Based on the Disney World park that hoped to predict what the future would look like (and ended up being pretty hilariously wrong) comes a movie that looks pretty great if only due to the talent involved: Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, the last Mission Impossible with the Dubai tower) is directing, with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie doing the acting stuff. Sure, we still really don't know much about what the film's actual plot is, but it's probably gonna be worth the price of admission.
At least it won't be as terrifyingly creepy as a REAL Disney theme park.
Chris Pratt. Superdinos. A team of friendly raptors. A plotline ripped from your Roller Coaster Tycoon fantasies. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT, WORLD?
We didn't get a Pixar movie in 2014. I NEED MY ANNUAL PIXAR FIX, OKAY?!
Despite it's (INCREDIBLY) stupid name, the latest entry in the Terminator franchise looks pretty fun. Sure, it could end up being a huge disaster, but I'd rather there be a new Terminator movie than a new Transformers movie (if I had to choose between regrettable robot-heavy movies with too many sequels, that is).
The first Hot Tub Time Machine was actually really, really good - in spite of having the dumbest-sounding premise in a long time. Much of the credit goes to Rob Corddry, Craig T. Robinson, and Clark Duke, for doing a great job selling some very funny lines in the on-the-nose deadpan manner they required to make the whole thing work. And the sequel's premise of sending them into the future looks pretty promising.
Also: no John Cusack this time around, since he's too busy making weird-looking Chinese movies with Adrien Brody?
It's been a little hard to get a good read on this film - looks like it could be a fun little action flick, or it could be a generic forgettable mess (other than turning Colin Firth into an action star for some reason). Well, the reviews have started coming in and it sounds like it's pretty good. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson as a character who ISN'T just Samuel L. Jackson?! This I gotta see.
Listen, I don't think anyone out there really DISLIKES SpongeBob. It's always been pretty reliably entertaining, with jokes smart enough to appeal to kids and adults alike. So even if you've checked out of the series in the 50 years it's been on the air, the movie still looks entertaining enough, right? Right.
Okay, if you checked out of the Fast & Furious franchise early on and haven't come back, let me inform you of something: the series got FUCKING AMAZING from out of nowhere. I'll agree that the original F&F is pretty mediocre, 2Fast2Furious is just as bad as the title would imply, Tokyo Drift is nothing special, and the 4th film (titled Fast & Furious) is rough and not that great. But something happened with Fast Five - the series moved from crime/action drama to over-the-top comedy/drama heists and IT WAS AMAZING. The movies are insane, way too sincere, and don't make a lick of sense, but they're awesome. Fast Five was a thing of beauty. Furious Six's ridiculous runway climax is something for the film hall of fame.
And this movie, despite all of the issues around it with the passing of Paul Walker, STILL looks incredible.
I mean, The Rock with a gatling gun. C'mon.