The Finest Hours – Disney Movie Review

The Finest Hours – Disney Movie Review

When it comes to movies, when I see ‘Based on a True Story’ anywhere in the promotional material I tend to turn away. 9 times out of 10 they are based on sad, tragic stories and I ugly cry enough during sad fictional movies – I can’t deal with sad real life movies!

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Win a Copy of Kindergarten Cop 2  #KinderCop2

Win a Copy of Kindergarten Cop 2 #KinderCop2

One of my all-time favorite movies is Kindergarten Cop. I quote the movie at least twice a week and I’m shocked when some people look at me like they have never watched it.

Of course, they’ve seen it; everyone has watched Kindergarten Cop at least once in their lives, right?!

Because if you have never heard Arnold Schwartzanager say “It’s not a tumah”, then you are so missing out!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you have seen Kindergarten Cop. Don’t correct me if you haven’t, I would never be able to look you in the eye. Instead, I’m going to smile and say, GET READY TO WIN A COPY OF Kindergarten Cop 2!

Find out more about the movie below the giveaway entry form!

Enter to win a DVD copy of Kindergarten Cop 2. The contest is open to U.S. residents only.

 

Kindergarten Cop 2

KINDERGARTEN COP 2 

 Kindergarten Cop 2

AVAILABLE ON DVD, DIGITAL HD AND ON DEMAND MAY 17, 2016

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Universal City, California, February 16, 2016 – A family favorite gets reimagined in Kindergarten Cop 2, a fish-out-of water comedy available on DVD and Digital HD as well as On Demand on May 17, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Don Michael Paul (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Tremors 5: Bloodlines), Kindergarten Cop 2 stars action superstar Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 3, Workaholics) and Bill Bellamy (White Collar, Royal Pains) along with an adorable ensemble of young actors and is bursting with laughs for the entire family.

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Dolph Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.

The Kindergarten Cop 2 DVD and Digital HD will delight longtime fans and new viewers alike with hilarious bonus features including deleted scenes, a gag reel and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. 

DVD & DIGITAL HD BONUS FEATURES 

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel 
  • Kindergarten Cop 2: Undercover 

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Presented By: Universal 1440 Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment

Cast:

  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Bill Bellamy
  • Sarah Strange
  • Aleks Paunovic

Directed By: Don Michael Paul

Screenplay By: David H. Steinberg and Murray Salem and Herschel Weingrod & Timothy Harris

Story By:   Murray Salem

Produced By: Mike Elliott

Executive Producer:  Dolph Lundgren

Edited By: Vanick Moradian

Production Designer:  Tony Devenyi

Director of Photography:  Kamal Derkaoui

Music By: Jake Monaco

Casting By: Jeff Gerrard DiGerolamo, Sean Cossey, CSA, J.J. Ogilvy

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date:  May 17, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number:  63174718 (US)/ 63174720 (CDN)

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1

Rating: PG-13 for some violence and suggestive material

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Thai (feature only), Korean (feature only), Cantonese (feature only)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese

Run Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

6 Chick Flicks He Won’t Hate

6 Chick Flicks He Won’t Hate

It’s that time of year again, Chick-Flick season. Well, for me it is. I love rom-coms and romantic movies in general but I can’t say the same for most of the men I know.

I have been conducting some TOP SECRET research at home to find Chick-Flickesque movies that a guy won’t complain about.6 Chick Flicks He Won't Hate

So far we have 6 (count ’em 6!!) films that fit the classic chick-flick genre yet aren’t torturous for the male gender. A couple were actually requested with very few chick-flick references made throughout.

These movies have been the salvation from those awkward “What do you want to watch?”, “I don’t care, what do you want to watch?”, “I can watch anything, what do you want to watch?” moments. They’re not {even remotely} new movies but I consider them to be in the “Movies I can happily watch multiple times” bin.

Bonus to watching older movies: You can usually find them on Netflix, Prime, Vudu, or something similar.

Check ’em out and let me know what I missed (I’m always in the market for new movies!)

Bridesmaids


On the outside this looks like your typical, sappy rom-com. I mean, come on… there’s a wedding for goodness’ sake! Dig a little deeper though and the hilarious cast is exactly what takes a rom-com to the men-approved section. The potty humor is perfect for keeping the guys occupied while the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood and love give women what they look for in a good romantic comedy.

Along Came Polly


Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston are an unlikely duo that really work great together. Throw in Debra Messing, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Alec Baldwin and the love and laughter just don’t quit.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall


Funny, witty, and upbeat – this is one of my favorite movies ever. Kristen Bell vs. Mila Kunis – what man (or woman) doesn’t love that setup?! Jason Segel’s brief full-frontal aside, there’s nothing your guy won’t love about this movie.

Trainwreck


I wasn’t crazy about this movie but the fact that Lebron James has a cameo meant watching it was mandatory. There’s non-stop dry, potty humor. Amy Schumer plays her part well, with only a few cringe-worthy scenes. There isn’t much romance involved until later in the movie, but the sex / comedy is spread throughout.

There’s Something About Mary


The movie that taught us all to check labels and avoid hair gel is a great movie for both sexes. Cameron Diaz is fabulous in every role she pursues and is a favorite among men. Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller are the perfect pair to vie for her affections.

Crazy, Stupid, Love


Ryan Gosling is a (kind of) douchey player who teaches a heartbroken Steve Carell a thing or two about playing the game. Emma Stone throws Gosling for a loop while causing more problems for Carell (no spoilers!) This is a good, well-rounded movie that doesn’t play favoritism to either sex.

Is DC Making a Come Back? Marvel vs. DC – Who Rules the Screen

Is DC Making a Come Back? Marvel vs. DC – Who Rules the Screen

With the awesomeness of The Avengers and Spiderman movies Marvel seems to have the comic-based scene on lock-down. Or do they?

For the longest time DC has been focusing on 2 characters – Superman and Batman. With a {very} few exceptions the movies and TV shows based on these characters were just respun, over and over again. All this while Marvel inspired media is pouring out steadily. The Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman (of course), X-Men…

Batman Superman Facts

all while DC’s over in the other corner with Superman and Batman on repeat like a Nick at Night marathon.

But times, they are a changing and it looks like for the better.

With a slew of hit TV shows and {sure to be} box office hits in the mix DC is making a strong comeback. But is it enough to make Marvel see DC as competition?

Marvel versus DC Universe

Here is some of what DC has going on now:

Arrow: Action filled CW drama with a gorgeous cast, great plot lines, and emotional twists and turns at every corner. CW
Flash: A lighter side of vigilantism with a slightly quirky cast, with the occasional Arrow crossover. CW
Gotham: A refreshingly new twist on one of our favorite comic book cities. These are pre-batman days (although little Bruce Wayne is a co-star) focusing more on the inner-workings of Jim Gordon. FOX
Supergirl: Another refreshingly new twist on one of the most well-known super heroes to date: Superman. While you won’t see the Man of Steel leap buildings in a single bound, his cousin Kara is keeping the family legacy alive. CW
iZombie: Yes – it’s DC based, I promise! You don’t have your typical superhero cameo with this show, however you can’t help but fall in love with the lovely, yet undead Liv. CW

There’s also Legends of Tomorrow and Lucifer, but I haven’t started on those yet.

Even bigger news still, and what I’m most excited about, is the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Your favorite DC villains joining together to ironically fight crime. Take a peek at the trailer and maybe you’ll understand why Harley Quinn is my idol!

What do you think, is DC on par with Marvel or will Marvel always win out?

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Film Review)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Film Review)

It’s 4 o’clock in the morning and I just finished watching Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Insomnia Rules! But not really….

Anyways, I must admit I’m a little disappointed. Not so much in the movie but the fact I have to wait a year (probably) or more (most likely) until I get some darn answers!

The first movie kind of crept up on me. I was out of the loop at the time I guess. I passed it by a few times before finally deciding to watch it. I think it was Dylan O’Brien that pulled me in,

I just love him as Stiles on Teen Wolf.

Right from the beginning I was drawn in and by the time it was over I was fully invested. I did my research and found out it was based on a series (Harry Potter style¹ hopefully.) Shamefully I still haven’t read the books, but it’s definitely on my to-do list.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The first movie took place in “The Maze” and in the second movie we find out that there were several mazes, all with survivors like Thomas (O’Brien)’s group. The latter group soon realizes all isn’t right with their ‘rescuers’ and in predictable fashion devise a plan to escape. Well, a half-baked, on the fly plan.

Keep in mind they have basically no memory of their earlier lives.

Explosions, cool taser’ish weapons, and gun fire aside, what is up with the zombies? I was a little thrown off when I saw them since I didn’t do much research into The Scorch Trials. I wanted to be surprised, and that I was. I love a good zombie story as much as the next guy, but they’re a little played out. It just feels like everyone is riding the Walking Dead coattails. It’s the furthest thing from fresh there is right now.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

It was nice to see Thomas turned out to be as awesome as we were all hoping.

It seemed like there are only 2 major character introductions that matter (I don’t count the bad guys AKA W.I.C.K.E.D. – WICKED IS BAD!!!)  Rosa Salazar as Brenda and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Once Upon a Time) as Jorge. I didn’t feel a really strong connection with them, but I can see a major bond forming. I actually didn’t feel that bond with many of the characters in this installment. O’Brien did fantastic however, I see him as “The One to Watch“.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Overall the movie was engaging and had some gasp worthy moments. There aren’t really any boring scenes; when you start to feel a yawn something happens to yank you back. There are some “I saw that coming” scenes and a few that threw me for a loop. That’s what I look for in a movie! …I won’t even get into Teresa…

The ending definitely leaves room for at least one more installment. It leaves you with hope for the characters and a little bit of angst knowing you’ll have to wait for the next installment. There are definitely many, many questions left unanswered. I don’t want to spoil the movie so I’ll just leave it at that. If you’re looking for an interesting movie then check out the Maze Runner series (so far). If you haven’t seen the first one you must watch it before The Scorch Trials.

Trust me!

*On the other hand – I have friends who have read the books and watched the movies with frustration. Apparently the books and movies don’t mesh well. This makes me think the movies might not be the best choice for those who’d rather read the book first.


¹Harry Potter style = a longer series, as opposed to Twilight Style², consisting of 4 or more individual works
²Twilight style: a shorter series of 4 or less individual works