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.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Everybody already knows about this one but here’s another trailer anyway. This one doesn’t really give much more of the story away but it sure is loaded with action. People seem to be against Superman a little more here. We also get another glimpse of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman without her costume. Some may not have been a fan of Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman (I’m still on the fence) but you can’t deny that it looks exciting. I will say this again (not that you all need reminding), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases March 25th, 2016.
On the next page there are some that I’m sure you probably didn’t know about (myself included).
If you ever saw the Shining (I didn’t BTW) and thought there should be more chickens, then this might be for you. In the short film called The Chickening, scenes from the Shining are remixed with lots of chickens, weird special effects, and a potty-mouthed little boy. Instead of in a hotel, this film is set in a chicken restaurant and resort called Charbay’s Chicken World. After watching it, I’m not sure how I feel about it. The whole film is below if you would like to see this for yourselves.
Everybody knows about Angry Birds, the popular mobile game involving birds and pigs for some reason I still and will probably never know. They’ve been everywhere since then and it was only a matter of time before they had their own movie. The story here is when an island of happy, flightless birds receives a visit from mysterious green pigs, it’s up to three outcasts, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), and Bomb (Danny McBride) to figure out what the pigs are really up to. It looks like a decent movie so far but it probably won’t really matter whether it’s good or not because it will probably still make boatloads of money from all the people who are obsessed with these characters. The Angry Birds movie releases May 20th, 2016.
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Finest Hours
Fifty Shades of Black