Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category
SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and the second to be helmed by Skyfall director Sam Mendes, is slated for a November 6th release and the producers are amping up the social media promotion for the film. Today: we visit the streets of Rome to get our first look at a car chase between the Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75 . +Continue Reading
WWE has carved out a movie business for itself, first producing The Marine starring Jon Cena back in 2006. We’re up to a third sequel and The Marine 4: Moving Target is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. WWWE wrestlers Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Summer Rae are back for another go-round, repeating their The Marine 3: Homefront roles as Jake Carter and Rachel Dawes.
This time, Jake has secured work as a private security contractor after leaving service and he’s tasked with protecting a woman set to testify in a criminal investigation against corrupt defense contractors. The bad guys want to take out the witness and Jake and Rachel have to take on an evil mercenary force to save the day. +Continue Reading
Little Boy (opening in theaters this weekend) tells the story of a small-town kid who wants to do whatever he can to bring his father home from World War II. He explores faith with his minister, gets guidance from an elderly Japanese man who ends up in an internment camp and tries to pick up a few tricks from a traveling magician.
The film has Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as producers and, like their recent faith-based projects like Son of God, it’s unapologetically pitched as a family film. The film attracted a strong cast that features Emily Watson, Michael Rapaport, Kevin James and Tom Wilkinson in supporting roles. Director Alejandro Monteverde talked about the movie and the World War II inspirations for his film. +Continue Reading
American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s movie about the legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has almost completed its theatrical run and it’s officially the #1 movie of 2014 with a total box office gross of just under $348 million. That’s more than Guardians of the Galaxy, more than The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 and almost $100 million more than #4 movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Most of what Americans know about the war in Iraq comes from Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Kyle. +Continue Reading
Life’s busy, there’s a million viral videos you need to check out, who’s got time to sit down and watch an entire movie? Fortunately, our friends at WeAreTheMighty.com have created Hurry Up & Watch, a series that takes popular military movies and breaks them down in under three minutes. +Continue Reading
Mark Wahlberg finished out his big year in 2014 with The Gambler, following up his major roles in Lone Survivor (critically beloved and commercially successful) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (a mind-blowing commercial success). The Gambler is Mark’s art movie, a pretty dark remake of the 1974 movie starring James Caan. Wahlberg plays a college professor whose gambling obsession cuts him off from everyone and everything else in his life. +Continue Reading
According to a post at Fox News, officials at the University of Michigan had an attack of good sense and reinstated this weekend’s showing of American Sniper. The screening was originally called off after 300 students signed a petition from a student who claimed the film “condones a lot of anti-Middle Eastern and North African propaganda.”
University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper remembered that a university’s mission is to encourage discussion and debate of challenging ideas and issued a statement: “The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters. The movie will be shown at the originally scheduled time and location.”
Crisis averted. We still live in America, where unpopular or challenging ideas can be aired in the public square. It’s what Chris Kyle was fighting for in the first place.
According to an Associated Press story, the University of Michigan’s Center for Campus Involvement has canceled an upcoming screening of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper after sophomore Lamees Mekkaoui started a petition against the screening. Mekkaoui says she identifies as Arab and Middle Eastern and believes the film “condones a lot of anti-Middle Eastern and North African propaganda.” +Continue Reading
As anyone who’s spent a huge amount of time at a remote FOB, onboard a ship, living in a college dorm or traveling around on a tour bus can tell you, it’s not the well-reviewed Oscar movies that usually stand up to repeated viewings. Hot Tub Time Machine 2, an unapologetically dumb comedy, is out now on Digital HD (from iTunes, Amazon, all the usual sources) with Blu-ray and DVD coming on May 19.
We’ve got an exclusive clip from the bonus material below: Craig Robinson explains where he got the idea for his ridiculous “Webber Strut” video dance. Use this insight into the comedy process as inspiration for your own off-duty viral videos. Which you all should working on. We’re due for some good ones around here. +Continue Reading
Christopher Nolan’s epic space movie Interstellar is out this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Written with his brother and longtime collaborator Jonah Nolan, the movie uses its big-budget sci-fi platform to ask questions about man’s place in the universe while at the same time exploring even more complex questions about how families connect with each other. Jonah talked with us about the science behind Interstellar and how the Nolans want their films to reward repeated viewings. +Continue Reading