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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Movie Review: Oculus

If your family name was dragged into the mud would you do anything to clear it? In April 2014, Kaylie just wanted the world to know that her father wasn't the monster he was thought to be.

Directing this 105 minute horror is Mike Flanagan.

Telling this tale is: Karen Gillan as Kaylie Russell, Breton Thwaites as Tim Russell, Rory Cochrane as Alan Russell, Katee Sackhoff as Marie Russell, Annalise Basso as Young Kaylie and Garrett Ryan as Young Tim.

When Kaylie and Tim were kids something tragic happened to their family. Now, years later, Kaylie wants to prove what really happened in their home eleven years ago. She wants to show the world the truth about an antique mirror that hung in her home, and the bloody history it has. Kaylie wants Tim to be with her when she

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Movie Review: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher

When justice is your only driving force in life, can you still see right from wrong? In March 2014, Frank's way of justice seems to have gotten him into trouble, again.

Directing this 83 minute animation/action/sci-fi is Kenichi Shimizu.

Some of the voice cast is: Jennifer Carpenter as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Brian Bloom as Frank Castle/The Punisher, John Eric Bentley as Nick Fury, Grant George as Elihas Starr, Eric Bauza as Amadeus Cho, JB Blanc as Orion, Mathew Mercer as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Fred Tatasciore as The Hulk.

The Punisher is running the streets serving out justice as usual, but this time his justice interferes with one of  S.H.I.E.L.D.'s top secret operations. This little interference gets the Punshier taken into

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Movie Review: Draft Day

How do you make it through the day knowing one bad decision could risk everything you've helped build? In April 2014, we watched as the possible future of Sonny's team revolved around the choices he made in one important day... draft day.

Directing this 109 minute drama/sports is Ivan Reitman.

Making it through the day is: Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., Jennifer Garner as Ali, Denis Leary as Coach Penn, Patrick St. Esprit as Tom Michaels and Chadwick Boseman as Vontae Mack.

It's time for the general manager, Sonny Weaver Jr., of the Cleveland Browns to go to work and try to put together a winning football team. To put this team togeter he's going to have to take chances to get the players he wants. Why? Because it's draft day for the NFL (National Football League). Draft day is when all

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Movie Review:Sabotage

When your team is supposed to be built on trust, what do you do when you can't trust anyone? In March 2014, we watched as a team was slowly torn apart... from the inside out.

Directing this 109 minute action/drama/crime/thriller is David Ayer.

Figuring out who done it is: Arnold Schwarzenegger as John "Breacher" Wharton, Sam Worthington as James "Monster" Murray, Joe Manganiello as Joe "Grinder" Phillips, Josh Holloway as Eddie "Neck" Jordan, Terrence Howard as Julius "Sugar" Edmonds, Mireille Enos as Lizzy Murray, Max Martini as Tom "Pyro" Roberts and Olivia Williams as Caroline.

A DEA task force lead by a man named Breacher  takes 10 million dollars from a cartel's hide out. After coming up with a plan of getting the money safely out of the building, the team jumps into action and pulls off

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Movie Review: Hop

Have you ever had a dream, but have been told it's not in your future? In April 2011, E.B. decided to change his future.

Directing this 95 minute animation/comedy/family/fantasy is Tim Hill.

Getting ready for Easter is: James Marsden as Fred O'Hare, Russell Brand as (voice of) E.B., Kaley Cuoco as Sam O'Hare, Hank Azaria as (voice of) Carlos/Phil and Hugh Laurie as (voice of) Easter Bunny.

All E.B. wants to do is play the drums in a band. Unfortunately, this floppy eared bunny is destined for other things: Like taking his dad's place as the Easter Bunny when the time comes. Since that's not what E.B. wants, he decides to make a quick exit from Easter Island, follow his dreams and heads to Hollywood.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Movie Review: Authors Anonymous

How long do you keep working for your goal before you give up? In April 2014, we watched as a group of writers showed us, you never give up.

Directing this 92 minute comedy is Ellie Kanner.

Finding the right words is: Kaley Cuoco as Hannah Rinaldi, Chris Klein as Henry Obert, Dylan Walsh as Alan Mooney, Teri Polo as Colette Mooney, Dennis Farina as John K. Butzin, Jonathan Bennett as William Bruce and Tricia Helfer as Sigrid Hagenguth.

A handful of writers have a group where they meet and bounce their latest ideas off one another, and support each other with the don't give up push. Now, try as they might, success is still just beyond their reach, which

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Movie Review: Joe

When you try your best to stay out of trouble, what would make you get involved with someone you know will bring trouble your way? In April 2014, Joe found something worth getting into trouble over.

Directing this 118 minute drama is David Gordon Green.

Some of the cast is: Nicolas Cage as Joe, Tye Sheridan as Gary, Ronnie Gene Blevins as Willie-Russell, Gary Poulter as Wade and Adriene Mishler as Connie.

Joe's an ex-con that works hard and tries to stay out of trouble. Try as he might, he doesn't always succeed. Between his life and the battle he fights with his demons, Joe's not exactly the type of guy you would call a

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Movie Review: Goodbye World

What would it take for you to realize just how important the people in your life are to you? In April 2014, we watched as clarity was found through fear.

Directing this 99 minute comedy/drama is Denis Hennelly.

Saying goodbye to the world is: Adrian Grenier as James, Gaby Hoffmann as Larura, Ben McKenzie as Nick, Mark Webber as Benji, Kerry Bishe as Lily, Caroline Dhavernas as Becky and Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi) as Lev.

James always knew one day the world would fall apart. That one day everything we as a civilization had built would collapse down around us. Knowing this day would come is why James and his family live "off the grid". They have a life that's completely self sufficient. What started out as a getting together of friends soon

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Movie Review: Dom Hemingway

We've all made a bad decision a time or two, right? But how do you set things right afterwords? In April 2014, Dom had lost a lot by his decision, and someone needed to pay for it, all he needed to do was go collect what was his.

Directing this 93 minute comedy/crime/drama is Richard Shepard.

Some of the cast in this flick is: Jude Law as Dom Hemingway, Richard E. Grant as Dickie Black, Madalina Diana Ghenea as Paolina and Emilia Clarke as Evelyn.

After losing twelve years in prison, safe cracker Dom Hemingway, is finally out and looking to live again. After he makes a few stops and picks up a few things up that he feels he's owed, Dom is on happy street. Only problem is, every time things start flowing smoothly, Dom seems to run into some bad luck.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Movie Review: Bad Words

Just because you can do something, does that mean you should? In March 2014, we watched as Guy didn't break the rules... he just used them to get what he wanted.

Directing this 89 minute comedy is Jason Bateman.

Spelling everything out for us is: Jason Bateman as Guy Trilby, Kathryn Hahn as Jenny Widgeon, Rohan Chand as Chaitanya Chopra, Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Bowman, Allison Janney as Dr. Bernice Deagan and Steve Witting as Proctor at Spelling Bee.

Guy Trilby is on a mission, but doesn't believe being in his 40's will be a disadvantage in the slightest. Guy shares this mission with others that have the same goal, to win. Guy will have to hold his own in a head-to-head, heated competition... in the National Quill Spelling Bee. You see, Guy found a loop hole in the

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Movie Review: Stage Fright

When all you've ever wanted to do was sing, wouldn't you jump at the chance to do it on stage? In April 2014, Camila finally gets her chance to hit the stage, but it looks like she'll have to fight off a little more than just stage fright.

Directing this 89 minute horror/musical is Jerome Sable.

Doing their part is: Allie MacDonald as Camila Swanson, Douglas Smith as Buddy Swanson, Minnie Driver as Kylie Swanson, Meat Loaf as Roger McCall, Brandon Uranowitz as Artie Getz, Kent Nolan as Joel Hopton, Ephraim Ellis as Sam Brownstein and Melanie Leishamn as Liz Silver.

Roger runs a musical theater camp, and every year the camp throws together a show. This year they've decided to do The Haunting of the Opera. The very play Camila's mom did back in the day, which is why

Friday, April 4, 2014

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier


What price is exceptable to make the world safe? In April 2014, we watched as two individuals argued that very question.

Directing this 136 minute action/adventure/sci-fi is Anthony Russo and Joe Russo with Joss Whedon directing the post-credits scene.

Some of the dynamic cast is: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow. With an apperance by (MMA fighter) Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc.

It's been two years since Captain America and the rest of the Avengers saved the world during that fight in New York. Now, Cap keeps himself busy by catching up with all the things he's missed out on and has

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Movie Review: Divergent

What do you do when society says to conform, but you don't fit in just one of it's molds? In March 2014, Tris was different like that, which made her a threat.

Directing this 139 minute action/adventure/sci-fi is Neil Burger.

Trying to find their place in this world is: Shailene Woodley as Tris, Theo James as Four, Jai Courtney as Eric, Kate Winslet as Jeanie, Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Will, Ashley Judd as Natalie, Tony Goldwyn as Andrew and Ray Stevenson as Marcus.

In a post-apocalptic Chicago lives a girl named Tris who's trying to find her place in life. Because the Choosing Ceremony, where you pick one of the five factions you will join, is approaching and Tris will have to figure out where she belongs. People are put into one of these factions based on their virtures, each group

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Movie Review: Better Living Through Chemistry

How long can you live a life that doesn't make you happy?
In March 2014, Doug probably could have continued this way forever, but then he realized there where other options.

Directing this 91 minute comedy/drama is Geoff Moore and David Posamentier.

Helping with the chemistry is: Sam Rockwell as Doug Varney, Michelle Monaghan as Kara Varney, Olivia Wilde as Elizabeth Roberts, Ray Liotta as Jack Roberts, Ken Howard as Walter Bishop, Harrison Holzer as Ethan Varney and Jane Fonda as herself.

Doug has found himself stuck in a bit of a loop in life, everyday is the same. Which could be a good thing I guess, if he was happy. Then Doug meets Elizabeth, and she quickly turns his world upside down. Elizabeth
opens Doug's eyes to a side of life he had never seen before. after which Doug realizes he likes what he sees.