Over the past few weeks and during the Holidays, there have been a lot of new movies released in theaters. Below is a brief description of a few of the movies recently released. Enjoy!
Django Unchained is an extravagant, outrageous film by director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Inglorious Bastards). This film tells a very unique story about a bounty hunter (Waltz) and a slave (Foxx) living in the south during the Civil War who team together to rescue the slave’s wife (Washington) from a plantation in Mississippi. This film is very brutal, gory, and over-the-top in a Tarantino-like way. Some have called Django Unchained racist and offensive, while others find it to be wildly entertaining and complex. Starring Christopher Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington, Django Unchained could be one of Tarantino’s best and complete films. This film is a bit long, running 2 hours and 45 minutes, but it will keep you engaged throughout. Django Unchained is rated R for strong graphic violence, vicious fight scenes, language and some nudity. 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, and Robert Duvall, Jack Reacher is an action crime thriller about an ex-military investigator who tries to solve a mass shooting case involving a trained military sniper with multiple random killings. This film is action packed and features Tom Cruise kicking ass as Jack Reacher. The fighting sequences are decently realistic looking, and Tom Cruise does a fair job as an unstoppable detective. The plot is a bit complicated, and there are many twists that constantly change the story. Jack Reacher is rated PG-13 for violence, language, and some drug material. Running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes. 3 out of 5 stars. (more…)