Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 16% (Critics) / 47% (Audience)
Directed By: Akiva Schaffer
Written By: Jared Stern, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg
Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade and Jonah Hill
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Synopsis: Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.
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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 82% (Audience)
Directed By: Benh Zeitlin
Written By: Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Synopsis: Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.
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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 93% (Audience)
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Written By: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Tom Hardy.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Continue reading Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Dark Knight Rises
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 20% (Critics) / 73% (Audience)
Directed By: Tyler Perry
Written By: Tyler Perry
Starring: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy and Denise Richards
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Synopsis: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company’s mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.
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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50% (Critics) / 77% (Audience)
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Written By: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow and Oliver Stone
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro and John Travolta
Studio: Universal Pictures
Synopsis: Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon-with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel.
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The 411: The Amazing Spider-Man is the reboot of the recent successful Spider-Man films (the last of which, Spider-Man 3, was released in 2007). Sony has to make a Spider-Man movie every couple of years in order to keep the rights to the character from reverting to Marvel/Disney so that is why we got a full on re-imagining of the web crawler’s tale instead of Spider-Man 4.
Continue reading Remake Rumble: Spider-Man (2012) vs The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers. – IMDb
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