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    Entries in movie review (53)

    Wednesday
    Aug092017

    ‘LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain’ (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    ‘LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain’ (review)

    The DC Super Hero Girls are back in LEGO form for this latest animated feature, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. Starring Wonder Woman (Grey Griffin), Supergirl (Anais Fairweather) and Batgirl (Ashlyn Nicole Selich), the students of Super Hero High face an unknown threat and try to solve the mystery of the High School’s amnesia from being brainwashed.

    Don’t expect The LEGO Movie twist on these familiar characters, quite the opposite, this movie, while bricked up, sits nicely in the Super Hero High storyline and current loose and fun take on the DC Universe established in 2015 with the DC Super Hero Girls brand since 2015.

     

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    Wednesday
    Jun072017

    ‘The Mummy’ (2017, review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    Produced by Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan,
    Sean Daniel, Sarah Bradshaw
    Screenplay by David Koepp,
    Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman
    Story by Jon Spaihts,
    Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet
    Directed by Alex Kurtzman
    Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella,
    Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson,
    Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance
    ,
    Javier Botet, Russell Crowe

     

    The latest reboot of The Mummy opens the crypt into Universal Pictures’ new monster-centric franchise, Dark Universe. This solid start stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Marwan Kenzari and Russell Crowe.

    Cruise plays soldier of fortune Nick Morton and is working in Iraq for the US government with his sidekick Sergeant Chris Vail (Johnson), when they steal a map from archeologist Jenny Halsey (Wallis). By unleashing an air strike on a small village, they uncover the tomb of Ahmanet, daughter of the Pharaoh cursed for taking revenge on her family and making a deal with the dark god Set.

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    Friday
    May052017

    Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    Produced by Kevin Feige
    Written and Directed by James Gunn
    Based on Guardians of the Galaxy
    by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
    Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista,
    Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker,
    Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki,
    Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone,
    and Kurt Russell

     

    BEWARE!  SPOILERS BELOW!

    The lovable bunch of a-holes are back in Vol. 2, the much anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) leads and ends up expanding the team who have garnered a galactic reputation as true Guardians in the months since the last film.

    So much so, that  Peter’s father, a comic book favorite Ego (The Living Planet) played by Kurt Russell sprouts up to reunite with his son.

     

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    Sunday
    Apr302017

    ‘Superheroes Decoded’ (review) at Forces of Geek

     

    Superheroes Decoded is a two-part documentary about the history of superheroes and comic books. Piggybacking on Brad Meltzer’s Decoded series title, this is in-depth look in to how American comic books and heroes have developed into a major money-maker for studios but also a reflection of over seventy-five years of pop culture.

    Capped on each end by the creation of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and the invention of a Pakistani Ms. Marvel in 2013 the just under three hour documentary has a lot packed in.

    Interviews with creators Stan Lee, Iron Man director Jon Favreau, creators Brad Meltzer, Joe Quesada, Mark Waid, Dan DiDio, Nicola Scott, G. Willow Wilson, Sana Amanat are poised against non-comics people and celebrities George R.R. Martin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Clark Gregg, Anthony Mackie, T.J. Miller and many more to paint a historical perspective on comics and heroes.

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    Tuesday
    Mar282017

    ‘T2 Trainspotting’ (review) - at FORCES OF GEEK


    “Choose life.

    Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares.
    Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently.
    And choose watching history repeat itself.
    Choose your future.”

    Danny Boyle returns 20 years later to Edinburgh, Scotland for a sequel to the highly successful Trainspotting film about addiction and friendship.

    The film reunites Renton (Ewen McGregor) with Simon aka Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), the betrayed Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and the smack-obsessed Spud (Ewen Bremner) to great effect, portraying the void felt by the absence and passage of time.

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