March 14, 2014

New Need For Speed Movie Got Mostly Negative Reviews From Top Critics

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New Need For Speed movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. DreamWorks Pictures released their new action flick, “Need For Speed” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews from the top critics are in. For the most part, they’re pretty negative as it scored just a 38 out of 100 across 27 reviews at Metacritic.com. We posted a few snippets from some of them (below). The movie stars: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi, Michael Keaton, and Dakota Johnson.

Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 63 score, stating, “The best parts of Need for Speed are the actual racing and chasing sequences — a true thrill ride for the audience as the story unfolds.” Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it another 63, stating, “When the actors are in cars, the movie’s fun. When they get out to argue, or seethe, it’s uh-oh time. Happily, director Scott Waugh comes out of the stunt world himself, and there’s a refreshing emphasis on actual, theoretically dangerous stunt driving over digital absurdities.”

A.O. Scott over at the The New York Times, gave it a 60 grade. He said: “An energetic, unpretentious B movie — the kind best seen at a drive-in like the one in an early scene — it is devoted, above all, to the delivery of visceral, kinetic excitement.”

Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it a 60, stating, “Paul plays the part with the flinty, tightly wound charisma of a small man who makes up in moxie what he lacks in stature. There’s something of the young James Cagney in him, and he’s by far the best thing Need for Speed has going for it.”

Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50 score. She stated: “Waugh has a good feel for the cars and action extremes, while director of photography Shane Hurlbut acquits himself nicely. But the screenplay written by George Gatins is full of potholes.”

Entertainment Weekly’s Keith Staskiewicz, gave it another 50 grade. He said: “A moderately popular racing series that the powers that be have tried to turn into a turbo-boosted stunt-car extravaganza of the same make and model as the “Fast & Furious” franchise.”

Marc Bernardin at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 score, stating, “Need For Speed is a flat, sexless movie that seems not to understand why people like to sit in the driver’s seat and rev that big engine: Because of the transgressive rumble in your nethers.”

Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 38. She stated, “Ostensibly meant to be light entertainment. If light is synonymous with preposterous, frenetic and noisy, it qualifies.” Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it another 38 score, stating, “All that’s missing is Clyde the orangutan from Clint Eastwood’s “Every Which Way But Loose,” which, trust me, this movie could have used.”

Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it another 38 score. He said: “There’s nothing to distract you from a plot so tired there are tire tracks from other racing movies all over it.” Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 38 , stating , “Young men and fast cars are automatically stupid together, but even if you set your intelligence level at “off” — and you should — you’ll get a hangover from this cocktail of 200-proof stupid, clinking with moron ice cubes and with an idiot cherry on top.”

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March 7, 2014

New 300,Rise Of An Empire Movie Got Mixed Reviews From Top Critics

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New 300,Rise Of An Empire movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/drama flick, “300: Rise Of An Empire” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews are in from the top critics. They were pretty mixed for the most part as it scored an overall 48 out of 100 across 25 reviews over at Metacritic.com. We’ve added a few of them,below. The movie stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a great 88 score, stating, “Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of production design, costumes, brilliantly choreographed battle sequences and stunning CGI.”

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75, stating, “The film belongs to Green — maybe the only actress ever to “graduate” from being a Bertolucci muse to a bloodthirsty action-flick dominatrix.” Scott Foundas over at Variety gave it a 70 score. He said: “Anchored by Eva Green’s fearsome performance as a Persian naval commander whose vengeful bloodlust makes glowering King Xerxes seem a mere poseur, this highly entertaining time-filler lacks the mythic resonances that made “300” feel like an instant classic, but works surprisingly well on its own terms.”

Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 grade, stating, “This is digital fake-ism all the way. Audiences bought it the first time; they’re likely to buy it a second time.” Kyle Smith at the New York Post, gave it a 63 score, claiming,”Green rules the picture with her nutty stare and her willingness to get nasty in a hot sex scene, but the movie’s main weak point is the Greek general Themistokles.”

Los Angeles Times’ Betsy Sharkey gave it a 60 grade. She stated, “The spectacularly brutal fighting is the film’s main calling card, and in that “Rise of an Empire” doesn’t disappoint. Still, in the battle for best guilty pleasure, I’d give it to the Spartans of “300,” by a head.”

Nicholas Rapold at The New York Times, gave it a 50, stating, “The naval collisions and melees play out in panel-like renderings that are bold and satisfying for the first half-hour but lack the momentum and bombastic je ne sais quoi of “300.” Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 score. He said, “Basically, if the first “300” was a pep-talk from Coach on how to lose with dignity, Rise of an Empire is an inspirational speech on the value of teamwork.”

Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it another 50 score, stating, ” Other than for the pleasure of watching Green try to conquer ancient Greece dressed as a distant forebearer of Catwoman, more is less and a little late in this long-aborning sequel.”

Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post, gave it a 25. She said: “When the film isn’t sloppily directed, it’s a series of lazy filmmaking tics, including fetishistic slow-motion shots of blood, water and sweat, as well as sundry dismemberments, impalings and decapitations.”

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December 29, 2013

New Grudge Match Movie Got Really Bad Reviews From Top Critics

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New Grudge Match movie got really bad reviews from top critics. Warner Bros. Pictures dropped their new comedy/drama film, “Grudge Match” into theaters this past Wednesday, December 25th, and the top movie critics in the biz, served up their reviews. The results ended up being pretty negative, overall, as it got an overall score of 37 out of 100 across 27 critic reviews at metacritic.com. We posted a few of their snippets (below). The movie stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal,and Camden Gray.

Odie Henderson at RogerEbert.com, awarded it a 63 score, stating, “Grudge Match belongs to a fast-growing genre I’ll call “Senior Citizen Action Porn,” or SCAP. Proud members of SCAP include “Red” and its sequel, “Red 2,” the “Expendables” series, and the best of the 2013 crop, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand.”

Mark Olsen at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 score. He stated, ” Grudge Match never settles on the movie it wants to be, wavering uncertainly between a jokey old-guys comedy and something more dramatic and heartfelt.” Tom Russo at the Boston Globe, gave it a 50, saying, ” Stallone and De Niro simply don’t generate enough combative spark to make this anything more than an amiably mediocre diversion.”

Peter Hartlaub from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score. He said, “Grudge Match at its core is an affront to the cinema gods, an attempt to capitalize off two iconic films for a few cheap laughs.” Stephanie Merry from the Washington Post, gave it a 50 score, stating, “Luckily, a strong supporting cast makes up for the protagonists’ tepid interactions. The brilliant duo of Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin steal the show.”

Andrew Barker over at Variety, gave it a 40 score, stating, ” Essentially recasting “Grumpy Old Men” with the senescent specters of Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta, the result is sporadically amusing, with some chucklesome sight gags and crowdpleasing supporting turns from Alan Arkin and Kevin Hart, yet it’s all so overcooked that it defeats its own purpose.”

Scott Bowles over at the USA Today team, gave it a 38 score. He said, “Grudge could have saved itself with a rousing finale, but the buildup is so tedious you just want the fight to end.” Bill Zwecker from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38, stating, “Grudge Match does not work on any level. The story is unconvincing. The comedy elements are weak… And, worst of all, the acting in most scenes, particularly those involving Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger — is atrocious.”

Stephen Holden from The New York Times, gave it a 30 score. He said: “An overlong, drab, not-so-funny sports comedy.” John DeFore at the Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 30 score as well, saying, “The movie only wakes up when Hart and/or Arkin are on screen (preferably together).”

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December 27, 2013

New Fast And Furious 7 Paul Walker Unseen Vin Diesel Hilarious Imitation Video Hit The Net

New Fast And Furious 7 Paul Walker unseen Vin Diesel hilarious imitation video hit the net. Recently, this new clip (below), showed up online,and features a very funny moment where the late Paul Walker did a crazy Vin Diesel imitation while Tyrese walked in. Paul was sporting a whole muscle suit, along with a bald cap and everything. Check it out,below.

In the new clip, Tyrese Gibson walked in on Paul, thinking he was Vin at first. Then when he sees that it’s Paul, he tries to tell Paul , he’s doing to much right now, and that this little prank is going to piss Vin off. However, Paul doesn’t seem to care at all, and proceeds to take off his jacket to reveal the muscle suit and do muscle poses.

The clips concludes with Paul ,screaming, it’s Diesel time, bitches! Check it out,below. R.I.P. Paul Walker.

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December 4, 2013

New Fast And Furious Paul Walker Car Crash Horrific Video Clip Released From Security Cam

New Fast And Furious Paul Walker car crash horrific video clip released from security cam. Recently, TMZ served up this new,exclusive video footage clip (below) that was taken from a security camera that was on the scene at the exact time Paul Walker’s horrific car crash took place. It showed the car as it crashed and then immediately burst into huge flames.

It’s reported that the gas tank is actually built into the front of the Porche model they were in, which is just crazy, because that’s what allowed it to explode like that. As previously reported, poor Paul lost his life this past Saturday afternoon, November 30th in Santa Clarita,California due to this crazy,horrific car crash. Paul was a passenger in the car that was being driven by his business partner, Roger Rodas. Roger was a professional race car driver,but unfortunately, he wasn’t professional enough in this particular moment. R.I.P. Paul Walker.

It’s reported that the Fast And Furious movie series Paul was involved in, is currently scrambling to find out what they’ll do from this point on.

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December 2, 2013

New Fast And Furious’ Paul Walker Graphic Car Wreck Details Dished Out By Eyewitness

New Fast And Furious’ Paul Walker graphic car wreck details dished out by eyewitness. According to a new report from Hollywood Life, a new eyewitness has revealed more shocking,graphic details of what took place during Paul Walker’s fatal car wreck this past Saturday afternoon,November 30th in Santa Clarita,California. It turns out that this eyewitness almost got hit by the car that Paul Walker was in!

If that weren’t enough, the car immediately burst into huge flames because it hit a tree so got damn hard that it split the tree in half! WTF? Here’s what the eye witness stated: “We were missed getting hit by them by like 30 seconds,” the eyewitness tells us. “The car burst into flames immediately and split a tree in half. The flames were way too big and fast-moving.”

In related news, the guy that was driving the car Paul was in, has been revealed to be a guy named Roger Rodas. It’s reported that Roger was a race car driver and business partner with Paul. I want an investigation of this, because there is no way that this guy should’ve been driving that got damn fast. WTF? Anyways, R.I.P.: Paul Walker.

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November 27, 2013

Fast And Furious 7 Paul Walker Said Fast And Furious 8 Is Definitely Happening,New Details

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Fast And Furious 7 Paul Walker said Fast And Furious 8 is definitely happening,new details. According to a recent report from denofgeeks.com, Fast And Furious, Brian O’Conner star, Paul Walker (left) recently talked with the guys over at Collider,and revealed some awesome news for the franchise. It turns out that Universal Pictures has definitely green lit an 8th installment of the series well before the 7th one is scheduled to hit theaters!

If that weren’t enough, the studio is even considering a 9th and 10th installment as well! Here’s what Paul had to say: ” Well, the studio supposedly wants 8, 9 and 10. I’ll be 50 by the time they’re finished. Even if 7 were to tank, there’s at least an 8. That’s a guarantee.”

Additionally, Brian revealed a funny story because it turns out that the franchise actually hit a stumbling block back when they were considering the 4th movie. it was actually going to go straight to video, but Vin Diesel stepped in to stop all that nonsense, leading to new life for the franchise.

Paul explained, “The thing that’s pretty crazy is that neither Vin nor I were going back to do the third one. They were going to do a direct-to-video 4. They were going to dispose of it and be done with it. But then, Vin was like, ‘No, I’ll come in for a cameo’ because it wasn’t testing well.

He wanted to set up the fourth one and the studio went for it, and we got a second life. It was supposed to be done already.” So, wow! Thank God for Vin,huh? Stay tuned. Part 7 is set to arrive in theaters on July 25th, 2014.

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November 8, 2013

New Thor 2,The Dark World Movie Got Mixed Reviews From Top Critics

New Thor 2, The Dark World Movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Marvel Studios and Disney Pictures released their new super hero/action flick , “Thor 2: The Dark World” into theaters this weekend,and the reviews are in from the top critics over at the metacritic.com site.

It turns out about half of them liked it and half of them didn’t, with an overall score of 54 out of 100 across 38 reviews. We’ll share some of the review snippets with here.The movie stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Jamie S. Rich from the Portland Oregonian, gave it an 83 score out of a 100,stating, “The big battle in Thor: The Dark World is one of Marvel’s more genuinely rousing sequences. Once this movie gets warmed up, it’s warm through and through.” Neil Smith over at Total Film, gave it an 80 score, stating, “Marvel’s man with the mallet does all that’s required of him in a breakneck sequel that’s never dark for long. Next time, though, we’ll have more Loki and fewer elves.”

Justin Chang at Variety gave it a 70 score. He said, “This robust, impersonal visual-effects showpiece proves buoyant and unpretentious enough to offset its stew of otherwise derivative fantasy/action elements.” Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 score. He stated, “Hiddleston, with pleading eyes and a mad-dog grin, plays Loki as a wounded sociopath who’s cackling at the world but seething on the inside. Which makes you realize he’s just about the only character in the movie who has an inside.”

Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 score, stating, “This Thor sequel is way funnier than any movie subtitled The Dark World has a right to be (thanks, Hiddleston). And the blowout climax pitting Thor against Malekith and the elves is excitingly staged. It’s just that waiting for the good stuff can be a real mood-killer.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times,gave it another 63 score, stating, “At times Thor: The Dark World does fire on all cylinders, with fine work from the returning cast, a handful of hilarious sight gags and some cool action sequences. But it’s also more than a little bit silly and quite ponderous and overly reliant on special effects that are more confusing than exhilarating.”

Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 score,stating, “Has its moments of visual invention and self-aware humor — mostly when the hero’s trickster brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is around, but otherwise it’s an awkwardly plotted extravaganza.” Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it another 50 score. She stated, “Leaden, non-involving and filled with mind-numbing computer-generated effects.”

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August 11, 2013

New Percy Jackson 3 Sequel Movie Possibly In The Works For 2015 Release Date

New Percy Jackson 3 sequel movie possibly in the works for 2015 release date. According to a new report from mortalnet.com, 20th Century FOX may indeed be working on a new “Percy Jackson 3” flick, which will be titled, “The Titan’s Curse.” And the release date would be set for October 23rd, 2015. They might also have plans to make a 4th and 5th one as well.

However, they are quick to say,none of this is officially confirmed by the studio as of yet, because they are doing what they always do, waiting to see how much money this thing is going to make. So far, it only grossed about 5.4 million dollars on its first day. It will definitely have to do a lot better than that to land a 3rd movie confirmation from 20th Century Fox.

The Sea Of Monsters did certainly leave everything open for a 3rd film, so hopefully the numbers will eventually jump high enough to garner a 3rd installment. Wikipedia also states that the 3rd movie is rumored to be in development. Stay tuned.

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July 28, 2013

New The Wolverine 2 Sequel Movie May Definitely Happen,The Director Wants To Do It

New The Wolverine 2 sequel movie may definitely happen,the director wants to do it. Recently, Screenrant, talked with “The Wolverine” director, James Mangold, to see if there are any possible sequel plans for the film,and it turns out that he’s definitely on board to do it. Also, producer,Hutch Parker, is on board for it,claiming there’s room for more movies. In fact, he said, they made the new Wolverine film with the purpose of creating a film that would demand a worthy follow-up.

They also revealed that James answered the sequel question in a Yahoo! Movies interview, explaining, “If it presented me with the opportunity as this one did then yes. What I mean is the location and the world in Japan really presented me with a unique set of freedoms. Certainly any project with Hugh is enticing, but if someone came to me, or I came up with a strategy that stays as inventive and as exciting, I wouldn’t hesitate to do another one.”

Basically, it’s always going to come down to what it always comes down to, and that is how much money can this movie rake in for 20th Century Fox. It grossed $21 million dollars on Friday,July 26th,which is not as strong as expected,so we’ll just have to wait and see how the rest of this weekend plays out.

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