The effects driven retelling of the largest man made environmental disaster in U.S. history; Deepwater Horizon is more akin to ‘Snakes on a Plane’ than the human interest story it tries to be. Minimalist in its storytelling, Deepwater Horizon is a bit confusing at times yet, it still is an effect no-nonsense thriller. That could be good or bad, depending on your expectations of the film. This isn’t an emotional docu-drama, nor is it a bloated CGI fest. (OK, maybe a little) Deepwater Horizon, like so many other calamity films places a bunch of likable characters on the precipice of sudden disaster. Though the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson, the real star of the show is the ill-fated semi-submersible oil rig.
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While Alex, Gloria and Melman, party with the travelling circus throughout Europe; Skipper, Private, Rico and Kowalski make their daring escape. They’re sick and tired the “Move It” song that haunts my dreams. Certainly breaking into Fort Knox is a better way to spend one’s time. Not to steal gold, but to steal the known world’s remain supply of Cheese Dibbles. Coincidentally, it’s Private’s birthday and we’re treated to a peek in to the origin of the quartet on the way to Kentucky. Though short, it’s all the back-story we’re allowed as trouble stirs when Dr. Octavius Brine starts penguin-napping from the world’s zoos. Apparently, Dr. Brine was an octopus named Dave in the Central Park Zoo. A star attraction until the penguins arrived, Dave was neglected and sent to many zoos before retired. Hell bent on world domination, Dave and his octo-minions want to make the penguins of the world as ugly as people have made him feel. Our flightless heroes and a group of crime fighters called ‘The North Wind’, lead by “Classified” (not actually his name) , are tasked with bringing the Doctor/Octopus down; if they don’t turn on each other first.
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Based on the 2010 book of the same name; Warm Bodies manages takes an interesting approach to the zombie movie genre. Narrated by R (Nicholas Hoult), because that’s the only part of his name that he can remember; we’re introduced to the world after the fall of man. Zombies roam aimlessly throughout the suburbs amongst the Bonies; skeletal creatures that are a threat to both humans and zombies alike. The remnants of human civilization survive in a walled city controlled by Gen. Grigio (John Malkovich). Continue reading “Movie Review – Warm Bodies”
Most summer movies are what I would call â€œpopcornâ€ movies. It’s the time of year that Hollywood throws large sums of money at big tent-pole pictures in the hope of making a lot of money off of their films. Transformers is certainly no exception to this rule. When Michael Bay first introduced us to the world of Transformers we were blown away with the CGI and imagery on the screen. It was very impressive. And the first film was all about the origin so it had a pretty good story around it. The second film is one that I think most of us try to forget. So what about the third film?
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The first official announcement for FilmFest DC is out, but some is known about it. We have the first of official announcement below and it looks to be shaping up to be quite the event.
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