Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt) is an ordinary man struggling to find acceptance and friendship in his normal, everyday life. However, when he stumbles upon a relic that leads mysterious parties to believe he is “the special” one prophesized to save the universe, his life becomes anything but normal.
Led by Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and a group of “master builders” under the charge of the wise old Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Emmet must find a way to live up to the extraordinary high standards set by a prophecy he may or may not be the savior of all while on the run from the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) and his henchman Good Copy/Bad Cop (Liam Neeson).
Oh, and everything is made of LEGOs. Continue reading
Posted in Matt Hurt's Columns, Movie Reviews
Tagged animated, Animation, batman, Charlie Day, Chris Pratt, deus ex machina, Elizabeth banks, LEGOs, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Movie Review, review, screenwriting, script issues, The Lego Movie, theater, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Worth a Trip to Red Box, wreck-it ralph
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Director: James Gunn
Written By: James Gunn (screenplay), Nicole Perlman, James Gunn, (story), Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (comic book)
I love the new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and according to Yahoo’s The Wrap, so does the rest of the internet:
“After debuting Tuesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the footage for the upcoming outer space adventure attracted 88,000 mentions across Twitter, Facebook and various blogs in a 12-hour period between 11 p.m. EST until 11 a.m. EST. By way of contrast, in the first 24 hours following their trailer debuts, “Man of Steel” attracted 75,000 social mentions, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ inspired 96,000 mentions — and those were released at a reasonable hour.” Continue reading
Posted in Editorials, Mike White's Columns
Tagged andy lanning, batman, bradley cooper, Chris Pratt, dan abnett, Disney, guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, James Gunn, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John C. Reilly, Marvel, marvel cinematic universe, nicole perlman, Spider-Man, Star Lord, Star Wars Episode III, the avengers, the wrap, trailer, X-Men, yahoo
I closed out 2013 with a December that consisted of 20 viewings. Of those 20 viewings, only 8 were “first viewings” and 3 were trips to the theater. It was a pretty mellow way to close out the year. It was actually the opposite of 2012’s stats, where I watched any and every thing that I could.
Stay tuned to the blog and podcast for a rundown of not only my year in movies but also Mike and Tiny’s year. For now, here’s my rundown of the highs and lows of December 2013. Continue reading
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Tagged 500 Days of Summer, Admission, batman, Benedict Cumberbatch, bradley cooper, Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, December 2013, Forest Whitaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Katniss Everdeen, Liam James, Monthly Roundup, Movie Columns, Movies of 2013, Nat Wolff, Out of the Furnace, Paul Rudd, Peter Jackson, Regina Spektor, Steve Carell, The Hangover, The Hangover Part 3, The Hangover Part III, The Hobbit, the hobbit an unexpected journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the way Way Back, tina fey, Vegas, Winter's Bone, Zoe Saldana, Zooey Deschanel