Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean
Plot: A young woman finds out she is royalty from another planet and must figure out who to trust before she gets killed and the earth gets destroyed.
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
This movie is 100% sci-fi. If you don't like the sci-fi genre, this is not the film you are looking for. For those of you that love a good sci-fi flick, this has almost everything you could want.
JUPITER ASCENDING is a visual masterpiece, the action scenes are incredible, and the world building is fascinating. The downside though is that the story is pretty thin, there are several holes in the back story that make it difficult to understand why certain things are the way they are, and the acting is mediocre. (Granted it's got to be nearly impossible to act out a scene when you are running around on green boxes in a green room and pretending that you are in mortal danger).
This is a really fun popcorn flick. It's not going to rock your world, but it will afford you a great night out. I would recommend spending the extra money to see this in 3D and on the biggest screen possible.
NOTE: You can check out my DRIVE THROUGH MOVIE REVIEW of JUPITER ASCENDING on YABooksCentral.com.
Stars: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
Plot: A mystic that fights dark magic takes on a new apprentice just as the queen witch begins her return to power.
Clint Says: Wait for the DVD and let somebody else rent it
Julianne Moore has two films in theaters this weekend. One she deserves an Oscar for (STILL ALICE) and then there is this one. I hope she got paid a lot of money to be in this, because that is the only thing that would make it worth it.
This film lacks character development, a compelling story, and good effects. Basically, that leaves you with Jeff Bridges and his chosen speech pattern for this film is so annoying that you just want him to stop talking about 5 minutes into the movie.
There are a few amazing effects and the scenery is beautiful, but that is all too little too late. If you are looking for a good adventure flick this week JUPITER ASCENDING is a much better choice.
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER
Stars: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke
Plot: Spongebob goes on a quest for the stolen Krabby Patty recipe and ends up as a super hero on land among the humans
Clint Says: If you are a Spongebob fan you'll love this movie
Fans of the Spongebob TV series will really enjoy this movie. Like the TV show it is funny, goofy, slapstick and heartwarming. For those of you worried about the transformation of drawn Spongebob to computer generated Spongebob, never fear. The CG version is well done and only about one third of the movie is in CG.
The story is simplistic, but still interesting and the references to pop culture are really funny. Plus there is an awesome rap battle that is worth the price of admission by itself.
Even if you've not seen any episodes of Spongebob before, this movie will make you laugh and feel good.
Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
Plot: A language professor at Columbia University finds out she has Alzheimer's Disease and must learn to cope with the aftermath.
Clint Says: See this movie if you can find it
Julianne Moore gives the performance of her career is this heartbreaking film. She perfectly captures the essence of someone losing the mind that she has spent her entire life cultivating. And while not based on a true story, this movie has the feel of what thousands of families must go through every year when one of their loved ones is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
This is not an easy movie to watch, nor will it leave you anytime soon after you see it. So, if you are able to find a theater that is playing this film make sure you are mentally prepared before seeing it. However, if you do see it you will be treated to what should be an Oscar-winning performance by Julianne Moore.