Movie Review – The Jungle Book (2016)

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Deep in the jungle lives an orphaned boy. Mowgli (Neel Sethi), found by a no-nonsense panther named Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), Mowgli is brought to the wolves and is trained in the ways of the wolf. However, as a growing human, what Mowgli lacks in wolf like abilities he uses his human ‘tricks’ such as tool crafting.  During the summer, while everyone is gathering at the watering hole that is Peace Rock, the fearsome Shere Khan (Idris Elba) makes it known that humans aren’t allowed to live in the jungle. A violation of that law is death, according to Khan. The interspecies truce is only valid until Peace Rock is submerged by the fall rains. Khan bides his time as he knows what everyone else is thinking: Winter is coming. Continue reading “Movie Review – The Jungle Book (2016)”

Movie Review – Hail, Caesar!

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Working as a Hollywood ‘Fixer’ is a thankless but necessary job. For Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) solving every problem involving Capitol Studios, is all in a day’s work. The big production on set is “Hail, Caesar”, starring Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). The sword and sandals epic (akin to Ben-Hur) that is eerily similar to the 2016 Sony release ‘Risen’, is nearly finished. The final scene, where Baird gives his final monologue remains to be shot and Baird is nowhere to be found. Abducted by a group known only as ‘The Future’, Mannix must produce a ransom of $100k. That’s only the beginnings of his troubles. 

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Review – Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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The bar was set extremely high in 2012 with The Avengers. My second thought, after that was awesome was whether or not the series had peaked. The third highest grossing movie of all time (unadjusted for inflation); The Avengers was the culmination of five years of movies and the end of Phase one. The penultimate film of phase two is Avengers:  Age of Ultron with Ant-Man to début in July. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has ridden an unprecedented wave of successes. So far the eleven films has a joint worldwide gross of over $7 billion. The MCU is long overdue for a dud, it could be devastating to the franchise if that dud was the Avengers: Age Of Ultron. 

As improbable as it is that Age Of Ultron won’t be anything less than epic, it’s equally unlikely that the film will surpass its predecessors. The Avengers (2012) is the highest grossing superhero film of all time and three years later has a sequel that reaches a new, undiscovered level of awesome.  Continue reading “Review – Avengers: Age Of Ultron”

Movie Review – Chef

Jon Favreau may be most memorable for his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Favreau triumphantly returns to his indie roots in Chef. It’s been a while since Favreau has given us a smaller, story driven narrative. Before this it was a couple of Iron Man movies then, unfortunately Cowboys & Aliens. For now i’m glad to see him in this role before, Avengers: The Age of Ultron releases next year.

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A slick, witty comedy about Chef Carl Casper, who quit his job as executive chef in a high end Los Angeles restaurant. Touted as the next big thing, Carl’s innovative menu gets condensed into a boring array of comfort foods, that are as uninspiring as they are popular. When a top L.A. food critic is in for a review, Riva, the restaurant’s owner wants to stick with the same menu, while Carl is looking to do something new.Torn between his job and his passion for food, Carl quits and the ensuing review wasn’t kind.

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Movie Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier loses some of its charm that made the first movie so successful. The snappy banter has been turned up a notch in The Winter Soldier, but it is a very different movie. Superhero flicks like Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, tried too hard to be edgy and gritty. Others like Iron man 3 and The Wolverine were awash of pretty colours and high octane action, but little substance in the story.

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For the first time since the Avengers in 2012, a superhero movie has seamlessly blended the frenetic pacing and over the top action that we’ve come to expect of these movies ; with a story that is fluid and dare I say relevant story of the morality of freedom.

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Movie Review: Don Jon

In Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon proves that JGL can do anything he damn well likes. The film was written, directed and stars JGL as a Jon; a guy that can pull 8’s and 9’s on any night in any club from Seaside Heights to Parsippany. Some of the film was shot in nearby Hackensack. (It’s a Jersey thing, go with it) He’s a modern day Don Juan to his friends in the nightclub where he is a  bartender; but when a certified 10 named Barbara (Scarlett Johansen) walks into his life, Jon should be happy. The montage filled nights of cheap sex with slutty women should stop. His growing porn addiction that has replaced his love life, should whittle away into nothingness.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Marvel’s The Avengers

For well over a year now, fanboys of the Marvel comic book characters have been eagerly awaiting Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers film to hit theaters.  The film brings together some of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe but the biggest question that has been on everyone’s mind is can expectations be lived up to with this huge tentpole release?  The answer is a resounding yes!

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Marvel’s The Avengers World Premiere to Stream Live From Hollywood on Marvel.com

Marvel Studios is inviting everyone to experience the World Premiere of their new film Marvel’s The Avengers, LIVE from Hollywood on April 11, 2012 at 6:00pm PT / 9:00pm ET.  Want to know more?

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UPDATE: Avenger Marathon Coming to a Theater Near You! [Expanded List of AMC Theaters]

Need to catch up on the solo stories of each Avenger before their all-star team-up? No problem. Apparently, AMC Theaters will give moviegoers the opportunity to do just that… Continue reading “UPDATE: Avenger Marathon Coming to a Theater Near You! [Expanded List of AMC Theaters]”

New Japanese Avengers Trailer!

 

With THE AVENGERS about a month and a half away, one wonders if Marvel Studios and Disney can hold off from showing too much from their highly-anticipated superhero team-up. Continue reading “New Japanese Avengers Trailer!”

Avenger Marathon Coming to a Theater Near You!

 

Need to catch up on the solo stories of each Avenger before their all-star team-up? No problem. Apparently, AMC Theaters will give moviegoers the opportunity to do just that… Continue reading “Avenger Marathon Coming to a Theater Near You!”

First Glimpse of The Avengers!!

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Now that Thor & Captain America’s solo ventures are in the rearview mirror, the countdown becomes more intense as May approaches and audience finally witness The Avengers assemble.  Check out a first glimpse of the team. Continue reading “First Glimpse of The Avengers!!”

The Avengers Set to Film in Cleveland

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Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, The Avengers is currently filming in Cleveland.  They’re using Cleveland to double as New York City.  Want to know when and where they’re filming?

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The Cast of Thor Gears Up For Avengers

As Marvel Studio’s Thor prepares to storm into theaters this Mother’s Day Weekend, the folks at Comingsoon.net had a chance to speak with some of the film’s cast to discuss their preparation for the next upcoming Marvel Studios outing, The AvengersContinue reading “The Cast of Thor Gears Up For Avengers”

Fellow Avenger to Feature in Thor

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Ever since Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) appeared at the end of the first Iron Man film, Marvel has been preparing us for their all-star superhero ensemble film, The Avengers.  Following Iron Man, many of the Marvel films have teased us with a cameo of some sort: The Incredible Hulk (Tony Stark in the last scene), Iron Man 2 (Captain America’s shield midway into the film & Thor’s hammer in the end credits), etc.  Now it has been confirmed that this trend will continue in Marvel’s upcoming film, Thor.  Click after the break to find out what Marvel character will make their debut…… Continue reading “Fellow Avenger to Feature in Thor”

Cobie Smulders on The Avengers

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Cobie Smulders recently talked to Zap2it in regards to her taking on the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.

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Nick Fury has a Sidekick

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About a week and a half ago, Samuel J. Jackson revealed on NBC‘s Jimmy Fallon’s show that his character, Nick Fury (last seen in Iron Man 2), would indeed be appearing in both Thor and Captain America. While this news was to be expected (considering Marvel’s attempt to link all the Marvel characters together in preparation for their upcoming Avengers film releasing next summer), one additional detail he revealed has since sparked interest among fans. This detail being that Fury would have his own sidekick for The Avengers film. Since that interview, there has been much speculation as to who that character would be. Read on to find out who our mystery character is…. Continue reading “Nick Fury has a Sidekick”