, is responsible for the idea of the modern computer - a machine that can follow instructions (a program).
This movie tells the little known story of Alan Turing when he created a machine to solve the riddle of the Enigma - the German code making device that allowed the Germans to send secret messages in the open. The British could not decipher the messages and so got a group of geniuses together to try. Months of work ensued, and they were almost shut down, but finally - with one little break through - they solved the problem, and shortened the course of the war.
Tragically, solving one problem led to others. Eventually Turing is outed as homosexual and forced to undergo chemical castration - which eventually kills him.
The title of the movie refers to the "Turing Test" - where a computer imitates a human being (just as Turing was imitating a heterosexual) and, if another human cannot tell the difference between a computer and a human, then the computer has become intelligent.
See this movie and learn about another genius that the world lost too soon.

Summary from IMDB

Three specific time periods in the life of Cambridge University Mathematics professor Alan Turing are presented. The first is the span of WWII, at the beginning of which he, an expert of puzzle solving, is hired by the British government to work on a team, whose secret project is to break what is largely seen as the unbreakable secret code behind the Nazis' communications machine, named Enigma, which if they can would give the Allies an advantage and possibly even end the war. The problem is that Enigma is recoded every day, so that even if the team can decipher a coded message transmitted by the Nazis, that code would be obsolete by the next day. There are 159,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible codes that could be input into Enigma. A largely arrogant, antisocial, solitary and literal minded man, Alan is the bane of the team's existence, especially that of his superior, Commander Denniston, and Hugh Alexander, who is hired as the team's initial leader. While Hugh and the rest of the team work on breaking the day-to-day codes, believing that being the only way to learn the secret of Enigma, Alan works by himself on developing a machine, one somewhat with artificial intelligence, which he believes is what is required not just to break a daily code, but break any code immediately when it is input into Enigma. One problem Alan has is convincing Denniston to fund the machine to the tune of £100,000. The tone of the team slowly changes with the inclusion of Joan Clarke, the only female. Joan not only adds another brilliant mind to the team, but also provides Alan with a sense of how to behave socially to get things accomplished in a team setting. Joan's participation in the project is threatened by traditional values, not by chauvinistic thoughts from her male team members, but that of her parents, who see her place in the world as someone's wife. The second is 1928, when Alan is a youth attending boarding school. Even then, he is seen as being different and is bullied because of it. His only real friend at the school is Christopher Morcom, "Christopher" which is what he would end up naming his machine, more than just because Christopher Morcom was his friend. The third is 1951, after Alan's Manchester home is reported broken into by his neighbor. Because nothing was stolen, Alan is quick to dismiss the police. But lead investigator, Detective Robert Nock, believes Alan is hiding something in dismissing them so quickly. What the police discover has far reaching consequences for Alan's life, but not without Nock wanting first to know what is hidden beneath the information on the surface.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: The Interview

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Lizzie Caplan Wikipedia Link
James Franco Wikipedia Link
Seth Rogen Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

American movie theaters showed a total lack of back bone by refusing to show this movie over threats from North Korea. NORTH KOREA for cripes sake. One of the most backward and ineffective countries on earth makes a threat against any theater that shows this movie - AND THE THEATER OWNERS FOLD. So much for land of the free and HOME OF THE BRAVE!!!
And it is not even that good a movie. Basically, 2 idiot reports get a chance to interview the leader of North Korea, and the CIA wants them to assinate him. Course it fails and things go hilariously down hill from the moment they get to Korea. It's like a 3 Stooges movie.

Summary from IMDB

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
- Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Movie Title: The Judge

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Vincent D'Onofrio Wikipedia Link
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
Robert Duvall Wikipedia Link
Billy Bob Thornton Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A well done film about the conflict between a father and son - one a judge, one a lawyer - who must resolve their conflicts when the father (judge) is accused of manslaughter - and cannot remember the night in question. He refuses to accept his diminished capacity and tries to run his own defense. Meanwhile, his son has to get over his resentment and try to provide his father with the best defense possible. Two great actors provide the spark needed to really make this movie work well.

Summary from IMDB

In Chicago, the successful and unethical defense attorney Hank Palmer defends scumbags since his only interest is getting money. Hank is divorcing and when his mother dies, his brother Glen calls him for the funeral and he leaves his daughter with his wife. He travels to his hometown, Carlinville, Indiana, and meets Glen, his estranged father, Judge Joseph Palmer and his slowed brother Dale that is obsessed for making films. He also meets his former sweetheart Samantha Powell. On the next morning, Hank and his brothers note that their father's car is damaged and Hank goes to the airport to fly back to Chicago. When Hank is in the plane ready to fly, he receives a phone call from Glen telling that their father has been accused of hit and run and the victim is Mark Blackwell, a despicable man that was sentenced by Joseph Palmer after killing a teenager. Hank returns but his father does not have any recollection from the accident. Soon their unresolved issues interfere in Hank's line of defense and the Prosecutor Dwight Dickham wants to see Judge Palmer behind bars to revenge Hank's victory in a trial in the past. Along the judgment, secrets are disclosed.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The Lego Movie

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Will Ferrell Wikipedia Link
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Dave Franco Wikipedia Link
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
Jake Johnson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This movie is AWESOME. Everything about it is AWESOME. The main character is funny and pathetic, but rises to the challenge when faced with the KRAGEL... you have to watch it to find out. Great animation of lego characters. Funny plot. Good human interaction. You will have fun watching this movie.. alone, or with your kids - it is entertaining on many levels.

Summary from IMDB

The evil plans of Lord Business to ensure order in his world with a powerful weapon is in jeopardy as a prophecy about 'Special' comes true with the discovery of 'Piece of Resistance'. With odds like Bad Cop, Micro managers and 'Man from upstairs' stacked against him during his journey to save the world; Emmett, a construction worker, has a long way to go before he succeeds.
- Written by PipingHotViews


Movie Title: The Maze Runner

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

The movie is mildly interesting - kind of a mystery (how did we get into this mess, why did we get into this mess, how do we get out of this mess) but since it is not solved by the end of the film, its kind of a disappointment - I had no idea going in that this was going to be a trilogy. I guess I should keep up more on what young people are reading. Anyway... interesting but unsatisfying.

Summary from IMDB

Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.
- Written by KelseyJ


Movie Title: The Monuments Men

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bob Balaban Wikipedia Link
Cate Blanchett Wikipedia Link
George Clooney Wikipedia Link
Matt Damon Wikipedia Link
John Goodman Wikipedia Link
Bill Mumy Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Based on the true work by a group of artists who were basically drafted to find and save art at the end of World War II. The Nazi's tried to steal everything - and what they could not steal they wanted to destroy (a-holes). These guys made it their business to find and save everything they could, even at the risk of their own lives. This is a little known bit of history that has finally gotten some recognition.

Summary from IMDB

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment


Movie Title: The November Man

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Pierce Brosnan Wikipedia Link
Olga Kurylenko Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An okay film about a hit man with a very small soft spot for a past trainee of his. This leads to various complications in both their lives when they both have to kill the other, but.. well, its complicated.

Summary from IMDB

In Lausanne, Switzerland, the retired CIA agent Peter Devereaux is visited by his former chief John Hanley that convinces him to extract the agent Natalia Ulanova from Russia. Natalia is the assistant of the Russian candidate for President Arkady Federov and has collected evidences of war crimes committed by the candidate during the Chechen War and requested Peter to help her. However, during the operation, CIA chief Perry Weinstein believes that Natalie has been captured by the Russians and orders agent David Mason to kill her. Natalie gives photos and the name Mira Filipova to Peter before dying and the agent informs Hanley. Peter kills the CIA agents, but when he sees Mason, he spares the agent that was trained by him. When Mason meets Weinstein, he learns that Peter and Natalie had a love affair in the past and the agent is assigned to kill him. Peter heads to Belgrade where he saves the social worker Alice Fournier that might know where Mira is from Federov's assassin Alexa and from Mason. Soon Peter learns dirty secrets about Arkady Federov and the CIA and has to flee with Alice to save their lives and expose the crimes to the world.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The Other Woman

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Cameron Diaz Wikipedia Link
Don Johnson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An average comedy made better by the casting. A man is cheating on his wife with 2 other women. The 3 get together and plot revenge - but what makes this enjoyable is the very different personalities of the 3 women. They would not seem to mesh at all, but become fast friends in their shared revenge. It's nice to have a shared interest.

Summary from IMDB

Kate is married to Mark and thinks he's a great guy. But in reality he's seeing another woman, Carly who doesn't know he's married. When he tells Kate he has to meet a client and won't come home when in reality he's planning to see Carly. But when Kate says she'll go join him. He tells her he'll cancel the meeting. So he tells Carly he has to take care of something at home. Carly then decides to go surprise him but runs into Kate and she freaks out and walks away. Kate later tracks Carly down and asks her if she and her husband are involved. She reluctantly admits it. And Kate has a breakdown of her own. They later get close and Kate is uncertain of what to do. When Mark comes on to her she thinks there's hope. But she overhears him talking to someone and she thinks it's Carly but she denies it. So they follow him and discover that he's seeing another girl and when they tell her about him, they decide to get back at him. But Kate is still unsure.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: The Purge: Anarchy

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay, the premise is that for one 24 hour period, every year, all crime is legal. It lets people blow off steam (so the theory goes). There are those who rampage in the street, to those with money who hire someone they can murder, to those who kidnap folks so they can hunt them in an arena. Well, this is a great excuse for a movie with a lot of violence. This one is not as bad I thought it would be. Got to give a damn about some of the characters, and wound up root for some of the underdogs (definitely NOT the people with money). Hence the ABOVE AVERAGE rating.

Summary from IMDB

In 2023, the Purge Night is about to start for the next 12 hours. A stranger leaves home and drives his car with a mysterious purpose. Meanwhile, the couple Liz and Shane are provoked by a masked man. They drive in the highway and their car unexpectedly stops. Soon they find that it was sabotaged by the group of masked man that are waiting for the beginning of the Purge. When it begins, they are hunted down by the masked man. Meanwhile, Eva and her daughter Cali find that Eva's father sold himself to a wealthy family since he is a burden to Eva and Cali since he is sick. Out of the blue, an army invades their building and breaks into their apartment. They are taken to the leader but the stranger decides to save them and kills the soldiers. Meanwhile Liz and Shane hide inside the stranger's car and he decides to help them to survive. However his car is hit by the bullets and he needs another car for his mission. Eva tells that her friend Tanya lives a few blocks away and he would borrow her car. Soon the stranger gets involved by the four survivors and helps them during the dangerous night.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The Signal

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Laurence Fishburne Wikipedia Link
Brenton Thwaites Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A truely strange movie. You have no clue where it is going right up to the very end when all is revealed - and the revelation is REALLY STRANGE. 3 friends are out to find a hacker with whom one of them has been in competition. They get to a remote location where they think the signal is coming from - and suddenly everything goes pear shaped. They find themselves in a research facilty surrounded by people in hazmat suits who are experimenting on them. They eventually escape, but is there really any place else to go? That answer will blow you away.

Summary from IMDB

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.
- Written by Production


From the book:

The Sound and the Fury BY Faulkner, William

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Joey King Wikipedia Link
Seth Rogen Wikipedia Link
James Franco Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

Directed by and starring Academy Award nominee James Franco, The Sound and The Fury captures the lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner author William Faulkner and considered among the 20th century's greatest works, The Sound and The Fury encapsulates the universal theme of the death of honor, social injustice and forbidden love.


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Eddie Redmayne Wikipedia Link
Emily Watson Wikipedia Link
Felicity Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A bio-pic about Stephen Hawking - one of the most brilliant people alive on the planet today. It discusses his work, sure, but it looks at his illness, and how it affected his life, love, family, and thinking. This man is simply amazing. He should have been dead years ago yet, even though he can only move one muscle on his cheek, he continues to publish, research, and teach. (Plus he has a sense of humor as shown in the film - and in his appearances on The Big Bang Theory).
If you have any interest in this man, then this movie is a must see.

Summary from IMDB

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.
- Written by Spencer Higham


Movie Title: Time Lapse

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

A rather interesting SciFi/Horror thriller about a camera that can take pictures 24 hours into the future. 3 people living together find out about it, and start to use it to their own advantage. But soon they realize that it is a trap as, they must do what the camera tells them too, otherwise they will mess up the time-line and believe it will kill them. Suffice to say, things do not work out as planned or predicted.

Summary from IMDB

Three friends discover a time machine which takes pictures of the future. They begin to use it to win race bets and everything goes fine till one gets greedier than another. They begin to lose faith in each other giving a sense of backstabbing as uglier truths unfold in the photos and the situation soon gets out of control.
- Written by Keith Francis


Movie Title: Top Five

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Rosario Dawson Wikipedia Link
Cedric the Entertainer Wikipedia Link
Whoopi Goldberg Wikipedia Link
Luis Guzmán Wikipedia Link
Adam Sandler Wikipedia Link
Chris Rock Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I really enjoyed this movie. Apparently others didn't. It's about a comedian who isn't funny anymore. In fact, he was only ever funny when he was drunk - and he wants to be sober - and he wants to do serious work - but no one wants him for that. He examines his life, while a reporter tags along and does a story on him. They start to become friends, when something happens to screw it up, and once more, both of them need to figure out who they are and what they want.
I recommend this movie.

Summary from IMDB

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Transcendence

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Paul Bettany Wikipedia Link
Johnny Depp Wikipedia Link
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Kate Mara Wikipedia Link
Cillian Murphy Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Great cast, terrible film. So this guys conciousness gets uploaded into a computer, and bad things start to happen as he becomes a megalomanic. And the laws of physics start to mean nothing - same stupid mistake that the movie LUCY made... these guys always take this idea too far and create gods rather than transcendent people. Oh well. Don't bother.

Summary from IMDB

In New York, Dr. Will Caster is one of the three most brilliant scientists in the research of Artificial Intelligence. He works with his beloved wife and also scientist Evelyn Caster and his best friend is Dr. Max Waters. Dr. Caster is forced to go to a lecture to raise funds for their research but a group of anti-technology terrorists attack him and the two other authorities in the field of AI. Dr. Caster is poisoned and has only one month of life. When Will is near to death, Evelyn discusses with Max the possibility of transferring his emotions to the AI and they decide to try. They seem to be well succeeded, but they are attacked by the terrorists commanded by Bree that destroy the facility and Evelyn releases Dr. Caster's "soul" in the Internet to save him. Soon Dr. Caster controls the worldwide system and with his increasing knowledge, he changes human biology and the environment becoming an omnipresent power. But people are afraid of things they do not understand and Dr. Caster is considered a threat to the world that shall be destroyed.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kelsey Grammer Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Action movie. Transformers. Yeah. Nothing distinctive in this movie to make is stand out from.. anything. Don't waste your time...

Summary from IMDB

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on.
Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Unbroken

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

The true story of Olympian Louis Zamperini who is captured by the Japanese during World War II and subject to the cruelty of a particularly bad prison camp commander. This man keeps trying to break Zamperini - who refuses to yield. Even after the war (which is not part of the movie) this Japanese commander would not say anything about the way he treated prisoners, and barely dodged a war crimes trial. It is amazing that anyone survived this - especially when singled out for torture and harsh treatment.

Summary from IMDB

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war. - Written by Tristanmerkler01


From the book:

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail BY Strayed, Cheryl

Movie Title: Wild

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Laura Dern Wikipedia Link
Reese Witherspoon Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is an excellent movie about one woman's attempt to find herself after living a life of lose and few options. On a whim she decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail that runs the whole length of the west coast. She discovers the strength she needs (that she didn't know she had) to do what needs to be done to make this journey. The movie tells her story via flash backs - the death of her mother - drug addiction - bad men. She does it. She does it alone. And along the way she learns she is much stronger than she thought.
This gets a big thumbs up from me..

Summary from IMDB

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.
- Written by Spencer Higham


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2014

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Halle Berry Wikipedia Link
Peter Dinklage Wikipedia Link
Michael Fassbender Wikipedia Link
Nicholas Hoult Wikipedia Link
Hugh Jackman Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
James McAvoy Wikipedia Link
Ian McKellan Wikipedia Link
Ellen Page Wikipedia Link
Anna Panquin Wikipedia Link
Patrick Stewart Wikipedia Link
Kelsey Grammer Wikipedia Link
James Marsden Wikipedia Link
Josh Helman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Muddled, muddled, muddled. I didn't walk away from this caring one way or the other about the movie. Personally I think they got it wrong.. the whole thing. Love the franchise, didn't much like this version.

Summary from IMDB

Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person's consciousness into the person's past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it's Mystique who's responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is that he was despondent at that time and without his powers because he took a drug which allows him to walk but takes away his powers. Logan is also told to find Magneto.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: 2 Guns

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Edward James Olmos Wikipedia Link
Bill Paxton Wikipedia Link
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link
Fred Ward Wikipedia Link
Denzel Washington Wikipedia Link
Paula Patton Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Well.. not a buddy movie. These 2 cops hate each other, but have to work together to bring down a mutually hunted drug kingpin. At least that is what I remember of the plot. It really didn't jell that well, even though you had 2 actors who should have. Oh well.

Summary from IMDB

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


From the book:

A Confederacy of Dunces BY Toole, John K

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

After reading this, I had to include it in the movie notes - even though no movie has ever been made !!

There have been repeated attempts to turn the book into a film. In 1982, Harold Ramis was to write and direct an adaptation, starring John Belushi and Richard Pryor, but Belushi's death prevented this. Later, John Candy and Chris Farley were touted for the lead, both of whom died at an early age, leading many to ascribe a curse to the role.[12]

Director John Waters was interested in directing an adaptation starring Divine as Ignatius.[13]

British performer and writer Stephen Fry was at one point commissioned to adapt Toole's book for the screen.[14] He was sent to New Orleans by Paramount Studios in 1997 to get background for a screenplay adaptation.[15]

John Goodman, a longtime resident of New Orleans, was slated to play Ignatius at one point.[16]

A version adapted by Steven Soderbergh and Scott Kramer, and slated to be directed by David Gordon Green, was scheduled for release in 2005. The film was to star Will Ferrell as Ignatius and Lily Tomlin as Ignatius's mother. A staged reading of the script took place at the 8th Nantucket Film Festival, with Ferrell as Ignatius, Anne Meara as his mother, Paul Rudd as Officer Mancuso, Kristen Johnston as Lana Lee, Mos Def as Burma Jones, Rosie Perez as Darlene, Olympia Dukakis as Santa Battaglia and Miss Trixie, Natasha Lyonne as Myrna, Alan Cumming as Dorian Greene, John Shea as Gonzales, Jesse Eisenberg as George, John Conlon as Claude Robichaux, Jace Alexander as Bartender Ben, Celia Weston as Miss Annie, Miss Inez & Mrs. Levy, and Dan Hedaya as Mr. Levy.[17]

Various reasons are cited as to why the Soderbergh version has yet to be filmed. They include disorganization and lack of interest at Paramount Pictures, the head of the Louisiana State Film Commission being murdered, and the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.[12] When asked why the film was never made, Will Ferrell has said it is a "mystery".[18]

In 2012 there was a version in negotiation with director James Bobin and potentially starring Zach Galifianakis.[19]

In a 2013 interview, Steven Soderbergh remarked "I think it's cursed. I'm not prone to superstition, but that project has got bad mojo on it."[20]

Summary from IMDB


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jai Courtney Wikipedia Link
Bruce Willis Wikipedia Link
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

John McClane is getting to old for this shit. He says that in every movie. But this time he is completely right. This franchise should have ended with the last film, but they had to go and make another.. and a man his age taking this kind of punishment.. is just not that believable. Hell, I can't stand it when I stub my toe. You know what they need - a female Jane McClane character to re-boot this whole franchise and make it fresh. I should pitch that in Hollywood - they love a re-make. Anyway, this film (please) is the last in this franchise so you may as well see if if you liked the others (Welcome to the party, pal!)

Summary from IMDB

John McClane learns that his son Jack, whom he hasn't spoken to in years, is in Russia and was arrested for killing someone. When the Russian prosecutor talks to Jack he claims to have information that could help convict a man named Komarov who is going to be tried. McClane arrives and proceeds to the Russian courthouse where Komarov's going to be tried. When he arrives there's an explosion that levels the courthouse. Jack takes Komarov and they escape, McClane shows up and Jack is not happy to see him. The men who bomb the courthouse chase Jack. McClane follows and helps Jack. Jack then picks him up then they go somewhere, where McClane discovers that Jack is a spy and he was suppose to get Komarov because it seems he has evidence against a corrupt Russian official who was behind the bombing. When he agrees to give them the evidence in exchange for his freedom and daughter's, the men find them. So McClane and Jack have to get the evidence and get out of Russia. When they go to meet the man's daughter, McClane senses something is not right.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: After Earh

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Will Smith Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Horrible. Just horrible. The whole idea - everything on Earth is evolved to kill humans - is just plain stupid. The plot makes no sense. The holes are glaring and huge. This is what comes from nepotism - where a Dad wants to put his son in a movie.. just for the sake of it, I guess.
Do not waste your time. Not good SciFi. Not good Action. Just not good.

Summary from IMDB

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
Written by Columbia Pictures


Movie Title: American Hustle

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Amy Adams Wikipedia Link
Christian Bale Wikipedia Link
Bradley Cooper Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Most people don't remember the ABSCAM scandal of the late 70's, or if they do, don't really know what it was about. Well, this movie is about how the FBI roped a couple of con artists into conning politicians to reveal how corrupt they are.. and how those con artists then conned the FBI. Lawmen shouldn't play the criminal game - they are just no good at it.
This film is great - not only for the story, but for the fantastic work of the actors. It snaked Oscar nominations in EVERY top category - Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress. And the quality really shows. It will suck you in and you will enjoy the ride. Special shout out to Jennifer Lawrence who just blows you away with her brash and (un)classy character.
A must see.

Summary from IMDB

1978. When Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser meet, there is an instant emotional connection since they can see in the other someone like him/herself in what each wants in life. Both come from humble backgrounds, but are striving for a better life. They embark on a sexual relationship, despite Irving already being married to the brash and uncultured Rosalyn Rosenfeld, who he probably will not divorce for not wanting to leave her son, Danny Rosenfeld, who he has adopted and who he would not want to leave alone with his largely unfit mother. When Irving tells her, Sydney, to his surprise, is not repulsed but rather attracted to the fact that besides his legitimate businesses, he is also a con artist, specifically in loan scams which net him $5,000 per mark. Sydney believes she can help his scams by pretending to be British Lady Edith Greensley who has London banking connections. In doing so, she does indeed vastly improve the scams and their take. However, one of their marks ends up being Richie DiMaso, a low level FBI agent trying to make his mark in the agency, he and his team who pulled a sting on them. Richie knows that Sydney is not a Lady and does not have London banking connections but does believe she is a Brit named Edith Greensley. Richie makes a deal for them to help him nab four additional white collar criminals for their ultimate release without charges. Ultimately, Richie talks them into bigger fish than was originally intended in nabbing politicians and mobsters as the opportunity arises. Their initial target is Camden, New Jersey Mayor Carmine Polito, who is trying to revitalize Atlantic City as a gambling mecca, which requires an influx of investments in the millions. But in getting these offshore investments (which in reality don't exist), the bigger fish include congressmen and senators, who may be taking bribes in this revitalization, and a mobster named Victor Tellegio, the right hand man of Meyer Lansky. Beyond their marks finding out what they're doing which could be especially deadly in Tellegio's case, their collective problems include: Stoddard Thorsen, Richie's immediate supervisor, who denies Richie's expensive requests one after another in completing the sting convincingly; Rosalyn, who has her own self-interest as her primary focus even at the possible expense of Irving's life; and Sydney's relationship with Richie, who she initially seduces to keep him close "just in case", but with who she may really be falling in love.
- Written by Huggo


From the book:

As I Lay Dying BY Faulkner, William

Movie Title: As I Lay Dying

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
James Franco Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Bad Words

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jason Bateman Wikipedia Link
Allison Janey Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A 40 year old guy competes in the National Spelling Bee thanks to a loophole in the rules. Along the way he pisses off parents and kids alike. He pisses off the committee that runs the Bee. He alienates just about everyone. Why is he doing it? Turns out.. revenge, but on who and is it really the way to get it? Along the way he befriends a fellow competitor - a kid - and they have a pretty wild time of it - even hiring a hooker at one point for.. er.. well, things.
I gave this 5 stars but was torn. It is a dark comedy, but a comedy all the same, and I really enjoyed it. So pays yer bets and take yer chances.

Summary from IMDB

Thanks to finding several loopholes that he is able to exploit, 40 year old middle school dropout Guy Trilby is participating in the international Golden Quill spelling bee. For the first time ever, the Bee is being broadcast live on public broadcast TV. While the parents of the Bee are fuming at the management for allowing this to happen, Guy is committing mischief with lots of the contestants while befriending an Indian kid named Chaitanya who is also rising to the top of the Bee. With $50K at stake, and the Bee administration doing their best to shut down Guy, who will ultimately rise to the top and become King Bee? Also, why is Guy doing this? - Written by halo1k


Movie Title: Delivery Man

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
Vince Vaughn Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

What a great little movie. A kind of a schlep discovers that (though the magic of sperm donations) he is the father of 533 children - and they all want to know who he is. At first he tries to dodge this fact, but then begins to look into the lives of these kids (anonymously of course). He winds up caring about them, and even helping a few of them along in life - taking a fatherly interest, you might say). At one point he finds that one of them is severely handicapped, and even then, he tries to be a good person.. introducing this handicapped person to some of the other children (his brothers and sisters) STILL without revealing his identity as the father. Things go bad in his life, but him and a lawyer friend of his WIN the court case to maintain his anonymity. But can he maintain is anonymity and be honest with his girlfriend?
For having a funny premise, and many amusing moments, this film is really touching, and I would (and have) watched it again and again. I highly recommend it.

Summary from IMDB

David Wozniak is a man who is irresponsible and unreliable which doesn't exactly endear him to his family and his girlfriend. And when she tells him that she's pregnant, she tells him, she plans to do it on her own because she can't count on him. One day a lawyer shows up and talks to him about the fact that twenty years ago he was a sperm donor for about a year and his sperm was used to father over 500 children. And now over 100 of them want to know who he is but because he signed a confidentiality agreement, they can't be told who he is. So they are going to court to try to get the confidentiality set aside. His lawyer tells him that they can win this. But when the lawyer who saw him gives him info on the ones who want to see him, he takes a peek at one and decides to go see him and not tell him he's the father. He then goes out and checks out some of his other children and doesn't tell them who he is and connects with them. His lawyer tells him it could jeopardize their case, especially since he can get a big settlement which he can use to pay back some people he borrowed from who "tell" him to pay or else.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Don Jon

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
Julianne Moore Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Too Jon, there are only 5 important things. And the last is his porn. He loves it. He is also a lady killer - a new girl every week - but it is never as good as his porn. Until he meets this one girl.. She is amazing. So hot and sexy; and she will not give in to his sexual desires until she gets some concessions in return. She begins to wrap him around her finger - making him go to night classes and such to improve his prospects. When she discovers his porn habit she freaks and tells him he can't do that no more (it's all very colloquial). He tries.. he really tries.. but he loves his porn. He meets an older woman in one of his classes. And some how, they get to be friendly. He relates to her what is going on, and she understands. Of course sex isn't as good a porn; because with the sex he has been having, he's not really emotionally connected. Then his girlfriend finds out he has STILL been looking at porn, and leaves him. While his new friend and him wind up having some mind blowing sex - better than porn.
In the end Jon realizes that this hot girl was a user - using him to get what she wanted, and that he needs to make a real emotional connection to some on if he wants to find love.
This movie won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it when I first saw it.. and it holds up over time.

Summary from IMDB

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. - Written by SophiaLB


Movie Title: Elysium

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Alice Braga Wikipedia Link
Matt Damon Wikipedia Link
Jodie Foster Wikipedia Link
Sharlto Copley Wikipedia Link
Diego Luna Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Elysium was the greek heaven in mythology. In this movie heaven takes the form of a giant space station where people live in luxury and have all their medical issues treated instantly. Earth is the realm of the poor and down-trodden. Some want to get to Elysium and get medical treatment. Plans are made, but it boils down to luck and timing. The ending is rather interesting as the medical systems on Elysium will only provide services to citizens... so how do those who got there from earth manage to get around that, and what happens when they do? Interesting.

Summary from IMDB

In 2154, the population is divided in two social classes: the wealthy people live in Elysium, a space station with all the resources; the poor people lives in the exhausted Earth. In Los Angeles, the former car thief Max da Costa is on parole and works on an unhealthy factory Armadyne managed by the CEO John Carlyle. He dreams on saving money to travel to Elysium. Meanwhile the Secretary of Defense of Elysium, Delacourt, plots a coup-of-stat against President Patel, with the support of Carlyle. He programs a software that can override Elysium's data system and make any change, including the president's name to Delacourt. Carlyle uploads the software to his brain to increase its protection. Max is exposed to a lethal amount of radiation in Armadyne and has only five more days of life. He seeks out the criminal Spider expecting to travel to Elysium, where he can use a medical chamber called Med-bay that is capable to heal any disease and save his life. Spider tells that if Max steals profitable information, such as bank accounts, from the brain of Carlyle that is on Earth. Max accepts the proposal without knowing the powerful knowledge in Carlyle's brain. When Delacourt learns that the information she needs to become president was stolen from Carlyle brain, she sends the notorious agent Kruger to hunt down Max and recover the software at any cost.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the book:

Ender's Game BY Card, Orson Scott

Movie Title: Ender's Game

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Abigail Breslin Wikipedia Link
Asa Butterfield Wikipedia Link
Viola Davis Wikipedia Link
Harrison Ford Wikipedia Link
Ben Kingsley Wikipedia Link
Hailee Steinfeld Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The twist at the end did not punch you in the gut like it did in the book. With the book you walked around in a daze for days. With the movie you go, "WHHHAAAAATTT????". Not the same impact.

Still and all, the movie is very wall imagined - especially battle school and Ender's cadre who are with him to the end. Excellently done.

Still - Read the book first. You will not regret it.

Summary from IMDB

Ender is a slight fragile teenager with the expanding mind of a genius. His brother, the brute jock, is violent and only sees through strength and brutality. His sister the kind and compassionate one sees only through an affected sense of contact. Ender is a third child in a population overloaded world that is reeling from the previous war with the alien race of insectivorous beings who work and behave like the ants nest, the Formics. Having been brought in to being by loving parents who gained permission for his birth, Ender feels he is not only unwanted but excess baggage to the world. However, his mind is his strength. He is gifted with the ability to become his aggressor and think like his aggressor thus giving him the key to the aggressor as he learns to love them through their frailty - using this to exploit them and thus destroy them. This ability is seen by those old men solidified in their ways, who have no flexibility in their thinking anymore, and exploit Ender to achieve their own ends. But at what cost, and to whom? - Written by BlueEyes001


Movie Title: Europa Report

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sharlto Copley Wikipedia Link
Michael Nyquist Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A group of space explorers from Earth travel to Europa (the moon of Jupiter) to determine if there might be life in the ocean under the ice there. On the way they have communication problems, and after landing they have engine trouble. People die, but something amazing is discovered. The problem is, how to communicate this discovery, and their situation back to Earth. If they can't send their data, then people will have died in vain... and these people are completely dedicated to the mission.
This is a pretty interesting movie that seems to get the science right. I would watch it again.

Summary from IMDB

The astronauts William Xu, Rosa Dasque, Dr. Daniel Luxembourg, Dr. Katya Petrovna, Andrei Blok and James Corrigan travel to the moon of Jupiter known as Europa in the spacecraft Europa One. Their assignment is to investigate the existence of life in Europa, based on the discovery of water in the moon. When they experience communication breakdown, Andrei and Corrigan need to go outside the spacecraft to repair it. However, Corrigan accidentally contaminates his suit with hydrazine and he is left behind in space. When they land, they miss their target and they decide to drill the ice to research. Then Katya collects samples proving the existence of one alien organism from Europa but she has a tragic accident. The survivors decide to return to Earth with their discovery but there is a problem with the engines and they get stranded in Europa. Will they be able to fix the engines and return to Earth with their findings?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Fast & Furious 6

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Michelle Rodriguez Wikipedia Link
Gal Gadot Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Like the title says, Fast (cars) & Furious (people) mix and match. Chases, fights, stunts. Nice if you like action movies.. and who doesn't like a good action movie once in a while.

Summary from IMDB

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
- Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Gangster Squad

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Josh Brolin Wikipedia Link
Ryan Gosling Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Holt McCallany Wikipedia Link
Nick Nolte Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Sean Penn Wikipedia Link
Giovanni Ribisi Wikipedia Link
Emma Stone Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

I don't know how much fact is in this movie, but it has the feel of a historical film, with a lot of added plot. Okay, so the cops set up a squad of guys to take down the gangsters of Los Angeles - but they don't act like cops; arresting people and getting evidence. No, they are fighting fire with fire (or bullets in this case). Along the way the run up against dirty cops, assassins, hot dames, and lots of shooting. Along the way they question the morality of their actions - but a job is a job.

Summary from IMDB

1949 Los Angeles. Boxer turned mobster Mickey Cohen, who had been working in Chicago with some other mobster associates, has moved his operation to Los Angeles. He plans to take control of the city, in the process squeezing out all competition by whatever means, usually by violence. In being able to achieve this, Cohen has many in Los Angeles area authority in his back pocket. LAPD Chief Bill Parker asks Sgt. John O'Mara to assemble and lead an unofficial, off-the-books squad to deal with the Cohen problem. Parker makes this request specifically to O'Mara because of O'Mara's previous handling of some cases associated with Cohen's operations. O'Mara and the squad are not to kill Cohen - which would only lead to someone else taking over - but rather disable all his operations in such a way no other mobster would consider coming in. Although she doesn't much like this assignment, O'Mara's loving and very pregnant wife, Connie, convinces her husband that he needs to recruit others with specialized skills as opposed to clones of himself which was his original thought, her advice all in an effort to make sure he comes home alive as a father at the end of it all. O'Mara will have to control the disparate group he has assembled in working toward their common goal. One issue he will have to deal with is the fact that one of his colleagues, Sgt. Jerry Wooters, who has lost his professional drive, has just embarked on affair with Cohen's girlfriend, Grace Faraday, the two whose lives would be in danger if Cohen ever found out. As O'Mara and his team plow ahead without a clear plan, they may encounter problems in finding out who indeed is in Cohen's back pocket, and as they can't ask for any assistance from anyone outside of the squad as being "unofficial". Nonetheless, they may be able to continue progressing to their end goal as long as Cohen does not know who they are, namely that they are LAPD undercover. If they are ever discovered, it may not only compromise their work, but may place their lives, and that of their loved ones, in mortal danger.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Gravity

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sandra Bullock Wikipedia Link
George Clooney Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

What happens if there is horrific disaster in space, and your re-entry options suddenly become unavailable. Is there anything you can do, other than to die in space? That is the premise of this really well done movie about two astronauts who suddenly find themselves confronted with this problem. Their own craft is toast. Can they use what they have to get to another craft (say, the international space station) and survive? This film is exciting, and plausible to the layman. (Science geeks flipped out over it, however.. so suspend disbelief for a bit, and enjoy)

Summary from IMDB

The crew of the Space Shuttle Explorer is working on the STS-157 mission. Mission Commander Matt Kowalski, medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone - who is on her first ever space mission - and flight engineer Shariff Dasari are on a space walk when they learn from Houston control that an explosion has just occurred at a Russian satellite. Before the crew can do anything about it, the explosion debris comes hurtling toward Explorer, irreparably damaging the shuttle and station, immediately killing all the crew except Kowalski and Stone, and knocking out at least incoming communication with Houston control, although they have no idea if there is outgoing communication. The two are left in a precarious position as Stone is untethered with quickly decreasing oxygen on her person meaning that Kowalski has to retrieve her quickly if she has any chance of survival. Even if he can retrieve her and get her some oxygen, they have the difficult task of trying to get to another satellite with whatever equipment is on hand, and from there ultimately back to Earth. Through the process, they are often on their own without the other leading to an extreme feeling of isolation which leads to individual questions and ultimate decisions about their own mortality and what may be best for the other at the expense of oneself.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Famke Janssen Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Well, the kids from the tale have grown up and are now witch hunters. An excuse for plenty of special effects, but not much in the way of a plot. I did not find this entertaining and would not watch it again.

Summary from IMDB

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff that wants to burn her accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is the responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents.
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Homefront

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kate Bosworth Wikipedia Link
Clancy Brown Wikipedia Link
Izabella Vidovic Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link
Izabella Vidovic Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Someone messes with someone they shouldn't, then they make is worse by messing with his daughter. Ass whooping ensues. Pretty average fair for a Jsson Statham movie.

Summary from IMDB

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands.
- Written by Mujahid Khattak


Movie Title: In A World...

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

"In A World..." is how many older movie previews used to begin. But it went out of fashion. Now, one studio wants to bring it back for their movie preview - and the voice talent in Hollywood goes nuts. They all want to be the voice to bring the iconic phrase back to pictures. Included in the competition are a father and daughter who are competing against each other. How will relations be strained and who will get the job?
This is a well done, quirky little movie that I enjoyed - hence the above average rating - but will probably not be everyone's cup of tea.

Summary from IMDB

An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. A midst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
- Written by Anonymous


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

This Spanish Language comedy is about a man, who is something of a playboy who suddenly finds himself left with a daughter from one of the women he slept with. He goes to Los Angeles to try and find the mother and give the girl back.. but cannot find her. To make ends meet he falls into a job as a stuntman - willing to do any stunt handed to him because (a) he doesn't know any better and (b) he needs to take care of his little girl (and wants her to look up to him). As time goes by, they bond. When the mother comes back looking for custody, he has to fight that - but there is a catch - a medical condition that will affect everyone's life eventually, and there is nothing to be done for it.
If this movie doesn't make you laugh, and cry, then go out and buy a heart

Summary from IMDB

Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie's birth mom shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter - and his best friend.
- Written by Pantaleon Films


Movie Title: Iron Man 3

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Paul Bettany Wikipedia Link
Don Cheadle Wikipedia Link
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
John Favreau Wikipedia Link
Ben Kingsley Wikipedia Link
Gwyneth Paltrow Wikipedia Link
William Sadler Wikipedia Link
Guy Pearce Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

First off, he is not made of IRON. I like the whole Marvel series. I read some of these when I was a kid. The plot in this one is kind of interesting in that you don't learn who the real bad guy is until half way through. And there are some funny bits involving a kid who helps out Tony Stark in his garage (and is suitably rewarded in the end - cool). But this one doesn't really enhance the whole Avengers story line. One - why don't these guys call on each other more. The HULK could have taken down the bad guy in the end with one punch. Oh well. I enjoyed it, but only mark it as average.

Summary from IMDB

In Malibu California, Tony Stark has insomnia and over 72 hours he develops the new prototype MK42 of the Iron Man armature. He also recalls events in 1999, in Bern, Switzerland, when he had one night stand with the genetic scientist Maya Hansen that was researching a regenerative process and made fun of his fan Aldrich Killian on the New Year eve. There are explosions in Los Angeles and the terrorist Mandarin assumes the attempts broadcasting through television. When Tony's bodyguard and friend Happy Hogan is seriously wounded in an explosion, Tony Stark challenges Mandarin and gives his address to him. However, three helicopters attack his mansion and he loses everything but his prototype, and he awakes in the Tennessee. Tony tries to make work the defective prototype and soon he discovers that the event from 1999 is connected to the present terrorist attacks.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Nicholas Hoult Wikipedia Link
Eddie Marsan Wikipedia Link
Ewan McGregor Wikipedia Link
Ian McShane Wikipedia Link
Bill Nighy Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Jack and the Bean Stalk renamed and re-imagined with CGI. Kind of Ho Ho Ho - Hum. Nothing exciting, really, to see here. A little to frightening for kids and not good enough for adults.

Summary from IMDB

Sent to the market by his uncle to sell their horse and buy thatch for their roof, Jack meets the beautiful Princess Isabelle whom he rescues her from ruffians. He returns home only with a handful of beans given to him by a monk who claimed they were sacred but that does little to impress his uncle who tosses them away. In the night the Princess arrives having run off to keep from marrying Roderick who is clearly only interested in becoming king. Soon the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack's house. He soon sets off on an adventure with the king's guards to rescue the princess only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists.
Written by garykmcd


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

An interesting biographical look at one man's service as a butler in the White House. Based on the true life story this film shows what it is like to be a silent witness to history in the making in the most important building in the world (or so we like to think).

Summary from IMDB

Cecil Gaines was a sharecropper's son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for the white family who casually destroyed his. Eventually striking out on his own, Cecil becomes a hotel valet of such efficiency and discreteness in the 1950s that he becomes a butler in the White House itself. There, Cecil would serve numerous US Presidents over the decades as a passive witness of history with the American Civil Rights Movement gaining momentum even as his family has troubles of its own. As his wife, Gloria, struggles with her addictions and his defiant eldest son, Louis, strives for a just world, Cecil must decide whether he should take action in his own way.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Movie Title: Lone Survivor

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link
Taylor Kitsch Wikipedia Link
Ben Foster Wikipedia Link
Eric Bana Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The true story of a mission gone bad when some Seals are discovered by some goatherds above and enemy village in Afghanistan. They could have save themselves by killing a child, but they would not do it, and as a result were attacked and only one survived (with the help of some villagers). These guys gave their lives because they did the right, as opposed to the convenient thing.

Summary from IMDB

In 2005 Afghanistan, Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell, Michael Murphy, Danny Dietz and Matthew "Axe" Axelson deploy on a mission of surveillance and to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Though spotted by goatherds, Luttrell and his team decide not to kill them. But one of the Afghans alerts a group of Taliban fighters to the invaders, and a terrible battle ensues, in which the SEALs find themselves hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.
- Written by Gerry Garcia


Movie Title: Man of Steel

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Amy Adams Wikipedia Link
Henry Cavill Wikipedia Link
Kevin Costner Wikipedia Link
Russell Crowe Wikipedia Link
Laurence Fishburne Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A pretty good (and more realistic) remake of the Superman story - however, half of New York is destroyed in the process of trying to save it, which is interesting. Basically, a bunch of aliens bring their fight to Earth and mankind suffers. I guess Hollywood is doomed to remake this every 10 years or so..

Summary from IMDB

Kal-El, son of Jor-El and Lara is sent to Earth after his home planet Krypton leads to a complete incineration. Now taking the name "Clark Kent", he then discovers his true persona when he is guided to become Superman: A hero committed to protect Earth's fate and the harm that threatens it. However, General Zod, a citizen of Krypton and its military leader looks at Earth's fate differently and decides to use it with a sacrifice for all humans. Superman, with the help of present military and news reporter Lois Lane makes an alliance together to stop Zod from obliterating human existence.


Movie Title: Movie 43

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Halle Berry Wikipedia Link
Bobby Cannavale Wikipedia Link
Richard Gere Wikipedia Link
Terrence Howard Wikipedia Link
Hugh Jackman Wikipedia Link
Greg Kinnear Wikipedia Link
Justin Long Wikipedia Link
Seth MacFarlane Wikipedia Link
Chloë Grace Moretz Wikipedia Link
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
Liev Schreiber Wikipedia Link
Emma Stone Wikipedia Link
Uma Thurman Wikipedia Link
Kate Winslet Wikipedia Link
Tony Shalhoub Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Every now and then Hollywood goes.. a little crazy.. and someone has to make this kind of movie to let off steam. (Like the movie Amazon Women on the Moon) This movie is a series of small bits that are each completely outrageous. Inappropriate. Sexist. Racist. Disgusting. And.. completely funny. There is just no getting around seeing a big star like Hugh Jackman with a pair of testicles on his chin. Or Halle Berry getting a boob job so insanely huge she can barely walk - on a dare. I really can't describe it.. you have to watch it.
As a funny aside, I roped my wife into watching this when the scene started with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet on a date. She thought it was some kind of drama - until the balls were revealed and she sat in stunned silence for a bit then said, "What the hell have you got me watching NOW?"
Worth seeing without the kids. (I mean.. Look at that list of actors!!!!)

Summary from IMDB

Struggling screenwriter Charlie Wessler has managed to get a pitch meeting with studio executive Griffin Schraeder. The many ideas Charlie pitches, each with a shocking twist, include: a woman unable to contain her horror at the unaddressed obvious physical issue with a blind date, one of the most eligible bachelors in town; parents who do whatever needed to make sure their home-schooled teenage son's academic experience is as typical as possible; a man's efforts to accommodate an "if you love me" request from his fiance; a young couple's troubled relationship played out, unknown to them, on the loudspeaker of his workplace, a big box retailer; a corporate managers' meeting to discuss a design flaw with their latest release, the iBabe; Robin, of Batman & Robin, trying to speed date without the interference of his much higher profile partner; two middle-schoolers, on a date at his house, when she experiences her first period in a testosterone-laden environment; the issues around a birthday gift a guy gives to his male roommate; a couple on a blind date who decide to get to the crux of their beings by playing truth or dare; a basketball coach using the "black" elephant in the room to spur on his players; and a woman's relationship with her boyfriend's animated cat, Beezel, and Beezel's fantasy relationship with the boyfriend. As the meeting progresses, Griffin comes to an obvious conclusion about the ideas while also coming to a revelation about the genesis of the meeting itself. He has to figure out how to handle dealing with Charlie in light of these issues and Charlie's reaction to Griffin figuring things out.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Nebraska

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bruce Dern Wikipedia Link
Stacey Keach Wikipedia Link
June Squibb Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

This cantankerous old coot (played to perfection by Bruce Dern) thinks he has won a lottery. He wants to go claim his prize. He won't be stopped or dissuaded by anyone in his family - who know it is just not true. He sets out on his own a few times, so finally his son agrees to take him where he wants to go. Along the way there are memories, arguments, bonding, and funny events. This is a slow comedy - the kind that doesn't make you laugh out loud, but when you leave the theater you think - Now that was kind of funny.
In particular, pay attention to the character Kate Grant (played by June Squibb). She got an Oscar nomination for this part. And she is something else.

Summary from IMDB

The Grants - father Woody, mother Kate, and adult sons Ross and David - live in Billings, Montana. Aged Woody is approaching dementia, although the family likes to think that he solely believes what appears on the surface, Woody's delusions which are exacerbated by a lifetime of heavy drinking. The latest belief that Woody has is that he has won $1 million, which everyone in his family knows is one of those scams for people to purchase magazine subscriptions. As such, Woody, who does not trust the US postal service to mail in his "winning" certificate, is determined to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska, the headquarters of the company, to pick up his $1 million. All he really wants with the money is to buy a new pickup truck - something he's never had and despite the fact that he should no longer be driving - buy an air compressor to replace the one stolen from him decades earlier, and to leave a little legacy to Ross and David. Younger son David, an electronics salesman who has just broken up with his girlfriend and thus needs a distraction, agrees to drive Woody to Lincoln just to humor him, but not before making a stop in Hawthorne, Nebraska - Woody and Kate's hometown - for a family reunion, which will include news anchor Ross and acerbic tongued Catholic Kate in a few days. David does not want Woody to tell anyone in Hawthorne of the "$1 million", but news of such does get out. This news colors Woody and David's interactions with their relatives and old friends and colleagues, including with Woody's old business partner, Ed Pegram. But this time in Hawthorne is also an illuminating one for David, who learns much about Woody and why he is the way he has always been, and about his parent's relationship as it concerns himself and Ross.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Now You See Me

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Michael Caine Wikipedia Link
Jesse Eisenberg Wikipedia Link
Dave Franco Wikipedia Link
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Woody Harrelson Wikipedia Link
Michael Kelly Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A group of magicians pop on the scene - and steel millions of dollars in the process. They magically make money locked in a French bank appear on stage - and they give it to the audience. Is it real magic - sure seems so, until and FBI agent reveals how it was done - and that he is after them. They continue to stage amazing tricks and each time the audience is showered in real money that they are somehow stealing. Why are they doing it? Who is going to benefit? It's a mystery right up to the end (and how of each trick is not revealed... bummer). Quite enjoyable.

Summary from IMDB

Four down-on-their-luck magicians are brought together by an anonymous person who gives them the blueprints to a great illusion. A year later they call themselves the Four Horsemen and the finale of their show is that they will rob a bank. The bank they choose to rob is in France, and they do it. The incident is brought to the attention of the FBI so they assign agent Dylan Rhodes to investigate. Alma Vargas, an Interpol agent comes to help Rhodes which he doesn't like. They now turn to Thaddeus Bradley, a former magician, who now exposes magic as simple trickery. Bradley shows them how they did it but still not enough to give Rhodes grounds to arrest them. So they follow them and they pull another stunt which makes Rhodes think that they're part of a plot to get back at certain people.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Oblivion

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Olga Kurylenko Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

In a world ruined by climate change, the aliens have come to harvest the few remaining resources. Two humans are left alive to patrol a narrow district area for problems (not specifically defined - the renegades perhaps). In any case, one of these humans learns more than he is supposed to about what is really going on (that the aliens are ruining the world, and that he is.. well.. under their control, so to speak). Well, once he learns this, there is not turning back until the aliens are destroyed and mankind gets a pretty slim second chance.

Summary from IMDB

In 2077, the human Jack Harper works with his companion Victoria "Vic" on the surveillance station Tech 49. Jack repairs drones and his memory was erased as part of the security process to stay on Earth, and he knows that Earth is completely depleted after sixty years of war against the alien invaders Scavengers "Scavs". The aliens have destroyed the moon and were defeated by nuclear weapons and the earthlings have moved to Saturn's moon Titan since the planet was completely destroyed. Now Jack has to protect the power stations that use the ocean to supply energy to Titan fixing the drones. He also has recollections of a mysterious woman at the Empire State Building when Earth was habitable. Jack and Vic receive instructions from Sally (Melissa Leo), who is located on the space station Tet, and Vic is anxious to leave Earth in two weeks to join the survivors on Titan. However, Jack has a cabin in a secret place where he likes to stay alone. When the spacecraft Odyssey crashes on Earth, Jack witnesses the drones killing the human crew but he rescues a woman, Julia, who is the woman of his recollections. Julia and Jack recover the flight recorder but they are captured by the Scavengers. Soon they learn that the Scavs are actually a group of humans, who tell Jack that the invasion was a lie. Jack does not believe them, and they release Julia and Jack into the radiation zone to find the truth.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Oldboy

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Josh Brolin Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Elizabeth Olsen Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A very strange movie. A man (not a great guy) finds himself locked up for 20 years in solitary - It looks like a hotel room with a fake picture out the window. Then one day, he is released. He doesn't know who had him. He doesn't know why. He doesn't know anything - but he is going to find out and things are going to get ugly when he does.
An interesting premise and an interesting conclusion.

Summary from IMDB

In 1993, the alcoholic Joseph "Joe" Doucett is a loathed man with basically one only friend, Chucky, who owns a bar. The neglects his three year-old daughter Mia and is estranged of his ex-wife Donna. Out of the blue, Joe is kidnapped and locked alone in a room for twenty years. Along the years, he learns that Donna was brutally murdered and he was accused of the crime and Mia was adopted and raised by a family. Unexpectedly he is released without knowing who arrested him and why. He meets the humanitarian social assistant Marie Sebastian and his old friend Chucky and together they try to find the identity of his kidnapper.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Olympus Has Fallen

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Gerard Butler Wikipedia Link
Aaron Eckhart Wikipedia Link
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A not bad story of how the White House could be taken over. I'm sure the film-makers over looked some things, but all in all, this was not bad. Exciting and believable.

Summary from IMDB

Mike Banning is a Secret Service Agent who is assigned to the President and is close to him and his family. When there's a situation wherein the President and the First Lady's life is endangered and Mike can only save one of them, he saves the President. As a result the President has Mike reassigned to a desk job. A few years later, Mike wants to come back but the President though not holding a grudge is not ready to have him back. The President has a delegation from South Korea visiting. Shortly after they arrive a plane shows up and when it's told to land it refuses and when aircraft comes to it, it shoots it down. Eventually it crashes at the White House, that's when some people in the crowd pull guns and shoot the secret service agents. Then the Secret Service gets the President into a bunker. Mike who sees what's happening from his office goes there and starts shooting at the shooters. Later in the bunker, some of the people from the delegation pull out guns and shoot all the Secret Service agents. And outside all the Secret Service agents are killed and the shooters take over the White House. Eventually they call the Pentagon where the Speaker of the House is now in charge and the leader in the bunker makes his demands. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs tells the Speaker they can't give in but to prove he's serious he kills someone and will continue to do so till they give in. But what can they do. Mike, who's in the White House, eventually gets a special cellphone and calls them. He tries to do what he can first by locating the President's son and getting him out. He then goes to save the President.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tony Cox Wikipedia Link
James Franco Wikipedia Link
Mila Kunis Wikipedia Link
Rachel Weisz Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A really good telling of the story of how the wizard arrived in OZ. How the wicked witches were created and more information about the land of OZ - including the ceramic people who were in the book but not in the original movie. Oh, and flying monkeys... can't forget flying monkeys.

Summary from IMDB

In 1905, in Kansas, the small-time circus magician Oscar "Oz" Diggs is a weak, greedy, selfish and womanizer conman without character. He gives music boxes to the women that he seduces, and when a strong artist finds that his wife has a box in her belongings, he chases Oz through the circus. Oz flees in a balloon, but a tornado strikes his balloon and he lands on the Land of Oz. Oscar meets the gorgeous Theodora and she believes that he is the powerful magician from an ancient prophecy that will release her land from the Wicked Witch. Theodora tells that her sister and she are good witches, but the Wicked Witch had killed the king. Now the people are waiting for the magician to be their new king after defeating the witch. Theodora is seduced by Oz and brings him to the City of Emerald. When he sees the king's treasure, he decides to seek out the Wicked Witch and destroy her magic wand to get rid off her and become the king. Oz meets Glinda, who is supposed to be the Wicked witch, and soon he learns that Theodora's sister Evanora is the evil one indeed. Meanwhile Evanora lures he sister that is jealous and uses a spell to turn her into a wicked witch. Oscar learns that he is the only hope for the inhabitants of Oz that believe that he is a powerful magician and his only chance to defeat Evanora and Theodora is using illusion since he has no magic power.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Pacific Rim

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

It doesn't get much worse than this. I guess they were trying to cash in on the whole Godzilla mythos, but failed horribly. Yeah you have giant creatures that stomp cities. So what does man do. Make giant robots to have fist fights with them.. oh and the robots need 2 operators who's brains have to get connected electronically - seems like a design flaw right there. This whole film is just dumb.

Summary from IMDB

When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
by Del Torro


Movie Title: Parker

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bobby Cannavale Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lopez Wikipedia Link
Nick Nolte Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

I don't know what it is about Jason Statham movies. I mean, they are always about average, but I like watching them. So don't take my word for this. This movie could be a remake of the Mel Gibson film "Porter". A thief with a code is ripped off, and goes after the ones who ripped him off and tried to kill him. Standard Jason Statham fare.

Summary from IMDB

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him--he is still alive--and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, they contact the mobster to take care of him. So the mobster sends a killer to take care of him. And Leslie also finds herself intrigued with him so she follows him.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Nathan Fillion Wikipedia Link
Logan Lerman Wikipedia Link
Ron Perlman Wikipedia Link
Missi Pyle Wikipedia Link
Craig Robinson Wikipedia Link
Octavia Spencer Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The premise - that the greek gods still live among use and are still god-like was interesting in the first movie, but this follow up is not worth it. Only mildly interesting.

Summary from IMDB

The Camp Half-Blood is protected by Thalia, a daughter of Zeus that sacrificed her life to save the young Annabeth, Grover and Luke from an attack of Cyclops and was transformed by her father in a magical tree. Out of the blue, Percy Jackson is visited by his unknown half-brother Cyclops Tyson and they discover that Thalia was poisoned and is dying. Then the camp is attacked by a Colchis Bull but it is vanquished by Percy. Soon he learns that Luke is the one that has poisoned the magical tree. Annabeth discovers the mystic Golden Fleece is capable to heal Thalia and save their camp. But Mr. D assigns the winner demigod Clarisse to the quest of retrieving the magic fleece. However Percy Jackson, Annabeth, Grover and Tyson decide to follow an ancient prophecy and they go to the dangerous journey to the Sea of Monsters to recover the Golden Fleece from Luke that wants to revive the evil Kronos to destroy the Olympus.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: R.I.P.D.

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Bacon Wikipedia Link
Jeff Bridges Wikipedia Link
Mary-Louise Parker Wikipedia Link
Ryan Reynolds Wikipedia Link
James Hong Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Well, apparently there is a police department after you are dead, and they police bad souls that try to get back to Earth. Dumb. This movie is dumb. Okay, dumb can be a little funny, but this is not funny enough to be worth the time.

Summary from IMDB

In Boston, the dirty cop Nick hides gold that he has stolen from drug-dealers with his partner Hayes in the backyard of his house. However, on the next morning, Nick tells Hayes that he will deliver the evidence to the police since he loves his wife Julia and he could not face her acting that way. Nick and Hayes are assigned to a raid against a dangerous gang and unexpectedly Hayes kills Nick. Nick is drawn by a tunnel and based on his previous experience in the police department, he is assigned in the afterlife by the Proctor to join the Rest in Peace Department that protects the living world from the undead and work with the old-fashioned agent Roy. Roy and Nick accidentally find that Hayes in plotting a scheme to revert the sense of the tunnel to the afterlife and bring the Apocalypse to Earth.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Red 2

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Anthony Hopkins Wikipedia Link
John Malkovich Wikipedia Link
Neal McDonough Wikipedia Link
Helen Mirren Wikipedia Link
Mary-Louise Parker Wikipedia Link
David Thewlis Wikipedia Link
Bruce Willis Wikipedia Link
Catherine Zeta-Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

RED means - Retired. Extremely Dangerous. This small group of retired CIA (et al) operatives undertake a mission to retrieve a nuclear weapon that is hidden somewhere in Russia. Well, as in the first movie, these folks prove themselves still Extremely Dangerous - and capable (even with an over-enthusiatic girlfriend tagging along). There are LOTS of funny moments in this film - in fact, once you get to know the characters your realize this is mostly a comedy rather than espionage film.
A fantastic cast. Good character chemistry. A tongue in cheek attitude. An interesting story line. All make this a good film to watch (but be sure to see the first one before you see this one so you will know where these characters come from...)

Summary from IMDB

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Riddick

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Dave Bautista Wikipedia Link
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Karl Urban Wikipedia Link
Bokeem Woodbine Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I like the Riddick character, though I have never read any of the fiction that goes with it. Riddick is a human-like alien known as a Furion. In this movie he find himself on a planet with a very nasty form of life that comes alive when the annual rains hit. To get off the planet, Riddick sends a message saying "Here I am!!" to the universe, knowing there is a price on his head and that bounty hunters will show up looking for him. His plan - steal their ship and get off the planet before the predators awaken. And that doesn't work, so now he has to survive both and still get off the planet.
See this if you like the Riddick character or are a Vin Diesel fan.

Summary from IMDB

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
- Written by Universal Pictures


From the book:

Romeo & Juliet BY Shakespeare, William

Movie Title: Romeo & Juliet

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Douglas Booth Wikipedia Link
Damian Lewis Wikipedia Link
Hailee Steinfeld Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

In the city of Verona, two families have a prolonged and ancient feud. The Montagues and the Capulets co-exist under the stern eye of the Prince, but the hatred between the families threatens all, in particular the children. The young men of both families are hot-blooded and ready to fight at any provocation, despite the Prince's edict against such fights. But when young Romeo, a Montague, first sets eyes on the virginal Capulet daughter Juliet, no enmity between families can prevent his falling in love with her, and her with him. From this risk-laden romance comes both joy and tragedy for all.
Written by Jim Beaver


Movie Title: Rush

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Daniel Brühl Wikipedia Link
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Olivia Wilde Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is a really fascinating and true story about a racing rivalry where 2 races, at first adversaries, came to respect each other - though, each still wanted to win. They only tested themselves against each other. No one else really mattered.
This dynamic is well explored in this film I recommend it.

Summary from IMDB

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die.
- Written by P. Morgan


Movie Title: Saving Mr. Banks

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Collin Farrell Wikipedia Link
Paul Giamatti Wikipedia Link
Tom Hanks Wikipedia Link
Emma Thompson Wikipedia Link
Bradley Whitford Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is the true story of how Walt Disney made the movie Mary Poppins. It is also the story of P.L. Travers the author of Mary Poppins and the hard lessons she learned in life that show through in the Mary Poppins story. She has a very very hard time giving away control of her creation to Disney. They lock horns many times, but in the end, she comes to the realization that perhaps she can let go, of her story, and of her feelings from the past.
This movie might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it immensely for the human story it told. Thumbs Up.

Summary from IMDB

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins (1964), he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers ... Written by Walt Disney Pictures


Movie Title: Side Effects

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jude Law Wikipedia Link
Rooney Mara Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link
Catherine Zeta-Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

What at first seems like a drug testing problem turns into a murder mystery/conspiracy based on the potential side effects from a new drug. When the twist hits you will be stunned. Big Thumbs up on this psychological thriller.

Summary from IMDB

In New York, the insider trader Martin Taylor is released after four years in prison and his mother and his wife Emily Taylor welcome him. Unexpectedly Emily is depressed and tries to commit suicide, hitting her car against the wall in the garage. Emily goes to the hospital and the psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Banks treats her and she decides to be her client. Dr. Banks consults her former psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Siebert and she suggests that Dr. Banks uses the new drug Ablixa in Emily's treatment. Emily tries to commit suicide again, but she returns to a normal life with Martin and occasionally has sleepwalking episodes. One day, Emily stabs her husband to death while sleepwalking and she is sent to trial. She is declared non-guilty but is forced to go to a psychiatric facility and Dr. Banks is responsible to periodically evaluate her mental condition. Dr. Banks has his career destroyed with the negative publicity and also his marriage with the unemployed financial consultant Dierdre Banks after receiving anonymous photos of Emily with him. He decides to investigate the case to clear his name and discovers that Emily faked her suicide attempts. His further investigation discloses an evil scheme in the stock market.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Snitch

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jon Bernthal Wikipedia Link
Benjamin Bratt Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Barry Pepper Wikipedia Link
Susan Sarandon Wikipedia Link
Michael Kenneth Williams Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

So, this trucker's son gets in trouble for dealing drugs. The man will do anything to get his son off including going undercover and snitching on the drug dealers. Because he is a trucker he has the means to move product for the gang, and they take him in. Chaos ensues. Crashes. Shootings. Chases. Kine of ho-hum.

Summary from IMDB

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Movie Title: Snowpiercer

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Ed Harris Wikipedia Link
John Hurt Wikipedia Link
Octavia Spencer Wikipedia Link
Tilda Swinton Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Talk about strange - The entire human race is living on ONE TRAIN. And that train, the Snowpierce, is traveling around the world, and cannot stop, ever. In the back of the train are the poor - so poor and hungry that they sometime cut off limbs to keep from starving. They decide to have a revolution and head for the front of the train... having to fight the whole way. But what will they find along the way? What will they learn? And once they make it to the front of the train, what then? Will the truth be something they can live with, or have they been manipulated into revolution? And where do the missing children go? The truth is stranger than you can imagine.

Summary from IMDB

The nations release the substance CW-7 with the intention of controlling the global warning, but accidentally it results in another Ice Age destroying Earth. The only survivors live in the train Snowpiercer which is driven by a perpetual motion engine created by the millionaire Wilford that lives in the engine part. In 2031, after seventeen years, there is a fight of classes inside the train since the oppressed lower class lives in dreadful conditions in the last wagons of the train while the elite lives in the front wagons. The lower class is fed with protein bars only; they are oppressed and punished by Minister Mason and her brutal guards; and their children are taken every now and then when they reach a certain height. The leaders Gilliam, Curtis Everett and Edgar are plotting a scheme to reach the engine and talk to Wilford about their conditions using the addicted security engineer Namgoong Minsoo and his clairvoyant daughter Yona that are imprisoned to open the locked doors. When the son of Tanya, Timmy, is captured by Mason, they decide to execute their plan. There are many casualties and soon Curtis discovers that they have been manipulated by Wilford to balance the resources in the train, and why the magnate keeps the lower class alive.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Stalingrad

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

This Russian movie tracks the lives of a few soldiers during World War II as the German's attempt to take the city of Stalingrad. They fight building to building is one of the most horrific battles of the war. During this time, they try to save the lives of innocents and bond with one girl who grows up, and years later is found contributing to the relief efforts after the Japanese earthquake. It is there that she tells the story of her 5 fathers - the soldiers who saved her.

Summary from IMDB

The plot is based on "a dramatic love story against the backdrop of a grand battle". The action takes place in 1942 when the German troops occupied the bank of the Volga river. Having failed while attempting to cross the Volga and launch a counter-offensive on the German army, the Soviet troops were forced to retreat. However, a few soldiers managed to get to the shore of the enemy. They remain in the minority, and hide in a coastal house, where they met a girl. The Germans occupied her home, and she did not have time to leave the front line. Against the backdrop of the most bloody battle in the mankind history develops a love story, and from that moment the soldiers have to protect this girl at any cost.
- Written by Ekaterina Rybakova


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Benedict Cumberbatch Wikipedia Link
Bruce Greenwood Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link
Chris Pine Wikipedia Link
Zoe Saldana Wikipedia Link
Karl Urban Wikipedia Link
Peter Weller Wikipedia Link
Anton Yelchin Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

In the new re-booted (brilliantly rebooted) Star Trek universe, it is not Kirk who comes across Khan, but someone else, and Khan is still not happy. Kirk and crew are left to deal with not only Khan, but a megalomaniacal star fleet officer who thinks he can use Khan to his own purposes.
If none of this means anything to you, that's okay. It means something to the people who know Star Trek, and they are the only ones who will love this movie like I do.

Summary from IMDB

The latest mission of the USS Enterprise takes them deep into space to rescue an endangered species from an active volcano. However, once again Captain Kirk's reckless behavior compromises the mission and nearly gets him booted from Starfleet. Turning back to his mentor Admiral Pike, Kirk is demoted to a cadet and has to start over. But when an evil force attacks Starfleet HQ and kills Admiral Pike in the process, Kirk takes command and takes the Enterprise deep into the "forbidden zone" and the Klingon homeworld. While forces between Starfleet and the Klingon army are hostile enough, it isn't helping that a Starfleet traitor is manipulating the two sides into a possible war. Will Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew stop the war before it's too late? And what awaits the crew of the USS Enterprise on their forthcoming five year mission?
- Written by halo1k


Movie Title: The Butler

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Mariah Carey Wikipedia Link
John Cusack Wikipedia Link
Jane Fonda Wikipedia Link
Cuba Gooding Jr. Wikipedia Link
Terrence Howard Wikipedia Link
James Marsden Wikipedia Link
Vanessa Redgrave Wikipedia Link
Liev Schreiber Wikipedia Link
Forest Whitaker Wikipedia Link
Robin Williams Wikipedia Link
Oprah Winfrey Wikipedia Link
Alan Rickman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An interesting true biography of a man who served as a butler in the White House for many years. He was a silent witness to history in the making.. seeing it at the top of power and from the view point of his own family. It is interesting to see how the White House staff lives and works.

Summary from IMDB

Cecil Gaines was a sharecropper's son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for the white family who casually destroyed his. Eventually striking out on his own, Cecil becomes a hotel valet of such efficiency and discreteness in the 1950s that he becomes a butler in the White House itself. There, Cecil would serve numerous US Presidents over the decades as a passive witness of history with the American Civil Rights Movement gaining momentum even as his family has troubles of its own. As his wife, Gloria, struggles with her addictions and his defiant eldest son, Louis, strives for a just world, Cecil must decide whether he should take action in his own way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Christian Bale Wikipedia Link
Michael Caine Wikipedia Link
Morgan Freeman Wikipedia Link
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wikipedia Link
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link
Anne Hathaway Wikipedia Link
Matthew Modine Wikipedia Link
Gary Oldman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Batman is forced to return to Gotham City when a new menace arises in the form of a criminal who wants nothing but anarchy. His is not motivated by greed. He doesn't want money or power. He just wants those in power not to have it anymore. Making him unpredictable and dangerous. Not a bad Batman Movie... doing well with this phase of the franchise.

Summary from IMDB

8 years after the events of The Dark Knight find Gotham at a time of peace. This is due to Batman taking the fall for Harvey Dent's murder. However, a new evil force named Bane has arrived in Gotham and aims to take over the city and expose the truth behind who Harvey Dent really was. Now that Wayne Manor has been completely rebuilt - Bruce Wayne has become almost reclusive, rarely leaving the estate. And with Bane taking over the city by force, it forces Batman to come out of retirement. But his allies are few and far apart. An elusive jewel thief by the name of Selina Kyle could be the key to stopping Bane - but whose side is she on?
- Written by halo1k


Movie Title: The Expendables 3

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Antonio Banderas Wikipedia Link
Harrison Ford Wikipedia Link
Mel Gibson Wikipedia Link
Jet Li Wikipedia Link
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wikipedia Link
Wesley Snipes Wikipedia Link
Sylvester Stallone Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link
Kelsey Grammer Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The only reason for this movie to exist is to give jobs to out of work action stars and provide lots of work to stuntmen and explosives experts. Chases, shoot-em-ups, fights. That's pretty much all it is. Don't care about the characters or their problems.. lets blow some stuff up.

Summary from IMDB

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet.
Written by Liongates


Movie Title: The Family

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tommy Lee Jones Wikipedia Link
Robert De Niro Wikipedia Link
Michelle Pfeiffer Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Robert De Niro is father of a family. He is also a mob snitch under witness protection in France. The whole family simply can't be very discreet and so their handler ends up moving them again and again - changing their names and history every time. To no avail. Eventually the mob finds out where they are and all hell breaks loose. However - since the whole family is like their dad, they know how to handle s**t when it happens - and not very subtly.
A very dark comedy - but worth watching.

Summary from IMDB

In New York, mobster Giovanni Manzoni makes a deal with FBI agent Robert Stansfield and snitches on his mafia family. In return, Giovanni is included in the witness protection program and receives a new identity, Fred Blake. Giovanni, together with his wife Maggie and their teenager children Belle and Warren, are relocated to the small town Cholong-sur-Avres, in Normandy, under the protection of Stansfield and two other agents. Meanwhile the mafia offers a 20 million-dollar reward to the killer that executes Giovanni and his family. Soon the Blake family uses the mafia methods to improve their lives in the town. But when the mafia accidentally discovers the whereabouts of the Manzoni family, Cholong becomes a no man's land.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the book:

The Great Gatsby BY Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Movie Title: The Great Gatsby

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Leonardo DiCaprio Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. - Written by Anonymous

New York,1929. Bond-seller Nick Carraway, in a sanitarium for depression and alcoholism, is persuaded by his doctor to write a therapeutic account of what put him there. Nick's journal describes how,seven years earlier, he had moved to a tiny house on Long Island adjoining the sumptuous mansion owned by enigmatic neighbor, the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby. After attending one of Gatsby's legendary parties Nick is asked by Gatsby to arrange a meeting with his cousin, Daisy, now married to the brutish and philandering Tom Buchanan, who was Gatsby's true love, prior to war service. As Nick complies he comes to see that Gatsby, once a poor boy, has recreated himself as a fascinating millionaire purely to win Daisy back but the events of a drunken afternoon conspire to bring about an ending which is anything but happy.
- Written by don @ minifie-1


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Justin Bartha Wikipedia Link
Bradley Cooper Wikipedia Link
Zack Galifianakis Wikipedia Link
John Goodman Wikipedia Link
Heather Graham Wikipedia Link
Ken Jeong Wikipedia Link
Melissa McCarthy Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Tambor Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Enough already.. Same basic plot as the first two movies.. there is a wedding, and someone has gone missing after a heavy duty night out on the town. Can the Wolf Pack find the missing person (who is missing a finger, apparently) and save the day for the wedding? Mildly amusing for a comedy.

Summary from IMDB

The further (mis)adventures of the Wolfpack. It begins when Alan's outlandish behavior drives his father to death (literally). And he doesn't appreciate the gravity of the whole thing. So his family decides to send him to a place in Arizona where he can get help. So they ask his friends, Phil and Stu to be there when they tell him and convince him to go. So Phil, Stu, Doug and Alan drive to Arizona. On the way, they're forced off the road and abducted. The man who abducted them tells them that he grabbed them because he wants them to bring to him, their frenemy, Mr. Chow. It seems that Chow has gone underground and no one knows where he is. But it appears that he and Alan correspond with each other. So the man takes Doug and tells them to find Chow and bring him to him. Eventually he contacts Alan and they go to get him but he knows what they are doing. So he agrees to let them bring him to the man but first they need to break into the house to get something Chow needs to appease the man. But he double crosses them and they end up in jail.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Cate Blanchett Wikipedia Link
Orlando Bloom Wikipedia Link
Benedict Cumberbatch Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Martin Freeman Wikipedia Link
Evangeline Lilly Wikipedia Link
Ian McKellan Wikipedia Link
Stephen Fry Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Another great film in the Tolkein franchise - 2nd in The Hobbit series (which should have only been two films). The story moves along a bit, but here we finally get to fight the dragon. And a terrible fight it is. Smaug is impossible to defeat.

Summary from IMDB

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?
- Written by Otaku-sempai


Movie Title: The Host

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
William Hurt Wikipedia Link
Diane Kruger Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

What do you know, a SciFi film that is actually a "chick-flick"!!! And it really worked well. So, apparently these aliens come to Earth and can inhabit our bodies - which leaves a body with 2 personalities inside of it. Well, it happens to this one girl, but for some reason, the alien within manages to get along with humans, and actually falls in love with one. But the body the alien is in already had a boyfriend. So what happens is, the alien and the original person take turns controling the body so they BOTH can have the lover they want. Needless to say with our stupidly monogamous expectations this puts a strain on things. So, what is to be done? Nobody is really comfortable with the idea of a shared body, but... well, see the movie and see if they can work it out.
And take your girl-friend/wife.. they WILL enjoy it (even if they are like mine and say they don't like SciFi)

Summary from IMDB

A race of non-corporeal, parasitic aliens who go from planet to planet looking for hosts have come to Earth and basically taken over the human race. It's believed that, once inside a body, all memories of the host human are gone. Some few free humans remain hidden from them, forming a resistance group. When an alien Seeker captures a girl named Melanie and puts a Wanderer in her body, she hopes to find out where the remaining humans are gathered, but Melanie, a strong fighter able to converse with the alien in her commandeered body, convinces the Wanderer to say nothing. Disappointed by the lack of progress (though suspecting an empathy for the human), the Seeker informs the Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host while she herself will enter Melanie. With human lives at risk, Melanie convinces Wanderer to run away and hide out with the humans, but finding them doesn't mean they'll allow an alien presence among them. Jared (Melanie's boyfriend) wants her dead, but Jeb (Melanie's uncle) wants to wait, and Ian, tasked with guarding her, finds himself siding with Jeb. As Ian begins to fall for Melanie, a strange love triangle develops, with Ian wanting Wanderer (inhabiting Melanie's body), Jared wanting Melanie (imprisoned inside her own body), and no one knowing any way to separate the two without killing both.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / edited and revised by statmanjeff


Movie Title: The Lone Ranger

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helena Bonham Carter Wikipedia Link
Johnny Depp Wikipedia Link
William Fichtner Wikipedia Link
Armie Hammer Wikipedia Link
Tom Wilkinson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Not sure if this was supposed to be a western or a comedy. Too much camp in here to make it a serious western ("Something is seriously wrong with that horse.") But there are enough enjoyable moments in this film to make it a fun watch. Johnny Depp is very interesting as Tonto - the Lone Ranger's Indian companion - like a native American Jack Sparrow. This performance is worth watching.

Summary from IMDB

In 1933, in San Francisco, a boy visits the Wild West in a sideshow and meets an elderly Tonto in a chamber and the Comanche tells the story of The Lone Ranger to him. In 1869, the idealistic prosecutor John Reid returns by train to his hometown Colby. In the same train, it is traveling the criminal Butch Cavendish that will be judged for his crimes and hanged in the town due to a request of Latham Cole, who represents the railroad company. However, Butch escapes and John rides with his brother Dan Reid and six other Texas Rangers to capture him. However, the rangers are ambushed and killed by the notorious outlaw and his gang and only John survives. He teams up with Tonto to bring Butch Cavendish to justice in a dangerous journey of discoveries.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Shirley MacLaine Wikipedia Link
Sean Penn Wikipedia Link
Ben Stiller Wikipedia Link
Kristen Wiig Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Let's face it - who hasn't fantisized about being someone greater. Well, Walter Mitty does, and then circumstances arise that call him to live those dreams. He has one final job to do at his newspaper and it takes him on an adventure around the world, and back home. During the adventure he does things he only ever imagined himself doing and finds out.. he really can be that guy he imagined.
A really enjoyable re-make. I'd watch it again.

Summary from IMDB

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean and finds a clue that he might be in Greenland. He decides to travel to Greenland to track Sean down in the beginning of an unbelievable adventure.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jon Bernthal Wikipedia Link
Leonardo DiCaprio Wikipedia Link
John Favreau Wikipedia Link
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Matthew McConaughey Wikipedia Link
Margot Robbie Wikipedia Link
Kyle Chandler Wikipedia Link
Edward Hermann Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The TRUE story of Jordan Belfort - a man who went from penny stock trading to become a multi-millionaire on Wall Street, and then convicted of fraud. His rise is insane. His life style is insane. His money is insane. And all the people around him are, you guessed it, insane. Some of this insanity is hilarious. Some is tragic. And the really crazy thing is.. it is all completely believable in the times before the big crash - and since no one really got punished for that - it is believable today!!!

Summary from IMDB

In the early 1990s, Jordan Belfort teamed with his partner Donny Azoff and started brokerage firm Stratford-Oakmont. Their company quickly grows from a staff of 20 to a staff of more than 250 and their status in the trading community and Wall Street grows exponentially. So much that companies file their initial public offerings through them. As their status grows, so do the amount of substances they abuse, and so do their lies. They draw attention like no other, throwing lavish parties for their staff when they hit the jackpot on high trades. That ultimately leads to Belfort featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, being called "The Wolf Of Wall St.". With the FBI onto Belfort's trading schemes, he devises new ways to cover his tracks and watch his fortune grow. Belfort ultimately comes up with a scheme to stash their cash in a European bank. But with the FBI watching him like a hawk, how long will Belfort and Azoff be able to maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles? - Written by halo1k


Movie Title: The Wolverine

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Hugh Jackman Wikipedia Link
Will Yun Lee Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The Wolverine (one of the X-Men) is conned into helping someone who simply wants to gain his powers for himself. It takes a while for Wolverine to tumble to what is going on, but when he does, there is a show-down.

Summary from IMDB

Logan has become a hermit, living in the woods alone and haunted by nightmares with Jean Grey. One day, the Japanese girl Yukio, who is skilled with a samurai sword, visits Logan and tells that her grandfather, the powerful businessman Yashida, is dying and wants to see him for the last time before dying. Yashida was a Japanese soldier that Logan saved the life of in Nagasaki in the World War II. Logan travels Japan with Yukio and the moribund Yashida offers mortality to Logan, transferring his gift to him, but Logan does not accept the offer. While sleeping, Logan has a weird dream with Yashida's doctor Viper and soon Yashida dies. Logan stays for the funeral and the Yakuza tries to abduct Yashida's granddaughter Mariko during the ceremony. Logan saves and flees with Mariko, but he is shot and does not heal the wounds. Logan protects Mariko and tries to find what has happened to him.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The World's End

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Pierce Brosnan Wikipedia Link
Martin Freeman Wikipedia Link
Nick Frost Wikipedia Link
Bill Nighy Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link
Rosamund Pike Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

If you don't like Simon Peggs kind of humor then this won't appeal to you. But if you do, then his manic character in this movie is pretty looney. "The World's End" is the name of a pub in a small town where Pegg (KING) and some friends grew up. Feeling like he is losing his youth he gets his friends together for one last pub crawl... 7 pubs, ending at The World's End. They failed in their youth, but they are going for it again.
Oh.. and the town has been taken over by robots that look like people they know. Yeah.. kind of a plot twist there. So, the movie boils down this: Can they survive the robots and still hit all the pubs arriving for final drinks at The World's End. And will it be the World's End?

Summary from IMDB

Gary King is determined to reunite his friends from his youth in an attempt to recreate an epic pub crawl from 20 years ago. Their target: "The Golden Mile" in their town of Lechtworth, New Haven. Their plan: five friends, twelve pubs, twelve pints, a few random shots, maybe some action with the ladies. Their first attempt failed miserably as they failed to make it to The World's End with the entire crew intact. This time around, they're older, wiser, and ready to get drunk - that is except for Gary's friend Andrew, who has gone sober. Starting with the The First Post, they realize the town may have changed, and they as individuals have changed, but there's something fishy about the town - the main factor is that the residents don't seem to quite recall the events of that epic night. As they hit the next bars on their list - The Old Familiar, The Famous Cock, The Trusty Servant, The King's Head, and so on, they discover that there's something really unusual about the citizens that now inhabit the town, and as they hit each pub, another piece of the conspiracy unravels. However, Gary is determined to make it to the Worlds' End if it winds up killing his whole group, and most of humanity in the process. But does the fate of mankind rest in his hands?
- Written by halo1k


Movie Title: This Is the End

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Michael Cera Wikipedia Link
James Franco Wikipedia Link
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Seth Rogen Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link
Emma Watson Wikipedia Link
Craig Robinson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A very, very, very, tongue in cheek view of what the Christian Apocalypse might look like - from the point of view of a bunch of over-privileged Hollywood stars who just want to party. The party is at James Franco's house, and the cast is everyone you know from comedy. This movie contains stupid jokes, slap-stick jokes, rape jokes, masturbation jokes, you name it, this movie has it. All in all pretty darn funny, if this is your bag of tea. I would watch it again.

Summary from IMDB

All Jay Baruchel expected coming to LA was a fun time with Seth Rogen with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at James Franco's housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Anthony Hopkins Wikipedia Link
Natalie Portman Wikipedia Link
Rene Russo Wikipedia Link
Stellan Skarsgård Wikipedia Link
Benicio Del Toro Wikipedia Link
Alice Krige Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Once again.. why not call in some of the other Avengers when you have a world threatening problem. Who knows? So the world is in peril and Thor must save the day - with the help of his mortal girlfriend. (They must be gossiping back home.) Average

Summary from IMDB

Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to find out what happened to her. When the energy is released again, they discover that when Jane disappeared, she crossed paths with the Aether and it entered her. Malekith, upon sensing that the time to strike is now, seeks out the Aether. He attacks Asgard and Thor's mother Frigga is killed protecting Jane. Odin wants to keep Jane on Asgard so that Malekith will come. Thor disagrees with his plan, so with his cohorts, he decides to take Jane away. He enlists the aid of his brother, Loki. Unfortunately, Loki's motivations remain unknown.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kate Beckinsale Wikipedia Link
Michael Ealy Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The last in the Underworld franchise which has featured the war between vampires and werewolves that is going on all around us. This sticks to the gritty, sexy, slick look of the previous films and is just as violent and intriguing. This one leaves a huge door open for a sequel, but I've heard nothing about it.

Summary from IMDB

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Rotten Tomatoes Entry
Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Adam Driver Wikipedia Link
Zoe Kazan Wikipedia Link
Megan Park Wikipedia Link
Daniel Radcliffe Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A kind of confused romantic comedy (confused is right. This movie has 2 titles and 2 different release years) in which a man falls for a girl who plants him firmly in the friend zone. Typical romantic comedy fare with one wondering about the other.. then one being in love while the other is not and switching places.. etc. The usual. Date night fare.

Summary from IMDB

WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?
- Written by CBS Films


Movie Title: White House Down

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jason Clarke Wikipedia Link
Jamie Fox Wikipedia Link
Maggie Gyllenhaal Wikipedia Link
Richard Jenkins Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link
James Woods Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Another "lets take over the White House" movie in the same year as "Olympus Has Fallen". Not sure how this kind of thing happens in Hollywood, but so it goes. This one is a little like Die Hard in that a cop finds himself pulled into something he is just not a part of and ends up saving the day.. or most of it. (The Nakatomi building did get blown up, after all.)

Summary from IMDB

John Cale is a policeman and former serviceman who wants to be a Secret Service Agent cause he hope it can bring him and his estranged daughter together because she is a big fan of the President. When he goes for his interview, he brings his daughter along. But the person who interviews him, knows him and tells him he just lacks some of the requirements needed to be an agent. So he goes to get his daughter to leave but when someone asks them if they want to go on a tour of the White House she accepts. Later there's an explosion and some of the men working kills the security and goes to the armory to get the weapons. And they proceed to take over the White House. When the President hears what's going on, the Secret Service man in charges decides to take him to the bunker but when they get there, he kills everybody and points a gun at the President. Cale is being held in a room by some men with guns. His daughter stepped out to go to the bathroom. Cale then gets away to find her. But he hears what's going on in the bunker and saves the President and takes him away the Secret Service man tells the others to get the President alive cause they need him to carry out their plans. Cale tries to get the President out but he must also save his daughter.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: World War Z

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2013

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Brad Pitt Wikipedia Link
Ruth Negga Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A REALLY good look at one zombie apocalypse story, told from the veiwpoint of a CDC scientist who is trying to track down the origin of the infection - and find a way to fight it. Really well done - no camp here. The premise they finally reach is interesting, and the method of fighting, unique. I really enjoyed this and would watch it again.

Summary from IMDB

In Philadelphia, the former UN Investigator Gerry Lane, his wife Karin and their two daughters, Rachel and Constance, are trapped in the traffic jam. Out of the blue, they witness several car crashes caused by the attack of hordes of zombies. Gerry runs with his family and he steals and drives a RV, heading to Newark, New Jersey. Gerry calls his old friend, UN Secretary General Thierry Umutoni, who promises to send a helicopter on the next morning to rescue Gerry and his family. Gerry stops at a supermarket to get supplies and medicine for his asthmatic daughter and the RV is stolen. They flee to an apartment building and a Latin family helps them, lodging the family in their apartment. On the next morning, Gerry invites the family to go with them to the roof, but they prefer to stay in their apartment. However they are attacked by zombies and the boy Tommy joins Gerry and his family in their runaway. The helicopter brings them to an aircraft carrier anchored offshore New York City and Gerry is assigned to travel to South Korea with the virologist Dr. Andrew Fassbach to seek out the patient zero to develop a vaccine. When the team arrives at the base, they are attacked by zombies and Fassbach panics and has a fatal accident. Gerry has a conversation with an insane ex-CIA agent that is imprisoned and he goes to Jerusalem to talk to the Director of Mossad Jurgen Warmbrunn to learn why he built a wall and transformed the city in a safe zone. When Jerusalem is attacked by a horde of zombies, Gerry observes that the zombies do not attack terminally ill persons. Now he travels with his escort Segen to a research facility in Wales to disclose his findings to the scientists.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Marton Csokas Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
Rufus Sewell Wikipedia Link
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Wikipedia Link
Dominc Cooper Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Finally, the true, untold story of Abraham Lincoln who not only struggled with the civil war and slavery, but vampires as well. Okay.. enough of that... an amusing film for what it is.

Summary from IMDB

This movie speculates that Abraham Lincoln as a child saw his mother killed by a man she stood up to. Years later Abe would find the man and try to kill him but for some reason he doesn't die. He tries to kill Abe but a man saves him and nurses Abe. When Abe awakens, the man, Henry Sturges, tells him that the man he was trying to kill is a vampire and he is a vampire hunter. Abe wants to learn how to kill them and Hanry teaches him and makes him an ax lined with silver, which is the weapon Abe prefers. Abe would then study law and move to Springfield to become a lawyer and to hunt vampires. He meets Mary Todd but Henry cautions him about relationships. Eventually Abe slays the vampire who killed his mother but before dying he tells Abe that Henry has not been honest with him. He confronts Henry, who doesn't deny it. Abe would come face to face with Adam, a vampire who plans to make the country his. Abe would give up hunting vampires, marry Mary and would continue his work as a lawyer and would become President. And when the Civil War breaks out, Abe learns that Adam is aiding the Confederacy and when it appears that they are close to winning, Abe must find a way to stop them.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Alex Cross

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jean Reno Wikipedia Link
Cicely Tyson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A thriller about a homicide detective who is being stalked by a killer. You never know when this guy is going to strike next or to what lengths Cross will go to stop him. So-so.

Summary from IMDB

Detective Alex Cross is investigating a gruesome murder. He thinks who the killer's next target is and goes there and sure enough the killer shows up. But Cross stops him. Later while Cross is out with his wife, the killer calls him because he doesn't like failing. Cross then sees he has a gun on his wife and he tries to save her but doesn't. He also learns that a cop he works with was also killed. Cross and his partner then set out to find the man even if it means breaking the law. - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


From the book:

Anna Karenina BY Tolstoy, Leo

Movie Title: Anna Karenina

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Keira Knightley Wikipedia Link
Jude Law Wikipedia Link
Matthew Macfadyen Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

In 1874, in the Imperial Russia, the aristocratic Anna Karenina travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had had a love affair with his housemaid. Anna Karenina has a cold marriage with her husband, Count Alexei Karenin, and they have a son. Anna meets the cavalry officer Count Vronsky at the train station and they feel attracted by each other. Soon she learns that Vronsky will propose Kitty, who is the younger sister of her sister-in-law Dolly. Anna satisfactorily resolves the infidelity case of her brother and Kitty invites her to stay for the ball. However, Anna Karenina and Vronsky dance in the ball, calling the attention of the conservative society. Soon they have a love affair that will lead Anna Karenina to a tragic fate.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Argo

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Ben Affleck Wikipedia Link
Alan Arkin Wikipedia Link
Kyle Chandler Wikipedia Link
Brian Cranston Wikipedia Link
Victor Garber Wikipedia Link
John Goodman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I didn't know it at the time, but during the hostage crisis in Iran, there were Americans who managed to escape the embassy and were hiding in Tehran. There was no way to get them out of the country, until a completely insane scheme was cooked up to create a fake Canadian film crew who were scouting locations for a movie shoot. Once they got into the country, they would have film crew credentials for the Americans hiding there, and after faking location scouting, would all leave the country together. This had a 1 in a million chance of working... and it very nearly didn't. Plenty of things that could go wrong, did go wrong.
This film is exciting and will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will also leave you incredulous that such a crazy scheme was actually used, and actually worked. Well worth watching.

Summary from IMDB

In late 1979, anti-American sentiments are running high in Iran due to the US harboring the ailing former Shah of Iran, who the US put into place in the 1950s, and who many Iranians saw as causing much hardship and death for residents over his close to thirty year reign, solely for his and his family's own benefit. In November, Iranian militants, working under the name of its new leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, are able to break through the secured perimeter of the US Embassy in Tehran. The fifty plus embassy staff are able to burn or shred most of their documents before they are taken hostage. What the Iranians are unaware of is that six embassy staff members escaped just prior to the raid, and managed to take refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador, Ken Taylor, and his wife, Pat. Fast forward two months... The situation has not changed, and the State Department has brought in the services of the CIA, both to free the hostages and extricate the six in hiding. Tony Mendez with the CIA is the lead consultant on the six. Although many, in his mind, implausible plans are hatched to extricate the six, Tony eventually comes up with what some others believe is an implausible plan: have the six, under Canadian passports, pretend to be a film crew in Iran scouting for locations, with Tony part of that film crew to lead the six out himself. On the advice of Tony's Hollywood advisors, make-up artist John Chambers and producer Lester Siegel, Tony's plan not only has to fool the Iranians to work, it has to fool the entire world, who need to believe that this film is actually in pre-production. Beyond the need to get past the militants, especially at Tehran Airport where they are vigilant about capturing any Americans trying to escape, the plan has many obstacles to success, including: the six, who need to get up to speed basically overnight on their cover stories, some who predetermine certain failure, which if does happen means torturous death; competing priorities in Washington between the six and the fifty plus hostages; the Taylors' Iranian housekeeper, Sahar, who comes to the realization that the Taylors' supposed Canadian house guests are not who they say they are; and a mug shot book of embassy staff among the shredded materials, which Iranian sweat shop workers are tasked with putting back together, and which if achieved would identify the fact that the militants are minus six people from among their hostages.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Battleship

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Taylor Kitsch Wikipedia Link
Peter MacNicol Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay.. someone decided to make a movie out of the old game BATTLESHIP. I mean... dumb. And, in fact, in the movie the actually play the game with real life missles and an alien target. Hum.. don't know where to shoot.. guess... Miss. Hit. Yawn.
I did like the part where they pulled the really old battleship.. and really old crew out of retirement to join the fight. Gotta respect old Navy guys.. and this movie did. Other than that.. not worth seeing.

Summary from IMDB

Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships who come across an alien armada while on Naval war games exercise. An intense battle is fought on sea, land and air. What do the aliens want?
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Brave

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Robbie Coltrane Wikipedia Link
Craig Ferguson Wikipedia Link
Emma Thompson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Pardon me while I rave about this film. I have loved it every time I have seen it. It is funny, touching, and classic. A very indepedent young scottish princess is about to be marred off to.. well, let's face it.. some very unacceptable princes, when, in her efforts to get away, accidently calls down a curse on a close family member. No one will understand. No one will believe. So she needs to find a way to reverse the curse and save her family!!
I love this movie. All families with young girls should see it!!

Summary from IMDB

Merida, a Scottish princess whose interests include archery and horse riding, is told by her mother that her interests are not what a princess should be doing and that she has to marry. But Merida chooses to defy her mother. And when she and her mother have an argument Merida rides off and meets a witch. She asks for a spell to change her mother. And the witch gives her a cake which she gives to her mother but the change is not what she was hoping for. So she tries to find a way to fix it.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Django Unchained

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Leonardo DiCaprio Wikipedia Link
Jamie Fox Wikipedia Link
Walton Goggins Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Christoph Waltz Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Quentin Tarantino unleashes his unique form of movie insanity in this story of a slave who is released and turned into a bounty hunter by a rather strange white man (himself a bounty hunter). They hunt the wanted, and eventually try to retrieve Django's (the former slave) wife. Things appear to go well for a bit, then horribly wrong and bloody in the classic Tarantino style. If you like Tarantino (which I do) then this is well worth watching!!

Summary from IMDB

In 1858, in Texas, the former German dentist Dr. King Schultz meets the slave Django in a lonely road while being transported by the slavers Speck Brothers. He asks if Django knows the Brittle Brothers and with the affirmative, he buys Django for him. Then Dr. Schultz tells that he is a bounty hunter chasing John, Ellis and Roger Brittle and proposes a deal to Django: if he helps him, he would give his freedom, a horse and US$ 75.00 for him. Django accepts the deal and Dr. Schultz trains him to be his deputy. They kill the brothers in Daughtray and Django tells that he would use the money to buy the freedom of his wife Broomhilda, who is a slave that speaks German. Dr. Schultz proposes another deal to Django: if he teams-up with him during the winter, he would give one-third of the rewards and help him to rescue Broomhilda. Django accepts his new deal and they become friends. After the winter, Dr. Schultz goes to Gatlinburgh and learns that Broomhilda was sold to the ruthless Calvin Candie von Shaft, who lives in the Candyland Farm, in Mississippi. Dr. Schultz plots a scheme with Django to lure Calvin and rescue Broomhilda from him. But his cruel minion Stephen is not easily fooled.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Dredd

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Karl Urban Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Judge Dredd is a comic book character living in a dystopian world where he is police, judge and executioner all in one. Sounds harsh, but the society is harsh. This version is MUCH better than the Sylvester Stallone version ("I am the law.") Things seem more realistic (which might be something odd to say about a film based on a comic book, but there you have it). I particularly liked the HUGE arcology of a housing development... just hugely vertical with vertical neighborhoods - this is something I could actually see existing in the future.

Summary from IMDB

In a dystopian future Earth, the area between New York and Boston has become a crime-ridden urban mass of 800 million people known as Mega City. Keeping the peace are combination policemen-judges who make the arrests, determine guilt and then execute the sentence. Judge Dredd is among the best at what he does and he is assigned a rookie, Cassandra Anderson, who did not meet the minimum requirements for the job but who has one talent most do not: she is a mutant with psychic abilities. They soon find themselves inside Peach Trees, a 200 story building that houses among many others Ma-Ma a gangster who produces the drug of choice in Mega City, slo-mo. Ma-Ma shuts the building down determined that Dredd and Anderson will never again see the light of day.
- Written by garykmcd


Movie Title: End of Watch

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jake Gyllenhaal Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A not bad movie about the day to day work of being a cop. This follows 2 cops doing what they are supposed to do (helping people and pissing bad folk off). No they are not perfect - no one is.
Worth watching if you want to watch a good cop movie.

Summary from IMDB

In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach?
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Movie Title: Flight

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Denzel Washington Wikipedia Link
Kelly Reilly Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This film is about an airline pilot who is struggling with alcoholism. He gets on a flight one day and has a couple of drinks while in the captains chair. Things go wrong, but he manages to pull off a crash landing (including inverted flying of the plane) that saves the lives of almost everyone on board, and everyone in the way on the ground. Still, investigators find the empty alcohol bottles in the wreckage and start asking questions about the state of the crew. He can lie and save his career, or he can tell the truth and have no career in the future.

Summary from IMDB

The captain William "Whip" Whitaker of South Jet Air is a divorced man with an estranged ex-wife and son and is having an affair with the flight attendant Katerina "Trina" Marquez. Whip spends the night in Orlando with Trina drinking and using cocaine. On the next morning, he assumes the Flight 227 to Atlanta and he faces turbulence at the take-off. Out of the blue, the plane has a mechanical problem and the skilled Whip crashes the plane in an empty field and saves the lives of ninety-six persons on board; however, four passengers and two crew members are killed. Whip learns that there will be an investigation by his friend Charlie Anderson from the union and the defense lawyer Hugh Lang tells him that he may have a life sentence since his blood test indicates that he was intoxicated with alcohol and drugs. Charlie and Hugh also advise him to keep sober over the next few days. But Whip is an alcoholic and struggles to control his addiction.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the book:

Great Expectations BY Dickens, Charles

Movie Title: Great Expectations

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helena Bonham Carter Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.


Movie Title: Here Comes the Boom

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Salma Hayek Wikipedia Link
Kevin James Wikipedia Link
Henry Winkler Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I'm not normmally a fan of Kevin James films, but this one was quite good. He plays a high school teacher who wants to make money for his school to save jobs and activities. Somehow, he realizes that there is money to be made in semi-professional wrestling - even if he loses. Let the beatings begin. The plan works - until the money disappears. Can he make it all up with one final match, or will he get killed in the process?
A good movie, not so much for the comedy as the humanity. I liked it.

Summary from IMDB

A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.


Movie Title: Jack Reacher

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Robert Duvall Wikipedia Link
Richard Jenkins Wikipedia Link
Rosamund Pike Wikipedia Link
Josh Helman Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Apparently a book series, this movie, about an ex-military policeman who investigates a sniper shooting. He is reluctant at first, but eventually uncovers the truth.. and it is dangerous for all involved.
Not a bad character, and not a bad action movie.

Summary from IMDB

When a sniper shoots randomly five victims, Detective Emerson finds evidence to incriminate the former paranoid marine James Barr. It is an easy case for the prosecutor Rodin, but Barr refuses to sign the confession and he calls Jack Reacher. When he is transported to prison in a bus, the other prisoners beat him and Barr goes to the hospital in coma. The pacifist attorney Helen Rodin, who is the daughter of the prosecutor, decides to defend him but Jack Reacher is a former marine investigator that left the army and has become an unknown drifter. Out of the blue, Jack appears in the city and Helen invites him to work for her investigating the case. Soon he finds that the culprit is innocent and there is a conspiracy behind the murders.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: John Carter

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Brian Cranston Wikipedia Link
Willem Dafoe Wikipedia Link
James Purefoy Wikipedia Link
Mark Strong Wikipedia Link
Taylor Kitsch Wikipedia Link
Nicholas Woodeson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Based on the stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter is a man who is transported to Mars during the days of the old west. On Mars he finds himself a slave, a prisoner, a warrior, and in the middle of a whole host of situations that make him out a hero. Through chance he ends up on Earth again, and searches for a way back to Mars to his love.
It is my understanding that the books are much better than the movies, but I have not read them, so I can't be a judge. I understand that certain points were true to the books (like his inability to walk on Mars when he first gets there) even though the science we have today says this is ridiculous - so you have to respect the makers for that.

Summary from IMDB

Edgar Rice Burroughs, who is the nephew of the rebel widower veteran of the Civil War and gold hunter John Carter, has to attend the funeral of his uncle after his sudden death. He receives from John Carter's attorney his diary and weird instructions to be followed, and Edgar immediately starts reading the journal. In 1868, the Colonel Powell tries to force John Carter to join the army to fight against the Apache and arrests him. However, John Carter escapes and Powell chases him. They are attacked by the Apache and they hide in a cave. They are surprised by a Thern and John Carter kills him, and the alien's medallion transports John Carter to Mars. John has the ability to jump high and has his strength increased due to the gravity of Mars. However, he is captured by the Tharks and becomes their prisoner. He learns that Mars, called Barsoon, has been at war for thousands of years between the Helium and Zodanga, and this war is destructing the planet. The evil leader of Zodanga, Sab Than, has received a powerful weapon from the Thern Matai Shang. However, Sab Than proposes peace if he marries the Helium Princess Dejah Thoris. However, John Carter and Dejah Thoris fall in love with each other, and he decides to help the Helium people against the Zodanga people. But Matai Shang sends John Carter back to Earth and his last chance to return to Mars depends on his dear nephew's attitude.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Killing Them Softly

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
James Gandolfini Wikipedia Link
Richard Jenkins Wikipedia Link
Ray Liotta Wikipedia Link
Scoot McNairy Wikipedia Link
Brad Pitt Wikipedia Link
Sam Shepard Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A couple of not very bright criminals decide they can get away with stealing mob money because they think the blame will fall on the guy who did it before, and actually got away with it. And, for a while, they are right. The mob has the guy killed to send a message that you just can't get away with that stuff. But then, someone figures out who the real culprits are and send a hit man. The first hit man simply can't do the job, so they send another - Brad Pitt. Pitt likes to get close to his victims and "kill them softly" when they do not expect it - so no crying, begging and mess.
A gritty film - no chases - no action - just people doing what they think they need to do, and some of them dying in the process.

Summary from IMDB

Boston , the fall of 2008. While the banking crisis grips national news, two young slackers rob a high-stakes poker game. The local Mob attorney brings in Jackie to clean things up. He's a hit man who likes to kill his victims softly. There's a code at work: Jackie surmises that he has to kill Trattman, even though he's innocent; then Jackie brings in Mickey from out of state, because one of the people who has to die knows Jackie. Can Jackie's methodical, cheery approach to his work put the local underground's finances back in order?
- Written by


Movie Title: Lawless

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jessica Chastain Wikipedia Link
Jason Clarke Wikipedia Link
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link
Shai LaBeouf Wikipedia Link
Gary Oldman Wikipedia Link
Guy Pearce Wikipedia Link
Mia Wasikowska Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

When I was a kid we used to vacation in "dry" counties. I was always told to be careful when walking in the woods in case I came across a still. To just leave it be. This movie is about some bootleggers who face down corrupt authorities who over-step their bounds. Apparently based on a true story this is fairly well done.

Summary from IMDB

In 1931, in Franklin County, Virginia, Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. Together with his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. When the corrupt District Attorney Mason Wardell arrives in Franklin with the unscrupulous Special Deputy Charles Rakes, the Bondurant family refuses to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Rakes pursues the brothers and unsuccessfully tries to find their distillery. Meanwhile Forrest hires the waitress Maggie, a woman with a hidden past in Chicago, and they fall in love with each other. Jack courts the preacher's daughter Bertha Minnix and deals a great load of alcoholic liquor with the powerful gangster Floyd Banner. Jack shows off in Franklin attracting the attention of Rakes that finds the location of their distillery. When he kills the crippled Cricket Pete, the locals join forces to face the corrupt authorities.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the book:

Les Miserables BY Hugo, Victor

Movie Title: Les Misérables

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sacha Baron Cohen Wikipedia Link
Russell Crowe Wikipedia Link
Anne Hathaway Wikipedia Link
Hugh Jackman Wikipedia Link
Amanda Seyfried Wikipedia Link
Helena Bonham Carter Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is the all sung version... a little bit of a shock. And long... you better love the story. I thought it was okay... not worthy of all the Oscar buzz that it got that year... Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, 'Les Miserables' travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the center of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades. - Written by JBW

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried", Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen

Summary from IMDB

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, 'Les Miserables' travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the center of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.
- Written by JBW


Movie Title: Life of Pi

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Gérard Depardieu Wikipedia Link
Irrfan Khan Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Better like metaphors... I never read the book. The movie was well done, with some amazing visuals. I found it a little boring. Sorry.

Summary from IMDB

A writer, looking for a story idea, is visiting with South Asian-Canadian Pi Patel. They were brought together by Pi's deceased father's longtime friend Francis, who Pi calls Mamaji, who knew Pi's family when they lived in Pondicherry, India, where the writer met Mamaji. Mamaji felt Pi telling the writer his story would be karmic as the writer was a Canadian in French India, and Pi an Indian man in French Canada. Pi proceeds to tell him his life story, which starts in Pondicherry as the son of zookeepers, the zoo property where he grew up: how he was given his full name of Piscine Molitor Patel largely on Mamaji's suggestion which included Mamaji teaching him how to swim, why at age eleven he made a concerted and extraordinary effort to shorten his name to Pi, his concurrent belief in several religions as he was growing up which affected his relationships not only with humans but what he wanted it to be with the animals at the zoo, and his mid-teen burgeoning relationship with a dancer named Anandi just before his family decided to make the move to Canada. But the largest and most fascinating part of his story concerns how he ended up on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific with the zoo's Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and the progression of their time and understanding of each other during that close connection, Richard Parker to who he attributes his survival despite they being initial adversaries as a human and a wild carnivorous beast. - Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Lincoln

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Daniel Day-Lewis Wikipedia Link
Sally Field Wikipedia Link
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wikipedia Link
Jackie Earle Haley Wikipedia Link
Jared Harris Wikipedia Link
Hal Holbrook Wikipedia Link
Tommy Lee Jones Wikipedia Link
Bruce McGill Wikipedia Link
Tim Blake Nelson Wikipedia Link
James Spader Wikipedia Link
David Strathairn Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An excellent historical film about the trying times of the civil war and the need to end slavery. Lincoln is seen struggling with his own feelings and with congress to get the slaves emancipated (not everyone was in agreement) and to try and hold the nation together. Very well done.

Summary from IMDB

It's January, 1865, and US President Abraham Lincoln has just started his second term in office as an immensely popular leader, especially among his supporters, because of his down home attitude. However, the country is in turmoil with the Civil War entering its fourth year and having taken the lives of many a soldier on both sides. Lincoln believes that passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution - which would abolish slavery - would most importantly achieve something in which he believes to his core, but also end the war as slavery is a large part of the raison d'etre for it. The Amendment has already passed in the Senate, and is scheduled for vote in the House of Representatives at the end of the month. While he is assured of yes votes from his fellow Republicans, he and his team have to work hard behind the scenes to assure enough yes votes from Democrats, which may require some compromise in other areas. But other factors may also come into play on the vote, such as the Confederate forces in the war issuing their own compromise to end the war but keep slavery. Meanwhile, Lincoln also deals with his oft supportive but oft tumultuous relationship with wife Mary Todd Lincoln, and their latest possible rift in oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln's want to leave law school to enlist.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Lockout

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Guy Pearce Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A guy has to go to a space prison to break someone out. Okay.. Escape from New York this is not. I can't even remember any impact or impression from this film.. it what that bad. Oh well. Waste of money.

Summary from IMDB

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidences that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Looper

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Emily Blunt Wikipedia Link
Jeff Daniels Wikipedia Link
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wikipedia Link
Bruce Willis Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A man, who is an assassin for an organization that sends guys back in time to him to be killed, suddenly finds himself confronted with an unusual target - his older future self. WTF? He fails to kill the guy - which puts the time-line in peril, and his own life on the line unless he can fix his mistake and kill himself. An interesting premise, and fairly well done. Can he manage to fulfill his job, and if he does, what does that mean for his own future - and the future of everyone else. And why was he sent back in the first place? A lot to consider while running for your life.

Summary from IMDB

In 2074, it is possible to travel in time but also forbidden. However, when the criminal organizations want to kill someone, they send their victims to thirty years in the past where well paid hit men called "loopers" kill them and get rid of their bodies. When the mobsters decide to call off a contract with any killer they send him back to be killed by himself and close the loop. In 2044, in Kansas, Joe is one looper addicted in drugs. He learns that the powerful Rainmaker has assumed control of the criminal organizations and is closing all the loops. Soon Joe has to kill the "old" Joe but he is surprised and fails. Joe chases old Joe but the criminal Abe sends his killers to hunt him down. Joe meets old Joe that tells him that his beloved wife was killed by the Rainmaker's gang. Old Joe also tells that he has found three possible children that might be the Rainmaker in the future and he will kill them to protect his wife. However, they are found by the loopers and Joe flees and stumbles with Sara in her farm. She helps him and soon Joe discovers that her son Cid is the Rainmaker and he decides to protect them from the determined old Joe
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Man on a Ledge

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Ed Harris Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link
William Sadler Wikipedia Link
Sam Worthington Wikipedia Link
Kyra Sedgwick Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A pretty exciting movie about a guy who is framed trying to clear his name by committing an even bigger crime than he was accused of in the first place. He climbs out on a building ledge to pull attention from his cohorts who are trying to commit a diamond heist - in an effort to recover the goods he was accused of stealing in the first place. Things go.. wrong.. and now it looks like, to save his friends, he will have to jump. Pretty darn exciting.

Summary from IMDB

Ex-cop, Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) was accused of stealing a precious diamond two years ago. Now that he has escaped from confinement, he finally has the chance to prove that he is innocent. To accomplish this, he stalls for time as he stands on a New York city building ledge, convincing everyone that he is about to commit suicide. Next door, his brother, Joey Cassidy (Jamie Bell) and his brother's girlfriend, Angie, (Genesis Rodriguez) are attempting to steal the diamond that Nick was framed for stealing in the first place. But things spiral out of control as more people realize who Nick really is. And soon, it is clear that Nick's safest option is to jump
- Written by SweetGiraffe


Movie Title: Men In Black 3

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Josh Brolin Wikipedia Link
Tommy Lee Jones Wikipedia Link
Will Smith Wikipedia Link
Emma Thompson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Time travel SciFi is always so hard. In this movie we have time travel wrapped in the whole Men In Black mythology from the first two films.. and it hangs together really well. Casting Josh Brolin as a young agent "K" is so perfect it is hard to believe. His performance is spot on. And the twist at the end, well, SciFi doesn't always go for "touching" but it is.
The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is.. well, it just won't be for everyone.

Summary from IMDB

When Boris, an alien who is the last of his race, is confined to a penal colony in space. He escapes then goes to Earth to get the man who placed him there, MIB agent K. He confronts K, K and J corner him but he disappears. J asks K who he is but K doesn't want to say anything. J goes to MIB and learns who Boris is but before he could learn more the one in charge O keeps him from learning more. The next day J goes to pick up K but finds someone else living at his apartment. When he goes to MIB; he looks for K but everyone there tells him. K died in 1969 after tackling with Boris. But J says K captured him. That's when alien vessels which are from Boris' planet show up and they're about to devour the Earth. But J says that K placed a barrier that keeps them from entering Earth in 1969 which would lead to their extinction.. It's obvious that Boris went back in time and killed K before he could deploy the barrier. So J goes to sees an alien on Earth whose father was also at the penal colony, whom J assumes told Boris that he worked on time travel and his son has the device. J goes to see him and tells him about the invasion. So he sends J back just before K's death. J arrives in 1969 and fails to stop Boris and is captured by the younger K who asks him who he is and what is he doing here. J was told not to tell him anything. But with time running out J tells him but K doesn't believe him at first, so they go out to stop Boris. Only problem J doesn't exactly know what happened so he's not sure where they should go.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


From the book:

Midnight's Children BY Rushdie, Salman

Movie Title: Midnight's Children

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.


Movie Title: Mud

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Joe Don Baker Wikipedia Link
Matthew McConaughey Wikipedia Link
Ray McKinnon Wikipedia Link
Sam Shepard Wikipedia Link
Reese Witherspoon Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An interesting coming-of-age movie. Two boys get entangled in adult love, adult crime, and adult passions that they barely understand. They agree to help a killer in his quest for love at all costs, but what can they learn from the whole thing. Well acted. Well done.

Summary from IMDB

14 year-old Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives on a makeshift houseboat on the banks of a river in Arkansas with his parents, Mary Lee (Sarah Paulson) and Senior (Ray McKinnon). He sneaks out early one morning to meet his best friend, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland). Neckbone, also 14, lives with his uncle, Galen (Michael Shannon), who makes a hardscrabble living diving for oysters. The two boys set out to an island on the Mississippi River, where Neckbone has discovered an unusual sight-a boat, suspended high in the trees, a remnant of an extreme flood some time in the past. They climb the tree and into the boat only to find fresh bread and fresh footprints. Realizing that they are not the only ones who have discovered the treehouse boat, they decide to leave. When they reach the shore, they find the same footprint in their boat. And that's when they meet Mud (Matthew McConaughey). Mud is a gritty, superstitious character; his clothes are dirty, his tooth is cracked, and he needs help. He tells the boys he will give them the treehouse boat, his current hideout, in exchange for food. Neckbone is reluctant, but Ellis brings food to Mud, and they develop a tentative friendship. Ellis learns that Mud has killed a man in Texas, and police and bounty hunters are looking for him, but Mud is more concerned about reuniting with his longtime love, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Ellis, who has recently developed his own crush, agrees to help Mud escape with Juniper. Ellis and Neckbone carry out bold schemes in an effort to protect Mud and relay messages to Juniper, who is holed up in a fleabag motel, under constant surveillance by Carver (Paul Sparks), a Texas bounty hunter. Carver and his gang are intent on capturing Mud, on orders from the cold-blooded King (Joe Don Baker). As the boys risk everything to reunite these seeming mythical lovers, Ellis's own ideas about love and romance are challenged by the strains in the relationships closest to him: his parents' marriage is dissolving while he himself falters in his efforts to impress May Pearl (Bonnie Sturdivant). Through it all, Ellis struggles to look for an example of love that he can believe in, learning about the unspoken rules and risks of love and the reality of heartbreak.
- Written by Roadside Attractions


From the book:

On The Road BY Kerouac, Jack

Movie Title: On The Road

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Amy Adams Wikipedia Link
Alice Braga Wikipedia Link
kirsten Dunst Wikipedia Link
Sam Riley Wikipedia Link
Kristen Stewart Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Well, the movie captures the book - but tones things down a bit. The characters in the movie are obnoxious, toxic people - but not so much as in the book. They are criminal - but not so much as in the book. I wouldn't want to know any of these people with their pretensions of being intellectuals, when they are really just a drain on society. Useless people, just as in the book. Not very enjoyable to watch.

Summary from IMDB

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives.
- Written by anonymous


Movie Title: Project X

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

Did you ever do one of those things that was so epic, you remember it for the rest of your life with fondness? These teens decide to throw a party... and epic party... a party so over the top that it threatens to set the whole neighborhood on fire. Things go out of control and for a time there is panic.. but then.. hell - ride the wave and document everything!!! The scene in the end where the boy is talking to his father as they try to tow the Dad's car out of the swimming pool (yeah.. it was that bad) is great!!!
I loved this movie... call it another coming of age film.

Summary from IMDB

Three seemingly anonymous high school seniors attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough - let's throw a party that no one will forget, and have a camera there, to document history in the making. But nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born.
- Written by Warner Bros. publicity


Movie Title: Prometheus

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Idris Elba Wikipedia Link
Michael Fassbender Wikipedia Link
Guy Pearce Wikipedia Link
Noomi Rapace Wikipedia Link
Charlize Theron Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Saw this movie with a friend. After we left we said, "That was OK, but what about the part where...." and we kept doing that and doing that until we realized that the whole movie made no sense what-so-ever!!! I mean.. nothing hung together. Plug in an ancient head - and explodes for no reason. The radio's can't work in a storm, but the little traveling sensors have no problem continuing to transmit. Our DNA exactly matches the aliens, but they are 2 times our size and don't look much like us.. WTF? And the crew that is chosen for this mission.. makes absolutely no sense at all. This has more holes than Swiss cheese and is a sad continuation of the Alien franchise. Doesn't answer anything... and leave you disapointed.

Summary from IMDB

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a planet millions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery.
- Written by Michael Hallows Eve


Movie Title: Red Dawn (2012)

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Josh Hutcherson Wikipedia Link
Will Yun Lee Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A re-make of the original, the basic premise is the same with a little more depth as to exactly HOW the Russians could invade the U.S. A band of teenagers take on the defense of their town as a local resistance. Average.

Summary from IMDB

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Milla Jovovich Wikipedia Link
Michelle Rodriguez Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay.. I really don't much care about the plot in these films. They are the movie equivalent of empty calories. I just love to watch em.. I like Mila Jovovich. These are fun (assuming you like a little gore and horror mixed with your zombies). Not for everyone.. in fact, not for most.

Summary from IMDB

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Safe House

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Brendon Gleeson Wikipedia Link
Ryan Reynolds Wikipedia Link
Sam Shepard Wikipedia Link
Denzel Washington Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Spy vs. Spy in this thriller where you have no clue who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. Denzel is great as always. This will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Summary from IMDB

Tobin Frost is a CIA agent who's believed to have turned rogue, is in Capetown, South Africa. When he is pursued by men who want to kill him, he goes to the American Consulate where he knows he will be arrested. When the CIA learns of this, it's decided to bring him to a safe house in Capetown, where they will interrogate him. Shortly after they arrive, the men who chased Frost storm the safe house and kill everyone there. Matt Weston, the agent who's tasked with looking after the safe house, is the only one left, so he takes Frost and they go on the run. While on the run, Frost tells Weston that the only way those men found the safe house was that someone (on the inside) told them about it. Eventually Frost escapes and Weston is told to report to Langley but just as he's about to go there, he recalls something that Frost did that helps him figure out where he could be going. But just as he arrives, the men who are after Frost show up but Weston saves him and they head off. But Weston knows that Frost is holding something back. - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Seven Psychopaths

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Collin Farrell Wikipedia Link
Woody Harrelson Wikipedia Link
Olga Kurylenko Wikipedia Link
Sam Rockwell Wikipedia Link
Harry Dean Stanton Wikipedia Link
Christopher Walken Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I love it when a movie gets to be self-referential. A struggling Hollywood writer comes up with an idea for a movie script (with the help of a friend) called Seven Psychopaths. He doesn't realize that his friend is one of the seven.. and along the way he finds himself in a very strange situation where he meets other psychopaths, some of who befriend him, and other want to kill him (Hey.. they are psychopaths.. either situation is equally likely). Eventually, some of them try to out-psychopath the others... and the whole thing turns into a very very dark comedy.
A great cast, and a joy to watch, I give this movie a big thumbs up.

Summary from IMDB

A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu.
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Skyfall

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Daniel Craig Wikipedia Link
Judi Dench Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
Albert Finney Wikipedia Link
Naomie Harris Wikipedia Link
Roy Kinnear Wikipedia Link
Nicholas Woodeson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

James Bond is back from the dead when MI6 is attacked in London. Someone has it in for "M" and Bond is out to protect her, no matter the cost. In the end he is forced to retreat to a place he thought he had left behind (and which scarred him for life). Skyfall. There he makes a desperate last stand against an enemy that wants nothing more than to destroy him and "M".

Summary from IMDB

When one MI6 hard disc with the identities of NATO's agents is stolen, James Bond chases the agent through Istanbul with the support of the local field agent Eve. M (Judi Dench) orders Eve to shoot the agent on the top of a train, but she misses the target and hits 007 that falls in a river and is presumed dead. When M's computer is hacked, the MI6 building is blown-up and the agency moves to an ancient bunker that belonged to Churchill. Then, five MI6 agents have their identities exposed and three of them are executed and M has her authority and procedure questioned by her superior Gareth Mallory. Out of the blue, 007 reappears from the shadows and hunts down the responsible for the theft of the HD. He reaches Severine and uses her to find the responsible for the actions, the former top-notch MI6 agent Tiago Rodriguez, a.k.a. Silva, who had been betrayed by M and now is seeking out revenge against the veteran leader of the MI6.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Taken 2

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Famke Janssen Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Well, so last time Liam Neeson went off on a gang of sex-trafficers and killed a bunch, he didn't think about their father, and the revenge he would want for his son's death. So here we go again.. another kidnapping and another round of killings. Action, Shooting, Chases.. etc.

Summary from IMDB

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Ted

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Mila Kunis Wikipedia Link
Seth MacFarlane Wikipedia Link
Giovanni Ribisi Wikipedia Link
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

This movie is a riot. I loved it. A boy wished that his teddy bear would come to life, and he does. They grow up together and become two irresponsible, immature, foul-mouthed, stoners with no ambition other than having a good time. Their interactions, and Ted's take on things, cracked me up no end. But things get dangerous when someone wants to kidnap Ted and cut him apart to find out what makes him alive - so they can do the same!
Adults only on this film even if it about a teddy bear!!

Summary from IMDB

When he was eight years old, John Bennett, friendless and thus lonely, wished that his only friend, Ted his teddy bear who had a voice recorded message "I love you", would love him forever. John got his wish as Ted miraculously came to life, which garnered Ted his proverbial fifteen minutes of fame. Twenty-seven years later, John and Ted have remained best friends. Although physically the same, Ted now has grown-up urges, as vulgar, perverted and immature as they be. Although she loves John and likes Ted as John's friend, professionally successful Lori Collins, John's girlfriend of four years, believes that John's emotional immaturity and lack of professional drive - John works in a dead end job at Liberty Car Rental - is because of his friendship with Ted, with who he parties all the time. Although Lori does see John as being her husband one day, that cannot happen as long as the current situation with Ted remains. But other pressures may prevent a John-Lori happy ending. One is Rex, Lori's wealthy boss, who does whatever he can to make himself look good and John look bad in Lori's eyes, despite she showing no interest in him whatsoever. And two and three are father and son Donny and Robert, super-fans of Ted's who will go to any length to have a talking teddy bear as their own.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Sally Field Wikipedia Link
Rhyns Ifans Wikipedia Link
Irrfan Khan Wikipedia Link
Martin Sheen Wikipedia Link
Emma Stone Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Another in the Spider Man series... Spider Man was one of my fav. comics as a kid. I love these movies (though some are a little over the top). This one is not. Well done.

Summary from IMDB

Peter Parker (Garfield) is an outcast high school-er who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
- Written by Columbia Pictures


Movie Title: The Avengers

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Paul Bettany Wikipedia Link
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Scarlett Johanson Wikipedia Link
Gwyneth Paltrow Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link
Mark Ruffalo Wikipedia Link
Stellan Skarsgård Wikipedia Link
Harry Dean Stanton Wikipedia Link
Cobie Smulders Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

All the different characters from the previous movies finally come together in one place and learn to work as a team. Doesn't always work - these are big personalities after all - but eventually something happens to give them common cause - and someone to AVENGE. I highly recommend this movie if you like Super Hero films - and Marvel comics in general!!

Summary from IMDB

S.H.I.E.L.D. has located the mysterious Tesseract device and the Army's super soldier Captain America. The Tesseract is actually a gateway to an entirely new world called Asguard. A mysterious being known as Loki arrives on earth and immediately assumes that he can rule all human beings. But that irks S.H.I.E.L.D. directory Nick Fury the wrong way. As Loki escapes with the Tesseract, Nick Fury believes this is an act of war against Earth. His only hope is to assemble an actual team of super heroes. Dr. Bruce Banner, who turns into an enormous green rage monster known as the Hulk. Tony Stark and his venerable Iron Man armor. Captain America, the Stark Enterprises created super soldier. Thor, the god of thunder, protector of Earth and his home planet of Asguard, and Loki's brother. Master assassins Hawkeye and Natasha Romanoff. Together they will become a team to take on an attack that will call them to become the greatest of all time.
- Written by halo1k


Movie Title: The Bourne Legacy

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Scott Glenn Wikipedia Link
Stacey Keach Wikipedia Link
Edward Norton Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link
Rachel Weisz Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Jason Bourne - a created killing machine - is trying to live his life away from trouble. But trouble finds him again. And this time, it might lead him back to the people who created him in the first place - and vengeance on all of them.
A good action movie, as are all in this franchise.

Summary from IMDB

A reporter of The Guardian that is writing articles about the Operations Treadstone and Blackbriar is murdered and the American Senate Committee investigates the participation of the CIA directors and responsible for the programs. CIA Director Ezra Kramer summons the retired USAF Colonel Eric Byer to clean the mess and he discovers a Youtube video with the responsible for the Treadstone and Outcome Operations together in a public event. Eric Byer decides to shutdown the Outcome Operation, a defense program that uses green and blue pills to enhance the physical and mental capabilities of the agents since the Senate investigation would certainly discover the connection between the operations. Byer orders to kill the Outcome agents, including Aaron Cross that is training in Alaska, using a drone to track a sensor implanted in Aaron's leg, but he puts the device in a wolf that is destroyed. Byer believes that Cross is dead and he uses Dr. Donald Foite to kill his colleagues in the research center; however Dr. Marta Shearing flees from the attempt and survives. When Dr. Shearing is attacked by CIA killers in her house, Aaron Cross saves her expecting to get the pills. Soon Cross learns that he does not need the green pills anymore, only the blue ones, and he travels with Dr. Shearing to the Philippines, where the blue pills are manufactured. When Byer finds that they are in the Philippines, he sends an assassin to hunt them down.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Richard Jenkins Wikipedia Link
Sigourney Weaver Wikipedia Link
Bradley Whitford Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

You know all those horror movies where a group of kids go somewhere and all end up dead in horrific ways. Well, maybe there is a reason they had to die. A good reason. Now, I'm not much for horror films, but this one has a twist that makes more than interesting to watch. Oh sure, there is a cabin in the woods, and some of the characters die off, but you get to see behind the scenes in this one - who is controlling the nightmare (yes.. from a giant underground control room) and WHY they are doing it. In the end, well, it all makes a horrible sense!! And even the teens who are to be killed start to think so. Will they agree to it, or cause havoc.
Like I said, if you are going to see a horror movie, then see this one. It's interesting.

Summary from IMDB

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye
- Written by garykmcd


Movie Title: The Expendables 2

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jet Li Wikipedia Link
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wikipedia Link
Sylvester Stallone Wikipedia Link
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link
Bruce Willis Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Boom, bang, chase, explose, repeat. And that is about all of it. Big cast of action stars doing action... boom

Summary from IMDB

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. The give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


From the book:

The Hobbit BY Tolkien, J.R.R.

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Martin Freeman Wikipedia Link
Ian McKellan Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A fantastic movie that totally does justice to this classic book. This gets a huge thumbs up from me.

Summary from IMDB

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
- Written by Production


Movie Title: The Hunger Games

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Banks Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
Donald Sutherland Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link
Josh Hutcherson Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The first (and best) of the franchise this was a difficult movie to make - after all, the book is about teenagers who are made to kill each other for sport. How do you make that into a film? Well they did a great job and this deserves to be seen.

Summary from IMDB

In order to control future rebellions by remembering the past rebellion, the Powers That Be of the dystopian society of Panem force two youngsters from each of the twelve districts to participate in The Hunger Games. The rules are very simple: the twenty-four players must kill each other and survive in the wilderness until only one remains. The games are broadcast through the Capital and the twelve districts to entertain and intimidate the population. In District 12, teenager Katniss Everdeen is a great hunter and archer. When her younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, is selected as one of the "tributes" of their district, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the games. Together with Peeta Mellark, they head by train to the Capital to be prepared for the brutal game.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

So, I watched all the other movies in this series, how could I skip the ending. It was okay, a little bit of a twist at the end, but seriously, did anyone think the love interests would die at the end. No.. teenage girls could not let that happen. So, if you liked the others then this one concludes the story.
Oh.. its about vampires and werewolves - case you didn't know

Summary from IMDB

Bella trains her new abilities with Edward Cullen and they are happy to see their daughter Renesmee growing very fast. Jacob Black has an imprint with the child, irritating Bella. When the vampire Irina sees Renesmee with Bella and Jacob, she believes that the child is immortal and she visits Aro Volturi and tells what she saw. Volturi believes that the girls is a threat to the vampires and decide to travel to Forks to kill Renesmee and her parents. Alice Cullen has a premonition with the Volturi coming to Forks and Edward and Bella visit other clans to convince them to protect Renesmee from the Volturi together with Jacob's pack. The battlefield is ready for a bloody fight.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: This Means War

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link
Chris Pine Wikipedia Link
Reese Witherspoon Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Two secret agents, partners at the same agency, find out they are both dating the same hot girl. And being mature men, they each work out how to destroy the other's chances. Trouble follows and nothing works out for either of them. Mildly funny movie.

Summary from IMDB

In Los Angeles, Franklin Foster - FDR to his friends - and Tuck Hansen are best friends and partners as undercover CIA agents, however recently reassigned to desk jobs after a covert operation gone wrong, which resulted in the death of criminal Jonas Heinrich, and his brother Karl Heinrich being able to escape, he who vows revenge on the two. Being undercover, not even their closest friends and family know what FDR and Tuck do, those people believing the covers of them being a cruise ship captain and travel agent respectively. The two are different when it comes to their love life. FDR is a serial womanizer and party boy. Tuck is a recently divorced father, who still wants the traditional family life with his ex-wife Katie and their young adolescent son Joe, that life which does not seem like it will happen. Each of their love lives take a turn when they meet through different channels Lauren Scott, an executive at a consumer product testing company. Lauren, relatively new to Los Angeles, is just reentering the dating scene after her last relationship went sour. FDR and Tuck eventually learn that they are both dating Lauren, who each believes could be the true love of their respective life. As neither will forgo Lauren for the other, they set some ground rules in their relationships with her, including not telling her that they know each other or that they know she is dating "someone else", that they will not sleep with her, and that they will not let her get in the way of their friendship and partnership. But as their feelings for Lauren grows, their rules may go out the window, with each doing whatever needed to win Lauren, even at the expense of their friendship. Conversely, Lauren loves both men, and receives dating advice from her best friend, married, over-sexed and straight talking Trish. Through it all, Heinrich could reenter the picture, he who could change the face of what's happening in their personal lives.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Total Recall

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kate Beckinsale Wikipedia Link
John Cho Wikipedia Link
Brian Cranston Wikipedia Link
Collin Farrell Wikipedia Link
Will Yun Lee Wikipedia Link
Bill Nighy Wikipedia Link
Bokeem Woodbine Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The only reason this missed 5 stars is that the premise (two sides of the earth being out of touch except through a tunnel through the center of the earth) is just too dumb. The Earth/Mars version was MUCH better in concept, but not as good in execution. This is a great action film and a good concept (thought the 1990 version had a better twist at the end.. this one ignores that thought completely - and just goes for a straight plot). I enjoyed it. (The outtakes are funny too)

Summary from IMDB

Douglas Quaid is a factory worker with a beautiful wife living in a futuristic world where the majority of the earth has been rendered uninhabitable. For Quaid, Rekall (a process by which false memories are implanted into a subjects head) seems like just the "getaway" he needs. Quaid finds himself thrust into the midst of a global conspiracy when the procedure to implant a secret agent mission into his memory goes wrong - or does it? - Written by ALystrup


Movie Title: Wrath of the Titans

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Danny Huston Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

More stories based on Greek mythology, the plot on this is not actually bad (though not from any legend I have heard). Fantasy action galore if you enjoy that. Some exciting moments. On the whole, not bad. (Sequel to CLASH OF THE TITANS)

Summary from IMDB

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
- Written by Warner Bros. Pictures


Movie Title: Wreck-It Ralph

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jane Lynch Wikipedia Link
John C. Reilly Wikipedia Link
Sarah Silverman Wikipedia Link
Alan Tudyk Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

What would it be like to be cast as the BAD GUY in a video game - to always lose - to never be loved and appreciated by your fellow characters? Poor Ralph just wants to be loved and accepted. He can't help it if his JOB is to be bad. Eventually, he just leaves the game (And THEN everyone realizes they have no life without him!! Surprise.) He makes his way to another game where something fishy is going on, and he gets to be the hero.. finally. What happens when he returns home?
This is a great movie. See it with your kids, and enjoy it as an adult.

Summary from IMDB

The clumsy Wreck-It Ralph has been the villain of his video-game for thirty years, destroying a residential building while Fix-It Felix uses his powerful hammer to rebuild what Ralph has destroyed. During the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the game, Ralph is not invited to the party since nobody loves him. Ralph decides to win a medal to become a hero and he goes to the game Hero's Duty, commanded by the tough Sergeant Calhoun, where he sees the chance of winning the medal. Ralph collects the aimed medal, but when he is returning to his game, he brings accidentally one enemy Cy-Bug with him. Ralph accidentally crashes his plane in the kart-racing game Sugar Rush and loses his medal. When he is ready to retrieve it, the annoying glitch Vanellope von Schweetz takes the medal and uses it to dispute a kart racing in her game. Meanwhile Felix is seeking out Ralph to tell him that their game will be shut down since he is missing. Felix meets Sergeant Calhoun that tells him that the Cy-Bug would destroy any game and he immediately falls in love with her. Ralph helps Vanellope to build her own racing car and becomes her hero; but soon he is convinced by King Candy that Vanellope is just a glitch and she may destroy Sugar Rush. Ralph destroys her car and her dreams expecting to protect Vanellope. But when he sees her picture on the cabinet of Sugar Rush, he learns that something is wrong in the explanation of King Candy.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Zero Dark Thirty

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2012

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jessica Chastain Wikipedia Link
Jason Clarke Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Ehle Wikipedia Link
James Gandolfini Wikipedia Link
Harold Perrieneau Wikipedia Link
Kyle Chandler Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The TRUE story of the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. How the merest threads were followed to lead to where he was hiding, and how the Seal team went in and killed him. Given the classified nature of this man-hunt, and the political nature of the whole mess, the "truth" of this particular story can be, and has been, questioned. But the accuracy of the raid itself is spot on from everything I have read and seen.
This movie is exciting, shocking, upsetting and really well put together. Big Thumbs Up.

Summary from IMDB

Recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1999 immediately following her high school graduation, Maya, who has been solely working on the Al Qaeda file, gets her first field assignment in 2003 in Pakistan as an analyst working with an interrogation team. This assignment is more important now than when she was hired if only because of 9/11 and the knowledge that Al Qaeda was responsible. The main assignment of the team is to neutralize Al Qaeda, with the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden being gravy if were to happen. Because of her age and inexperience, Maya is ill-prepared for the emotional toll of the job, especially the torturous interrogation techniques used, which she does witness. As Maya's involvement in the file progresses, things change. What is considered acceptable interrogation techniques change, where past "torture" may now be prosecuted. But Maya also changes where her focus becomes singularly on bin Laden, and where anything goes, including those torturous interrogation techniques, in bringing him down. This focus leads to her butting heads with anyone in a position of authority above her that may not agree with her assessment of a situation, with the argument of what is considered acceptable risk or probability in the ultimate prize of bringing down bin Laden always placed on the table.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: 50/50

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wikipedia Link
Bryce Dallas Howard Wikipedia Link
Anjelica Huston Wikipedia Link
Anna Kendrick Wikipedia Link
Seth Rogen Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The title refers to the chances of the main character surviving the cancer that is discovered in him. The movie is about how he and his friends adapt to the new reality that he might not be around much longer. How do you be someone's friend? What does a real friend do? Speaking from personal experience, not everyone who knows you can handle you after a life changing illness. Some people who are your friends, cannot be friends after ward. Others step up and, even if they get it wrong, stick with you.
A fairly amusing movie.

Summary from IMDB

Despite leading an extremely healthy lifestyle, which includes no smoking, no drinking, no drugs and not even possessing a driver's license to partake in what he considers the associated dangerous activity, twenty-seven year old Seattle Public Radio journalist Adam Lerner is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After getting over the initial shock of the diagnosis upon which he could not focus after the word "cancer", Adam reads online about his specific type - schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma - the article he reads which reports a 50% survival rate. His primary physician, Dr. Ross, prescribes a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before they can even contemplate the dangerous surgery to remove the remainder of the malignant growth which is located on his spine. Beyond the variety of emotions Adam goes through related to his diagnosis and his treatment, he also goes through a range of emotions in relation to the help and support provided by the various people in his life. They include: Diane Lerner, his overbearing mother who he believes has become even more overbearing with this news, especially as her life is spent solely dealing with Adam's father's Alzheimer's; Rachael, his girlfriend, who had to decide whether to stay with him as they were just at point of taking their relationship to that next level or calling it quits when Adam was first diagnosed; Kyle, his SPR colleague and best friend, who tries to cheer Adam up by the positive, mostly in that Adam can get laid by anyone he wants by playing the sympathy card (and in turn Kyle can get his fair share riding on Adam's coattails); Alan Lombardo and Mitch Barnett, two older fellow chemo patients who become the human faces of cancer to Adam; and Katherine McKay, a twenty-four year old Ph.D. candidate who is assigned his psychological therapist, he who is only her third such patient which shows in her sometimes awkward but well meaning textbook actions. - Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Apollo 18

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

What is the real reason we never went back to the moon? This horrific movie provides the answer with newly discovered secret footage from the secret Apollo 18 mission to the moon? The mission was kept secret because it was designed to counter a Soviet threat, but what is discovered on the moon terrifies the astronauts, and everyone in ground control.
For a SciFi horror movie, this is really well done. It will give you the creeps!!!

Summary from IMDB

In the early 70's, Commander Nathan Walker, Captain Ben Anderson and Lieutenant Colonel John Grey are assigned in a secret mission to the Moon to protect the USA from USSR using detectors. Nathan and Ben land on the Moon in the Liberty module while John stays in orbit in the module Freedom. They collect rock samples and bring them to the Liberty. They also find footprints and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises and they find that they are not alone in the satellite.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the book:

Atlas Shrugged BY Rand, Ayn

Movie Title: Atlas Shrugged

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Taylor Schilling Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

It was great to be alive, once, but the world was perishing. Factories were shutting down, transportation was grinding to a halt, granaries were empty--and key people who had once kept it running were disappearing all over the country. As the lights winked out and the cities went cold, nothing was left to anyone but misery. No one knew how to stop it, no one understood why it was happening - except one woman, the operating executive of a once mighty transcontinental railroad, who suspects the answer may rest with a remarkable invention and the man who created it - a man who once said he would stop the motor of the world. Everything now depends on finding him and discovering the answer to the question on the lips of everyone as they whisper it in fear: Who *is* John Galt?
- Written by Robb


Movie Title: Bad Teacher

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Cameron Diaz Wikipedia Link
Jason Segel Wikipedia Link
Justin Timberlake Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This high school teacher who hates her job, hates her students, hates everything about being a teacher is just a bad teacher. All she wants to do is marry someone rich and get out. Then one day something comes along to motivate her.. money for a boob job so she can catch a rich guy. So, she goes about trying to be something she just isn't. A good teacher. It's fairly funny.

Summary from IMDB

The gold digger Elizabeth Halsey quits her job as a teacher at the JAM High School expecting to marry her wealthy fiancé. However, he calls off their engagement and Elizabeth returns to the school. Elizabeth is reckless, incompetent, pothead and does not give any attention to the students and her coworkers, and she shows movies to her students along the classes. The envious teacher Amy Squirrel hates Elizabeth and they are estranged to each other. When Elizabeth meets the substitute teacher Scott Delacorte, she discovers that he is very rich and she flirts with him. Further, she learns that Scott likes big breasts and she decides to have a surgery of silicone-implant. She needs to raise US$ 10,000.00 for the breast-implant, and she learns that the teacher that gets the best scores in the state exam would receive US$ 5,700.00 bonus. Elizabeth changes her attitude and teaches her students to prepare them for the exams. However, Elizabeth uses an unethical means to win the competition and Amy seeks evidences to prove that Elizabeth has cheated the exams.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Battle Los Angeles

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Aaron Eckhart Wikipedia Link
Bridget Moynahan Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Michelle Rodriguez Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I give this 5 stars because I really enjoy it, in spite of its short comings. I seriously doubt that an alien invasion would resort to street fighting to take over the planet. But, allowing that, this film is gritty and enthralling. Watching what a bunch of ordinary soldiers will do face with extraordinary situations is interesting. I love the characters and the way this was filmed.
This is good SciFi.

Summary from IMDB

After a meteor shower around the world, the governments learn that it is actually an alien invasion and organize counter-attacks. In Los Angeles, the Marine Sergeant Michael Nantz is ready to retire after a great trauma in the past when he lost all the men under his command in a mission. However, his platoon is assigned to bring the civilians that are sheltered in the Police Department, in an area dominated by the aliens, back to forward operating base (F.O.B.) before the bombs drop on the city. Sgt. Nantz assists 2nd Lieutenant William Martinez and they have to accomplish their mission within three hours. The marines meet few civilians and survivors from other commandos and when they are ready to fly to the base, the helicopter with the wounded marines is shot down and crashes. Now the marines need to reach the base with the civilians through the destroyed streets and highways using a bus. Along their journey, the marines learn how to kill the invaders but only a few of them survive. When the mission is accomplished, Sgt. Nantz and the survivors decide to destroy the alien communication center and consequently their airborne force.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Bridesmaids

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jill Clayburgh Wikipedia Link
Melissa McCarthy Wikipedia Link
Kristen Wiig Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really funny movie about a group of bridesmaids, some of whom are in competition to be the best, and some of whom are just down-right nuts (I'm talking about you, Melissa McCarthy). I loved this movie... some of it seemed ad-libbed, but who knows. Funny.

Summary from IMDB

In Milwaukee, thirty-something Annie Walker's life is falling apart. Despite her baking acumen, her retail cake store, Cake Baby, failed leaving her finances in rough shape. By strings pulled by her mother, she now works in a low paying job as a jewelry store clerk, which she hates. She is forced to share an apartment with socially inept siblings Gil and Brynn, who don't respect her personal boundaries. And she is in a dysfunctional relationship with misogynistic Ted, who treats her solely as a third string sex partner only whenever it suits his mood. The only bright light in her life is that her BFF Lillian has announced that she's getting married to her boyfriend Doug, and has asked Annie to be her maid of honor. At the engagement party, Annie meets the other bridesmaids for the first time: Lillian's marriage cynical cousin Rita, Lillian's idealistic newlywed friend Becca, Doug's brash sister Megan, and Doug's boss' seemingly perfect and wealthy wife Helen. Immediately, Annie and Helen are in open competition not only to organize Lillian's bridal festivities, but to be Lillian's BFF. As Annie seems to be losing the competition at every turn, another bright light enters her life in the form of police officer Nathan Rhodes, his entry into her life which she resists due in part to the other failures in her life. Officer Rhodes may only be able to take so much before giving up on Annie. As Annie seems to be losing Lillian's friendship to perfect Helen, only truly understanding what each wants may bring all the parties closer together.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Hayley Atwell Wikipedia Link
Chris Evans Wikipedia Link
Samuel L Jackson Wikipedia Link
Tommy Lee Jones Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link
Hugo Weaving Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link
William Hope Wikipedia Link
Dominc Cooper Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The origin story of Captain America. A puny guy is used in an experiment and becomes and exceptional soldier during World War II. He, and his cohorts, attack Hydra headquarters and manage to defuse the greatest weapon of the war. But not without a great cost.
Exciting!!

Summary from IMDB

During World War 2, Steve Rogers tries to enlist but is repeatedly rejected for his frail and sickly condition, however a scientist notes his determination and allows him to be accepted. What Steve doesn't know is that this scientist is in charge of a government project to create super soldiers, in which Steve is to be the first, but the colonel in charge of the project can't see what the scientist does in this scrawny runt - a strong inner character. Meanwhile, Johann Schmidt, head of a German science division known as HYDRA, knows this scientist and fears the success of his project in America. It could mean trouble for the Germans, so he sends a man to infiltrate and see if it's a success, and "take care" of the scientist if it is. It is, and he does, but not without Steve and his new abilities chasing him down. With the doctor dead, no more American supermen will be forthcoming, and Steve quickly becomes a mere U.S. war drive propaganda tool called "Captain America." His role is useful, if undignified, but he soldiers on with it dutifully till hearing of his best friend's unit's capture, for which he promptly heads out to rescue them. During this rescue, he meets the diabolical Schmidt, and the two become each other's arch nemesis.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Columbiana

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Zoe Saldana Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Love Zoe Saldana. In this movie she is a woman out to get revenge for the killing of her family by Columbian drug lords. She works her way up the ladder, striking fear into the hearts of ruthless killers. A pretty exciting movie.

Summary from IMDB

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death
- Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: Cowboys & Aliens

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Clancy Brown Wikipedia Link
Keith Carradine Wikipedia Link
Daniel Craig Wikipedia Link
Harrison Ford Wikipedia Link
Olivia Wilde Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay, it is not that silly a concept. If we think aliens have visited earth, then why not visits to the old west, before technology, camera's, etc. And that is what this movie is about. Sure, for a little bit it is a Western with good and bad guys, but then some really bad guys show up and everyone has to join forces to try and figure out what is going on, and how to beat them.

Summary from IMDB

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.
- Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Crazy. Stupid. Love

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Bacon Wikipedia Link
Steve Carrell Wikipedia Link
Ryan Gosling Wikipedia Link
John Carroll Lynch Wikipedia Link
Julianne Moore Wikipedia Link
Emma Stone Wikipedia Link
Marisa Tomei Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A great story about a man who needs help learning to date again, and an expert at it, learning to fall in love for real. These two cross paths in expected, and really unexpected ways. The whole thing leads to a climax that is funny, touching, and stupid, all at the same time time. I really enjoyed this movie.

Summary from IMDB

Cal Weaver is in a mid-life rut and doesn't even realize it, until Emily Weaver née Boyle, his wife of twenty-five years, his high school sweetheart, and the only woman he's ever been with, asks him for a divorce. She still loves him but not what he's become. That rut has even led to her having an affair with her co-worker, David Lindhagen, who would like that relationship to be permanent. A young, handsome, well appointed, and seemingly wealthy young man named Jacob Palmer notices what a sad sack of a man Cal is because of his situation. Jacob, a Lothario of a man who can have his pick of women with who he only wants one-night stands, offers to help Cal get his manly mojo back to make Emily regret ever wanting to divorce him, and make him move on with his life. Although Cal accepts Jacob's help, the one part he may not really want is moving on from Emily. As Jacob helps Cal, Jacob himself may come to the realization that there is more to life than one-night stands, especially after he meets a young law student named Hannah, who is going through her own relationship issues. A happy romantic ending for both Cal and Jacob with their respective loves is hindered by some unknown information, including Cal's best friend's seventeen year old daughter, Jessica Riley, being secretly in love with him, while Cal's thirteen year old son, Robbie Weaver, is in turn in love with Jessica. - Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Drive

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Albert Brooks Wikipedia Link
Brian Cranston Wikipedia Link
Ryan Gosling Wikipedia Link
Ron Perlman Wikipedia Link
Russ Tamblyn Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The driver is pretty emotionally cut off, but when he makes a commitment he sticks with it. He gets involved in some trouble, and protects the people around him. Course, his driving skills come into play during this (hence the name of the movie). Ryan Gosling does a pretty good job of down playing this character, but this movie is only average.

Summary from IMDB

In Los Angeles, a mysterious driver is a man of few words who works as a garage mechanic for his only friend Shannon. He also moonlights as a stuntman in Hollywood films and driver of getaway cars in heists. One day, he helps his neighbor Irene, whose husband is in prison, and her son Benicio and he falls in love with her. However, a few days later her husband Standard Gabriel is released from prison and they meet each other in the building. Standard is pressed by the criminal Cook to rob a pawn shop to pay for the protection he had in prison, and the driver decides to help him by driving the getaway car. However, the heist does not work as planned, and now the driver finds he has to protect Irene and Benicio from mobsters.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Fast Five

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Vin Diesel Wikipedia Link
Dwayne Johnson Wikipedia Link
Gal Gadot Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Another in the Fast and Furious franchise focusing on fast car and flippant attitude toward the law. (okay I tried) Chases, crashes, fights, action... basically more of the same and nothing to stand out in this edition.

Summary from IMDB

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. - Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Fright Night

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Toni Collette Wikipedia Link
Collin Farrell Wikipedia Link
Anton Yelchin Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A teenager suspects that his new next door neighbor is a vampire. Course, he turns out to be right otherwise not much of a movie. This vampire turns one of his friends and kidnaps his girl. He ends up chasing it to try and recover her (ahhh young love) and finds out that a vampire is more powerful than one would think.. once they have control of a group. He turns to an "expert" in vampire hunting, who turns out to be ... well.. something of a fake.

Summary from IMDB

This movie is the remake of the 1985 film and is about Charley Brewster who lives in the desert suburb on the outskirts of Las Vegas. His neighbor Jerry ('Colin Farrell') has his windows all blacked out which catches the attention of Charley friend and "geek" Ed who is sure that Jerry is a vampire. As time goes by some other friends and students of Charley's school start disappearing and Ed tells him that he is sure Jerry is behind it. Then when Ed doesn't turn up at school Charley checks it out for himself and breaks into Jerry's house, as a result he see's more than he bargains for and ends up with Jerry on his back. Charley ends up getting his family and friends involved in something they should have never been a part of. He has to get a self proclaimed vampire killer Peter Vincent ('David Tennant') to help him save him and his friends from an eternal damnation as vampires from being "turned" by Jerry.
- Written by Michael Hallows Eve


Movie Title: Green Lantern

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Ryan Reynolds Wikipedia Link
Tim Robins Wikipedia Link
Peter Sarsgaard Wikipedia Link
Mark Strong Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Had high hopes for this film, but.. it didn't quite do it. Some parts where just over-blown, and others, under-done. I was disappointed.

Summary from IMDB

In a mysterious universe, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Cocky test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by "the Ring", the willpower-fed source of power, of the Green Lantern Corps. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenges these other superheroes face. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. He is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the job of keeping the world safe from harm. Based on the characters of DC Comics series "Green Lantern".
Written by Warner Bros. Pictures


Movie Title: Hall Pass

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Richard Jenkins Wikipedia Link
Owen Wilson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A couple of friends get permission from their wives to go outside their marriage for sex. They think they really want it, but when push comes to shove they have no clue what they really want. And neither do the wives, apparently. Amusing but predictable.

Summary from IMDB

A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own.
- Written by rcso411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helena Bonham Carter Wikipedia Link
Robbie Coltrane Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
John Hurt Wikipedia Link
Gary Oldman Wikipedia Link
Daniel Radcliffe Wikipedia Link
Alan Rickman Wikipedia Link
Maggie Smith Wikipedia Link
Emma Thompson Wikipedia Link
Emma Watson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

And, finally, the story comes to an end with a climatic battle of good vs. evil. All the dancing around and sneaking is done. It's face to face and wand to wand. And who will be the unexpected hero here... Well.. that is a surprise.

Summary from IMDB

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
- Written by Jordan


Movie Title: Horrible Bosses

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jason Bateman Wikipedia Link
Jamie Fox Wikipedia Link
Keven Spacey Wikipedia Link
Donald Sutherland Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A pretty amusing movie about three non-assertive guys who have horrible bosses. They decide to do a "criss-cross" kind of move and eliminate each others bosses... but they are not really killers or bad guys, so they go looking for advice. The whole thing gets pretty weird (and funny) pretty quick. The question is, can they actually succeed with their murderous plan, or will a less lethal way to solve their problems occur to them. This was pretty funny.

Summary from IMDB

Friends Nick Hendricks, Kurt Buckman and Dale Arbus are average guys who want to work hard to get ahead in their respective jobs, but they each have the same professional problem in achieving this goal: they have a horrible boss and a job difficult to escape without starting from scratch. At the financial firm where he works, Nick's sadistic boss, Dave Harken, has long implied to Nick that he is in line for a senior vice-president position which was the farthest thing from Dave's mind. Kurt, who works for a family owned chemical company, used to have the best boss in the world in Jack Pellitt until he died, which meant that the reigns of the company were passed to his insensitive cocaine-induced son, Bobby Pellitt. And dental hygienist Dale's boss, Dr. Julia Harris, is sexually harassing him, which is made worse as Julia vows to tells Dale's fiancee that they did sleep together if he doesn't. He knows he can't get another job due to being on the sexual predator list for an innocent incident. After the three initially joke about wanting to kill their respective bosses, Dale is the first to state that he really wants to do it, to which the other two agree. As they are just three average guys, they have no idea how to go about doing it or even hiring a hit-man. With a supposed hit-man named Motherfucker Jones as their adviser and television crime shows and old murder mystery movies as their guides, the three go about trying to determine the best way to kill the three bosses while keeping as far away from the crimes as possible. Even with their guides, they commit a few errors in the initial reconnaissance and intelligence gathering stage which may thwart the entire plan. The motivations of Julia, Bobby and especially Dave, as well as Nick, Kurt and Dale's own morals may also factor into the success or failure of carrying out their mission.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Hugo

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Asa Butterfield Wikipedia Link
Sacha Baron Cohen Wikipedia Link
Ben Kingsley Wikipedia Link
Christoper Lee Wikipedia Link
Chloë Grace Moretz Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is a fun little movie about a boy who is trying to unlock mysteries, and discovers more along the way. Also, kind of a touching puppy love story. Love the scenes in the Paris movie studio where very early movies are being made. I got the impression that it was pretty true to life, which made it even more interesting.

Summary from IMDB

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.
- Written by napierslogs


Movie Title: I Am Number 4

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

So.. there are these special people and aliens want to kill them, and this one guy happens to be number 4 of the bunch, but he doesn't know he is special and .. who cares. This movie was a bore.

Summary from IMDB

Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
Written by Walt Disney Pictures


From the book:

Jane Eyre BY Bronte, Charlotte

Movie Title: Jane Eyre

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Mia Wasikowska Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester (Fassbender). The isolated and imposing residence -- and Mr. Rochester's coldness -- have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding...
- Written by Focus Features


Movie Title: Larry Crowne

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tom Hanks Wikipedia Link
Julia Roberts Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A middle aged guy finds himself fired from a long standing job, and decides to take some classes to improve his lot in life. A burnt out adult teacher is bored with what she is doing. Naturally, he ends up in her class and for strange and amusing reasons, they hit it off. A romantic comedy well done.

Summary from IMDB

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
- Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Midnight In Paris

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kathy Bates Wikipedia Link
Adrien Brody Wikipedia Link
Rachel McAdams Wikipedia Link
Léa Seydoux Wikipedia Link
Michael Sheen Wikipedia Link
Owen Wilson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

What if you were in Paris one evening, and got into a special taxi which, when it dropped you off, left you in the Paris of an earlier era - with famous artists and writers, hob-nobbing and partying the night away? What if you met someone in this other time-line with whom you fall in love? What would you do.. who would you be.. what would you learn?
This is a great little movie with a really interesting plot idea, plenty of humor, and a nice finish. I would see this again.

Summary from IMDB

Pasadena based Gil Pender would rather be a novelist than the hack albeit successful screenwriter that he is. A romantic at heart, Gil has little in common with his fiancée Inez or her wealthy conservative parents - Inez who is much like them - who Gil and Inez are with in Paris accompanying them on her father's extended business trip. Gil, against Inez's sensibilities, would love to live in Paris so that he could write his novel full time, that novel which is a fantasy of his own life, complete in wanting to live in what he considers the golden era, 1920's Paris. Gil also has little in common with Inez's friends, most specifically Paul and Carol Bates, professor Paul who Gil believes is pedantic as someone who spouts off everything about anything, but who Inez believes is brilliant. One evening while Inez ditches Gil for an evening out with Paul, Gil gets picked up by a group of party-goers in a 1920's vintage vehicle, they who invite him along to their party. At the party, Gil meets a couple named Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, their names which he initially believes is coincidence. He quickly comes to the realization that he has been transported back to 1920's Paris and the two are indeed the couple famed in literature. On subsequent evenings, Gil comes to the realization that he can travel back to this, his dream setting, at midnight every night at that exact location transported by that 1920's vehicle. Subsequently, he meets and befriends the elite of Paris arts and culture of the time, including Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Gil initially plans to share this revelation with Inez, until he meets Adriana, a muse of Picasso's. There is a seeming mutual attraction between Adriana and Gil. Although he would love for his midnight trips to last forever, his time especially with Adriana shows Gil what he truly is striving for in his present twenty-first century life.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Tom Cruise Wikipedia Link
Michael Nyquist Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link
Jeremy Renner Wikipedia Link
Ving Rhames Wikipedia Link
Tom Wilkinson Wikipedia Link
Paula Patton Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

As exciting as all of the Mission Impossible films, if you like and action movie, then you will like this on. I like action movies.

Summary from IMDB

IMF agent Ethan Hunt, who's been out for sometime, is given another mission. He has to break into the Kremlin to obtain some information. He gets in but when he gets to where he is suppose to go, the information is not there. And at the same moment, in another part of the building someone kills some people and takes some sensitive material. He then taps into Ethan's frequency, pretending to be part of his team. Ethan then calls an abort and just as he was leaving, the Kremlin explodes. Ethan is knocked out and wakes up in a hospital handcuffed to a bed and questioned by a Russian agent who thinks he's responsible for what happened. Ethan escapes and calls the Secretary who meets him with an aide named Brandt. Ethan gives them a description of the man he thinks is responsible and is told he's a rogue scientist. Ethan is told that IMF is being shut down. And since he's wanted, he is told by the Secretary that he can either turn himself in or go out and find the man responsible. That's when they're attacked by the Russian who thinks Ethan is the one responsible. The Secretary is killed, Ethan and Brandt escape and join two other agents and they set out to find the man and clear the IMF. - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Moneyball

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Wikipedia Link
Brad Pitt Wikipedia Link
Chris Pratt Wikipedia Link
Robin Wright Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A great movie about a baseball manager who decides to gamble on an entirely new way of picking members of his team. He hires a mathematician with a theory on how to create a winning team by signing up players who get on base. Not players who are stars. Not players who everyone "feels" are talented. Not players who the scouts thing are great. No, just players who get on base - because, after all, that is what wins games. Nobody in the organization is behind him, but he sticks to his guns despite opposition. Will it work? The game will be the ultimate judge.
This is a great film because it is based on a true story of the Oakland A's and how they came back as a team against teams with much more money and much better players. But good players don't mean a thing if you don't have a TEAM. And that is the story here... how to build a team instead of looking for stars!! I love this movie because of the truth in it. (ok.. Hollywood truth)

Summary from IMDB

The Oakland A's end their 2001 season with a loss in the AL fifth game of a best of five elimination series, still an admirable accomplishment seeing as the A's are considered a poor team with a payroll one-third of that of a rich team like the New York Yankees. During the off season, they lose three of their star players through free agency, most problematic being first baseman Jason Giambi. Without more money which he doesn't get from owner Stephen Schott, the A's GM, Billy Beane, knows that they will never win the World Series as richer teams will always be able to pilfer their best players - ones they have been able to nurture - with more lucrative contracts. Billy knows they have to think differently about how to replace the three, looking at what they require in combination rather than looking at the three as individuals, which is different than the way scouts have looked at players over the sport's history. In a meeting with Cleveland Indians management about players, Billy meets Peter Brand, a quiet Yale Economics graduate, who works for the Indians doing player analysis. Upon questioning Peter later in private, Billy realizes that purely academic Peter has much the same thought process as he does. Billy hires him as the A's Assistant GM after receiving what he considers the correct answer to Billy's question on his own checkered past as a first round 1979 draft pick which led to notoriety as a failure as a player. But once on the payroll, Peter convinces Billy to look at the entire dugout, and acquire undervalued players for what they can do in order for the team to win. As an example, they acquire former catcher Scott Hatteberg, whose career is seen as being over by all other teams due to an elbow injury that doesn't allow him to throw. Although not a hitter, they acquire him for his ability to "get on base" in whatever way required (usually by walks), and plan to teach him how to play first base, a generally non-throwing position. These moves don't sit well with the A's scouting team and sports analysts. Problematic is that the A's Manager, Art Howe, who also doesn't agree with or understand the strategy, refuses to listen to Billy about how best to manage the team as assembled. Billy knows that his and Peter's jobs are on the line if they don't produce, which he realizes means nothing less than winning the World Series. But more important to Billy is to show the world of baseball that his way is the right way.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Paul

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jason Bateman Wikipedia Link
Nick Frost Wikipedia Link
Bill Hader Wikipedia Link
Jane Lynch Wikipedia Link
Simon Pegg Wikipedia Link
Seth Rogen Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Tambor Wikipedia Link
Sigourney Weaver Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A comedy about 2 alien believers who wind up with and protecting a real alien. But this alien is not like any other you've seen. His name is Paul, and he is funny and tolerant and trying to escape and go home. He likes to have fun, has a sense of humor, and has a few powers that he uses sparingly to get people to see the truth (like when a religious nut job needs a quick dose of real knowledge). Anyway, the movie makes fun of all the alien movie stereotypes and even references other alien movies (E.T. and ALIENS). It is funny and wonderful. Just missed 5 stars.
Okay, in one of those laugh out loud moments that only I seemed to laugh at in the theater, Sigorney Weaver is a government agent intent on killing Paul. At one point she holds a gun on him and threatens to shoot him. Another character shouts, "Get away from him, you BITCH!" - Which made me laugh out loud in a silent theater - Why? Because that is the exact same line delivered by Sigorney Weaver as the character Ripley in the movie ALIENS when the female alien is after the little girl, Newt. I mean.. how ironic can you get. I love these self referential tidbits. Sometimes they are the only worth while thing in the movie (See Transformers: The Dark Side Of The Moon).

Summary from IMDB

British nerds and aspirant comic-book writers Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings travel to the Comic-Con in San Diego, California, to see their idol, Adam Shadowchild, among other sci-fi attractions. While driving to the Area 51, Nevada, on a road trip through UFO-land, they meet alien, Paul, who asks for help to reach Area 51. They learn that Paul was captured by the military in 1947, in Wyoming, and kept prisoner in a base as part of a top-secret project. Paul has contacted his spacecraft that will rescue him, but now he is being chased by federal agents, led by Agent Zoil. When they stop in a trailer area, they abduct the religious Ruth Buggs, who changes her religious perspective to the scientific point of view and decides to join Graeme and Clive to help Paul. But their journey to Nevada with the agents chasing them is dangerous.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Rango

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

An animated film with an old west kind of theme. Rango is a chameleon who gets separated from his owners while crossing a desert and finds himself in an "old west" town of other animals. There is a bad guy, of course, and a conflict in which the cowardly Rango finds it within himself to get brave. But, overall, not that interesting a film.

Summary from IMDB

A family is crossing the desert by car with their lizard in an aquarium. The driver is forced to an abrupt movement to avoid an accident and the aquarium falls off the car on the road. The female lizard Beans gives a ride to the lizard up to an old western town called Dirt and he goes to the bar expecting to drink water. The braggart lizard tells that he is a dangerous gunslinger called Rango and the impressed locals believe that Rango is a hero and invite him to be the sheriff. Sooner Rango finds that water is missing in town and the Major has a suspicious behavior. But when the evil Rattlesnake Jake arrives in town, Rango assumes that he is a coward and quits his position. He walks to the road but the Spirit of the West convinces him to return and fight for those that had believed in him.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Real Steel

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Hugh Jackman Wikipedia Link
Evangeline Lilly Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

An underdog story set in a future where robots fight it out in the ring, controlled by humans at ring-side. A down-and-out guy finds an old robot and starts to train with him. Inspired by his estranged son, they connect over trying to win. They beat the odds and become closer as they do.

Summary from IMDB

In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the father and son bond strengthens. - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
Stephen Fry Wikipedia Link
Jared Harris Wikipedia Link
Jude Law Wikipedia Link
Eddie Marsan Wikipedia Link
Rachel McAdams Wikipedia Link
Noomi Rapace Wikipedia Link
Kelly Reilly Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Not as good as the first Downey Sherlock, this film centers on an improbably plot to start war in Europe by Professor Moriarity. Not that great an idea plot wise. A smaller crime would have been more interesting.

Summary from IMDB

Sherlock Holmes is investigating terrorist attacks in London alone since his old partner Dr. John Watson will get married a few days later with Mary. His investigations point to Professor James Moriarty as the person responsible for the explosions. When Dr. Watson and Mary are attacked in the train while traveling for their honeymoon in Brighton, Holmes delivers Mary to the protection of his brother Mycroft. Soon Holmes and Dr. Watson disclose that Professor Moriarty has bought arms and ammunition factories and is trying to start a war in Europe killing political leaders and politicians. Now Sherlock and Watson have to stop Moriarty and his dangerous associate, the skilled former Colonel Sebastian Moran to avoid the imminent war.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Source Code

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jake Gyllenhaal Wikipedia Link
Michelle Monaghan Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Wright Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A soldier keeps waking up, being told he is part of an anti-terrorist special unit, and that he has a limited amount of time to find a bomb on a train. He fails several times - getting blown up each time - and is sent back again. He is unaware that he is being used in an experiment to predict and prevent terrorists attacks, and that he is going to die in the process. However, the people experimenting on his mind and body are also unaware that he is going to their future, but to various alternate futures, and that his free will is going to muck up their plans. Basically it's the old - muck with time and time will muck back.
A complicated but interesting idea. There are some shocking moments in this movie so be ready for the twists.

Summary from IMDB

Colter Stevens, a US Army helicopter pilot whose last memory is flying in Afghanistan, wakes up on a commuter train. However, he discovers that he has assumed the identity of another man. 8 minutes later, the train explodes and Stevens finds himself in some kind of pod. He then talks to someone named Goodwin, who tells him he has to go back and find out who the bomber is. He is sent back to go through the whole thing again and attempts to find who the bomber is but fails. The bomb goes off and Stevens finds himself in the pod again. He is sent back another time, yet still cannot find out anything. When he returns, he asks what is going on. Goodwin and Rutledge, the scientist in charge, tell him that he is part of a project that can put someone in another person's consciousness during the last 8 minutes of their life. Stevens then asks why he cannot just stop the bomb. He is told that he is not going back in time but placed in the moment so he can find out who the bomber is and if there are any other targets. On the side, Stevens finds himself falling for the woman traveling with him while he is still in the other man's consciousness.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Sucker Punch

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Scott Glenn Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The whole movie is a sucker punch.. particularly at the end. I would give it a higher rating, but that might lead people to watch it.. when it is just strange enough not to be most people's cup of tea. I kind of liked it.. but like I said.. you get sucker punched at the end.

Summary from IMDB

An action fantasy set in the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls -- the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) -- to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey -- if they succeed -- will set them free.
- Written by Warner Bros. Pictures


Movie Title: Super 8

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Elle Fanning Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

Disappointing given all the hype leading up to this movie, but entertaining none the less. A little like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but a tad more scary. Kids encounter Aliens and the Army wants to put a lid on it. Kids of course can get away with anything.
One thing that was nostalgic for me was the kids movie making. We did the same thing at that age, so.. that brought back memories.

Summary from IMDB

In the summer of 1979, six friends spend their time making a zombie movie with an 8mm camera. Joe Lamb does the make-up and he tales a liking to Alice Dainard who has only recently joined the group. While filming at the local railway depot, they see one of their teachers, Dr. Woodward, turn his truck onto the track and drive into an oncoming train which derails. As they continue trying to make their film, they realize that an extra-terrestrial was being carried on that train and is now loose in the community.
- Written by garykmcd


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Emily Blunt Wikipedia Link
Matt Damon Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Ehle Wikipedia Link
Michael Kelly Wikipedia Link
Anthony Mackie Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

What is your fate? If you have a fate it must all be mapped out somehow. And if it is all mapped out, then, should something go wrong that would change your fate, well.. there is a group of beings to make adjustments so that your fate stays true. Unless of course you find this out and start to buck the system. Then your's and everyone's fate can get all screwed up.
This movie explores the idea that, behind the scenes and without our knowledge, a group of (human?) beings are constantly making adjustments in our lives so that things go according to (God's?) master plan. Look out if you don't fall in line. They will come after you.
Mildly interesting concept. Very ex-machina at the end.

Summary from IMDB

In New York, the prominent politician David Norris is disputing the election for the Senate but his past of bad boy makes him lose the election. He meets the stranger Elise Sellas hidden in the Waldorf's toilet and she tells that she had crashed a party and the security guards are chasing her. They start a conversation and they immediately fall in love with each other. However the guards find her and David does not see her again. However she inspires him to make a remarkable speech. Three years later, David is traveling by bus and he sees Elise on the sidewalk. He gets out of the bus to meet her and he learns that she is a dancer. Further, she gives her phone number to him and David promises to call her. However, strangers wearing hats approach to David and tell that they belong to the Adjustment Bureau and Elise and David must be kept apart. They destroy the piece of paper with her phone number and David is unable to contact Elise. When David meets Elise again, the strangers use their abilities to keep them apart. What is the reason why David and Elise can not be together?
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Judi Dench Wikipedia Link
Bill Nighy Wikipedia Link
Maggie Smith Wikipedia Link
Tom Wilkinson Wikipedia Link
Penelope Wilton Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A great little movie about a run down dump of a hotel in India that manages to inspire the dreams of a young and enthusiastic proprietor and attracts a group of elderly customers who, though it has its short comings, manage to really enjoy their time there. A fantastic cast of actors, all of whom I love make this a really enjoyable film to watch.

Summary from IMDB

Seven British pensioners - five individuals and one married couple - meet on a flight from England to Jaipur, India, where they have all made the decision to live at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a new luxurious but inexpensive seniors facility located on the outskirts of the city and which is geared at their white, English demographic. They each independently saw it advertised, and each has an issue in their life which has prompted them to make this change in scenery. Evelyn is just widowed, and is now emotionally and financially lost as she had for her entire married life depended on her husband for almost everything. Married couple Jean and Douglas lost much of their retirement savings on a bad investment and have had to downgrade their retirement expectations. Muriel, who only trusts white Brits, is reluctantly going to expedite her needed hip replacement, which she can have done immediately in a transfer program with an Indian facility or else endure the several months in pain on the British health care system waiting list. Madge, between husbands, needs to escape her married daughter's home, where she is treated largely as the babysitter, to find the next in a long line of lovers/husbands. Norman is somewhat a less sexually successful male version of Madge, he a lonely man who wants a new collection of unsuspecting women who may not be wise to his old and tired pickup moves. They all look largely to Graham, a just retired judge, as their guide, who grew up close to Jaipur and wants to return to the sweet side of his bittersweet child and young adulthood memories, namely the love of his life who he has not seen since that time, while dealing with the aftermath of the bitter side. Upon their arrival, they find that Sonny, the hotel manager and minority co-owner of the hotel, has misrepresented the luxury and new side of the hotel, that representation which he ultimately wants it to be based on his business plan that western countries, like Britain, will want to "outsource" the needs of their elderly. As the seven adjust their lives to their new reality while dealing with Sonny and their own personal issues, Sonny has to appease: the residents; his two Delhi residing brother majority co-owners whose interests are represented by their hard as nails mother, who does not approve of Sonny's choice of a wife, Sunaina, despite never having met her; and potential investors, whose money he needs to achieve his less than easily achievable business dream, the current new residents which he hopes to use as props to show how successful his plan can be.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: The Descendants

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
George Clooney Wikipedia Link
Judy Greer Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A man, descendant of land barons in Hawaii, must decide what to about his family, and about the land that could change the face of a large chunk of Kauai. His wife having an affair comes as a shock to him. His teenage daughter is growing up. His son is acting out. He is under pressure to make a decision about the land. Enough to drive a man crazy.. and maybe he does go a little crazy.
A funny, touching movie about people being people.

Summary from IMDB

Matt King's family has lived in Hawaii for generations. His extended family - namely he and his many cousins - own 25,000 acres of undeveloped land on Kauai held in trust, which ends in seven years. The easiest thing for the family to do is sell the land before the seven years is up, which is all the talk in the state, as, to whom they sell the property could very well change the face of Kauai. Despite the vast wealth that comes with the land, Matt has decided to live solely on what he earns as a Honolulu lawyer. However, Matt has not had a perfect life living in Hawaiian paradise as many believe. He and his wife Elizabeth were having problems in their marriage. She recently got into a boating accident which has placed her in a coma. Their seventeen year old daughter Alex is in boarding school on the big island since they couldn't handle her rebellion, which was made all the worse by an argument of an unknown nature between mother and daughter during Alex's last visit home. And their ten year old daughter Scottie is starting to act out, which Matt doesn't know if he can handle, potentially raising her on his own. Matt decides to bring Alex home upon news that Elizabeth is brain dead, and that she will be pulled off life support. But revelations about Elizabeth and Alex's argument, which is tied indirectly to the issue of the land sale, leads to some decisions on Matt's part about what is best for him in both mourning Elizabeth's death and what is the best thing to do about the land, the two decisions which may be incompatible. - Written by Huggo


Movie Title: The Dilemma

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jennifer Connelly Wikipedia Link
Kevin James Wikipedia Link
Winona Ryder Wikipedia Link
Channing Tatum Wikipedia Link
Vince Vaughn Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

So these two friends are working hard together to make a business. They have been friends for life. But what happens when one finds the others wife cheating on him? Does he tell what he knows and destroy his friend? Does he try to make sure he saw what he saw by becoming an armature detective? Yeah, the second one seems like the right option. And everything goes down hill from there. A funny flick with two very funny stars.

Summary from IMDB

A man finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do is this story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), are by their sides. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves into mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend. - Written by Universal Pictures


From the book:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo BY Larsson, Stieg

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Rooney Mara Wikipedia Link
Christopher Plummer Wikipedia Link
Daniel Craig Wikipedia Link
Stellan Skarsgård Wikipedia Link
Robin Wright Wikipedia Link
Daniel Craig Wikipedia Link
Rooney Mara Wikipedia Link
Christopher Plummer Wikipedia Link
Stellan Skarsgård Wikipedia Link
Robin Wright Wikipedia Link
Steven Berkoff Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A very good detective novel that hits all the high points of the novel. I imagine this was a difficult novel to adapt as there was plenty of detail that relates to the further novels in this series. It might seem a little slow, but the climax and ending are excellent

Summary from IMDB

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined. Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: The Green Hornet

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Cameron Diaz Wikipedia Link
David Harbour Wikipedia Link
Edward James Olmos Wikipedia Link
Seth Rogen Wikipedia Link
Christoph Waltz Wikipedia Link
Tom Wilkinson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

An amusing take on the Green Hornet character. A playboy who has never had any responsibility in the world finds himself having to step up and kick ass (well, try to kick ass) when confronted by bad guys who threaten that which he hold dear. With the help of a REAL kick ass assistant he manages to do plenty to clean up a corrupt city and protect what he cares about.
A funny movie with action.. who could ask for more.

Summary from IMDB

When the publisher of "The Daily Sentinel" dies, his son Britt Reid inherits his newspaper. The idle Britt is a playboy that parties all the time with women and hates his father but he is forced to become the new publisher. He also meets his father's mechanic Kato, who is a skilled fighter of kung fu, and they decide to fight crime for fun wearing masks. Britt uses "The Daily Sentinel" to promote "The Green Hornet" and his sidekick, attracting the attention of the kingpin Chudnofsky, Now the Green Hornet is chased not only by the police, but also by Chudnofsky that is hunting him down.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The Grey

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A depressing movie about a depressing guy who comes to a depressing end. Okay, so maybe right at the end he makes up his mind to fight for life.. but still. Well, anything I would say is a spoiler, so if you want to come to the end of a movie wondering what that was all about (redemption?) then see this. And then wish for your 2 hours back.

Summary from IMDB

A crew of Alaskan oil-drillers find themselves in the wilderness after their plane crashes. As the crew tries to make a camp around the wreckage of the plane, they discover that they are being watched. The plane has crashed near a wolf den, causing these creatures to aggressively attack the survivors. As the wolves follow them, John Ottway (one of these survivors, played by Liam Neeson) starts to see these people as actual people (as opposed to "assholes...men unfit for mankind"). Separated from society, we start to see these characters for who they are instead of what they were made to be by their circumstances. As Ottway sees his (now) companions picked off one by one, he questions himself, his companions, and the God he didn't use to believe in.
- Written by Troy Wullbrandt


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Justin Bartha Wikipedia Link
Bradley Cooper Wikipedia Link
Zack Galifianakis Wikipedia Link
Paul Giamatti Wikipedia Link
Ken Jeong Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Tambor Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The Wolf Pack find themselves attending another wedding.. and once again, getting into pre-wedding trouble and losing one of their own, only this time in Bangkok instead of Vegas. A whole new set of horrible circumstances pile up until, as in the first movie, a last second miracle occurs to ALMOST save the day. Oh sure.. there is patching over to be done... tattoos to be removed... fingers that get cut off... and blackmailable pictures to be viewed (Stay for the credits). But the Wolf Pack prevails.
This was fresh in the first film. A bit less so here, but still funny.

Summary from IMDB

The dentist, Stu Price, is getting married to Lauren in Thailand and his best friends Doug Billings, Phil Wenneck and Alan Garner travel for the wedding. After the dinner party, Doug, Phil and Alan invite Stu to drink a beer around a bonfire on the beach with Lauren's brother Teddy. Phil brings a pack of beers and marshmallows to the group. On the next morning, Phil, Stu and Alan have a hangover and they do not recall what they did last night; their room is upside down; Teddy is missing; there is a little monkey in the room. Teddy's finger is in a glass of water; Alan's head is shaved; and Stu has a tattoo on his face. The trio tries to track down last night to find what happened and sooner they discover Mr. Chow on the floor under the carpet. They learn that they are in Bangkok and Mr. Chow sniffs cocaine before telling what happened last night. However he dies and Phil, Stu and Alan follow a lead to begin to unravel their crazy night.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: The Help

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jessica Chastain Wikipedia Link
Viola Davis Wikipedia Link
Allison Janey Wikipedia Link
Sissie Spacek Wikipedia Link
Octavia Spencer Wikipedia Link
Emma Stone Wikipedia Link
Cicely Tyson Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

A fantastic film about "The Help" - black women working in white folks houses; raising the children; doing all the work; and still suffering from discrimination, even from people they have helped all their lives. It ain't right, and someone is going to write a tell-all about it - Thus embarrassing all the white folk, and vindicating the HELP.
This is a really great film. It has moments that will make you laugh, and moments that will make you outraged. I have always wondered what racists think when they watch a movie like this. Do they see themselves at all, or is how they feel justified, and the people on the screen purely fiction? I'd love to see what the box office on this film was broken down by state/per capita.
Anyway... See it.

Summary from IMDB

The time, the early 1960's, the place, Jackson, Mississippi. Eugenia Phalen - Skeeter to her friends and family - has just graduated from Ole Miss and has returned home in part to take care of her seriously ill mother. Unlike her female friends and colleagues who used their Ole Miss time solely to find a husband, Skeeter, who has never dated or had a boyfriend despite wanting romance in her life, strives primarily for a career, either as a serious journalist or editorialist. In Skeeter's social circle, the family servants, called "the help", are exclusively black. The female servants do the cooking and cleaning, but their primary responsibility is child rearing. The servants get passed down within families from generation to generation, so the child that they raised ultimately becomes the boss. Fifty year old Aibileen Clark is one such servant, who works for Skeeter's easily influenced friend, Elizabeth Leefolt. Skeeter asks Aibileen to help her with her newly acquired job, answering a housekeeping advice column. However, incidents that happen around Skeeter, including her mother seemingly being less than forthright about what happened to their own now absent female servant, the elderly Constantine Jefferson, who raised Skeeter and who Skeeter loved like a mother, make Skeeter come to the decision to write about the experiences of the black female servants in relation to their white bosses. Elaine Stein, a senior editor with Harper & Row in New York, approves the concept, but she knows that Skeeter getting the servants to talk, which Skeeter ultimately discovers is against the law in Mississippi, will be difficult if not impossible. Aibileen, the first and only servant who Skeeter asks, initially refuses Skeeter's request. But incidents around Aibileen ultimately get her and her acerbic-tongued best friend, Minny Jackson, who has long worked for the Walters family and now works for the Walters' racist daughter Hilly Holbrook, to talk to Skeeter on the sly about their experiences. One of those incidents involves Hilly's "Home Help Sanitation Initiative", which would ban any black servant from using their white employer's washroom. Minny's experiences also include those with Celia Foote, a young uncultured woman new to the area who has never had servants, who is now married to Hilly's old boyfriend Johnny Foote, and who is shunned by Hilly and her social circle for supposedly cheating with Johnny while he and she were still dating. Even if Harper & Row or any other firm publishes the book, Skeeter and by association any servant who helped her may have a continued rough road ahead in overcoming the resulting wrath, especially by Hilly and her type.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
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My Summary

Okay.. the first film was bad. The second is horrific. A crazy guy watches the first film and thinks, I can do that!!! He is not a doctor, but he grabs 12 people and starts to sew them together ass to mouth. In a horribly filthy, blood and shit covered environment he completes his master piece, but it doesn't last long. This is a true horror movie - not quite a slasher flick, but even worse than your typical slasher movie.
On a side note, the actor who plays the psychopath (Martin) in this movie is also in the sequel to this movie and you would not believe it is the same guy. He's not a known name.. but it is interesting how versatile he can be. He's gotten more work since these came out. Good for him!

Summary from IMDB

Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable.
- Written by six entertainment company


Movie Title: The Lincoln Lawyer

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Brian Cranston Wikipedia Link
William H. Macy Wikipedia Link
Matthew McConaughey Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Marisa Tomei Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

What can a lawyer do when one case he is defending unravels and old case of his, and then threatens the life if himself and those around him. He can't legally say anything because of privilege, but he can't ignore it either - especially when the death of a friend is involved. What to do?
Pretty entertaining thriller..

Summary from IMDB

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: The Mechanic

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jason Statham Wikipedia Link
Donald Sutherland Wikipedia Link
Ben Foster Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

I go to see Jason Statham films for the action, and normally they only rate an average rating, but this one is a little better than average. Here a hitman takes on an apprentice (whom he never really trusts). The apprentice has other motives and screws up a few times learning the ropes. In the end, the apprentice turns on the master, but he's not called a master for nothing.

Summary from IMDB

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
Written by Anonymous


Movie Title: The Rite

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Alice Braga Wikipedia Link
Rutger Hauer Wikipedia Link
Anthony Hopkins Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
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My Summary

The phrase "If you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss will stare into you" takes on real meaning in this film about a priest who is training to do exorcisms from an older priest who has seen too much and been influenced too much. Can the young priest overcome his doubts and be effective when the time comes to rescue people from the devil... when the time comes to rescue his teacher.

Summary from IMDB

Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism, Michael is as skeptical as ever. After the second exorcism, the girls condition becomes quite critical as she is moved to a hospital. She soon dies and the demon finds a new victim. As the moment of reckoning draws near, Micheal may be the only hope left but first he must overcome his own doubts and apprehensions in order to fight and destroy the ominous forces.
- Written by who knows


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Orlando Bloom Wikipedia Link
Luke Evans Wikipedia Link
Milla Jovovich Wikipedia Link
Logan Lerman Wikipedia Link
Matthew Macfadyen Wikipedia Link
Christoph Waltz Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

An absolutely horrible adaptation of the novel. Okay, the initial fight between the musketeers is fun, but after that the film goes unfailingly down hill. And the ending with the ballons is ghastly - not a hint of even trying to stick with the novel (which is quite good).
There are so many better versions.. do now bother with this one.

Summary from IMDB

After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France itself.
- Written by WellardRockard


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kristen Stewart Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The vampire is going to marry the mortal.. oh and there is a pregnancy.. and the werewolves are not happy.. and it is so romantic.. and etc. etc. Well, I started this series so I am committed to watching it... but it really doesn't do much for me.

Summary from IMDB

Bella and Edward are to marry. Jacob becomes upset when he learns that Bella is planning to consummate the marriage on her honeymoon. The wedding over, Bella and Edward spend their honeymoon on the Cullen's idyllic private island. But, to their dismay, they discover that Bella is pregnant. The fetus is growing at an accelerated rate and everyone fears for Bella's safety. Will she go ahead with her pregnancy, whatever the cost? The Quileutes close in as the unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.
- Written by Kad


Movie Title: Thor

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Chris Hemsworth Wikipedia Link
Anthony Hopkins Wikipedia Link
Natalie Portman Wikipedia Link
Rene Russo Wikipedia Link
Stellan Skarsgård Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The character THOR is introduced in this movie. Somewhat of a prick to start he soon changes his ways as he interacts with people. But, then he has to go back and be a god again.. A fun watch.

Summary from IMDB

The reckless Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), challenges his brother's claim to the throne of Asgard. To teach him humility , Odin casts the young warrior down to Earth to live among humans. Robbed of his powers, Thor falls in love with a scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). While Thor's brother; Loki usurps the throne of Asgard for evil gain and plans revenge, Thor's love for Jane and his lessons of humility turn him into the true hero and legendary and immortal warrior-defender of the peoples of the Earth saving them from destruction.
- Written by PJT


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Benedict Cumberbatch Wikipedia Link
Colin Firth Wikipedia Link
Tom Hardy Wikipedia Link
John Hurt Wikipedia Link
Gary Oldman Wikipedia Link
Mark Strong Wikipedia Link
Toby Jones Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

At the height of the Cold War, being a spy, counter-spy, double-agent.. well, it was a brutal business. No Bond glamour here, just the dogged work to try and track down a traitor. It is kill or be killed in this spy thriller - played very low key.

Summary from IMDB

A year after he was forced into retirement, ex-spy George Smiley is called back by a Cabinet office official when information comes to him that there may be a Soviet spy, a mole, at the very top of the British secret service. Smiley had been forced out along with Control, the head of spy agency, after a disastrous mission in Hungary where a colleague, Jim Prideaux, was shot. It was also an unhealthy time in the secret service, known affectionately by its members as the Circus, with several senior officers having developed a new source of information in the USSR but refusing to share that person's identity. Smiley agrees to return and in the course of his examination learns that the secret secret Soviet source has become the mainstay of the service, one that they soon plan to use to get at US intelligence information. Smiley soon realizes that the Soviets have turned the service inside out.
- Written by garykmcd


Movie Title: Tower Heist

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Matthew Broderick Wikipedia Link
Téa Leoni Wikipedia Link
Eddie Murphy Wikipedia Link
Michael Peña Wikipedia Link
Ben Stiller Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A group of employees at an exclusive New York apartment building realize that the richest guy in the building has screwed them over with a giant Ponzi scheme. It looks like he is going to get away with it as the Fed's can't seem to find any hidden money. But they know about the secret safe in his apartment, and so decide to break in. But what happens when the safe is empty? How will they get at this guys secret stash of money they just KNOW he has hidden away. And where is it? Oh, they eventually find it in a very very unusual place... one that makes stealing it almost impossible. What they go through in trying is great.
A good comedy about sticking it to the man... who really deserves it.

Summary from IMDB

Josh Kovaks is the manager of a high-rise condominium in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially financier Arthur Shaw. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved, but later he learns that the employees' pension fund - which he asked Shaw to handle - is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper, and his job. The FBI agent in charge tells him that Shaw might walk, and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it's been rumored that Shaw has $20 million lying around if he needs it in a hurry. Josh thinks he knows where it is, so with two other fired employees and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realize they need the assistance of someone who knows how to steal, so Josh asks an old acquaintance named Slide who he knows is a thief to help them.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Ken Jeong Wikipedia Link
Shai LaBeouf Wikipedia Link
John Malkovich Wikipedia Link
Alan Tudyk Wikipedia Link
Hugo Weaving Wikipedia Link
Josh Duhamel Wikipedia Link
Tyrese Gibson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This movie was horrible.. absolutely horrible. From the very first minute where they make a mistake about the orbit of the moon (saying the astronauts, who have LANDED on the Moon will have a period of time where they are out of communication because of the rotation of the Moon - I blew chunks - THE MOON ALWAYS SHOWS THE SAME FACE TO THE EARTH. IF YOU LAND ON IT AND CAN SEE THE EARTH.. YOU WILL ALWAYS SEE THE EARTH AND NOT LOSE COMMUNICATIONS!!!!). I mean, holy shit, how stupid is the audience. (Making the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs... Jesus).
There is one laugh out loud moment when one of the evil transformers voiced by Leonard Nimoy is about to destroy all humanity so that the planet can be used for transformer civilization states that "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." - I laughed because he also said that as Spock - but this audience was so young (and apparently dumb) that they had no clue.
Do not waste your life on this film.

Summary from IMDB

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. - Written by Kris S.


Movie Title: Win Win

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Bobby Cannavale Wikipedia Link
Paul Giamatti Wikipedia Link
Margo Martindale Wikipedia Link
Jeffery Tambor Wikipedia Link
Burt Young Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A really good movie about a struggling lawyer who does some shady business to get by. While coaching high school wresting, he encounters a boy who is a real star. He encourages and supports the kid, but his shady business comes back to haunt him, and he could be disbarred. And the boys (unreliable) mother comes in to mess with the kids head. A nice film about real people trying to do the right thing and getting a little derailed in the process when times get tough. You will care about these people.

Summary from IMDB

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.
- Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures


From the book:

Winnie The Pooh BY Milne, A.A.

Movie Title: Winnie The Pooh

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
John Cleese Wikipedia Link
Craig Ferguson Wikipedia Link

Review
UNRATED

My Summary

Not Seen.

Summary from IMDB

During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backsoon", and they set out to save him.


Movie Title: X-Men: First Class

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2011

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Kevin Bacon Wikipedia Link
Michael Fassbender Wikipedia Link
Nicholas Hoult Wikipedia Link
Michael Ironside Wikipedia Link
Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia Link
Oliver Platt Wikipedia Link
Annabelle Wallis Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

Okay. I liked the previous movies better. The X-Men franchise seems to be getting more muddled and complex as time goes by. I rate this as just average.

Summary from IMDB

In 1944, in Poland, the boy Erik Lehnsherr unleashes his magnetic power when his mother is sent to a concentration camp. The evil Dr. Sebastian Shaw brings Erik to his office and kills his mother, increasing his abilities through anger. In New York, the wealthy Charles Xavier meets the mutant Raven and invites her to live in his manor. In 1962, the CIA agent Moira MacTaggert discovers the existence of mutants working with Shaw and the invites Professor Xavier to recruit mutants to work for the USA government. Xavier teams up with Raven, Erik and a group of young mutants. Sooner they learn that the evil Shaw has the intention of beginning a nuclear war to destroy the world and increase his power.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: 127 Hours

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
James Franco Wikipedia Link
Kate Mara Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

James Franco plays a hiker who gets trapped with his arm under a rock for 127 hours. No one comes by. He cannot get out. There is only one thing for him to do - cut his own arm off. An interesting movie in that, there really is only one character - Franco. What he thinks as he is trapped; how he reviews his life; and how he comes to the conclusion of what he must do - and then DOES IT - makes for an interesting movie. And, its a true story.

Summary from IMDB

Outdoor adventurist Aron Ralston believes he's invincible and can do it all alone while on his outdoor adventures. He considers the great outdoors his second home. On Saturday, April 26, 2003, Aron has gone for an adventure trek alone through the generally secluded Blue John Canyon, and like he has done on many of his other treks, he has not told anyone where he is going. But on this day, he and a small boulder fall down a crevice, he landing near the bottom of the crevice virtually unharmed, but with his right hand wedged between the boulder and the crevice wall. He has access to his gear and his small supply of rations as he tries to move the boulder or chip away at it so that he can get his wedged hand free. As either task seems impossible, he hopes for someone to rescue him. Those most likely candidates are Kristi and Megan, two women he met earlier that day who are the only two who know that he is in the canyon, or his boss Brion, who may list him as missing if he doesn't show up for his scheduled work time on Tuesday (three days away). As time goes on and he deals not only with the boulder and lack of rations but also with the extreme weather conditions, he begins to think about his mortality, his mind often going toward his loving but somewhat distant relationship with his family, or his last broken love with a woman named Rana. As he films himself (as a goodbye message to his family) often with his mind wandering, he, during his more lucid moments, also thinks about the possibility of trying to sever his arm as he will lose it anyway if he survives this ordeal.
- Written by Huggo


Movie Title: Alice in Wonderland

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helena Bonham Carter Wikipedia Link
Johnny Depp Wikipedia Link
Crispin Glover Wikipedia Link
Anne Hathaway Wikipedia Link
Mia Wasikowska Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A re-make with Johnny Depp that I found not to be very interesting. Good effects. Okay story. But it didn't hold my interest.

Summary from IMDB

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.
- Written by Jim Beaver


Movie Title: Burlesque

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
James Brolin Wikipedia Link
Cher Wikipedia Link
Alan Cumming Wikipedia Link
Peter Gallagher Wikipedia Link
Stanley Tucci Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

I found this movie really entertaining. The music is great and the plot is fairly believable. Quality music and quality casting make this an easy and fun watch.

Summary from IMDB

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue.
- Written by Bobby_John


Movie Title: Clash of the Titans

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
Liam Neeson Wikipedia Link
Sam Worthington Wikipedia Link
Danny Huston Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

This is a remake of the 1981 version of this story - with better CGI and a bigger budget. Not necessarily a better film.

Summary from IMDB

Princess Andromeda is the daughter of King Cepheus, who has gained a victory against the gods. The vengeful god of the underworld, Hades, demands that Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice or he will unleash the Kraken against Argos. A desperate King Cepheus asks demi-god Perseus to find a way to defeat the Kraken. Perseus accepts the challenge because Hades was responsible for his family's death. He discovers that the way to kill the Kraken lies with getting the head of the gorgon Medusa.
- Written by Kad


Movie Title: Date Night

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Steve Carrell Wikipedia Link
Tina Fey Wikipedia Link
William Fichtner Wikipedia Link
James Franco Wikipedia Link
Mila Kunis Wikipedia Link
Mark Ruffalo Wikipedia Link
Mark Wahlberg Wikipedia Link
Kristen Wiig Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A pretty funny movie in the genre of "The Out-of-Towners" where a hapless couple find themselves in a variety of ever worsening situations while trying to have a simple "date night" dinner out. Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are perfect for this type of movie. Whatever they get mixed up in their relationship is tested and the rut they were in disappears. Fairly funny.

Summary from IMDB

Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consists of them taking care of their children and going to work and coming home and going to bed. But they find time to have a date night wherein they go out and spend some time together. When another couple they know announce that they're separating because they're in a rut, Phil feels that he and Claire could be too. So when date night comes Phil decides to do something different. So they go into the city and try to get into a new popular restaurant. But when it's full and still wanting to do this, Phil decides to take the reservation of a couple who doesn't show up. While they're having dinner two men approach them and instructs them to stand up and go with them. They think the men are with the restaurant and want to talk to them about taking someone else's reservation. But it appears the couple whose reservation they took crossed someone and the two men work for this person. The men are after something, but whatever it is they don't have it.
- Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com


Movie Title: Despicable Me

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

A despicable evil villain is losing his touch. In order to get one over on his evil rival he needs these 3 little girls who can get into his lair by selling cookies. So he adopts them. He never intends to fall in love with them, but they are so disarmingly cute that, without realizing it, he does. Yes, they help with his evil plan (unknowingly) but as things go wrong he starts to realize what is really important - and dang if it isn't those girls.
This film is brilliantly funny.

Summary from IMDB

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
- Written by Universal Pictures


Movie Title: Devil

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

A totally creepy movie about a group of people trapped in an elevator... and one of them is the devil. As time goes on and people on the outside try to rescue those who are stuck, someone starts to kill them - one by one. You would think that his would be pretty hard to get away with in an elevator - but we are talking about the devil, after all. The tension is well done in this movie - it will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Summary from IMDB

In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly.
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Movie Title: Due Date

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Jon Cryer Wikipedia Link
Robert Downey Jr. Wikipedia Link
Jamie Fox Wikipedia Link
Zack Galifianakis Wikipedia Link
Juliette Lewis Wikipedia Link
Michelle Monaghan Wikipedia Link
Charlie Sheen Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A mildly amusing comedy along the lines of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" where two wildly different characters are thrown together in an effort to get across country in as short an amount of time as possible. One is a delusional nut, and the other a high-strung architect. Both of them need to adapt to each other as long as they are stuck together. Mildly funny.

Summary from IMDB

In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each misadventure being Ethan's ineptness as an adult combined with Peter's resulting temper. The questions become whether they will survive the trip together, and if so if Peter will make it home in time to witness the birth of his and Sarah's first child.
- Written by Huggo


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Russell Brand Wikipedia Link
Jonah Hill Wikipedia Link
Colm Meaney Wikipedia Link
David Johansen Wikipedia Link
Jake Johnson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

A mildly amusing film about a nerd who has to get a drugged out old rock and roll star to the Greek Theater for a ceremony in his honor. The rocker does not want to behave.. wants to party and will not cooperate with the increasingly up-tight flunky who is trying to corral him. As with most of these movies - they each learn something from the other, and in the end become friends.

Summary from IMDB

English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne?
- Written by


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE
Helena Bonham Carter Wikipedia Link
Robbie Coltrane Wikipedia Link
Ralph Fiennes Wikipedia Link
Brendon Gleeson Wikipedia Link
Richard Griffiths Wikipedia Link
John Hurt Wikipedia Link
Bill Nighy Wikipedia Link
Daniel Radcliffe Wikipedia Link
Alan Rickman Wikipedia Link
David Thewlis Wikipedia Link
Emma Watson Wikipedia Link

Review
unknown

My Summary

The beginning of the end of the Harry Potter franchise, literally as they decide to break the last book into 2 parts - which is always a mistake. Oh well, nothing for it but to slog on. This was rather a muddled movie and would have been better served if they had not broken it up.

Summary from IMDB

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.
- Written by Chris Green


Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 2010

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE

Review
unknown

My Summary

An awkward viking boy who is a disappointment to his father finds and befriends and injured dragon (the mortal enemy of his people). This is the story of how he befriends the dragon, and how his new friend helps him save his village and his people.

I always love coming of age movies and this (animated) film is a great example of one. I never felt like a disappointment to my father, but I can imagine how much this would affect your life and shape who you are. By the end of this film, vikings and dragons are friends, and father and son are reconciled. Big Thumbs Up.

Summary from IMDB

Stoick the Vast,