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New Hercules 2014 Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama & More

MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new “2014 Hercules” remake/action/fantasy flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, serving up plenty of hardcore action, drama, and more. It stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie.

In the new flick, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries formed by the prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), the thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), the warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), the archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) and the storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). Hercules is believed to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera, who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara and their children when he visited King Eurystheus. Read more »

New Hercules 2014 Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Movie Critics

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MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new action/fantasy remake flick, “Hercules” into theaters yesterday, July 24th, 2014. And the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It ended up, getting mixed results with an overall 49 score out of 100 at the metecritic.com site.

The movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a decent 70 score, stating: “The mythically powerful demigod is back on the big screen in the simply titled Hercules and the results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable.” Read more »

New Lucy Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Movie Critics

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Universal Pictures released their new action/thriller flick, “Lucy,” into theaters yesterday, July 24th. And all the top movie critics have served up their reviews. It turns out that everything was pretty mixed with an overall 59 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews over at the metacrtic.com site. The film stars: Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a nice 90 score, saying: “It’s gleefully bold, visually adventurous, often funny, strikingly concise — the whole heart-pounding tale is over in 90 minutes — and 100% entertaining.”

Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She stated: “Scarlett Johansson is ideally cast as a rapidly evolving kick-ass hero in Lucy, a stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and ludicrous.” Read more »

New The Purge 2 Anarchy Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

Universal Pictures released their new horror/thriller flick, “The Purge 2: Anarchy” into theaters this weekend, and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews. It got a pretty mediocre/mixed response from them with an overall 49 score out of a possible 100 across 31 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.

The film stars: Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “Kill or be killed isn’t the official tag line of The Purge: Anarchy, but it fits. It would also make a more suitable title for this satisfyingly creepy, blunt, down-and-dirty thriller, one of those follow-ups that improves on the original.” Read more »

New The Purge 2 Anarchy Movie Delivered Great Action,Thrills,Suspense & More

Universal Pictures released their new horror/thriller flick, “The Purge 2: Anarchy” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was excellent, delivering a ton of great suspense, thrills, action, drama, twists and more. It stars: Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield.

In the new flick, everyone got ready to lock themselves in their homes for the annual purge as usual. The purge is a 12 hour window that allows any crime to be legally committed, even murder. We saw the story start to take shape around two girls ,Eva and her daughter, Cali. Then the storyline eventually extended out to a couple named, Shane and Liz. And the last main character added to the storyline, was police sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo). However, Leo actually wanted to go out into the streets to find the man who killed his son. Read more »

New 24 Season 10 Very Questionable,FOX And Producers Still Debating

Hey, “24” peeps. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to confirm a new season 10 at this point in time as FOX and the producers are currently in debate over whether the show should continue on or not. Seriable.com has gathered up a couple of recent interviews from showrunners and castmembers, commenting on the subject, and they do seem optimistic about the show’s future despite not knowing or having a clue if the show will get a new season 10.

On July 10th,2014, Executive Producer ,Manny Coto told the press: “there are no current plans to continue “next year” (2015), but leaves the door ajar for another event series at some undetermined point.” On June 13th, producers told TV LIne, they’re open to a Bauer-free 24, with the series potentially continuing with Yvonne Strahovski replacing Kiefer Sutherland as the lead. Read more »

New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama & More

20th Century FOX released their new Sci-Fi/thriller flick, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was highly entertaining, delivering a ton of hardcore action,drama, twists, and more. The movie stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer.

In the new flick, the plotline starts off in 2018 in the wake of the ALZ-113 virus ,causing the collapse of human civilization. Ten years later, Caesar is leading and governing a new generation of apes in a community located in the Muir Woods. Things seem to be going great for Caesar and his ape clan. However, that doesn’t last long when a group of humans, wondering through the woods, shoots and wounds Ash out of fear.

Not wanting to start a war with humans, Caesar just tells the humans to go and never come back. However, human Malcolm ends up returning as the humans need to use a generator that’s located in a dam close to where the Apes reside, to restore power so they can make contact with the outside world. Eventually, Malcolm makes an agreement with Caesar Read more »

New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

20th Century FOX released their new Sci-Fi/thriller flick, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” into theaters today, July 11th, and the top,major critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that the movie found a lot of favor with most of them as it scored and overall 79 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews over at metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a perfect 100 score, saying: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is awe-inspiring.” Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter also gave it a perfect 100 grade! He stated: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes manages to do at least three things exceptionally well that are hard enough to pull off individually: Maintain a simmering level of tension without let-up for two hours, seriously improve on a very good first entry Read more »

New Californication Season 8 Not Happening,It’s Over For Good

Hey, “Californication” peeps. Unfortunately, we’ve just got some awful news for you guys. According to TV Guide, your favorite show is now out of commission for ever, and will not be doing a new season 8. Actually, the announcement that season 7 would be the last, took place back in December 2013. There wasn’t any particular reason given other than they just felt like it was time for the storyline to wrap up.

President of Showtime Entertainment ,David Nevins, had some nice words to say in a statement for the show’s departure: “Tom Kapinos has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike. With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series. Read more »

New Transformers 4 Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama,Suspense & More

Paramount Pictures released their new hardcore,action flick “Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was highly entertaining with tons of action,drama,suspense, and even a little drama to boot. It stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, and T.J. Miller.

In the new flick, struggling inventor, Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and his daughter Tessa Yeager (Nicola Peltz), stumble upon a truck that they eventually learn is the famous Optimus Prime Autobot. From there, Cade goes to work to try and repair Optimus as he was badly injured from a human and Decepticon attack.

Unfortunately, it’s not too long before Cade is paid a visit by an elite CIA unit called, “Cemetery Wind,” which was formed by a man, named Harold Attinger, with the intent of hunting down and exterminating the surviving Autobots. The encounter quickly turns violent after Cade refuses to tell them where Optimus Prime is located. However, Optimus eventually rescues Cade and Tessa from the altercation. Read more »