"Captain America: The First Avenger" landed in theaters today, and by all accounts, it looks like you guys are digging it!
The movie already has strong critical standing and it reportedly raked in $4 million from midnight screenings alone — a figure that Deadline says is better than every other superhero release of the summer thus far; eat your heart out, "Thor," "Green Lantern" and "First Class" mutants! I got a chance to see the movie myself earlier in the week, so if you're curious for my reaction, head over to Splash Page and read my "Captain America" review. And if you want to see what kinds of Easter Eggs you'll find in "The First Avenger," look no further than the video below.
Have you seen "Cap" yet? Let us know what you think in the comments section and on Twitter!
Make no mistake: despite whatever flaws "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" may have (and it certainly does have a few), director David Yates has brought the series home in an absolutely beautiful finale. Every actor in the franchise steps up their game, and nearly every beloved character gets their due in this movie. Really, is there anything more a viewer could ask for?
It's easy for me to say that as "a 'Harry Potter' fan," but this final installment of the epic saga is a movie that transcends that stipulation for enjoyment. Of course, if you haven't seen any of the previous "Potter" movies then "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will probably be a bit confusing (but hey, you can always read our primers!), but even the casual enthusiast will be blown away by what proves to be an entirely satisfying conclusion to a decade-long film franchise. Check out five reasons why you need to see this movie after the jump.
It all ends tonight! “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” opens tonight at midnight and most of you diehard Potterheads will be first in line. We’ve heard the reviews from the movie nerds but now we want to hear what YOU think!
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FROM MTV MOVIES: As even Michael Bay has admitted, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" had almost nowhere to go but up after the writers' strike-affected, audience-alienating previous installment.
And insofar as Bay and company had something to prove — and to improve — this time around, they've succeeded. While "Dark of the Moon" isn't currently the highest rated film in the franchise, according to the Rotten Tomatoes review aggregator, the general consensus among critics is that the new 3-D flick is best of the "Transformers" bunch.
That's not to suggest reviews have been universally positive; many have been as brutal to the film as the film's robots have been to certain American cities. Reviewers have taken issue with poor plotting, weak characters and brain-scrambling action set pieces. But then there are a slew of reviewers utterly onboard with what Bay has created, celebrating some of the finest 3-D visuals since "Avatar" and a story that is the most fully fleshed out of the series. For those opinions and others, take a deep dive into the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" reviews.
"A sweet prologue (marred only by a phony-looking digital JFK) recounts the war for Cybertron and the real reason behind the U.S.-Soviet space race of the 1960s. Cut to the present where Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) struggles to find his first post-college job, while the Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the U.S. military's NEST team led by Lt. Col. Lennox (Josh Duhamel) work in tandem to take out the remaining Decepticons around the world. However, the evil 'bots eventually get the upper hand and begin an invasion to conquer the Earth with Chicago as Ground Zero in this final war between the Autobots/humans and Decepticons. There's more going on, but for the sake of spoilers we'll keep it at that. Transformers: Dark of the Moon definitely has more of a plot than either of its predecessors. There are genuine stakes this time." — Jim Vejvoda, IGN
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Title: "Fire And Blood"
Story: Winter has finally arrived. Picking up immediately from where "Baelor" left off, "Fire and Blood" delivered everything that "Game of Thrones" excels at: political intrigue, a great leap forward on the battlefront, and even the first sincere fantasy outing of the series.
And then there were the dragons.
In the season finale, Dany makes some bold new steps as Khaleesi, Jon Snow takes a long, hard look at his role as a man of the Night's Watch, and Robb Stark becomes the King of the North. Oh, and Sansa and Catelyn actually show some spunk, and Arya is suddenly... a boy?
Episode Title: "Baelor"
Story: Big moves are afoot in Westeros and across the Narrow Sea. Robb Stark and his mother Catelyn have to barter with Walder Frey to cross the Trident and continue their march towards the Lannisters, but the cost is more than they bargained for. Khal Drogo's wound suffered in last week's "The Pointy End" begins to fester, and Dany seeks out blood magic to save his life.
Ned Stark, meanwhile, opens up to the idea of declaring himself a traitor against Robert Baratheon to spare his family, but getting off the hook easy isn't what the new King Joffrey has in mind. And as we warned you last night -- SPOILERS ahead!
So… that happened.
Unless you've already read the novels that HBO's "Game of Thrones" is based upon, I'm guessing that a whole bunch of you are rivaling Justin Bieber for Best Jaw-Dropping Moment right now. But pick those jaws up off the floor, folks — it happened. And, believe it or not, it's going to be okay.
If you haven't seen the most recent episode of "Game of Thrones," let me warn you now — watch it before reading the rest of this post, unless you want to ruin the biggest twist of the season for yourself. One last time, louder and clearer now: MAJOR SPOILERS LIE AHEAD. You have been warned.
"Super 8" isn't a perfect movie -- really, no movie is -- but for my money, it's pretty darn close. J.J. Abrams has lovingly crafted the exact kind of summer blockbuster you wish you could see more often these days : plenty of action, one hell of a train crash (trust me, the trailers and commercials don't do the real disaster justice), and a whole lot of heart.
There's a lot of mystery surrounding the new Amblin Entertainment movie, yes, so I'll do my best not to spoil any of the big surprises for you. But for now, I don't think it's spoiling anything to say this: cheesy as it sounds, "Super 8" really is (wait for it) super great. Check out five reasons you need to see this movie past the jump.
Episode Title: "You Win Or You Die"
Story: After attacking Ned Stark and killing his men, Jaime Lannister has fled King's Landing for Casterly Rock, the home of his father, Tywin Lannister, who gives him a lesson in getting the job done. Things aren't going very well for his sister Cersei in King's Landing, though, once Ned confronts her about her relationship with her brother. But the situation is even graver for King Robert, who comes back from his hunt with more slaughtered meat than he bargained for -- a grim reality that leaves Ned with some difficult choices to make.
Across the Narrow Sea, Khal Drogo finds himself compelled to win the Iron Throne of Westeros for his wife Daenerys. Up north at the Wall, Jon Snow frets over his uncle's delayed return as well as his disappointing new assignment for the Night's Watch -- until his portly pal Samwell points out a significant silver lining.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Bangkok, however… well, all bets are off.
"The Hangover Part II" hit theaters this week and is already on track for a monstrously successful Memorial Day weekend. But put the commercial victory on the back-burner for a moment… how does it stack up creatively? Is Todd Phillips' second voyage with the ill-fated wolf-pack worth your hard-earned ticket money?
Well, that depends upon who you are and what you thought of the first "Hangover" movie — but for my money, I can think of at least five reasons you'll want to see this latest outing. Check 'em out after the jump.