The Hunger Games : Catching Fire “New Pics”

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Later this year comes the sequel to 2012’s The Hunger Games
Below are some new pics released by Lionsgate from “Catching Fire”
Francis Lawrence directs with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
and the majority of the first movies cast returning for it’s sequel.

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New comers to The Hunger Games universe are:
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Heavensbee, Amanda Plummer as Wiress,
Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair and Jeffrey Wright as Beetee

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Star Trek : Into Darkness “Teaser Trailer”

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STAR TREK : INTO DARKNESS
Director – J.J Abrams
Cast: Chris Pine,
Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban,
Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin,
Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve
Release Date
: 17 May (US)
16 May (AUS)  17 May (UK)

 Movie Summary
Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise
are set the task of bringing to justice
the Evil son of a Bitch who has
wreaked havoc on their world.

This the first trailer for J.J’s sequel
certainly has a darker tone.
Take A Peek Below

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Resident Evil: Retribution

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Director – Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich
Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory
Kevin Durand, Colin Salmon
Release Date: September 14 (US)
October 11 (AUS) September 28 (UK)

Movie Summary
Alice continues her battle against the
Umbrella Corporation & some rather nasty
looking creatures of the undead.

Paul W.S. Anderson must redeem himself
after the terrible mess that was
The Three Musketeers

Chronicle “Mini-Review”

Directed by Josh Trank
Cast Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan
Michael Kelly, Alex Russell

High Schooler Andrew Detmer (DeHaan)
is a troubled teen, he’s bullied at school,
his mum is dying from cancer and his dad is
an out of work alcholic. To take his mind
from these matters Andrew buys a video
camera and taking the camera everywhere
he decides to document his life.

One evening at a party, Andrew and two of
his friends find a hole that descends into the
ground, excited they jump on in and follow
a winding passage to somesort of glowing
crystal and that’s when the fun really begins.


This movie is like a slow burning stick of
dynamite, 40mins into the movie the
flame quickens finally exploding and
releasing a torrent of outrageous action
scenes that left me wanting more.

CHRONICLE is the directing debut of
Josh Trank and considering the movie was
made on a budget of $12 million and went
on to make over $120 million you can
safely say that we shall be seeing a sequel
very soon, and personally I can’t wait.
7.5/10

 

Battleship “Mini-Review”

Directed by Peter Berg
Cast Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård,
Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Liam Neeson,
Tadanobu Asano, Peter MacNicol

The movie centres on a fleet of Naval Ships
that are forced into battle with an unknown
species in the Hawaiian Islands.

Peter Berg’s movie is based on the Hasbro Naval
combat game Battleship & certain elements of
the game are evident in this sci-fi action flick.

Interestingly Jeremy Renner was originally cast
as Alex Hopper but dropped out, personally that
was good thing as Taylor Kitsch comes across
perfect for the role, that confident, loveable
swagger a touch of Maverick from Top Gun is
what the role required and Kitsch nailed it.

Battleship is one of them movies that must
be seen in the movie theatre, it’s a Naval sci-fi
movie that echoes Scott’s Top Gun and Bay’s
Transformers.

This is what the big screen was made for – high
octain action that is two hours of cinematic,
popcorn munching fun.
8/10

The Darkest Hour “Mini Review”

Directed by Chris Gorak
Cast  Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella,
Olivia Thirlby, Joel Kinnaman,
Rachael Taylor, Veronika Ozerova

Two friends, Sean (Hirsch) and Ben (Minghella)
travel to Moscow to meet with a Russian company
who are interested in buying their Social Network
Software Invention. On their arrival and meeting
with Skyler (Kinnaman) they discover that that
the Russian’s have copied their idea and have them
escorted out of the building via security.

A few hours later and drowning their sorrows in a
local club, Sean and Ben befriend two American
girls and together they witness the start of an
Alien Invasion, one that will change mankind
forever.


The Darkest Hour was critically slammed upon
release, yet maybe due to my facination with the
Sci-Fi Horror Genre I came away having had some
fun with this film.

Yes the special effects could have been better and
Yes the storyline was a little weak, but overall it’s
a got suspense, action and some sort of Alien being
that disintegrates it’s victims, what more do you
want out of 89mins?
6/10 

In Time

Directed by Andrew Niccol
Cast Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried
Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer

After the age of 25, us humans are required to
earn more time to stay alive or die pretty quickly.
A digital clock imprinted on the arm of every
human slowly counts down, when at zero it’s
your time to check out.

Will Salas played by Justin Timberlake, lives
with his mum in one of the poor districts. Both work
trying to gain more time, life’s a daily struggle, until
one day Salas saves the life a rich man and Salas’s
path in life is changed forever.

I loved the concept but sadly the story didn’t
translate that well to the screen. It felt very
disjointed, and although not a total disaster
I felt IN TIME could have been so much more
than just another low budget sci-fi flick.
6/10