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CinematiCaptions #20

April 23, 2014

Here comes another installment of a fun segment entitled: CinematiCaptions!

Have you ever played the television game of watching a program with the volume muted and then coming up with your own silly dialogue for the people in the scene at that moment? Well, the CinematiCaptions segments enable you to take part in a fun similar game of sorts. Only, with pictures and captions.

For example:cc1

So! F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment), below are 3 pictures from 3 upcoming movies that you may recognize. What the picture is about now is completely up to you and your remix mastery!

  • Create a CinematiCaption of dialogue or a general statement about the scene, actor, film, etc. for each picture.
  • Leave your captions in the comment section.

RULES: Please keep the CinematiCaptions you create clean and respectful, yet fun, inventive, and unexpectedly hilarious! :D As the comments come in, I will update this post and place them under the picture in the order which they are received.

Enjoy! :)

(I will start it off with the first CinematiCaptions for the pictures.)

Picture #1- (Maleficent)MALEFICENT

CinematiCaption 1: “Wait…you had TWO babies? I was told there’d only be one. I only brought one gift. Oh well, no matter. I’ll just give the other one a curse! You won’t mind!” (-T)

CinematiCaption 2: “I know there are two of these Fannings, but really, does anyone remember the older one’s name?” (-Andrew)

CinematiCaption 3: “That’s 2 for the price of 3, right?” (-Jaina)

CinematiCaption 4: “This is not the baby you’re looking for…”  (-Ian)

CinematiCaption 5: Put yours in the comment section  (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 6: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 7: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 8: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)


Picture #2- (The Other Woman)otherwoman

CinematiCaption 1: “Marilyn Monroe’s got nothing on us! hahaha” (-T)

CinematiCaption 2: “Gravity 2: Electric Booga…I’m sorry I forgot what I was saying” (-Jarod)

CinematiCaption 3: “This is what happens when you realize that passing on The Counselor was a good idea.” (-Andrew)

CinematiCaption 4: “Because we’re worth it.” (-Jaina)

CinematiCaption 5: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 6: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 7: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 8: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

Picture #3- (Jupiter Ascending)jupiter-ascending-pic-channing-tatum-lead-image

CinematiCaption 1: “This may be the closest I ever get to playing Gambit, so…here goes! (btw, I LOVE my Spock ears!)” (-T)

CinematiCaption 2: “It’s Captain Boondock-Green-Lantern-Discount-Ron-Pearlman-No-Copyright-Infringement-Here- America!” (-Jarod)

CinematiCaption 3: Inner Monologue – “they directed The Matrix, they directed The Matrix” (-Andrew)

CinematiCaption 4: “It’s okay, 22 Jump Street is out this year. No one will remember this.” (-Jaina)

CinematiCaption 5: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 6: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 7: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

CinematiCaption 8: Put yours in the comment section (-Your Name Here)

Alright, now. Put on your imagination caps and get to typing. Enjoy!

Thanks for playing. Happy “CinematiCaptioning“!

You can visit the previous installments and still submit yours if you want by clicking HERE.

-T, The Focused Filmographer

“It’s Time to Vote Tuesday” 170!

April 22, 2014

Today is Tuesday! And you know what that means! It is time for TIME TO VOTE TUESDAY!

For most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!!

“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!

The last TVT poll from April 8th has now closed (see it HERE). Entitled Hollywood Houdinis it asked which TWO Hollywood actors that have “disappeared” would you like to see make a comeback. The votes are in (33 total) and the winners (by way of a tie) are:

Thanks to all who voted in the previous “Time to Vote Tuesday!”

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This week’s edition of ‘TVT’ entitled “It Takes Two to Make a Thing go Right!” asks you which acting duo do you like most. I was watching The Perfect Score the other day (going through all the movies in my Scarlett Johansson collection) and had forgotten that both she AND Chris Evans are in it. Then started realizing how many more movies they star in together. Same goes for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence who just had pictures of their upcoming film Serena hit the web.serena

Certain duos just make it happen! They…make a thing go right (and sometimes wrong)! That formula is kept together by certain directors such as Jim Burton, David O. Russell and more.

Some duos only make just one type of movie together (Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan) while others bounce around certain genres to see where it goes (Johansson and Evans), but there’s no denying a certain chemistry when it’s there.

Which two pairs from the poll below do you enjoy watching the most? Pick two (2)! :)

Today I ask you:

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Do you have another acting duo you like to see together? Share in the comments section!

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Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

-T, The Focused Filmographer

***Don’t forget: For regular updates on movie news, rumors, pictures, posters, and more, FOLLOW ME on Twitter and Facebook.

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Movie News Monday for April 21, 2014.

April 21, 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”) 

What is ‘MNM’ all about?

In case this is your first time here, “Movie News Monday!” (MNM) is the place to visit on Mondays for a quick recap of trending entertainment news! I’ve collected info, rumors, etc from all over just for you to keep you updated on movies being released, actors/actresses in roles, dvd releases to keep a lookout for, which movie won in the box office over the weekend, etc! Are you ready for your weekly update? Here it is!monday

This Just In!!…

#1- “The Weekend Winner.”  Last weekend, the box office arena welcomed 4 new wide release to battle Captain America: The Winter Soldier battle for top honors….and they all lost. Not just to Cap’s sequel but also to Rio‘s sequel. Sadly, Disney Nature’s Bears didn’t even make it into the Top 10 as it placed 11th which is unusual for Disney on Earth Day weekend (but it will grow on Earth day)…overall it’s a bust…along with Depp’s Transcendence! Cap took 1st for the 3rd weekend in a row while The Grand Budapest Hotel dropped from 8th to 12th this past weekend (see it while it’s still in theaters).

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Apr 18-Sun, Apr 20:

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ~$26.6M
  2. Rio 2 ~$22.5M
  3. Heaven is for Real ~$21.5M
  4. Transcendence ~$11M
  5. Haunted House 2 ~$9.1M
  6. Draft Day ~$5.9M
  7. Divergent ~$5.8M
  8. Oculus ~$5.2M
  9. Noah ~$5M
  10. God’s Not Dead ~$4.8M

*Actuals may vary as earnings are updated much later on Monday afternoons. For updates, visit boxofficemojo.com.

Congratulations to Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (My review)capmondo

What did YOU watch this weekend?

Last week was a rather s-s-s-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-o-o-w-w-w-w-w-w week in terms of movie news, but below are a few quick stories you may or may not have seen:

#2- “Hello…again” More than 20 years later, look at who is coming back: Mrs. Doubtfire! Say “hello” again!

While there may be that one person in the world who is excited about this unnecessary sequel, the general consensus has been one of distaste. The sequel is in the works with both director Chris Columbus and actor Robin Williams to return. Mrs. Doubtfire was a huge success but that doesn’t necessarily equate to the sequel being as such…especially 21 years later! 

In response to this news, actress Mara Wilson (who starred as Natalie in the original) stated on twitter:mara

..and I tend to agree with her.

Currently there is no news on the supposed plot…but I wouldn’t mind if it looked a little bit like this:

What is your opinion on Mrs. Doubtfire 2?

—Oh, and in other sequel news: Jerry Bruckheimer is still hoping to start both Beverly Hills Cop 4 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 this year!—

#3- “Watch ‘In Your Eyes’. Joss Whedon’s latest film In Your Eyes was quite a delightful surprise to many who viewed it at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. Directed by Won’t Back Down writer, Brin Hill, In Your Eyes is a gripping boy-meets-girl film that definitely has my attention.in-your-eyes-poster-405x600

Courtesy Collider, here is the synopsis:

In the frozen East Coast winter, Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) is withering away in a life of cocktail parties and lonely nights as the sheltered, soft-spoken wife of a successful doctor. Across the country in sun-drenched, arid New Mexico, charismatic ex-con Dylan (Michael Stahl-David) is struggling to find his footing and a fresh start. When these polar opposites realize they share an inexplicable connection, a unique metaphysical romance begins.

Click the video below to watch the first 3 minutes and you will understand why I want to see it. (psst…you WANT to see it!)

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Well, not only can you view the first 3 minutes, but Whedon has surprised his fans with the ability to watch it now on Video-On-Demand.

For only $5!! I already know what I’ll be doing today! You can click http://inyoureyesmovie.com/ to watch it yourself. Thanks to Joss Whedon!

What do you think of In Your Eyes? Do you like movie distribution via VOD? 

#4- “Last Week’s Posters.” Take a glance at some of the new posters that released last week for upcoming theatrical presentations. Below you will find promotional material for How To Train Your Dragon 2, Godzilla, Third Person and more.

Which poster(s) do you like the most?

#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” Sadly…nothing really…in terms of new releases that had theatrical runs. Seriously. Here’s what blu-ray.com even shows:april22

It’s a sad bit of offering from the blu-ray gods of Mount Hollywood-ympus. haha. Anyways, buy/rent what you will. I recommend just renting IN YOUR EYES (see story #3 above!)

Which will you pick up?

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Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

-T, The Focused Filmographer

up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!”

Happy Easter! (& My mini-review of GOD’S NOT DEAD)

April 20, 2014

Greetings to all and I want to wish you all the happiest of Easter Sundays!resurrection sunday

One of the things that people like about movies is the hope they bring or the fulfillment of a hope. Superheroes beat the villains, the guy gets the girl, the suave thieves getaway…we all watch with hope of a desired outcome!man_of_steel___hope_by_mrsteiners-d62623a

And today is all about hope!

Every Easter, or Resurrection Sunday as I love to refer to it as, is special to me because it is a day that now is widely used to acknowledge and celebrate the fact (yes, I did say “Fact”) that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, rose again from the grave after giving His life for you…and me…and the entire world so that we can live with hope and have eternal life after our physical life ceases.

John 3:15-17 “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

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Because of the gift of His love, death, burial, resurrection and promise of return we can live with HOPE!

I realize that this may not be the belief of everyone reading this. I implore you to consider the message here…that being that with Christ’s resurrection comes the faith and hope of our own and eternal life with Him. There’s more to life after life.resurrection

I live with that hope inside of my heart and it gives me joy! I recently sat down to watch the released film God’s Not Dead that hit theaters appropriately during this time of year and opted to post my review for it on Resurrection Sunday. Below is my mini-review:

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Plot: “Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future…GOD’S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action.”

Starring: Shane Harper (High School Musical 2), Kevin Sorbo (Andromeda), Dean Cain (Lois &Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), David A.R. White (Revelation Road) and more.

Trailer:

Review: Most Christian films such as these (Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants) share the same look and feel along with a certain tone of importance to the message of the story told. They, unfortunately, also share the same level of character development and acting that is, at best, described as tolerable. That being said…and out of the way…the overall message of the film and its portrayal is the major point of the film and is not to be overlooked. The main focus of this film is the way in which God can be evident in people’s lives and that he is NOT dead.god_s_not_dead_by_19max-d6ro347

I liked this film. Truly. Interestingly, the characters’ stories interweave and help show a common thread and struggle among them all. Will this film satisfy the mental checklists of all moviegoers looking for that perfect film and wanting to put a check next to each sought after rating category (i.e. Acting, Story, Comedy, Cinematography, Soundtrack, Visual Effects, Action, Drama, Romance, Conflict, etc)? The answer here is “no.” It will, however, inspire or intrigue its viewers while entertaining with a couple of comedic stories along the way.

At first, I wasn’t going to review this film but I decided to simply because I grew tired of seeing so many terrible reviews blasting this film when it isn’t as terrible as they make it out to be. I tend to think that when we (as humans) are pre-disposed to not like something then it gets graded even harsher (and vice-versa) and I find that to be no more evident than in the case of films dealing with Christianity.David A.R. White plays a pastor in "God's Not Dead."

The film, is by no means, an epic but it does have its moments. It is a story (based on a mix of several actual similar cases) about defending one’s beliefs and not conforming for sake of convenience. Expecting nothing more than classroom debate, God’s Not Dead brings in more (perhaps too much) that ties it together and makes it more interesting than a dramatized debate similar to Ken Hamm and Bill Nye’s from earlier this year. It does present familiar arguments with rebuttals on both sides and does a decent job in guiding audiences’ feelings towards the characters and their individual struggles.

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One thing’s for certain, Kevin Sorbo looks better with short hair and a goatee.

Some (on both sides of the coin) will view the film as nothing more than propaganda, others may view it as only a promoter for further sales of the Newsboys’ music album “God’s Not Dead,” while others will view it as the best film defense of Christianity since The Passion of the Christ. I saw it as neither extreme and came away wanting more people to see it. Perhaps no one will change their position from just this one film, but it does possibly accomplish its two-fold goal: inspire Christians to share their faith unashamedly and intrigue non-believers to consider the existence of God.

 

…and that’s what today is all about. God is NOT dead. He is very much alive and I am so thankful to be able to celebrate that.easterHappy Resurrection Sunday!

-T, The Focused Filmographer

 

“Trailer Time Thursday!” 4.17.14

April 17, 2014

Today is THURSDAY!!! And you know what that means!! :) It is officially time for another fun-filled edition of “Trailer Time Thursday!”

Here is your weekly fix of “Triple-T” (aka: “Trailer Time Thursday!”)!!

In case this is your first visit to “Triple-T,” here’s what it’s all about:

Seeing as how everyone loves movie previews, “Trailer Time Thursday!” was created to bring all of the trending trailers that you may have missed in theaters, or just need to see, all in one convenient place! It makes Thursdays so great! Get ready! Your Preview Pandemonium awaits!

Check them out and ENJOY!!! :)

Trailers of the Week: (all synopses are directly from IMDB.com)

1. Third Person.third

 

  • Starring: James Franco, Liam Neeson, Maria Bello, Mila Kunis, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and more.
  • Releasing: April 24, 2014.
  • Director: Paul Haggis
  • Synopsis: “Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.”
  • Thoughts: I like movies that have interweaving stories to tell that end up connecting. This one look intriguing and doesn’t have Liam Neeson trying to reclaim his daughter. I was surprised by how many people were actually in this movie. I’m ready to watch it. -T

2. The Green Inferno.green

  • Starring: Lorenza IzzoAriel LevyDaryl Sabara and more.
  • Releasing: September 5, 2014
  • DirectorEli Roth
  • Synopsis: “A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe. Unfortunately, they crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected.”

  • Thoughts: I’m not a huge horror fan and the Hostel movies were rather deplorable, but this one trailer definitely adds that creep factor in a major way. I cringed just watching. Definitely hook for horror-seekers who like this sort of thing. I’m not too hungry for this type.-T

3. If I Stay.if i stay

  • Starring: Chloë Grace MoretzMireille EnosLiana Liberato , Jamie Blackley and more.
  • Releasing: August 22, 2014
  • Director: R.J. Cutler
  • Synopsis: “Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.”
  • Thoughts: This one is so beautiful. It makes me want to actually read the book BEFORE watching the movie (which is the reverse order of how I normally do it!) Chloe looks to be perfectly cast in this film that is sure to bring tears of heart warmth and wrench. -T

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past. (final trailer)x-men-days-of-future-past-international-poster-424x600

  • Starring: Patrick StewartIan McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and more.
  • Releasing: May 23, 2014
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Synopsis: “The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.”

  • Thoughts: All I can say is that May can’t get here fast enough! Who needs April? haha -T

5. Gone Girlgone-girl-teaser-poster-405x600 (1)

  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle and more.
  • Releasing: October 3, 2014
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Synopsis: “On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?”
  • Thoughts: When I first watched this trailer from David Fincher’s adaptation of the best-selling book I wasn’t sold on it. But then I watched it again and found it to be rather brilliant. I am looking forward to this film and wait for the time that more people learn about it and join me in my anticipation. -T

6. The Homesman.homesman movie poster

  • Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader, William Fichtner, Tim Blake Nelson and more.
  • Releasing: 2014
  • Director: Tommy Lee Jones
  • Synopsis: “A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.”
  • Thoughts: This one surprised me as I knew NOTHING about it until today. What a cast and this is the 2nd full-length feature that Tommy Lee Jones has directed. It looks good and it’s nice to see Hilary Swank in something like this again.-T

7. A Most Wanted Man.mostwanted

  • Starring: Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl and more.
  • Releasing: July 25, 2014
  • DirectorAnton Corbijn
  • Synopsis: “A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.”

  • Thoughts: One of two movie trailers that came out last week featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. This espionage-type thriller looks to be full of strong performances although I fear it will get about as much attention as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and most will miss it. -T

8. Annie. (int’l trailer)annie (1)

  • Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz and more.
  • Releasing: December 19, 2014.
  • Director: Will Gluck
  • Synopsis: “Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby.”

  • Thoughts: I wasn’t excited about this remake that is produced by Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but the music sounds good in the trailer. I felt that the young actress Quvenzhané Wallis may have been a one-trick pony with Beasts of the Southern Wild so this will be her chance to show off her acting skills. We’ll see. My eyebrow is still raised but we’ll find out in a future “tomorrow.” -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Trailer for The Roverhr_The_Rover_6

Check out this trailer for The Rover that is written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom). Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and more and takes place 10 years after all law and order has ceased in society. Here is the synopsis:The_Rover_4

A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

Enjoy this trailer.

The Rover releases on June 13, 2014.

Well, that’s it for this round of ‘Triple-T’!

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Gone Girl
  • If I Stay
  • The Homesman

Which ones are your favorites??

This Week

This Weekend’s Theatrical Releases:

Are you ready for the weekend in theaters? Here’s what releases this weekend, April 18, 2013:

  • Wide Release: A Haunted House 2, Transcendence, Heaven is for Real and Bears.
  • Limited Release: Fading Gigolo, The Final Member, Tasting Menu and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

-T, The Focused Filmographer

“Trailer Time Thursday!” 4.10.14

April 10, 2014

Today is THURSDAY!!! And you know what that means!! :) It is officially time for another fun-filled edition of “Trailer Time Thursday!”

Here is your weekly fix of “Triple-T” (aka: “Trailer Time Thursday!”)!!

In case this is your first visit to “Triple-T,” here’s what it’s all about:

Seeing as how everyone loves movie previews, “Trailer Time Thursday!” was created to bring all of the trending trailers that you may have missed in theaters, or just need to see, all in one convenient place! It makes Thursdays so great! Get ready! Your Preview Pandemonium awaits!

Check them out and ENJOY!!! :)

Trailers of the Week: (all synopses are directly from IMDB.com)

1. Chef.

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  • Starring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara and more.
  • Releasing: May 9, 2014.
  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Synopsis: “A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.”
  • Thoughts: Looks fun, but not spectacular. Not sure what Scarlett’s role really is here. Favreau appears the same as he is in all his films. May not stir up tons of emotions, but may serve a few laughs. -T

2. The Expendables 3. (“Roll Call”)expendables3

  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and more.
  • Releasing: August 15, 2014
  • Director: Patrick Hughes
  • Synopsis: “Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.”

  • Thoughts: Wesley Snipes! Yes! This one stars some more people who I know NOTHING about. I just hope there are plenty of good one-liners like in the previous two. Maybe we’ll get an Assassins fight scene with Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone. A lot to digest! -T

3. Wish I Was Here.wish_i_was_here

  • Starring: Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Joey King, Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, James Avery and more.
  • Releasing: July 25, 2014
  • Director: Zach Braff
  • Synopsis: “‘Wish I Was Here’ is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.”
  • Thoughts: I like Zach Braff’s work and this one really has my attention. Joey King (We Bought a Zoo) is a great addition here. So glad that this Kickstarter project got funded. I can’t wait to see this imaginative tale. I wish it was here already. -T

4. Planes: Fire & Rescue.planes_fire_and_rescue

  • Starring: Dane CookJulie BowenEd Harris and more.
  • Releasing: July 18, 2014
  • Director: Roberts Gannaway
  • Synopsis: “When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.”

  • Thoughts: Does anyone want to see this? I mean, really? Well, I won’t stop you, but if you were fooled into giving money to watch the first one and are willing to be fooled a second time for the sequel…well, “Fool me once…” -T

5. Blendedblended

  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Terry Crews, Bella Thorne and more.
  • Releasing: May 23, 2014
  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Synopsis: “After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.”
  • Thoughts: Why didn’t they make this the first trailer? This looks much better now. Sandler may not win several people over with his recent films, but this one looks to be decent family fun. I’ll be watching it as it looks to be a well-blended comedy. -T

6. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.the-angriest-man-in-brooklyn

  • Starring: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and more.
  • Releasing: May 23, 2014
  • DirectorPhil Alden Robinson
  • Synopsis: “A foul-tempered Brooklyner is told he has ninety minutes to live, sending him rushing all over New York to make amends.”
  • Thoughts: It’s been a while since we’ve seen Robin Williams and this one looks fun. Given 90 minutes to live, I figured the film would be 90 minutes long as well. 83 minutes isn’t too bad. Looks to be plenty of laughs and I’m glad to see Melissa Leo! -T

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I HAVE to mention that FINALLY there is a poster here that doesn’t list the actors’ names in a completely different order than how their pictures appear! Bravo! BRAVO to The Angriest Man in Brooklyn!

Observe this horrid Hollywood tradition here:wrong names

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7. How to Train Your Dragon 2.how_to_train_your_dragon_two_ver7 (1)

  • Starring: Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill and more.
  • Releasing: June 13, 2014
  • DirectorDean DeBlois
  • Synopsis: “It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons”

  • Thoughts: Toothless, Hiccup…need I say more? While the trailers have been more forthcoming with the plot than I would’ve preferred, I am still really looking forward to it. The beautiful animation, the characters and more. It’s been too long. I think DreamWorks has been trying to train audiences in patience. (It’s not working!) -T

8. Deliver Us From Evil.DeliverUsFromEvil

  • StarringEric BanaÉdgar RamírezOlivia Munn and more.
  • Releasing: July 2, 2014.
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • Synopsis: “NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.”

  • Thoughts: “Ho-hum.” Another one of these “based on actual events” films that delves into the supernatural horrors as described by one person. I have no doubt something happened, but these films are a dime a dozen and I just want to be delivered from them. -T

Spotlight Video of the Week:

Extended Look at: GODZILLAGodzilla

Check out this extended look at Godzilla. Each of the trailers have increasingly looked promising and many are hoping this will be a monstrous success. Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins and more. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), here is the synopsis:

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Enjoy this spectacular look.

Godzilla stomps into theaters on May 16, 2014.

Well, that’s it for this round of ‘Triple-T’!

My favorite trailers from today:

  • Wish I Was Here
  • Godzilla
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

Which ones are your favorites??

This Week

This Weekend’s Theatrical Releases:

Are you ready for the weekend in theaters? Here’s what releases this weekend, April 11, 2013:

  • Wide Release: Rio 2, Draft Day and Oculus.
  • Limited Release: Only Lovers Left Alive, Joe, Hateship Loveship, The Railway Man and more.

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

-T, The Focused Filmographer

“It’s Time to Vote Tuesday” 169!

April 8, 2014

Today is Tuesday! And you know what that means! It is time for TIME TO VOTE TUESDAY!

For most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!!

“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!

The last TVT poll from March 25 has now closed (see it HERE). Entitled “In Your World…” it asked which Hollywood actor would you want to narrate YOUR life. The votes are in and the winner (by ONE vote) is:Morgan Freeman

Thanks to all who voted in the previous “Time to Vote Tuesday!”

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This week’s edition of ‘TVT’ entitled “Hollywood Houdinis” takes the time to consider those who have disappeared from the big screen. Every so often we hear of an actor and ask “Whatever happened to him or her?” after realizing we haven’t seen them in anything (or anything GOOD) in years! For example: When was the last time anyone saw Freddie Prinze Jr. in anything?scooby

Sometimes actors take breaks because they retire (i.e. Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, etc), some take breaks because they seek out other ventures such as music or fashion or simply embarrassing themselves regularly in the nightscene of Hollywood (i.e. Lindsay Lohan), some take breaks because they need a vacation or other personal reasons, and sometimes, certain actors SHOULD take breaks! haha.cage

Today’s poll focuses not on those actors that have disappeared due to retirement, nor does it focus on some of the major celebrities such as Jack Nicholson (who has disappeared to a degree but is currently seeking his next role). Today’s poll asks about some disappeared actors who we really haven’t seen or heard from for quite some time.

Who from the poll below would you like to see return to the big screen? Pick two (2) from the following actors! :)

Today I ask you:

 

As an additional question: What type of movie/role would you like to see your pick(s) in? Leave your choice in the comment section and share. Or perhaps you prefer to see NONE of the options above return…tell us your reasons! :)

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Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

-T, The Focused Filmographer

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