On Races and Mazes

Posted by KC | 10/07/2014 10:26:00 AM | 0 comments »



NO GOOD DEED
THRILLER

PLOT:  Convict escapes and terrorizes woman with two children.

                If one of the major black networks had movies this would be it.  It stars the talented Taraji Henson and Idris Elba as unhappy housewife and a psychopath and on a rainy night their paths collide that changes both their lives forever.  It is farfetched in some parts and there is a twist in the film.  Should you see it?  Well it different than black people being slaves and maids.  It is a girl’s night out picture but if you can wait for video wait.


MAZE RUNNER
SCI-FI THRILLER

PLOT:  Based on a popular young adult novel.

                The film is about a young man kidnapped and placed with other males where they have to survive and trying to escape an inescapable maze.  Plot is a little confusing but the young actors are good and there is more to the story and there is a Phase 2!!   The sequel will be even better!! It is worth a look.


THE EQUALIZER
ACTION/DRAMA

PLOT:  Re-imagining of the popular 80’s TV show.

                The movie is loosely based on the TV show of the same name cast Denzel Washington as a man with a set of skills to help ordinary people.  He helps a young girl named Terri (Chole Grace Moretz from Carrie, Hit Girl) who is a hooker in a Russian gang.  The head of the Russian mob gets his fixer Teddy (Marton Csokas, Amazing Spiderman 2) to rid him of Washington.  The acting is good for an action movie.  The moral of the story is don’t mess with Denzel Washington when he goes BADASS!!


Ninjas, Gods & Godfathers End the Summer

Posted by KC | 9/13/2014 08:02:00 AM | 0 comments »



HERCULES
ACTION/FANTASY

PLOT:  Another film about the legend of the mythic hero.

                The Greek demigod is now played by Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson who becomes a mercenary after the 12 labors.  It is based on a graphic novel Hercules: Thracian Wars.  A movie early in the year titled The Legend of Hercules was low-budget.  Fans will debate which the better movie is.  The one with Johnson has a better budget but both show how strong and powerful Hercules is.  If you like Johnson please sees it even though he wasn’t good but his body was excellent!!


GET ON UP
BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA

PLOT:  The story about “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown.

                When you see a film about real person you should read more about the person dramatized for Hollywood throw in scenes that may or not have happened.  This movie is about James Brown who was an amazing entertainer but had demons and troubles like most entertainers and people.  Chadwick Boseman should be called “The Biography Man” for he also has done another famous African American Jackie Robertson.  He is very good especially the concert scenes.  He does lip-synch to James Brown but he has his dance moves and excitement!!  The part I don’t like is the jumping flashbacks and him talking to the viewer.  I wish it started when he was a child until he was sixty.  It is a well made IFC kind of movie.


TEENAGED MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
ACTION/COMEDY

PLOT: The reboot of the popular turtle warriors.

                I didn’t think anyone would want to see TMNT including me but it is very good if you like the cartoons and the movies in the 90s.  The special effects are much better and they have the director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle  Los Angeles, Wraith of the Titans) which was action-packed.  Megan Fox had much more to do as April O’Neal and she does her well what she had to work with.  The evil Shredder is more like a Transformer because he is more advanced.  The turtles are like the cartoon.  In short it is a Saturday morning live-action cartoon which is great!!!



SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR

CRIME/THRILLER

PLOT:  The sequel to Sin City.

It took nine years for the next installment of the stylized ultra sexy and violent film.  Marv (Mickey Rourke) who was in the first one is still raising hell.  The film like the first one is about low-lifes who want revenge or sex.  The stand outs are Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as a green-eyed femme fatale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Night Rises) as a gambler ready to take on a powerful man.  It is very good if you like this kind of  movie.  I don’t know why it didn’t make money in the US but thank goodness for overseas.  Will there be a Sin City 3?  I hope so but this time about Old Town.


INTO THE STORM
ACTION/THRILLER

PLOT:  In one day the town of Silverton is attacked by many tornadoes and how the people survive.

                The star of the show is the special effects of the tornadoes!!  The people are stock characters and it starts slowly but when the disaster hits the movie becomes very interesting.  Thrill seekers, storm chaser and ordinary people film the horror and trying to live through it.  It could easily be Twister 2.  Worth a look only for what a tornadoes can do to a city or town.


THE NOVEMBER MAN
ACTION/THRILLER

PLOT:  An ex-CIA operative gets back in for personal reasons and has to deal with an assassin he trained.

                Pierce Brosnan gets back in the CIA to save a lover in this movie. He is more of malicious, rouge James Bond!!!  He is very brutal in his ways of getting information but he does have a soft spot!!  It didn’t do well in the United States.  I hope it does well overseas and even better on video.  It is worth a look.  People ask why the movie is titled The November Man.  They explain in the trailer but I also read it means that the month is cold like the agent.

 

Old Soldiers, Blondes and Raccoons in Action

Posted by KC | 8/10/2014 10:51:00 PM | 0 comments »



EXPENDABLES 3
ACTION

PLOT:  The macho elite team go bad ass again for the third time.

                There is a saying the third is the charm well that goes for the latest Expendables movie.  All the action stars are back except Bruce Willis and added is Wesley Snipes Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas and Kelsey Grammer.  The bad guy is arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks played by Mel Gibson who is very good at being rotten.  It is darker than the second one but very exciting. It is PG13 instead of rated R but you won’t notice it. If you like these kinds of movies GO!!


LUCY
ACTION/SCI-FI

PLOT:  A party girl becomes a genius because of an ingested synthetic drug.

                Attractive Scarlett Johansson is a young woman forced to become a drug mule and by accident ingest CPH4 and her brain power increases to 100% and the viewer sees what happens to her.  Great actor Morgan Freeman is wonderful and Professor Samuel Norman.  The story is silly but well made.  Has action but really what would happen if the human mind advances to maximum power.


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
ACTION/COMEDY

PLOT:  A band of misfits band together to save their universe.

                There is a reason why they placed this film in August!!  These are not the most popular heroes in the Marvel comics, and yet they are in the best movie I have seen besides Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  It begins with the saddest introduction from a Marvel movie I have seen.  Peter Quill/StarLord (played by Chris Pratt) mother dies in front of him then he is taken away in a space ship.   

Years later Quill is a space thief stealing a mysterious, powerful orb and once he gets it everyone wants him including Gamora (Zoe Salanda) Drax The Destroyer (David Baustista) Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradly Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Disel)!!  The cast is strange as it is are very good!!  It is like watching a live-action animated cartoon!!  If you are into this, I encourage you to go by all means!!
               

Movies Go Ape Summer 2014

Posted by KC | 7/17/2014 06:04:00 AM | 0 comments »



TRANSFORMERS 4:  AGE OF EXTINCTION
ACTION/FANTASY

PLOT:  Humans now think that the robots are a threat and a secret organization wants them all killed.

                This is a summer popcorn movie!!!  Story is not really essential but there is  much action in this film.  It has a new cast and Mark Wahlberg is a welcome change from Shia LaBouf.  You know the movie is not about the people but the Transformers.  Director Michael Bay has been called a hack Mr. Explosion but the guy delivers!!  I wish he made Godzilla for you know you will watch rock ‘em sock ‘em entertainment.


THINK LIKE A MAN TOO
ROMANTIC COMEDY

PLOT: A couple plans to be married so they go to Vegas for their last fling!!

                The gang from Think Like A Man are back!!  Michael (Terrance J) and Candace (Regina Hall) are getting married so his friends and her friends give a bachelor and bachelorette but they just get in crazy adventures.  It is very funny and Kevin Hart is hilarious.  It is a fun time at the movies if you like these kinds of movies.


DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
ACTION/SCI-FI

PLOT:  The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

                In the sequel a deadly virus takes out most of the humans.  The apes live in harmony without humans but the humans who did survive need to the river where the apes are and here comes the conflict.  The story is simple but this is the best summer movie I enjoyed in a looong time. It is a morality tale repeating what you already know there is good and bad in every species. 

Motion capture king Andy Serkis is just brilliant as Caesar, leader of the apes and his nemesis Koda played by Todd Kebell is amazing!!  He will be Dr. Doom in the latest Fantastic Four and when you see this film you WILL know why they picked him.  The humans are great too,  Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and the wonderful Gary Oldman.