Saturday, June 20, 2015

Inside Out is IN!!!

Released: June 19, 2015

Rated PG-Animation/Family

Directed: Cynthia Slavens

Cast: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black

Is this flick an animation...a cartoon? Yes! Pixar flick again, all characters look the same...Yes! Brilliant plot, funny, and a down right good time by one and all...YES! Inside Out is a great movie. Kids, adults, cats and dogs...chicken and hogs alike will love this flick! Go see it and STICK AROUND FOR THE ENDING CREDITS! This movie is a keeper! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Jurassic Mess....

Jurassic World
Release Date: June 12, 2015
PG, Adventure, Action
Director: Colin Trevorrow

Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D'Onofrio, CGI Monsters!

Houston, we have a mess! We have seen this before, right? Has it been that long for a remake of Jurassic Park? People of the world must have an appetite for rogue, computer generated dinosaurs to eat other computer generated carnivores and yes people who are not computer generated!  This two hour mixture of Indiana Jones, Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, Godzilla, and Aliens versus predators is a complete befuddlement and I was left asking why? The Plot...the park opens, the dinosaur gets loose, he eats people and is killed at the end....park closes, law suits are filed, survivors go on talk shows, yada yada yada. We knew this going in and yet the theater is packed...with screaming kids who are terrified and old men intoxicated and snoring throughout. The cast is awful! They don't mesh and the attempt of humor in the beginning fall on deaf ears. I didn't care if they all got wiped out, the cast sleep walks through their lines, but yet demands attention! Yes, the first hour was a snooze fest...awful in fact I almost left to sneak into Insidious 3...but I stayed...The second half, AWESOME! Completely unpredictable and a saving grace of the $5.75 ticket price in fact! I was waiting for it and I was fooled big time! Brilliant in fact was the plot that I could have done without the ending, which was predictable as get out...and yes...another sequel coming soon....No matter what the reviews, you will see I did...and enjoy I did...Go see it at a matinee.... 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

I Think I Peed in My Pants!

Released: June 5, 2015
Rated R; Action/Adventure

Director: Paul Feig

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Allison Janney, Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent, Morena Baccarin, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale

This is the first flick in a long time I was laughing in the lobby! I saw the movie poster and I literally could not stop laughing. I will say upfront the casting director, Zsolt Csutak, deserves a freaking Oscar for compiling this cast for "Spy." Folks, this flick is freaking hilarious! McCarthy is a genius in the role of a desk jockey CIA agent burning the ear off of head agent Bradley Fine, played by Jude law. The object is to keep a nuclear bomb out of the hands of the bad guys and it goes UP and DOWN and UP from there! What a ride! You get no more from me! Go to the theater, pay the money, buy the corn and the poison, and be ready to laugh your ass off! 

Is It Following You...

It Follows

Released: March 15, 2015
R | 1 hr 40 min
Drama, Horror

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

Within 30 seconds of this flick starting, I knew we were in trouble! I felt like Michael Myers was sitting behind me ready to chop my head off! "It Follows" is masterful in scaring the crap out of you, but not in the Jason Voorhees way! Be careful who you sleep with because it's not AIDS or a STD that follows, it's a creepy curse that follows you and it wants to kill you! Jay, played by the exquisite Maika Monroe, has sex and receives the curse from her donor. The curse follows her wanting to kill and if successful, will follow and kill the donors before her! Every scene is intense, plotting, and the music by Rich Vreeland reminds me of the old horror flicks past. The ending will leave you wanting more and we can only hope!  Rent this NOW and see it with a friend...but NO SEX..It Follows!