Big Time Monster Catastrophe Movies

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SAN ANDREAS
THRILLER

PLOT:  Disaster happens as the famous fault finally falls.

                Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson is a rescue helicopter pilot who has to save his wife and daughter ( Carla Gugino, (Wayward Pines) Alexander Daddario (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) from the earthquakes!!  It is a lot to believe but the actress Daddario is smart and resourceful.  The special effects are terrific and terrifying!!  It is a good summer movie.


JURASSIC WORLD
SCI-FI/ACTION/THRILLER

PLOT:  After 22 years they finally make a Disney World with dinosaurs.

                I saw Jurassic Park in 1993 and it had the “wow factor” with the special effects and now it is even better!!  The plot not really why you go see this movie but the dinosaurs!!  The scientist makes a new creature with DNA spliced of T-Rex, raptor and other dinosaurs.  Indominus Rex escapes and that when the fun begins!!  It is a wild ride and the ending I didn’t see coming!!  This is a POPCORN movie you will enjoy.  The cast includes Chris Pratt (Guardian of the Galaxy) Bryce Dallas Howard (Twilight Breaking Dawn, The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order Criminal Intent. Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix) and Omar Sy (X-Men Days of Future Past).  Minor spoiler:  Mr. Sy is mentioned for the BLACK MAN LIVES at the end of the movie!!


INSIDIOUS:  CHAPTER 3
HORROR/SUSPENSE

PLOT:  The beginning of the franchise.
               
                Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) is a gifted psychic who helps a pretty teen, Quinn (Stefanie Scott) talk to her mom but an evil entity comes through and her father and friends have to save her.  It is a prequel before the supernatural occurrence of the Lambert family.  It’s okay and you have seen the plat before but I liked the character Elise who became brave to help the girl. LOOK OUT maybe a fourth!!



Towards A Mad, Perfect Tommorrow

Posted by KC | 6/03/2015 09:11:00 AM | 0 comments »


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
ACTION/ADVENTURE/SCI-FI

PLOT:  In the future, in the desert everything has to be fought for.

                Mad Max is back!!  I really don’t know if it is a sequel or a reboot but it is very good!!!  The director of the Mad Max movies George Miller hasn’t lost his touch for action!!  WARNING:  Action starts at the beginning of the film slow down just a bit then amps up at the end!!  Don’t be late!!  Max is now Tom Hardy (Bane, Dark Night Rises) he’ll kill just to survive.  Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman) tries to redeem herself by taking Immortan Joe’s(Hugh Keays-Byrne(Toecutter in the first Mad Max)” wives “or sex slaves from him.  She is tough but has a soft side and a back-story. He wants them back and the chase is on.  Nicholas Hoult as Nux (Beast, in X Men First Class)is a War Boy who works for Immortan Joe but then changes his mind when he falls one of the “wives”  He is mentioned because he says the future catch phrase “What a lovely day!”


PITCH PERFECT
COMEDY/MUSICAL

PLOT:  The Bellas are back with songs and problems.

                The ladies are back and they are about to graduate from Baden college.  After a disasterious accident in front of the President at Lincoln Center the singers has to find their “Bellas” sound back and beat the latest cappella international sensation German group DSM.  I didn’t see the first film but it is raunchy, funny crazy but the ending is great!!!  Actress Elizabeth Banks is in the movie and she directed it as well. It is a hit and I don’t know why-maybe a little:  Girl power!!  If you like the first one you will enjoy this one.  It is nice to see a chick movie in the summer among the blockbusters that is making money!!!


TOMORROWLAND
ACTION/ADVENTURE/SCI-FI

PLOT:  A teenage girl discovers a small pin that takes her to another dimension.

                The movie is original meaning it’s not a superhero, not a sequel but about a young woman named Casey (Britt Newton ) who receives a mysterious pin and it takes her to an exciting, future world.  When the girl asks questions there is an action sequence but near the end all is explained.  It is complicated watching it the first time.  It will do very well on video.  The special effects are amazing but try to stick with it when watching it.  Interesting if you want something different.

Aliens and Androids Launch Summer 2015

Posted by KC | 5/07/2015 08:34:00 AM | 0 comments »


HOME
ANIMATION

PLOT:  Clumsy alien is taught humanity.

                Oh (Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory) is a lovable but accident-prone misfit.  His species, the Boov take over the earth and Tip (singer Rihanna) shows him what it is to be like to be human while searching for her mom.  It has all the elements like a Disney movie love, laughter, danger and special effects.  It is not bad for kids or adult kids either.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
ACTION/FANTASY

PLOT:  The Avengers now must fight an android who can think for himself.

                The Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye team up to stop Ultron a robot (created by Tony Stark and Hank Prym, not Stark and Dr Banner) who is changing and decided that mankind is a threat to itself so it must be destroyed.  Not a good idea to the team so they stop it.   They are assisted by War Machine, The Vision Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. This is a popcorn movie to start the summer movie season and it is great!  The action is AMAZING!!  See it when it comes to a theater near you!!!!!


Spring 2015 Movies Get Hard, Fast and Furious

Posted by KC | 4/16/2015 10:59:00 PM | 0 comments »


FOCUS

COMEDY CRIME DRAMA



PLOT:    Two con artists are also lovers.



                Nicky (Will Smith) and Jess (Margot Robbie) are two attractive con artists.  Nicky is more experienced but Jess is very willing to learn.  Nicky is getting emotionally involved with Jess so he abruptly breaks the relationship off which makes her very upset.  There is a big con and he is unaware that Jess is dating the bait.  Sounds like a soap opera but it is a good movie with wise-cracking Will on the wrong side of the law.  It is like American Hustle but the couple and the settings are very glamorous. Smith and Robbie have a great chemistry and they will be seen again in Suicide Squad.



CINDERELLA 2015

FANTASY



PLOT:  Servant girl gets her wish to go to the ball and meet the prince.



                Director Kenneth Branagh (Thor) has done it again with this new adaption of the classic fairy tale but he made it feel like Masterpiece Theater!!  It is well made and well acted.  Cate Blanchett is great as the evil stepmother but at least she has a backstory as well as Cinderella herself played by Lily James. Well worth a look.



FAST AND FURIOUS # 7

ACTION/ADVENTURE



PLOT:   The gang is back for one last ride.



                This movie franchise is nothing short of amazing!!!  The group were race car drivers to stealing money and now there are superspies and close to superheroes!! Dom (Vin Diesel) and his team have to capture Ramsey, a beautiful computer expert who made the ultimate tracking device and not trying to be killed by Owen Shaw’s brother Deckard (Jason Statham, Transporter, Expendables) out for revenge.  The action is fantastic-unbelievable but fantastic!!  This POPCORN movie!!  Sit back and enjoy!!!



GET HARD

COMEDY



PLOT:  White businessman prepares himself with a black guy to go to jail.



                Will Farrell and Kevin Hart are rich and poor. Rich Farrell is rich but is framed and has 30 days before he spends hard time in jail for ten years.  Kevin is poor and washes cars for a living.  Farrell asks Kevin to teach him the ropes before he goes to jail and will pay him so Kevin agrees.  The film is very raunchy, stereotypical and very funny at the same time.  Rapper and actor TI is very good too.  It is worth watching if you like the two main stars, if not watch on video.



INSURGENT

SCI-FI/ACTION



PLOT:  The sequel to Divergent.



                Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four(Theo James) along with others are running away from the President(Kate Winslet)  only to capture Tris to get information from a cube because she is a Divegent.  It is very action packed and Ms Woodley is a good actress.  There is a lot of double crossing and sometimes you don’t know who is on Tris’ side. I believe there will be a third film.  If you like the first movie you will enjoy this one.



RUN ALL NIGHT

CRIME DRAMA



PLOT:  A hit man has to decide who he is loyal to.


                Jimmy “The “Gravedigger” Conlon (Liam Neeson) was a famous hit man know a joke and alcoholic.  His son Mike (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop 2014) is distant from him because of his profession and his best friend is Shawn MacGuire (Ed Harris) is a “straight” businessman and a gangster. MacGuire’s son made a mistake and gets Mike involved and Jimmy has chose to do the right thing. Neeson has done some many action movies you can’t keep up but this one is truly well done. 

He is a hit man but he is human too with serious flaws.  Harris is a good actor but I don’t usually expect him in this kind of film but maybe he wanted to work with Neeson.  What is amazing is rapper turned actor Common as Andrew Price, another hit man out to kill Neeson.  Oh man, I wasn’t used to him as a ruthless assassin but he played it well.  See it in the movies, see it on video just see it!!

Six Shades of Winter Movies

Posted by KC | 2/25/2015 10:03:00 AM | 0 comments »


SEVENTH SON
ACTION/FANTASY

PLOT: An aging witch-slayer finds another to take his place.

                This film was based on a novel The Spook’s Apprentice also called Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch in America by Joseph Delaney.  John Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is an aging witch-hunter and searches for another to replace him.  He finds him in Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian).  The main witch (Mother Malkin) is Julianne Moore.  Bridges is great with his gruff sounding voice and Moore is wicked as the witch.  You seen this adventure fantasy so many times before but the special effects are excellent.  If you like this genre go but if not wait.

WILD CARD
CRIME DRAMA

PLOT: A lethal man helps a friend out with violent results.

                Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a bodyguard who is also a compulsive gambler.  He helps a lady friend who was beaten up badly but doesn’t know the abusive man is mob connected.  The movie is filmed very well and Statham is not kicking ass every ten minutes but when he does it is worth watching.  I guess Statham wants to prove to Hollywood he can act but his fans like to see him beat the hell out of the bad guys.  You should see this on video or on demand.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
EROTIC ROMANCE

PLOT:  Based on the bestselling book novel by E.L. James.

                Anastasia Steel (Dakota Johnson) is a cute, literature student who helps her sick friend out and interviews Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), a handsome rich guy who has kinky taste.  She is hot for him in a romantic way and he wants her in a submissive way.  He follows/stalks her wherever she goes. He smacks her tail when he doesn’t get his way.  He does have a background story which makes sense for his behavior.  It is The Story of O (also written by a woman) with a contract.  It is late night Cinemax with soap opera on the big screen.  Honestly, I don’t know why this film has made so much money. It is a movie for couples who are curious.   If you can wait for cable or Pay –Per- View. There are two more novels which they are going to make.

FOXCATCHER-2014
DRAMA

PLOT: True story of John du Pount who will do anything to win Olympic Wrestling in the 80’s.

                The story begins with Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum ,Magic Mike) is an intense wrestler who wins awards at the real wrestling and John du Pont( Steve Carell, Get Smart, The Office) wants him on his team so he can have a great Olympic team.  They work and play together and they admire each other but when Mark starts to lose he wants his brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo The Avengers) as well for his team.  The three male leads are amazing especially Mr. Carell.  He is eerie and eccentric  as du Pont.  Tatum can act when given the right material and Ruffalo is great as his easy going devoted brother with a family.  This is not a popcorn movie; it is slow moving.  It is good because of the acting and directing. Steve Carell is nominated for Best Actor and Mark Ruffalo for Best Supporting Actor.

THE BOY NEXT DOOR
SUSPENSE

PLOT: Sexy separated woman has a one night stand with a psycho stud.

                It sounds like a Lifetime Channel movie?  Because there was!!  This one is steamier and more violent.  Jennifer Lopez is Claire Patterson who is trying to start her life over with her son after finding out her husband has cheated on her.  She meets a handsome student Noah (Ryan Guzman) who just happens to be her neighbor and when her son leaves for the weekend.  Ms Lopez is too talented to do a film like this along with singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.  People who have seen movies like this know what will happen.  Ms Lopez produced the film and it made money because of her.  I hope she makes better movies than this!!

OCTOBER GALE 2014
DRAMA

PLOT:  A lonely widow finds a shot hunk in her home.

                It sounds cheesy but it is a really a good drama.  Helen (Patricia Clarkson) husband died and she goes to her isolated cottage for some time alone and a handsome stranger William (Scott Speedman) is in her house bleeding from a gun wound.  She is a doctor so she cures him.  He tells her the truth there is a hitman (Tim Roth) after him and he won’t stop until he is dead.  Don’t expect the typical Hollywood thriller because it isn’t!!  It is a realistic thriller if there is such a thing.  The best part is Ms Clarkson remembering her dead husband and how much she loved him.  She is an underrated actress.