Green Lantern Review

3/5 Stars

green-lantern-poster“This movie is somewhat of an ode to fan-boys, you may get lost at times if you do not know your Lantern backstory. For non-lantern or comic genre fans this movie will most likely fall short.”

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before…more

Trailer Preview: Immortals

A man chosen by the gods will unite us…. whatever, What looks like it might have had a chance at being a cool movie this teaser trailer looks strangely unfinished in parts.

It’s from the producers of 300 and is due out 11-11-11 so there is plenty of time to clean it up so we are going to give it the benefit of the doubt for now.

Plot: The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra, her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Teaser Trailer:

Poster:

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Drive Angry 3D

“In a word… Awesome. Drive Angry is destined to be a cult classic…“

drive angryRelease Date: February 25, 2011
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Patrick Lussier
Screenwriter: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier
Starring: Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Amber Heard, Billy Burke, Simona Williams, Katy Mixon
Genre: Action, Drama, Supernatural, Horror 
MPAA Rating: R (for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language)
Official Website: DriveAngry3D.com

Summary: "Drive Angry 3D" stars Nicolas Cage as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out for one last chance at redemption. Hell bent on stopping a vicious cult of fanatics who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice his infant granddaughter beneath a full moon. Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits in order to save his last connection with humanity.

He’s joined by Piper, a young sexy-smart waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the charismatic Jonah King and his murderous followers. King will throw every one of them faithful under the wheels of Milton’s turbo-charged Black ’71 Challenger, to fulfill his destiny and unleash hell on earth.

EN Review: In a word… Awesome.  Drive Angry is destined to be a cult classic. This movie only exists to show some kick ass action, big over the top car chases, shoot ‘em ups, cars that are as beautiful as the women in this movie, the aforementioned beautiful naked women, and a gun that is so cool its designer got his very own credit. It does that to perfection and showcases what 3D can be when executed correctly.

What surprises the most in this movie though, is how perfect the cast is. These parts appear to be written specifically with these actors in mind. The script is not great, typical grindhouse stuff, but Nic Cage deadpans his way to a fantastic performance, Amber Heard is sexy as hell, Billy Burke embodies evil as the bad guy and William Fitchner absolutely steals every scene he is in with abandon. amber-heard-in-drive-angry
In case you though we were kidding about how hot Amber Heard is in this movie.

If you are looking to have fun at the movies, not sit through an Oscar performance, go see Drive Angry in 3D. It’s not for everyone, and definitely not for anyone under 18, but if like me you are a Grindhouse fan, you will love this movie.

Trailers and Clips:

Theatrical Trailer:

Clips:

Hydro Truck: Milton (Nicolas Cage) faces off against The Accountant (William Fitchner).

Fight Coming:  Milton (Nicolas Cage) drives angry.

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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Unknown

unknown-movie-poster-neeson“The fastest 2 hours at the movie in a long dry spell and somewhat refreshingly revels in its ridiculousness.”

Release Date: February 18, 2011
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Screenwriter: Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content)
Official Website: Unknownmovie.com

Summary: Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.

EN 5 Second Review: The best bet this weekend although it is clichéd and its plot is hackneyed at best, it is the fastest 2 hours at the movie in a long dry spell and somewhat refreshingly revels in its ridiculousness.

Trailers and Clips:

Theatrical Trailer:

Clip: Crash – Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) and Gina (Diane Kruger) drive off a bridge.

Clip: Garage – Gina (Diane Kruger) comes to the rescue.

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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Just Go With It

Well, lets just say it’s typical Adam Sandler fare and leave it at that.”

just go with itRelease Date: February 11, 2011
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Dennis Dugan
Screenwriter: Allan Loeb, Tim Dowling
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews, Bailee Madison
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language)
Official Website: JustGoWithIt-movie.com

In "Just Go With It," a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives

EN 5 Second Review: This movie is formula to the nth degree. “Well, lets just say it’s typical Adam Sandler fare and leave it at that.”

Trailers and Clips:

Theatrical Trailer:

Meatballs: Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) and Danny (Adam Sandler) insult each other in front of Palmer (Brooklyn Decker).

Dead Soon: Danny (Adam Sandler) strikes a deal with his fake kids.

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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Battle: Los Angeles Trailers

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.  Battle: Los Angeles hits theatres on Friday, March 11, 2011

Trailers

Learn more:

Battle: Los Angeles: Official Site
BATTLE: LOS ANGELES movie – an action thriller about a global offensive initiated by unknown extraterrestrial hostiles.
www.battlela.com
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The Warrior’s Way

imageRelease Date: December 3, 2010
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: Sngmoo Lee
Screenwriter: Sngmoo Lee
Starring: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox
Genre: Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence)
Official Website: IAmRogue.com/TheWarriorsWay

"The Warrior’s Way," a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth ("Superman Returns"), Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush ("Shine"), Danny Huston ("The Kingdom"), and Tony Cox ("The Hustle"). The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings"), Jooick Lee ("Seven Swords") and Michael Peyser ("Hackers").

EN 5 Second Review: ** of *****

I am not sure if I am seeing a video game or a movie, and there is no subtlety here at all. I feel kind of like I am trapped in some kind of spaghetti western martial arts circus comedy drama mystical movie and it makes my head spin.

Theatrical Trailer:

Clip: Yang (Jang Dong-gun) and the gang get ambushed by ninjas.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases this week

Our pick:

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition

Walt Disney’s animated musical masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound-now brilliantly restored for the first time ever in high defi nition! Blu-ray technology fi nally allows you to experience Fantasia-and Fantasia 2000, the triumphant classic it inspired-the way Walt envisioned! Plus, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, experience the 2003 Academy Award®-nominated animated short Destino-the extraordinary collaboration between Walt Disney and legendary artist Salvador Dali!

Revealing new bonus features and commentary bring the Fantasia experience to life, allowing generations of moviegoers all over the world to enjoy this timeless classic like never before. See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Buy Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition

Also on DVD this week:

Fantasia/Fantastia 2000 (4-Disc Special Edition) (Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music) Buy Now!
Knight and Day (Action, Comedy) Buy Now!
Liverpool (Drama) Buy Now!
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety & Sylvester (Animation, Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Luther (Crime, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
Marvel Knights: Iron Man – Extremis (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
The Sicilian Girl (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Adventure, Comedy) Buy Now!
Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary) Buy Now!
Walt & El Grupo (Documentary) Buy Now!

On Blu-Ray this week

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TRON: LEGACY Official Trailer # 3

Snap_2010.11.15 20.27.44_008 The official 3rd trailer for Tron that looks fantastic. TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy Award®-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: LEGACY hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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Weekend Movie Pick: Megamind

image "Megamind" is the most brilliant super–villain the world has ever known… and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way – Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day?

EN 5 Second Review: This movie is a blast for kids and adults alike. A very smart superman send up for adults and plenty of slapstick to keep the kids entertained…more

Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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