There are a lot of talented people behind the making of The Boy Next Door. Somehow, despite their best efforts, we have the first truly awful movie of 2015.
Think Fatal Attraction with the genders reversed. Now, take out the intelligence, the wit, any semblance of drama (and the steamy sex, for that matter) and what you have left is what this is.
Continue reading The Boy Next Door: Just No!
The release of Universal’s Blackhat couldn’t be timelier. After all, if it’s so easy to crack open the cyber security at a major company like Sony, or a government website, might it not also be fairly simple to hack a nuclear reactor.
Michael Mann’s new thriller posits attacks on a Chinese reactor and another on a U.S. target that persuades investigative bodies from both countries to work together, however uncomfortably, to find the person/organization behind the attacks. It’s fast-paced (after an initially slower first act that sets things in motion) and smart about keeping things fairly easy for non-techies (like me) to follow.
Continue reading Blackhat – Cyberterrorism Thriller With Muscle!
The story of Louis Zamperini – from kid on the wrong path to Olympic athlete to surviving forty-seven days adrift in the Pacific Ocean to Japanese POW (and recipient of far worse than merely tortuous treatment – is one so improbable that it comfortably fits every possible definition of both heroism and ‘you can’t make that stuff up!”
Continue reading Unbroken – Great Story; Prosaic Movie!
Universal’s Unbroken, the film of Louis Zamperini’s story – from just another kid to Olympic athlete; to survivor of a WWII plane crash in the ocean to a survivor of captivity and a Japanese Prisoner of War camp – has taken a long time to get to us.
Directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken is a true story of survival in the face of overwhelming odds. Follow the jump to watch a behind the scenes featurette in which Jolie and Zamperini talk about his amazing story.
Unbroken premieres on Christmas Day.
Continue reading Unbroken: Behind the Scenes with Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini!
Jurassic World is open and looks like a pretty cool place to visit until a rather smug scientist states ‘We’ve just created our first genetically modified hybrid.’ When Chris Pratt’s character responds, ‘You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea,’ we just know he’s right. Check out the first full trailer for Jurassic World after the jump. The Park is open June 12, 2015.
Continue reading Full Length Trailer: Jurassic World: Evacuate The Park!
Yes, the teaser for the trailer thing is a thing now. On Friday, Universal will premiere the trailer for Jurassic World. For now, we get the brief tease that follows the jump.
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer and Vincent D’Onofrio and will open June 12, 2015.
Continue reading Teaser For The Trailer: Jurassic World!
Dumb and Dumber was a really smart movie about a couple of really stupid people. Dumb and Dumber To is not.
Continue reading Dumb and Dumber To Bad!
When I first heard that the lovable Minions from the Despicable Me movies were getting their own movie, I was dubious. Now that there is a trailer for Minions, I can see its potential.
Prepare to meet Kevin, Stuart and Bob – and learn the amazing history of the Minions by checking out the trailer following the jump. Minions will be in theaters July 10, 2015.
Continue reading Historical/Hysterical Trailer: MINIONS!
Universal has released the first trailer for Furious 7. Without further ado, check it out after the jump.
Furious 7 premieres on April 3, 2015.
Continue reading Heated Trailer: Furious 7!
Remember those Ouija boards that we used to use to scare ourselves silly when we were kids? Well, there’s a microbudgeted horror film about some kids who get into big supernatural trouble because they didn’t follow the rules. It’s a pretty lame effort at bringing classic (which is to say clichéd) tropes to an adolescent-friendly introduction to Horror 101, but it’ll make a big profit even if only does have its predicted $20 mill opening weekend.
Continue reading Ouija: Spiffy Premise, Cookie Cutter Movie!
Though there are few solid jump moments and a few genuine scares in Dracula Untold, it is, essentially, just another superhero origin story – albeit for a slightly darker character than usual. At least he doesn’t sparkle…
Continue reading Dracula Untold Just Another Superhero Origin Story!