The Expendables 3 is in theatres now, wrangling up every washed up action star of the last 30 years, again, and trying to cram them in another film. For the most part, the franchise has been fun, and this one looks to up the action. But as this film proves, more is not always better.
The newest version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in theatres, much to the chagrin of the general public. Seen by most as an unneccasary reboot, it aims to bring the turtles to a new generation. So how does it do? Is it a decent flick, or should it have never been exposed to the ooze?
Marvel’s newest film, Guardians Of The Galaxy is in theatres now, to
quite a bit of early praise. Seeming coming out of nowhere, this is an oddball property, helmed by an oddball team. In all fairnes, though, Marvel has been hitting them out of the park. So how does this one do? Is it another fine entry, or should it be left in the hands of the Collector?
Hercules, the Brett Ratner directed, Dwayne Johnson starring film is in theatres now, and that line alone should give you everything you need to know about the film. A flashy action film with as much dimension as The Rock’s loincloth on the surface, but it has some decent potential. So how does it do? Is it worthy of the legend, or should be exiled by the Gods?
Lucy was released July 25 (despite the international released date of July 30 on the poster above), an actiony, sci-fi type movie from our old chum Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element) and starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, among others. The trailers have promised an action flick a step up from your average Summer action flick, and given the cast and director, who’s to disagree? So is Lucy mind-blowingly awesome, or mind-numbingly stupid?
The Purge: Anarchy is in theatres now, and expands on a lot of the ideas presented in the first film. The first film had some mixed reviews, but as Hollywood would have it, a sequel was made anyway. So how did it do? Is it a good sequel, or should it be hunted in the gardens?
The newest Michael Bay helmed Transformers film is plaguing theatres now, and there is no doubt that it will drag in boatloads of cash. These films have always done a balancing act on the edge of totally ridiculous and most hated films of the year, and always seem to really piss off fanboys. So how does this one do? Does it finally do the property justice, or is it just another huge pile of crap that can transform into an even bigger pile of crap?
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is in theatres now, and it acts as a sequel to First Class, and ties that series in nicely with the first three films. Based on one of the bigger storylines from the comics, its quite an undertaking. So how does it do? Is it another good entry, or should it stay at the bottom of the Potomac river?
The newest iteration of that titular beast, Godzilla, is in theatres now. There’s been lots of different versions of the creature, and some have fallen totally flat. Promising to be closer to the original film, this version tries its hand at another redesign. So how does it do? Is it a great film, or should it be nuked in the Pacific?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in theatres now, and it showcases a new villain brought to the screen— Electro, while bringing back franchise go-to the Green Goblin. But how does it do? Is it a great superhero flick, or should it fall in a tank of some random genetically modified animals?
The Quiet Ones, this week’s entry into the horror genre is in theatres now, adding to the archives of found footage films. It looks dark and
creepy, and promises to throw plenty of supernatural scares your way. but how does it do? Is it a standout among the genre, or should it perish in a fire?
Transcendence, the newest film staring Johnny Depp is in theatres now. Showing what happens when the human mind and computers meet, it’s an interesting look at technology that might not be that far fetched. But how does it do? Is it a good sci-fi film, or should it upload a virus to off itself?
It’s not often that I’ve felt guilty about getting something for free, but the Doritos Locos Taco I got at a Taco Bell promotion several weeks back is one of the greatest things I’ve ever eaten at any price, and I would love to get more of them someday (when I get a job!). It had been years since I’d bothered to actually get a taco at Taco Bell, as I usually get two of their quesadillas–one steak, one chicken–and a Frutista Freeze instead. I got those things anyway, but this time I had a little something extra to go along with them.
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?