Movie Review: The Hundred Foot Journey (2014) – Good Summer Comfort Food

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I’m a huge fan of culinary movies, though the offerings are usually slim. That’s why I decided to check out one set in the south of France, which is the ideal place for a culinary based movie.

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” we meet Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) along with the entire Kadam family. Led by Papa (Om Puri), the family settles in a quaint village and opens their restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. Everything is going swimmingly until the snooty owner of Le Saule Pleureur, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), learns of the new establishment and starts a war. Complicating matters is Mallory’s souse chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), who is starting her own flirtation with Hassan

This is a cute movie. Instant classic? Probably not, but it’s good enough for first date fodder, if you want to show everyone how cute and sensitive you are. We get to see a lot of cooking, for you food porn enthusiasts, and the story is a familiar one, though comfortably familiar. We have the up and coming chef butting heads with the established cooking superstar, sparks fly and then yada, yada, yada… happily ever after.

There are no surprises with this movie. It’s comfort food, but it’s good comfort food. My biggest gripe is with the pacing. The movie plods in the beginning but then moves too quickly to the conclusion. It’s like the screenwriter realized they were running out of time to get the final draft in and did a rush job.

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But it’s still watchable. The acting is fantastic, the dialog is cute, though sometimes hokey (i.e. food is memories), but the culture clash was interesting and it was a unique mix. In fact, it’s the unique twists to this movie that keep it from being a cliché. I don’t know if the roll of Madame. Mallory was specifically adapted for Helen Mirren, or if she just made it her own, but it seems like it was written for her.

And where has Manish Dayal been all my life? I really hope this is the start of a lot of new rolls for him, because he’s just plain fun to watch. He tackled the roll of Hassid with enthusiasm and I’d dare to say that his portrayal is going to be this relative newbie’s break through roll.

It’s got a lot of charm, is the perfect date movie and is a fantastic break from this summer’s cycle after cycle of big budget action blockbusters. It’s a relaxing movie where you don’t have to think too hard, but you still feel clever for attending.

Is it a bit overly sweet at times? Yes, I’ll agree that the sweetness turns downright sappy occasionally, but for the most part, it’s a welcome change. Frankly, I’m exhausted from all the action this summer. For once, I didn’t want to see something that makes my heart pound.

The Hundred Foot Journey, for all its clichés, is a rare treat this summer and one that is well worth the trip to the theater.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

3.5 stars

 

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Movie Review: Lucy (2014) – A fun movie, but it’s by no means a Smart Movie

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It looks like the only people that aren’t glad Lucy was released on the 25th are the makers of Hercules. This movie, that didn’t see nearly as much marketing at Paramount’s attempt at a blockbuster, is effortlessly winning the number on spot at the box office and has grossed nearly double what Hercules has.

Lucy starts off with an innocent Scarlett Johansson living in Taiwan with her boyfriend. Said boyfriend bullies her into going to see Mr. Jang, a business associate, on his behalf (Choi Min-sik) Turns out, Mr. Jang is evil and Lucy soon finds herself dragged into being a drug mule. Mr. Jang’s evil gang sews a drug called CPH4 into Lucy’s stomach. Of course, the bag bursts and Lucy goes all bad-assed. Then, Morgan Freeman shows up to explain everything, because that’s just what Morgan Freeman does.

Now, Luc Besson, the director of this movie, knows his way around writing a bad-assed chick. The 1990’s movie La Femme Nikita is actually considered one of his signature works and pretty much solidified him as the Quinton Tarentino of female protagonist action films.

Unfortunately, I must say that I find the premise itself ridiculous because it is widely known that the 10% figure is an old wives’ tale. We do indeed use 100% of our brain. Enough studies have been done to prove that. I mean jeez, all you really need to do is look at a Cat Scan to see that. It just really bothered me that I was expected to suspend reality that much in order to enjoy the movie.

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The very least they could have done was give her powers in a way that I couldn’t prove was improbable; i.e. radioactive spider, mutation from radiation, anything but basing the premise on an old wives’ tale.

But thank god Morgan Freeman was there to explain things because when he explains things, it’s almost believable. He also helps with various clips of animals doing animal things. Seriously, if you ever wondered what rhinos look like when they’re doing it, this movie will answer all your rhino intercourse related questions.

Lucy as a character almost comes off as too powerful. Usually, superheroes have a weakness, but Lucy has none. This makes the action scenes kind of anti-climatic because she can kill with just a thought. The scenes are mainly Lucy looking bored while people holding guns on her fall over.

Then it moves on to Lucy teaming up with Morgan Freeman to use her superior knowledge to take on all the world’s problems. The twist is that Lucy estimates she only has about 24 hours left to live, so she needs to do it quickly. During that time, she also makes a stop by her mother’s home to let her know she remembers what her breast milk tastes like.

Um…gross.

Lucy is a fun movie, but it’s by no means a smart movie. The effects are entertaining and Johansson is as charming as ever. While you might be perfectly capable of using 100% of you brain, rest assured there is no need to do that when watching this movie.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5  Stars: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

3.5 stars

 

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Movie Review: Hercules (2014) – Dwayne Johnson was better than the film he was in.

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Thanks to all the hype from Hercules, I didn’t volunteer to see it. I was required to see it. Two government agents dropped by my house, put me in a car and delivered me to the movie theater. Currently sitting at number 2 in the box office, Hercules was beat out by Lucy but still seems to be appealing to fans.

This Hercules boasts a new swing on an old premise. In this version, Hercules (played by Dwayne Johnson in a bad wig) isn’t the son of Zeus. He’s an orphan. He’s simply been cashing in on his reputation over the years in order to make more money as a mercenary. This is an ongoing conflict throughout the movie. When Lord Cotys of Thrace (John Hurt) is about to fight a civil war with a sorcerer, Hercules, along with 5 friends, is quick to take on the task. Then, massive battle scenes ensue and Dwayne Johnson grunts and yells a lot.

First, I love the premise because it’s the most believable version of Hercules I’ve ever seen. It really is an interesting take, regulating the character Hercules to nothing more than a Jersey Shore cast member. Hercules was famous for being famous and cashing in on that fame. Unfortunately, this clever premise is never really examined and instead, the move focuses on CGI and epic battle scenes.

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As it goes on, it gets more and more improbable. Usually, I wouldn’t have a problem with this in a Hercules movie; after all, the whole story of Hercules is completely improbable. But this movie promised a realistic premise at the beginning and didn’t deliver in the end.

On the upside, Dwayne Johnson can act. I will say that I think he’s one of the best Hercules’ I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot. What can I say? I like a muscular man running around with his shirt off. Johnson gives a new depth to a character that most actors tend to play as a one dimensional golden boy. Johnson was better than the film he was in.

The problem with this film is that instead of exploring an excellent premise, which even give a decent back story, it instead dissolved into self-empowerment psychobabble. At one point, Hercules proudly declares , “you just have to believe you’re a hero.” Oh good lord, insert eye roll.

If anyone should have been conflicted over whether he was a hero, it should have been Hercules himself. Is it weird that I think the screenwriter missed the point of their own script?

The battle scenes and CGI are well done. It’s not silly, like the previous bomb involving the legendary hero, The Legend of Hercules, released this past January. The special effects department was clearly working overtime on this one. The battle scenes are bloody and pretty conventional, with lots of death and lots of people getting hacked up.

I will say Hercules is an entertaining movie. It’s enjoyable to watch and Dwayne Johnson is just as charismatic as he’s always been. My big problem it that this movie could have been so much better if they had focused on the premise of legend over fact, rather than tried to turn the story into an inspirational self help book.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5  Stars: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

 

3.5 stars

 

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Movie Review: The Purge: Anarchy – A Depressing Social commentary on our Society

2014-The-Purge-AnarchyLast week was an eclectic week at the theater. You had Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz being silly in Sex Tape, you had talking planes and trucks in Planes: Fire and Rescue, and then you had the Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to last summers sleeper hit.

The Purge: Anarchy is set one year after the last purge, hence the whole annual thing. As it starts, we find five people, who were stupid enough to get trapped outside when they knew a year in advance the Purge was coming. These people include a woman (Kiele Sanchez) and her timid husband ( Zach Gilford); a no nonsense waitress (Carmen Ejogo) and her daughter (Zoe Soul); and a grumpy man in black (Frank Grillo). The group spends the night sneaking around the city, avoiding a machete wielding motorcycle gang and citizens who are more heavily armed than Rambo following a gun sale at WalMart.

The Purge is a unique movie, in that it’s one part gory horror and one part social commentary. The writers of this movie apparently have no faith in humanity, as they have filled the world with people who are just delighted at the opportunity to murder their fellow human beings for the 12 hours that its’ legal. It’s really a sad comment on the way we view the world, as the predators far outnumber the prey. The message is this; everyone would commit murder, arson, vandalism and theft if only they could get away with it.

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While I choose to be more optimistic than that, it does make for a fun watch…for the first 80 minutes. For the fist 80 minutes, while the movie is over the top, it’s not cartoony over the top. Then, the last 20 minutes rolls in and it gets over the top in a bad way.

There wasn’t much acting to be done here. The bad guys looked menacing and the good guys looked scared. I did like the addition of the angry policeman who is out to avenge his son’s death. It made for a nice side plot and kept me interested when I really would have gotten bored if they just spent the whole movie running around, trying not to get killed.

The Purge: Anarchy is a proficient movie. It gives people going to see an action/slasher flick exactly what they’d want. Lots of gore, lots of violence and lots of gun fire. It’s a clever premise which was expanded from the original, with a bit more depth given to the characters this time around. There are no big stars in this movie, but they really didn’t need them. It’s a good enough plot to stand on its own merits.

Granted, it’s patchy and there are plot holes. The last 20 minutes made it a little silly and cartoony and didn’t seem to match the rest of the movie, but it was still entertaining. It was also a pretty depressing social commentary on our society as a whole and it will make you wonder how you would behave during a Purge, if purges were real.

Me, I’d build a bomb shelter and I wouldn’t go out for a month prior and a month after, just to avoid getting stuck outside.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

3.5 stars

 

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Movie Review: Think Like a Man Too (2014)

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Just don’t go to Vegas…ever. That’s what I think whenever a new movie about a Vegas trip gone wrong comes out. Think Like a Man Too is another Vegas hijinks movie.

In Think Like a Man Too, we are reunited with the couples from the original, as they get together in Vegas for the wedding of Candace (Regina Hall) and Michael (Terrence Jenkins), before splitting up into gender based groups for the Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. From there, we are treated to Bridesmaids for the girls (Tarji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Wendi McClendon-Covey, and La La Anthony) and the Hangover from the guys (Kevin Hart and a bunch of other guys I can’t be bothered to Google). Relationships are tested through standard clichés like parenting, competing careers and commitment while Kevin Hart runs around with a seemingly endless well of energy and one-liners.

I will say the movie had its funny moments, with most of the coming from Kevin Hart, who really stole the show. Most of the members of this huge ensemble cast remain firmly planted in his shadow through most of the movie.

The heart that was in the first version is gone. In number one, we saw real character development and real discussions on important issues. In number 2, we saw those same issues get recycled, while everything is explained away through stupid metaphoric voiceovers.

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Sure, it’s funny, but it’s much lighter and much less developed than the original. Despite a huge cast of characters in the original, the script still found a way to make all the characters clever and emotionally captivating. In number 2, we’re left with poorly developed characters and a hell of a lot more slapstick from Kevin Hart. Wendi McClendon-Covey is fantastic, but she was barely a shadow in this movie. Other than her connection to Bridesmaids, it seemed entirely unnecessary for her to be in the movie.

When compared to other pre-wedding movies, Think Like a Man Too is a forgettable effort. It seemed written quickly in order to cash in on the success of the original, while completely forgetting what made the original so good in the first place.

The direction doesn’t help. There are too many things going on. We have voiceovers, panoramic shots of Caesar’s Palace, flipping point of views between the couples and Kevin Hart’s antics. This results in a confusing ensemble of characters that you forget about as soon as you see them.

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If it wasn’t for Kevin Hart, this movie might be entirely forgettable. Luckily, Hart shines and really gives some funny moments that make the movie worth watching. In fact, while watching it, you might find yourself ignoring all the other scenes while you wait for Kevin Hart to show up again.

It’s not terrible, but it’s not the best movie even made either. It’s currently riding on the coattails of the original, but if Think Like a Man Too had been released on its own, it would have been easily forgotten.  Watch the Official Trailer:

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Movie Review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

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3.5 stars

Even though it hasn’t been heavily advertised, I just had to see this movie. Why? Because it includes some of my favorite actors including Robin Williams, Mila Kunis and even Peter Dinklage (the man who puts the Pimp in Imp in Game of Thrones). I went with no idea of what it was about or even what genre it was in. I went in because I was that sucked in by the headliners.

Luckily, the premise was wonderful. Robin Williams plays Henry, a man who is always angry and always in a bad mood. After getting pissed off at his doctor Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis), because she tells him he has a brain aneurysm, he goes on a crazy rant. That rant irritates Sharon, who makes a huge error in judgment and chooses to tell Henry that he only has 90 minutes left to live. Henry storms out, and then decides with his last hour and a half to make amends with the people he has hurt due to his anger.

The movie is sticky sentimental, as is often the case with Robin Williams’ films, but it still works, maybe because it’s a Robin Williams film. It’s well paced. The movie dips between who Harry is now and how he got that way, via the use of flashbacks. As with all Robin William’s movies, there is a terrible tragedy in his characters past.

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They also manage to parallel Kunis’ character’s story easily into the movie, as she clearly has her own issues. The movie sends her on a romp through New York City, hunting down Henry and resolving her problems.

Dinklage plays Henry’s estranged younger brother and the interaction between the two of them is fantastic, being both dramatic and hilarious. One of the big problems that Henry has is how little time he has to make amends. As a result, no one believes him when he tries and by the time they do, it’s too late.

I think this movie could have used a little bit more actual comedy and a little less of the frantic pace. I understand the guy has 90 minutes to live, but it was exhausting to watch and the characters didn’t feel fully developed, other than the stars.

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Phil Alden Robinson is a Hollywood legend when it comes to directing, and he came out of semi-retirement after 10 years to make this movie. He brought us movies like Field of Dreams and the Sum of All fears, so this guy knows his way around a great script.

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn isn’t as good as the actors that star in it. Despite that fact that Henry allegedly has 90 minutes to live, the film comes in at only 78 minutes and a lot of it feels rushed and frantic. William’s ratings are great, but are overdone for the purposes of trying to squeeze a laugh out of the audience in what is actually a very depressing movie.

Despite all that, it’s still worth the watch, thanks to the efforts of the actors involved.  Watch the official Trailer below:

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Movie Review: Million Dollar Arm (2014)

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While not realistic, is still worth the watch

3.5 stars

In Million Dollar Arm, we meet JB Bernstein, (Jon Hamm) a has-been sports agent looking to get back his edge. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) are very close to going out of business, but then, while watching late night cricket, JB comes up with an idea. Why not take the search to India? With scout Ray (Alan Arkin) in tow, JB does reality TV before reality was popular and finds two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh (Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal), to bring back to the US.

While a bit predictable, Million Dollar Arm is a good effort. Unfortunately, when it comes to based on a true story epics, Disney has a tendency to sugar coat the characters so much that it’s impossible to see them as real human beings.

Is the movie filled with feel good clichés? Absolutely. It is Disney, after all. But was it so brilliantly cast that it didn’t matter? Again, absolutely.

Hamm as JB was a perfect choice. The uber-macho actor brings a depth to the roll, when a lesser actor would have just come across as a one dimensional work-a-holic. Sharma and Mittal play their parts without the silly wide eyed innocence that often happens to many comic foils in Disney films.

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The message was a cutesy one about the importance of family, which was a little over the top and not all that subtle. The plot is all culture shock and dewy eyed homesickness.

Also, this is a movie that really has no business stating ‘based on a true story’ because the only thing that seems to be true is the names of those involved. For the most part, the real Million Dollar Arm was a failed project, and the careers of both of the men found in India never made it past first base.

Which is kind of what bothers me about the movie. I mean, I get that’s it’s supposed to be inspirational, but the inspiration never really happened in real life. Because of that, the movie looses credibility for me right there. At least when they made Cool Running’s, they told the truth at the end.

Not that Cool Running’s wasn’t terrible, but at least it was based on an actual true story and followed the real story at least partly. This movie is about as based in reality as Disney’s other sports hit “Snow Dogs.”

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But if you can forget that this is ‘based on a true story’ you really can enjoy it for the movie it is. While it has a 2 hour run time, good movies can get away with that and Million Dollar Arm is at least a passable effort.

A great cast is what really makes this movie. I think with lesser actors, it would not nearly have been as good. But with the compilation of talent that Million Dollar Arm features, as well as an easy to follow plot and decent dialog, Million Dollar Arm, while not realistic, is still worth the watch.  Watch the official trailer below:

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Movie Review: Sabotage (2014)

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This week I watched “Holy Sh@t Arnold Schwarzenegger Got Old”… Sorry, I meant to say I watched Sabotage, but that’s all I can think when I think of that movie.

In “Sabotage”, an elderly Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels by infiltrating them with senior citizens. Sorry, I just can’t stop. Anyway, Arnold plays DEA agent John “Breacher” Wharton, whose team members are being killed in incredibly gory ways. He investigates the case, to find out which one of his team members is a traitor.

I will say, I like Arnold in this role. It’s not as squeaky clean as the guys he usually plays. He almost reminded me of Vic Mackey in The Shield. He was just as dark and just as morally twisted. While his dialog is stilted at times due to his accent, in this film it works.

The timeline of the movie is a little bit off. The plot drags out through the majority of the movie, and doesn’t get resolved into about the last ten minutes. Then, all the action goes by in the blink of an eye.

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The direction of the movie is gritty and shocking. This prevents it from turning into horror porn and still has an intriguing style. It’s not as goofy as some of the parts Schwarzenegger has played. It’s a bold, ugly movie that will absolutely work for anyone who likes their dramas gritty.

This movie played out a bit like an exploitation flick. Harsh language and harsher scenes are a little bit over the top. Think ‘brains and intestines’ spraying all over the place. I expect that kind of stuff from a tongue in cheek crime movie, but this movie clearly takes itself very seriously.

There is no comic relief at all. The tension is rarely broken, which makes the movie a bit exhausting to watch.

Sabotage isn’t high class. In fact, it feels a little like a movie made for a late night on cable. The plot itself is thrown together, and the mystery isn’t that mysterious. I did enjoy the way it played with the grey area, but the over the top scenes ruined any real dramatic statement. As a result, a movie that could feel like “The Untouchables” instead felt like yet another Rambo sequel.

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I’m going to say, I loved the female characters. Mireille Enos plays the team’s bad assed chick, and her first scene starts us off with incredibly high hopes for the movie. It really plods when she’s not around. What I would really like is a movie just about her character; a coke sniffing, thrill seeking dirty cop.

lf you’re looking for something gritty, dark and explosive, Sabotage might be a good choice for you. It’s not exactly a date movie, thanks to its explicit scenes, but it’s good for an audience who doesn’t flinch away from darker action movies.  Watch the Sabotage Official trailer.

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Movie Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier (2014)

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The much anticipated sequel to the first Captain America movie is pleasing critics and killing at the box office. So is the movie living up to its hype? Let’s find out.

The movie starts out after Steve Rogers gets ‘defrosted’ after getting put into a cryogenic sleep following Captain America 1. Not only does Captain America have to fight the bad guys, he also needs to adjust to a new millennium world. It’s action with a bit of ‘fish out of water’ thrown in.

Honestly, I felt this movie was a bit overwhelming. Expect cyber snooping, wiki leaks, bad guys, explosions, Mexican stand offs and more.

You remember back in the 90s, where those overproduced Japanese cartoons used to give kids seizures? I felt a bit like that was going to happen to me. There were too many story lines, too many characters and too many chicks wearing leather.

Which is why I’m sure 14 year old boys will love this movie.

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I will admit, of all the Marvel heroes, Captain America was never really my favorite. I like my graphic novels with a bit more grit. Captain America was always too goody-goody Boyscout for my taste.

But Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), makes up for all of the Captain’s saccharine sweetness by being bad ass and wearing an eye patch. I would watch a movie just about him if given the option.

The movie is well done, if a bit over produced. The storyline flows, though again, is just a bit too involved. None of the plot points feel contrived, which seems to happen on a regular basis in graphic novel adaptations.

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In this case, I think the sequel might actually be better than the original. If the ending is any indication, we are already getting set up for a sequel, so I guess I better learn to like Captain America.

One of my major complaints is that the running time was insane and not fully justified. Two hours and 16 minutes is fine if you’re covering a drama like Schindler’s List. It’s not ok when you’re being subjected to heart pounding action. You will be exhausted at the end of the movie. A lot of completely unnecessary scenes could have been left out. For example, I really didn’t need to watch Rogers jog around to a Marvin Gaye record for 20 minutes to realize that he was overwhelmed by the changes in they world.

If over long, and a bit convoluted, it is still a watchable movie. The effects are better than the first, and have an almost cartoonish air, which fits the film. The style reminded me a bit of a less gritty Sin City. Captain America; The Winter Soldier is another entertaining stab at the franchise and is sure to peak interest in the Avengers sequel coming this summer. If you have 2 hours and 16 minutes on your hands, and you’re not prone to seizures, be sure to check it out.  Watch the official trailer below.

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Movie Review: Noah (2014)

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3.5 stars

Everyone’s favorite bible story is back again. This new installment stars the even-tempered Russell Crow are the movie’s headliner.

Noah is the story of an animal hoarder (Russell Crowe) who builds a giant boat to store all his animals. Ok, well it’s a bit more complex than that. The film pretty much follows the bible story. Noah needs to build a boat for the flood. Everyone around him, including wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly, Crowe’s “A Beautiful Mind” co-star) is skeptical. But they help anyway, because it was wacky bible times.

I’m not a particularly religious person, so I hate it when a film feels like it has the agenda to convert me. This one doesn’t do that. Instead, it follows Noah for the story that it is. While believers might find their opinions validated, those who don’t won’t feel like they’re getting the door-to-door hard sell.

Maybe that’s because the movie stars Russell Crowe. The same Russell Crow who gets into bar fights like they are a hobby and has a passionate opinion on circumcision. I just find it very hard to take a religious agenda from that guy seriously. Crowes natural ability to seem a little grey and depressed plays well into the part of Noah. He reminded me a lot of the part he played in Gladiator.

Come to think of it, every movie he’s in reminds me of the part he played in Gladiator.

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I will say that the movie dragged a bit. There were some seriously terrifying moments at the beginning of the flood, but not much after except for water sloshing and everyone looking wet and miserable. Weirdly, I missed a lot of this movie because I had to get up and go to the bathroom 75 times.

The special effects varied. In some cases, like the flood, they were pretty good. In others, i.e. the Garden of Eden snake, they were nearly laughable. Also, rock monsters? Were there rock monsters in the bible story? If so, there shouldn’t have been because those were just plain stupid. One minute, you feel like you’re watching an action packed mass disaster movie. The next, you feel like you’re in an episode of Xena Warrior Princess.

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However, when the movie stays away from strict fantasy and focuses on action packed scenes, it shines. If it had been filmed for pure action, Noah would be an absolute winner.

As a side note, this movie fails to answer the age old question “does god like fish better?” Think about it. He chose to flood the planet, effectively eliminating every species that didn’t have gills. Are fish God’s angels?

Sorry, off topic, but it needed to be said.

Anyway, when not in CGI, Noah is a good movie to watch. The story is interesting, though it could have moved a little faster. The action scenes were tense and exciting. Russell Crowe is his usual surly self. This movie has commercial success written all over it and is currently performing at number 1 in the box office.

Watch the Official Trailer for the movie below:

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