The Guardians of the Galaxy


I think I can wait for Star Wars VII now. This film was incredible! From the beginning to the end you will be filled with happiness, anger, and sadness. When young Peter Quill, or Starlord, is abducted from his home he becomes a junker, and steals rare artifacts for profit. Twenty-eight years later, however, he comes across a mysterious orb that attracts the attention of an evil overlord named Ronan. Now it’s up to Peter, and a few friends he meets on the way, to stop Ronan from destroying the galaxy. A gripping film full of action, smart dialogue, and a cast that does great on their own, but I mean it’s Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, so are we ever really letdown? Guardians of the Galaxy is in theaters now!

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes which is the prequel to Planet of the Apes. So, basically, this is the sequel of a prequel. Actually that’s exactly what that is. In a post apocalyptic world, ten years after the first film, the A-113 virus from the first film ( you remember, it’s the one that made the apes smart) has spread across the globe infecting and killing almost two thirds of the human population, but the apes who escaped from the zoo, and animal control, and whatever else have bread, and to their knowledge have become the dominant species. Until they run into a small group of humans who are trying to save their larger group by using the dam to turn the power back on. Only the apes don’t trust the humans after they shot one of the apes.

It was a great summer movie, I kind of expected a little bit more, but I thought it was a great movie about civilization, ape or other, and rebuilding. I also like post apocalyptic films. The dialogue was strong, as was the acting especially on Andy Serkis’ part, the special effects were better than the first film just by a tad. Lots of action, and strategy. I will say nothing about the film so as not to give anything away. I leave you with this: Watch the movie in the theater. IMAX if you’re near one.

One more month of summer movies you guys! Do not fear, because Winter movies are coming! We still have Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wish I Was Here, Hercules, Lucy, Sin City 2, and much more so stay in touch!

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Edge of Tomorrow


This film was a great deal better than I expected it to be!  From the commercials, I thought it was going to be just another Oblivion, but it was so, so, so, SO much better!  An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.  A nonstop action movie with a bit of comedy, romance, and Bill Paxton!  A great cast, the special effects were amazing, and the dialogue was killer.    An excellent concept very successfully developed.  There’s only one thing that they should have done.  Kept the title from the book.  A great film to take your dad to for Fathers day.  Edge of Tomorrow (All You Need is Kill) Is in theaters now.  Happy Fathers day you guys, and tune in next time for Transformers: Age of Extinction!  Freaking Grimlock you guys!

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X-MEN: Days of Future Past


May I start of by saying that that was the most incredible movie of the summer!  I loved every minute of it!  In the distant future, The mutants, and the humans are being hunted down by sentinels.  Robots that were meant to only target mutants, but then started to target humans as well.  Xavier, Magnito, Wolverine, and the gang team up to send Wolverine back in time to stop this war from ever existing.  An outstanding acting performance from everyone, amazing script, a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and plenty of familiar faces, including some new ones.  Definitely worth the watch if you ask me.  So if you’re not doing anything memorial day weekend, go watch this film!  Thanks for reading you guys, and the movie season isn’t over yet!                                                            We still have Dawn of the Planet of the apes, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Malificent, Transformers 4, and TMNT, and so many more!  So keep me in the bookmarks bar, facebook, and twitter, because I’m still bringing good stuff!  X-Men: Days of Future Past is now in theaters! 

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GODZILLA


This movie was alright, I heard this was going to be amazing, but walked out of the theater feeling like there could have been more to it.  I’m not saying it was horrible, in fact it was a pretty incredible, and a bit better than I thought it would be.  There’s a large plot range, and the acting is pretty good.  When Ford Brody returns home from 14 months at sea, he gets a call from Japan that his dad, Joe Brody, was trespassing in a city that was evacuated due to a nuclear disaster 15 years before.  When Ford goes to get his dad, his dad explains how the same “earthquake” that caused the nuclear disaster 15 years earlier is about to happen again, so they go back to the abandoned city to be sure.  After being arrested, they have dug up more than they bargained for, and only one force can destroy it…  GODZILLA!  The script was great, but the story could have been tweaked a little.  A theater experience over all.  Don’t degrade yourselves by watching this on your phone.  Also, who else thought of this movie as a bridge between the movies CLOVERFIELD, and Pacific Rim?!?  That’s a wrap guys, and be sure to check out the facebook page for Grants Reviews!  Like and follow me on twitter!  GODZILLA is in theaters now.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier


That surprised me.  I really liked it.  Not as good as The Avengers, but it came close.  Chris Evans  suits up in the stars, and stripes once again to save the world from terrorist forces.  A lot of action, a MARVELous script, and Easter eggs galore, this can fall right in my book of MARVEL successes. Steve Rogers, a.k.a Captain America, Struggles to embrace his role in the modern world as he battles The Winter Soldier.  A Soviet assassin with a metal arm who really turns out to be *&&*%*@ and is working for &(&^#(^%.  Haha you’re just going to have to find that out for your selves.  Don’t forget to stay after the credits.  

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 If you’ve seen the movie, you know that the post credits scene involves Scarlet Witch, and Quick Silver.  They will not, however, have their mutant back story due to the fact that SONY has everything mutant wrapped in a fine knot.

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Before I go, How about that Dr. Strange reference huh!!!!!  Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now playing in theaters.  Don’t forget about the other MARVEL movies coming out as well.  Such as: X-MEN: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and MARVELS Guardians of the Galaxy!  It’s going to be a big summer, and don’t forget to tune in here for reviews on movies you love!Image

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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First I’d like to point out the golden globes last weekend.  Second I’d also like to point out that, sadly, I haven’t seen any of those wonderful films yet.  Coming back to The Hobbit, I liked the film very much.  I felt they did a very good job at it.  The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug.  As we recall from the last film, Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring which begins to take hold of him in ways he doesn’t quite understand.  It does an amazing job at continuing the franchise, and building the next franchise, but may get annoying to some people who don’t like famous quotes from the LOTR series being reused here.  With an incredible journey behind, and ahead of them, they still have much to do (Speaking in code for the sake of those who haven’t seen it yet).  With a few guests, and familiar faces like Legolas, Radagast, and Sherlock Holmes…  I mean Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug, you might as well be saying “Live from Middle Earth, it’s Saturday NIIIIIIIGGGGHHHHHHTTTTT!!!!!”  It’s a horrible joke, but you get it.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is probably playing in a theater near you.  Rated PG-13 for intense action sequences, and some scary images.

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


I’ve been looking forward to this film for a while now, and saw it new years eve.  I can honestly say it was one of the best films of the year!  Who wouldn’t love a Ben Stiller film right?  Especially when he did a fantastic job directing, producing, and staring in it.  The film is about a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  An amazing film with a great screenplay, marvelous actors, and breathtaking scenery.  This film encourages us to explore other places outside of ourselves, to reach outside of our comfort zone, to say “what the hell,” and take a leap of faith, and gives you a good case of the travel bug.  Very funny, and touching at times this film gets an A- in my book, and is a shoe in for a nomination for best picture.  Rated PG, appropriate for ages 7 and up.  Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to subscribe, and like the facebook page!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Two weeks ago, the second addition to the franchise ‘The Hunger Games’ hit the theaters.  Those who read the books were more than excited, those who saw the first movie were probably just excited moderately, and others probably didn’t really care.  I saw it (obviously), and I can honestly say I liked it.  A great action film for fans of the books, and JLaw fans.  The film stayed pretty true to the book in my opinion, and fulfilled my expectations.  The movie takes place after the first one where Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.  It was a great movie, all except for crying Katniss.  It gets annoying after a while, and you’ll wish she could make up her mind after a while.   But the movie really gets interesting when the 75th Hunger Games begins.  With a great cast, an accurate script, a cliff hanger that makes you want to have to see the next film, and of coarse, a kissing scene that Honest Trailers, and Cinema Sins will have a field day on, this film gets a B-.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is now playing in theaters.  Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.  Tick Tock…

The Great Gatsby


OH!  THE GREAT GATSBY!  I loved the book, best book I’ve ever read!  Oh, you mean the Baz Luhrmann film with Leo Dicaprio, Cary Mulligan, and emo spider-man.  Yeah I guess it was ok, except for a few things.  Number one, the cut out scenes.  I strongly recommend that you read the book first because there are a few major things he leaves out.  Number two, I feel that he made it too modern with the pop music, and the swag.  The book had a completely different feel.  Other than that it was great.  Leonardo plays the best Gatsby ever, I mean he is Gatsby no one could have done it better than him.  Great job Leo!  You go for that oscar!  In fact, the cast was the best part about the film.  Even Toby Maguire was great.  All in all I rate it a 6, only because it didn’t live up to the book.  Appropriate for ages 13 and up for violence, and alcohol.  The Great Gatsby is now available on blu-ray, and DVD.  Thanks for reading you guys I’ll have a new movie every Monday.  See ya round the web!