Posts Tagged ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’

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Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Director: Rob Minkoff
Official Trailer  International Trailer

When I was a kid there was a cartoon called “Rocky & Bullwinkle.” It was a skit type cartoon with short stories interspersed between a main story involving a cartoon squirrel and moose. There were various skits like Fractured Fairy Tales and Dudley Do-Right of the Royal Canadian Mounties. Mr. Peabody and Sherman were these time travel skits where Mr. Peabody took his boy Sherman through history. This was usually because Sherman needed help with his homework but there was always some groaner of a punch line at the end of each skit. Someone took this vingette and made it into a full length movie. At first I was skeptical of whether or not it would be good but the trailers actually look decent.

The Direct, Rob Minkoff worked on “The Lion King” and “Stuart Little.” They are both really well made movies. The movie is made by Dream Works studio and looks like it. All the characters are pretty typical looking for Dream Works.

Mr. Peabody is an award winning scientist and he adopts a boy. He’s a single Dad trying to raise a human boy all by himself. Sherman gets into trouble in school so Mr. Peabody invites the other child’s parents over. Sherman and Penny, the girl he bit at school, wind up bored and go back in time using the Way BACK machine. This of coarse causes a time right anomalie and Mr. Peabody has to fix it.

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Muppets Most Wanted
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Director: James Bobin
Outraged Trailer Official Trailer

The Muppets on a world tour run afoul of a European jewel theif. There is a sever case of mistaken identity as the authorities believe Kermit is the international criminal Constantine.

When I was a kid there was a Muppet movie called the Great Muppet Caper. Miss Piggy gets accidentally involved with a European Diamond Theif in Paris. I smell a little bit of a rehash, but I really like the cast of the new movie. The plot is different enough and interesting enough that I want to see it anyway. Oh and as a bonus level you get to see Tina Fey as an Eastern European Commanding officer. Zach Galifianakis also plays… Hobo Joe. The Muppets are always awesome. Go see it if it does have a little bit a repeat issue.

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Captain America: Winter Soldier
Release Date: April 4, 2014
Director: Antony and Joe Russo
Official Trailer

Captain America is having problems dealing with the modern world. He feels out of place and out of sync with the modern era. He also finds himself at odds with the missions given to him by Sheild and the Avengers. It’s time for him to take a stand for what he believes to be right. Joining up with Black Widow and enlisting the help of the Falcon, they fight against a mysterious Russian enemy called code name “The Winter Soldier.”

Captain America is an awesome franchise. I hope we get at least one more Captain America movie before they write him out. Word on the street is Chris Evans is hard to work with. Honestly, he can’t be like Val Kilmer was at the height of his Batman fame. The movie looks great in the early trailers and scenes they’ve released. I hope we get a longer, beter trailer soon though. The movie is set to release in April and I don’t remember having seen the Falcon in action yet.