– This is not a remake to a 1970s movie as apparently some had thought, but a new original story. A man has his wife kidnapped and must follow the orders of a mysterious man that’s spying on him in order to get his wife back. While most of the things that he’s supposed to do are serious crimes, he’s joined by a young girl who tried to hijack his car. He was supposed to kill her but of course she proves valuable and has computer skills.
– Star Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, and Rebecca Budig. Directed by Courtney Solomon. Rated PG-13.
Note: One of the releases this week come out on Wednesday but the other two are on Friday.
– This movie is the first based on a series of books. This movie centers around Clary Fray as she finds out that she is a shadowhunter, and is able to fight evil monsters and see things others can’t see. She must team up with other shadowhunters in order to find the Mortal Cup and save her mom (who is a former shadowhunter) before it is too late. This looks like it’s really trying to become a new Twilight, though I’ve heard that the series is much better written.
– Stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Harald Zwart. Rated PG-13.
Note: This movie comes out on August 21, 2013, a Wednesday.
– This a sequel to the 2010 movie, about “Real Life” super heroes based on the comic book. I didn’t really like the first one though it did have some moments thanks to Hit Girl and Nicolas Cage. This time things are amped up even more as the would be villain from the first one comes back with a vengeance and makes things even worse for all the heroes.
– Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chlöe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. Rated R.
This is the weirdest week in a while. First two come out on Wednesday, August 7th, and the other two come out on Friday, August 9th. I have no reason why as it’s not even a holiday.
– The franchise gets a great shot in the arm as from all looks of it, they try to fix what they broke in the first movie. This time Percy must search to find the Golden Fleece in order to protect Camp Half-Blood. Percy has some help from his new half brother and others to help him on his quest and finds out his true destiny. This one was made on a smaller budget, but you’d never notice.
– Stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Leven Rambin, Jake Abel, Stanley Tucci, and Nathan Fillion. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Rated PG.
– The Smurfs are back and this time focusing mainly on the only girl, Smurfette. Apparently she was originally a creation of Gargamel and turned good, while Gargamel creates two Naughties to try to to get her to come back over to his side once again. All the while the other Smurfs are trying to find her and get her back.
– Stars Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, and Hank Azaria. Directed by Raja Gosnell. Rated PG.
– The X-Men franchise gets more and more confusing as this one supposedly takes place after the rest of the movies (has Jean Grey?), though apparently is based off a series of comics. Wolverine tries to go it alone and heads to Japan where someone may have a way to help him stop regenerating forever.
– Stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Haruhiko Yamanouchi. Directed by James Mangold. Rated PG-13.
– This one sort of looks like a Men in Black movie with dead people, but two former and now dead police officers must work to keep escaped souls off the street or face eternal damnation. This is the first movie this week of our double ups with both Ryan Reynolds and Mary-Louise Parker.
– Stars Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stephanie Szostak. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Rated PG-13.
– This is a sequel to the 2010 movie about people who are retired and extremely dangerous. Sadly this one has had very little marketing for itself and we haven’t seen a trailer yet in the theaters at all. This is also the second movie with Mary-Louise Parker this week.
– Stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins, and Helen Mirren. Directed by Dean Parisot. Rated PG-13.
– A snail that always wanted to be fast gets his wish when he gets caught in Nitrous, which gives him super speed as well as car like qualities. He uses his power to compete in NASCAR and teams up with other snails that wish they were fast. This is the second movie this week with Ryan Reynolds.
– Stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by David Soren. Rated PG.
– Another horror movie supposedly based on a true about a married couple who work as paranormal investigators that investigate the home of the Perron family in early 1970s.
– Stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, and Hayley McFarland. Directed by James Wan. Rated R.
Note: The movies this week come out on Wednesday due to the holiday.
– In this sequel to Despicable Me, Gru is now a reformed villain and father to the girls that he adopted. He is recruited by Lucy Wilde and the Anti-Villain League to go against El Macho and try to capture him. Already a prequel has been green lit and there are hints of it at the end of the movie supposedly. Make sure you stay through the credits (Which you should be doing anyway).
– Stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, and Ken Jeong. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Rated PG.
– Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play two cops that are forced to work together in order to take down a Russian mob boss. They are initially very different from each other and hate each but then start to get along and become friends. Basically like Female cop odd couple or something.
– Stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Tony Hale, and Bill Burr. Directed by Paul Feig. Rated R.
It's a big week as the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer leaked and changed everything. We review Book of Life, and Archie getting a TV show, and FOX and NBC doing questionable shows. Then in Talk Nerdy to Me, a live action Static Shock is on the way and Tremors 5 is happening plus lots more!
Movies in Theaters 10/24/2014. John Wick, the former assassin played by Keanu Reeves; Ouija, the board game based horror movie decades too late; and St. Vincent, the newest movie starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy are out in theaters this week.
New Releases for DVD/Blu-Ray and Video Games for 10/21/2014. A smaller release week but with some good titles. Snowpiercer, Earth to Echo, The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, Kill la Kill volume 2, and A letter to Momo are all out this week.
In big news, Captain America 3 is going to be Civil War, DC recasts the Flash for the movies, and Neil Patrick Harris will host next years Oscars. Bill Murray has a Christmas Special coming up. Then in Talk Nerdy to Me, Marvel is doing all the comic events, Gundam is coming back to the USA, and fans remake Empire Strikes Back.
New Releases for DVD/Blu-Ray and Video Games for 10/14/2014. A big release week with Days of Future Past, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Star Wars Rebels, A Certain Magical Index II, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Homestar Runner is back, everything needs a cinematic universe now, Elvira is back for Halloween, and Myst is becoming a TV series. In Talk Nerdy to Me, Naruto is ending, Kuroko's Basket returns, Twin Peaks returns after 25 years, and Thrilling Adventure Hour gets two comic book series!