Archive for June 21st, 2013

21st June
2013
written by Adam

U.N. employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is called back into service to Sherpa a virology specialist (Elyes Gabel) around the globe to stop to a Zombie pandemic. But, when all goes sideways Lane is left to his own resources to evolve and survive. Find a cure, or at least a way to survive, the war against mankind is coming at a furious pace, but is it already too late?World_War_Z_Poster First and foremost let me be the one to tell you THIS IS NOT THE ALTERNATE HISTORY STORYLINE OF THE BOOK BY THE SAME NAME, but you probably already gathered that, so what, get over it. That said, what we’re left with is still a solid and entertaining pandemic procedural with zombies at the core. All involved hold their parts nicely, although the sporadic nature in which backstory is spooned out demands close attention and some connecting of the dots is necessary, ugh, “you mean I have to use my brain to follow a zombie movie?” simply put, yes! Prep for adrenaline and get ready to white knuckle this rollercoaster, the first two thirds provide for some truly interesting and terrifying visuals. And, in this day and age of giant battles, giant superheroes, giant carnage, World War Z’s (reshot) final act is a refreshing conclusion, good call Pitt, good call indeed. 3D doesn’t really add anything here FYI and the overall runtime is a little long, still it’s fun and worth it for the thrill seekers, World War Z is rated PG-13.

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21st June
2013
written by Adam

Before they were at the top of their game working for Monsters Inc., Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) had to cut their teeth in the academic world of Monsters University. Finding acceptance, coming into their own, and learning to apply themselves the unlikely duo are challenged by the University’s Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren), but failure means being expelled. Navigating the Greek system, making the grade, and developing friendship’s to last a lifetime their time at MU will be invaluable, but will they learn to scare?MonstersU Once again Pixar strikes gold. Family fun, quick dialogue, and well thought out backstory makes for a decent sequel to the wildly successful Monsters Inc.. Albeit, not a million laughs a minute, still multilayered and easily relatable to multiple generations– college drama for all ages. An entertaining romp for the family, Monsters University is rated G.

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21st June
2013
written by Adam

Inspired by actual events, a group of semi-privileged high school friends, Rebecca (Katie Chang), Marc (Israel Broussard), Nicki (Emma Watson), Chloe (Claire Julien) and Sam (Taissa Farmiga), follow up on their obsessions with Hollywood’s young elite by breaking into the homes of socialites such as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Ashley Tisdale. More than just simple break-in’s the group’s hunger turns to theft, but the long arm of the law isn’t far behind. Obsessed and self absorbed, this can’t end well.blingring Directed by Sofia Coppola this bleak outlook on the youth of today serves as an unsettling mirror to depict the “me first” generation, unaware of their own impact, denying responsibility, yet striving for instant fame and gratification; the message is loud and clear. But, buyer beware, the relatively thin storyline contained within hardly seems enough to fill the 90 minute runtime, almost from the get go one wonders “when will the other shoe fall?” Acting from the ensemble feels moody and angsty, just like a brooding teenager should be, so there’s that. Coppola’s fetish for pop culture also feels mated nicely with this latest endeavor. Sum of the parts, a rough watch; but, if you’re hankering for character study this might just be your ticket. The Bling Ring is rated R.

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