Category Archives: Sequel

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (Non-Spoiler and Spoiler Thoughts)

1-JJKathy-NO-LOGONow that the hype has died down and I have seen the film, multiple (5) times, to see if I wasn’t Phantom  Menacing it, I have some final thoughts about the polarizing 2015 space opera. Just a warning the  review will be split into two sections, spoilers and non spoilers. Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (Non-Spoiler and Spoiler Thoughts)

Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

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2015 has been one of the largest year’s ever anticipated in film. Great movies or unasked for nostalgia? Who cares? Here
are my top 30 most anticipated films of 2015. Continue reading Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

Top 20 Films of 2014/Top 5 Worst Films of 2014

Best-of-20142014 ended with a bang, a crash,and a hell of a lot of great film. This is my countdown for the best 20 films of 2014. This is a list of film I saw, I can;t include stuff I didn’t see, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below. Continue reading Top 20 Films of 2014/Top 5 Worst Films of 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron Images Released

avengers-age-ultron-logoA week before comic con and Marvel keeps building up the hype. Yes, today after showing a new female Thor off for the comics and possibly the films yesterday, they just released images from behind the scenes of the second Avengers film. As these images were released, Marvel comics also showed a teaser for a new comic to be released tonight on Colbert. Of course, all of this is ahead of the grand spectacular convention in San Diego which will encourage people to go to Marvel’s Panel this Saturday. However, since I will not be attending comic con, I will talk about each of the images down below…

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Captain-America-Thor-612x370Captain America Winter Soldier was a huge success both critically and financially this image seems to combine both styles of a modern and old fashioned Cap. Although this is just an image of two characters standing around, they’re avengers on screen together. Thor looks similar but more beaten up in this image, probably in a gathering place to meet or recruit temporarily with other avengers.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Costumes-612x370A behind the scene costume image does not reveal any other new avengers costumes(expect that for comic con) but it is a humorous look at all the main old avengers and their new designs. Nick Fury’s costume is up here, but he is only slated for a cameo appearance at this point.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Hawkeye-612x370Hawkeye’s new costume is actually more of a successor to the comic books version without a cowl. I like this image as it shows him possibly get more screen and action time with the avengers. This may be a solo image but previous recorded images have shown him with the likes of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Stark-Tower-612x370Located at most likely, the newly christened Avengers Tower, a meeting or gathering of the tired avengers. They(Iron Man, War Machine and Hawkeye) seem to be speaking about something dire while Cap and what looks like Hulk(Banner) and Thor are having a bit of fun. This image teases team ups of multiple avengers with Black Widow being the only original avenger not present.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-Scarlet-Witch-Quicksilver--612x370Another look at the infamous twins looks clear and true to the concept art Marvel showed in their TV special this year. The characters costumes fit the universe, but like all of Quicksilver’s costumes it is quirky, or like Kick Ass’. Scarlet Witch looks far better and more dark. They seem even from the photo to have a good dynamic.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Banner-Stark-612x370Deemed the science bros, Ruffalo and Downey Jr.(Banner and Stark) look afraid or in awe of something they’ve created. Also located in Avengers Tower. Nothing much here, but another team up image to give excitement.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Black-Widow-612x370Black Widow looking much like her Iron Man 2 self, she looks to be on reconnaissance or a new mission, also look at the new toys on her wrists. It looks like a more true adaptation of the comic costume much like Hawkeye’s suit.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-BTS-Twins-612x370The only true BTS image with Whedon directing Scarlet Witch(Olsen) and Hawkeye(Renner) in a fight in a foreign country. This was also was seen in set vids earlier this year with Ultron. However I question how much they will use the twins since all we’ve seen of them is from this set.

These set photos give us a good look at the production of Age of Ultron and exciting and clear new looks at Avengers. Obviously comic con is coming up and Marvel will release more in time, but there is a possibility of a teaser being shown in comic con for a release with Guardians. There’s whispers it may be the after credits scene. Otherwise expect one in the latter part of the year meaning October to December. Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for May 1, 2015. Comment below on what you think of the  set photos as well as what Marvel will do at comic con.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

The Film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a sequel to the 2011 predecessor surprise hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes and stars Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell and Gary Oldman. Taking place 10 years after it’s previous installment with humanity nearly wiped out from a flu caused by drug testing in the first film. Apes have taken refuge in the California forests setting up a society of their own. Humans like Oldman and Clarke need power with their resources dwindling, but the only place to find the power is near to the apes home. This starts a cataclysmic shift in power, Who will survive?

The thing that separates this film from any other is its exquisite visual beauty and extraordinary cast of both mo-cap actors as apes and human actors. Caesar an ape who wants nothing but peace and Koba who wants war and revenge make out the best mo-cap performances ever put to the big screen while the supporting cast faces odds versus peace with apes which makes for some good comparison to our world and the hate between humans and other kinds. It’s both thrilling and thought provoking. Dawn of the planet of the apes proves to have emotional guts and unpredictable movements in plot. It’s intelligence and action are wonderfully shot and realized as the film teaches about the discrimination and handling of societal issues both encountered by apes and humans. It is a commentary on our society best shown through the ape Koba. The only problem(s) I saw were a slower paced beginning that picks up pace as it goes on as well as a blurry projector in my theater that made the film harder to see in its full visual beauty. Other then that the film is a definitive classic that needs recognition for Serkis’ performance as the great ape Caesar. Apes on horses! It is currently in theater in IMAX 3D, Real3D and 2D. It opened on July 11, 2014.

A      What did you think of the film let me know in the comments? And let me know what movie(s) I should see and review next. I should see and review next. 

Director: Matt Reeves

Written by: Mark Bomback Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa

Starring: Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, Nick Thurston, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary,Laramie Shaw, Kirk Acevedo and Gary Oldman

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action,and brief strong language

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Runtime: 130 min., 2 hrs and 10 min