Month: May 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult Directed by: George Miller Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Rating: R Genre: Action Release Date: 2015 I love a good action movie, but these days most action movies involve so much CGI that it can become mind-numbing. What I really loved...

The 100

The 100 by Kass Morgan I found the premise of this book intriguing. Nuclear war has taken place on Earth and a colony of people have lived in spaceships orbiting Earth for 300 years while waiting for the radiation to calm down so they can repopulate. After some tests,...

St. Vincent

The trailer for St. Vincent pretty much tells you the entire story, yet you still want to see it because of Bill Murray. You know that parts of it will be sappy, but still, it has Bill Murray, so could it really be that sappy? It could be, but...

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline In the future of 2044, most of the world is in an energy crisis with rolling power outages for most folks and a dismal life in general with the exception of the few that have money. One thing that everyone does have is...

May 2015 Thriller Movies

Good Kill Release Date: May 15, 2015 Cast: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, Jake Abel Director: Andrew Niccol A drone pilot has issues with how the war is being fought when it feels more like playing a video game than fighting. My Take: Interesting take on the current war...

May 2015 Romantic Comedy Movies

5 Flights Up Release Date: May 8, 2015 Cast: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Preston, Claire van der Boom, Korey Jackson, Michael Cristofer, Diane Ciesla, Josh Pais, Maddie Corman Director: Richard Loncraine An older couple decide to put their Brooklyn apartment on the market to move into a smaller...

May 2015 Indie Movies

Welcome to Me Release Date: May 1, 2015 Cast: Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Linda Cardellini Director: Shira Piven A woman with borderline personality disorder wins the lottery and decides to buy herself a talk show. My Take: I think only Kristen Wiig...

May 2015 Horror Movies

Maggie Release Date: May 8, 2015 Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson Director: Henry Hobson Arnold’s daughter, played by Abigail Breslin,  has become infected with a zombie virus.  It takes weeks before she becomes cannibalistic so he stays with her throughout it all. My Take: It’s a horror played like a serious...

May 2015 Comedy Movies

Pitch Perfect 2 Release Date: May 15, 2015 Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Hailee Steinfeld Director: Elizabeth Banks After an embarrassing performance, the group tries to recover by winning a worldwide singing competition. My Take: I never saw the first one, but it...