The Lone Ranger

“The movie is fun, entertaining and at times laugh-out-loud funny, and isn’t that all we really hope for when we take time to escape to the movies?” th

Title: The Lone Ranger
Director: Gore Verbinski
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Category: Action Adventure
Length: 149 minutes
Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer
Rated: PG-13

First of all, ignore any negative comments you may have heard from over-analytical/miserable critics. If all you want this summer is an adventure packed yet still entertaining story with the classic feel of the good Old West, then this is the film you’re looking for. Johnny Depp does not disappoint with his always hilarious one-liners thankfully making an appearance in this film, only this time coming from a Native American character, as opposed to a pirate or the new age Willy Wonka. Armie Hammer came out of nowhere with an exceptional performance, including a mixture of humor, charm and the studliness required to portray a hero. Despite the belief that this is a children’s film, the PG-13 rating is good proof that it will appeal older audiences. Ignore the nonsense you are hearing of, “a bland script,” or “lackluster cast,” the movie is fun, entertaining and at times laugh-out-loud funny, and isn’t that all we really hope for when we take time to escape to the movies?

REEL REVIEWS RATING: “Worth Seeing”

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Despicable Me 2

“… if you’re really bored and feel like mixing up the old movie routine, then why not see a charming animated film, starring Steve Carrel?”

despicableme2Title: Despicable Me
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Category: Animation Comedy
Length: 98 minutes
Cast: Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig
Rated: PG

Despite the cute characters and hilarious “Minions,” the film’s plot was not the most exciting. Most likely the result of being a sequel, Despicable Me 2 fell a bit short to the bar set extremely by Pixar and Disney. Not much to say, the film is pretty enjoyable and has its sweet moments but all in all, if you’re a parent you will most likely take your kid to see it. If possible, try to resist spending the unnecessary extra dollars to see it in 3D. Anyone else, if you’re really bored and feel like mixing up the old movie routine, then why not see a charming animated film, starring Steve Carrel?

REEL REVIEWS RATING: “Go If There’s Really Nothing Else to See”

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The Heat

“If you are looking for a woman version of 21 Jump Street with an already known to be funny cast, then you wont be disappointed”

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Title: The Heat
Director: Paul Feig
Release Date: June 28, 2013
Category: Action Comedy
Length: 117 minutes
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy
Rated: R

Since expectations were probably not set too high, the film will most likely turn out to be one of those “it was better than I thought it would be” type films. The jokes might cater more to a feminine type of humor, but the script could keep most anyone entertained. The movie is filled with bits of action, suspense and spurts of hilariously random moments, which prove to be a good combination. It is also pretty established that it takes little effort for Melissa McCarthy to cause anyone to burst out into laughter, and Sandra Bullock surprisingly makes for a perfect comedic match. So if you are looking for a woman version of 21 Jump Street with an already known to be funny cast, then you wont be disappointed after seeing The Heat.

REEL REVIEWS RATING: “Save $$… Wait For DVD”

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Man Of Steel (Superman)

“…not even until the last ten seconds of the movie that the iconic “Everyday-reporter-famously-disguised-by-just-a-pair-of-eyeglasses” Clark Kent finally makes his long awaited appearance!”

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Title: Man of Steel (Superman)
Director: Zack Snyder
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Category: Action
Length: 143 minutes
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe
Rated: PG-13

Overall, the film was disappointing and did not live up to the timeless story of Superman. The movie is more Sci-Fi/alien-combat than expected and, despite the non-stop action scenes, is still not even that exciting, and actually most of the time is just plain confusing. The only interesting moments were flashbacks to Clark’s youth when he first discovered his superhuman powers and the challenges that came with controlling them. Unfortunately, these more nostalgic scenes only played a small part in the film, and the rest of the time was filled with either constant battle or cliché one-liners. (It is not even until the last ten seconds of the movie that the iconic “Everyday-reporter-famously-disguised-by-just-a-pair-of-eyeglasses” Clark Kent finally makes his long awaited appearance!) However, the effects were incredible and saved the movie from being downright un-enjoyable: and if these effects are to be seen, if seen at all, then it definitely should be in a theater rather than on your TV at home. Too bad the good effects and impressive cast are pretty much cancelled out by a weak and uninteresting, as well as overdone, plot. Skip this film and wait for the sequel. After all, how many times can we be expected to watch a movie where aliens are trying to destroy the Earth? And if that had to be the case, I’d go with This is The End.

REEL REVIEWS RATING: “Go If There’s Really Nothing Else to See”

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This Is The End

this is the end“There hasn’t been a memorable “classic-line” comedy of this caliber since the Wedding Crashers/Old School era.”

Title: This Is The End
Director: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Category: Comedy
Length: 107 minutes
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill (sold on it yet?)
Rated: R

            All there is to say is that all the comments you’ve heard about this film are true, and yes it is that funny. This is The End is by far the funniest movie that has been released in a long time. There hasn’t been a memorable “classic-line” comedy of this caliber since the Wedding Crashers/Old School era. The great part about the film is that the actors play themselves, making the movie that is already jam-packed with hilarious quotes and amazing cameos, even better. You will literally be laughing out loud the entire time and with the actors’ constant reference to “Franco’s house” and an absurdly real seeming script, you come to feel as though you yourself are a part of this group of friends. But the best part, just as the name would suggest, is the end- just as the film seems to be winding down and you expect that same old corny and anticlimactic ending to happen, the film is brought to a whole new level with the most epic movie ending ever.

                                   REEL REVIEWS RATING:Worth Seeing”                    

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