95: ‘Tomorrowland’ Starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson
May 2015 27

tomorrowland posterGeorge Clooney joins the Disney machine for Tomorrowland. It’s a classic bait-and-switch as we spend waaaay more time in Todayland than we ever spend in Tomorrowland.

In that grand Disney World tradition we spend more time waiting for the ride than we do on the actual ride itself. So grab yourself a Dole Whip and listen while we sharpen our knives and get to spoilin’.

It’s Reel Spoilers #95 – Tomorrowland.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Brian Spath, Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Dan Graney
Run-time: 1hr 57min

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Film Review: ‘Poltergeist’ Starring Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris
May 2015 22

poltergeist-remake-posterWhat happens when legendary horror filmmaker Sam Raimi joins forces with Gil Kenan, the director of Monster House to remake one of the greatest horror films ever made? A soulless train wreck of a movie.  This “haunted house” remake doesn’t come even close to the originality of the 1982 version.

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94: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
May 2015 21

If Sid from Toy Story grew up to be John Ford and then filmed a Smokey & The Bandit reboot at Burning Man it might look like Mad Max: Fury Road. Or maybe it was a fever dream.

Hard to say but either way director George Miller has turned in what is arguably the most unique Hollywood blockbuster in a generation. So allow us to spoil it for you, won’t you?

It’s Reel Spoilers #94 – Mad Max: Fury Road.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Joey Vosevich, Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl Kevin Brackett
Run-time: 1hr 45min

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Film Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
May 2015 15

Max_Mad_Fury_Road_Newest_PosterEven if you haven’t seen any of the Mad Max films, there’s still a good chance you’ve watched or heard something that the series had a direct effect on. Filmmakers like James Cameron, Guillermo del Toro, and David Fincher cite the series’ impact on their works. Rap artists such as Tupac and Snoop Dogg referenced the films either in their music videos or lyrics. Computer gamers would be hard-pressed not to recognize the impact on the Fallout universe.

Now, 30 years after the last film in the franchise was released, Max Rockatansky is ready to make his return, albeit this time in the shape of Tom Hardy. Mad Max: Fury Road may not tell much of a story at all, but I don’t think the intended audience cares so much about tiny things like plot and character development. The Mad Max world is brutal, truculent, and fueled by adrenaline. And it’s this formula that’s not only going to appeal to the original audience, but bring a whole new fanbase into the universe.

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Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow
May 2015 15

Pitch_Perfect_2_poster It seems like every summer, you’ll see at least a couple of films dealing with college students and their experiences. These movies range in topic from sports (We Are Marshall), growing up, (American Pie 2), fraternities (Animal House, Going Greek), or a plethora of other topics.

When the original Pitch Perfect came out, it took the young audiences by storm. It was a solid blend of young stars and comedy, and the musical compositions were brilliantly executed. After making $113 million on a $17 million budget, it was inevitable a sequel would come out.

Fast forward to 2015, and the result is Elizabeth Banks’ debut as director of a feature-length film. With the bulk of the core cast returning for the sequel, Banks and company deliver a sequel that adheres to the same formula as the original, but doesn’t seem to come out quite right.

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