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?
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros is on shelves now, and is the first
part of the story of Metal Gear Solid V. The Metal Gear series has
always been an interesting, story driven experience, and this game is
only the beginning of bringing it to the next gen experience. But how
does it do? Is it a great game, or should it have been left a prisoner
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?