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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Movie Review: Escape Plan

Have you ever been really good at something, so good it came back to bite you in the ass? In October 2013, everyone knew Ray was good, but this test will show just how good he really is.

Directing this 110 minute action/mystery/thriller is Mikael Hafstrom.

Making a break for it in this flick is: Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Emil Rottmayer, Jim Caciezel as Hobbes, Faran Tahir as Javed, Amy Ryan as Abigail, Vincent D'Onofrio as Lester Clark, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Hush, Vinnie Jones as Drake, Sam Neil as Dr. Kyrie and Caitriona Balfe as Jessica Miller.

Ray has a really cool job, he's an escape artist of sorts. His act can't be found in the bright lights of Vegas, and his audience isn't the kind you would expect. If you wanna see his act, you'll have to go to prison. With

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Movie Review: Free Birds


Who doesn't enjoy Thanksgiving? The food, getting together with people... the food. In November 2013, we found out if you're on the menu, Thanksgiving is a little harder to enjoy.

Directing this 91 minute animation/comedy/adventure/family is Jimmy Hayward.

Adding their voices to the flock is: Owen Wilson as Reggie, Woody Harrelson as Jake, Amy Poehler as Jenny, George Takei as S.T.E.V.E., Colm Meaney as Myles Standish, Keith David as Chief Broadbeak and Dan Fogler as Governor Bradford.

Reggie tried to warn his fellow feathered friends of the coming doom: Thanksgiving! Yet, when the time comes, Reggie is spared by the annual Presidential pardon. Who knew life could be so good because now,

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Do you know what the Hunger Games movies are about? No, it's not a contest to find out who can go the longest without eating. Back in March 2012, we watched a simple act create a spark of change. Now, in November 2013, we watched that spark catch fire. 

Directing this 146 minute action/adventure/sci-fi/thriller is Francis Lawrence.

Playing their part in the games is: Jenifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Sam Clafin as Finnick Odair, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna.

At the end of the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta where victorious. Unfortunately, that victory comes at a price, and due to the rebellious actions seen in the districts, President Snow has decided it's time to pay. If the districts are allowed to follow the path they're on, the capitol could be facing a rebellion.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Movie Review: Bounty Killer (2013)

In a world destroyed by corporate greed, what would you do to make things right? In September 2013, we watched two people doing their part, by claiming the bounties placed on the heads of those corporate criminals.

Directing this 92 minute action/sci-fi/thriller is Henry Saine.

Dodging bullets in this flick is: Matthew Marsden as Drifter, Christian Pitre as Mary Death, Barak Hardley as Jack LeMans, Kristanna Loken as Catherine, Abraham Benrubi as Jimbo, Kevin McNally as Daft Willy, Eve as Mocha Sujata and Alexa Vega as Stewardess. With Gary Busey as Van Sterling, and Beverly D'Angelo as Lucille.

As the corporations took over they replaced the world's governments. Unfortunately, as all corporations grow, so does the hunger for power. Which lead to the corporate wars, a battle that was fought on a global

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Movie Review: Charlie Countryman

When your life is crumbling down around you, how do you hold on to what's left? In September 2013, Charlie found out, some times you need to let go of everything to find out what's important enough to hold on to.

Directing this 108 minute action/comedy/romance is Fredrik Bond.

Some of the nice and not so nice characters you'll see in this film are: Shia LaBeouf as Charlie Countryman, Evan Rachel Wood as Gabi Ibanescu, Mads Mikkelsen as Nigel, Til Schweiger as Darko, Melissa Leo as Kate, Rupert Grint as Karl, James Buckley as Luc, Vincent D'Onofrio as Bill, and John Hurt as Narrator.

After the loss of his mother, Charlie is burdened by his pain and grief. When suddenly, his mother Kate shows up and wants to sit down and talk with him. During their talk it's decided that Charlie will be going to

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Movie Review: Dead Man Down

If your happy life was ruined by someone, what would you be willing to do with nothing left to lose? In March 2013, I sat down to see what a man named Victor would do, and in the end... I didn't care.

Directing this 118 minute action/crime/drama/thriller is Niels Arden Oplev.

Bringing the drama to the table is: Colin Farrell as Victor, Noomi Rapace as Beatrice, Terrence Howard as Alphonse, Dominic Cooper as Darcy, Lusis Da Silva as Terry and Stu "Wade Barrett" Bennett as Kilroy.

Revenge can take awhile when you want it done right. Victor is doing just that, taking some time to get close to a crime lord for the payback. Only problem so far, a neighbor named Beatrice has caught wind of what

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

What do you do when the two things you love most are in different worlds? In November 2013, these two worlds shared something. A threat that could destroy both worlds and the man trying to protect them.

Directing this 112 minute action/adventure/fantasy is Alan Taylor.

Fighting for the future of the universe in this movie is: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Algirm/Kurse, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Rene Russo as Frigga, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Sellan Skarsgard as Erik Selvig and Jonathan Howard as Ian Boothby. With apperences by: Chris Evans as Captain America, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector and Stan Lee as Himself.

Asgard has seen many threats in it's time and fought many a foe. Like when a race of Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness with a weapon called the Aether. Bringing a fierce battle as the Asgard

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Movie Review: How I Live Now

Every now and then, we all get a little lost in life. When that happens, what do you do to find your way back? In October 2013, Daisy used her new found love to find her way home.

Directing this 101 minute action/drama/thriller/war is Kevin Macdonald.

Making their way through this war torn film is: Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, Tom Holland as Isaac, George MacKay as Eddie, Harley Bird as Piper and Danny McEvoy as Joe.

Daisy is an American girl visiting family in the English countryside. Even though her cousins welcome her with open arms, Daisy could care less about being there or getting to know them. Soon, Daisy starts to realize her cousins aren't all that bad, especially the oldest, Eddie. Yet, what were once

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Movie Review: The Conjuring

How do you protect your loved ones from a threat you can't see? In July 2013, the Warren's knew just what to do to help.

Directing this 112 minute horror/thriller is James Wan.

Conjuring up the entertainment is: Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren, Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren, Ron Livingston as Roger Perron, Lili Taylor as Carolyn Perron, Shannon Kook as Drew, John Brotherton as Brad and Joseph Bishara as Bathsheba.

Ed and Lorraine Warren are paranormal investigators. Which is exactly what the Perron family needs after moving into their new farmhouse. What starts out as a few sounds and odd happenings turns into

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Movie Review: Ender's Game

Could you handle carrying the knowledge that the fate of a planet rests in your hands? In November 2013, a young boy struggled with that, but pushed on for that same reason.

Directing this 114 minute action/adventure/sci-fi is Gavin Hood.

Gearing up to protect the human race is: Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, Abigail Breslin as Valentine Wiggin, Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, Moises Arias as Bonzo Madrid, Harrison Ford as Col. Graff, Viola Davis as Maj. Gwen Anderson and Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham.

In the year 2086, Earth was attacked by an alien race known as the Formics. If not for the heroic act of Commander Mazer Rackham, the alien forces may not have been stopped. However, Earth was still concerned the Formics might try again. Fearing annihilation from this highly advanced race, the International

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Movie Review: Man of Tai Chi

Do you believe a heart filled with good intentions can get lost on it's search for a solution? In November 2013, Chen found out that sometimes even with the best of intentions at heart we can still wind up walking down a dark road.

Directing this 105 minute action is Keanu Reeves.

Finding the balance in their acting Chi is: Keanu Reeves as Donaka Mark, Tiger Hu Chen as Chen Lin-Hu/Man of Tai Chi, Karen Mok as Sun Jingshi, Simon Yam as Wong, Yu Hai as Yang Tai Chi Master and Iko Uwais as Gilang Sanjaya.

Wanting to show the world that Tai Chi is more than just an exercise, Tiger Hu Chen competes in a fighting tournament. More attention for his marital arts style is what he wanted, but in this case catching the attention

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Movie Review: All Hallows' Eve

Would you watch a mysterious VHS tape found in your kid's candy bag? Does anyone still have a VCR? In October 2013, that mysterious tape gave us a new face to add to horror... Art the clown.

Directing this 85 minute horror is Damien Leone.

Some of the cast stuck being associated with this flick is:Katie Maguire as Sarah, Sydney Freihofer as Tia, Cole Mathewson as Timmy, Catherine A. Callahan as Caroline, Kayla Lian as Casey, Marie Master as Woman and Mike Giannelli as Art the clown.

Sarah is babysitting Tia and Timmy on Halloween night. After Timmy realizes he got a VHS tape in his candy bag, the kids want nothing more than to see what's on it. Sarah is uncertain since she doesn't know what's on