Things are cracking At The Movies about this time of year.
How ever, when you spit out names like Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pantoliano, Rene Russo and Jane Seymour just to name a few. You got a Fun Time At The Movies.
From Broad Green Pictures and from Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, called Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. DIVER may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer LEO played by San Antonio’s own Tommy Lee Jones checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the spot of Top Dawg, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived SUZIE played by the lovely Rene Russo. When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.
The movies is a super fun time and it’s Rated PG.
Just when you thought it was safe to go prancing through the jungle, wait, The Rock is back in Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle.
From Columbia Pictures; When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein played by Kevin Hart; popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor played by none other than Jack Black; and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior who is them plaed by Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Jump into a theater near you for a Fun Time At The Movies.
Great time to duck into a theater with all the fun, great movies coming out.
Just out and starting of to an unusually slow start on it’s Opening Friday at only $38 Million is the much awaited Justice League. Don’t believe all the garbage you hear from the Movie Critics that are bashing this flick, it’s good.
If your a Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash fan... you’re going to like this movie. As you already know, in the beginning, Superman is dead, Batman thinks he is responsible and a great threat is here to crush humanity.
Bruce Wayne is trying to find a group of gifted and talented super friends to help him fight this world threat and sit back for the spectacular ride. The Critic Bashing is HOG WASH. Take yourself into the theater and have a Good Time as you dive into Justice League. It’s Rated PG and almost 2 Hours Long but never once felt the story was lagging. From Warner Bros. Pictures.
Next, an Inspirational Move for us all. A film that makes us realize that at some point in our lives we realize our looks have little if nothing to do with who we are inside.
From Lionsgate and based on a book from the New York Times Best Sellers List comes the film, WONDER.
August Pullman was Born with facial differences that, up until now prevented him from going to a mainstream school. That all changes when Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. Watch as his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance withing him and themselves.
Staring Julia Roberts, Owen Williams and Jacob Tremblay as Auggie. WONDER is Rated PG and Runs 113 Minutes.
Fall is in the air and you should go to enjoy one of the great flicks At The Movies.
It has been a while since the face and abilities of Jackie Chan had graced the big screen but even though he is a little older and a little wiser, make no mistake about it, Jackie Chan is still the viable actor he was back then. His new movies is called The Foreigner and and set and filmed primarily in The U.K.
The Foreigner is a film about a single dad bringing up his only daughter who is in High School now and getting ready for that big school dance towards the end of the year. Chan who play’s the single parent is running late to get home and give his little girl a ride to the dress store for her fitting. They get in his car and they’re off to he store where He will drop her off and her friends will friends will bring he back home. Just after dropping her off as he’s pulling away something goes horribly wrong as a terrorist bomb goes off in the dress store and demolishes the whole building. Chan jumps out of his car and rushes into the ruins to find his daughter. At this point I’ve already told you too much.
The movie continues with Chan, a London businessman named Quan who also happens to be a retired military special ops guy, trying to locate the terrorist responsible for the bombing. The film is Rated R, it is an Action & Adventure,Drama,Mystery & Suspense Movie and is already showing at a theater near you. Enjoy.
Also just hitting theaters near you. Madea is back in “Boo 2”. Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed.
THOR, RAGNAROK is in theaters now too. From Marvel Studio’s; “Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok--the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization--at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.”
Jump into a theater near you soon and get away into a great time At The Movies.
The Fall Movie Line Up continues at a theater near you with Tom Cruise staring in what sounds like an updated version of a movie that Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Junior brought the life back in 1990 called Air America.
This time around the movie is called American Made and follows pretty much the same script except this time the war is in Mexico instead of Vietnam.
From Universal Pictures; “Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran-Contra scandal.” The picture Runs 115 minutes and is Rated:R.
From 20th Centurty Fox, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit...” The picture is Rated:R.
And in another 1990 Re-Make of a Movie that Kiefer Sutherland stared in.
New from Columbia Pictures; “In Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.” The picture Runs 108 minutes and is Rated:PG13.
Jump into a theater today and enjoy a great movie while you take a break At The Movies.
Well here we are in September already and after a small lull in the Big Movies the theaters are about invite you back in with some interesting films.
If you a Big Horror Movie Fan then this just might be your month to visit a theater near you for the latest in the Horror offerings.
First, on or about September 8th look for the release of “IT”, the latest from New Line Cinema / Warner Brothers. “IT” is directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.”
“IT” is rated R (for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language).
Next, If I told you Whoppi Goldberg and Charlie Sheen would you believe me ? You should cause it’s True. From Atlas Distribution comes “9/11”.
A group of 5 people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center’s North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens. “9/11” is Rated R (for language).
Then, from Open Road Films comes th movie “HOME AGAIN” staring Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.
Have a Great Times at The Movies !
The Summer movie season continues and it is not disappointing. Out of the Box and Huge at the Box Office with a 1st weekend total of over $100 Million is Spriderman Homecoming.
Just the right mix of action and adventure and Robert Downy Jr’s humor makes this film a must see for young and seasoned Spiderman fan’s alike.
That along with a surprise bad guy whom I’m sure you’ll recognize for and early Batman movie make this film one of the best summer movies yet but there are still a lot of great movies to come.
Doing well at the Box Office is War For The Planet O The Apes even though it is Not Recommended for kids due to the Violence.
From 20th Century Fox; In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. Rated: PG-13, Runs: 140 Minutes
On the Horizon a movie that many Si-Fi fans have been waiting for. VALERIAN And The City Of a Thousand Planets.
From EuropaCorp /STXfilms; VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories.
Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Rated: PG-13, Runs: 137 minutes
Have a Geat Time this week, At The Movies.
The Summer Movie Season has begun and some of the biggest movies are still ahead of us.
Have to say that I was totally surprised that The Mummy was as not as gig of a Box Office Hit as I thought it would be. I think many critics panned for all the wrong reasons. I personally saw the film and thought it was great even though somewhat predictable at the end. The fact that Tom Cruise took over the lead that had long been held by Brendan Fraser might have had something to do with it as well but I thought he did a great job. Don’t let the Bad Reviews keep you from stop seeing this movie.
“Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.”
From: Universal Pictures, Rated: PG13 Runs: 120 Minutes
Pirates of The Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tales with Johnny Depp didn’t do as great with the critics as well but again, I saw it and I thought it was good. Typical Pirates Movie but the story line was solid and the film moved right along.
“Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.”
Again, If you like the Pirates adventures don’t let bad reviews stop you from seeing he great summer movie.
On the way; Just Released: Transformers, The Last Knight.
Coming Up: VALERIAN . In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.
It’s going to be a great summer At The Movies .
The summer movies just continue to roll out on the heels of a huge Box Office world wide by Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol 2 which just got knocked out of the Number one spot recently by Alien Covenant.
Up at bat now are two of the most anticipated movies of the year, Wonder Woman and the new installment in the Mummy series with Tom Cruise at the helm.
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, action, and some suggestive content. Runs: 141 Minutes and Opens in Wide Release; June 2, 2017. From Warner Bros. Pictures
Who would have ever thought that some day Tom Cruise would take over Brendan Fraser’s job as the lead in the Mummy Series. Roll into 2017 and here we are. A new Mummy Movie and Tom Cruise in the lead role.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in the modern era, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: “The Mummy.”
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, “The Mummy” brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
From Universal Pictures. Rated: PG13, Runs: Hour 47 Minutes
Duck into a theater near you this summer and immures yourself into a great time At The Movies.
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.