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!

I’m Baaaaaaaaaccckkkkkk!


What’s up you guys!  Grant here, just wanted to say sorry I haven’t been able to make any posts in a while, but now I’m back, and now have facebook!  That’s right!  Grants Reviews is now going social!  Unfortunately the page isn’t ready yet, but once it’s up I guarantee you There Will Be Blood!  Just kidding xD  that’s just another of so many films I’ve seen.  Fortunately, there are still movies being made so we don’t have to worry about that.  As long as there’s a movie I’ll always be there to review it.  See you guys on the social network, and keep an eye out for more posts on the blog, and facebook, and if all goes well maybe a twitter!  I haven’t decided because I don’t even use my twitter anymore.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Great film!  Completely puts the other films in a different perspective.  The film follows Bilbo Baggins, and his journey to the lonely mountain with thirteen dwarfs, and a wizard in hopes of retrieving the dwarfs long lost kingdom conquered by a dragon.   Those who are expecting a lot of book related things, may be disappointed, but other than that, and the cgi orks, and goblins, it was a fantastic movie.  A must see in 3-D.  Appropriate for ages 8+.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now playing in theaters.Image    

Les Miserables


This was a great film!  Definitely one to buy on DVD, or Blu-Ray.  Make sure you see it before the Oscars because there’s a sure way that it’ll be nominated, and even win a majority of them.  In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.  A true masterpiece!  Appropriate for ages 15+ for brief sexual content.    Les Miserables is now playing in theaters.Image

Back From Hell


Hey guys, sorry I haven’t been keeping up, but I haven’t seen any new movies.  Just recently, I went on a trip to Oklahoma to visit some relatives, long story short, they’re big horror movie fans.  So we stopped by a redbox, and found a move called Back From Hell, our 1st mistake.  Our 2nd mistake was watching it.  That was a terrible horror movie, and I haven’t seen much horror movies.  The acting was terrible, I hated the character development, and the script wasn’t worth printing.  

Six friends find more than a haunted house when they get away to the countryside for a brief vacation. Strange phenomena and horrifying paranormal events ultimately turn into an un-holy possession for one of the friends. A local priest is called in to exorcise a demonic force but its evil powers may be more than even he can handle.

 I do not recommend this movie.  Not appropriate for ages 14 or under.

The Walking Dead seasons 1-2


I freaking love this series!  This is one of the best television programs since Andy Griffith!  It’s my favorite T.V. show.  Town sheriff Rick is on police duty before the Apocalypse, and he gets a call in.  One thing led to another, and he was in the middle of a gun fight.  After the fight, another man comes out of the car, and shoots Rick.  He ends up in the hospital.  When he wakes up, it’s quiet, the clock in his room isn’t moving, the flowers beside his bed have wilted, and it’s dark.  He gets up, and roams the hospital.  At the end of the hall, there’s a door labeled “DEAD INSIDE DON’T OPEN”  So he wanders until he finds some people who tell him what happened, so in the next morning,  he sets of to find his wife, and kid.  It has my full recommendation!  Full of action, the script is magnificent, the acting is spectacular, and the plot, and depth are unfathomable.  Appropriate for ages 13+ for intense blood, and gore.  You can get The Walking Dead seasons 1 & 2 on DVD, or netflix.  And be sure to catch up on season three.  New episodes Sundays on AMC.