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Monday, April 29, 2013

Movie Review: Oblivion

How affective could you be at your job knowing you're one of the last two humans on earth? In April 2013, Jack and Victoria have two weeks left on their job, then off to their new home. And really what could happen in two weeks?

Directing this 124 minute action/adventure/mystery is Joseph Kosinski.

The cast in this futuristic flick is: Tom Cruise as Jack, Andrea Riseborough as Victoria, Olga Kurylenko as Julia, Melissa Leo as Sally and Morgan Freeman as Beech.

After fighting off an alien attack earth is left almost destroyed. What's left of the populace has moved off planet. Jack, a drone repair technician and Victoria, his assigned partner are the last two people on earth.
Their job is to watch over and protect the machines that are drawing up earths water, to be used as energy

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Movie Review: Total Recall (2012)

If you could have the memories of a place or activity, without the physical harm or even leave the chair would you? This film, released in August 2012 showed us a future where that was possible.

Len Wiseman directed this 118 minute action/adventure/sci-fi.

The cast in this futuristic flick is, Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid/Carl Hauser, Kate Beckinsale as Lori Quaid, Jessica Biel as Melina, Bokeem Woodbine as Harry, Bryan Cranston as Cohaagen, Bill Nighy as Matthias and John Cho as McClane.

In the future, earth is almost uninhabitable. People have broken into two territories, the USB (United Federation of Britain) and the Colony. Douglas Quaid is a happily married factory worker. Between his
reoccurring nightmare and the glum of life, he thinks about trying Rekall. There your able to experience

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Movie Review: A Good Day To Die Hard

What was better then Die Hard 4? Trust me... Die Hard 5, which was
 released in February 2013.

John Moore directs this 98 minute action/crime/thriller.

Showing us it's a good day to die hard is: Jai Courtney as Jack McClane, Sebastian Koch as Komarov, Yuliya Snigir as Irina, Cole Hauser as Collins and the old cowboy himself Bruce Willis as John McClane.

What happens when John McClane runs out of things to blow up in America? He hops a plane over to Russia to mend the broken fences with his son, and blows up a lot of stuff there. What better bonding between father and son than working out family issues while dodging bullets and fleeing high speed chases. John, thinking all the while he's helping his son, Jack. Come to find out Jack had it all under control... till dad showed up.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Movie Review: Evil Dead (2013)

You find a book with a warning not to speak, write or hear the words in this book, could you leave it alone? In April 2013, this film showed us just why we should leave well enough alone...

Directing this 91 minute horror is Fede Alvarez.

The cast of this evil remake is: Jane Levy as Mia, Shiloh Fernandez as David, Lou Taylor Pucci as Eric, Jessica Lucas as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore as Natalie.

In a secluded cabin, friends and family come together to help Mia kick her drug habit. She's planning to go cold turkey and maybe this time finally beat her addiction. While milling around in the cabin, Eric finds a strange looking book with a warning to leave it alone. As he's flipping through the book, curiosity brings him to speak a few words from it. Unbeknownst to him, he unleashes a hell none of them were prepared for.One

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Movie Review: Paul

If aliens do exist, do you think they're friendly? In March 2011, we found out they can be friendly... but also
rude.

Directing this 104 minute adventure/comedy/sci-fi is Gregg Mottola.

The out of this world cast is: Simon Pegg as Graeme Willy, Nick Frost as Clive Gollings, Seth Rogen as (voice) Paul, Kristen Wiig as Ruth Buggs, Jason Bateman as Agent Zoil, Bill Hader as Haggard, Joe Lo Truglio as O'Reilly and Sigourney Weaver...

Two best friends, Graeme and Clive, come to America for a vacation. First thing on the list, Comic Con to see Adam Shadowchild. Then it's hit the road to see all the UFO hotspots, not knowing the newest hotspot
would land right in their laps. Enter... Paul, who blows everything they thought they knew about aliens right outta the water. Have an alien, then you'll soon have government officials breathing down your back. Only

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Movie Review: Snitch

I think we would give up any and everything for the sake of our children, right? What if it meant becoming a criminal? In February 2013, a man named John had to answer these questions.

Directing this 112 minute action/drama/thriller was Ric Roman Waugh.

Dwayne Johnson as John Matthews, Rafi Gavron as Jason Collins, Melinda Danadareds as Sylvie Collins, Jon Bernthal as Daniel James, Susan Saradon as Joanne Keeghan, Barry Pepper as Agent Cooper, Michael Kenneth Williams as Malik and Benjamin Bratt as Juan Carlos "El Torpe" Pintera make up a star-filled cast in Snitch.

Jason's looking at a mandatory minimum sentence for a federal offense, trafficking and distribution. Problem
is none of his charges are true. His friend threw Jason's name out to bargain for a better sentence. Now it's Jason's turn to do the same, except he can't. With no bargaining chips, all looks dark for his future. Not

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Movie Review: The Factory

As a police officer, how do you know where the
professional line is when lives are on the line? In October 2012 an officer named Mike found his limit.

This crime/mystery/thriller was directed by Morgan O'Neill.

Making up the great cast of stars in this film, are: John Cusack as Mike, Sonya Walger as Shelley, Mae Whitman as Abby, Jennifer Carpenter as Delsey, and Dallas Roberts as Carl.

Mike is a police officer that's working on finding some missing women. Now his daughter, Abby, is one of the missing. Can he still be profossial? His partner Kelsey is working double time trying to solve the case, and help Mike keep it together so that he doesn't get himself fired. What's happened to the women? Did
Abby run away or is she on the list with the other women? Too many questions and no suspects keep Mike's world spinning off balance. The last thing he said to his daughter was "I'll be there, now get out." Will he get

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Movie Review: Dredd (2012)

Who has the right to be judge, jury and executioner? In September 2012 the answer was given to us... Dredd.

Dusting off an old title for a new take, director Pete Travis gives us a 95 minute action/sci-fi called Dredd.

The main cast is played by, Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, Olivia Thirlby as Cassandra Anderson, Lena Headey as Madeline Madrigal or "Ma-Ma" and Wood Harris as Kay.

In the future, law enforcement has taken a slight turn, if you will. Individuals known as Judges are the new one stop shop for crime prevention. On site of the crime and depending on said crime, you can be sentenced to cryo jail or on spot execution. Your rights are read, broken laws explained... judgement is then carried out. Since Judges are used to working alone Dredd should feel right at home, seeing he's locked in a
apartment complex with a drug lord and tons of criminals. If that wasn't a little stressful, throw in a rookie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Movie Review: Idenity Thief

Did you know that with a simple phone call you could have your identity stolen? In February 2013, one phone call changed a man's life.

Directing this 111 minute crime/comedy is Seth Gordon.

The cast of Identity Thief is: Jason Bateman as Sandy Patterson, Amanda Peet as Trish Patterson, Melissa McCarthy as Diana, Morris Chestnut as Detective Reilly, T.I. as Julian, Genesis Rodriguez as Marisol, Robert Patrick as Skiptracer and John Cho as Daniel Casey.

He may not have had it all, but Sandy Patterson was happy. Great kids, loving wife... decent job. Then, while answering a few simple questions over the phone, his life took an expensive turn for the worse. Finally realizing that his identity was stolen, the one surefire way to clear this all up is... bring the thief in single

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Movie Review: Mama

If you knew some children that where lost, you would hope for their safe return right? Then again, who could take better care of lost kids than Mama... In January 2013, a woman answering to Mama, showed us her parenting skills.

Andres Muschietti directs this 100 minute horror.

The cast in this scary little ditty is as follows. Jessica Chastain as Annabel, Nikolaj Coster as Lucas/Jeffery, Megan Charpentier as Victoria, Isabelle Nelisse as Lilly, Daniel Kosh as Dr. Dreyfuss, Jane Moffet as Jean Podolski/(voice of Mama) and Javier Botet as Mama.

Two little girls are missing and their uncle wants nothing more than their safe return. The more time passes the less chance there is for the girls to be alive. Then, hope came as a search party stumbled across a lonely cabin in the middle of nowhere where the two little girls are still alive and... healthy. How did they manage this feat at their age? Fire, food and shelter, something they couldn't have managed on their own. So who cared enough to help those little girls? Now back in the arms of family, these two feral children must find their way back to society. Yet all Lilly, the youngest one, wants... is Mama.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Movie Review: Ice Pirates

Who is the first cool pirate you remember watching? Mine was from a film released in March 1984, his name was Jason and he was an Ice Pirate. Don't laugh he was cool for 1984!

Director Stewart Raffill gives us a space comedy with cool 80's sci-fi/action.

Our stellar cast was made up by Robert Urich as Jason, Mary Crosby as Princess Karina, Michael D. Roberts as Roscoe, John Matuszak as Kill Joy. The last two on my list of cast deserve their own section for introduction.

So here they are... Anjelica Huston as Maida and Ron Pearlman as Zeno! Yeah you read it Huston AND Pearlman in this flick. That alone should make you wanna watch it.

If by chance you're still reading this to find out more about the film (I don't know why) then here you go.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Movie Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

As a child, did you have a favorite cartoon? I did. One of them was G.I. Joe. In March 2013 they brought G.I. Joe back (kinda) in this live action sequel called G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Who directed this sci-fi/action/adventure you ask? Jon M. Chu.

As a child, I ran to the T.V. everyday to watch the cartoon. Now as an adult I watched as my childhood heroes were given life by such individuals like. Jonathan Pryce as The President, Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Ray Parker as Snake Eyes, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Jaye, Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow and Ray Stevenson as Firefly.

Cobra, with all it's tyranny, would once again look to gain global domination. Who else could stop them but... G.I. Joe. Yet this time the world would not be supporting the Joes, but rather, trying to hunt them down. Being the skilled officers they all are, and coming from all walks of life, they must not only evade capture but try to finally cut off the head of the snake before Cobra's venom has a chance to do permanent harm.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Movie Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Who started a speech with "Four score...", freed the slaves, was a President... and hunted vampires? If you hesitated, then questionably answered with Lincoln. You were right! At least if we go by this film that was released in June 2012.

Director Timur  Bekmambetov takes us back in history to spin his tale of action/fantasy/horror.

Soon to be President/vampire hunter is Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln. The cast also includes Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Mary Elizbeth Winstead as Mary Todd, Anthony Mackie as Will Johnson, Jimmi Simpson as Joshua Speed, Marton Csokas as Jack Barts and Rufus Swell as Adam.

It was said that "However history remembers me before I am President, it shall only remember a fraction of
the truth". This movie leads me to believe we lost a lot of cool stuff about Lincoln. Who knew the young boy became a man guided by vengeance? Then again, when your mother's killed what else do you but become