Saturday, May 4, 2013
Robert Downey returns as a PTSD-ridden Tony Stark.
Having bested the aliens who invaded in "The Avengers," Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), aka Iron Man, finds himself unable to sleep and feeling anxious. His girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), is miffed because he spends so much time building his Iron Man suits. Tensions around the world are rising because of terrorist bombing by an Osama bin Laden-ish villain, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). When an official with Stark Industries is killed in an attack, Tony vows revenge. As the plot unfolds, he battles a geekish techno genius, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), and encounters a women he knew years before, Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). "Iron Man 3" is rated PG-13 and runs 129 minutes. Check moviefone.com for show times near you. Here's …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Can you say botched farce?
Saturday, April 27
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: With an all-star cast lead by Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace, "The Big Wedding" is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
A dystopian vision, a lot of cool gizmos and action hero Tom Cruise--what more could a sci-fi fan want, except a story?
Saturday, April 20
To find a Gwinnett County theater nearby, use the Moviephone search tool at the top of this file. The year is 2077. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are work partners and lovers on an Earth that was destroyed by invading alien Scavengers. Jack and Vicki are preparing to leave Earth for Titan, a safe moon where the remaining humans have fled. Jack is plagued by nightmares and visions of his life before in New York. These nightmares hold the key to Jack's existence and the remainder of the plot. The cast also includes Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo and Zoë Bell. Here's what the critics are saying: The story probably doesn’t stand up to heavy scrutiny, and at times the effort by …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here's a trailer and reviews of the movie starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman.
There are people around who remember when Jackie Robinson entered major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. My father was one of them. As someone for whom ability trumped race, Daddy talked about Robinson's skills as a first baseball, a hitter, and most of all, his incredible speed and wily base stealing. He also mentioned the vile, violent reaction many people had to a black man desegregating white baseball. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland directs "42," a baseball biopic about Jackie Robinson during his first season with the Dodgers. The subtitle is "The Story of an American Legend," and it rings true, because Robinson was. He was recruited by Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and told not…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic is being called "a geyser of gore."
Saturday, April 6
Take a young woman with a heroin addiction. Add two friends. Place them in an isolated cabin in the woods. Add her older brother. Then throw in a book of evil spells, malevolent sprits, a basement and trees that could be happy working for Saruman. Put the camera close to the ground and start killing everyone, slathering everything in guts and gore. Voila! You've created Evil Dead, the 2013 remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic. "Evil Dead" runs 91 minutes and is rated R. Check Moviefone.com for locations and times near you. Here's what the critics are saying: When it was first announced that a remake of Sam Raimi’s classic 80s horror film was being put into production, I was with the rest of you groaning at the idea of yet another …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Rock tries to rock again as he battles Cobra in a sequel.
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: A follow-up to the 2009 blockbuster "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," which grossed over $300 million worldwide. In "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the team is not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Here's what critics are saying: "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language. The film runs 110 minutes. Check Moviefone.com for times near you.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
This movie about aging magicians may be a treat for some, but not for others.
Once the bright stars of the Vegas strip, illusionists Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carrell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have lost the magic that sparkled for years in their act. Burt is more interested in seducing women that in convincing audiences what they are seeing is real. The two former best friends find their position is threatened by daredevil masochistic magician Steve Gray (an incredibly buffed Jim Carrey), so they, too attempt a dangerous trick--that fails miserably. The two go their separate ways, Burt to a retirement home where he meets Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin), a once big-time magician, and Anton to Africa. The question is: Can Burt revive the magic with Anton and regain his place as Numero Uno? "The Incredible Burt …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Like its main character, the movie is neither great nor powerful, but it's okay.
Ever wonder how that Man Behind the Curtain got to Oz in the first place? Director Sam Raimi's new movie fills in the back story of Oscar "Oz" Diggs, an unctous charlatan in a traveling side show. He flees from an unsympathetic crowd in a hot air balloon, gets caught up in a tornado--what a cool idea!--and lands in the magical land of Oz. There, he meets three witch sisters, Evanora (Rachel Weisz), Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Theodora (Mila Kunis). And a cute, flying monkey and a China doll, who may be the movie's best characters. The witches try to convince Oscar that he is the foretold Wizard who will restore order to Oz and put a very wicked witch in her place. "Oz the Great and Powerful" is rated PG and runs 130 minutes. It's …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Reviews are in, and this one may be the deathknell.
It just may be time for the "Die Hard" series of action movies to die. Judging from the collective thumbs down by critics who wanted to like Bruce Willis' latest movie, I would say that New York Detective John McClane should have hung up his shield with the last installment. But no. Now the good John is in Russia, trying to free his son Jack (Jai Courtney) from prison. Turns out his son is really a CIA operative. Let's leave the rest of the plot and the surprises to the brave souls who are really diehard fans of "Die Hard." They're the ones who should be applauded. Here's what the critics are saying: And there is never a shortage. The cold war may be a fading memory, and C.I.A. superspies (like the younger McClane) may have displaced big-…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Read what critics have to say about the latest zombie movie to hit theaters.
Saturday, February 2
"Warm Bodies," rated PG-13, opens at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Gateway Cinemas 12 in Bethlehem. It's playing in the BigD Experience. Showtimes for Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, are 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30 and midnight. The premise, courtesy of IMDb: After R, a highly unusual zombie played by Nicholas Hoult, saves a human from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might change the entire lifeless world. The movie also stars Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich. Here's what critics are saying: Stay connected: Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.