Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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LEGO Batman Movie, The (2017)

Title: The LEGO Batman Movie
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris McKay
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: 2/10/2017
Running Time: 104 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+11 rating, 37 votes)

Was seeing The LEGO Batman Movie in IMAX or 3D worth the cost?

Ratchet & Clank (2016)*

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Title: Ratchet & Clank
Rating: PG
Directed by: Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland
Written by: T.J. Fixman, Kevin Munroe and Gerry Swallow
Starring: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti and John Goodman
Release Date: 4/29/2016
Running Time: 94 minutes

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Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind – a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.


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Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+27 rating, 33 votes)

Was seeing Ratchet & Clank in 3D worth the cost?

Captive, The (2014)

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TITLE: The Captive

RELEASE DATE: 12/12/2014

RATING: NR

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

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Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission

Top Five (2014)*

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TITLE: Top Five

RELEASE DATE: 12/12/2014

RATING: R

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

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During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+4 rating, 8 votes)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Review – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is an example of decent disposable entertainment. The movie proves that forgettable popcorn fun doesn’t have to sacrifice effort. This long awaited sequel doesn’t have the same emotional impact as the first movie but its visually stunning, has a great cast and kept me entertained while I was watching it.

A Dame to Kill For has the same narrative structure as the first movie. We get to watch three barely connected stories play out in the corrupt, filthy Basin City. The first storyline takes place after the events of the first film as we see Nancy (Jessica Alba) failing to keep together after the suicide of detective Haritgan (Bruce Willis). She decides to seek vengeance against the corrupt Senator Roarke (Powers Boothe) who drove Haritgan to kill himself. The second storyline follows a gambler named Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and the hell that follows after he goes up against Senator Roarke in a game of poker. The third segment taking place before the first film features a private detective (Josh Brolin) who finds himself going up against Ava Lord (Eva Green), a very seductive monster who has no problem destroying people to get what she wants.

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The biggest problem with the movie is that this time around they are embracing the gimmicks of its concept. With the last movie, the style and the noir homage was played against ambitious stories with a unique screenplay. Sin City 2 has the same type of writing and visuals without a lot of the originality and heart that made the first one so memorable. This time they take the beats and use them for simple action thriller purposes. It’s not that this is poorly written, it’s just that the characters are clichéd and the stories are predictable in the way that it is something you would expect to see in a cheap, low budget B movie of the 40’s and 50’s. The dialogue sounds pretty but lacks it a general passion that makes it come off as witty. The movie isn’t taking itself as serious this time around and if you want something that is just as epic you will be pretty disappointed but if you understand that this is a more laid back and pulpy take on the world they created, there are a couple of reasons why you may still enjoy it if you go along with the ride.

The visuals are just as brilliant and unfiltered as they were before. Sin City’s greatest asset is how well the world they create mixes explosive, modern effects with a grimy, 40’s, black and white charm. There are so many stunning shots thanks to director and cinematographer Robert Rodriguez. You could say that the pure, gigantic ambition of the dreamlike setting mixed with breath taking moments of action and energy is what keeps this movie feeling so alive. You can watch this movie and you can see the sheer passion that went into the look of every scene. This movie does have one thing that that is an improvement and that is Rodriguez’s choice to make the movie in 3D. Usually this can come off as an overused and sloppy gimmick but in this case the breathtaking effects fit with the extra layers of 3D like a glove. The movie is already incredible to watch but with this the originality and the undeniable effort leaps off the screen. If one of your problems with 3D is that it makes the screen look dark, have no fear, a lot of this movie is already in black and white already. This very much reminds me of the 3D for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. You’re taking an artist who has always been highly stylized and your letting their visions jump out at you.

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The energy and excitement of the cinematography is enough for me to give this a decent enough rating, but I also found myself really enjoying the performances. Mickey Rourke cherishes every moment he is on screen with his role as Marv, the violent criminal with a heart of gold. Josh Brolin is solid if not exactly doing something that places his character beyond other stock, brooding anti-heroes of recent memory. Eva Green also looks like she’s enjoying herself chewing humongous amounts of scenery while playing the villain part. Joseph Gordon-Levitt definitely gives the most emotional performance out of the cast and the calmness and subtle depth that he brings to Johnny makes it far and away the best segment of the three. I even thought Jessica Alba did ok with the part she was given even if she is a weaker actress. One of the great things that surprised me is that no one in the cast (even Bruce Willis in a small role) seems like they’re doing this as a paycheck, people in the movie are either giving decent performances or having a lot of fun camping up there ridiculous characters. Because of that, the storylines and characters feel less generic and more or less play to the idea of how delightfully entertaining the movie is supposed to be.

The movie fails to deliver on a product that is as powerful as the one that came before it. That being said, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For remains an endlessly stunning film to look at (especially in 3D) and the actors and the writers do a good job making the style and structure pulpier without it feeling lazy. Sin City 2 isn’t something I’m going to remember but it is something I had a shockingly big amount of fun with which is why it is a disappointment to see it failing so miserably at the box office.

Rating:(3.5/5)

Review by: Ryan M.

Release Date: 4/4/2014

Rating: R

Cast: Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin

Directed by: Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez

Written by: Frank Miller

Based on the graphic novel by: Frank Miller

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

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TITLE: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (aka. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D)

RELEASE DATE: 8/22/2014

RATING: R

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

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Special thanks to Saran S. for this submission

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Cesar Chavez (2014)

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TITLE: Cesar Chavez

RELEASE DATE: 3/28/2014

RATING: PG-13

A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.

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NOTE: For my father, my children, and the memory of our mother.


Gimme Shelter (2013)*

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TITLE: Gimme Shelter

RELEASE DATE: 1/24/2014

RATING: PG-13

A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

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CONTEST – Gimme Shelter Movie Ticket Giveaway!

Our friends over at Roadside Attractions have a new film called Gimme Shelter coming out and are celebrating it’s release by giving one lucky winner here 2 tickets to go see it for free!

Being a mother is the toughest job in the world… Period.

Now imagine… you are young, homeless, and without a family to lean on for support.

That’s exactly what happened to Agnes “Apple” Baily.

Based on a true story, Ronald Krauss’ new film “Gimme Shelter,” stars Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) as 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Baily, a teenager who sets out to find her biological father and is forced into the streets in a true journey of survival.

Check out and share the 6 animated gifs to get an inside look at the heart warming tale of Agnes “Apple” Baily before the film hits theaters Friday January 24th, 2014.

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CAST:
Vanessa Hudgens (Agnes “Apple” Bailey)
James Earl Jones (Frank McCarthy)
Rosario Dawson (June Bailey)
Brendan Fraser (Tom Fitzpatrick)

Gimme Shelter received 5 stars from the Dove Foundation, their highest rating!

Kelly Rosati, VP, Community Outreach / FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
“GIMME SHELTER” is a deeply moving and meaningful film that celebrates the dignity of life at all ages and stages. A great, gritty depiction of what it means to put your faith into action to help those society far too often marginalizes.”.






Use the app below to enter this contest. We will select a random winner on January 29, 2014. The prize will be a pair of movie tickets!

Again, we will select a random winner on January 29, 2014. You must use the app above to enter. Once a winner is chosen, we will contact them for a mailing address.  The Winners reply with shipping address must be received by January 30, 2014. The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS.  No P.O. Boxes please. Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada only. The prize is provided by Roadside Attractions and will be shipped from them.  Roadside Attractions is responsible for providing the prize to the winner and not AfterCredits.com. Each household is only eligible to win ONE (1) Pack of Two (2) AMC Movie Tickets via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Trance (2013)*

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TITLE: Trance

RELEASE DATE: 3/27/2013

RATING: R

An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

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