Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mixed reviews on J.J. Abrams latest Star Trek epic, with at least one critic raving about the film.
See the new movie, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' playing at GTC Cherokee 16 at 355 Cinema View Drive. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the links above. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
One critic calls the 3D release, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film, "an absolute must-see."
Editor's note: You can see "Jurassic Park 3D" at Cherokee 16 Cinemas in Towne Lake or Carmike RiverStone 15 Cinemas in Canton. From the film's official website: With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. The film's premise, courtesy of IMDb: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Halfway through 2012, we have our first real contender for the movie of the year, with the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. It's simply an amazing movie.
Christian Bale plays Bruce Wayne again. His fortune is dwindling; his body is battered and his alter ego continues to elude police in "The Dark Knight Rises." This is a tough movie to review because I don't want to spoil anything. So I will try keep my review spoil-free. Basically, Batman is forced out of retirement after a new bad guy emerges from the sewer, a thug by the name of Bane (played by Tom Hardy). When he shows up, Gotham is overrun by anarchy. The supporting actors are fantastic in this film. Commissioner Gordon is again played by Gary Oldman; Marion Cotillard plays a philanthropist; Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a cop; and Anne Hathaway digs her claws into the role of Catwoman. You will laugh, you will cry, and there is a good …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum head up the studly cast of an all-male revue in “Magic Mike.”
Sunday, July 1, 2012
“Magic Mike” tells the story of an aspiring entrepreneur pursuing the American dream … who are we kidding? Who really cares about the plot? Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and a cast of handsome Hollywood hunks show off their best assets as strippers in an all-male revue. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire compares the movie to “Sex and the City.” “This is a movie that’s tailor-made for groups of friends to get together and giggle and ogle at the spectacle of it all. And it is a lot of fun -- there’s no shame, we’re all friends here -- but it’s also more substantial than you might expect, and more mundane,” Lemire wrote on Boston.com. The more mundane aspect centers on Magic Mike’s (Tatum) efforts to start his own business. “Come for the …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Funnyman Sasha Baron Cohen is at it again, this time as a flashy, offensive Middle Eastern dictator who comes to the U.S.
From the guy who brought us Ali G and Borat comes a new character named General Aladeen -- a ruthless dictator from a fictional country in North Africa who is part buffoon, horn dog and ruthless bloodthirsty ruler in "The Dictator." Through a ridiculous set of circumstances, that I will spare you the details because they are so contrived, Aladeen ends up in New York while his even sillier double is in charge of his country. There are plenty of cameo appearances from big stars to keep things interesting. As for the element of political satire we get a pretty heavy-handed lecture that borders on being a bit corny. The Dictator, like so many other characters by Cohen, is offensive but somehow there is a certain likeability to him. "The …