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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 »

New Amazing Spider Man 2 Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new super hero/action flick, “The Amazing Spider Man 2” into theaters yesterday, May 1st, and the top critics have given it mixed reviews with an overall score of 53 out of a 100 across 48 reviews over at the Metacritic.com site.

The film stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Sarah Gadon. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score, saying, “There are two types of superhero movies: the ones that brood and the ones that swing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is proudly the latter, filled with high-energy action.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75. He stated, “Director Marc Webb and his forces come up with some gorgeous special effects, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have terrific chemistry, but as is the case with far too many superhero movies, the plot is a bit of an overstuffed mess.” Read more »

New The Other Woman Movie Delivered Great Comedy,Drama & More

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20th Century FOX released their new comedy flick, “The Other Woman,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was pretty entertaining, serving up a lot of silly comedy, drama, and more. It stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, and Nicki Minaj.

In the new flick, Cameron Diaz’s character, Carly Whitten is dating character, Mark King,and everything seems great. However, we’re shown that everything isn’t so great as Mark is spotted in bed with another woman that just so happens to be his wife! Eventually Carly discovers Mark is married when she tried to surprise him at his home and got his wife, Kate King (Leslie Mann), instead.

From there, Kate starts getting all up in Carly’s grill to get answers about what Mark has been doing behind her back. They eventually bond over the fact that they were both lied to. But it doesn’t stop there as they have to add another girl to their group when they learn that they aren’t the only ones being cheated on by Mark. Read more »

New Brick Mansions Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama,Twists & More

Relativity Media released their new action/drama flick, “Brick Mansions,” into theaters this weekend. I just watched it, and thought it was very entertaining,delivering up plenty of hardcore action, drama, suspense, and a pretty good plotline. It stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, and Carlo Rota.

In the new flick, the plot revolves around dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times, and now houses only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around the area to protect the rest of the city.

Undercover cop ,Damien Collier ( Paul Walker), eventually teams up with character, Lino, who was thrown in prison for killing a corrupt cop that got his girl, Lola, captured by a very dangerous drug gang led by Tremaine Alexander. The plan for Damien and Lino is to get Tremaine to disable a bomb they received, which is powerful enough to take out the entire Brick Mansions community. Read more »

New Haunted House 2 Movie Delivered Hysterical Laughs,Crazy Horror & More

Open Road Films released their new comedy/horror flick, “A Haunted House” into theaters this weekend. I just watched it , and thought it was pretty good, serving up a ton of laughs, crazy horror scenes, and more. However, there were quite a few lines that were just out right corny as hell. I find that they deliver up quite a few of those in these types of mockery movies. Anyways, It stars: Marlon Wayans, Gabriel Iglesias, Jaime Pressly, Ashley Rickards, Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett, and Dave Sheridan.

In the new flick, characters ,Malcolm Johnson (Marlon Wayans) and his cousin Ray-Ray (Affion Crockett), end up leaving Malcom’s possessed girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins) behind after they collide with a truck. Then the movie fast-forwards one year later to show that Malcom is married to a new hot chick, named Megan (Jamie Pressly), who is an insecure woman with two kids: her bratty and promiscuous teenage daughter Becky (Ashley Rickards) and effeminate son ,Wyatt (Steele Stebbins), who has a stereotypically black imaginary friend named Tony. Read more »

New Johnny Depp Transcendence Movie Delivered Great Drama,Action & Plotline

Warner Bros. Pictures released their new drama/sci-fi flick, “Transcendence,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was excellent. It was way better than I thought it would be. The storyline was highly intriguing and unique. It also delivered plenty of drama,along with a little bit action thrown in there towards the end. It stars: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, and Cillian Murphy.

In the new flick, character, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), who is an artificial intelligence researcher and part of a team of scientists, strives to develop a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence, an event which Will referred to as “Transcendence.”

Eventually, Will gets shot by an anti-AI extremist, and survives. However, doctors eventually discover that the bullet was laced with radioactive material, which will eventually shut down Will’s vital organs, causing him to die. Before Will died, Evelyn and Will’s best friend, Max Waters, upload Will’s consciousness, using the “quantum processors” of the P.I.N.N. project, allowing him to survive in digital form, stay with her, and complete the project. Read more »

New Draft Day Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

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Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) released their new comedy/sports flick, “Draft Day” into theaters today, and the top critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it’s not a complete disaster, garnering up an overall mixed score of 52 out of a possible 100 across 23 reviews over at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, and Sean Combs. We’ve added snippets from a few of the critics, below.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score,saying, “A sentimental, predictable, sometimes implausible but thoroughly entertaining, old-fashioned piece.” Mick LaSalle over from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it another 75, stating, ” Entertaining and suspenseful, the movie shows the politicking and strategies that go into this annual ritual, and Costner is at his beleaguered best.” Read more »

New Captain America 2 Movie Delivered Great Action,Suspense,Plot & More

New Captain America 2 movie delivered great action,suspense,plot & more. Marvel Studios and Disney Pictures released their new super hero/action flick, “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier” into theaters this weekend. I just watched it, and thought it was great, serving up a ton of great action, drama, very suspenseful conclusion, and more. It stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, and Maximiliano Hern├índez.

The new flick is set 2 years after the events of the huge Avengers flick of 2012. Steve Rogers aka Captain America is currently residing in Washington,D.C. He meets and befriends former Pararescue war veteran and PTSD counselor ,Sam Wilson aka The Falcon.

As the movie rolled along, we eventually saw Nick Fury get heavily ambushed and attacked by assailants disguised as police officers, led by a mysterious assassin called the Winter Soldier. Read more »