I’m not really why I stopped doing this but near the beginning of this site, I made “Movie of the Month” posts, highlighting the best reviewed movie on my site every month. If you’re curious, my last post is here. Now the movie of this month is:
A by-the-book cop, Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) and a drug boss widow, Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara), try to evade crooked cops and vicious assassins as they go on the lam through Texas. The police officer sets off to protect the widow but ends up on the run herself when they realize they’ve both been set up. Their journey to clear their names takes them on quite an adventure as they scramble through the south.
Update: I’ve included the results of my previous predictions and I didn’t do too bad. Five predictions is admittedly not much but I did get 3 of them right. Now on to the Oscars!
In order to get you ready for the 22nd Annual SAG Awards on Saturday, I’ve updated my list of nominations and predictions based on the newer movies I’ve seen since my original post here. I’ve added the nominations as well as my most up to date predictions below:
I personally like all types of movies as long as they have a decent story and decent acting. They don’t always need to have actions, explosions, or other fantastic special effects for me to enjoy them. That’s why I like kids movies as they provide a much worthy escape and bring me back to my own childhood. The animation used in movies these days have never been better and their stories aren’t always just for kids as some resonate in adults as well. Below are a few examples which you may or may not know about and which I am looking forward to.
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard, Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), Richard Livesey (Ben Foster), Andy Fitzgerald (Kyle Gallner), and Ervin Maske (John Magaro), set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.
When Po’s (Jack Black) long-lost panda father Li (Bryan Cranston) suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai (J.K. Simmons) begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters. Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.
Are all Adam Sandler movies connected? The crazy-looking guy in this video thinks he figured it out. After watching it, I think he does have some valid points and a lot of free time on his hands.
After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han (Tzi Ma), Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman named Genevieve (Noémie Lenoir) with knowledge of the Triads’ secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, Reynard (Max von Sydow), but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji (Hiroyuki Sanada), which reveals that it’s Lee’s long-lost brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world’s most deadly criminals and save the day.
I’m a big fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful. If I had to describe it, I would say that it’s a gothic-y show, it is also very dark and deals with the occult and the supernatural. The official description is explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), scientist Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and medium Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. I find the acting to be very good and the effects are nice too. It’s been on for 2 seasons with the third coming up. Two teasers have just been released. They don’t really offer much story hints (because they’re teasers, duh) but they just show the characters we love in action. Season 3 of Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday May 1st at 10pm on Showtime in the US and the Movie Network in Canada.
Happy New Year! Since it’s never to early to think about this year, I made a trusty Google calendar for all the movies I’m looking for in 2016. Of course there will be more than what I have here but these are just the ones I’m interested in but I vow to still see the other ones as well (because I kind of have to). It’s also hard not to know about every movie releasing in 2016 so I will add to it whenever necessary.