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Ant-Man

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. — (C) Marvel

Scott’s Take

Raise your hand if you haven’t seen Ant-Man? I guess I am the only one with his hand raised firmly in the air. I’ve heard mixed things about the film. Some say it’s the best superhero movie they have ever seen, while others say it’s only so-so yet better than it had any right being. Me? I think I’m going to love it.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

Minions

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award (R) winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation. (c) Universal

Scott’s Take

I said it once before and I’m here saying it again, I can’t stand the Minions. They completely distracted me from Despicable Me and Despicable me 2 and I compare them to a bunch of animated Adam Sandlers running around spewing incomprehensible nonsense. I do understand that these films aren’t made for my demographic, but there are plenty of family friendly films that entertain both adults and children alike. Anything involving the Minions isn’t one of them.

Steve’s Take

This is an obvious must-buy for me. My son LOVES the minions and while it was just a so-so film for adults, it is just a blast for the kids out there.

David’s Take

Check out David’s review here!

The Transporter: Refueled

Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.

Scott’s Take

Another completely unnecessary remake or reboot if you will. Aside from the first Transporter film starring Jason Statham, who really liked the sequels. This one is a dud best reserved for a rainy day and Redbox.

Steve’s Take

I have liked exactly 0 movies in the Transporter series. For me, it’s not even worth a buck at the Redbox machine. Go get an item on the dollar menu at Burger King.

Knock Knock

When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Scott’s Take

I watched Knock Knock a couple months ago On Demand and after somehow making getting through the dreadful The Green Inferno, I actually semi-enjoyed this much tamer and straight forward Eli Roth flick. Knock Knock isn’t a cinematic high standard in film making, but it’s entertaining enough to pass a couple hours.

Steve’s Take

When I first read the synopsis for this one, I was like “umm que?” and now I am a bit intrigued. I will see if I can’t check this bad boy out.

Next Week

Plenty to choose from this week. Look for Ant Man and Minions to dominate in a battle for your buck. It’s a win win. Next week we have the ageless Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Ted 2 and the not so Fantastic Four. Have a great weekend everyone.