Category: Movie Night

When you’re looking for a film to watch in the week, look no further than our recommendations for your Movie Night

Movie Night: Blood Sport

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed.

We are switching up on the next instalment of our World Cup related Movie Nights. Only this time around, instead of the best in the world gathering to kick a ball, they gather to kick each other. We see Monsieur Van-Damme in his early days before he became the big action star that we know him as. The acting and dialogue in this film is very amusing, but then again the focus is meant to be the martial arts tournament.

As many teams drop out of the World Cup at this stage of the tournament, if your team hasn’t won you can treat yourself to a parody of drama whilst watching good performances of physical prowess. Not to mention the epic 80s training montage at the beginning.

It has a rating of 6.8 on IMDb and 33% Rotten Tomatoes. Check it out and give us your rating.

Movie Night: Shaolin Soccer

20140612-174031-63631404.jpgA young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. Starring Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-fei Wong & Man Tat Ng

Its World Cup time! So we have a topical pick for movie night this week: Shaolin Soccer, which is directed by and starring Stephen Chow as a kung fu master who applies his martial arts skills to football as he recruits his siblings to win the national cup.

The film is an over the top mix of football and kung fu with a lot of comedy.

We’re gonna have to let the fact that it says “Soccer” slide. I guess they went for alliteration to sound cool. The blend of martial art moves in a football setting really works well. The interactions between the brothers and the always-needed-in-a-sports-movie montage are great. I can’t overstate how funny the comedy is to me. Don’t be off-put by the fact it is in another language. There is also a English dubbed version (but i prefer the subbed version).

Have fun watching this and have fun watching whatever team you’re supporting in Brazil!

The film has received a 7.3 on iMDB and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Movie Night: 10 Things I Hate About You

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. Starring Julia Styles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon Levitt

10 Things I Hate About You is probably my favourite teen film and such a cult classic. This along with the Breakfast Club and Mean Girls should be top of any teen film list. It contains such a talented ensemble cast with Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik and the great Jo-Go-Lev. It is a modern take on the Shakespeare tale ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ .

Larisa Oleynik plays the popular younger sister who is forbidden from dating unless her more level headed older sister (Stiles) is also dating. JoGoLev tries to arrange a solution to the dilemma by enrolling Heath Ledger, who is the enigmatic new guy, to go out with Stiles. As you can imagine not everything goes to plan and hilarity and confusion ensues The film manages to bring together great dialogue, great acting and an awesome soundtrack. The film has a score of 7.2 on iMDB and 61% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Written by Baba

 

Movie Night: Columbiana

A young woman, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. Starring Zoe Saldana, Callum Blue, Lenny James, Michael Vartan and Jordi Molla.

Hot on the heels of the controversy surrounding Miss Saldana’s role as Nina Simone in the biopic of the late African American singer and activist… I present you the reason we love Zoe, though her excessive dark make-up and lithe athleticism makes her not suitable as Nina Simone but amazing as the Cataleya in Colombiana.

Young Cataleya witnesses the death of her parents by assassins from the drug lord her father worked for. Her father had intel on his boss and afraid that he would pass it on to authorities, the drug lord orders Cataleya’s family killed. She escapes with the intel to America with the help of the US embassy, where she grows up to be an assassin for her uncle, whilst leaving a signature at her crime scenes, the Cataleya flower. Her fine work as an assassin attracts the attention of an FBI agent who assumes she is a man and thus ensues the hunt for him (who is really a “her”) and the imminent death of her present family due to the cartels discovering who she is, years after killing her parents.

This is a brilliant action and suspense movie, with enough ammo and hand to hand combat to set your heart racing. The film has received a 6.4 on iMDB and 27% on Rotten Tomatoes but I would give it a 7.5 outta 10 and hope her new film hits the big screen soon and is worth all the rage on Tumblr.

Movie Night: Die Hard 2

John McClane, officer of the NYPD and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, attempts to avert disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Starring Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler and Fred Dalton Thompson

On a rainy day, I like to put on The Goonies and lose myself in rainy Oregon looking for treasure. When it’s cold and maybe even snowing, I like to put on Die Hard 2, the most unassuming of Christmas movies. Who doesn’t like watching John McClane racking up the body count as he takes on terrorists who have hijacked a whole airport instead of a mere airplane (the 80s/90s were a good time for some interesting movie plots). It certainly beats watching a heart warming story of how a person saves Christmas when santa is a) ill b) kidnapped or c) all of the above. So ‘Yipee Ki Yay’ Movie Lovers, John McClane is, for once, at the right place at the right time.

The film has a 7.1 on iMDB and 66% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Written by Itty Mathew

Movie Night: Robot and Frank

robot-and-frank-52c55f930837cSet in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon and James Marsden.

I didn’t really know what to expect when I sat down to watch Robot & Frank, but after seeing it on a variety of lists for best movie of 2013 and seeing it’s high scores on Rotten Tomatoes (86%) and IMDb (7.1/10) I was looking forward to it.
 
Robot & Frank was a fantastic heart warming story set in the near future where Frank, an ageing retired Jewel thief is given a domestic robot by his son. Frank is resistant against the Robot at first, but quickly realises he can use it to aid him in burglary.
 
The character development in this movie is very special, the relationship that Frank and the Robot grow into is translated brilliantly in film. Almost every shot is beautiful in this movie and the pacing is perfect, Robot & Frank was a fantastic watch and after watching it on Netflix, I still plan on picking it up on Blu-Ray in the near future. Robot & Frank get’s an 8/10 from me.
 
Written by Bradley Pearson
 

 

Movie Night: The Amazing Spiderman

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Dennis Leary.

With the release of The Amazing Spiderman 2 yesterday, it’s time to get ourselves prepared with the previous instalment before we hit up the big screen to catch the much anticipated and highly marketed sequel. It truly is the era of the superhero in the current state of film. This film rebooted the Sam Raimi franchise previously starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco and Willem Dafoe. And not only did the cast change, but also changed Peter Parker/Spiderman’s love interest from the widely known Mary Jane Watson to the lesser known and first love interest Gwen Stacey. In our opinion, we love that this film stays true to the comics and gives us a slender Spiderman who uses his DIY web shooters and a true origin story with Spidey’s first love.

The film has recieved a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.2 on iMDB.

In case you haven’t been able to satisfy your superhero fix after this film, we also have our definitive guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Movie Night: The Goonies

A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Joe Pantoliano and John Matuszak

With the recent announcement of The Goonies sequel, it made sense to dust out the VHS tapes or remastered DVDs of the original 1985 cult classic for this week’s Movie Night selection. As a kid, we all loved the idea of a treasure hunt and this film had us all exploring our attics and neighborhoods in the hope that we could find a clue that would send us on an adventure even remotely as exciting as in the film. The film has an iMDB rating of 7.8 and a critic rating of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 – The Definitive Guide

MarvelCinematicUniverseGuideWith the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we here at It’s OK Guys, We’ve Got This thought it would be a good time to compile a definitive guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe so that you can get yourself up to speed with everything that has happened so far in this superhero saga.

Check out our previous post for Phase One to catch the origin stories of all our superheroes.

Listed below is the recommended viewing order so that you are able to keep up with every reference and most of all, the post-credits scene in these films which give us a teaser into the next film in the saga. Once you are up to date with this list, we’ve got a list of the future films in this saga, which we will be updating with every release.

So grab some popcorn and begin the marathon.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 1 – The Definitive Guide

MarvelCinematicUniverseGuideWith the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we here at It’s OK Guys, We’ve Got This thought it would be a good time to compile a definitive guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe so that you can get yourself up to speed with everything that has happened so far in this superhero saga.

Listed below is the recommended viewing order so that you are able to keep up with every reference and most of all, the post-credits scene in these films which give us a teaser into the next film in the saga. Once you are up to date with this list, we’ve got a list of the future films in this saga, which we will be updating with every release.

So grab some popcorn and begin the marathon.

Continue reading