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Muppets Most Wanted

All right everyone! It's time to watch the new Muppet trailer. Here we go!

It looks great and fantastic and I can't wait! The previous Muppet movie, 'The Muppets', I despised. It was depressing and lame. This one looks like it has the right feel! That fabulous Muppet feeling is very hard to beat.

I want to say one thing. If you aren't into Muppet movies, I am so sorry. Apparently your childhood was wrong. Hopefully, one day you will learn to love them!

The cast looks fantastic! In case you didn't recognize him, Tom Hiddleston was definitely in that trailer! The idea of Hiddleston in a Muppets movie makes me giggle. Naturally, there were far too many actors to mention them all by name but it looks like a great line-up. Except Galifianakis. I don't know why anyone let him withing twenty yards of a children's movie.

Basically, I can't wait! Everything about it looks perfect! Hopefully it will breeze right in and take a seat of honor among the other Mu…

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'World War Z'

Hello movie watchers. I have been contentedly viewing movies this week and I am going to go over the two main ones! Neither movie is jaw-droppingly amazing but they are both fun little romps.

First is the new 'Hunger Games' movie, 'Catching Fire'. If you are a book purist and are eager for an accurate book to movie translation, you will be very pleased! Everything is very accurate, the storyline is true to the book, and what is removed is simply for time. If you like the book, I'd imagine you will enjoy the movie. If you've never read the book you will probably be a bit surprised about the regurgitated story. The second 'Hunger Games' story is a very close mirror of the first one. There are several scenes that are practically identical to the first movie. Because of this fact the movie was a bit 'meh' for me. However well done it was couldn't make up for the cookie cutter story line. That, and the fact that I did get a bit tired of watching …


Today I have a trailer. It's for a movie about Noah's Ark. I'm not really saying that it will be good or bad. Frankly, I'm just saying, "Hey look, this exists!"

I do love the idea of Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins together. It just looks so dramatic! I don't even know it that's good or bad. I'm a bit stunned I think, that they even decided to make this movie. I mean, we all know exactly what happens. If they change anything, there will be angry people. If they stay true, I would think that it would be boring. I don't know how you can spice up 40 days and 40 nights of rain. I suppose they could have scenes of tension and cabin fever. Also, they seem to show a mob of people trying to get on the boat like it's going to be some great battle scene. Spoiler, they don't take the boat. It's not that exciting.

 What do you think? Watch or skip?

UPDATE: Would you like to know more about religious movies coming out this year? Check out this…

The Reluctant Fundamentalist ~ A New Perspective

Hello all! As you may remember, some time ago I posted the trailer for 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. Finally, it managed to get to the top of my Netflix que. Yesterday I made a pot of tea and snuggled in to watch it!

For those of you that don't know, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is the story of a young, ambitious, Pakistani man who had recently started his new job at a Wall Street company when the Towers fell in New York. Bad timing to say the least! The movie is a retelling. The star character, Changez, is explaining his life story to a reporter (Liev Schreiber) in a café in Pakistan. Throughout the movie there are many little twists and turns which result in an interesting viewing experience.

The story is thought-provoking, chilling, at times heartwarming, and at times terribly sad. There is a nice balance. The primary draw is the 'Walk a mile in someone elses's shoes' effect. This movie certainly delivers! I think this film will give you the tinie…

Three Promising Trailers

Happy Saturday! Today I come laden with trailers. These trailers, at first glance, seem rather generic but if you watch them all the way to the end I think you'll find your curiosity stirring within you. That's what happened to me anyway. I hope you will feel the same.

First is 'How I Live Now'. This trailer starts out looking like a commonplace Indie flick and then there is a serious tonal change. Let's take a look shall we?

At first I was very confused by how it looked modern day and the war references didn't make sense. I did a little digging and this movie is based off a novel about an American going to Britain just as a war breaks out. It looks interesting to say the least! As long as there isn't too much angsty teenage romance that is. All I know is that the trailer drew me in. If it proves to be good is yet to be seen.

Next, is 'Winter's Tale'. This one starts out looking like a common Chick Flick Romance movie and then BLAM! Plot twist. E…

Thor: The Dark World ~ A Smashing Good Time

Today the new 'Thor' movie hit the theatres. I, being the nerd I am, hastened to see what adventures and perils awaited Thor and the gang. All in all, I enjoyed myself!

This movie succeeds because of the cast/characters. They are all gold and the chemistry is delicious! Even when the world is crashing down around their ears, there is humor and wit. I appreciate that! The interactions between Loki and Thor are simply perfect.

The story itself is slow to start. It's worth it though, in my opinion. There is a lot of groundwork to lay out and it takes some time. Once things get going it doesn't slow down! You get to see a lot more of Asgard and Thor's world in general which is a very nice treat. The part that is on Earth is all set in London which adds a certain international element. The villains were Dark Elves which were surprisingly creepy! I literally shivered once. Their pure darkness was enough to make Loki seem like a beacon of light.

I want to take a moment at…

Two Duds ~ 'Now You See Me' and 'The Great Gatsby'

Hello movie world! Today I have two movies that I think should be skipped entirely. This is for the people who are waiting for things to come out on DVD. I did that, too, and I wasted a few Netflix shipments on these mongrels.

First, is 'Now You See Me'. This movie is bang-your-head-against the-wall boring, completely flat in character and plot development, and sadly filled with good actors shelling out cheap, hollow acting. It's not even exciting! You just watch, essentially, the same heist go down three times broken up by a boring monologue in between that explains things. It's like a puzzle for dummies! They don't even give you enough time to become confused before they show you all the answers. This, paired with the fact that any major twists are either seriously predictable, or such cop-outs that they are groan-worthy, makes 'Now You See Me' an obvious skip. Just don't waste your time!

Second is 'The Great Gatsby'. If you are a book purist, …