OFFICIAL TRAILER: Cinderella

Cinderella hits theaters tomorrow!


Official Trailer: Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters on Valentine’s Day!


Official Trailer: Blackhat

Blackhat hits theaters January 16!


Official Trailer: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 hits theaters February 20!


Official Trailer: Ant Man

Ant Man arrives in theaters July 17!


OFFICIAL: Ryan Reynolds to return as Deadpool

DeadpoolDid you miss Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool? Get ready, he is reprising his role in a Deadpool spin-off. Details are still being worked out, but the announcement came today via Reynolds’ Twitter account.

This movie will tell more about the mutant, Wade Wilson, who undergoes testing in hopes of curing his terminal cancer.

More details to come — check back soon!


Official Trailer: Terminator Genisys

Check out the trailer for Terminator Genisys! Arriving in theaters Summer 2015.


Beetlejuice – It’s Show Time!

beetlejuiceBy Chad Elijah

We’ve come for your daughter, Chuck. That’s right, Beetlejuice is back! There been some talk of rumor of reviving the ghost with the most in recent events.

Beetlejuice was originally released March of 1988, making it 27 years old. It’s tagged as comedy fantasy, but we all know it’s a classic. There has been talk of releasing a part 2 in 2015.

In past years reviving past bad ass movies or making a sequel or any reboot with some situations have turned out to be a failure. Which leaves me with some concerns in making Beetlegeuse 2, I mean Beetlejuice 2.Where would the journey takes us this round? Would they explain the sandworms? That would kill some of the mystery on why they exist in the netherworld storyline, but I am dying to know!

Would it explain more of the origin of Beetlejuice, or would they go the other way and explain more of the netherworld – pick up thwhere they left off?

Would Michael Keaton do a better job playing him the second time? He was amazing the first time with Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, and she did indirectly say she working on a
sequel. On top of that would Tim Burton did confirm he is going to direct the new one.

I mean Keaton has always said if he could do anything again, Beetlejuice is the one thing I would like to do again. Question is can they revive the cult classic after 27 years? And will or could it be even better than we remember it?

I personally can’t wait to see what happens in the next classic, and for the next generation of people to enjoy what I have always loved.


Non-Stop Movie Review – by James Peterson

Non-Stop Poster

Movie Review:

Non-Stop

Universal Pictures (106 mins)

PG-13  (Violence, some language, some sexual and drug references)

 

See that you catch this ‘Non-Stop’ flight for mystery and action!

By James Peterson

As aging Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) waits to board a flight from London to New York, he surveys the passengers for potential threats.   He pauses to examine further a tall brooding man, and then another man who appears Muslim, and finally makes note of all the people using smart phones, which is basically everyone.  Everyone is a suspect, or a potential problem.

And that is EXACTLY how director Jaume Collet-Serra wants the audience to see these characters, because Non-Stop is basically a slowly building whodunit that ultimately morphs into an action film.  Mid-way across the Atlantic, Bill receives an ominous text from an unknown person who threatens to kill people on the plane unless $150 million is transferred to an account – in Bill’s name.

The marshal goes from person-to-person, looking for the suspect, suspicious of everyone, and he doesn’t know who (or what) to believe.  Soon, HE becomes the suspect in an international hostage situation, and only he can save the passengers AND himself.

I’ll admit that when I saw the trailer and poster for this film, I immediately thought “Taken” meets “Executive Decision”.  But coming away from the film, I realize that this is not some face-smashing action flick, but more of a mystery with tense moments sprinkled in to keep the audience engaged.

This original screenplay by John Richardson and Chris Roach dials up the momentum into the third act, where the perpetrator is revealed and the real action begins.  Although there were a few moments, particularly monologues that detract from the overall experience, I saw a woman literally on the edge of her seat during a harrowing sequence of the movie.  I was able to cast aside a few insignificant plot holes, and a Julianne Moore performance that seems unnecessary, and still enjoy the film.

I wasn’t alone.  More than once the audience cheered and applauded, so the experience is overall a good one.

Grade:  A-
Non-Stop Two Actors


Ride Along Movie Review – by James Peterson

Ride-Along-Movie-PostersMovie Review:

Ride Along

Universal Pictures (100 mins)

PG-13 (Violence, some language, some sexual innuendo)

Ice Cube takes Kevin Hart under his wing to see if he’s ready for the big time.

By James Peterson

2013 was a big year for the “little man” Kevin Hart. “Grudge Match” and “This Is The End” gave us small doses (pardon the pun) of Kevin to spice up otherwise formulaic films. In contrast, “Ride Along” eases Kevin into the spotlight where he really shines. Perennial underachiever Ben (Kevin Hart) lives in Atlanta with his stellar-hot girlfriend Angela (Tika Sumpter). Wanting to be more than a high-school security guard, he applies to the police academy and is thrilled to learn that he has been accepted. However, Angela’s big brother, Detective James Payton (Ice Cube), is less than impressed with little Ben. Ben tells James that he’s going to the police academy, but James sets out to prove that Ben isn’t cut out to be a cop, and offers to take him on a “Ride Along”.

Tim Story directs writer Greg Coolidge’s action comedy, and having worked with Ice Cube (“Barbershop”) and Kevin Hart (“Think Like A Man”) before, he really brings out the best in these characters. Ben is annoying but bold, like a Jack Russell terrier bouncing around James’ Rottweiler mentality. And like the movie’s title, Kevin Hart gets the opportunity to learn from someone who’s been there.

Ice Cube’s lengthy music and acting career started with C.I.A., then N.W.A., and now he’s A.P.D. He’s written albums, screenplays, and even produced films; his company, CubeVision, is prominently listed in the opening credits. He has run the gamut in this biz, and shows no signs of slowing down. If Kevin Hart can learn to replicate Ice Cube’s success, which is no small feat, he’ll be the one that comes out standing tall.

Grade: A