CIA Agent Billy Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is on the run in London and running out of time. Hunted by Hagbardaka Heimbahl (Jordi Molla) a Spanish terrorist, set on the destruction of the Western World; Pope has made a deal with a proficient hacker Jan “The Dutchman” Stroop (Michael Pitt). Stroop is in hiding but has access to the U.S. Military’s arsenal making him a high profile target to Hemibahl, The CIA and a number of groups on the Black Market. Finally captured and killed by Heimbahl’s men, the location of Stroop died with Pope. The race begins anew as London Field Office Director Quaker Wells (Gary Oldman) uses every available resource to him, including transferring the memories of the deceased Pope to a living person.
Dr. Franks (Tommy Lee Jones) has discovered a way to do it, however the perfect candidate is Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). Jericho is an unfeeling sociopath, housed in a supermax prison for the rest of his natural life. In a more invasive procedure than ‘Inception’, Jericho is infused with Pope’s memories. Slowly Jericho becomes aware of his plight and as the memories become clearer, but how willing is he to help anyone, especially the CIA given how expendable he is?
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I had my doubts. Usually February is a dumping ground for films unworthy of both award or blockbuster status. We’re beginning the closest thing to an offseason for Hollywood and 2016 looks typically dismal. My skepticism of Marvel Comics & 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool goes far beyond its release date. As a spin-off of the X-Men franchise, Deadpool has some pretty big shoes to fill, especially as a lesser known property. However, anyone that’s moderately familiar with ‘The Merc with the Mouth’ should be as concerned as I am that Fox could ruin this franchise in a similar fashion to ‘The Fantastic Four’. So what is it then? Did Fox sacrifice story for profits, or did they alienate a portion of the audience by making the ‘R’ rated film Deadpool needs to be. Or, is Deadpool not good enough to hang with the boys of Summer, in this increasingly crowded field of superhero films?
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The Rest In Peace Department employ only the finest, recently deceased lawmen in human history. Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is the newest to join the R.I.P.D., Walker who was shot in the face, literally by his partner Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon) has alot to deal with. Aside from being dead, remember, he was shot in the face, Walker has agreed to spend 100 years in the R.I.P.D. with the hopes of returning to earth after his term ends. What follows is the obligatory training and acclimation in to the force. Lead by Proctor (Mary-Louise Parker), who hands down the assignments from heaven above.
The R.I.P.D. is charged with hunting down and removing those that don’t want to stay dead. Naturally, or supernaturally as it were, the dead turn into monsters if they don’t go on their journey through the afterlife. R.I.P.D. slowly starts to turn into several other franchises at this point. More on that later.
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Meet Eep (Emma Stone). She is the type of adventurous teen that has caused grey hairs in parents since the Stone Age. Her overly protective father Grug (Nicholas Cage) has the purest of intentions, but is essentially keeping the family hostage in their cave. The landscape is a rugged, craggy place lacking food, water and any other sign of humans. There is a difference between living and surviving, and the Croods are surviving, barely. Continue reading “Movie Review – The Croods”
Of late, I noticed that our video collection is skewing more to the DreamWorks side of animated movies instead of Disney/Pixar. That’s not a slight against any other animation houses – it’s just that my 2-year-old seems to like Puss in Boots and How to Train Your Dragon more than others. To be fair, we’ve run Wreck-It Ralph and Cars by her, but she seems to like the other two better. So it’s no surprise that I took her to a screening of DreamWorks’ The Croods on an early Saturday morning, and what did she have to say about it? “I liked it.” And you know what? I liked it an awful lot, too.
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The spy game is a tried and true genre for Hollywood. It seems like every month or so there is a new movie out about spies doing things and backstabbing and saving the western world or something. It’s also the cold part of the year where we see a genre movie starring Denzel Washington. The name of this one is â€‹Safe Houseâ€‹ and this time he’s joined by Ryan Reynolds in this story with snapping necks, car chases, and high powered gunfire all to get this one man who holds some important secrets.
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Most of us have heard the old saying, â€œthe grass is greener on the other side.â€ And the vast majority of ourselves looks at other people and thinks they have it all, are better at certain things, or get jealous of the way they live their life. I’m 100% guilty of that more than at least once per day. So the question than presents itself, would you switch with someone else if given the chance? Do you think that if you had what they had you’d be happier? Or do you think that if you gave up everything you had, it might not be exactly what you expected.
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Everyone gives up on things in life. I myself have been guilty of giving up on things before. It’s just the way we humans operate. When things get tough and seem impossible or too hard, we just throw in the towel. But the will we have is what usually pushes us thru. Will is a strong thing. It’s actually an emotion if you think about it. It’s what pushes and drives us forward to do something that’s right. Will is powerful. Will is strength. And with it, we can usually accomplish a tremendous amount more than we think we can.
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New footage from Warner Bros. Green Lantern (which initially debuted at WonderCon) has hit the web! Enter at your own risk! POTENTIAL SPOILERS! Continue reading “New Green Lantern Footage Hits!”