The Circle is the latest adaptation from book to screen to be released over the weekend. From the trailer, this looked like a “Black Mirror” episode ready to happen where technology takes center stage and sneaks in from the backdoor takes over our lives without even realizing it.
When I see that a movie is based on a bestseller or a novel with a lot of buzz, I expect the story is innovative or at least different from the millions of stories that can be adapted. I admit that I was intrigued and curious to see how they were going to pull the story of a pseudo Google HQ called The Circle breaking out their new technology of marble size cameras all over the world for instant real time views to make sure that everyone, especially government officials, are transparent and not hiding everything to make sure that the American people are aware of their countries leaders.
Looking back at my favorite movies of 2015. Kingsman: The Secret Service was my favorite movie of that year. Hearing about a sequel I have been waiting and waiting for the first trailer to be released and let me say that it was worth the wait.
The original squad is back…ALL OF THEM with some new members joining the fight in the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle directed by Matthew Vaughn. Get ready for some more high tech gadgets, wacky and high octane action sequences, and Taron Egerton back in the bow tie and the umbrella to save the day.
Check out the teaser trailer below showing little to the plot but enough to make you want to see it immediately.
We have the first catfight of 2017. Two women who will go through great lengths to make sure they come out in the end victorious with the family they have always wanted. Both trying to outwit and outsmart each other but only one will become Best Mom of the Year. Before the fight, let’s introduce you to the two leading ladies:
My first recommendation I want to bring to your attention is my favorite movie of all time. With the thousands and thousands of movies I could pick for my favorite this movie stands out from the bunch.
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Tim Curry, Leslie Ann Warren, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Eileen Brennan, Michael McKean, Colleen Camp, and Lee Ving.
Plot: Six guest, strangers to each other are invited to an old mansion for a dinner party hosted by a butler who later involves them in solving the murder of Mr. Boddy.
Based on the novel and screenplay of writer Mike R. Carey, director Colm McCarthy who is more known for his work on British TV series brings to life a unique and clever take on the zombie apocalypse. You thought you have seen it all with 28 days later. This movie will change the way you look at the “undead” or the virus that makes humans thirst for human blood.
In this feature the setting is a dystopian time when a fungus have infected most of the world and the victims who have turned into ravenous cannibals have taken over. They are known as “the hungries”. I love the clever names each zombie movie comes up with besides using the term “zombies”. In the center is Melanie, who is known as a 2nd generation of hungries who were born or infected during the beginning of the end. The difference being that they still have intelligence and can speak and talk as if they were fully human but still crave the human flesh. Melanie could be the key to a cure but before we can find out all hell breaks loose and on the run is a scientist (Glenn Close) whose only purpose is to use Melanie for her trial to the cure and a teacher (Gemma Arterton) who has been teaching a group of 2nd gen hungries at a military base. Melanie has grown close to this teacher and the 3 along with a couple of Military men try to survive amongst the havoc.
Rarely do I get a chance to watch these direct to video or direct to blu-ray, whatever is said nowadays, full length animated features. When I do, they are a lot of fun to watch and more adult than I would imagine. Say what you will about the DCU live action movies but what DC has over Marvel are their small screen films featuring our favorite heroes. These movies seem to have a way of keeping it light and fun enough for young teenagers to watch but making them just adult enough for those pushing 30 or even 40 and not feel like a kid watching them.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is just one of the few that have been released this year and more to come after this latest feature. The theme seems to be darker and a little moody then the others. The colors and tones are different and you can even tell in the choice of animation that they are trying to get away from the happy childlike look for them. If you were to look up the animation used on the CN (Cartoon Network) “Teen Titans Go” animation and compare it with this movie, you will see a huge difference.
The Fast and the Furious series is now at number 8. While the struggle in the beginning was real, this franchise has reached new heights I didn’t think anyone envisioned happening. You would think at this point in the series they would have run out of things to say or they continue to pull the same tricks as over and over again. I can tell you that after watching the latest entry of the series that they show no signs of trouble when it comes to entertaining and doesn’t plan on slowing down or stopping in the near future.
The film is changing things up this go around by making the leader of their family go against his team and everything he stands for. The advertising was very smart to show that Vin Diesel’s character Dom decides to work with new villain Cipher (Charlize Theron) a tech wizard hell-bent on world domination but keeping secret what brought Dom to work for evil. I’ll start by saying that the reason I didn’t see coming at all but if you have been following these movies you do have a little hint as to what makes him turn to the darkside.