Leftovers of May
Cream of the Crop
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Genre: Action,Adventure, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Superhero
Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth Mark Ruffalo,Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson ,Elizabeth Olsen,Paul Bettany ,Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård James Spader Samuel L. Jackson
Budget: 250 Million
Domestic: 427.5 Million
Worldwide: 1.3 Billion
IMDB: 8.0 of 207,000+ ratings
This newest Marvel creation was star-studded and action-packed. It was a really fun summer film that gave me an apparently many others around the world exactly what they wanted all the while adding a bit more depth to these iconic super heroes. The movie isn’t flawless, but it is quite the spectacle of what special effects and a talented director can do. I tip my cap to Joss Whedon and the cast of the Avengers. I can only wonder what the future holds for the franchise. (Though, we know the Infinity Stones and Thanos are involved.)
Here is my detailed review about The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Budget: 150 Million
Domestic: 116 million
Worldwide: 281 Million
IMDB: 8.7 of 145,000+ ratings
Mad Max has raised the bar for all action films. Yes, there could have been more character development, but aside from that the movie is a non-stop thrill ride and I mean that quite litterally. It may be only a May release, but I have a hard time believing another action movie is going to outdo this film. This movie may very well be another modern masterpiece of cinema and certainly is for action movies from this point onwards. Something special these days when a director uses practical effects over CGI.
My Mad Max: Fury Road review
Jack’s Youtube Review
Your Choice (Movies that are good for if you fit the target audience.)
Far From the Maddening Crowd
Inspired by the novel of the same name written by Thomas Hardy
IMDB: 7.3 of 2,800+ ratings
Taking place in Victorian England, the film is about a strong and independent woman who manages to draw interest from three very different suitors. Whom will she choose to marry?
If you enjoy a solid period piece filled with drama and romantic elements, then this is a movie you should check out.
My call (Rental)
Pitch Perfect 2
Genre: Music, Comedy
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Katey Sagal
Domestic: 147 Millions
IMDB: 7.1 of 22,600+ ratings
This movie was created because of the success of the original. Basically, it is a film for the fans of the first one. If you liked Pitch Perfect (2012) and wished you could share in another adventure with this unique Acapella group then this is a movie for you. If you wanted something different or unique, then don’t bother.
A fan review of Pitch Perfect 2 Special Thanks to PJ Steen- https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/review-of-pitch-perfect-2-by-guest-reviews-pj-steen/
My call (Pass- not interested in musicals)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson
Budget: 190 Millions
Domestic: 63.6 Million
Worldwide: 133.6 Million
IMDB: 6.8 of 22,600+ ratings
Off to a slow start with mixed reviews. The movie is a rare original in mainstream Hollywood, but it falters especially towards the end when it becomes cliched and preachy. The majority seemed to enjoy about 75% of the film under it unravels at the very end. It appears that this will be Brad Bird’s worst film (which isn’t all that terrible overall).
Here is a youtube review from Jack’s Movie Review site
My call (Rental)
Genre:Action, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Paul Giamatti,
IMDB:6.7 of 13,000+ reviews
Worldwide: 114.5 Million
It was the disaster movie to try and bring back disaster films. About an earthquake along the San Andreas fault that causes cataclysmic damage . Disaster films are known for special effects and this one seems have decent special effects and all the star power that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can bring. They try to make these characters more fleshed out and believable, but it doesn’t work too well. If you like a big dumb disaster film with great special effects and cheesy one-liners, then this is a film for you.
My call (Definitely renting this one.)
Here is a review of San Andreas from the good people at Jumpcut.uk
Hot Pursuit– Chemistry makes or breaks a film. Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara didn’t just break this film, they shattered it.
Aloha– Sadly, far from Crowe’s best work. Great cast, but meanders far too much. In this case, Aloha only means goodbye.
Poltergeist- Just watch the original 1982 version. By far the better of the two. if you don’t believe me then by all means check out this review for a second opinion. http://warofthemovies.com/2015/06/01/poltergeist-what-a-deception/
The Human Centipede 3 – The movie you never actually wanted to watch just completed its awful trilogy. (Can we stop with these movies now? Please!).