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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Movie Review: Pain and Gain

Is it a crime to reach for the American dream? In April 2013, the answer is yes, if you reach for it this way.

Directing this 129 minute comedy/crime/drama/thriller is Michael Bay.

The pumped up cast is: Mark Walhberg as Daniel Lugo, Anthony Mackie as Adrian Doorbal, Dwayne Johnson as Paul Doyle, Tony Shalhoub as Victor Kershaw, Ed Harris as Ed DuBois and Rob Corddry as John Mese.

Daniel wanted the American dream, and then figured out a way to get it. Getting a couple friends, Adrian and Paul, who wanted the same, the trio put a plan into action to claim their piece of the pie. Even though

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

Are you ready for another Fast and Furious ride? In May 2013, well, ready or not, they hit us with another one.

Directing this 130 minute action/crime/thriller is Justin Lin.

Putting the pedal to the metal in this sequel is: Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Paul Walker as Brain O'Conner, Jordana Brewster as Mia, Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs, Tyrese Gibson as Roman, Sung Kang as Han, Gal Gadot as Gisele, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as Tej, Gina Carano as Riley and Luke Evans as Shaw.

Up till now, Toretto's crew has managed to avoid being caught by the law on every stretch of road they race down, but they would never guess what's coming around the next curve. This time, the law's not chasing them... it needs their help. A individual named Shaw, who is lethal behind the wheel, is on the streets and as

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Movie Review: The Apparition

A young couple with a new home, shouldn't the worst thing be the unpacking? In August 2012, something wants this couple's attention, or maybe it just wants the couple.

Directing this 82 minute horror/thriller is Todd Lincoln.

The haunted cast is: Ashley Greene as Kelly, Sebastian Stan as Ben, Tom Felton as Patrick and Marti Matulis as the Apparition.

Ben and Kelly just moved into a great new house. Soon after, Kelly starts to notice little things around the house, closed doors now open, furniture moved a little and strange noises. Ben is convinced it's nothing to

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Are you ready to boldly go where no man has gone before, again? In May 2013, the Starfleet crew boarded the USS Enterprise for a voyage... Into Darkness.

Directing this 132 minute action/adventure/sci-fi is J.J. Abrams.

Getting beamed aboard this sequel is: Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as Bones, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu, Bruce Greenwood as Pike, Peter Weller as Marcus and Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison/Kahn.

Yet again, the crew of the Starship USS Enterprise must put everything on the line. This time to defend everyone from a threat from the inside Starfleet. The crew is sent on a manhunt that could take them into even more danger. With a man bent on this much revenge, does the crew have what it takes to stop him? If

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Movie Review: The Call

How do you deal with knowing a life hangs in the balance with a simple phone call? In March 2013, a woman named Jordan got a call
she'll never forget.

Directing this 94 minute thriller is Brad Anderson.

The cast that answers to this role call is: Halle Berry as Jordan Turner, Abigail Breslin as Casey Welson, Morris Chestnut as Officer Paul Phillips, Michael Eklund as Michael Foster and David Otunga as Officer Jake Devans.

Jordan is a 911 operator who deals with everything from the strange calls to the life saving calls of people needing help. Then, she gets a call nobody should ever have to make. A young girl is kidnapped and the only thing Jordan can do is try and stay connected till help can find her. As police search for the kidnapped

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Movie Reveiew: Red Dawn (2012)

When facing outnumbering odds, do you fight or give up? In November
2012, a group of kids decided to fight.

Directing this 93 minute action is Dan Bradley.

Making up this remake cast is: Chris Hemsworth as Jed Eckert, Josh Peck as Matt Eckert, Josh Hutcherson as Robert Kitner, Adrianne Palicki as Toni Walsh, Isabel Lucas as Erica Martin, Conner Cruise as Daryl Jenkins, Brett Cullen as Tom Eckert, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Tanner and Will Yun Lee as Captain Cho.

Spokane Washington was a typical American town. An every day life filled with football games and kids hanging out.Then something happened that we never thought possible... we were invaded. Not knowing if the whole United States fell or just their town, a band of kids decide it's time to fight and take back their
homes. Donning the name Wolverines, after their school mascot, they do everything they can to win back

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

Could you walk a mile in a giant's shoes? In March 2013, that question was not answered, but it could have made this movie a lot more interesting if it was.

Directing this 114 minute adventure/fantasy is Bryan Singer.

Nicholas Holt as Jack, Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle, Ewan McGregor as Elmont, Stanley Tucci as Roderick, Ian McShane as King Brahmwell and Bill Nighy as the voice of General Fallon make up part of the giant cast.

Jack brings home the beans, and the story takes off (sadly not really). The beans grow into a giant beanstalk that turns old myths into a new adventure. A runaway princess gets swept into the story when she needs
rescuing from the giants. Jack and the kings men mount up and start a rescue. Just one giant problem,

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Movie Review: The Croods

Are the coming of age parenting troubles the same no matter what the time period? In March 2013, we found out... yes, yes they are.

Directing this 98 minute animation/adventure/comedy is Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.

Bringing the voices to this animted cast is: Nicolas Cage as Grug, Catherine Keener as Ugga, Emma Stone as Eep, Ryan Reynolds as Guy, Clois Leachman as Gran, Clarke Duke as Thunk, Randy Thom as Sandy and Chris Sanders as Belt.

Being the last of the cavemen couldn't be easy, especially trying to raise 3 kids in a world where everything tries to eat you. Eep the oldest daughter wants nothing more than to leave the safety of the cave and explore.
As if things weren't hard enough, now enters Guy to catch the curious eye of Eep. Just like any father would

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Movie Review: Dark Feed

Is an old psychiatric hospital the best place to
shoot a movie? In March 2013, a film crew set up shop to find out.

Directing this 86 minute horror film is Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen.

Making up the cast in this flick is: Andy Rudick as Chris, Victoria Nugent as Beth, Rebecca White as Rachel, Michael Reed as Jack, Jonathan Thomson as Harry and Jason Beaubien as Andrei.

A film crew uses an old psychiatric hospital with a horrific past as the location for their movie. Tension builds as problems keep popping up due to the old building. As the night drags on, everyone is getting tired and
starting to fall apart. Are all the problems just everyday bad luck or could the history of the hospital be

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Movie Review: Iron Man 3

How many challenges can you overcome before you break? In May 2013, Tony Stark showed us, being a superhero doesn't always make you superhuman.

Directing this 130 minute action/adventure/sci-fi is Shane Black.

Iron Man 3 has some carryover cast and some new faces, so role call goes like this: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Pots, Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes, Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis, Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, James Badge Dale as Savin, Ty Simpkins as Harley Keener and William Sadler as President Ellis.

This time out Iron Man is pitted against a new evil, The Mandarin.Coming off the huge alien attack, (from the Avengers movie) Stark is trying to find a little balance in life. This time the threat comes from his past,

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Movie Review: The Lords of Salem

Can the past seek vengeance? In April 2013, the past has found away back to haunt Heidi.

Directing this 101 minute horror/thriller is Rob Zombie.

The killer cast in this flick is: Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi Hawthorne, Jeff Daniel Philips as Herman "Whitey" Salvador, Ken Force as Herman Jackson, Bruce Davison as Francis Matthias, Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle, Meg Foster as Margaret Morgan, Patricia Quinn as Megan and Dee Wallace as Sonny. With quick appearances by Sid Haig and Michael Berryman.

DJ pals Heidi, Whitey and Herman receive a mysterious album from an unknown group called the Lords. While giving it a listen, Heidi starts feeling kinda weird. Then comes the horrible visions... is this a relapse

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Movie Review: State of Emergency

Could you keep your wits about you in a time of crisis? In 2011, Jim had to see if he could do just that.

Directing this 90 minute thriller is Turner Clay.

Life for Jim was getting ready to change. He was going to propose to his girlfriend, leave their small town and start a new life in a new city. Then they heard the sirens... the chemical factory exploded. A deadly toxin was released, turning the towns folk into (not) zombies. Now it's survival time for any not affected by the toxin. The military turned the town into a quarantine zone while they try to figure out what to do and how to handle the situation.

This movie was crap! I had to fight to make it to the credits. The special effects and make-up were horrible.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Movie Review: 21 and Over

Who doesn't want a big blowout for their 21st birthday? In March 2013, Jeff Chang didn't, but with a little peer pressure the boys hit the town.

Directing this 93 minute comedy was Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Miles Teller as Miller, Skylar Astin as Casey, Justin Chon as Jeff Chang, Sarah Wright as Nicole, Francois Chau as Dr. Chang and Jonathan Keltz as Randy, makes up the cast in this comedy.

Jeff Chang turns 21 and his friend Miller feels they should make the night of it. An early morning interview is looming over Jeff's head, and he knows his dad would kill him if he missed the interview. He just wants to
play it safe and pass on the idea. Friends doing what friends do best, Jeff is talked into a few drinks and a little fun. A low key night of drinking, having a good time, and getting Jeff home early quickly turns into a few