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Sound Off: Wally Pfister's Sci-Fi 'Transcendence' - What Did You Think?

Transcendence

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Yesterday Dr. Will Caster was only human. Today he is... everywhere. Now playing in theaters is Transcendence, the feature directing debut of cinematography Wally Pfister, a sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence in this modern day and age. Johnny Depp stars along with Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman and Clifton Collins Jr. So how is it? Does it live up to expectations? What do you make of the final half and the way it ends? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts about Wally Pfister's Transcendence.

 Posted April 18 in Discuss, SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - Thoughts?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? In heroes we trust. Now playing everywhere is Marvel Studio's latest, Captain America: The Winter Soldier a sequel to Captain America but also a follow-up to The Avengers and even Iron Man 3 in a way. The focus is on Cap, played again by Chris Evans, as well as Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow working for SHIELD plus Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury. There's also Anthony Mackie as Falcon getting in the mix. So how is this sequel? Any better? An action classic or comic book mess? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Marvel's Captain America 2.

 Posted April 4 in Discuss, Marvel, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Darren Aronofsky's Take on 'Noah' - What Did You Think?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The end of the world... is just the beginning. It's time. Now playing in theaters everywhere is Darren Aronofsky's Noah, an epic Hollywood-sized gritty take on the biblical story of Noah's Ark, from Genesis chapters 6-9. Starring as Noah is Russell Crowe, along with Jennifer Connelly as his wife Naameh, and Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth as his children Ham and Shem. As a family, they brave the darkness of humanity and the wrath of God to build an ark and restart life on Earth after God destroys it in the great flood. How is Aronofsky's take on this story? Too ambitious, or too honest? His best yet? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Aronofsky's Noah.

 Posted March 28 in Discuss, Hype, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Disney's 'Muppets Most Wanted' - What Did You Think?

Muppets Most Wanted

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're back... again! Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, and even Walter. Jim Henson's Muppets return to the big screen three years after their revival in The Muppets in a sequel titled Muppets Most Wanted, once again directed by James Bobin of "Flight of the Conchords" fame. In addition to all of our Muppet friends, the cast includes Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Jemaine Clement, Ty Burrell, with numerous cameos as well. But is it as good as the first? Or not even close? Fun or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Muppets Most Wanted.

 Posted March 21 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Scott Waugh's 'Need for Speed' - So What Did You Think?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Engines, motor oil, love. Now playing is DreamWorks' take on the Fast & Furious franchise as the video game adaptation Need for Speed, made by stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh (of Act of Valor), starring Aaron Paul from "Breaking Bad" and Dominic Cooper from The Devil's Double and Captain America. The cast also includes Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson and Dakota Johnson. So how did the latest car racing action movie turn out? Is it any good, or just another VFX mess? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Need for Speed.

 Posted March 14 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Noam Murro's '300: Rise of an Empire' - Your Thoughts?

300: Rise of an Empire

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Seize your glory! Now in theaters everywhere is 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel/prequel/side-story to Zack Snyder's 300 based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, which raged on the big screen seven years ago in early 2007. While Leonidas isn't back, this time we follow Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, fighting off Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, played again by Rodrigo Santoro, and Artemisia, played by Eva Green. So how is this one? As good as the first one? Any better? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on 300: Rise of an Empire.

 Posted March 7 in Discuss, Hype, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: José Padilha's 'RoboCop' Remake - What Did You Think?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We've got the future under control. We do? Now in theaters everywhere is the remake of yet another 1980's classic, RoboCop. This new take on RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman as Detroit's Alex Murphy, directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha (Elite Squad). The impressive cast includes: Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams and Samuel L. Jackson. So is it any good? Does it desecrate the original? Is it one big pointless remake, or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on the RoboCop remake.

 Posted February 14 in Discuss, SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Phil Lord & Chris Miller's 'The LEGO Movie' - Thoughts?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The story of a nobody who saved everybody. In theaters everywhere is The LEGO Movie, an animated movie directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller ("Clone High", Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) based on the minifigs and plastic blocks that the entire world is familiar with. The story involves an ordinary minifig named Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, who joins a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. He teams up with Unikitty, Wyldstyle, Batman and many others. Once you've seen this, leave a comment with your thoughts on The LEGO Movie.

 Posted February 7 in Animation, Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Adaptation - Your Thoughts?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Adapted from Joyce Maynard's bestselling novel, Jason Reitman's latest work, the fifth feature film he's directed, is Labor Day. The film stars Josh Brolin as a drifter along with Kate Winslet plus Gattlin Griffith as her son. It first premiered at film festivals in late 2013, but is now in wide release from Paramount. Check your local listings to see this film in theaters. So how is it? After Juno, Up in the Air and Young Adult, is one of Reitman's better films? How are Winslet and Brolin together? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Jason Reitman's Labor Day.

 Posted January 31 in Discuss, Indies, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix - Thoughts?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's like a socially acceptable form of insanity." Now showing everywhere is Spike Jonze's Her, his new sci-fi romance starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson as Samantha, his Operating System girlfriend. The film first premiered at the New York Film Festival to rave reviews, and is now playing in wide release. Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Chris Pratt also co-star. Is it any good? What did you make of it, and its quirky style? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Spike Jonze's Her.

 Posted January 10 in SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' - Your Thoughts?

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It's Kind of a Big Deal. They're back for more! Now in theaters is the long-awaited sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, following up the hilarious 2004 comedy Anchorman. Will Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy and brings back the entire news team: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner, along with Christina Applegate. They also encounter newcomers Meagan Good, James Marsden and Kristen Wiig. How is this sequel? Better than the first or at least as good? Funny or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Anchorman 2.

 Posted December 18 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' - Your Thoughts?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Beyond darkness... beyond desolation... In theaters now is the second movie in Peter Jackson's trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This time we continue the journey of Bilbo and the dwarfs as they make their way to Erebor and encounter the dragon Smaug within. Martin Freeman is Bilbo, Ian McKellen is Gandalf, Richard Armitage is Thorin, Luke Evans is Bard, Orlando Bloom returns as Legolas, and Evangeline Lilly plays Tauriel. Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on The Desolation of Smaug.

 Posted December 13 in Discuss, Hobbit, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - Thoughts?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Remember who the enemy is. Now playing in theaters everywhere is the second movie in The Hunger Games series, titled Catching Fire, picking up where The Hunger Games left off following Katniss Everdeen of Panem's District 12. Director Francis Lawrence takes over the reins of this sci-fi series, delivering a much darker but much bigger sequel. Jennifer Lawrence returns to lead the way with Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci & Elizabeth Banks. Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Lionsgate's Catching Fire.

 Posted November 22 in Discuss, SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

Sound Off: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' - So What Did You Think?

Thor: The Dark World Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "I gave you my word, that I would return." Now showing everywhere is the latest Marvel Studios movie, Thor: The Dark World, following up Thor from 2011 after The Avengers. Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder, along with the rest of the cast: Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård & Rene Russo. "Game of Thrones" veteran Alan Taylor directs this epic sequel. So how is it? Better than the first movie or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Marvel's Thor: The Dark World.

 Posted November 8 in Discuss, Marvel, Sound Off | Comments

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