Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Movies to See and Skip

August 1st 

Guardians of the Galaxy

The most fun you will have at the movies all summer, this is what action/comic book movies should be all about.

My review:

Get on Up

Bio-Pics have become a dime a dozen, the reviews for this have been middle of the road, but Chadwick Boseman is getting excellent write ups for this film, in a crowded Best Actor year he will probably be forgotten, but this film may be worth your time.

August 8th 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

They aren't aliens, whew, but April O'Neil is still Meaghan Fox, and I am hesitant about this film on multiple levels.  Two words, Michael Bay.  With Michael Bay's involvement the CGI will be great but the story will suffer, the price you pay.  I will watch this on the small screen.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Lasse Hallstrom film's are a bit too saccharine at times from Chocolat, to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, but there is alway some charm, this could fit into the middle ground because of the talen involved.

Into the Storm

Shouldn't this just be called Twister (2014)

About Alex

The Big Chill for 2014, the talent is there, but will this be too millennial?

August 15th

The Expendables 3 

The poster almost can't fit the entire cast, this looks like a train wreck that Han Solo/Indiana Jones can't save.

The Giver 

This was one of my favorite books growing up.  I remember reading this in fourth grade, and starting to fall in love with reading even more with this book.  I feel like adapting books like this can be tricky, the trailer is pretty solid, and it has Streep and Bridges in great roles.  Use your gut on this one.

Let's Be Cops

Two stars on the rise, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson, both from the television series New Girl in a film with an absurd premise that looks hilarious, let's just hope all the funniest jokes are not in the trailer like with Neighbors.

Life After Beth

Aubrey Plaza is the star of the month, in her own words this zom-rom-com takes a the genre to a whole new level, but the real point is that if you love Plaza this film will be something you should be all over.  I am excited to see her career continue this growth.

August 22nd 

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For

I loved the first Sin City, but Dame looks like it lacks the energy of the first film. which was released almost 10 years ago.  There were so many casting rumors including Angelina Jolie, but most of the cast from the first are returning with a few new folks.

When the Game Stands Tall

The most emotionally manipulative film of the year, just watch the trailer.

Movies to See: Guardians of the Galaxy, Get On Up, Let's Be Cops
Movies to Skip: When the Game Stands Tall, Into the Storm, Sin City 2

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