– 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.
– The reboot of the Superman franchise, trying to make it all serious and fit in with Christopher Nolan-verse and eventually make the Justice League movie. They hope. So far I have my doubts. So far the film is pretty much Superman II.
– Stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Directed by Zack Snyder. Rated PG-13.
– A team of magicians steals money during their shows and gives the money to their audience. This of course attracts the attention of the FBI who try to see through their tricks and stop them from stealing again.
– Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Rated PG-13.
– A girl is shrunk down and must help a tiny civilization to save the forest from the rot, all while trying to get back to normal. The movie is like a cross between Ferngully and Spiderwick Chronicles. This is based on a children’s book by William Joyce and with the movie story by him. He is also the same person in charge of Rise of the Guardians. Probably my favorite of the week.
– Stars Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Blake Anderson, and Judah Friedlander. Directed by Chris Wedge. Rated PG.
New Releases for DVD/Blu-Ray and Video Games for 09/16/2014. Huge release week with Godzilla, Fault in Our Stars, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, and tons more in TV. Plus Ben 10 Omniverse, Slugterra, Fairy Tail, Ranma 1/2, Majestic Prince and some video games!
In our extended episode we cover a few deaths, WB/DC continuing to make bad decisions, several different TV cancellations, and a Futurama/Simpsons crossover. In Talk Nerdy to Me, Legend of Korra Season 4 starts in less than a month, Hello Kitty isn't a cat (despite the name), and Patrick Warburton possibly returns as The Tick.
After a bit of a delay on our part (thanks hardware issues), we finally have part 1 of our interviews from AnimeFest 2014 with Hiroyuki Aoyama, Kristen McGuire, Alexis Tipton, and Amelie Belcher. Special thanks to Kristin at ComicAttack.net for joining us!
New Releases for DVD/Blu-Ray and Video Games for 09/09/2014. A big release week with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of SHIELD, The Goldbergs, and Destiny all out on at the same time. May your pocketbook forgive you.