A planned family vacation turned into a series of unfortunate events for the Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Vacation, the latest installment of the franchise’s Vacation series. After finding out his family is tired of visiting the same old cabin each summer, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) decides they need to spend quality time together and convinces them to take a cross country road trip to the theme park Walley World, a favorite destination from Rusty’s childhood, before it closes permanently.
Three years ago we got the culmination of so much with the release of The Avengers. Bringing together a group of unlikely characters from individual movies and slamming them together into one epic finale; and boy did it work. Fast forward to today and we are embarking on a similar path, but the stakes are a lot higher for many reasons. Can Avengers: Age of Ultron deliver on the promise of more teamwork, world building, and copious amounts of fun? The answer is a resounding yes and with plenty to spare. Avengers: Age of Ultron meets those challenges and creates some news and hurdles them as well.
Michael Mann’s latest international computer hacking adventure, Blackhat, pits Chris Hemsworth against an unknown enemy who doesn’t seem to be rooted in the traditional trappings of cyberterrorism. Teaming both Chinese and American investigative agencies, Mann takes us on an global ride using computer hacking as the backdrop for a modern day cat and mouse film.
Ron Howard’s film depicting the famous rivalry between race car drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One racing season is fast cars and great action, but there is so much more here. Dealing with two men as they carve paths to get to the same finish line, so to speak, in life. An extremely entertaining film for both its spectacle and its depth.
Check out the latest officially released stills from the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World starring Chris Hemsworth. After the events of The Avengers, Thor will take on a new villain named Malekith, a dark elf, who is fighting to destroy Asgard. Check out the newly released stills below. As always let us know what you think in the comments. Click the images to enlarge:
Here we go, the first full trailer for Marvel Studios anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Picking up after the events of The Avengers we catch up with Thor, Loki, and Jane Foster in the throws of a new battle to save humanity. The villain Malekith and his Dark Elves are the center piece to this struggle. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments:
I’ve only seen a very limited amount of Formula One racing in my many years, and even one time it was live. The sport is fascinating but not really my cup of tea. However, I do love sports rivalries. Any added personal tension or upped stakes added to a sporting event makes me care a little more than usual. This is exactly why I even care about Ron Howard’s latest outing, Rush.
More remakes, reboots, and do overs. This time we get a remake of the cult classic Red Dawn. The 1984 movie told the story of kids who were suppose to fight back against an invading Cuban and Russian armed forces. This time around the red scare villains are replaced with Chinese enemies. There isn’t much to say here, but you gotta love this cast. Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Peck (Drake & Josh), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Retaliation) make up this generation’s Wolverines! I really enjoyed the original and I’m hoping for a solid remake. Hemsworth is really on a tear right now, having gone three for three in Thor, The Avengers, and The Cabin in the Woods. Check out the trailer below:
Snow White and the Huntsman is a new take on a well known tale. Instead of a Disney-fied Snow White with her dependence on men to make her dreams come true, we are supposed to see a strong willed and defiant Snow White in a darker world. The role of Snow White is played by Kristen Stewart (Twilight). I assume taking on this role was a conscious decision on Stewart’s part. Anything that she can do at this point to move away from the stigma of the character Bella in the Twilight series is a good move. Stewart does a better job in this role than expected; however, when expectations are low, there is nowhere to go but up.
In 2008, Marvel Studios released Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. That movie had the now infamous after credits scene that started it all. When Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) made his surprising announcement the comic book movie genre was forever catapulted to a different level. No longer were these movies going to be one offs, but rather they would build to a large event that may be the most ambitious movie idea in years. Under the directorial control of Joss Whedon, fanboys/girls and everyone in between got to see something truly special.