Ready Player One – Non Spoiler Review

Bottom Line Up Front: 3 out of 5 Stars. A fun popcorn movie well directed by Steven Spielberg with great special effects and fast moving story. While still in that "Young Adult" genre that usually turns me away from films like this, there is enough for the adult crowd to keep one happy throughout the film. Now the more in depth stuff: While many have told me my reviews are often way too long, I'm going to continue to do as I do and go into a few things that most people don't need to read. Everything you really need to know is in that first paragraph so only proceed at your own risk. No spoilers or anything, but I will go beyond a cookie cutter review you could have simply gotten off of Rotten Tomatoes. First let's give a quick plot review without revealing any spoilers. Ready … [Read more...]

Test Your Harry Potter Knowledge

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Big Lebowski, the dude abides. A cult classic from 1998

Every now and again a movie comes along that stands the test of time. The cult classic, The Big Lebowski, is a cult classic that has certainly achieved this. … [Read more...]

And Now for Something Completly Different…

  Every once in a while you come across something just great on the Internet. And it seems many times it is while you are surfing around You Tube and all of a sudden you discover you've wasted hours forgetting what you were looking for in the first place. This is just one of those things.  It's the Star Wars Trilogy like you've never heard it before! Join voice actors Billy West, Tara Strong, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jess Harnell and Rob Paulsen as they re-create the magic of the Star Wars films, albeit in their own special way! You never know what you'll hear when this cast gets together. On March 31st, 2012 some of the greatest voice talent on the planet descended on the Emerald City Comicon to give you one of the greatest, … [Read more...]

Chernobyl Diaries Not Lookin’ Good

Many people are looking for a different type of movie to see this weekend, maybe something more adult and not so centered around super heroes or fantasy like Men in Black and the like. However, the new movie Chernobyl Diaries might not be the movie you're looking for. This new Warner Borthers release looks to capitalize on the adult market with a horror movie to entice movie goers away from the juggernaught Avengers and newly released Will Smith picture the latest in the MiB series but reviews are not looking good. From Warner Brothers: Chernobyl Diaries is an original story from Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his groundbreaking thriller, Paranormal Activity. The film follows a group of six young vacationers who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an … [Read more...]

The Dark Knight is Waiting in the Wings

So, are you tired of super hero films yet? The Dark Knight hopes you're not. Although with Avengers still doing great at the box office and Spiderman about to be unleashed, many are wondering is there enough summer movie season enthusiasm for yet one more comic book adaptation made into a movie. However, the previous movie which set up this final in Christopher Nolan's trilogy of films he has made with Batman, was the third highest grossing film of all time and this last chapter looks to pick up right where he left us and anticipation is high. As IMdb reports: Christopher Nolan seems to have entered that phase of his career called "He Can Do No Wrong." Fans were salivating even before filming began, thanks to the phenomenon that made The Dark Knight the third-highest … [Read more...]

Men in Black 3 to Follow Avenger’s Formula

Just as the Avengers got a jump on both momentum, box office receipts and most importantly, some would argue, publicity, the new Men in Black movie is opening overseas before a domestic US release. This is Will Smith's venture back into his summer actio role which he dominated in years past with Men in Black and the hugely successful Independence Day. While he dropped off the radar screen for a while, he looks to come back big with the third installment of the MiB franchise. But with some reviewers not so happy, such as the Seattle PI review:   There's a moment early on in "Men in Black 3" when Will Smith's Agent J sits down next to his longtime partner, Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K, and bemoans the fact that he's too old for this sort of thing — … [Read more...]

Avengers Keeps Moving On – Smashing Records

The movie Avengers now holds the record for fastest movie to make $400 million domestically, reaching that figure in just two weeks in its amazing run so far. Add to this the one billion in total revenue including overseas sales they made about a week ago makes a lot of people not only very happy but also very very rich. One actor who is loving this is the 37 minuets of screen time, Robert Downey Jr who, according to Vulture, is set to rake in a cool 50 million dollars. We were aware that Robert Downey Jr. got paid way more than his Avengers co-stars, despite the fact that — by Vulture's stopwatch — he's onscreen 41 seconds less than Chris Evans's Captain America and just three and a half minutes more than Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow. What we were … [Read more...]

Dark Shadows – Love it or Hate it

  The movie Dark Shadows has come out and like many of this type of movie, it is receiving basically mixed reviews with people who love the formula, love the movie and those that don't, well... don't. The problem most critics are seeing is that Tim Burton, the director of this dark comedy based on an old gothic sitcom from the 1970's, has basically directed himself into a corner and has made a style that is becoming predictable. Of course add to that the reoccurring, and almost mandatory at this point, roles for Johnny Depp and Helena Bohnham Carter and Christopher Lee. All fine actors but seem to always end up in a Burton film along with the predictable Danny Elfman soundtrack. As the Mountain Times reports: The bulk of “Dark Shadows” works on basic … [Read more...]

Battleship Hopes to Open Big in US

The new big budget movie Battleship has been released world wide for about a month and has already made 200 million dollars but the real test is coming as it set to release in the United States on May 18th. The movie cost 211 million to make so it looks like it will make its money back however the screen debut of¬†Rihanna¬†and hopes of a franchise might have been washed away with the Avengers doing so well which also involves alien attack. As the Washington Post reports, translating a board game into a movie in the first place was a risky proposition.   The idea of taking a decades-old board game based on grids and guesses with no characters and turning it into a high-tech battle against giant invading alien machines might seem ludicrous to some (James Cameron called it a … [Read more...]