Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD\Blu ray and Bonus Footage

Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD\Blu ray and Bonus Footage

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Movie Reviews | 0 comments

  A long time ago in a galaxy far far away mere nerds awaited for The Force Awakens to come out on DVD. Now we have Blu ray and digital download and if you were paying attention you could have need watching it in the comfort of your own home days or even a week before the masses. After getting my copy I watched it 5 times in a 3 day period and I plan on watching it many more times. Why  you may ask? The Bonus footage! On the bonus disc you get to travel to all location of where the movie was shot, meet the cast, crew, artists and more. I have to warn you though, the much anticipated “Deleted Scene” section falls short for me, but everything else was amazing and had me and my family memorized for hours.  Out on DVD April 2, 2016  A   By Valerie...

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All you need to know about the Deadpool film: It is great

All you need to know about the Deadpool film: It is great

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Movie Reviews, Reviews & Commentary | 0 comments

All you really need to know about new film “Deadpool” is, it earns its R rating and it is spectacular. Still reading? I suppose there are a few more things to tell you. The opening credits of the brand spanking new film “Deadpool” set the tone for the film and make fun of everybody involved, except the writers, who it declares “are the real heroes here.” Thing is, it’s true. The producers are credited as “asshats” and the film, starring as Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool) is “God’s perfect idiot,” Ryan Reynolds. The director gets slagged as does everybody, including Reynolds’ turn as a Green Lantern. If you aren’t familiar with the character, he is a foul-mouthed, wise-cracking, super healer, who doesn’t really make an effort to be heroic and doesn’t play nice with others, including the X-Men who also feature in the film. The film is full of laughs and the opening-night audience laughed loudly enough that they probably drowned out a few jokes, and will likely line up to see it again. 20th Century Fox must be applauded for letting those hero writers — Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick get the screenplay credit whileFabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld are credited for creating Deadpool in comic book form — cross lines and break rules. Just as in the comic book, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall and talks directly to the audience. He is completely inappropriate and hilarious. It isn’t that the film earns its R rating, it is that it feels unexpected and out of bounds, like the first time you saw “There’s Something About Mary,” before everybody over hyped its shock factor. Much of this comes in the way of verbal gags, in rapid fire from funny characters. But there is plenty of physical comedy too, some seen in trailers already. But, even those gags have more to them than the all-audiences trailers show. The studio didn’t play it safe, didn’t follow the superhero conventions and as a result, they dropped a February superhero film with a fresh feel. Perhaps they did learn something from unmitigated superhero disaster “Fantastic Four.” What is tragic is that Disney-Marvel and Fox can’t get together and find a way to put Captain America and Hulk together in a scene or two with Deadpool or even Punisher and Daredevil. The X-Men’s Colossus had to do for now, but he is a pretty single dimensional boy scout here, although with brilliantly executed CGI. Is is worth mentioning that Morena Baccarin is also funny and great and every bit as attractive as Reynolds or anybody else in cinema. Why she isn’t a great big movie star and a Hollywood icon is mystifying. Back to the opening line: The movie is spectacular, but trust the ratings board and leave the kids at...

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The Martian

The Martian

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Movie Reviews | 0 comments

The Martian “Houston, we have a blockbuster.” I will end the suspense right now and forego the habit of making you read to the end of the review to see my recommendation and just say it now: Go see this movie! Launch yourself out of your chair, acquire the necessary rations at the concession stand, sit down and strap yourself in for a thrilling, emotionally charged, visually stunning adventure. So, now that I’ve convinced you to go, let me tell you why. And I will try to keep it as spoiler free as possible… After we got our ice cream (yes, ice cream. At 10 am. Don’t judge…) and stopped playing with our powered recliners (LOVE the new Sugarhouse movie theater), the trailers ended and our journey began. The movie starts out, as all movies should, right in the middle of the action. In very short order the crew is on a ship fleeing Mars and our hero, Mark Watney (Matt Damon as Mark W is kind of funny) awakens in the stark, red landscape. A stranger in a strange land. As Mark documents his struggle for survival via his video journal, we are transported to Earth, where NASA and the world are dealing with the disaster and it’s aftermath, and to the ship with the remaining members of the crew making their way slowly back to Earth. Everyone involved is faced with practical and moral choices, and Scott weaves the story well, taking us into the minds and thoughts of all the groups involved as the tough choices are discussed and made. For me there was no dreaded ‘Second Act Dementia’ where most films wander about trying to figure out what to do until the final conflict. I was engaged the whole time. Aside from a few blatantly obvious plot devices (Whenever someone in a movie says “Oh, they’ll be fine, as long as nothing goes wrong” EXPECT something to go wrong) and the obvious similarities to OTHER space films (Interstellar, Gravity, and the iconic Apollo 13 come to mind. You’ll see what I mean.) it was a great movie. I was right there with everyone else, not knowing what was going to happen next but anxiously waiting to see. And although this film included the annoying trend to insert lighthearted, flippant remarks at some of the most intense moments (No, thank YOU, Marvel Universe…) it was still extremely entertaining and engaging. There wasn’t a moment in the over 2 hours of viewing that I wondered when it would be over. But eventually it was and we emerged into the sunlight. I mentioned to Val that my puny little ‘first world problems’ in life pale in comparison to Matt’s ‘off world problems’ stranded on a planet 35 million miles away. In short, THIS American stranded on Mars is well worth watching. By Dan...

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The N00B reviews Bridge of Spies ——–Spoiler Alert——-

The N00B reviews Bridge of Spies                        ——–Spoiler Alert——-

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Adventures of The n00b, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

  Bridge Of Spies Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Tom Hanks as James Donovan, Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel and Billy Magnusson as Douglas Forrester in BRIDGE OF SPIES, a dramatic thriller directed by Steven Spielberg. Aside from Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, this is the first movie I saw in the theater since coming home, and it’s the first review I’m writing in two years. So, I’ll do my best to give an intelligent critique of this one.   Steven Spielberg…it’d be a waste of time and typing effort to go on about this legend. What can be said about his career that hasn’t been said? His are most of the movies that changed the way movies are made. He’s been a massive influence on every serious filmmaker since his time, and when he talks about the future of the industry, we print it as prophecy. Although, to be fair, you know as well as I do that not everything he touched was worth Oscar gold (A.I., War of the Worlds). So, it’s become a matter of intrigue that every time a movie is released under his direction, it’s not just “What’s the Master got in store for us this time?”. More like, “Is this gonna be one of his hits, or misses?” Well, while I wouldn’t put up there with, say, E.T. or Schindler’s List, it’s thankfully doesn’t go along with A.I. or War of the Worlds or that stupid Jurassic Park sequel I still don’t think he needed to make. I’d put it somewhere in the middle with, oh…War Horse or Empire of the Sun. Nothing I’d call substantial, but he still did a good job with it, and I’m glad I saw it. Bridge of Spies is based on true events taking place around Cold War paranoia in the late 1950s, when the CIA captures an accused Soviet spy named Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance, in a touching and sometimes quite funny performance). Tom Hanks gives an up-to-par performance as James Donovan, the lawyer assigned to defend Abel for the sake of due process. But, considering the mindset on the Soviets at that time, the trial really was a formality, and Abel was found guilty on all charges. It sort of reminded me of the Muslim kid who got in trouble for the clock. Hmm….Still, Donovan developed something of a friendship with this guy, and to this day it’s not confirmed whether or not he was really a spy. So Donovan is actually able to waive the death sentence, making him the least popular guy in America. The reasoning behind it is that you never know when they Soviets might capture someone and we’ll need something to trade. Well, wouldn’t you know it? A few years later, an Air Force Pilot named Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell), is capture by the USSR. Now Donovan and the CIA...

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Cinderella – Movie Review

Cinderella – Movie Review

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Movie Reviews | 0 comments

  Well I can not bring up seeing the new Cinderella without mentioning the Disney short from Frozen Fever When I originally heard that there was another Frozen movie I rolled my eye’s. Don’t get me wrong I like the original movie and so does my kid. But we all have to admit has been played out. Then I found out that it would be before Cinderella. I double rolled my eye’s. I thought to myself, both of these could go really wrong. But I had a little Disney faith in the back of my head and I was so glad that instead of rolling my eyes during this movie I smiled, cried, laughed till I cried and so much more. I actually think I like Frozen Fever more than I like the original. Don’t miss this one. –Disclaimer to parents: There are new songs, new dresses, new plushies. So prepare the wallet. B+ Cinderella was magical. The cinematography was beautiful, the costumes, the hair, the make up, it was candy for the eyes. I love how they took what you loved about the 1950’s animated feature and then added on to the story flawlessly. The characters were REAL, with real emotions and the actors where such a great pick. Some of the CGI was a little off but I will for give them for this one. You need to see it, and you need to see it in the theater....

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Cut the Bank – Movie Review

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Movie Reviews | 0 comments

  Cut Bank is what I call a “Random” movie incident. I saw the film with a friend not really knowing anything about it and I would have to say that it didn’t suck. I was glad to find out that it was no another Liam chick flick but instead a slightly off and dark road to interesting.  Billy Bob Thornton and John Malkovich really make the film what it is along with the creepy guy played by Michael Stuhlbar kept you scared and laughing at the same time. You don’t need to see this on the theaters, but if you enjoy weird movies that don’t suck I would recommend this one , one time at Home....

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