Posts from the ‘Sequel/Adaptation’ Category

FIRST LOOK: Madea’s Big Happy Family

FlixCritic got a first look screening at Madea’s Big Happy Family, but you’re gonna have to wait for our review till Friday.

We can show you the comical posters Tyler Perry put together to promote the film. I personally love these, especially Georgia Shore.

  • Release Date: April 22nd, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Tyler Perry
  • Producer: Tyler Perry, Joseph P. Genier, Ozzie Areu
  • Stars: Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Gregory Moss, Cassi Davis (II), Isaiah Mustafa
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama and Adaptation
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material.
  • Year: 2011

Check them all out and the trailer. Are you ready for the next installment of the Madea franchise?

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MOVIE POSTERS: The Hangover Part II

The Hangover II looks like it will promise to pack all the punch, but this time around they guys are hung over in Bangkok. Watch the trailer and check the posters on the flip…

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FIRST LOOK: It’s Finally Here “Transformers 3: Dark Side of The Moon”

Hell yeah, “Transformers 3: Dark Side of The Moon” official trailer is finally out and we have your first look here. Are you ready to transform again?

The third installment in the “Transformers” film franchise will see the Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons. The main villain in the new film is Shockwave, and will focus on an unusual discovery on the dark side of the moon.

The Michael Bay directed film stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro.

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SPOILER: Big Change for Severus Snape’s Death in Harry Potter!!!

Art Director Andrew Ackland-Snow has new information regarding the location of Severus Snape’s death in Harry Potter as he has finally revealed where it will take place in the forthcoming movie adaptation.

Now remember if you don’t want to know about this DO NOT READ FURTHER! This is a SPOILER no doubt.

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REVIEWS: Tangled, Burlesque and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

written by Peter Ricci – FlixCritic

We decided you don’t care for a long-winded review, these days. you want to know if its good and should you spend your money. Well we have three movies for you to checkout for the Holiday season. yes they are for the family and they’re fun to see.

A

  • Release Date: November 24th, 2010 (wide)
  • Director: Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
  • Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor, M.C. Gainey, Paul F. Tompkins, Ron Perlman, Richard Kiel
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Family, Musical, Animation and Adaptation
  • MPAA Rating:PG for brief mild violence.
  • Year: 2010

Tangled – It’s spectacular and one of Disney Animation’s best films in a long while. Last year Disney hit their mark again going back to their old format with The Princess and the Frog in which we love.

However, Tangled has raises the bar as Mandy Moore is splendid as Rapunzel, the girl with the magical golden hair. It’s a combination of Beauty and the Beast and Hercules. it’s a comical, magical ride that the family will love.

C-

  • Release Date: November 24th, 2010 (wide)
  • Director: Steven Antin
  • Stars: Cher Christina AguileraEric DaneCam GigandetJulianne Hough
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
  • Genre: Drama and Musical/Performing Arts
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.
  • Year: 2010

Burlesque – It’s great to see Cher back on the big screen, but personally, I wanted more Cher. Instead I got tons of Christina. that’s was fine, except the movie lacks two key elements. First it needed more burlesque, more rivalry and it was missing the romance of Flash Dance, you know the yearning to want a dream so bad you’ll do anything. Overall the movie is entertaining, but only worth a matinée’. If i had paid full price I would have been upset and thank God it was NOT in 3-D, could you imagine Christina Aguilera gyrating at you in 3-D! No-no-no- not a good look!

B+

  • Release Date: November 19th, 2010 (wide)
  • Director: David Yates
  • Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Bill Nighy, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
  • Year: 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the first of a 2 part last chapter. The film is a bit darker than the earlier ones, but it is making its way to the final climax between good and evil. I enjoyed this film as it went back to the original three, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. You finally get to see the three friends together again, unfortunately it’s during the darkest hours of Hogwarts. The film challenges the three hero-witches on their quest to rid the evil and make it save once again for all pure and half-bloods. It is the end of a decade of films that many of our children have grown to love as well as parents.  Deathly Hallows doesn’t disappoint us one bit. It worth the buck, but once again NOT worth 3-D. There is no visual effect that make this film 3-d except for depth – yawn!

Anyways, this film is wonderful and we are looking forward to the second part of the final film. The battle of all battles, who will win? Will light prevail or darkness take over?

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REVIEW: For Colored Girls

A-

written by Peter Ricci – FlixCritic

  • Release Date: November 5th, 2010 (wide)
  • Director: Tyler Perry
  • Producer: Michael Paseornek, Joseph P. Genier, Ozzie Areu
  • Stars: Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg,  Michael Ealy,Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Drama and Adaptation
  • MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.
  • Year: 2010

Tyler Perry accomplishes the most serious film, taken from the 1975 play by Ntozake Shange“For Colored Girls.” It’s a riveting, heartfelt film entirely of poetry, so make sure you have yourself in tune before stepping out to watch this film. It may be a little hard to understand if you are not a person of poetry, but the film is magnificent.

The film takes you into the lives of a handful of black women in various walks of life, facing a crisis. Most of the dialogue is mainly of normal spoke conversation so don’t let a little poetry scare you, but be ready for one of the most unique films to hit the screen and it comes from Tyler Perry’s new 34th Street productions. The movie explores moments of tragedy, and monumental turning points as these ‘Colored Women [Girls]’ women open up their souls with brutal eloquence.

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BUZZ: Hatchet II: Victor Crowley Lives

The slasher film that breathes life back into the genre that once faded is back with a new menace maniac Victor Crowley [Kane Hodder]. he’s relentless, filled with fury, and there’s no stopping this killer of the New Orleans swamps.

Hatchet II – released on October 1, 2010 and still may be in a theater near you. If you love Friday the 13th then you will be amazed with Hatchet II, the sequel to the ground breaking scary film that hit theaters in 2007. Director Adam Green brings you back to where it all started – After Marybeth [Danielle Harris] escapes from the clutches of Victor Crowley, she learns the truth about his curse from Reverend Zombie [Tony Todd], she heads back into the haunted New Orleans swamp to seek revenge for her family.

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