Leftovers of May: The Fresh, the So-So, and the Rotten

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

Genre: Drama

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

Budget: NA

Domestic: 147 Millions

Worldwide:228 Million

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)

San Andreas

Genre:Action, Drama, Thriller

Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Paul Giamatti,

IMDB:6.7 of 13,000+ reviews

Budget: NA

Domestic:54.5 Million

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


Rotten Movies

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!).


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