There is seriously no reason to go see Draft Day. There is no… MoreThere is seriously no reason to go see Draft Day. There is no suspense, no stand out acting, the casting is OK, and nothing happens you don't see coming after the first 10 minutes. Despite all the intense music, there is no intensity in this film. I'm not sure how harsh draft day is in real life, but it seemed pretty easy going in the movie. They covered all the standard hurdles you'd imagine a movie about a team with a new head coach, a GM with a pregnant girlfriend and recently deceased father would have if you were unimaginative. There are exactly 3 funny parts in Draft Day. There's no reason to go see Draft Day.
Although they changed Captain Americas personality and made him less… MoreAlthough they changed Captain Americas personality and made him less square in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they kept the basics of what made Steve Rogers who he is, so I thought it was a success. The Winter Soldier is about 15 minutes too long, so there are some drag points, but it's worth sitting through for the fun and fast paced action sequences. They've maintained a very good cast while adding more incredible characters. I can't give away the baddies without giving away a bit of the story, but trust me, the writers do a great job. Captain America: The Winter Soldier goes straight near the top in terms of Marvel Comics movies. It's a very good movie with a comic book feel. A must see for comic book adaptation fans and Captain America fans and worth a rent for action flick fans.
Storage 24 is a pretty slow horror/sci-fi thriller. I would never… MoreStorage 24 is a pretty slow horror/sci-fi thriller. I would never expect much from a movie like this, and I got about what I anticipated. They had a good young cast. The idea was good. The ending, after everything that went on, was good. But the story went too long without there becoming any sense of urgency. It was set up properly, but lost its way and couldn't keep an interesting pace. The FOUR writers (that's a lot and will lead to inconsistencies) worried too much about character development. The kills were all about the same, not a whole lot of suspense. If you're bored and want to kill an hour and 30 minutes, you could do worse than Storage 24. You could do a lot better also.
From the first teaser until Divergent was released, I though this was… MoreFrom the first teaser until Divergent was released, I though this was going to be a huge bomb. Knowing nothing more than it was based on a teen book, I had no idea what to expect. I'd seen Shailene Woodley when she was in a film with Miles Teller called The Spectacular Now, and liked them both. The story is pretty simple and doesn't stand out, but blending this story with the world that's been created makes for a good movie. I didn't know how long the runtime was until I read about Divergent after the movie. It moves along pretty well with only a couple of moments that begin to drag. There's nothing you won't see coming toward the end, but the ride to get us to the end kept it interesting. I don't know how many books there are, and I don't know how good the books are, but Divergent was good enough that it ensured my butt will be planted in the seats when the sequel comes out.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a fresh take on a cartoon short that was… MoreMr. Peabody and Sherman is a fresh take on a cartoon short that was aired during the Rocky and Bullwinkle show, Mr. Peabody's Improbable History. Director Rob Minkoff managed to keep the movie at a good run-time, so Mr. Peabody didn't overstay his welcome and the movie had plenty of material to remain interesting. There is plenty of adult humor hidden in here, and all the characters are likable enough. There weren't any kids in the theater when I went, so I don't know how interesting it was to them. I do know that it was a witty cartoon with plenty of story.
Wes Anderson can do no wrong in my book. The Grand Budapest Hotel is… MoreWes Anderson can do no wrong in my book. The Grand Budapest Hotel is another hit that kept me smiling all the way through. Wes Anderson's movies are always so well cast. He can take stars and make them shine, as well as turn no-named actors into major players. Anderson's dialogue is sharp and keeps the movies from becoming flat. The pace of his movies are always good and there is always humor to be found. The Grand Budapest Hotel is worth watching, as is the whole Wes Anderson collection of movies.