Warcraft the Movie

warcraftBest Video Game turned movie so far. For those of us that have played the game since before it became the MMO we understand the story. This has beauty and thought put into every scene. The story plays out well and my hope is that they make more of this series. Starring: Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Robert Kazinsky, Paula Patton, Ben Foster and others.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

forceawakens First let me say that I stood in line for the very first episode of the saga. With that said, some of us are a little disappointed with this installment. I don’t hate but there again I don’t love it. Now I also have to say I haven’t been reading the books. For those of you that read the Percy Jackson series and hated the movies I total get why some people never want to read the books if they see the movies or vica versa. But like some people pointed out you may never get the whole story if you don’t. So I say to you guys which books do I read? But here again I want to know what other people thought. I get this movie is for a new generation and for them to have their own saga. Sounds like there should be a but after that and well yes, I’d like to hear from other people about what they thought. One thing that did bother me was the CGI at the end, sorry his head shouldn’t be that so big, body proportions people. That’s all I will say cause if you haven’t seen it maybe you should and make up your own mind.

Interstellar.Complicated?

interstellar Well some people seem a bit confused and I don’t blame them if you don’t have a physics background this could be a hard movie to get your head around. It was still worth watching but some explanation is required. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, but we must mention Matt Damon is in it as well. (I’m kinda glad I saw The Martian before this.) Give it a view if you haven’t, but don’t get frustrated if there is something that’s a little over your head, plenty of sites explain it after you watch it.

The Martian

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In some way this movie reminded me of “Castaway.” With humor and great amount suspense this movie was a blast. Matt Damon does a wonderful job of making us believe he is marooned on Mars. Even though some of us had enough information to know what things are not believable but it’s still a good movie. You should see it if you haven’t. Enjoy!

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.

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.

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!