June Movies

This month some more of the summer movies will be hitting the big screen. Some will cash in big time and others hoping to at least make back some of their money back. Here are just some of the few movies coming out this month trying to get some of your money.

June 7

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Set in the near future the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The story follows a family and how they struggle to survive the night when their home is broken into by a intruder

115406  June 12

This is The End

The movie follows six friends, played by the actors playing themselves are force to test their friendship as a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles.

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The Man of Steel

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect the his new home from an insidious evil

125805 June 21

World War Z

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself

123222 Monsters University

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met at University of Fear they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Of cousrse there a many more movies coming out in the month of June but I just highlight a few of the most high profile ones in this month. I am sure that you will be able to find these or other ones to help feed your thirst for some movie fun.

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Movie Mondays: “Memorize”

Hello Poppers and welcome back to Movie Mondays. This Monday I found this gem on the old web, well YouTube actually and it is a great piece. Written and directed by Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson this very well done short film takes place in the future and mankind has been implanted with chips. The Memorize chip records everything you see and is used to fight crime. A special group called the SSU – Special Surveillance Unit controls the system.

I loved this piece. The effects were awesome. The production crew should be applied for making such a beautiful piece on according to the directors note, “a shoe string budget”

So sit back. Get a drink and popcorn if you like and show this piece some love.

Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who

Matt-SmithToday news that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the 2013 the BBC announced. After 4 years of playing everyone’s favorite time lord Matt Smith has decided it is time to move on.

The 30 year old actor said that working on the show had been “the most brilliant experience”

In a statement release by Matt Smith,

“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show.

“I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.

“Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven – he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.

The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before.

“Your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number 11, who I might add is not done yet – I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.

“It’s been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the Tardis for a spell with ‘the ginger, the nose and the impossible one’. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”

Smith toke over the role of the 11th Doctor in 2010 from David Tennant and was the youngest actor to play the Doctor. Let any new actor that takes the role there is a time of transition and created a new vision of the Doctor and Matt Smith did a great job of making the Doctor is own.

Show runner Steven Moffat said,

“Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me. The way he’d turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry – I just never knew what was coming next. “The Doctor can be clown and hero – often at the same time – and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of this extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him – sometimes literally – his behavior was always worthy of the Doctor.”

During his years on Doctor Who, Matt was the first to be nominated for a Bafta in the role.

So now my fellow Doctor Who fans the search begins for the next actor to step into the role. I am sure that Steven Moffat will find the right man for the job and a new exciting chapter will begin in the Doctor Who universe.

Source BBC News

X-MEN #1

2912509-xmenAnother new book coming in the Marvel Now universe is X-men #1. This new book stars the X-Woman in their own book. Written by Brian Wood and penciled by Oliver Coipel. Book #1 opens with Jubilee return home with a baby in hand in a back pack actually.  Also following her home is a old enemy looking for help from a alien entity that could destroy the big blue ball we all live on. The baby that Jubilee brings back to the mutant family home may not be what she appears and could be the only hope to save the world or its destroyer. Worried about Jubilee, Kitty, Storm and Rogue head off to intercept the train that Jubilee is on and protect her from the person following her. Then BLAME the action begins.

Brain Wood does a good job introducing us to the main players in the book and the dialogue is easy.  Not heavy on the techno diarrhea that made me stop reading the X books many moons ago. I have always been a fan of strong woman characters and it is nice to see more positive strong female characters. I am sorry to say that I have not been following the X world for awhile so much of what is happening in the book is new to me. But saying that it is good seeing it fresh again. I hope that Brain Wood can keep the stories more about the characters then about the tech heavy world of X men universe.

Art work by Olivier Coipel is great but also at times is blurring and sketchy. The one thing that kept annoying me a little was Olivier’s  version of Kitty. Kitty still looked like the little girl that was first introduced in Uncanny X-Men #129. I can still see that innocent little girl. Maybe in the next few issues I will be able to see a more adult version of her.

So in the end I did like this book and do plan on getting a few more issues before I make up mind. I want to see how the story unfolds and if the strong female characters remain that way.

I give X-Men #1 3 drooling babies out of 5

Remember comics are to be enjoyed, not destroyed.

LLAP/POBS

Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters

The second installment of the Percy Jackson movie franchise(Is there a franchise???) will be hitting theaters August 7, 2013. I have not really paid much attention to this movie but since I saw that nerd master Nathan Fillion was in the movie I had to take a look. If you a fan of Nathan Fillion you will smile.

Via Blastr, YouTube