Thursday, June 16, 2016

Monster Man (2003)

Director: Michael Davis

Stars: Eric Jungmann, Justin Urich, Aimee Brooks

Pals Adam and Harley take a break from their road trip and stop at a country bar. Harley accidentally mocks the locals, and, as the two leave, they're chased by a freakish man in a monster truck. The buddies drive for their lives but make time to pick up cute hitcher Sarah. As the crazed driver runs down whoever gets in his way, the three seek refuge in a backwoods diner. Unfortunately, it serves human flesh, and the madness and gore continue.

This movie was like a trying to be funny buddy road movie with a horror killer stalker side to it. The pairing of the two guys is a bit much. I do not think they would be friends at all. Adam is way too uptight to deal at all with the crap that Harley pulls on him. Those are two personalities that would do nothing but crash in a horrible way. Adam would end up in jail for murdering him one day.

The actual plot of the movie was not bad at all. I just wish it would have been more serious. It would have been better , if it was this sick and twisted sexual and torturous trap for these young guys, but it was more worried about the Harley character being a jackass. He was the biggest jackass, and the other guy was just too much to deal with. They both sucked, and neither one of them would have driven that car.

This is not a good movie nor a bad one either. It is just kind of there. It was maybe worth seeing once, but it was mostly to make fun of it. This is not really a movie to seek out. The acting is bad in this one. Watch it once, but do not go out of your way for it. Enjoy.

Monster Man (2003) Trailer

Monday, June 13, 2016

Pompeii (2014)

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris

Milo is a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

When I want to watch a disaster movie, then that is what I want to see. I could care less for a fake tie in romance story to just draw in more women to watch it. That is a really sad reason to just try to work in a fake love story just to get that demographic to watch it. It is kind of a low blow, but that is Hollywood for you. I just want to see total chaos and nothing else. We do not know much about what happened there on that day, so they just started to make up stories surrounding a large erupting volcano for people to try and run from.

The cast could have been anyone that you would have wanted to see killed by rock and lava. It really would not have matter who was in the movie. You just wanted to see what the destruction of Pompeii would have looked like through all of these eyes. Which I will say that they did a great job of recreating the look of the city and its fall. You could feel the doom and the feel of being trapped with nowhere to go. I mean how in the hell are you going to run from a volcano shooting flaming rocks and lava all over the place. When those flaming rocks make contact, they are going to explode. All of that still make for a visually exciting movie.

The only real problem with this movie was the bad romantic made up story that went through it. It just should have been a disaster movie and that's all. It is worth watching once or maybe twice or more. Enjoy.

Pompeii (2014) Trailer

Friday, June 10, 2016

Ride Along 2 (2016)

Director: Tim Story

Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt, Ken Jeong, Bruce McGill, Sherri Shepherd

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Here is a sequel to a movie that really did not need one or even deserve one. I know movies like this are made for the masses. It is made for married or coupled middle-aged males that are from the suburbs. That is the target audience, which there are tons and tons of them. A movie like this will always do well. It is good for a good cheap laugh.

The problem that I had for the movie was the cast. I have no problem at all with Ice Cube. I like him in movies for the most part. Kevin Hart is the problem that I have with this movie. I will never understand why he is in movies. That high pitched woman's screech that he has would hurt a deaf man. He acts the same in every single role that he is in. It is like they just write the part around his stand-up act. Then you have Ken Jeong in another movie. Where in the hell did he really come from. He sucks just as well. It is like they went to a frat house to see who should be in the movie, or they were the ones that screened it. I just do not get it at all.

This movie was just not worth wasting the time watching it, but that is my opinion. I am not a fan of these types of movies at all. They are just not that good to me at all. I know there will be a lot of people that will love this movie, and that is great. We all have different taste. Enjoy.

Ride Along 2 (2016) Trailer

Paper Towns (2015)

Director: Jake Schreier

Stars: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith

Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship and true love.

This is a review of the movie and not the book. This movie was about young love and obsession. I mean this poor young man was in love with the same girl his whole life, but never really did he do anything about it. He just stared at her from afar. On the day that she wanted he to go and mess some stuff up, he has no problem being her little tag along. Then when she just ups and disappears leaving these odd clues all over town, he just grabs his nerdy friends, and they all go look for her many hours away. He is kind of a sad teenager, but many young people are like that.

The story for the movie needed some work, but it really did have promise. The acting and some of the cast was the biggest problem of the movie. It was just flat. Cara Delevingne was just there in her part. It was just something that did not set well with me as her as the character. I thought it should have been someone prettier with a bit of a dark mean streak to her. She was more plain Jane than anything else. The rest of the cast was just dull and there.

This was not a movie that I could have ever looked back on my life and understood what the characters were going though. I just could not relate at all. It is a movie that is worth watching once, but that is all that I would give it. Enjoy.

Paper Towns (2015) Trailer

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

I was worried about this movie. I saw the trailer and it looked great, but it just had so many major characters in it that I thought it may tank instead. The addition to all of the added characters actually added to the story. It showed who took which side adding to who their real alliance was with. That made for an interesting tiny story, even though there was not much detail at all to that section. It was just presented into the movie.

I think the best part is all of the extra characters that were added to this movie. I mean most of them are from the other Marvel movies. I was surprised that they included Ant-Man in the movie. It was one the last Marvel movies that was released, besides Deadpool. The biggest surprise was Spiderman. I know that they are rebooting the movie series for the third time, but I have been reading that it was going to be played by a young black actor. This guy was really young and white, so I do not know what they are doing with all of that. I was really excited about the Black Panther. When I saw the first preview for the movie and they showed him for just a few seconds, it made me want to see this movie even more. He is one of my favorite characters. They did a great job of representing this character in the movie. I cannot wait to see the movie though.
The action battle scene in the movie was incredible. To see all of these characters going at it against one another was brilliant. You know that they do not want to hurt one another, but they each have chosen a side to fight for. I was just glad that they made the scene longer than you would think. It created the detail that you would want to see for this epic battle hero against hero. It was awesome.

This is a movie that I think you should own. It is well worth the money. I have seen it in 3-D and 2-D, and it was worth it both times. It is a really cool movie either way. I will be adding it to my collection. Enjoy.
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Trailer

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Director: J.C. Chandor

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks

A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

This movie played out more like an adult TV movie. It was pretty dry. Violent is in the title of the movie, but there is almost no violence at all in the whole movie. There are some gun shots, but that is really all. It is a movie filled with conversation that applies to the movie, but it was pretty dull and lost on the audience.

This most interesting part of the entire movie was that Albert Brooks was in it. He normally plays a comedic role in movie, so this was a nice surprise to see him in a more serious role. He did a great job. This cast and acting was not bad at all. The roles were well performed. It was just the story that was the biggest problem for the movie.

This is not a movie that I would recommend at all. It was just not worth spending the time watching it. It was just too boring to sit though. I watched it, so you don't have to.

A Most Violent Year (2014) Trailer

Friday, June 3, 2016

Minions (2015)

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell

Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. Rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss-the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation.

Here we go with a spin off movie from the Despicable Me movie. You get to see the little Minions through most of the movie. As with the other movies, you still cannot really understand the words that they are saying, but with the clever animation you know what they are always talking about.

The rest of the added characters were well created with wonderful personalities to match. The voice talent for the movie helped make the movie a success for the adults. This is a animated movie for children and the whole family, so there is not a deep script or anything like that. It is just a fun movie to watch that is not serious at all. Enjoy.

Minions (2015) Trailer

Best Day Ever (2014)

Director: Jeff London

Stars: Mel England, Tom Saporito, Peter Stickles

David's turning 50 and having a Mid-life Crisis! He isn't sure his "perfect husband" loves him, and if he's chosen the right career. Aging is something he never thought about, but now he is faced with making the rest of his life count and hopes his close friends can help. Realizing that he may only have about 35 years left, he must figure out his life to ensure happiness and fulfillment. Fate changes everything when he meets a 15-year younger man who shows him that age does not matter, and that maybe his future happiness is right in front of him. Based on the true story of filmmaker Jeff London and how after being single for 48 years, his life changed when he met the love of his life and found his true purpose.

This was a sweet movie. It just shows that it is never too late for love. I know it may feel like it at times, but if you keep an open mind, you just may have someone fall into your life. That is what happened in this movie. It just happened right after being dumped by a muscle head jerk, but that is how those types are. They can really only be with people like themselves.

The characters in this movie are not that deep at all. The acting was not good. It was the storyline that made this movie. You knew what was going to happen in the whole movie, but you still watched it anyway.

Like I said, it is not a complex story or movie at all. It is sweet and can give some people some hope. It is worth watching once, but I do not know about it being a rewatcher. Enjoy.

Best Day Ever (2014) Trailer

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

How to Be Single (2016)

Director: Christian Ditter

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

All of the characters in this movie are pretty screwed up when it comes to dating. It made for a very predictable movie though. This movie caught a lot of heat for being a bad movie. I do not think it was bad. It was not the funniest well done movie, but it really have some funny part to it. They just tried to add too much into the movie. It had too many small characters that were working on creating sub plots from the main movie. It was just a bit too much.

That all being said, I did like this movie. I did not have that much of a problem with the movie. Rebel Wilson made this movie happen. She was the star of this movie. If it was not for her, this movie would have flopped. The rest of the cast just did not have enough of a presence to carry the movie on their own. They are still humorous, but just not enough to make it happen.

This is a movie to watch with you girlfriends. This is not a guys movie at all. Guys will run away from it, unless they are gay then they still may watch it. I liked. It is worth watching once. Enjoy.

How to Be Single (2016) Trailer

Another World (2014)

Director: Eitan Reuven

Stars: Larry Butchins, Zach Cohen, Susanne Gschwendtner

In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from "the infected" mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth.

Here is another story that has been made too many times. How many plague and/or zombie movie are they going to make? If you are going to do it, do not involve the military. Those are the worst. They are so boring. Here we have this movie that fits all of the bad elements of a zombie plague movie.

This movie was just not worth watching. It was filled with dull conversation, instead of the blood and gore that would have made this movie so much better. I would not recommend this movie to anybody. I say skip it. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Another World (2014) Trailer

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Black Rock (2012)

Director: Katie Aselton

Stars: Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival, when they encounter a group of violent war veterans.

This movie was a bit weak. I mean, the story has been told too many times. In this one it was all one girl's fault. She had to get drunk and start leading this drunk guy on way too much. She was trying to hook up with him in the woods, but when he was going for it, she changes her mind. Straight drunk men do not like that. It brings out the mean anger in them, so he gets forceful. She accidentally kills him. Dumb girl. Now they have to hide from his crazy friends cause they want them dead. I would have thrown her to them.

This movie is not long, but you can always tell what is going to happen. I may be worth watching once, but that would be it. It is not really that good. Watch if you must.

Black Rock (2012) Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot

It's been nearly two years since Superman's colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.

I do not know why people did not like this movie. It was so great. The action and the story was spot on. I was so glad that they included so much of the comic book story into the movie. It was a lot of information to shove into one movie, and I understand why people had a problem with that. People were expecting this knock down drag out fight for the whole movie. I guess they needed to see a more like a Mortal Kombat type of movie with these two super heroes trying to kill one another. That would have been a good movie as well, but they are working on setting up the Justice League movie that comes out in a couple of years.

The cast was the odd part of the whole movie. I was so glad to see Henry Cavill back as Superman. I think he is the best to play the role. He looks like a real man, the ultimate man. He didn't shave his chest for the role. He is a manly man. Ben Affleck playing Batman was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I think he is a great actor, and he looks like a wealthy man to play Bruce Wayne. He did shave his chest for the role. How sad. Gal Gadot was the new comer to play Wonder Woman. I am a huge Wonder Woman fan, and I think that they did a great job casting her for the role. She was awesome. The costume was on point, and they made her even more badass than I thought that they would. She was kicking ass in the end of the movie. Love it.

Here is the bad of the movie. Why in the hell did they cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? They could have gotten a hobo to do a better job. He is the worst actor that there is. He was playing an annoying child, not an adult at all. He was playing himself, I think. He is the same in almost every single thing that he is in. Just a waste of time. They should have gotten a nobody and given them a chance. It would have been cheaper.

I loved this movie. It was filled with action and emotion. It had it all. I will never understand why people just flat out hated it. This is a movie to add to your collection. I know I will when it comes out. Enjoy.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Trailer