- The best way to put this is that it’s the Fracking propaganda movie. This is one of the biggest industries in the US now and this movie doesn’t contain science on either side. So take it at face value. A gas company sends out two salesmen to convince a small town to lease it’s land. Then trouble begins.
- Stars Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, and Hal Holbrook. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Rated R.
NOTE: These movies come out on a Tuesday instead of a Friday. It’s weird.
- This is the newest movie from Quentin Tarantino that supposedly is a cross over with Man with the Iron Fist. (Though I have no idea how or why.) A former slave teams up with a German Doctor to become a bounty hunter. He eventually goes to a plantation and have to fight their way out.
- Stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, and Don Johnson. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Rated R.
- Not sure how well this will do in the Box Office since I’ve seen NO advertising for it at all. No commercials, no trailer, nothing. Plus the character of Jack Reacher is described as 6’5″ with 220 or more pounds of muscle. But stars Tom Cruise who is like 5’7″. I guess this is what happens when he’s the producer for the movie as well. This film is based off of a book from 2005 called One Shot by Lee Child. A sniper kills five different people and arrest a former army shooter. Jack Reacher, a former Army Police Officer, thinks that he’s been framed and is determined to get to the bottom of things.
- Stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, and Robert Duvall. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Rated PG-13.
- The only wide release this week. A former soccer soccer player returns home to rebuild the relationship with son and put his life back together. In doing so, he gets roped into coaching his son’s soccer team and then has to deal with all the soccer moms now after him.
- Stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Rated PG-13.
- This movie is based off of a novel from the mid 70s and is about an enforcer for the mob that has to track down three dumb guys that robbed a mob poker game. It originally was supposed to come out in the middle of September but wanted to avoid going again The Master and instead moved to the end of November. I’m not sure this was a wise move since September was pretty much dead and there’s way too much competition at this time of year. I’m not sure how wide of a release this will be but The Master wasn’t so I’m not sure this was a wise choice all around.
- Rated R. Stars Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, and Sam Shepard. Directed by Andrew Dominik.
- Believe it or not, but this is a sequel from another horror movie from 2009 called The Collector. The main character is even the same, but they really don’t seem to mention that it is one in the trailer. A girl takes her friends to a secret party and The Collector then kills everyone there and kidnaps her. Her father pays a man to get her back from The Collector, who has set up shop in a booby trapped hotel. This is by the Saw people so expect it to be gory.
- Rated R. Stars Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Lee Tergesen, and Christopher McDonald.
This is an odd week as all the movies came out on a Wednesday instead of a Friday, so this is coming out a day late.
- All reports on this movie so far have been very good, so I’m expecting good things. This is based off a book as well. Jack Frost is recruited into the Guardians of the children of the world after a villain named Pitch tries to use children’s fear and nightmares to become more powerful.
- Stars Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law. Directed by Peter Ramsey. Rated PG.
- This is a remake of the 1984 movie that has kind of a storied past of it’s own. It was originally supposed to be released during this time 2 years ago, but thanks to MGM’s bankruptcy it was delayed. The film has several actors that are stars now, but are now like Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Also the films villains were changed in post production from the original Chinese to North Korea thanks to China being a bigger market for movies then it was when it was originally produced. So now basically North Korea invades the United States and the kids fight back.
- Stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Directed by Dan Bradley. Rated PG-13.
- A boat sinks and a 16-year-old boy has to share a lifeboat with a few animals including a Bengal Tiger. It’s based off the book of the same name. Most reviews so far are saying that it’s a beautiful movie and very good.
- Stars Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Gerard Depardieu, and Rafe Spall. Directed by Ang Lee. Rated PG.
- A man who lost everything and is forced to live with his parents and tries to turn his life around. He meets a mysterious girl that she’ll help him with his wife, but only if he does something for her in return.
- Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles, and Chris Tucker. Directed by David O. Russell. Rated R.
- Finally the last movie (though there are talks of a TV series. God I hope not.) of this franchise. Bella has a bad childbirth and is turned into a vampire. Their daughter (whose name I’m sure I can’t pronounce) Renesmee grows incredibly fast. There is a misunderstanding and the Cullens and everyone else has to fight. Oh an apparently vampires also get like mutant powers for some reason. Even in the trailer the fight scenes look ridiculous so have fun watching that.
- Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner and butt load of other people. Directed by Bill Condon. Rated PG-13.
- Skyfall has been delayed a few times already since Quantum of Solace in 2008. The biggest obstacle (as it has been a lot this year) the bankruptcy of MGM studios. Once they finally got things sorted out, they were able to get the film in production and released. People are saying this may be the best Bond film yet. It’s the third for Daniel Craig and the sixth and last for Judi Dench. MI-6 comes under attack when M’s past comes after her and Bond uses his presumed death to retire. He’s forced to come back and defend MI-6 and the country.
- Rated PG-13. Stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Lim Marlohe, and Albert Finney. Directed by Sam Mendes.
- This is a Limited Release. I’m only including it because its an Oscar buzz movie and a Lincoln movie the same year we’ve had Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Believe it or not, this is supposedly based off a biographical book. Stephen Spielberg actually wanted the rights to the book from before it was even published. The movie itself focuses on the last couple months of Lincoln’s life as he was trying to get the 13th Amendment passed. There has been some both positive and negative buzz related to the movie. Some are upset that he’s yelling all the time etc. This was pushed back to not conflict with the election but then goes against James Bond one week, then wide next week. I’m not very sure this was well thought out.
- Rated PG-13. Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.
- This is one that I’ve been waiting for for a long time. Ralph is a long time video game villain that wishes to be a hero. He leaves his game in an arcade to try to become one. The movie looks great and includes lots of video game cameos. To me, it looks like the video game version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Just remember this IS NOT A PIXAR FILM. This is done by Disney Animation.
- Rated PG. Stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and tons of video game voice actors. Directed by Rich Moore.
- A blacksmith for a small village in 19th century China is forced to make elaborate weapons. A traitor threatens to overthrow the village and everyone teams up to protect the village. The interesting thing about this movie is that it began filming in 2010 and finished in March 2011. (No word on why it’s only being released now.) It was also shot entirely in China, including Shanghai.
- Rated R. Stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, RZA, Rick Yune, David Bautista, and Jamie Chung. Directed by RZA.
- A pilot is investigated after he lands a plane saving nearly everyone on board. However, he had alcohol in his system during the flight, which may land him in prison.
- Rated R. Stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, and Melissa Leo. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
We review the Oscars, John Travolta introduces us to Adele Dazeem, Santa becomes a Viking, and Michael Bay decides to destroy Hitchcock. Jimmy Kimmel spoofs classic YouTube memes and we have an extended clip of Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Late episode because family visitation, but lots of news with a Minecraft movie, more Spider-Man, and Space Jam 2. Then Heroes coming back and Supernatural: Tribes casting. And sadly the passing of Harold Ramis.
New Releases for DVD/Blu-Ray and Video Games for 02/25/2014. Some big releases this week with Thor: Dark World, Gravity, and Nebraska. There's the third season of Adventure Time, K the Anime, and finally some video games possibly worth your time.
This week there's casting news for the new Terminator and Fantastic Four, Norman Reedus in a movie and GotG hitting social media. In TV News Karen Gillian potentially getting a series in the USA, and casting in Supernatural: Tribes. In Talk Nerdy to Me, there's LEGO Liam Neeson and the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer!