Posted on June 5, 2015
I thought it was great but it could have been or even better if they added more actions and car drifts scene just like the previous scenes. But like the cast said they wanted to make this a tribute and honor to the late Paul Walker more than anything else. Aside from that, you still get a lot of action scenes. I just wish they did a little more with the Tokyo drift tie in since I always wanted to see Shawn and Dom race.
Overall, for me, the plot is unimportant and the scene emphasizes the importance of family in everything you do. Furious 7 never even pretends to be a stand-alone movie. This is a fan event through and through, filled with references, inside jokes and a loyalty to continuity that may baffle newcomers. It is the best F&F by far, two hours of pure power fuelled by dedication and passionate heart. It is also advisable for family to watch in the cinema.
Posted on April 19, 2015
Ah! Movies. Everyone definitely would like to watch movies right? If one does not, well I guess they are still the ones who would prefer to read books and novels rather than to watch. Nevertheless, movies are a fun recreational activity to do.
Yes, watching movies are also a type of recreational activity. And if you’re a movie fanatic like I am, watching movies are definitely a good way to relieve stress.
Aside from watching movie as your hobby, or recreational activity, it can also give you several benefits like: Awareness, Bonding, Inspiration, Pastime, Cinetheraphy, Stress Buster and Entertainment.
There are over more than millions of film made as of present since the 1890s. How cool right? Thinking back from the history of films, the black and whites to coloured, the no sound to cool sound, 2Ds to 3D and future improvements could definitely spark your interest on to what extent these films will evolve.
Speaking of evolving, as the way films are presented are evolving, movies are also rebooted for further improvements on its story, effects, editing, scripting and others. But what is to reboot?
Reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its character, timeline, and backstory from the beginning. There are several reasons why movies are being rebooted. Mostly, the reason is that filmmakers revamp and reinvigorate a film series or a film in order to attract new fans and stimulate revenue. A reboot can renew interest in a series that has grown stale, and can be met with positive, mixed, or negative results by both the consumers and film critics. Reboots also act as a safe project for a studio, as a reboot with an established fan base is less risky (in terms of expected profit) than an entirely original work, while at the same time allowing the studio to explore new demographics.
Here are some of the famous rebooted movies:
Låt den Rätte Komma In vs. Let Me In
Who wouldn’t love vampires? Let alone a vampire – human romance. Twilight everyone? Anyway, Låt den Rätte Komma or Let the Right One In in English, is a Swedish film shown in 2008.
The film tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s. The film is based from the novel of the same name.
The film was well received by critics, received widespread international acclaim and won numerous awards. Some of its awards won are the “Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature” at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation’s 2008 Méliès d’Or (Golden Méliès) for the “Best European Fantastic Feature Film”, as well as four Guldbagge Awards from the Swedish Film Institute and the Saturn Award for Best International Film.
As it is a good film, an American version was created, Let Me In. The film stars one of the most promising young actress of this generation, Chloë Grace Moretz together with Kodi Smit-McPhee. The film was released in 2010. It received very positive reivews but was unable to perform well at the box office.
RoboCop 1987 vs. RoboCop 2014
Due to its popularity and current film style and effect improvements, the rebooted RoboCop received mix review. It was praised for its performance, updates, style and political/media satire. Unfortunately the film received criticism for the comparison to the original film such as its lack of violence, social satire and character development. Nevertheless, the rebooted RoboCop became a box office film worldwide.
Annie (1982) vs. Annie (2014)
After all, it is a beloved musical. Having another rebooted film won’t hurt. Also, with the new rebooted film Annie comes up with a much more adaptable situational story, and of course, music. The new movie features a story fit for this generation as well as the new evolved music. The musical style definitely is different from the original, let alone the Broadway one.
I am not really a fan of superhero movies but because of some of the rebooted films like The Dark Knight, a reboot of Batman, Man of Steel, a reboot of Superman and The Amazing Spiderman, well a reboot of Spiderman. I definitely love the film direction of director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Series and Man of Steel. The way he rebooted, directed and presented the stories of these superhero movies sets them higher than any other of their older film counterparts. Well, if you don’t really understand what I’m talking about, better see it for yourself. Watch the older versions of the films and then watch Christopher Nolan’s version, then compare.
For the Spiderman film, well I don’t really mind its reboot. I actually like the idea of a superhero with a self-made device for enhancement of ability rather than a too unrealistic superhuman ability. The partnership of the actors Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is unreplaceable but with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, they too have that great chemistry for a couple.
The Mummy (1932) vs. The Mummy (1999) VS. The Mummy (2016)
I absolutely love films relating to the wonders of Egypt, and this includes mummies. The Mummy film series is truly one of those horror-adventure-fantasy films that you would definitely would like to watch.
The first The Mummy movie was inspired by the opening of the famous Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and the Curse of the Pharaohs. The 1999th film and its subsequent sequels are one of the best made that it made me wonder what will be the difference of its future reboot film. Its reboot film was recently announced and is expected to be releases in the year 2016.
Dracula 2000 vs. Dracula Untold (2014)
I know, too many Dracula movies already. However, the new rebooted Dracula movie, the Dracula untold is definitely a film worth watching for. It may not be darker than the original film series but is much more emotional and much richer in its back story.
What about you? What films would you like to be rebooted? Rebooting the Twilight series may sound fun.
Posted on January 22, 2015
A wedding is greatly momentous as it is a rite of passage that one must carefully deliberate on. This wonderful occasion becomes much more as it is celebrated together with people close to the heart like family and friends.
Now, movie stars are no different than everyone else. They also meet special persons, fall in love and then decide to marry afterwards. Nevertheless, it is a fact that celebrities do weddings a little bit than normal. They can be extravagant or they can be secretive. Either way, here are 5 widely known ones:
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Famous for her role in the Hollywood action movie, The Masks of Zorro, the actress wed with actor and producer Michael Kirk Douglas who is 25 years older than her. They met at the Deauville Film Festival in August of 1998 and their fateful day to marry was on November 18, 2000 at the Plaza Hotel, New York.
Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston
This famous pair married on July 29, 2000 in Malibu, California in a hush-hush ceremony with 200 guests including celebrity friends Cameron Diaz and Salma Hayek. A highlight of that affair is the fireworks display that lasted for 13 minutes.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Collective known as TomKat, the couple exchanged wedding vows in front of many stars and personalities in 2006. The wedding was held in the Castello Odescalch in Bracciano, Italy. It was a lavish wedding with the wedding apparel designed by Georgio Armani. Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli was even there to serenade them.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
The American award-winning actor, producer, writer and director, George, got unified with the Lebanese-British lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, first as they obtained marriage licenses at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of the United Kingdom on August 7, 2014. Their wedding ceremony was star-studded as well and it took place in Venice, Italy on September of 2014.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
The American actress part of the 7th Heaven fame, Jessica, began dating American singer, songwriter and actor, Justin on January 2007. Their relationship evidently progressed as they got engaged by December 2011 and then married on October 19, 2012. The nuptials came about in the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy.
All these ceremonies and parties are no doubt given much preparation with time and money spent to the fullest. From the wedding venue, the food, the guest list to the wedding dress and tuxedo, among others, these aspects are paid immense attention to achieve top notch nuptials. Hiring a wedding photographer in Northamptonshire is important too as you would want to save the moments worthy of recollection.
Posted on October 23, 2014
Typically, a house has many rooms and sections. One of those is the garage. It is the common place to keep cars, motorbikes, bicycles and the like. The garage even acts as a storage area, a work and/or a laundry room. Bottom line is, it is an extra space in the home that is very functional.
But then again, even if it is useful, people neglect to take care and pay attention to it. When talking of garages, one would think immediately that it is “messy” and an “awful place to be.” Well, it can only be like that if you allow it to.
You can actually change the look and purpose of your own garage, if you would like to! Though, of course, being a car port will always be its function, you can still make use of it for other things. As mentioned, you can make it a station for storing your belongings (especially the old stuff you have or automobile and garden tools), doing your laundry and working on a project of some sort.
Transform the place into your own cinema room! This applies to everyone but most especially to the movie fanatics. You can make it a sanctuary for your film addiction. But to do this, you have to go into much planning.
First off, imagine your garage to be blank and empty. Design a layout from there and that includes the positioning of all elements. Afterwards, start to clear the place out. This then is the start of change.
You should look for flooring for garages. The floor is an important part of the room since in essence, it is the whole space. And with that fact, you really have to invest in flooring that is strong and durable for it to survive for the longest time. Pick out a stylish colour and/or design too. With a smooth and dashing finish, going into and staying in the garage will certainly be safe, even when you are walking in barefooted.
With that out of the way, you can now implement your layout. There is the area for your car, another for your storage and laundry and most importantly, a designated space for your movie time!
Well, how do you lay down your very own entertainment room? Naturally, you have to bring in your set of electronics: the TV, the stereos and the like. Put them where you think is best. You can even position them where even if you are working on your car or washing your clothes, you may still be able to enjoy a flick or two.
Have a couch or some kind of lounging area, so that watching your favorite movies will be super comfortable. If you want to experiment and try something new, you can use cinema style chairs for a more theater like experience. Yes, you can do these and more in your own garage. Setting it to be a spot for film viewing is definitely possible. And oh, do not ever forget the popcorn!
Posted on August 6, 2014
The initial motion picture looked like it was going to be lousy, but in fact ended up being relatively amusing in its riffing on being a cinema model of a ’80s undercover police officer show.
The sequel amps it up by riffing on being a follow up to the surprise hit large display model of a ’80s undercover cop show. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return as policemans Schmidt and Jenko, the partying, gun-toting duo that take part in their own particular brand of bromantic small talk. This time around, much of their exchange focuses on being on an examination that’s simply like the last one, except now it’s university, not high institution, and they have a much larger spending plan.
To amusingly justify the film’s title, the authorities team’s base of operations has actually been crossed the street into a larger religion with greatly updated facilities resulting in several comments regarding just how unnecessarily pricey everything looks.
Ice Cube, repeating his hilariously drawn role as Captain Dickson, even mentions that the place resembles it’s out of Iron Man. Posturing as college students at the imaginary MC State (brief for Metropolitan City State), Hill and Tatum’s project involves searching for which’s been dealing the controlled substance “WhyPhy” (WiFi).
While doing so, Tatum drops in with some air-headed soccer gamers (Wyatt Russell and Jimmy Tatro), while Hill, in the guise of a slam writer, drops for a fine art pupil (Amber Stevens). The movie below dabble rom com conventions, but surprisingly sufficient more with Tatum associating with Russell (Kurt’s child btw) compared to Hill’s courtship of Stevens; they also make a meta joke concerning them having a meet-cute using the combining of a meat sandwich and a Q-Tip.
Turning up throughout the men’ campus shenanigans, are cameos by Patton Oswalt as a psychology professor, standup partners/identical twins the Lucas Brothers as drugged-up dorm next-door neighbors, Peter Stormare as an international crook only referred to as “Ghost,” together with, from the very first film, Dave Franco, and Rob Riggle, now jail inmate fans (Franco, not on purpose).
Riggle was the previous films’ secret bad character.
Gags about sequel metaphors are joined by gags concerning just how aged the leads look to be a university student (“I got 99 troubles however being youthful ain’t one,” Jillian Bell as Stevens’ astringent roomie quips), gags concerning just how close to gay these individuals get in their bro-bonding, jokes regarding university sex (the “walk of shame” little bits are lifeless on), simply gags about every little thing along these lines that they could possibly pack into the 112 min running time. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher, the guys behind the also extremely meta, and similarly funny THE LEGO MOVIE, working from a screenplay by Michael Bacall (author of the first one), Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman, never ever let up on the film’s feeling of cool throughout to finish where they go from making enjoyable of sequels to taking on whole franchise business.
Hill and Tatum are uproarious below, they play off each other wonderfully and again prove that their pairing is no fluke, yet Ice Cube, in his expanded job, is a mad comedy device! In a restaurant-set scene through which he learns that his child is dating Hill, Cube’s performance is an excursion de pressure of comic performing. 22 JUMP STREET is a hilarious as follow-up that makes enjoyable of itself for its basic cynical presence as a follow up, however it never ever makes cool of us for enjoying it. With this lots of proven laughs, and well touched ability on show, I also really felt a little bit laughed out afterwards.
Oddly, among the only joke misfiring was a reference to the comedy style of Tracy Morgan. This was, obviously, filmed in 2012, and it’s so not a diss, however it got a little bit of a wheeze from the audience at the evaluating I went to. However, that bit of bad timing really did not shake off the crowd for long; they were rolling when the next joke occurred, which was less compared to 10 seconds later.
Posted on July 15, 2014
So now it’s time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ very first film, A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, which premiered on July 6, 1964 at the Pavilion Theatre in London, with a brought back re-release of the milestone movie which will certainly screen on Saturday night at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at the Raleigh Grande. (click on this link to figure out where it’s playing near you). Earlier this year, Beatles followers worldwide commemorated the 50th anniversary of the fab 4’s historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, an event that’s been deemed, at the very least by CBS’s Grammy Salute, “The Night That Changed America.”
Worrying a few days in the life of the lovable mop-tops throughout the height of Beatlemania, A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, crystallized the specific characters of the Beatles. Recently the masses had actually enjoyed their songs, especially such massive smash hits as “Love Me Do,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “She Loves You,” but now followers were permitted to see the spirited psyches behind the chart toppers at work.
The late, excellent John Lennon can be viewed in his younger sardonically amusing splendor, buffooning the band’s handlers, and dabbling reporters. Bassist and co-leader Paul McCartney, which is playing his first ever performance in Greensboro, NC, on October 30th, was even cuter and flirtier than followers believed (or dreamed) as he consistently mentions to press reporters “No, really we’re simply great close friends” when asked regarding his dalliances.
Lead guitar player George Harrison, who died in 2001, was known as “the quiet one,” yet he has an attract attention scene in which he roams into an advertising and marketing agency and is especially snarky about their trend-seeking campaigns.
This leaves drummer Ringo Starr, identified the “hilarious one,” that might be thought about the protagonist here. The late Wilfred Brambell, finest known in Britain for his long-running part in the TV series Steptoe and Son (later adapted as Sanford and Son in the States) as Paul’s grandfather goads Ringo to obtain out from under the other Beatles’ shadows and parade the roads.
While his band mates are gearing up for a significant tv efficiency, Ringo walks the banks of the Thames, befriends a young kid (David Janson), and obtains into mischief at a club. At the same time Ringo schleps along in his charming hangdog temperament, the likes of which recently charmed the audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center fronting his All Starr Band.
Starr’s visibility below goes a long way to show why of all the Beatles, he obtained the many follower mail. He even coined the expression the film’s title and style track is based on!
Along with the band, Vincent Spinetti makes a mark as a put upon T.V. Director. Showing a perfect comic aluminum foil, Spinetti, which came on 2012, would take place to show up in the Beatles’ 1965 follow-up film HELP!, and their 1967 BBC special “Magical Mystery Tour.”
The actual superstar, certainly, is the music. The film’s soundtrack flaunts a bevy of prompt standards consisting of the title track, “I Should Have Known Better,” “Can’t Buy Me Love” (readied to a sequence which is considereded one of the first songs video clips), “Tell Me Why,” and Harrison’s only make-up “Don’t Bother Me.”.
Although it’s in black and white, A HARD DAY’S NIGHT colorfully catches the period when the globe was very first falling in love with Beatles. There would be numerous like events with pop feelings in the years to come, but none would ever before radiate as bright or have songs that reverberated as deeply.
View the four lads from Liverpool as they run for their lives from stockpiles of screaming followers in the direction of the future. They could view for themselves how a revolution truly gets started.
Posted on March 23, 2014
For a movie called NON-STOP, this new Liam Neeson airplane-set mystery starts gradually, and then has numerous harsh draggy spots. Continuing his recent job change into an aging activity hero, Neeson stars right here as an alcoholic air marshal on a transatlantic air travel from New York City to London, that acquires a confidential message from someone on board saying that unless $150 million is moved into a put account, they’re “going to kill an individual on this plane every 20 mins.”
In spite of having struck the container just before the air travel, Neeson does what he can to take control of the scenario. Our gruff lead character initially believes the other air marshal on board (Anson Mount), but it ends up he’s being blackmailed by the very same mysterious texter for smuggling drug, and a fierce scuffle in the guys’s room cause the movie’s initial casuality – right at the 20 minute mark. The gruff Neeson tries to keep this on the down reduced, yet everyone around him, consisting of Julianne Moore as a concerned seat-mate, and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery as a worried trip attendant, understand something badly wrong is taking place.
To outline all the misleads and convolutions in John W. Richardson and Christopher Roach’s movie script would certainly be meaningless, but I will recount that when it’s disclosed that it’s Neeson’s account that the cash is going to visit, everyone assumes he’s the real terrorist hijacker behind this homicidal mid-air trouble at 30,000 feet.
Instead of being stressed, its layers of nonsense piling up – specifically when it comes to Neeson damaging down in a large admission to the entire plane’s populace (and the world through guest’s cellular phones) concerning exactly how fucked up he is. This little bit very resembles the “Oscar Clip” apology that WAYNE’S WORLD corrected 20 years earlier.
NON-STOP is not without style – it borrows from House of Cards the visual of just how texts pop up on display in nice bubbles (it also borrows Corey Stoll from that well-liked Netflix show’s first period to play a furious traveler), and cinematographer Flavio MartÃnez Labiano’s agitated cam positioning utilizes the claustrophobic space, but none of the strained anxiety it tries to intensify add up to any type of real suspense.
Do you think it beats a TAKEN 3?