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Sunday, January 24, 2016

[Article] Eman's Top 10 Exciting Movies for 2016

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - June 3rd

Okay, I think my inner child came out and sneaked this on the list. I do not foresee this being a huge hit, but I am a little excited to see my childhood favorite Ninja Turtles go head to head with new Mutants (Beebop and Rocksteady) and the Shredder. I think it will be corny and let's not forget that Megan Fox will have more speaking roles, but outside of that it may actually be a fun movie to watch.

9. ) Finding Dory - June 17th

I don't usually review children/family movies, but you know what, Finding Nemo was a really good movie. So I'm excited to sit down with my wife and kids to watch Finding Dory as I'm sure it won't disappoint.

8.) London Has Fallen - March 4th

All the characters from Olympus has fallen are back. This looks just as good as the first film. I can shut my brain off and just watch tons of action and explosions. Count me in.

7.) X-Men Apocalypse - May 27

Well, his is supposed to be the big one for the X Men film series. Supposedly without Hugh Jackman's Wolverine carrying the film, but with no surprise more Jennifer Lawrence forced yet again into the forefront. The only thing interesting about this film is that it will be the first time we've seen one of the major X Men villains, Apocalypse on the big screen. I'm excited to see this, but my expectations will be held in check at the same time.

6.) Now You See Me 2 - June 10

I thought the previous Now You See Me film was entertaining and fun and just a solid film over all. I'm excited for this because I love heist movies and magic. It's a winning combination. Period.

5.) The Conjuring 2 - June 10

First of all, The Conjuring was probably one of the best horror films within the past decade, or longer. Director James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) is coming back again as well to direct. Hopefully it maintains the "creepy factor" and doesn't revert back to the jump scares that are really just cheap. I'm ready for this.

4.) Suicide Squad: Aug. 5th

I'm probably most excited about this for two reasons. 1.) David Ayer will be directing. If you don't know by now, Ayer is probably one of the better up and coming directors in Hollywood. (Fury, End of Watch, SWAT, Training Day). He's a perfect fit for this film. 2.) We finally get to see the next iteration of the Joker on screen, played by Jared Leto. I think this film will surprise more people than originally thought.

3.) Deadpool - Feb 12

Comic fans have been waiting for this film to be made and best of all it's going to be rated R. That means you can enjoy Ryan Reynolds to the character's full extent.

2.) Batman V Superman - March 25

"Tell me…do you bleed?" WHAT!? Yes. Let's do this. I'm ready. The title speaks for itself. I have some minor worries about this film like will Jesse Eisenberg ruin the film as Lex? Did the trailers show us too much with this potential "doomsday" ? Either way, I'm sure it won't disappoint....because you know...Batman.

1.) Captain America 2: Civil War - May 6th

This is the next chapter to follow up on the really, really good Captain America 2 Winter Soldier film. Hopefully it continues with the spy espionage feel that made Cap 2 a success, and we're also going to see both the Black Panther and Spider Man make an appearance as well. I doubt it follows the comic book story that closely, but it's definitely making the list for movies to see in 2016.

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[Article] 10 Interesting Movies of 2016

Here are 10 movies (in no particular order) that I believe are going to be interesting to see in 2016.

The 5th Wave (Jan 22nd)

Haven't read the books or anything, but I'm interested because it looks like a cross between War of the Worlds and Divergent. I'm hoping it's not a Divergent copy though.

Race (Feb 19)

This is Jesse Owens vs Hitler. Enough said. I'm interested.

The Witch (Feb 26)

Interesting Horror. Looks like something I'd be okay with watching at home.

The Jungle Book (Apr 15)

Maybe it's my inner child screaming out, but I want to see this and watch it with my kids. The visuals look good so count me in.

Barbershop 3: The Next Cut & Best Man Wedding (April 15)

I don't really like the fact that they will be competing in theaters, but I'll be watching both of these releases. Both of these films will be shooting for the same target audience. Plus if you look at the movie schedule, there's little to no competition coming out during the week of April 1st. I'll still be going out and seeing both.

Independence Day 2: Resurgence (June 24th)

Something tells me that I'm supposed to get excited for this film, but even after watching the trailer, it's just not doing it for me. Maybe it's because Will Smith is missing. Maybe it's because it took too long for this sequel to come out. Whatever it is, I'll go see it, but I'm interested not geeked.

The Legend of Tarzan (July 1st)

This seems to have a good line up of actors (Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Sam Jackson, and more). The visuals also seem appealing with the computer special effects and all. I'll give this a chance.

Star Trek Beyond (July 22nd)

The reason why this film didn't make my "excited to see" list is because Director J.J. Abrams (who directed the previous two Star Trek films) will not be directing this film. Not much is none about the plot just yet but either way, it appears from the trailers to look interesting. I'll be watching.

10 Clover Field  Lane (March 11th)

This was definitely a surprise as this movie was held closely under wraps. The trailer just dropped out of nowhere and now we know it's coming. The first Clover Field movie was hit or miss with many viewers. I personally enjoyed it, but I didn't think it earth shattering. I love the fact that John Goodman is starring in it and that even the trailer doesn't give too much away. It has my attention.

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[Article] Potential Letdown Movies of 2016

These are some movies of 2016 that I believe will either be potential letdowns or avoidable.

Allegiant (March 18th)

I'm sorry, I just don't care any more about the Divergent series. I watched the first one, and the whole time I was just waiting for it to hurry up and end. I didn't even care to watch  the 2nd one. If you're interested in be my guest, but I'll be skipping this.

Alice Through The Looking Glass (May 27th)

I'm just tired of seeing Johnny Depp do all these trippy movies that include portraying eccentric characters. Outside of Black Mass (Review), his movies are becoming very forgettable. Which is sad because he's a very good actor.

Ghost Busters (July 15th)

Everything about this film already seems gimmicky. From what I've heard and read the movie is a remake of the original Ghost Busters except with a gender swap. I think it would have been a better move had they kept the original movies in tact, and just "passed down" this film to usher in the next branch of Ghost Busters. But hey, at least there's diversity right? I'd be very surprised if this movie got a rating of 7 or higher on IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes.

Underworld 5 (Oct 21st)

All of these just seem repetitive and uninteresting at this point. I don't know if it's just me, but these movies seem to be like long episodes from a tired TV show from the CW.

Central Intelligence (June 17th)

I try to warn people not to waste their time and money on watching comedies in the theater. Don't get me wrong, if you're a fan of a particular comedian, in this case Kevin Hart, or if you're just in the mood for going out  in general, then feel free to check this out. Even though I'm a Kevin Hart fan, this just seems like the type of movie I'd rather watch and laugh at home.

Gods of Egypt (April 8)

This movie will not get a dime or a recommendation from me. I'm sorry but it's just ridiculous as to how "Hollywood" insists and continues to white wash Egyptian related films. Honestly I don't think you have to be pro-Afrocentric to agree about that either.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

[Article] Eman's Top 10 Movies of 2015

Here are my Top 10 movies of 2015! I'm basing this on which movies had good story-lines, acting, directing, general audience appeal, and replay-ability. In 2015 were given a ton of movies that were sequels (but not really) and reboots (but not really). They would often times continue on a popular older film while starting it over at the same time. So let's just call them "Seboots". (Get it? Sequel + Reboot)

Most of these are available on DVD/Blu-Ray and iTunes for download. I'll provide some links below to make it a little easier for you to check them out. (The links are affiliate links which means that when you click on them, and buy stuff, I do get a very small percentage to help this site financially. So thanks in advance!) Well let's get to it.

10.) Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Click here for my original review of this film.

This was probably one of the most anticipated sequels of 2015 to follow up the huge success of Marvel's Avengers. Unfortunately Avengers 2 didn't live up to the high expectations, but it was still nevertheless a decent superhero movie. It also served the purpose of introducing the next phase in the Marvel universe. Overall, it's a decent watch for everyone young and old. Download or buy it below:

Furious 7

Click here for my original review of this film.

This was the seventh installment to a pretty well known franchise. It was also a sentimental goodbye to Paul Walker after his tragic passing. The film continues the same over the top action and corny punch line jokes as the previous Fast & The Furious films. So unfortunately there's nothing really new that can be said about the movie that you couldn't say about the other films as well. If you've been a fan of the series, then you're already 6 movies deeply invested, and this will probably be a good watch. You can download or buy the movie below:

8.) Mad Max: Fury Road

Click here for my original review of this film.

Here's one of the "seboot" films I mentioned earlier. This more modern Mad Max had all of the elements of the original, except multiplied by 10! Director George Miller made a triumphant return to film and picked up exactly where he left off with this series. The movie was visually captivating and if you enjoyed any of the original Mad Max films, then Fury Road won't disappoint. If you didn't get a chance to see it in theaters, then you missed out on an experience. But have no fear, you can still check it out by clicking on the links below.

7.) Dope 

YouTube Review

This was a surprisingly good movie that caught many people off guard. While it didn't get a lot of box office love, you may be hard pressed to find someone who's seen it and not actually enjoy the movie. Dope had a great combination of good writing, acting and directing. This is one of my personal favorites, and I'm biased because I'm also a black nerd. I still think it's worth the watch for all so please give it a chance.

6.) Maze Runner 2:The Scorch Trials

Youtube Review

This was a great sequel to the already good film, The Maze Runner (My Review). This was yet again another pleasant surprise. The Scorch Trials was filled with action, suspense, and mystery from beginning to end. I was mostly grateful that it didn't have the same feel as those teeny movies like Divergent or Twilight. This movie picks up exactly where the last one left off, so if you were interested in seeing this, you have to watch The Maze Runner first. Feel free to give it a try by clicking on the links below.

5.) Jurassic World 

YouTube Review:

Here's another "seboot" for you. This was kind of a sequel and a reboot at the same time since it basically made Jurassic Park 2 & 3 obsolete. It definitely does a great job of bringing you back to 1993 and the feeling of awe you had when you first saw the first Jurassic Park film. It's a pretty safe movie to watch as it's drawing from an already popular movie. Feel free to give it a watch by clicking the links below.

4.) KingsMan: The Secret Service

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Kingsman was probably the biggest surprise movie of the year. It unfortunately got overshadowed by the release and hype of 50 Shades of Grey. What was great about this film was that it had some very memorable scenes and great characters. The action is original and the plot had some great twists and turns. I HIGHLY recommend watching this if you haven't already. I really wanted to push this up higher in the ranks, but there was just too much competition. Get Kingsman by clicking the links below.

3.) Star Wars The Force Awakens

Click here for my original review of this film.

Ever since word got out that there was going to be a new Star Wars film, people were probably already lining up to go see it. The Force Awakens started breaking records in sales before the movie even released. It will probably be the #1 grossing movie by the time you read this. It did a great job of continuing the ongoing saga that was started back in 1977. I know you may be asking yourself, "How could Star Wars be #3?!?". Well while this was indeed a really good movie, I think that there was more hype than substance. The movie spent a lot of time paying homage to the original Star Wars trilogy and basically passed the torch to the new cast/generation. So while the franchise is probably worthy of #1 status, this film simply wasn't on its own. Regardless, it still is well worth your time and money to give it a watch. If at all possible, I do strongly recommend watching the film in 3D in theaters (unless you're reading this much later). It's one of the rare films that actually warrant a theater viewing.

2.) Creed 

YouTube Review

Of all of the "seboots", Creed did a nice job of standing on its own. It still had elements of the Rocky story, but what made it unique was that it was presented from a different ethnic perspective. The writing, directing, acting were all top notch. Best of all, the fight scenes were by far the best of the more recent boxing films, in my opinion. Best of all, the film gets you completely locked in. It's almost impossible not to get invested in the fights. Any movie that can have you cheering and yelling as if you were at a real boxing match is more than worthy of this 2nd place rank. Obviously this is a strong recommendation to see.

Honorable Mention: Inside Out

If you're familiar with my site, then you probably noticed that I don't typically review children/family movies (yet). Regardless, Inside Out was probably one of the best family movie's I've seen this this year. I watched it in theaters with my family and I was just as into it as my kids were. Best of all I even sat through it a 2nd time and it was just as good the 2nd time around. This was a really well put together film that has a great message for all, and is just genuinely good overall. Give it a watch when you have the time.

1.) Straight Outta Compton

YouTube Review:

You can probably tell by my review of this that it was obviously a great film. There was a little bit of everything in this film for all. Straight Outta Compton brought us right back into the early 90's when Hip Hop was probably at its peak. Not only that, but there was a great blend of emotional drama with splashes of humor throughout the film. This was by far the best biopic of 2015, and possibly within the top 5 within the last decade. It may have been by coincidence, but given the issues dominating the news today about police brutality and racial tensions, the timing of this film only helped it be even more relevant. Without question, this gets my top recommendation as the film to see.

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