Time to take a Time Out and head for the theater as the Pre-Summer moviews just keep on coming.
Just opening up At The Movies is the movie we've all been waiting for for several years with one of my favorites, Rocket Raccoon. Yup, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (PG-13) The adventures continue as the team struggles to keep its newfound family together while it tires to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is like listening to your favorite Fleetwood Mac song, while traversing a rainbow on a unicorn that fires glitter...well you know. The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in theaters in what seems to be everywhere but the US, which releases on May 5. As you may have heard, the film has five post-credit sequences giving you some insight from the comic books, so we can get a better understanding of what's going on. No, I'm not breaking those down here and now, you'll just have to watch for yourself.
And then there is Selma Hayek and Raquel Welch in How to Be a Latin Lover !
Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister Sara (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy but adorable son Hugo (Raphael Alejandro). Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire (Raquel Welch) and live the high life once again.
Eugenio Derbez, who designed the vehicle as a showcase for his comedic gifts. He is a huge celebrity in Mexico and has a considerable following north of the border. His last headlining film, 2013’s “Instructions Not Included,” became the highest-grossing Spanish-language movie ever released in the States. This time, starring in an English-language farce, he hopes to attract an even broader audience.
Director: Ken Marino. Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch. Rated: PG-13, for crude humor, sexual references and brief nudity.
See You Soon, At The Movies.
The long awaited Avengers in theaters now but in it’s opening weekend failed to know out the picture that’s Number 1 at the Box Office, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. The beast easily retained the Top slot with a take of $88.3 Million to Power Rangers take of only $40.5 Million.
Even though critics reviews for Power Rangers were Luke warm most viewers exiting the theaters age the movie an “A”. Not surprising since it was targeted on people who were big on The Power Rangers Brand and it’s Nostalgia.
The story plot, by John Gatins, starts with a flamboyant subtitled alien-language introducing you to the ancient clash between Zordon, the benevolent leader of the Power Rangers, and Rita Repulsa, an evil enchantress bent on Earth’s destruction. Flash forward to the present-day fishing town of Angel Grove, where a new generation of Rangers is about to rise up.
So are you ready? Because it’s “morphine time!
With mid April comes The Fate of The Fast and The Furious.
The latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise welcomes two Oscar-winning actresses: Charlize Theron plays Cipher, the latest villain to torment Dominic Toretto and his crew.
Helen Mirren joins the cast after publicly lobbying for a role to sate her real-life love of racing. Fast 8 also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood.
The Film is Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton). From Universal Pictures, It’s Rated PG-13
And Hold Up wait a minute, SMURFS The Lost Village is here and opens in wide release ion or around April 7th.
Smurfs is a fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a roller coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
Get ready to load all the kids up and head for a great time with the latest SMURFS movie. Rated PG from SONY Pictures.
See you guys soon, at The Movies.
It never seems to get old and it never seems to get a remake or squeal like follow up.
Are you ready for another KONG,? Ready or not the latest KING KONG; Skull Island.
In this latest version, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
In the cast you’ll find, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly.
A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters. But what they don’t now is that Protecting all of them is the Biggest Monster of them all, KING KONG.
Tom Hiddleston recently spilled the beans some new hints about his lead character and why this Kong is completely different than anything audiences have seen before. He told Entertainment Weekly in March, “Kong was a change, to play a heroic protagonist—having never really played that role before—in a massive movie.”
Defiantly a must see for sure.
So many more good movies headed our way soon enough. Here is the shor list so you can keep and eye out for them.
Witness the Creation of Fear. In Theaters May 19th 2017.
Directed by Ridley Scott.
Wait Up Now! Dom, goes rogue? Betrayal? New alliances? A chase on the ice with a freaking submarine no way! The Fate of the Furious, Family No More. Opening Soon.
Will it be too late to save the planet? Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.
Sound like a great time to see you At The Movies.
With the start of the year, so too, have started a bunch of great new movies at the theaters near you. Movies like, Underworld Blood Wars which too claims it might just be the end of the Underworld series but will it is yet to be confirmed for sure.
The Lycans are still trying to neutralize the Vampires and this believe they just may have the solution to the future, but do they ?
All the action mixed with special effects and grand choreography in the fight scenes makes Underworld Blood Wars all to real and a must see for past fans and new alike.
Another series that claims it may be coming to and end with the latest episode is Resident Evil The Final Chapter. Milla Jovovich is back in the lead and the action picks up right where it left off after Retribution.
The only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Definitely a must see for fans and new comers will enjoy it thoroughly as well.
Now for the latest chapter in the Triple X series, XXX The Return of Xander Cage. Vin Diesel returns in the lead role to his original character XXX, Xander Cage in an attempt to locate some supposedly global bad guys that not only killed his old boss, mentor and friend but also want to rule the world. Soon we find out that these global bad guys aren’t whom they may have been made out to be and the plot thickens as Xander calls in his old buddies to assist him in clearing things up.
The action is great, the comedy is funny as expected and the in the end there is a special surprise, no, actually several surprises in store for all of us and an assurance that series is far from over.
Other movies to watch out for in the Near Future are The Great Wall with Mat Damon, Logan and of course the long awaited Power Rangers.
So, what are you waiting for, throw yourself into your next great adventure now At The The Movies.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
He was a wizard who was tracking a Fantastic Beast that escaped it’s realm and just landed in its new city where wizards and magic were strictly controlled by a special society who’s enforcer was a rand wizard himself.
The new wizard in this town quickly starts to attract help from sympathizers and they all, together, set out to locate the Fantastic Beast run a muck.
Rated PG-13 from Warner Brothers Pictures, the movie runs 132 minutes. Harry Potter’s rich mythology delivers a spin-off that dazzles with a magic all its own.
Don’t leave your seat before the very end cause you’ll miss a revelation when the grand wizard finally converts back into himself and we get the first clue of what may be the next installment of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.
A STAR WARS STORY
The film everybody has been waiting on and has just been released at theaters everywhere. From Disney Pictures and Lucas Films “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and a new epic adventure. A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. This Star Wars brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. The Film is Rated PG-13 and runs 133 minutes. Enjoy.
From 20th Century Fox the film is rated PG-13 and runs about 116 minutes.
A revolutionary technology unlocks his genetic memories, and Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization.
Tis the season to jump into a theater and get away for a few. See you soon, At The Movies.
Lots of great new movies coming as we head into the holiday season. Two that are must see and at your nearby theater right now are DR. STRANGE and ARRIVAL.
1st DR STRANGE staring Benedict Cumberbatch with all it’s great cinematography and special effects is a definite must see. Dr Strange a brilliant surgeon with a thriving practice until fate steps in the way and leaves him unable to operate at all. With conventional medicine unable to offer him any solution to his situation he goes on a wide quest to seek out an unconventional solution.
The search lands him in a land far from home and an individual that supposedly has the knowledge that will cure Dr Strange and allow him to get back to his ability to operate as a surgeon.
As he pursues that knowledge a whole new battle is brewing and Dr Strange is thrown smack dab in the middle of it. DR STARNGE, PG13 from Marvel Studios.
Next; The aliens have landed, in this case, all over the world and are waiting for communicating with us humans in ARRVAL. The huge, strange looking pods have been hovering all over certain cities through out the world and governments are all scrambling to try to figure out what they want. In every city and country where a pod has landed, the government has gathered its very best linguists and specialists to try to communicate with each pod and figure out just what the aliens are here for.
Are the aliens here on a peaceful venture or is their ARRIVAL more of that of a sinister act. The race is on to see who ca communicate with they first and figure out whether we should welcome them or arm against them.
In the United States the team sent to attempt to communicate with the local pod has their job cut out for them and the first meeting with the aliens is unusual and exciting for sure. The attempts to communicate are extremely interesting and are far from easy as the team has to figure out what the aliens are saying and what it really means.
All this going on while other governments are trying to arm and mount an act of war to the aliens instead. The clock is running and even though ARRIVAL doesn’t have a lot of special effects it does gives you quite a bit to ponder. ARRIVAL, PG13 from 21 Laps Entertainment.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk arrives at a theater near you this November.
Directed by Academy Award Winner Ang Lee, a film about a young man’s psychology just after having been shipped off to war. How ever this movie is not your typical war movie or your typical movie at all.
Ang Lee decided to film in a new technology for your cinematic experience. One which utilizes a higher frame rate and a 4K resolution better known as immersive technology. It will take your 3d/HD experience to a much higher level than any you have ever experienced before.
A film that’s all comes from the prospective of a Teen Aged Soldier. It’s a Drama and it’s in 3d with Steve Martin, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker and introducing Joe Alwyn as Billy.
What it’s like , “To Walk The Path of a Hero, To See How It Began, Being Honored for the Worst Day In Your Life, To Know Things that others Will Never Know, When You’r story No Longer Belongs to You but to the America instead, A Trip to the Front Lines of The Human Spirit and Discover True Courage.
This November, Immerse yourself in a totally new experience that may change they way we see movies forever. Dive in to a great movie from Ang Lee and Sony. Rated R, 110 minutes.
Enjoy it At The Movies
If your a big fan of the Jason Bourne movies you are going to like Mechanic Resurrection.
From Summit Entertainment this action adventure film runs 110 minutes and I rated R.
Rotten Tomatoes says: “Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop's life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.” One of those me being a character being played by Texan Tommy Lee Jones.
From the opening scene to the very last you'll be on the edge of your seat with action as Jason Statham keeps showing up to show the bad guys that he will not go down.
Mechanic Resurrection is truly a must see for the Action Adventure movie goer in you.
Watch out for the upcoming Tom Cruise flick: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
RT: “Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child's bestselling novel Never Go Back, which finds the itinerant problem-solver accused of murder, and learning that he may have a child he has never met.”
According to IMBD: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
From Paramount Pictures, Never Go Back is the 2nd installment in the Jack Reacher film series.
Have a great time and escape reality while you dive into another great film At The Movies.
As the weather gets hotter so do the Movies at your local theater. The summer flicks have started to hit the screens all over and there are at least a few that are certainly worth catching.
Star Trek BEYOND will have your inner Tiberius feeling a little sad since two of the franchises stars passed recently. Anton Yelchin, the Russian navigator Chekov, died last month at the young age of 27 in a tragic car accident and the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, is also gone now, he was 83. Needless to say the movie is, rightly so, dedicated to both of them.
Justin Lin is in the Directors Chair for this one, he directed several of the Fast and Furious sagas. Start Trek BEYOND will give you the feel of watching an old Star Trek Series Episode on steriods.
We find Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) in a pensive mode, a midst a five year tour. Kirk is contemplating whether or not to be promoted to Vice-Admiral. He'd would much rather Spock got the job but Spock is thinking that he should run away from his human side and go back to Vulcan to start a family there.
All that is put on hold when the Enterprise get's attacked by a horde, led by Krall payed by Idris Elba. Krall blows the Enterprise to pieces, with the crew separated and stranded on an alien planet called Altamid.
Hooked yet? You will be Star Trek BEYOND at at theater near you from Paramount Pictures. It's Rated R and runs 2 Hours.
Enjoy yourself now, At The Movies
So congratulations, the long awaited sequel to Disney's Finding Nemo is finally here. FINDING DORY has arrived and just in time for the long hot summer.
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters in 2016, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film.
It's Rated: PG and Runs: 1 Hr 40minutes from Walt Disney Pictures/PIXAR
Also bringing the heat this summer is Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock.
Bullied as a teen for being overweight, Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) shows up to his high school reunion looking fit and muscular. While there, he finds Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a fast-talking accountant who misses his glory days as a popular athlete. Stone is now a lethal CIA agent who needs Calvin's number skills to help him save the compromised U.S. spy satellite system. Together, the former classmates encounter shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to prevent worldwide chaos.
Rated: PG 13 Runs: 114 minuets from Warner Bros. Pictures
Take a Little time to get to the big screen and get away from it all At The Movies.