Reign of Fire

reign-of-fire-poster“When I’m running for my life, I generally don’t look back at the plumbing.”

The Scoop: 2002 PG-13, directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, and Alexander Siddig

Tagline: They’re extremely intelligent. Highly evolved. And they don’t like sharing the planet.

Summary Capsule: In the year 2000-something, there be lots of people and one dragon. Ten years or so later, it’s pretty much the other way around. With lots of cinders. Can the intrepid British tomato fanciers and rogue American commandos defeat what nukes couldn’t? Stay tuned!

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Eunice does Safety Not Guaranteed

safety-poster“Listen to me. You come to that launch site at 5:00, you take my hand, and I’ll show you who can’t time travel.”

The Scoop: 2012 R, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, and Karan Soni

Tagline: N/A

Summary Capsule: A magazine intern gets drug along to get the story on a personal ad about time travel put up by some kook… or is he?

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Joel does Captain America: The Winter Soldier

captain_america_winter_soldier_movie_poster_by_alvincapalad-d5af6nf“On your left.”

The Scoop:  2014 PG-13,  directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford

Tagline:  In heroes we trust

Summary Capsule:  Captain America suddenly finds himself chased by those he thought were his allies as well as hunted by a mysterious assassin, The Winter Soldier.  Who can he trust?

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steve80s teen cult movie director “Savage” Steve Holland is returning to helm a new comedy, Multiplexing.  Holland is best known, at least to us Mutants, as the director of a trio of wacky 80s comedies: Better Off Dead…, One Crazy Summer, and How I Got Into College.

Variety reports:

Savage Steve Holland has come on board  to direct “Multiplexing,” revisiting the teen comedy arena of  his 1980s cult films “Better Off Dead…” and “One Crazy Summer.”

Producers are Wayne 6 Entertainment’s Mark Heidelberger, Mike Massotto and David Crump with Richard Salvatore (“The Big Wedding”) and David E Ornston. A summer shoot is planned.

Crump penned the script, which tracks a ragtag group of small town teens who get the surprise of a lifetime when the studio behind a summer tentpole release decides to premiere its film at their hometown multiplex.

The Last Samurai

last-samurai-poster“What’s a hero to do when there’s no more great battles?”

The Scoop: 2003 R, directed by Edward Zwick and starring Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, and William Atherton

Tagline: In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.

Summary Capsule: A haunted man lives in a community of people he once considered savages and comes to respect them. Tom Cruise plays Kevin Costner.

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