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MOVIE RATING SCALE
 
BETTER THAN SEX!!!
FULL PRICE!!!
MATINEE!!!
RENTAL!!!
SOME OL' BULLS@#T!!!
F@#K YOU!!!

RATING SCALE FOR THEATRE, DVD & BLU-RAY
 
300:RISE OF AN EMPIRE - HIGH MATINEE!!!
ROBOCOP - RENTAL!!!
RIDE ALONG - MATINEE!!!
I, FRANKENSTEIN - MATINEE!!!
12 YEARS A SLAVE - FULL PRICE!!!
47 RONIN - RENTAL
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY -  BULLS@#T!!!
LONE SURVIVOR - FULL PRICE!!!
THE LEGEND OF HERCULES - F@#K YOU!!!
GRUDGE MATCH - MATINEE!!!
AMERICAN HUSTLE - SOME OL' BULLS@#T!!!
THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY - FULL PRICE!!!
THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D - FULL PRICE!!!
JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA - FULL PRICE!!!
CARRIE - RENTAL!!!
ESCAPE PLAN - HIGH MATINEE!!!
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - FULL PRICE!!!
MACHETE KILLS - HIGH RENTAL!!!
METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER 3D - MATINEE!!!
DON JON - MATINEE!!!
RIDDICK - HIGH MATINEE!!!
LEE DANIEL'S THE BUTLER - FULL PRICE!!!
THE LONE RANGER - HI-YO BULLS@#T!!!

THE MOVIE REVIEWS!!!

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RoboCop Trailer

ROBOCOP (2014)

When the original “RoboCop” was released in 1987, the notion of a half-man/half-machine law enforcer was so far-fetched that the movie functioned as a satire of action films and a critique of urban paranoia.

A quarter-centu
ry later, big-city cops are cloaked in battle armor, carry laser-aided assault rifles, and don’t need a warrant to sort through your data. So a faithful remake of “RoboCop” would be timely. Instead, the producers of this new version have retreated back to the lab, concocting a creaky hybrid of “Frankenstein” and “Call of Duty.”

The setting is America is the near future. The opening scene, in which a conservative pundit played by Samuel L. Jackson applauds the use of robots to pacify the people of Iran, is a sly send-up of infotainment propaganda; but the rest of the movie lacks the same social awareness and comedic bite.

In Detroit, Omnicorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) is scheming to unleash cyber-goons on American streets. But because Congress and the public have raised questions about the morality of robots, Sellars seeks an incapacitated police officer to inhabit a mechanical suit. He finds the perfect candidate after undercover cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) loses an arm, a leg and an eye to a car bombing.

While Alex is in a coma, his wife, Clara (Abbie Cornish), agrees to the freakish procedure. He awakens in a Chinese research facility with little more than a head, a spine and lungs inside a weaponized suit. But with the help of kindly Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), Alex is able to control the technology and his conflicted emotions.

But the latter requires that he be chemically altered, and when Alex is set loose in Detroit, he becomes a remorseless crime-fighter.

Unfortunately, the movie doesn’t conjure a sense of a crime-ridden city or a scared populace that is clamoring for justice. Worse, because Swedish actor Kinnaman is so inexpressive to begin with, we don’t have an emotional investment when he starts to yearn for his old life as a husband and father.

Compared to the humor in the “Iron Man” movies or the vigilante themes in the recent “Batman” series, this reboot has little to offer. While it aims for the mechanized mayhem of the “Terminator” franchise, the video-game violence in this PG-13 flick never reaches the level of a guilty pleasure. HIGH RENTAL!!!

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300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer 2

300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D
 
Like many people, I had to laugh at the concept of a sequel to “300.” After all, pretty much everybody dies at the end of that movie.

Still, that doesn’t stop the entertainment machine. However, unlike many sequels that are sometimes forced into existence, the “300” sequel actually has its roots in Frank Miller’s graphic novel “Xerxes.” I haven’t read that particularly book, but the fact that it wasn’t just slapped together by the latest Damon Lindelof wannabe screenwriter gave me some hope.

With a new name that directly calls on the original film and not the God king, “300: Rise of an Empire” serves as both a prequel and a sequel to “300.” The story jumps around quite a bit, but the overall push involves Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) trying to hold back Xerxes’ invading Navy, led by the insane and villainous Artemisia (Eva Green).

Where “300” was very straightforward in its narrative, “300: Rise of an Empire” is more sweeping. It wraps up the at-home reaction in Sparta to the death of the brave 300. It also gives the brutal and uncomfortable origin of Artemisia herself. In a similar fashion, it offers an otherworldly and over-the-top origin to Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) from the son of a warrior to a supernatural God-King.

A full seven years has passed since the release of “300,” which revolutionized many things in Hollywood. “300” was instrumental in validating the idea of a virtual set, which was first put into place with Frank Miller’s other graphic novel turned movie, “Sin City.” “300” also pioneered speed-ramping in bloody action flicks, something that has been imitated and copied to a fault by many other films, particularly the wash of sword-and-sandal movies we’ve seen so far in 2014.

I can forgive a lot of their uses in this sequel. After all, it’s not necessary for “The Legend of Hercules” to use ramping speeds and virtual sets. I would be disappointed if “300: Rise of an Empire” didn’t.

While not as good as the original “300,” there’s still plenty of cool things happening in the film. It’s a highly stylized movie, but as previously stated, that was to be expected with this movie. Anything more subdued would seem like it didn’t come from the same world as the first movie. It is this stylized action that necessitates seeing the film. The battle sequences, while far too heavy on the CGI blood, it's still a thrill to witness. More over, by placing much of the action in the midst of a Naval battle, the film offers a new location so these sequences don’t seem like rehashes of the first film.

The weak link in the movie is Sullivan Stapleton as the poster hero for the film. He’s a good looking guy, and he has a certain presence, but he doesn’t hold a candle to Gerard Butler’s portrayal of Leonidas in the original “300.” Fortunately, Stapleton is balanced by one of the better on-screen villains you’ll see this year in cinemas. Eva Green dives into the role of Artemisia, playing insane and bloodthirsty. She offers a brave performance by fully committing, making her a lot of fun to watch on-screen. And the boobs don’t hurt, either.

When all is said and done, “300: Rise of the Empire” doesn’t top the original or even equal it, but it’s still an enjoyable film to watch and a spectacle to behold in the big screen 3D experience. I give it a HIGH MATINEE because the IMAX 3D rocked it and that's the bottom line cause the Wolfman said so!!!

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Noah Trailer

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Sabotage: Red Band Trailer

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer 2

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer

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The Amazing Spider-Man Final Trailer

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

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Godzilla Trailer

Godzilla Teaser

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X-MEN: Days Of Future Past Trailer

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer

Transformers: Age Of Extinction Spot

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

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