Oculus, the horror movie starring Karen Gillan is in theaters now, after being in limited release for quite a while. With an influx of horror movies this time of year, this one tries to stand out with an oddly unique story. But how does it do? Is it a great horror flick, or should it have stayed locked up in the psych ward?
The newest Marvel Studios flick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters now, much to the delight of many fans. Marvel Studios has been making bigger and better comic book flicks lately, and this one looks no different. But how does it do? Is it another great flick, or should it have stayed frozen in a river?
The Raid 2: Berandal is in theaters now, much to the delight of action fans everywhere. The first Raid flick was pretty intense, and like every sequel does this one promises to ramp everything up. But how does it do? Does it rise to the challenge, or does it get swallowed by the landslide of lackluster sequels?
While it’s been available in select theaters for weeks, Bad Words made its sea to shining sea debut March 28th, and, if the red-band trailer is to be believed, promises to be a comedy of adult proportions. It’s also the directorial debut of Jason Bateman, of Arrested Development and Horrible Bosses fame. It also happens to be about an adult competing in a children’s spelling bee. Will Bad Words be a side-splitting first attempt at directing by Jason Bateman, or will it s-u-c-k?
Need For Speed, a film carrying the name of the long running game franchise is in theatres now. There’s never been a shortage of mediocre racing movies, but with an established name and a big name lead, this one tries to break the mold. But how does it do? Does it cross the finish line, or should it be pushed off a ravine?
300: Rise Of An Empire is in theatres now, much to the excitement of fans of slow motion and gratuitous violence. This prequel/companion story/sequel shows more of Xerxes attempt at conquering Greece. The original was a pretty unique film, so how does this one do? Does it fill the big shoes of the original, or should it be covered in tar and set ablaze?
Non-Stop, Liam Neeson’s newest intense ass-kick-o-rama is in theatres now. Continuing his run of badasses, this time he’s stuck in a plane, where his yelling is sure to make quite a few people mad. But how does it do? Is it a worthwhile thriller, or should it be sent to the back of the plane to detonate?
RoboCop, the remake of the 1980s film of the same name is in theatres now, and is the most recent victim of Hollywood’s bloodlust for rehashing every movie that did even mediocrely well in the 80’s. But how is it? Is it worthy of the RoboCop name, or should it have died on the table?
The Lego Movie premiered Feb. 7, and in the few shorts days since its release, it has topped box office charts and garnered a near perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Between the enticing trailers and teasers, the all-star cast, and the fact IT’S A FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIE ALL ABOUT LEGOS, young and old alike have had their collective attention captured. But can The Lego Movie actually capture the immense, imaginative world of Lego, or is it an experience every bit as painful as stepping on… well, you get the idea.
So the title isn’t a typo, the official spelling of the movie is all lower case. With that out of the way, what we’re looking at is a love story between a human and the word’s first mass-produced AI. Long story short, this is a date flick/chick flick that put a lot of near future elements in with high likelihood of coming to pass (especially since some of them are already happening). Suspension of disbelief is only limited to the fact that an AI is unleashed on the world totally unregulated.
The newest Paranormal Activity flick hit theatres this past weekend, and it tries to expand the PA universe a little more. A spin off of the main series this film focuses on a new victim, and a new form of torment by the paranormal forces. But how does it do? Is it a return to form for the now tired franchise, or should it be banished?
With only a limited release initially, American Hustle is finally available for all us plebs to enjoy! The movie is a slightly factual saga of shady dealings set in the 1970s. David O. Russell of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook acclaim directs (as per the poster) and Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and the other folks in the poster star. Having made the film festival circuit and received many laurels in all the big categories, you can bet your sweet tuchus this film will be getting some sweet, sweet Academy loving. Is American Hustle the genuine article, or are movie-goers nationwide getting hustled?
Anchorman 2 hit theatres last Friday, after months of relentless marketing. The first film was one of Will Farrell’s great character driving flicks, and was pretty memorable. But can they capture lightning in a bottle twice? Is it a good flick, or should it be returned to its life in the sea?
The Last Days On Mars is in limited release now, and will be hitting more theatres soon. Chronicling a Mars missions last days on the red planet, this indie flick has high aspirations. So how does it do? Is it a good sci-fi trip to Mars, or should it be jettisoned into space?
I must admit at the outset of this that a serious part of my childhood is missing. For in all of my years and across the entirety of my childhood I have never watched the Disney classic “Marry Poppins” in its entirety. I may have watched a scene or two along the way and know a tid-bit of the songs but somewhere along the way I never quite copped on to Julie Andrews and Dick VanDyke dancing through the park accompanied by tap dancing penguins. So aside from the collective cultural conscience of the film I really didn’t know what to expect when going in to see “Saving Mr. Banks”, however I was not disappointed in the slightest afterwards.