Leftovers (March)

Leftovers (March edition) Part two

Hits and Misses – Simply a Matter of Taste
Home (In first week of opening)
Genre-Animated/Comedy/Adventure
Cast- Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Budget- 135 Million
Box-Office- 60 Million Domestic
107.8 Million Worldwide
IMDB 6.8 of 4,333 ratings
RT.Com 48% 5.4/10 and 69% enjoyed it.
Maybe wasn’t impressed by this film, but I wasn’t disappointed either.  It had some nice life lessons for younger viewers. It had a nice mix of humor, visuals, and neat quirks that made it worthwhile.

Here is my review of the film

https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/home-review/

If you have young kids or are a kid at heart. You probably will come out of this movie in a fairly good mood.

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Comedy/Drama
Cast- Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Bill Nighy
IMDB 6.8 of 3,738 Ratings
Budget-10 Million
Box-Office 28.5 Million Domestic (USA)
67 Million Worldwide

This movie was made for the fans of the original movie. If you liked the original movie, then you will likely be places with this version as well. It’s a bit predictable, but still has plenty of value despite the fact.

Here is my detailed review of the movie.

https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/movie-review-the-second-best-exotic-marigold-hotel/

My call- (If you liked the first one, then you’ll probably enjoy this one as well. )

Run All Night-
Budget- 50 Million
Worldwide gross- 43 Million
Genre- Action/Crime/ Drama

IMDB- 7.1 of 200 ratings
RT.COM 61% with 5.6/10 and 64% Enjoyed the Movie
This movie was clearly using the “good” name of Liam Neeson in the Taken trilogy (Should never have been.) to try and squeeze some more money out. Despite the overall production being better than 2/3 of the Taken trilogy and the film being much more gritty and bloody, the film has vastly underperformed. If you like a gritty Action/Crime/Drama, then this may be worthwhile watching sometime down the line.

My call- (Rental) If at all  If you like gritty crime films and wished Taken was a bit more bloody. Then this is for you.
Chappie

Genre- Science Fiction/Action/Adventure/Thriller
Director-Neill Blomkamp
Cast- Sharlto Copley Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver
49 Million Budget
Box Office
30 Million Domestic
77 Million Worldwide
IMDB- 7.3 of 28.4 K+ ratings
RT.Com 31%, 6.9/10 and 63% Enjoyed the Movie
While it is hard to call this movie a complete flop, considering it will be hard-pressed to hit 100 million. It certainly didn’t play out as well as many would have hoped.  it does seem this movie woefully underperformed in theaters. From what everyone has taken from the movie, it went in some strange directions after a strong start. A classic bait and switch and that doesn’t always work. Especially with a movie featuring a controversial theme.
My call- (Maybe a rental)

Here is a review of Chappie
http://www.jacksmoviereviews.com/chappie.html

Faults (2014)
Drama/Thriller
Ratings- IMDB-6.6 of 913 Ratings
RT.Com 88% 7.1/10 and 71 % Enjoyed the movie
About parents trying to save their daughter from a cult. They acquire the services of an expert on mind control.
(Rental) If you are into these twisted kinds of movies.

Road Hard
Comedy
Starring David Alan Grier, Jay Mohr, Adam Carolla
Ratings- IMDB- 6.6 of 544 ratings
RT.Com- 50% 5.5/10 and 82% Enjoyed the movie.
About a washed up comic who is trying to do right by his family and regain his self respect. Wondering what happened to his life.
My call-(Rental)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Budget- 110 Million
Box Office- 61.7 Million Domestic
108 Million Worldwdie
Genre-Adventure/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Cast- Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James,Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz
IMDB 7.0 of 16.7 K ratings
RT.Com 31 % 5.1/10 and 69% enjoyed the movie.
The second chapter/movie in the divergent series. If you read the books and liked the first movie, then this may be a sure thing for you.

Here is a review for anyone interested in seeing it. Brought to you by the good people at Warofthemovies.com
http://warofthemovies.com/2015/03/25/insurgent-if-you-liked-the-first-one-youre-going-to-like-this-one-too/

Get Hard
Genre- Comedy
Cast- Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart

Budget-40 Million

Box Office- USA- 39 Million

Worldwide gross 44 Million
IMDB 6.3 of 4,086 ratings
30% with 4.3/10 and 62% enjoyed the movie.

It seems people have spoken about this movie. It could have been a lot worse, but it is far from the best Kevin Hart or Will Ferrell movie ever made.

Trash Heap of March

Do You Believe? 5.3

Unfinished Business 5.2

The Gunman 5.6

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