What's Happening This Week - December Week 5

The new year is upon us, and with the new year comes new stuff! We have some new movies coming out, both in theater and on blu-ray, as well as some new games and tv shows. Let's take a look at what's happening this last week of December!


Movies In Theater

SYNOPSIS: England, 1941 With London in the midst of the blitz, two teachers evacuate a group of schoolchildren to the abandoned Eel Marsh House. Seeking safety from the bombs in the remote coastal location, the group instead find themselves facing an evil far more frightening when their arrival awakens the Woman in Black.

Starring: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Adrian Rawlins, Oaklee Pendergast, Ned Dennehy, Leilah de Meza

Directed by: Tom Harper

I watched the first Woman in Black movie a few years back with Michele. I love horror movies and this felt like such a classic style of horror. I was not overall impressed by the movie, but apparently others were impressed enough to warrant a sequel. The new movie seems to have a decent premise, we'll just have to see if it captures an audience.

Release Date: January 2, 2015

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SYNOPSIS: In New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, an immigrant and his family try to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel

Directed by: J.C. Chandor

While I haven't heard much about the movie itself, I have seen the critics give it a rather good score overall during all of the special releases it has received over the year. I might try to catch this movie while it is in theater.

Release Date: December 31, 2014


Blu-Ray & DVDs

There's a handful of Blu-Ray releases this week.

SYNOPSIS: McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett

Directedd by: Antoine Fuqua

I haven't had the chance to see this movie, but a co-worker has seen The Equalizer and really enjoyed it. He's been begging me to watch it to see if I like it as much as he does as well.

Personally, I like Denzel Washington in action roles. He's a great actor in dramatic roles, but he makes a great action hero from time to time as well. Chloe Grace Moretz is certainly picking up traction as an actress. I'd like to see how much she'll continue to grow as an actress. This is a movie I'll definitely catch on Blu-Ray or Amazon Instant Video.

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SYNOPSIS: When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about his past life during his interview. Wallace wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was. Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn Wallace into a walrus.

Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment

Directed by: Kevin Smith

 

Okay... this movie... it is a mind trip. The first half of the movie is quite intriguing, but when it gets ramped up for what the movie is about, it goes way over the top. I really loathed Justin Long's character and didn't feel too terrible for what happened to him. The characters just didn't hold me in this movie at all. Though the cameo did get a couple of chuckles from me and a slight face palm.

This is not a movie I see adding to my collection, which is sad, because I normally enjoy Kevin Smith's movies.

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