MOVIE SCREENING: Minions (TUE 07.07.15 – 7:30PM)

Beedoh! Beedoh!  You know I have a bet with another writer that the Minions don’t speak English and have never spoken more than 5 words or phrases like ‘Beedoh, and banana!’  Well, let’s see what happens when hundreds of them flock to the big screen for an epic adventure to Villain Con and shackling themselves to the delightfully evil Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock).  I bet they’ll be speaking plenty of words we know.  Want to join us at the Baltimore screening and find out?  Check out the details below the banner.

The boys are back in town!

The boys are back in town!

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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TwitView: Ted 2

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So in Ted 2, we find our main character Ted in quite the predic…..wait a second…..who cares! Did Ted smoke pot, get into fights, and do lines with Flash again? Yes, yes, and yes. If you are a fan of the first, you won’t hate the second, but you won’t love it either!

Movie Review: Max

Max onesheetSometimes all you want to know is “what is this?”, “why should I see it?” and “how did you like it?”  So, here it is: the lowdown on Max!

What:  Max is a film about a military working dog (named Max, obviously.)  When Max’s handler Kyle dies during a firefight in Afghanistan, Max becomes uncontrollable…except for the immediate bond he has with his handler’s brother Justin.

Why:  You like doggies?  Happy-ending movies?  Kids that feel like real kids rather than movie cliches?  Or maybe you’re looking for a 4th of July film that you can bring your whole family to.  Max will hook you up.

How: Gotta say that Max tugged all the right heartstrings for me.  The wartime scenes felt real, and though the back-home scenes felt a little too movie-of-the-week, it still worked.  You’ll see the happy ending coming from a mile away, but director Boaz Yakin manages to keep the thriller pace once the bad guys show up and threaten Max’s new life with Justin.  Best part of the film?  Getting introduced to Mia Xitlali, who plays Justin’s “Dog Whisperer” friend Carmen.  (Though I could have done without the misogyny leveled at her by her cousin Chuy.  Can we get past the Latino machismo stereotypes already?)

Grade: B

MOVIE REVIEW: Jurassic World (in theaters now), A-

How do you know that ‘time heals all wounds?’  I’ll tell you.  It’s because the last 14 year lull between Jurassic flicks have actually made me forget the 2nd and 3rd film ever even existed.  Even watching the promos for JWorld, my mind bridged from the original to this latest installment, and it flowed beautifully.  This is a summer movie.  Just enough thrills, shock, kissy-face and dino action to keep you riveted!

Lovers of the first will relish in this installment

Lovers of the first will relish in this installment

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MOVIE SCREENING: Ted 2 (TUE 06.23.15 @ 7:30PM)

He is cute isn’t he?  That potty mouthed and pot smoking bear is back and this time he’s looking to procreate.  What’s a living animated bear to do?  Break some balls and with the help of your best friend, find a way.  Unravel the comic mystery with us at the Baltimore screening.  Details below the banner!

Ted's looking to make a junior, how will he pull it out, I mean off?

Ted’s looking to make a junior, how will he pull it out, I mean off?

Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

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Movie Review – San Andreas

TwitReview – Dwayne Johnson stars in San Andreas – don’t throw a rock at The Rock! Intense sequences, lots of action, amazing effects! Oh, a damn good movie too!! Grade 4 out of 5.

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