November Man

November Man

Actors: Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye, Mama Mia)
Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Seven Psychopaths)
Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Monte Carlo)
Will Patton (The Punisher, Remember the Titans)

Director: Roger Donaldson (The Recruit, The Bank Job)

A retired CIA Agent is brought back and finds himself against the FSB, and his former colleague.

Pierce Brosnan is brought back to James Bond form in this spy thriller. In essence it’s James Bond, just if he was American. Brosnan wins over the audience with a stellar performance and some good supporting acting with Kurylenko and newcomer Bracey makes it easy for Pierce.

The story itself is quite common for a spy thriller with their usual twists and turns and quite easy to follow if you know what to look for. And for a change, a plausible story, and they obeyed a lot of the laws of physics.

I recommend this movie for any James Bond/spy/espionage type movie lovers.

I give it 7 out of 10 popcorns

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Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language.

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Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.


Expendables 3

Expendables 3

Actors: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Rambo)
Jason Statham (The Transporter, Homefront)
Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Mad Max)
Wesley Snipes (Blade, Demolition Man)

Director: Patrick Hughes

Sylvester Stallone and crew are back for the third installment of the Expendables franchise, and they still give the people what they want, action stars in big action scenes. Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes are the show stealers in the movie. Gibson plays a psychotic ex-member of the expendables crew and delivers a great bad guy performance. Wesley Snipes gives a hilarious performance where he makes fun of his real life situations. Throughout the movie, it’s quite funny. With quotes from all the action stars greatest movies and a joke at every turn while blowing stuff up, it’s good fun. My only problem with the movie is it moved too fast. The action stars that you wanted to see aren’t in the movie all that much, and there is very little character development in the newer characters. Now given the movie is already two hours long, I don’t think people wanted to sit through a 3 hour shoot ’em up movie, so kudos to them for realizing that.

I recommend Expendables 3 for all the action movie lovers of the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s.

I give it 5 out of 10 popcorns.

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Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language.

Other Movie Reviews:

300: Rise of an Empire

Amazing Spider-Man 2

American Hustle

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Lone Survivor

Monuments Men

Need for Speed

Noah

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.


Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Actors: Chris Pratt (Moneyball, The Lego Movie)
Zoe Saldana (The Losers, Avatar)
Vin Diesel (Fast and Furious, xXx)
Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook)

Director: James Gunn (Super, Slither)

Another highly anticipated Marvel movie that does not disappoint. Marvel Swings for the fences in their riskiest adaptation to date with superheroes no one has ever heard of. Chris Pratt as Peter Quill offers a full range character that can make you feel something then make you laugh till you cry with his antics. Zoe Saldana keeps up her bad girl persona as an engineered assassin. Bradley Cooper does quite well with voicing a raccoon that sounds like it’s from Jersey, but the one who steals the show is Vin Diesel as Groot. Even though he can only say “I” and “am” and “Groot” and in that particular order, by the end you can understand what he is trying to say even though he only said, “I am Groot”.

I recommend the movie for nearly anyone 12-60 years old. With the great CGI and great story telling, you can’t go wrong.

A great comic book movie with some obscure characters that make will blend in well with the rest of the Marvel movies, I give it 9 out of 10 popcorns.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of Sci-Fi violence and action, and for some language.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.


X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Futures Past

Actors: James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men First Class)
Michael Fassbender (Jonah Hex, 12 Years a Slave)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Elf)
Hugh Jackman (The Prestige, X-Men Series)

Director: Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Based on the saying, “Less is More”, Days of Future Past Takes this to heart and makes it work really well. It’s a lot of talking and trying to get things resolved to make the future better for all, not just the “Anti-Mutant movement” with a great action ending. The movie starts off in X-Men fashion in the deep, darkness of whats left of the world after the Sentinels “cleanse” the world of mutants and mutant supporters and have to send Wolverine back in time to stop all this from happening. From there Wolverine is back in the 1970’s, with all the fashions and the big hair of back in the day.

DoFP starts up 10 years after first class, has some great effects and a great storyline, (even if it dismisses/nixes most of the previous movies) and sets things up for another great sequel in 2016. Fassbender as the dark and brooding Magneto is still amazing and James McAvoy as Professor X is a great substitute for the aged Patrick Stewart, as well as the story following the comics quite accurately, with some deviations.

Another great comic book movie for most movie goers that doesn’t disappoint, and good for nearly everyone aged 13-50.

I give this movie 8 out of 10 popcorns.

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Rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language

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Monuments Men

Need for Speed

Noah

Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Actors: Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)
Emma Stone (Easy A, The Help)
Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Law Abiding Citizen)
Dane DeHaan (Lawless, Chronicle)

Director: Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man)

Peter Parker struggles to adjust to being a superhero while having to fight many new villains from Oscorp.

CGI at its best. I do recommend seeing this movie in 3D. Being a superhero movie, of course there is going a crazy amount of CGI, but it’s top of the line. Andrew Garfield reprises his role of Spidey and like the first movie, doesn’t disappoint. As Peter, he needs to figure out his direction as the superhero and the direction of his relationship with Gwen. Jamie Foxx plays the bad guy Electro. He starts off as the quiet, often ignored electrical engineer who just wants to be noticed and treated like a human being, not a nobody, and takes that problem, when turning into a bad guy, and uses that as his source of rage. Dane DeHaan took on the role of Harry Osborn/The Green Goblin, and for how brief you see him as the Goblin, it looks almost like the Joker from the Dark Knight and if they run with that, expect big things later on in the series.

This movie was almost too big with all the villains, and many times the tension was broken by some joke to try and make the mood lighter, but all in all the writing was good and the direction of the movie was too the point and Marc Webb did the best he could while making it a 2+ hour movie instead of 3. Plus they set it up for more sequels.

As always Hans Zimmer and the music = awesome.

I recommend this movie for comic book movie people, as well as most people aged 13-25.

I give it 7 out of 10 popcorns

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence

Other Movie Reviews:

300: Rise of an Empire

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Lone Survivor

Monuments Men

Need for Speed

Noah

Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Actors: Chris Evans (Losers, Cellular)
Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, The Prestige)
Samuel L. Jackson (Robocop, Pulp Fiction)
Robert Redford (The Last Castle, Spy Game)

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me, and Dupree)

As the Captain struggles to adapt to modern living as he faces a new threat from old history.

Chris Evans once again is Captain America and doesn’t disappoint in this new marvel adaptation. With the first Captain America being criticized for not having a whole lot of humor in it, this one gives you quite a bit of one liners while still being the dark comic book movies that everyone loves. The Russo brothers bring in acting great Robert Redford as the antagonist. Redford’s character is trying to rebuild the world for peace and in his quest to do so, stands for against everything that the Captain stands for, which in turn could offer some anti-political sentiments/big brother commentary, but that’s for you to decide. You are also introduced to some new characters, like Falcon, Crossbones, and of course The Winter Soldier. If you know anything about the comic book world, they’re setting things up for the new Avengers movie next year, which of course will be huge!

Nearly all of this movie was relevant. In most movies there are some scenes that you could cut out and it would not effect the movie, but not in this one. You have to give a lot of credit to the editing crew and the directors for doing that. The CGI was also top of line but when you have these big budget films, what else do you expect.

This movie is for all the fans of Marvel and fits a lot of different genres, so nearly everyone could see it with out any problem. As a recommendation, watch the first Captain America so you aren’t lost in this one.

I give it 9 out of 10 popcorns.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout  

Other Movie Reviews:

300: Rise of an Empire

American Hustle

Endless Love

The Lego Movie

Lone Survivor

Monuments Men

Need for Speed

Noah

Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.