Monthly Archives: April 2013

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Some cools stunts are in stock, but not a must watch though.”

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong.

Welcome to the Punch

This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.

Gambit (2012)

My Rating : 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A rather not-so-special comedy based on fake painting and usual conning.”

Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz headline this remake of the 1966 crime caper directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) and written by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Gambit

A British thief (Firth) discovers that no plan is infallible when he recruits a beautiful woman (Diaz) to help him steal a priceless statue from an impossibly wealthy widower (Alan Rickman).

Gambit

Despite the fact that his pretty accomplice bears an uncanny resemblance to his affluent target’s late wife, things quickly spin out of control once the job gets under way.

Django Unchained (2012)

My Rating : 5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A perfect story for a huge star cast – Waltz, Caprio, Foxx, Kerry and Jackson. Now this is a Royal Retro Flick!”

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz).

Django Unchained

Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade longago.

Django Unchained

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave.

Argo (2012)

My Rating : 5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Intense, dramatic, pictorial and an absolute Oscar Winner!!!”

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

Argo

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Argo

Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

A Haunted House (2013)

My Rating : 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Below average comedy remake of ‘Paranormal Activity’, doesn’t win as an entertainer.”

In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house.

A Haunted House

As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon.

A Haunted House

Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder,determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.

The Last Stand (2013)

My Rating : 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “An Arnold movie after ages. This is something we will miss for a long time. Awesome!!”

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction.

The Last Stand

But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

Jack Reacher (2012)

My Rating : 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A smooth action thriller where Tom Cruise sports a charismatic performance.”

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming.

Jack Reacher

He knows this shooter-a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right-and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings.

Jack Reacher

Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning-and then beat him shot for shot.

Broken City (2013)

My Rating : 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Don’t have a lot of expectations when you know there’s Wahlberg and Crowe in this.”

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor (Russell Crowe).

Broken City

Billy’s relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force and the mayor’s worst nightmare.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

My Rating : 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Funny, Family and a lot of laughs. One of the best comedy movie in a long long time!”

At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).

Stand Up Guys (2013)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “3 big old actors performing on one big screen is truly a feast to the mind and soul!!”

Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin).

Stand Up Guys

Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out.

Stand Up Guys

As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.