Month: May 2015

Tomorrowland (2015)

 Disneyland is always a place where innovation can be creative. However, trying to make a movie out of an idea from the park and resort, has always been tricky. Sometimes it works (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), or it fails (The Haunted Mansion). Now we have “Tomorrowland”, a movie encapsulating the almost entirety of one themed are of the park. With this movie, we get a lot of action suspense, as well as having Brad Bird having his name on the feature as both writer and director. And the end result is that the movie is okay. “Tomorrowland” may be entertaining on a visual aspect, but the rest of the movie does lose its charm and can make some viewers go back to Disneyland. The story involves a teenage girl named Casey Newton (Britt Robinson) finding a strange pin that leads her to a futuristic city, bull of bright technological innovations. On her way, Casey meets a man named Frank (George Clooney), who has the ways to get there. From there, the two must realize what capabilities the human race use up, and hopefully try and save the world as we know it. “Tomorrowland” is a film that’s kind of a mixed bag. Let’s start off with the good things first. For one thing, the acting’s not bad, as all of our actors fit...

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Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

Sequels are tricky. Many cave under the pressure of the original, but not Pitch Perfect 2. Elizabeth Banks produced the first, this time she decided to direct the follow-up. Let’s hope she does it again for the next one. There have been rumors 3 is already underway and let’s hope it is if 2 is any indication. Your favorites from the first one are back and this time they got too big for their britches and find themselves back at the bottom of the acapella food chain. The story seems fresh again and it’s nice to see more of a story for Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), great new aca-competitors and a supersized riff off! As much as I really liked the movie, I have to say I don’t think the songs this go-around are as good as the ones in the original. The new ‘Cups’ song, ‘Flashlight’ is growing on me, but I don’t understand why they didn’t incorporate the other original song, ‘Crazy Youngsters’ into the movie more. It’s fantastic and it’s got a great message behind it. Also, don’t forget to stay for the mid-credits scene/song. Adam Devine is fantastic in it! 5 Reasons To See Pitch Perfect 2: 1) The Bellas are underdogs again 2) The new riff off 3) Keegan-Michael Key (Beca’s boss) 4) Das Machine 5) More John &...

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Mad Max: Fury Road

I was only two years old when the first Mad Max came out in theaters. I had seen it several years ago, but I watched it again before seeing the new movie. After seeing Fury Road, I can tell you, you don’t have to watch any of the previous movies to enjoy this latest installment. All you really need to know is that Max (Tom Hardy) is “mad” due to everything he has survived in this dystopian world. His wife and child were killed and several of his friends. Throughout this movie, he is still dealing with those traumas. The movie is called Mad Max: Fury Road, but the movie should be called Furiosa: Fury Road. Furiosa (Charlize Theron) definitely has more lines than Max, who barely talks. He is bound for the first part of the movie, but it’s also because the crazy, fun ride starts almost immediately and the action is louder than any dialog. Reasons why I recommend it: 1) I’ve never seen a movie world like it 2) The characters are so unique and bazaar 3) The gals in the movie kick just as much ass as the guys (something you hardly see) 4) The stunts were incredible! Hardly any CGI, practical effects 5) It’s under 2 hours!!! Director George Miller has created a world I don’t want to live in, but I sure want...

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