Now You See Me May 23, 2013Posted by Alichat in Movies.
Tags: Dave Franco, illusionist, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Melanie Laurent, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Now You See Me, Woody Harrelson
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I wish I could explain this in more detail, but to do so would reveal way too much about the wonderfully entertaining film, Now You See Me. And trust me, you don’t want to be spoiled. I went into the advanced screening last night knowing just this summary: FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol Agent Alma Vargas (Mélanie Laurent) are tasked with determining how a group of illusionists known as the Four Horsemen (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) are stealing millions of dollars during their shows, and showering it upon their audience. Somehow Morgan Freeman as investigator Thaddeus Bradley, and Michael Caine as businessman Arthur Tressler are part of the story. That’s the gist of what I knew. And frankly, it’s all you need to know.
Benedict Cumberbatch is Eeeevil!!! – Pt 2 May 17, 2013Posted by Alichat in Life, Movies.
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, JJ Abrams, John Cho, Peter Weller, Simon Pegg, Star Trek Into Darkness, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
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And Zachary Quinto is perfection as Spock. Last night’s viewing of Star Trek Into Darkness (in IMAX 3D ‘natch) was fantastic! JJ Abrams’ sequel is action packed, emotional, and has a cast who are so in sync with their characters, you completely forget about the original incarnations of these iconic space travelers.
I will try not to spoil the plot in any way, but I think it will be hard for you to avoid spoilers after this weekend. Hell, I couldn’t avoid being spoiled on Twitter, when I accidentally read a tweet from actor Matthew Lewis as I was heading into the theatre. Guess you can take him out of the Neville Longbottom costume, but you can’t take the Neville out of him. Wanker! But I digress. Back to Star Trek Into Darkness. The story is tight, humorous, and compelling. Opening with the tense, yet funny scene on Nubira where the Enterprise crew is trying to save an indigenous race from a volcano, a lava pit where Spock is trapped and prepared to sacrifice himself, the film takes off like a rocket from there. (more…)
It’s The End Of The World As They Know It April 30, 2013Posted by Alichat in Humor, Life, Movies.
Tags: apocalypse, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, michael cera, Seth Rogen, This Is The End
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“Hermione just stole all of our shit.” That was the line that sold me on the movie This Is The End. It’s the latest comedic outing from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the guys who brought you Pineapple Express and Superbad. It comes out on June 14th, but I caught a sneak peek of it last Thursday. It was hysterical! The cast is comprised of Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, his usual crew of stoners, a slew of comedic talent from TV sitcoms and movies, a Hogwarts witch, and uh…Rihanna.
Based upon a short film by Jason Stone titled Jay And Seth Versus The Apocalypse, This Is The End is just as you see in the trailer; a raucous, vulgar, sometimes gross, stoner apocalypse movie. Jay Baruchel lands in LA to hang out with Seth Rogen for the weekend. Yep, they all play themselves. Or at least, they portray the public perception of themselves. Except Michael Cera, whom I hope is going completely against type. Seriously. Jay and Seth head (more…)
Jackie Robinson – Number 42 April 10, 2013Posted by Alichat in Life, Movies.
Tags: 42, Alan Tudyk, brooklyn dodgers, chadwick boseman, harrison ford, jackie robinson, nicole beharie
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I don’t know much about Jackie Robinson. Granted, I don’t follow baseball, so I don’t know much about any well known players in the sport, unless it is somewhat scandalous. Pete Rose, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, etc. But I do know that Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play Major League baseball, ending the racial segregation that had been in place for over 60 years. So I wanted to see 42, the Brian Helgeland directed film coming to theatres this Friday about Jackie Robinson and his path to the major leagues. Tuesday night, I sat in a packed theatre with my friend Sandy and the saltiest popcorn I’ve ever consumed at a theatre (seriously Regal Cinemas….are you trying to kill me?? I am not a country ham!)
The film is excellent! 42 covers the period from 1945 to 1947. Robinson (Chadwick Boseman,) was playing for the Monarchs in the Negro League. In 1945, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford,) the General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, decides that it’s time to bring some new talent up in the ranks, and that talent should be a black player. Besides, as he said, it’s not against the law, it’s just an unwritten rule. And money isn’t black and white, it’s green. (more…)