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Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2
Rating:  (3/5)

    CAST:
        Jason Sudeikis as Kurt Buckman
        Jason Bateman as Nick Hendricks
        Charlie Day as Dale Arbus
        Jennifer Aniston as Dr. Julia Harris
        Kevin Spacey as Dave Harken
        Jamie Foxx as Dean "MF" Jones
        Chris Pine as Rex Hanson
        Christoph Waltz as Bert Hanson

Rating: R (for strong crude sexual content and language throughout)
Genre:Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sean Anders , John Morris , Jonathan Goldstein , John Francis Daley
In Theaters: Nov 26, 2014 Wide
Runtime:
Music composed by: Christopher Lennertz
Screenplay: John Morris, Sean Anders

The comical trio, Nick, Kurt and Dale are back with yet another adventure and this time it’s kidnapping! No matter how much these men try to get the better of Life, they always end up plotting the unbelievable. Director Sean Anders introduces a plot punctuated with high doses of crass and situational humor.The ensemble cast reprise their respective roles remarkably. The amazing chemistry of the three actors is the main highlight of the film. Though the story is predictable, it is the rib-tickling dialogues and the spontaneity of the characters that makes this film a complete entertainer.

The sequel is about the story of Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day). They have decided to set up a business together. However, their lives turn upside-down when Burt Hanson (Christoph Waltz), a wealthy businessman and his cocky son, Rex (Chris Pine) swindle them and steal their idea. Furious and desperate to retrieve their investments, they end up planning a kidnapping. Their entire mission rests on the untrustworthy Dean Jones (Jamie Foxx). So will the trio be able to avenge their losses or mess it up yet again? This is the climax you have to watch out for!

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, who play Nick, Kurt and Dale, will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Chris Pine joins the cast as the spoilt rich brat, Rex and is a treat to watch. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx also shine in their roles.
Horrible Bosses 2 is full of crass jokes and may be inadvisable for people who do not enjoy this style of humor. Plus, if you are looking for a twist or a mind-blowing ending then you might be disappointed, since the story-line is predictable and similar to the previous installment.
 
Why you watch this film?
 
A must-watch for people who enjoy crass and situational humor. Horrible Bosses 2 is a slapstick comedy that will make you laugh till you drop. The film is complete entertainment package with a stupendous cast, rib-tickling dialogues and an engaging climax. So this weekend, go on a hilarious caper with the comical trio Nick-Kurt-Dale.
 

Movie Review “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Transformers: Age of Extinction Critic's Rating: *** (3/5) Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, JackReynor, Bingbing Li, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John DiMaggio, Reno Wilson, Peter Cullen Direction: Michael Bay Genre: Action Duration: 2 hours 46 minutes ‘Age Of Extinction’ not only cracked the coveted $100 million mark, it was the first film to do so in the semi-sluggish 2014 box-office. Bay’s ‘Extinction’ now boasts the title of highest grossing opening of the year, and it's a good bet it'll hold on to that title through year's end. The opening is down 7.4% from "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," but up 3% from "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," so franchise fatigue hasn’t set in despite the fact that Bay’s film, from all accounts and reviews, sounds overdone and overwrought even by his overkill standards. Transformers takes a little time to really build up, with the necessary character-establishing scenes of the humans. Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) lives in the Texas countryside with his daughter Tessa (Peltz). Struggling to pay the bills, he invests every cent into buying and re-purposing what Tessa calls 'junk'. She is skeptical that the eager Yeager will one day make a game-changing invention. Yet later, when the pace kicks in, Bay ensures that you are blindsided by a juggernaut of metal. CIA agent Harold Attinger (Grammer) finds out that Yeager knows where Optimus Prime (Cullen) is. Attinger gets a Decepticon called Lockdown, whom he has formed a tenuous alliance with, to track down the Autobot leader as well as other Autobots because they are no longer welcome on Earth. The technology that makes the Transformers is then recycled and reverse-engineered by tech tycoon Joshua Joyce's (Tucci) company KSI, to create a new breed of Transformers. But does Joshua really understand the alien technology well enough to create and more importantly, control? Prime regroups with Bumblebee, Hound (Goodman), Drift (Watanabe), Crosshairs (DiMaggio) and Brains (Wilson) to fight the Decepticons. Yeager,Tessa and her boyfriend Shane (Reynor) help out. But while the effects are totally off the hook, the dialogues sound like a random collection of one-liners. Indeed, the machines display a wider range of emotions. But then again, you don't watch a Michael Bay film for intense dialogues. The idea is, why shoot a person just once when you can take a cannon instead and literally shred not only the person, but the car next to him, the building behind him and a few bystanders, with a few hundred bullets and shells for good measure. Be it fiery photogenic explosions, smashing buildings, mega monster battles and more, there is no doubt that action rules this film.
Movie Review "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 "

Movie Review "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 "
Rating:
 
4.5
Star Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper
Direction: Marc Webb
Genre: Adventure
Duration: 2 hours 22 minutes

 What sets Marc Webb's iteration of the web-slinger's story apart from Spider-Man's previous cinematic outings (and indeed, other superhero films) is that along with its share of action, epic fights and special effects, there is a vibrant, emotional core at the heart of this movie.

The human angle is strong throughout and this is visited early on, when we are reminded of Parker's parents Richard and Mary. Richard records a video message that attempts to explain why he and his wife had to decamp in a hurry. They also attempt to escape an assassin on their plane. Their young son Peter is left behind in the care of Aunt May and her husband. Will Peter discover this message that can help untangle the murky secrets behind Oscorp's mysterious experiments?

Back in present day New York, there's a zinger of an action scene where Spider-Man stops a truck with a Plutonium consignment from getting away. He also manages to save an Oscorp employee Max Dillon's (Foxx) life. Dillon is initially awestruck by Spider-Man. But when he subsequently has an accident involving falling into an experimental tank containing mutated eels, he mutates into Electro and soon becomes unhinged.

Meanwhile, Oscorp's CEO dies of a hereditary illness that is passed on to his son Harry (DeHaan). Harry's only cure is a sampling of Spider-Man's own venomous blood. Later, a series of events turns him into the Green Goblin. Interestingly, some of the villains inspire pity, because they all started out as normal people but later are twisted by fate and events.

The action sequences are breathtaking and despite the running time, the film doesn't drag. Garfield and Stone, in the scenes where they are together, have a palpable chemistry. This Spider-Man serves up both pathos and power.

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Rating:   (4 / 5)  : Very Good (Very Good )     
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Running time: 136 minutes Cine21
Prequel: Captain America: The First Avenger
Costume design: Judianna Makovsky

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy-the Winter Soldier.
This mission isn’t just to save hostages, though. Cap’s buddy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) has to secure a special hard drive loaded with secrets that could change the very balance of power as we know it. You may need an advanced degree from George Lucas Academy to suss out the specifics during all the World Security Council scenes, but when Senator Palpatine – I mean, Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) – says that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised, it isn’t hard to know who the bad guys are.

Steve Rogers is a man out of time, but learns he has to learn to trust a few people. Black Widow proves herself in combat and his jogging buddy Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) shares some of the same PTSD battle scars. They – and some other familiar faces – join forces to root out the evil that’s been festering within the very highest corners of S.H.I.E.L.D., an evil that has a surprising Teutonic bent.

It’s amazing, really, how the suspension of disbelief works. There are moments during ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ where audiences will shake their heads. Why risk going to an Apple store in public to decrypt a secret hard drive when you are chums with the world’s greatest computer whiz, Tony Stark? But, believing a man can take down a hovering plane/chopper/spaceship hybrid by leaping atop it from a motorcycle and whamming it with a shield? No problem.

The action in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is some of the best of the Marvel Movie Universe outside of ‘The Avengers‘. The fact that Cap is almost a regular guy is used to great advantage – he winces as he blasts open locked doors with nothing but his own brawn. His signature shield is used often and to great effect in this episode, almost as if it is a part of his body that he can remove, bank off three concrete barriers, thrust inside of a carbine and then yank free in one acrobatic arc.
 

Malaysian jet may have turned back, Vietnam forces on way to suspected debris

Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones.

The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar early Saturday somewhere at sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, but stressed there was no evidence of terrorism yet.

After it emerged that two people boarded the missing flight with stolen European passports, Malaysia's transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he was looking at four suspect passengers in all.

He declined to offer details, saying authorities were examining "the entire manifest", but confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was dispatching personnel to Malaysia.

"At the same time our own intelligence has been activated, and of course, the counter-terrorism units... from all the relevant countries have been informed," Hishammuddin said, refusing also to rule out the possibility that the plane may have been hijacked.

 

A Chinese person whose passport number is among those listed for passengers aboard the flight did not in fact board the plane, state media reported on Sunday.

The person, a resident of Fujian province in eastern China, has no departure record and is still in Fujian, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing police. The name listed by Malaysia Airlines for the passenger was different to that of the individual who holds the passport with the number in question, Xinhua said. The owner said the passport had never been lost or stolen, it added.

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Malaysian jet may have turned back, Vietnam forces on way to suspected debris

Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones.

The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar early Saturday somewhere at sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, but stressed there was no evidence of terrorism yet.

After it emerged that two people boarded the missing flight with stolen European passports, Malaysia's transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he was looking at four suspect passengers in all.

He declined to offer details, saying authorities were examining "the entire manifest", but confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was dispatching personnel to Malaysia.

"At the same time our own intelligence has been activated, and of course, the counter-terrorism units... from all the relevant countries have been informed," Hishammuddin said, refusing also to rule out the possibility that the plane may have been hijacked.

A Chinese person whose passport number is among those listed for passengers aboard the flight did not in fact board the plane, state media reported on Sunday.

The person, a resident of Fujian province in eastern China, has no departure record and is still in Fujian, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing police. The name listed by Malaysia Airlines for the passenger was different to that of the individual who holds the passport with the number in question, Xinhua said. The owner said the passport had never been lost or stolen, it added.