Review: Born in China.

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Review: Unforgettable.

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Review: The Promise.

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Review: Free Fire.

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Review: Unforgettable

Barely coping with the end of her marriage, Tessa Connover learns that her ex-husband, David, is now happily engaged to Julia. Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her forget her troubled past. Soon, Tessa's jealousy starts to consume her, and she will stop at nothing to turn Julia's paradise into the ultimate nightmare.
Release: April 21, 2017 | Runtime: 100 minutes | Rated: R
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When Tessa Connover (Katherine Heigl) and David Connover (Geoff Stults) divorce, they cope with it in different ways. Tessa has issues getting over the split and is especially protective of her daughter. On the other hand David decides that it is time to move on. He begins a relationship with Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson) resulting in David’s proposal. As Rosario is trying to figure out the new wife and stepmother role Tessa becomes very jealous. This jealously results in her doing everything she can to make Rosario’s life a living hell.

While this is a cheesy story line it could have been a enjoyable thrill, but what actually comes to fruition is an over the top, poorly pieced together film. To start the acting is not that abundant. Most noticeably is Katherine Heigl’s portrayal of the ex-wife Tessa. She brings the characters obsession of perfection to level one thousand and is just an incredibly robotic and unrealistic character. Tessa is so unlikable and controlling it leaves the audiences to ponder “why did David marry her in the first place?”. Speaking of David his character is purely muscle. He is so cliche and basic that anyone could have played his character. But in defence of the actors, they were working with a very poorly written script, including quite a bit of cheesy dialogue. The cinematography also is not to par. It just gives you a very bland image and seems like it could be from 2003.

Now while this film is not that well made, Julia Banks makes the best of it with her portrayal of Rosario. She's the only character with any character development, showing that she is having issues getting over a previous abusive boyfriend. Also the movie as a whole is entertaining enough to get through. It's definitely not a film to re-watch, but if you’re forced into watching it, you won't be checking your watch every five minutes.

Over all this Unforgettable does not deserve your money. The plot literally had the audience laughing at the screening, due to the over the top acting. Although this very cliche film has it’s decent aspects, they just are not able to outweigh all of the things going against the film. Sadly I can not recommend anyone to see Unforgettable.

Cabell Cabell (Contributor) is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. He will watch just about any film but when he's not reviewing the latest hits he spends time directing films of his own.
The first thing I asked myself after watching this was, How much did Katherine Heigl get paid for this horrible movie? Im serious, comment below if you know. I can't believe she would do this without getting paid some high dollar amount first.

There are so many problems with this movie. I mean for starters, hasn't there already been a version of this movie in the past, like four times already. I know most movies now a days are just the same old junk, but I mean come on, can't we try a little harder.

Since we've seen this movie before, we, the audience, could already tell what was going to happen before it happen. Sometimes the audience ended up laughing at the screen because of how stupid everything was we were watching. I wonder if they can do a do over with this movie and just throw it out. Throw it out and start all over. That might just be best for this movie.

I wouldn't waste my time Redboxing this movie, let alone seeing it in theaters.

Billy Billy (Editor) - Billy has seen many movies over the years. He enjoys comedies and anything action, including the summer blockbuster movies. You can follow Billy on Twitter here.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Review: The Promise

When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.
Release: April 21, 2017 | Runtime: 133 minutes | Rated: PG-13
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The Promise is a romantic drama that takes place during World War 1.

It's a very drawn out movie but it does - for the most part focus on Oscar Issac's character, Miguel, and his love interest, Ana, played by Charlotte Le Bon. Another familiar face is Christian Bale who plays a journalist and Ana's long time boyfriend. The story tells the journey of these three to make it to safety and flee from Turkey. The movie gets a little bit ridiculous at times - but it's Hollywood so that's expected, and it's possible these things actually do happen in real life.

This movie was pretty heartbreaking to watch - I think this is a very important part of history and the persecution of the Armenian people is not one to be taken lightly. That being said - this had humor and some fun parts to break up the general feeling of sadness. I liked the movie and was invested in the characters and relationships. If you liked Hotel Rwanda I think you will enjoy this film as well.

AshleyK Ashley K. (Contributor) is a frequent traveler currently living in San Diego. She's a super nerd who enjoys all kinds of movies and doesn't always think the book was better.
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Review: Free Fire

Free Fire opens with Justine (Oscar® winner Brie Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Cillian Murphy) and shifty South African gun runner Vernon (Sharlto Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.
Release: April 21, 2017 | Runtime: 85 minutes | Rated: R
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Free Fire, a crime action movie with an all star cast that will have you laughing the whole way through.

99% of the movie takes place in the same building, a warehouse. Two gangs have met to exchange weapons for money until some complications occur and the shoot out begins!

The characters are not what you expect from your average crime action movie, they each have a strong personality and a sense of humour. The comedy in this film takes a little to warm up too, at first you may be unsure about this South African dude with a moustache but then you will find that one line that suits your humour and then you will not stop laughing.

Hannah Hannah (Contributor) spends her days in Texas. She'll be found watching movies, reading scripts, making movies or eating.
This film felt like the director took the elements of crime films and mixed them with comedy and took it as far left as he could go. Since the movie is almost entirely inside of the warehouse it focuses viewers attention on how futile and pointless some gun battles are and how egos usually play a huge part in this.

Among all the chaos and laughs the film still seems to have a sense of order which kept my attention and even though they characters are in a massive gun battle, they made it look like it was the highlight of their life. Also the ego roller coaster (or perhaps bubble pop depending on how you look at it) adds even more to the comedy and shows the talent and eccentricity of the director Ben Wheatley.

Ashley Ashley (Contributor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Review: Born in China

Narrated by John Krasinski, Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.
Release: April 21, 2017 | Runtime: 79 minutes | Rated: G
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Born in China marks the 9 th Disneynature release, this time with John Krasinski of The Office narrating our foray into the vast open nature of China, far from the hustle and bustle of the world’s most populous country. Focusing on the lives of the animals that share the country, will this feel-good movie inspire us to explore the nature in our own backyards and around the world?

The latest Disney exploration into nature features the story of three fuzzy families who must navigate the trials and tribulations of parenthood and coming of age. Born in China centers on the rarely seen lives of the renowned great pandas, the mischievous golden monkeys, and the solitary snow leopards. Raising children, growing up, and navigating life is never an easy task – even for animals! Unlike the Animal Planet documentaries you remember from grade school, this film stitches together scenes to tell a fully fleshed out story. Leave it to Disney to create a plot for a nature documentary, and although the story is sometimes farfetched, it is still heartfelt and not wholly unbelievable.

Disney was sure to cater their film to the G audience. Born in China is a great experience for the young child and their parents, inspiring an excitement for nature and introducing them to all that our world has to offer. The movie does touch on multiple aspects of life in the animal kingdom, but it does not go very far beyond the basics. It is a great introductory course and a great way to build interest in nature, but Born in China is not a deeply education film, and sadly, a far call from the likes of Planet Earth. But make no mistake, this is not what Disney was aiming for. Disney was hoping to translate the magic of its traditional tales, with its plot, lighthearted jokes, and wholesome lessons and apply it to a film about nature, all with the goal of showing children that nature can be fun. In that vein, Disney succeeded. This is a great, wholesome film with moral lessons and some corny jokes from the narrator. That said, Disneynature makes some of the most beautiful nature films in creation, and this film is no exception. The cinematography from the landscapes, colors, and angles are truly breathtaking. Their dedication to this field really proves how passionate they are about these films. Born in China is a fun, lighthearted journey. There were many scenes where the animals did downright silly and funny things that brought a smile to my face. There were many scenes that were touching and heartfelt. I appreciated the different take on a nature film, but in the end, it still felt a little shallow. Born in China is a must see for young children, but for most other audiences, the same sense of wonder can be found in the much more educational options that are available elsewhere.

Johnny Johnny (Contributor) was born and raised in San Diego. He's been a fan of films the majority of his life. He enjoys the feeling it invokes and the power it has to take you go another place. 
Disney has done it again. They created a movie where animals attack each other and you, the viewer, don't even get to see it. I'm guessing that was so this movie could keep its G rating. I just know I would have loved to see an animal attack or a more dangerous fight.

It was a very smart movie to involve John Krasinski. He made this movie so lovable and his voices had me laughing and feeling good through the whole movie. He helps keep the pace of this movie flowing, and doesn't make you want to stop watching. He knows how to keep the viewer entertained.

This movie has the best runtime. It's nice and short to keep you entertained, and just when you're thinking you're going to get bored, the movie is now over. The timing was spot on for this movie.

Make sure you stay through the credits. You won't want to miss all the fun the crew had while making this movie, and you get to see just how close they were to these dangerous animals.

Billy Billy (Editor) - Billy has seen many movies over the years. He enjoys comedies and anything action, including the summer blockbuster movies. You can follow Billy on Twitter here.

Rating: 2.75 out of 5

Screening: ALIEN: COVENANT - San Antonio

You can download an admit two pass to see the new movie ALIEN: COVENANT at Santikos Palladium IMAX - 17703 W. IH-10 San Antonio, TX 78257, on Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 7:30pm.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

ALIEN: COVENANT opens in Theaters on May 19th, 2017.


Disclaimer: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Passes available on a first-claim first-serve basis. You will need to register for a free Gofobo account in order to redeem the passes and each registered user account is limited to claim one admit-two pass. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions.

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