In Theaters This Week
The Woman In Black 2
When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve and Jean bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House; an odd but seemingly safe location. It isn’t long before Eve starts to sense that this house is not what it appears to be as the children in her care begin to disappear. As their house of safety becomes a house of horrors, Eve enlists the help of a handsome pilot to help investigate what is happening. She soon discovers that it may not be a coincidence that she has come to reside in the house inhabited by the Woman in Black.
Starring Pheobe Fox, Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory this film is rated PG-13 for Disturbing imagery.
Top Five Weekend Box Office
The year 2014 has been a great year for movies! While there are far to many to have seen them all, below is a list of movies I was able to get to in the theaters and my ratings. Let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments below.
|1. Robocop:||(2.5 / 5)|
|2. The Lego Movie:||(2 / 5)|
|3. Pompeii:||(2 / 5)|
|4. Captain America-Winter Soldier:||(4.5 / 5)|
|5. Veronica Mars:||(3.5 / 5)|
This is your Week In Geek recap for week ending December 21, 2014!
In Theaters This Week
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
In the third part of Peter Jackson extended rendition of one of Tolkens earlier works, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies completes the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. Along with Bilbo are the cast of characters including Gandalf, Legolas, Bard, Tauriel, Thorin, Thandrul, and the dreadful menace of Smaug. We follow the middle earth tale which culminates in a battle against the forces of darkness. With a run time of 2 hours and 24 minutes, this movie is rated PG-13 for violence and potential bladder injury.
This is your week in geek re-cap for week ending December 14, 2014.
In Theaters This Week
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ridley Scott has thrown his hat into the Biblical epic ring with Exodus: Gods and Kings. Staring Christian Bale as Moses who fights alongside his brother Ramses (Joel Edgerton), to help defend Egypt. During battle, Moses saves Ramses life, causing Ramses to fear that his brother will one day be King because it fits with a prophecy handed down by one of King Seti’s (played by John Tuturro) spiritualists. Soon after Seti’s death, Moses, who is actually Jewish and not Egyptian, is banished. However, he becomes the leader of the Jewish people and leads a rebellion, with the help of a wrathful God, against the Egyptians. Rate PG-13, This version of Moses’ story is apparently not friendly to the young ones.
Much to no one’s surprise, the long awaited Star Wars Teaser Trailer is quickly heating up the internet. Although the reception is mostly positive, not everyone is loving the trailer. One commentator on Google+ said “The Cross Saber was enough for me to lose hope. So lame. ” Another says “Could not be any less excited after seeing this.” Other examples of those who were less than ecstatic can be seen below:
The Star Wars trailer is so awful, I’m still unconvinced it’s not a hoax going around. Fan hoax trailers were more believable and exiting.
— Grace Lynn (@PixelGoth) November 28, 2014
After 30 days in the theater the Worldwide Grosses are at $507,442,000, making it the top grossing film of 2014
So were 7 days in and one thing about Guardians of the Galaxy is clear – audiences have a love affair with Groot! But a franchise can not live on Groot alone (or can it)? The Guardians are made up of four characters other than Groot! You have Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Rocket – A talking machine gun toting raccoon!!! Don’t get me wrong – I loved Groot (see images below – including the t-shirt I want to make), but let not forget the rest of the characters. That being said – I want to know – Groot aside, who is you next favorite Guardian?
This week Marvel Entertainment made announcement upon announcement in what effectively garnering interest for some major announcements at San Diego Comic Con. From a gender bent Thor to a Black Captain America and a Superior Iron Man – Marvel has been making waves this week. Today was no exception.
Marvel has announced five new release dates for Marvel Studios productions, taking the current roster out to 2019. Thanks to the guys over at Screen Rant we have some speculation as to how this list is shaping up.
Super Heroes – Iron Man, Superman, Thor, Captain America – Whether you love them or hate them, super heroes are abound in today’s pop culture – and they are big business. But what is it about super heroes that makes us love or hate them so much?
Beginning with Iron Man 3 we talk about the most recent wave of Super Hero movies – What we liked, what we didn’t, and what we want to see in feature films. Joining us for this episode are Rick Shea, owner of Famous Faces and Funnies (the largest comic shop on the space coast), and Actor/Comedian/Improviser and Comic Book nerd extraordinaire Fawad Siddiqui. They’ll be giving us their insights as to how the source material for these super hero stores come in to play.
So check out the video below where at times, we get a bit rowdy but we all have a good time. Let us know what you think of these movies and what we have to say about them in the comments below. You may just win a pair of IMAX tickets to see Guardians of the Galaxy!
Note: Due to unexpected difficulties, the video quality is not the best. You may just want to listen to it as the audio is just fine.