Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring 2015 Movies Get Hard, Fast and Furious



PLOT:    Two con artists are also lovers.

                Nicky (Will Smith) and Jess (Margot Robbie) are two attractive con artists.  Nicky is more experienced but Jess is very willing to learn.  Nicky is getting emotionally involved with Jess so he abruptly breaks the relationship off which makes her very upset.  There is a big con and he is unaware that Jess is dating the bait.  Sounds like a soap opera but it is a good movie with wise-cracking Will on the wrong side of the law.  It is like American Hustle but the couple and the settings are very glamorous. Smith and Robbie have a great chemistry and they will be seen again in Suicide Squad.



PLOT:  Servant girl gets her wish to go to the ball and meet the prince.

                Director Kenneth Branagh (Thor) has done it again with this new adaption of the classic fairy tale but he made it feel like Masterpiece Theater!!  It is well made and well acted.  Cate Blanchett is great as the evil stepmother but at least she has a backstory as well as Cinderella herself played by Lily James. Well worth a look.



PLOT:   The gang is back for one last ride.

                This movie franchise is nothing short of amazing!!!  The group were race car drivers to stealing money and now there are superspies and close to superheroes!! Dom (Vin Diesel) and his team have to capture Ramsey, a beautiful computer expert who made the ultimate tracking device and not trying to be killed by Owen Shaw’s brother Deckard (Jason Statham, Transporter, Expendables) out for revenge.  The action is fantastic-unbelievable but fantastic!!  This POPCORN movie!!  Sit back and enjoy!!!



PLOT:  White businessman prepares himself with a black guy to go to jail.

                Will Farrell and Kevin Hart are rich and poor. Rich Farrell is rich but is framed and has 30 days before he spends hard time in jail for ten years.  Kevin is poor and washes cars for a living.  Farrell asks Kevin to teach him the ropes before he goes to jail and will pay him so Kevin agrees.  The film is very raunchy, stereotypical and very funny at the same time.  Rapper and actor TI is very good too.  It is worth watching if you like the two main stars, if not watch on video.



PLOT:  The sequel to Divergent.

                Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four(Theo James) along with others are running away from the President(Kate Winslet)  only to capture Tris to get information from a cube because she is a Divegent.  It is very action packed and Ms Woodley is a good actress.  There is a lot of double crossing and sometimes you don’t know who is on Tris’ side. I believe there will be a third film.  If you like the first movie you will enjoy this one.



PLOT:  A hit man has to decide who he is loyal to.

                Jimmy “The “Gravedigger” Conlon (Liam Neeson) was a famous hit man know a joke and alcoholic.  His son Mike (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop 2014) is distant from him because of his profession and his best friend is Shawn MacGuire (Ed Harris) is a “straight” businessman and a gangster. MacGuire’s son made a mistake and gets Mike involved and Jimmy has chose to do the right thing. Neeson has done some many action movies you can’t keep up but this one is truly well done. 

He is a hit man but he is human too with serious flaws.  Harris is a good actor but I don’t usually expect him in this kind of film but maybe he wanted to work with Neeson.  What is amazing is rapper turned actor Common as Andrew Price, another hit man out to kill Neeson.  Oh man, I wasn’t used to him as a ruthless assassin but he played it well.  See it in the movies, see it on video just see it!!

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