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Trailer News – The Fate of the Furious

They are Fast. They are Furious. They are eight movies in and don’t look to be stopping anytime soon. Universal brings you the next installment of the high-octane “Fast and the Furious” franchise with the release of “The Fate of the Furious”!

Release Date: April 2017

6/20/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Kevin Hart vs an animated blue fish voiced by Ellen Degeneres. A heavy weight battle of Strength, Wit, and Comedy. One made over $136 MILLION dollars and the other….not so much.  The winner and by a lot of money…Finding Dory took the top spot with the Johnson/Hart comedy coming in second by $100 million dollars. Lots of other recent flicks dropped in the charts.

  1. Finding Dory (new): Disney’s long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo launched to a $126,183,170 MILLION dollar opening weekend. I think Disney may have made some money on this one. Read our review!
  2. Central Intelligence (new): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart couldn’t compete against an animated fish. Look for word of mouth to propel this movie forward in sales and to keep it in the top five for the next few weeks. Read our review!
  3. The Conjuring 2 (last week was the 1st spot): I’m betting WB is soooo glad they released this last week.
  4. Now you See Me 2 (last week in the 3rd spot): Three weeks out and still holding it’s own.
  5. Warcraft (last week in the 2nd spot): Dropped 73% in ticket sales but is doing amazing over seas. Look for the sequel in three years.

News and Notes:

Welcome to the first day of Summer and the outlook ahead for Summer Movie Fun is shining bright.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence drops on Friday June 24th
  • The Secret Life of Pets drops on Friday July 8th
  • Ghostbusters (2016) flies at you on Friday July 15th
  • Star Trek Beyond continues the five year voyage on Friday July 22nd
  • July ends with Jason Bourne making his return on Friday July 29th

Stay tuned in July for the August outlook.

Trailer News: Moana

Disney has released the first teaser for their upcoming animated feature, Moana staring the voices of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho’

Moana tells the story our titular hero (Cravalho), who teams up with Maui (Johnson), a sort of has-been demi-god, in order to complete an epic quest on the high seas. Monsters and various pitfalls will come between them and their endgame, with plenty of adventure and life lessons to learn from.

Moana hits theaters on November 23, 2016.

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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Movie Review – “Furious 7”

TwitReview: “Furious 7” – Fast cars, fast action, Statham, Diesel, Walker, The Rock – delivering a movie that honors the franchise and the late Paul Walker.
Grade: 4 out of 5.

Paul Walker (and his body double brothers) join Vin Diesel and the gang for a rocket ride.

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Movie Review – “Snitch”

Interesting thing about Snitch is that the following quote which is directly from the movie, sums up the plot in a nice package.

Chase the drugs, catch the players. Chase the money, catch the King Pin.

Snitch is an interesting movie in that it’s not an action movie in the standard sense of the word “action”. It’s a slow build up to the finale. It builds on raw emotion as you watch how far a father will go to save his wrongfully imprisoned son. And when the “action” actually takes place it’s a jarring wake-up to a reality that is to true in today’s world.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays John Matthews a blue collar worker who owns a shipping company in Missouri. His ex-wife Sylvie Collins (Melina Kanakaredes) is doing her best at trying to raise their son Jason (Rafi Gavron). Jason’s world gets flipped upside down when he’s arrested in a DEA drug sting after a package containing Ecstasy arrives to his home. The DEA is willing to cut Jason’s sentence in half if he snitches on other sellers, however the only person Jason knows is his friend Craig – who happened to already cut a deal with the DEA.

Willing to do whatever he can to get his son out of jail and get the sentence cut to as short a time as possible, John meets with Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon) and Agent Cooper (Barry Pepper) to make a deal – John will go undercover and get a “big fish” to help his son. Knowing that he has ex-cons working for him, John looks for one that will help him with getting into the “drug world” in hopes of landing a big enough catch that the DEA will work with him. Daniel James (Jon Bernthal) is an ex-con that ran the streets with Malik (Michael K. Williams); Daniel is trying to move on with his family and get away from that world and lifestyle while Malik is running the show with the street dealers – both used to know each other from running in the same gang years ago.

After a trial run in which John and Daniel are ambushed by a cartel run by Juan Carlos ‘El Topo’ Pintera (Benjamin Bratt), we learn that Malik and ‘El Topo’ work together as they are part of the same supply chain. Eventually John is brought in by ‘El Topo’ to run the cash the receive from Malik into Mexico and the DEA want their top prize in this war against drugs.

Chase the drugs, catch the players. Chase the money, catch the King Pin.

So what did I think of Snitch? Read after the break to find out….

Grade: B-

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Review in the Round – “Jack Reacher”

Ever see a movie with a friend? Of course you have. Share your thoughts and see if you can come to a collective agreement on what you saw, how it flowed and how good or bad it was? Probably every weekend, right? We at Geek For E call that a ‘Review In The Round’ and this week it’s “Jack Reacher” with Rock & Alex.  Overall Rating: A-

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