An M. Night Shyamalan directed sci-fi flick staring Will and Jayden Smith taking place on an alternate earth is in theatres now, and really, that tagline is all you really need to know about it going in. That right there will either seal the deal, or make you avoid this flick like the plague. Fortunately, I took one for the team, and here I am reporting my findings. So how is it? Is it worth seeing, or should it have died in the crash?
I promise, I’ll keep spoilers for after the break and just do a Rotten Tomatoes blurb for those who haven’t seen it yet. Into Darkness tries very hard to be itself while being in the shadow of its predecessor, Wrath of Khan. It’s a hard plot device to follow for old Trekkies, but newcomers to the screen should have no issues. However, generally speaking it was an enjoyable movie that can set up for a very dark Star Trek future, something I personally want to see…
What is there to say about this game that hasn’t already been said about the first one? Probably not much, but I’m going to write this review as a standard comparison of poker games in general for those that might have missed the original.
Like its titular main character, Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby has invoked much glamor, speculation, star-power, and gossip amongst movie-goers and fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original literary masterpiece. The film’s flashy previews, A-list stars, and soundtrack provided by some of today’s most popular artists have caught the attention of those that are unfamiliar with the book and those that are alike. So is it twenty-three skadoo or just a fine how-d’you-do?
Tony Stark, here you are again, you international master of marvelous manufacturing, mechanized murder mogul and magnificent egomaniacal man-slut. We love you. You’ve been kicking ass as the captain of Marvel’s flagship movie franchise monster for half a decade now and while Cap and Thor are eagerly amping up for their first sequels like prom dates on birth control you’re rounding out the trilogy in good stride. It’s good to be the king, but you have to admit that heavy is the head that wears the crown and this newest adventure labors under that burden.
Tom Cruise. Science Fiction. Morgan Freeman. If at least two of those strike your fancy, you’re in luck. Oblivion, a science fiction flick with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman is in theatres now. But how does it do? Is it a note worthy scifi flick, or should it have remained in cryosleep?
The remake of the horror classic hit theatres this weekend. The original is heralded as a classic among horror connoisseurs, and the remake has been a hot topic for fans of the original. So how does it do? Does it do the name justice, or should have been left in the ruins of Kandar?
GI Joe: Retaliation is in theaters now, after a delay of almost a year. The first film was either loved or hated, and this sequel promised to get back to the roots of the franchise, and be an all around better flick. So how did it do? Did it hold up to that promise, or should it have been listed KIA? You want to know, and knowing is half the battle.
It seems like Gearbox software has a knack for taking vaporware games and turning them into reality. First with Duke Nukem Forever, and now with the ridiculously long developed Aliens: Colonial Marines. Duke Nukem Forever was widely considered a giant flop, which made lots of people pretty skeptical when they took over this property. Now that it’s out, how did they do? Is it a great entry in the Aliens mythos, or should it have stayed in development hell?
Sometimes spending time in a artsy college town has its advantages. Case in point, seeing a pretty good flick about hot college chicks wearing skimpy outfits and robbing banks. Spring Breakers, a film about just that, is in limited release this weekend, and everywhere in a week. So how does it do? Is it worth the admission price, or should it serve its full jail sentence?
Movies and I have a generally good relationship; that is I’m a cheap date. When I go, I expect the movie to evoke some emotion or entertainment for the 2-3 hours I’m there and then we part ways. It’s like speed dating, except I don’t have to talk. Also I never have to see them again if I don’t want to and they don’t mind. I don’t think this is too much to expect, but sometimes even a movie can make for a bad date. Oz falls into this slot and that sucks, because it was on my 2013 bucket list.
Thanks to the community, I now have a little makeshift way to post up some reviews! Since I’ve been slacking, I thought I’d do a mega post covering the past few weeks worth of flicks. I’m not going to go as in depth as usual, but I’ll try to cram in as much information as I can.
I will never really figure out why people release things like Die Hard on days such as St. Valentine’s Day, but I’m pretty certain there’s a metric ton of market research that said “this will work, trust me.” Numbers out the ass aside, what we’ve got is a typical flick: Bruce Willis plays Bruce Willis, and a new contender hits the scene as a new Die Hard, Jai Courtney, who plays John McClane’s son, Jack (and I’m sure everyone with one brain cell and half a beer has already figured out that Jack is short for John Jr.). Honestly, don’t expect an insane amount here. What we have is a popcorn flick full of guns, explosions, nukes (gotta love nukes) exploding helicopters and of course, “Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!”
For those that don’t know, Far Cry is an FPS with an RPG element. Think a realistic version of Borderlands. In this iteration, you play as Jason Brody. Now, I don’t want to give away the main plot lines (google the intro video if you must know), but let’s just say you are forced to become the “hero”. While you’re busy saving your friends, you also get to learn the way of the Rakyat, the local warrior tribe on the island.