Movie News & More | OnTheFlix Movie News & More |

Archive for the ‘Movie News & More’ Category

New Angelina Jolie Maleficent Movie Delivered Cool Special Effects,Major Twist & More

Walt Disney Pictures released their new Angelina Jolie branded, fantasy flick, “Maleficent,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was pretty entertaining ,featuring a lot of great special effects,drama, a pretty big twist in the end, and more. The movie stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.

In the new flick, we were served up some backstory for Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), which revealed why she became so evil and full of hate. It turns out she was a good child fairy at the start and helped protect a peaceable forest kingdom. She met a young lad named Stefan and eventually fell in love with him. However, Stefan had other ambitions that grew greater than his love and spending time with Maleficent.

From there, we get bumped ahead in the story’s timeline. Maleficent is all grown up now, and in the midst of protecting her forest kingdom from a dark ruler, King Henry, and his army. It just so happens that Stefan is apart of King Henry’s crew. Read more »

New Angelina Jolie ‘Maleficent’ Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

Walt Disney Pictures released their new Angelina Jolie branded fantasy flick, “Maleficent,” into theaters today, May 30th, and all the reviews from the top movie critics are in. It turns out that it just seems to be ok,getting mixed reviews with an overall 56 score out of 100 across 38 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. We’ve supplied blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it a great 80 score, stating: “Angelina Jolie is so wickedly enchanting in the magical, magnificent Maleficent, you may not notice how transporting this female-driven blockbuster really is.”

Sheri Linden from the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80. She stated: “A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment.” Read more »

New X Men,Days Of Future Past Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama,Plot & More

20th Century FOX released their new super hero/action flick, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was excellent ,serving up a ton of great action, intriguing plotline, suspense,special effects, and more. It stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore.

The new flick starts off in a dystopian future, where tons of mutants are being wiped out of existence by high-powered Sentinels that are able to adapt to each mutants’ abilities, making them virtually indestructible. From there, it’s revealed that these Sentinels were created as a direct result of Mystique hunting down the Sentinels creator, Bolivar Trask, back in 1973 and killing him.

She thought it would stop the creation of the Sentinels, but instead, it drove the government to capture Mystique, and use her blood to find out how to create the ultimate Sentinels that could mimic her abilities to adapt to all mutants and destroy them. Read more »

New X Men,Days Of Future Past Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

x-men:days of future past movie poster image

20th Century FOX released their new super hero/action flick, “X-Men:Days Of Future Past” into theaters today, May 23rd, and the top movie critics have given their reviews. It turns out that most of them really liked it as it received an overall score of 75 out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at the metacritic.com site.

The film stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a great 90 score, saying, “There is action galore, but Future Past is a deeper, richer, more thoughtful film, more existential in its contemplations than earlier Xs, all rather nicely embedded in the mayhem churned up by the mutants’ altered states.” Read more »

New Godzilla 2014 Remake Movie Delivered Great Action,Thrills & More

Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/sci-fi flick, “Godzilla” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was pretty entertaining for the most part. It delivered a lot of thrilling,action-filled scenes, and more. It stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston.

In the new flick, Plant supervisor, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston), loses his wife in a Janjira Nuclear Plant near Tokyo after an explosion and radiation leak takes place in 1999. The event, attributed to an earthquake, results in the evacuation and quarantine of the Janjira area.

15 years later, Joe is still haunted by his wife’s unfortunate death, and is convinced that it was more than just an earthquake that caused the incident, and is determined to find out the truth. Joe eventually convinces his son, Ford , who is an explosive ordinance disposal officer, to accompany him to Janjira, where they discover no signs of radiation, and are arrested and taken to a secret facility built within the power plant’s ruins. Read more »

New Godzilla 2014 Remake Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/sci-fi flick, “Godzilla” into theaters this weekend, and the top critics have submitted their reviews. It got mostly positives with an overall 62 score out of a possible 100 across 46 reviews at the Metacritic.com. site.

The movie stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a great 88 score, saying, “The sheer filmmaking craft on display here shames almost any comparably budgeted superhero picture you can name.” Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it an 88 as well. He stated: ” The director thinks visually, which sounds redundant until you realize how many monster movies are flat, effects-dependent factory jobs. Edwards knows how to use great heights for great effect.” Read more »

New Neighbors Movie Delivered Great Comedy,Drama & More

neighbors movie poster image

Universal Pictures released their comedy flick, “Neighbors,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was extremely funny and entertaining, serving up wild,raunchy comedy, intense drama, and more. It stars: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jerrod Carmichael.

In the new flick, a young married couple: Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne), happily enjoy living in their neighborhood with their little baby girl. However, they still have a taste for partying like they’re still in college every now and then. After the film introduced their boring lifestyle, some new neighbors move in right next door to them. Oh, and they happened to be a wild college fraternity, led by president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) and the vice president, Pete Regazolli (Dave Franco). And these two guys were freaking hilarious throughout the entire flick. Read more »

New Zac Efron ‘Neighbors’ Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

Universal Pictures released their new comedy flick, “Neighbors’ into theaters today,and the reviews are in from the top critics in the business. It turns out that the movie received mostly positive praise with an overall 69 score out of a 100 score across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.

The film stars: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jerrod Carmichael. We’ve included blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a great 83 score, saying,”Speaking in her native Aussie twang, Byrne shows that she’s a deadpan comic ace. And thanks to her chemistry with Rogen, Neighbors proves that just because you grow up doesn’t mean you have to be a grown-up.” Read more »

New Amazing Spider Man 2 Movie Delivered Great Action,Special Effects,Drama & More

Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new “Amazing Spider Man 2” super hero/action flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it phenomenal. It was jam-packed with a ton of action, drama, suspense, special affects, and more. It stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field,and B.J. Novak.

In the new flick, we see Spiderman aka Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) ,slinging webs through the city, once again, fighting crime and rescuing people, left and right. However, the main plot in this particular scenario, was to capture Aleksei Sytsevich, who attempted to steal a truck containing plutonium vials. During the chase, Spider-Man rescues OsCorp Industries employee ,Max Dillon aka Electro (Jamie Foxx).

We also see Peter’s childhood friend ,Harry Osborn, arrive on the scene to visit his terminally ill father Norman, CEO of OsCorp. Norman Read more »

New Amazing Spider Man 3 Totally In The Works,Release Date Already Revealed & More

Yep, it’s true guys, and has been for quite a while now. In fact, not is there going to be a 3rd sequel, they’ve also got a release date set for a 4th installment! The 3rd one is set to arrive in theaters on June 10th, 2016. Then the 4th installment will show up in theaters on May 4th,2018. So, if you’re a fan of this new Spider-Man rebooted franchise, you definitely have something to look forward to over the next 4 years.

The extremely short synopsis for Amazing Spider Man 3, reads like this: “Peter Parker/Spider-Man faces a new challenge to protect New York City.” As for the current Spider-Man 2, the top critics gave it mixed reviews according to the Metacritic.com site with about a 53 out of a 100 overall rating. Read more »