Friday, May 24, 2013
Bridges crumble, buildings tumble in the latest installment in what has become one of biggest film franchises of all time.
"Fast & Furious 6" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language. The movie runs 130 minutes. Click here to find out what's playing at the Big Cinemas 8 in Peachtree Corners.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Critics describe the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel as "frenzied," "audacious" and "relentlessly entertaining."
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Robert Downey returns as a PTSD-ridden Tony Stark.
Having bested the aliens who invaded in "The Avengers," Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), aka Iron Man, finds himself unable to sleep and feeling anxious. His girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), is miffed because he spends so much time building his Iron Man suits. Tensions around the world are rising because of terrorist bombing by an Osama bin Laden-ish villain, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). When an official with Stark Industries is killed in an attack, Tony vows revenge. As the plot unfolds, he battles a geekish techno genius, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), and encounters a woman he knew years before, Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). Here's what the critics are saying: “Iron Man 3,” by contrast, at once invokes Sept. 11 and dodges it, …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The ensemble comedy features four Academy Award winners.
With an all-star cast lead by Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace, "The Big Wedding" is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A '60's radical goes on the run in his 70's to clear his name.
When Sharon Solarz, a former member of the radical Weather Underground (Susan Sarandon) is arrested, her capture sets in motion a twisted series of events. Nick Sloan (Robert Redford), a clean cut, upright attorney in Albany, refuses to take her case, which leads to an ambitious young newspaper (yes, they do still exist) reporter, Ben Shepard (Shia LaBoeuf), outing Sloan as another member of the Weather Underground wanted for killing a guard during a bank robbery. To clear his name, Sloan must reach his former lover Mimi (Julie Christie) before the FBI nabs him. Here's what the critics are saying: There is enough plot here to stuff a trilogy, but the film never finds itself. It doesn’t powerfully condemn or condone the ’70s radicals, and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic is being called "a geyser of gore."
Take a young woman with a heroin addiction. Add two friends. Place them in an isolated cabin in the woods. Add her older brother. Then throw in a book of evil spells, malevolent sprits, a basement and trees that could be happy working for Saruman. Put the camera close to the ground and start killing everyone, slathering everything in guts and gore. Voila! You've created Evil Dead, the 2013 remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic. Here's what the critics are saying: When it was first announced that a remake of Sam Raimi’s classic 80s horror film was being put into production, I was with the rest of you groaning at the idea of yet another Hollywood rehash, but I am now very happy to say that I was wrong. Backed by great performances by a …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The movie is based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer, creator of the "Twilight Saga."
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? "The Host" is the next epic love story from the creator of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Here's what critics are saying: "The Host" is rated PG-13 and runs 125 minutes. Click here to subscribe to the free Peachtree Corners …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The sequel to "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Roadblock.
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: A follow-up to the 2009 blockbuster "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," which grossed over $300 million worldwide. In "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the team is not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Here's what critics are saying: "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language. The film runs 1 hour, 39 minutes. Playing at Cinema 8 Theaters in Peachtree Corners, 5:15 p.m., 7:55 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. Keep up with what's happening in the community, sign up for the free Peachtree …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
According to one critic,"Consider Oz the Great and Powerful" as the bombastic 21st-century prelude to the 20th-century "Oz" we know."
Ever wonder how that Man Behind the Curtain got to Oz in the first place? Director Sam Raimi's new movie fills in the back story of Oscar "Oz" Diggs, an unctous charlatan in a traveling side show. He flees from an unsympathetic crowd in a hot air balloon, gets caught up in a tornado -- what a cool idea! -- and lands in the magical land of Oz. There, he meets three witch sisters, Evanora (Rachel Weisz), Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Theodora (Mila Kunis). And a cute, flying monkey and a China doll, who may be the movie's best characters. The witches try to convince Oscar that he is the foretold Wizard who will restore order to Oz and put a very wicked witch in her place. Here's what the critics are saying: As a series of sights, which …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
"This is a pretty good film starring an actor named Dwayne Johnson, not a commodity with The Rock as a hood ornament," says one critic.
Who knew? Who knew The Rock could actually act? Apparently, Ric Roman Waugh, the director of "Snitch." He has cast Dwayne Johnson as John Matthews, the divorced father of a teenage son, Jason (Rafi Gavron). The son gets strong-armed into a drug deal gone bad and ends up with a mandatory 10-year prison sentence. Ah, but there's a catch: dutiful, guilt-ridden Dad—who owns a successful shipping company--can infiltrate a drug cartel and get his son’s sentence reduced. Making the offer is U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon ), who’s also running for office. Rounding out the cast are Jon Bernthal as Daniel James, an ex-con and Matthews’ employee, who’s trying to go straight.; Michael Kenneth Williams as Malik, a cartel employee of Juan …