– Muppets Most Wanted seems to be very similar to to the The Great Muppet Caper but with a twist (I think that’s a good thing). After the Muppet movie, the Muppets go on tour around the world. However when the evil Constantine, the world’s biggest criminal and Kermit lookalike, escapes and trades places with Kermit. The Muppets end up helping Constantine commit crimes and Kermit is stuck in jail. We’re really looking forward to the movie and we loved the first one. Almost no Muppet movie can go wrong. And just like all Muppet movies, the movie is full of cameos which would make having the entire cast list on here much too long.
– Stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey . Directed by James Bobin. Rated PG.
– Need For Speed is based on the popular video game franchise, and has Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) framed for crime he didn’t commit. He uses an unsanctioned cross-country race as a way to get revenge, but as you can guess, it will cost him and he may get more than he bargained for.
– Stars Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Michael Keaton, and Dakota Johnson. Directed by Scott Waugh. Rated PG-13.
– Mr. Peabody & Sherman is originally a segment from the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon and is now getting its own movie. Mr. Peabody is the smartest and most talented being alive and adopts a child instead of a child adopting a dog. After an altercation at school, he invites a family over to try to settle things, but his son uses the Wayback Machine (time machine) to impress the girl. In doing so, they completely alter the course of history and they must go back to repair the damage before the world is forever changed.
– Stars Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, and Stephen Colbert. Directed by Rob Minkoff. Rated PG.
– Non-Stop is the next Liam Neeson movie. This time he stars as Bill Marks, a U.S. Federal Marshall on a flight between New York and London. During the flight, he recieves text messages that threaten to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is sent to a bank account. When passengers start dying and Marks is framed as the hijacker, he must try to stop the real hijacker.
– 3 Days to Kill is a little weird as I’m not exactly sure of the production of it. I believe it’s actually a French made film, filmed in Paris, that’s being released here in the United States, which is why it might be released now (though there was a commercial for it during the Super Bowl). Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) is a dying Secret Service agent. In exchange for one last assignment in his last three days to live, he is given a chance to have an experimental treatment that will help him live and retire, all while trying to enjoy some of his remaining time with his daughter.
– Stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel, and Eriq Ebouaney. Directed by McG. Rated PG-13.
NOTE: All movies come out on Valentine’s Day (Friday) with the exception of RoboCop, which releases Wednesday.
– RoboCop (out on Weds) – RoboCop is probably one of the highest profile remakes in a while and is a remake of the 1987 film about Alex Murphy, a cop in Detroit that is turned into a cyborg after his body is blown up by crooked cops. The evil OmniCorp tries to use Alex’s body as a way to circumvent antirobot laws and use special programming to secretly control him.
– Stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Jose Padilha. Rated PG-13. (more…)
– The LEGO Movie is one that we’ve been waiting a long time for. Emmett is an ordinary person until he’s mistaken as the Special. He’s drafted in a war against Lord Business who wants to freeze all the LEGOs together forever after forcing all the people to follow instructions without imagination. This has Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Morgan Freeman, and many more. It also is by the writers and directors of the original Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
– Stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller. Rated PG.
– Labor Day is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard. Set in the 1980s, a depressed and increasingly isolated single mother and her son are kidnapped by an escaped convict while on a trip to the store. After he forces them to take them to their home, the mother and convict start to share a relationship with each other, while its up to the son to keep the police off their tail. While this sounds romantic on the surface, it really just sounds like a massive case of Stockholm’s Syndrome!
– Stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, and Tobey Maguire. Directed by Jason Reitman. Rated PG-13.
– I, Frankenstein is a very heavily delayed movie, which is why you might have seen trailers for this a while ago. It was originally supposed to come out February 2013, was moved to September 2013 (which was probably a better release date), then it was delayed again to January 24, 2014. It’s done by much of the same team behind the Underworldfranchise. Adam Frankenstein, the Frankenstein monster, gets mixed up in the war between Gargoyles and Demons, with humans in the middle.
– Stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, and Kevin Grevioux. Directed by Stuart Beattie. Rated PG-13.
– Of the movies to go see this weekend, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is probably the one to go see. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was originally scheduled to come out on Christmas 2013, but when Wolf of Wall Street was delayed because of it being too long, they pushed it out-of-the-way so it could be out before the end of the year. So then Jack Ryan got pushed to January even though the studio thought it would do well enough for Christmas (though this Christmas seemed a little weird for what came out). This movie is a little bit different from the rest of the Jack Ryan films. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is considered a reboot of the franchise and is the first movie not based off of a Tom Clancy novel. Some of the previous films are Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, and Sum of All Fears, so the line up has been pretty strong. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is supposed to be a prequel of the rest of the movies with Jack Ryan working as a Junior Analyst discovers evidence of a possible terrorist threat. He get promoted to a spy in Russia to try to figure out if the evidence is real and then has to do his best to stop the plot before it’s too late.
– Stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, and Keira Knightley. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG-13.
– Ride Along is about short, plucky security guard that proposes to his girlfriend. However, his future brother-in-law is a cop and decides that the potential brother has to prove himself worthy in his eyes to deserve his sister.
– Stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Bryan Cullen, Tika Sumpter, and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Tim Story. Rated PG-13.
– Another horror found footage style horror movie that they are milking to death is Devil’s Due. A young couple has a forgetful honeymoon (which is weird since you’d think they’d film it to fit in on the found footage style) and has unexpected pregnancy. His wife’s pregnancy and her behavior get weirder and weirder as the months go on. It looks like she’s the target of a satanic cult that is using her body to raise something sinister.
– Stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, and Robert Belushi. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Rated R.
– The Nut Job is about a squirrel that was kicked out of the park after he blew up the tree and the nut supply for the winter. He soon finds out that there is a store that specializes in nuts and is determined to break in and have the various nuts with the help of his other animal friends. I will say I usually give animated shows the benefit of the doubt, but this movie looks terrible. The only positive but strange thing is that Psy (of Gangnam Style) is going to be appearing as the animated version of himself and be performing that song during the ending credits.
– Stars Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Garbiel Iglesias, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, and Maya Rudolph. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis. Rated PG.
It's a super short week with a super short show! The biggest news is the David Letterman's retirement, new trailers, and Chris Pratt apologizes for things he hasn't even done yet. Plus a few fun parodies that you should check out, and the Game of Thrones musical on Red Nose Day.
Movies in Theaters 05/22/2015. A great week with the Brad Bird/Disney film of Tomorrowland, plus the remake of Poltergeist, and the limited release of the Studio Ghibli film, When Marnie was There. Our recommendation is definitely go see Tomorrowland.
New Releases for DVD/Blu-Ray and Video Games for 05/19/2015. A smaller release week with American Sniper, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Strange Magic, Orange is the New Black: Season 2, the Witcher 3, and a very strange subtitled only release from Funimation.
This week we review Daredevil, trailers for Jem and the Holograms, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Muppets. News on the next season of Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter, the end of CSI, and David Lynch comes back to Twin Peaks with more episodes. Funimation announces its next Broadcast Dubs and the identity of female Thor has been revealed!
Movies in Theaters 05/16/2015. Two big sequels out this week! First is the first Mad Max movie out in 30 years with lots of good buzz with Mad Max: Fury Road, and an over the top sequel with Pitch Perfect 2.
We review of Avenger: Age of Ultron, get details on Star Wars spin-offs, and get details on Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad. Then we cover loads of shows that are renewed, canceled, and coming next season. In Talk Nerdy to Me, we have news on Digimon Tri, a Myst TV series, the Muppets taking over YouTube, and much more.
Movies in Theaters 05/08/2015. The big release this week is Hot Pursuit with Reese Witherspoon & Sofía Vergara as cop and a widow of a drug dealer she must protect on the run. The D Train, about a 20 year reunion gone wrong has a limited release.