White House Down

My rating: ratings3

John Cale (Channing Tatum), a Capitol police officer, is a rejected appliant to the Secret Service. While going on a tour of the White House with his daughter (Joey King), the White House is attacked by terrorists, led by Emil Stenz (Jason Clarke). John manages to rescue the president (Jamie Foxx), but they are still stuck in the White House. With the help of the president, John must now rescue his daughter (who is one of the hostages in the White House) from the mercenaries. This movie also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, and Rachelle Lefevre.

I think this movie was great. It had a great cast, great action and great humor. But I would recommend this movie for older kids, probably 13 and over. Roland Emmerich is a great director, but he doesn’t deliver anything too special in this movie. One of the film’s flaws is the casting, which is pretty crappy, especially Joey King, who plays Cale’s daughter. But this movie does make you in suspense and wanting to watch until the end.

Also, here is the film’s site and trailer.

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Monsters University

My rating: ratings2

Did you ever wonder how James P.  Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) became such great scarers? The answer is that they learned all their scaring techniques from Monsters University, their college school. Mike and Sulley were both scaring majors who were kicked out of the Scaring Program. They then join the Oozma Kappa fraernity and compete against other fraternities, including Roar Omega Roar, Jaws Theta Chi and Python Nu Kappa, to win the Scare Games so they could get back in the Scaring Program.

This film has great animation, great cast, humor and is full of heart. Even though this movie is rated G, I think it is too mature for kids younger than age 10, because there are many things that they wouldn’t understand. So I highly recommend that you only take your child to this movie if they are 10 years old or over.

This movie wasn’t the best animated movie ever, and probably not the best animated movie of the year, either, and I think Monsters Inc. was better because it was funnier and didn’t have a disapointing ending like MU did.

The movie was accompanied by an animated short film called The Blue Umbrella, which I thought was really dumb, with every thing in the town having a face, including umbrellas, buildings, mailboxes, and water spouts. It’s like and umbrella version of Paperman, another Pixar short film that accompanied Wreck-It Ralph.

Also, here is Monsters University’s site and trailer.

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Man of Steel

My rating: ratings4

Clark Kent (biologically known as Kal-El, son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and played by Henry Cavill) is a Kryptonian who was sent to Earth by his parents before Krypton was destroyed and his parents were killed. He was adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane)  many years later, Clark is now an adult and is hiding his powers while working at different jobs. But when Krypton’s military General, General Zod (Michael Shannon), send a threatening message to all humans, demanding that Kal-El surrender to him, or humanity will suffer the consequences, Kal-El now must become the hero Superman and save Earth from General Zod. The film’s cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White, and Antje Traue as Faora, Zod’s second-in-command.

This film has good cinematography, visual effects, cast and action.  This movie may be a little long (it’s almost 2 and a half hours long), but it’s still worth watching until the end of the movie.  It is badly written, though, and it drags on for too long, but it’s still very entertaining.

Here is the film’s site and trailer.

The photo below features my friends (who saw the movie with me) and I in front of the Man of Steel poster.

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The Internship

My rating: ratings3

Have you ever wondered how it would be like to have an internship where you can ride your bikes on campus and get delicious daily lunch for free? In The Internship, Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) land an internship at Google, where you can do all of that and more. Earlier in the movie, they both lose their jobs when their watch-making company goes out of business  (in modern days, people check their phones to find out the time). At Google, they must complete a series of challenges in order to receive a full-time job.

I saw this hilarious film over the weekend and I laughed a lot. But I think this movie would be funnier and more suitable for older people than me (ages 13 and over) because I think it was too mature for my age. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are hilarious, though. I would recommend this movie for teenagers and adults who have a sense of humor.

Also, here is the film’s site and trailer.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

My rating: ratings4

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain James T. Kirk (played by Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon, John Harrison /Khan (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) of mass destruction.The film’s cast also includes Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood and Peter Weller. This movie is rated PG-13.

This film has great visual effects and cast. This film also has a lot of humor. I really enjoyed this movie and gave it 4 pizza slices. In some ways, it is better than the first Star Trek movie and in some ways, it is as good as the first one. For example, I liked the visual effects in the second movie better than in the first movie. The 3-D visuals of this movie are also great. I would recommend this movie for kids my age and over, but it may be too intense for kids younger than that. I think that adults will also enjoy this amazing movie. Also, if you are a big fan of Star Trek, you might want to watch this movie, too.

Also, here is the film’s site and trailer.

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