Jurassic World & A word about Remakes

juassiceworldJurassic World starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. New genetic engineering is behind the creations at this park and they are still just as dangerous as before. I love this one more than the old ones. It was fascinating to see where they were taking the story. Worth seeing!
Now my take on remakes. With Vacation coming out soon, really Chevy’s not dead yet, come on. A wise man once said Don’t remake good movies, remake bad ones and make them better. I hold with that, but if Hollywood is running out of material I have a book you could do or remake some old black and white movies like: Roman Holiday with Josh Duhamel and Anne Hathaway. People like westerns and there are plenty of old black and white ones to remake.
Think about it and keep watching.

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Fury & Gone Girl

FuryFury, starring Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman. A war picture about a single tank. Showing those fleeting moments of companion during the horrors of war. The rookie grows up fast in this story. Worth the watch, even if it does have Shia LaBeouf in it.
gonegirlGone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Truly disappointed with Ben Affleck’s performance. Seemed like he was just going through the motions. As for Rosamund, I found her performance chilling. The person she plays is just calculating and truly horrible. Worth watching just for her performance.
Here is something funny just for a breather.

San Andreas….That went by fast.

sanandreasSan Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. For a 2 hour movie it went by fast, but that can be explained by all the action in this movie. It was not bad for something that geologist say has a lot of bad facts in it. I did find it entertaining and that’s what counts with disaster flicks.
Enjoy the movie.

Hercules, the making of a Legend

herculesHercules starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt and other fine actors. This movie went out of it’s way to demystify the legend of Hercules and did a great job of showing us the man known as Hercules. Legends come from some place and they have contain some facts, this story shows how facts become Legends. I found this worth the time to watch and watched the Extended Cut. The features are also fun to watch as well. Enjoy!

Dracula Untold, Edge of Tomorrow & Citizen Four.

draculauntoldDracula Untold, staring Luke Evans was a different take on the origins of Dracula. This was well done and very interesting. Luke does an excellent job of playing a prince who cares about his people and is willing to go that extra mile for them.
edgeEdge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, this movie is another one that will test the limits of your imagination. It contains some funny moments and overall was worth watching.
citizenfourCitizen Four, the story behind Edward Snowden. If you have been under a rock during all this or even watching this all unfold you may not know the whole story. Worth watching.
Enjoy the movies.

Act of Valor and Lone Survivor

actofvalorAct of Valor: Well worth watching, very gripping and full of information about the men in this group. Not giving anything away I will say it does make you appreciate the danger these men are in every day.
lonesurvivorLone Survivor: This film makes like the one above shows the dangers involved but it also shows the great compaction of people involved in the conflicts of their own country.
Keep watching.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the new one!

waltermittyThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a remake if your didn’t know but somehow I was glad I hadn’t seen the original when I sat down to watch this version starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and a number of other actors that made it fun to see who would show up next. This is about the death of Life Magazine in print at a sublevel, but the main focus is the cover of the final issue. Thee photo for the final cover was given to Walter Mitty, yet he seems to find it missing, sort of. His life filled with daydreams he finally has to go out into the real world to find the missing photo. The scenery is spectacular and the events are fun and exciting. I will probably watch this at least one more time. Enjoy!

Two for intrigue, Man on a Ledge & Inside Man.

manonledgeMan On A Ledge, stars Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris. This was one of those that got me hooked right away and I couldn’t leave my seat until the end. Stealing is the art of distraction. N only in this movie but in the other one I picked for this double feature. insideman Inside Man, stars Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, here the item of value may not be what you thought in the first place, and the person on the hot seat here has something to hide. Both were interesting and very creative. Enjoy!

Maleficent and How to Train Your Dragon 2

maleificantMaleficent was a good twist on what most people think of the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty. My only grip is that of the fairy purist. Fairy’s don’t have bird wings, ever! But I did like this story anyway, cause the original is horrifying for children. Angelina gave a great performance, and it also had it’s funny moments. howtotrain2How to Train your Dragon 2, was as good as the first even if I did find some of it a little slow going. Toothless always steals the show and that says alot for an animated dragon. Jay Barcuchel makes a great voice for Hiccup, along with everyone else from the original cast, the addition of Cate Blanchett as Hiccup’s mother was marvelous. Saw these as a double feature, both have their tear jerking moments. Enjoy some movies today!

Supermen….not so super.

superman78supermanreturnsmanofsteellI wasn’t a huge fan of the comics till they got a little darker. The tv show wasn’t bad back in the day. Superman with Christopher Reeves didn’t impress me a whole lot. Superman Returns well that was a little better. Man of Steel now their was a best Superman so far. This has a whole lot more going for it, more plot line for one, but don’t take my word for it you should watch it and see what you think.