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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

21 Aug 2014

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Rating: ★★★★★

 

I don't remember a time when I enjoyed a movie as much as I did this one. From beginning to end it was by far one of the better Marvel movies  made to date.  Two things it had in its favor it was a high quality movie and second Disney did not stand in the way of this production leaving it as a Marvel feature. Which if you are a comic movie fan like I am bodes well for future productions. The movie itself ranked in the number one spot for a couple of weeks and remains a draw even now. The characters and actors playing them fit well together. I saw no flaws in the chemistry. CG's are what you expect from a Marvel / Disney production and even better in 3D. The script well it was not meant to be taking all that seriously but you can see that they kept a strong link to the Marvel Universe. You will or have seen characters that will in future Avengers or spin off character movies ( Capt America , Thor etc... ) will cross over leaving the question will there be a movie that is going to encapsulate all the worlds like they have done so many times before in comic book forms. Well I won't spend to much more time on my critique of the movie. Not much more to say then it was awesome . 5 stars flat out awesome. In other words "I AM GROOT".
Only one warning even though for the most part this is a family movie the language is strong enough to warrant a little precaution for little ones. Other then that its a must see for fans.

 

Starring
Chris Pratt
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Lee Pace
Michael Rooker
Karen Gillan
Djimon Hounsou
John C. Reilly
Glenn Close
Benicio del Toro

Plot and Spoilers from Wikipedia which is dead on except that I have to say the Duck in the end of the synapsis was actually Howard the Duck

 

In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of space pirates led byYondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb only to be intercepted by Korath, a subordinate to the fanatical KreeRonan. Although Quill escapes with the orb, Yondu discovers his theft and issues a bounty for his capture while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the orb.

When Quill attempts to sell the orb on the Nova Corps home world Xandar, Gamora ambushes him and steals it. A fight ensues, drawing in a pair of bounty hunters: the genetically engineered raccoon Rocket, and the tree-like humanoid Groot. The Nova Corps arrives and arrests the group, imprisoning them in the Kyln. A powerful inmate, Drax, attempts to kill Gamora due to her association with Ronan, who killed his family. Quill dissuades him by saying that Gamora can bring Ronan to him. Gamora reveals that she has betrayed Ronan, unwilling to let him use the orb's power to destroy entire planets such as Xandar. Learning that Gamora has a buyer for the orb, Rocket, Quill, Groot, and Gamora work together to escape the Kyln.

Elsewhere, Ronan meets with the titan Thanos to discuss his daughter Gamora's betrayal and the loss of the orb. Accompanied by Drax, Quill's group escapes the Kyln in his ship—the Milano—and flee to Knowhere, a remote criminal outpost in space built in the giant severed-head of a celestial. A drunken Drax summons Ronan, while the rest of the group meet Gamora's contact, Taneleer Tivan. Tivan opens the orb, revealing an Infinity Stone, an item of immeasurable power that destroys all but the most powerful beings who wield it. Suddenly, Tivan's tormented assistant grabs the Stone, triggering an explosion that engulfs his collection.

Ronan arrives and easily defeats Drax, while the others flee by ship, pursued by Ronan's followers and Gamora's sister Nebula. Nebula destroys Gamora's ship, leaving her floating in space, and Ronan's forces leave with the sphere. Quill contacts Yondu before following Gamora into space, giving her his helmet to survive; Yondu arrives and retrieves the pair. Rocket, Drax, and Groot threaten to attack Yondu's ship to rescue them, but Quill negotiates a truce by convincing Yondu that they can recover the orb. The group agrees that facing Ronan means certain death, but that they must stop him from using the Infinity Stone to destroy the galaxy. On Ronan's ship, the Dark Aster, Ronan embeds the Stone in his warhammer, taking its power for himself. He contacts Thanos, threatening to kill him after the destruction of Xandar; hateful of her adopted father, Nebula allies with Ronan.

On Xandar, the Dark Aster is confronted by Yondu's fleet, the Nova Corps, and Quill's group, which breaches the Dark Aster. Ronan uses his empowered warhammer to destroy the Nova Corps fleet. Drax kills Korath, and Gamora defeats Nebula (who escapes) and unlocks Ronan's chambers, but the group finds themselves outmatched by his power until Rocket crashes the Milano through the Dark Aster and into Ronan. The damaged Dark Aster crash lands on Xandar, with Groot sacrificing himself to shield the group. Ronan emerges from the wreck and prepares to destroy Xandar, but Quill distracts him, allowing Drax and Rocket to destroy Ronan's warhammer. Quill grabs the freed Stone, and with Gamora, Drax, and Rocket sharing its burden, they use it to destroy Ronan.

In the aftermath, Quill tricks Yondu into taking a container supposedly containing the Stone, then gives the real Stone to the Nova Corps. As the Ravagers leave Xandar, Yondu remarks that it turned out well that they did not deliver Quill to his father. Quill's group, now known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, have their criminal records expunged, and Quill learns that he is only half-human, his father being part of an ancient, unknown species. Quill finally opens the last present he received from his mother; a cassette tape filled with her favorite songs. The Guardians leave in the rebuilt Milano along with a sapling cut from Groot.

In a post-credits scene, Tivan sits in his destroyed archive with two of his living exhibits: a canine cosmonaut and an anthropomorphic duck.

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Dracula Untold – Trailer

07 Jul 2014

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Release date October

It looks like there is no plot summary from Universal and their new compadres at Legendary Pictures yet. Though if I had to guess from the trailer it looks like they are doing an origin story based somewhat on historical fact of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77) and mixing the fictionally created vampier legend story by Bram Stoker of the character.

  • Luke Evans as Vlad III , the man who becomes the mythological Dracula
  • Sarah Gadon as Mirena, wife of Vlad
  • Dominic Cooper as Mehmed the Second
  • Samantha Barks as Baba Yaga, a beautiful woman who turns into an evil witch
  • Art Parkinson as Ingeras, son of Vlad/Dracula
  • Charles Dance
  • Charlie Cox
  • Will Houston as Cazan
  • Ferdinand Kingsley as Hamza Bey
  • Noah Huntley as Captain Petru
  • Dilan Gwyn as Governess
  • Zach McGowan as Shkelgim, a gypsy chief
  • Ronan Vibert as Simion "The Wise"
  • Diarmaid Murtagh as Dimitru
  • Thor Kristjansson as Bright Eyes, a former slave who is now an assassin in the Ottoman Army
  • Joseph Long as Omer

See Official Website for more details

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Deliver Us from Evil Trailer

24 Jun 2014

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Distributed by Screen Gems
Release date(s) July 2, 2014
Running time 118 minutes

  • Directed by Scott Derrickson
  • Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Screenplay by Scott Derrickson
  • Paul Harris Boardman
  • Based on Beware the Night
    by Ralph Sarchie
    Lisa Collier Cool

          

  • Eric Bana as Ralph Sarchie, a New York City street cop with a New Jersey accent who has put his faith in religion behind him, only to find himself entangled with the devil.
  • Édgar Ramírez as Mendoza, the renegade Spanish (Castilian)/Hungarian priest who teams with Ralph.
  • Sean Harris as Santino, a soldier possessed by the devil, who ends up targeting Ralph.
  • Joel McHale as Butler, Ralph’s partner, a tough, experienced cop.
  • Olivia Munn as Ralph’s wife, who also has a tie to the case
  • Dorian Missick as Gordon
  • Chris Coy as Jimmy Tratner
  • Rhona Fox as Zookeeper
  • Valentina Rendón as Claudia
  • Olivia Horton as Jane Crenna
  • Mari-Ange Ramirez

 

Deliver Us from Evil is the story of Ralph Sarchie, a New York cop who meets a Castilian/Hungarian renegade priest, Mendoza, when he is pulled into a case which the priest convinces him, against the officer's religious beliefs, is demonic related. Together, they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them.
Plot and character list from Wikipedia
 

 

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Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Trailer 2

21 Jun 2014

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This trailer sports a better look of the Dinobots and some tantalizing spoilers of the upcoming Transformers movie.

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Transformers 4 

Humans

  • Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, a single father and struggling inventor.
  • Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager, Cade’s daughter.
  • Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson, Tessa’s boyfriend and a race car driver.
  • Kelsey Grammer as Harold Attinger.
  • Stanley Tucci as Joshua, an arrogant designer who wants to build his own robots.
  • Sophia Myles as Darcy, Joshua’s geologist assistant.
  • T. J. Miller as Lucas, Cade’s best friend and a mechanic.
  • Titus Welliver as Savoy, leader of the team of agents hired by Attinger.
  • Li Bingbing as Su Yueming, the “CEO of the Chinese Transformers”.
  • Victoria Summer as Joshua’s executive assistant.
  • Han Geng was cast in an unspecified role. Byron Li, Austin Lin, Candice Zhao and Teresa Daley are cast in roles after winning the reality television show Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show

Transformers

  • Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots who transforms into a Western Star 4900 Custom semi-trailer truck.
  • Bumblebee, an Autobot who transforms into a modified 1967 Camaro as well as a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro concept.
  • Hound, an Autobot who transforms into an Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle.
  • Crosshairs, an Autobot who transforms into a 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray.
  • Drift, an Autobot who transforms into a black and blue 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
  • Grimlock, a Dinobot who transforms into a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • Lockdown, a Decepticon who transforms into a grey 2013 Lamborghin Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe.
  • Stinger, a Decepticon who transforms into a red and black 2013 Pagani Huayra.
  • Cyclonus, a Decepticon.
  • A white Chevrolet Sonic RS.
  • A black and grey 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab over trailer truck.
  • A rusty Marmon cab-over semi-truck with an Autobot rubsign-like insignia.
  • A silver Trumpchi E-jet.
  • A white 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.
  • Black Rally Fighter cars with a skull logo.

Added Bonus TRANSFORMERS 4 "Imagine Dragons" Trailer

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Jessabelle (2014) – Official Trailer

13 Jun 2014

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August 29, 2014 (US)

After losing her fiancé in a car accident, grief-stricken Jessie (Sarah Snook) retreats to her father's run down Louisiana mansion, where she finds a gift from her long dead mother, and a spirit intent on killing her

  • Sarah Snook as Jessie
  • Mark Webber as Preston
  • Joelle Carter as Kate
  • David Andrews as Leon
  • Amber Stevens
  • Ana de la Reguera as Rosaura
  • Larisa Oleynik as Samantha
  • Chris Ellis as Sheriff Pruitt
  • Brian Hallisay as Mark
  • Lucius Baston as Mr. Woods
  • Jason Davis as Surgeon
  • Paul Shaplin as Actor
  • Barbara Weetman as Nurse Carson
  • Millie Wannamaker as Hospital Visitor
  • Christopher Cozort as Hospital Patient

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