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Review – Pain and Gain

Michael Bay takes a break from giant robots and even bigger explosions with a much lower budget and smaller scale film than he’s directed lately. Based on the real life exploits of the “Sun Gym Gang,” Pain and Gain is the story of a group of criminal bodybuilders, portrayed here by Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg,Continue reading “Review – Pain and Gain”

Weekend Preview – April 19, 2013

As the only major new release this weekend, Tom Cruise‘s Oblivion seems set to win the box office.  There are a few other choices worth your time as well though.   Oblivion Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is on an Earth decimated after an apparent alien war.  The rest of humanity has left for Titan toContinue reading “Weekend Preview – April 19, 2013”

Review – The Place Beyond the Pines

From the literal meaning of Schenectady, New York, The Place Beyond the Pines has one heck of a leading cast.  There are enough people out there who would see a movie only because Ryan Gosling or Bradley Cooper was in it, not to mention both of them.  Throw in Eva Mendes and the up and comingContinue reading “Review – The Place Beyond the Pines”

Review – Oblivion

Oblivion, from the director of Tron: Legacy, places Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) on an Earth decimated after an apparent alien war.  He’s part of the clean-up crew.  The rest of humanity has left for Titan to form a new colony, or are waiting to do so in an orbiting space station called the Tet.  Jack’sContinue reading “Review – Oblivion”

Weekend Preview – April 12, 2013

Sorry this week’s preview is a bit on the late side – there were circumstances of the beyond my control type.  There are a couple wide releases this weekend, one of which looks good and the other not so much.  If you’re in a film friendly market there are also a good number of interestingContinue reading “Weekend Preview – April 12, 2013”

Weekend Preview – April 5, 2013

It’s a slow weekend coming up with the only new wide releases being a 3D re-release of a twenty year old movie and a remake of horror classic from 1981. If any classic film might be able to justify the argument for a 3D conversion, Jurassic Park has to be it.  After all, lush landscapesContinue reading “Weekend Preview – April 5, 2013”

Review – Jurassic Park 3D

Twenty years ago dinosaurs became cool thanks to a little film called Jurassic Park.  I’m going to assume you’ve seen it already, and if you haven’t, you probably just don’t have any interest in seeing a bunch of people trying to avoid getting eaten by velociraptors while stuck in a theme park created by ScottishContinue reading “Review – Jurassic Park 3D”

Weekend Preview – March 29, 2013

It’s a holiday weekend and movie studios are taking advantage of that fact.  G.I. Joe: Retaliation comes out today and had special early showings last night, trying to bring in the extra bucks.  Check it out, along with the rest of this weekend’s film slate. G.I. Joe: Retaliation The sequel to GI Joe: Rise ofContinue reading “Weekend Preview – March 29, 2013”

Review – The Host

Beautiful Creatures failed spectacularly at becoming the next big young adult paranormal romance.  Open Road Films is hoping they can corner that market by going to the source of the recent trend.  The Host, written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time, S1m0ne) is based on the novel of the same name by noneContinue reading “Review – The Host”

Weekend Preview – March 22, 2013

You’ve got a full slate to choose from if you’re headed to the movies this weekend.  There’s family friendly animation, a romantic dramedy, the year’s first action-filled blockbuster, and an odd – and a bit controversial – art flick.  Let’s get previewing, shall we? Olympus has Fallen The first of two “The White House isContinue reading “Weekend Preview – March 22, 2013”