Edge of Tomorrow: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.
with Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt. Not too bad, not too great either—but a decent bit of scifi mind candy if you are willing to lower your expectations.
The Grand Budapest Hotel: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
A surprisingly fun and deep romp, with a huge array of celebrities in the case; it was not what I was expecting and I enjoyed it.
Doomsday: A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
Robocop: In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Official Denial: A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien from a UFO shot down by the Air Force. Telepathically, the alien tells him it must be returned to its ship, where it will reveal a secret vital to the future of the planet.
Kinda hokey, very scifi-tv-movie of the week kind of feel to it.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit:
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Starring Chris Pine as Jack Ryan and Keira Knightly as his fiancée. A bit better than I was expecting; not a bad way to spend the evening.
Mindhunters: Trainees in the FBI’s psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Scooby-Doo: After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
What a waste of time. I guess I really don’t enjoy slapstick style comedy. I didn’t enjoy the Scooby gang much as a child, still don’t enjoy it. Oh well.
White House Down: A Secret Service agent is tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group.
Hella bunch of explosions, as to be expected for an Emmerich film. I found that if I suspended my belief quite a bit, parts of it were fairly enjoyable, more so than I expected.
Divergent: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.
Watched this based on the recommendation of a good friend. Not too bad, not that great, but worth a watch.