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.
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.