“Transformers: Age Of Extinction” – Movie Review

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“Transformers: Age Of Extinction”

Director: Michael Bay

Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Jack Reynor, T.J. Miller, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Mark Ryan, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe

Runtime: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo.

Studio: Paramount Pictures

After Credits Scene? No

 

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Director Shane Black Is Taking On “Predator”

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Shane Black, director of “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “Iron Man 3,” has just been announced to write direct a new “Predator” movie. Several websites first mentioned that this would be a reboot of the franchise, but now it seems like the film is going to be a sequel instead. This is coming four years after the release of the latest installment in the franchise, “Predators,” starring Adrian Brody. Continue reading

“Transformers” Recap

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With the release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” this weekend, I thought that I would recap my brief thoughts on the previous three films in the franchise. Now I won’t do full reviews on them but rather just a paragraph on each film explaining quickly what I think of them. So let’s just get right into it.

 

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“Transformers” (2007)

Don’t get me wrong, this movie is really stupid. I mean REALLY STUPID. The comedy in the film almost never works, a lot of the acting is terrible, and it’s completely bloated with a near 2 and a half hour run time. With that being said, I still found this film to be a lot of fun. The visual effects are dazzling and the action is absolutely spectacular. To me, there was just enough action and visual spectacle for me to have a good time watching it . . . only just.

Overall grade: B

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Box Office: Sequels, Sequels, Sequels!

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Box office results are in and Kevin Hart and the gang take the #1 spot in a photo-finish victory against the double punch of last weekend’s sequels.

“Think Like A Man Too” won the box office over the weekend with $29.2 million. This debut is lower than the original’s $33.6 million opening weekend back in 2012 and considerably lower than the $41.5 million opening of “Ride Along” from earlier this year. This is more in line with the debut of “About Last Night” ($25.6 million). Continue reading

“Begin Again” – Movie Review

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“Begin Again”

Director: John Carney

Screenwriter: John Carney

Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, Catherine Keener, Mos Def, CeeLo Greene

Runtime: 1 Hour 44 Minutes

Rating: R for language

Studio: The Weinstein Company

After Credits Scene? No

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Rian Johnson, Director of “Looper,” Signed On To Write and Direct “Star Wars: Episode VIII”

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Deadline broke the news today that Rian Johnson, the director of the 2012 hit film “Looper,” will be writing and directing “Star Wars Episode VIII.” The article also suggested that he will also be writing and directing “Episode IX” but then several websites since have debunked that news story stating that he will only “write the treatment for the ninth film.”

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