After more than a decade, the park is finally open! Jurassic World, one of the most highly anticipated movies in recent memory, stomps into theaters this weekend, delivering all of the dinosaur goodness that the big screen has sorely been missing.
It is a daunting task to reinvigorate such an iconic franchise, but Jurassic World takes the franchise in a new direction while maintaining the essence of the original movies.
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This past Memorial weekend, one of the few “original content” movies of the summer hit theaters. Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland sees The Incredible director Brad Bird team up with Oscar winner George Clooney in one of the highest anticipated movies of the year. Unfortunately, the mouse house has missed the mark this time. They didn’t miss the mark by much, but the obvious attempt to make this movie life-changing, does the exact opposite. Tomorrowland isn’t without its perks though!
Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland sees The Incredibles director Brad Bird team up with Oscar winner George Clooney in one of the highest anticipated movies of the year. Unfortunately, the mouse house has missed the mark this time. They didn’t miss the mark by much, but the obvious attempt to make this movie life-changing, does the exact opposite. Tomorrowland isn’t without its perks though!
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On July 10, 1985, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” was released in theaters starring Mel Gibson as the titular character Max Rockatansky. Nearly 30 years later, Mad Max is back in the high-octane, explosive, chaotic, and beautiful movie “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
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Deep within a pile of blankets, a creature stirs. Suddenly, a yoga pants clad leg juts out from under the covers, exposing a hideous, hooved foot that looks a lot like an UGG boot. The blankets shift further; half-drank Starbucks’ iced macchiato, Apple products and John Green books spill onto the clothes strewn floor. A pale hand thrusts itself upward; grasping a blood red SOLO cup in its talons. “I’ve bought my ticket for the long way round,” proclaims the monster.
They’re Back Pitches!
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Just like Filmention, our favorite gang of superheroes is back in the action packed sequel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
Going into this movie, expectation are extremely high considering that the first Avengers movie set the standard for all superhero films. Does the sequel beat the first one – no. But this movie is still one of the best superhero movies to ever be released.
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In a world where artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction and scientists edge closer and closer to creating sentient robots, ‘Chappie’ feels relevant and real world.
Helmed by ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp, this movie, like many of his movie feel like they are actually happening somewhere in the world. Taking place in Johannesburg, the movie doesn’t act as a very good advertisement for South Africa. Crime, drugs and death abound, ‘Chappie’ is not what you expect it to be. Frankly, it is disappointing. False advertising plays a huge role in the disappointment I felt after seeing this movie.
‘Chappie’ promises thrills and originality, but ends up coming across as a desperate attempt at replicating an already beaten to death topic.
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After binge-watching the third season of ‘House of Cards’, I felt inspired to watch some other movies that Kevin Spacey has starred in. The first movie that came to mind was ‘American Beauty’.
Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, ‘American Beauty’ is a gorgeous work of art about letting go and finding the beauty in life. With amazing performances from Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening, iconic imagery and lines that you will be quoting for the next week, this movie is a bonafide classic.
‘American Beauty’ turns a midlife crisis into a journey of discovery, showing audiences that beauty is all around us.
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ arrived in theaters this weekend with high expectations. The erotic trilogy has sold 100 million copies worldwide and has spawned a phenomenon that rivals that of ‘Twilight’ and ‘The Hunger Games’. Unfortunately for fans, the movie is complete garbage.
As terrible as the “novel”, the film is full of unnatural dialogue, very little chemistry between the actors, and laughable sex scenes. To be honest, I don’t think I have ever laughed so much in a movie before. Not because of its jokes (which there were some funny ones) but because how ridiculous this poorly assembled film was. Most startling about this film and book is its blatant attempt at portraying an abusive relationship as one that should be envied.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is exactly what Christian Grey calls himself, “fifty shades of fucked up”.
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In his first big screen outing since 2004’s ‘The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie’, everyone’s favorite sponge delivers the laughs once again in ‘The SpongeBob Move: Sponge Out of Water’.
This movie delivers everything fans have come to expect from the Nickelodeon show, splashing in new elements, making the film feel different from the show. The jokes are funny and the colors are psychedelic, making the film every child and stoner’s dream.
SpongeBob and his friends set out on a journey, encountering pirates and galactic dolphins, all to reclaim the crabby patty formula and save Bikini Bottom.
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After being pushed back nearly a year, the space opera ‘Jupiter Ascending’ has finally been released in theaters. Directed, produced and written by sci-fi royalty, The Wachowskis, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ would be more appropriately titled ‘Jupiter Descending’ due to its cheap gimmicks, mediocre acting and a redundancy that is painful to sit through.
With all its flaws, this film showcases visual effects as large as its scope and the creation of a world that is a wonder to behold. The film boasts a cast of ascending stars such as Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and current Oscar nominee, Eddie Redmayne.
For such an expensive movie ($175 million to be exact), ‘Jupiter Ascending’ plays more like a Sci-Fi channel original movie, than a Hollywood blockbuster; starting with a fizzle and ending with a big fizzle.
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