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Alright we are back with Movie Trailers part three where I review some of the new trailers that are out there of upcoming films. They are starting to release a lot of trailers for films expected by summer 2016 and I am anxious to review them. Here are the trailers:

Zoolander 2– By the time of the release of this film, it’ll be 15 years since the release of the original one. They’re basically doing what Jim Carey and company did with Dumb And Dumber To and I am not 100% sure I think this film will be worth watching. The first film was so stupid that it was brilliant and I am not sure having Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell back will change how I feel. Although having Benedict Cumberpatch in it makes the film interesting. Expect this one to be released in February of 2016.

Now You See Me: The Second Act– Naturally I was a huge fan of the first film and according to Dave Franco on Facebook if this does well they can give the third film in the trilogy. The trailer alone just makes me want to see this film and they’ve added Daniel Radcliffe to the fold. So, I am definitely going to be all over this one when it comes out in June of 2016.

How To Be Single– Another film that comes out in February, but I have to be honest, I am not sure if I am even going to see this. This is obvious a chick flick comedy starring Dakota Johnson and the funny Rebel Wilson (who I love) about a girl recently single who has to learn to be single again in New York City.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens– I have tried to stay away from watching trailers for this film, but I couldn’t help watching this 60 second TV spot from Disney. This film looks like it’s going to be epic and I cannot wait to see Kylo Ren on screen. Be there or be square.

Gods Of Egypt– This film has the markings of failure written all over it, but I will admit that it is visually stunning so there’s a chance this could be a decent film. I just have a hard time imagining Gerard Butler as an Egyptian God. The film comes out in February 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant– I have seen the first two films of this series so it’s more than likely that I am going to see this one when it comes out in March 2016. Our favorite characters make it outside the wall only to discover that they were guinea pigs who are now going to be destroyed because some scientists feel the system in there city failed.

Triple 9– I had never heard about this film, but after watching this trailer I am hooked and cannot wait to see this. It’s apparently about some cops and a gang who kill a cop in order to pull off a huge heist. Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet, and so many more star in this film.

 

pain and gainFor this week’s Based On A Truesday (play on True and Tuesday) Story we are looking at another film that is just hard to believe that it’s based on a true story. We are looking at the film Pain & Gain which was released in 2013 and it starred Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Hercules), and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Winter Soldier) as a crew of bodybuilders. Daniel Lugo (Wahlberg) is a bodybuilder in Miami, Florida who is sick and tire of having the perfect body, but not having any money. One day after accepting a certain client at his gym named Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), he decided to rob the man along with his two buddies Adrian Doorbal (Mackie) and Paul Doyle (Johnson). The trio plan to kidnap the man and extort him for all the money the man has. Will they get away with it or are they going to get caught? The film also stars Ed Harris (The Rock) as Ed DuBois, Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) as John Mese, Bar Paly (Non Stop) as Serena, Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) as Robin Peck, Ken Jeong (The Hangover) as Johnny Wu, Michael Rispoli (Kick-Ass) as Frank Griga, Peter Stormare (22 Jump Street) as Dr. Bjornson, and the film was directed by Michael Bay (Transformers).

rockThe story is at times hard to believe that something like this would occur, but according to the poster it’s based on a true story. As far as deciding what is true and what is not true int he film, The Guardian.com interviewed the real Victor Kershaw and his real name is Marc Schiller. According to Schiler, the personalities of all the members of The Sun Gym Gang were wrong as he states, “Since they decided not to talk to me they got the personalities of all the main characters wrong. I knew all these guys.” According to Schiller, Lugo was not a likeable person like how Wahlberg portrayed the character in the film. He states, “In reality Lugo was a very difficult person to like. He almost had a neon sign on his forehead that said: ‘Don’t Trust Me.’ He was a conman and that is all he knew. After my kidnapping, in the warehouse, he would go into wild mood swings, one minute a nice guy and the next a raving lunatic. You never knew which Lugo you were dealing with.” He goes on to talk about how Mackie’s character was really a sadist and you find out who really masterminded it all and you can read that here. One of the things I like about the film is that the fact that every character narrates certain parts of the film like they get to tell a little bit of their sides of the story. You can definitely tell that it’s a Michael Bay directed film just by the tones in the film and the types of shots that they used. It’s very reminiscent of the Transformers franchise and that is okay I guess. I really enjoyed the film especially the dark humor in it. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade. It’s available to view on Netflix as we speak.

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Everyone always watches any of the MTV award shows for the opening sequences because those are the make or break sequences that will tell you how the night will be. So, Rebel Wilson was named the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and I had high hopes because she actually is funny. The opening sequence which featured James Franco travelling to Australia to tell Rebel that she was chosen started the night off on the right foot. She was presented with the Iron Mangina suit and she flew to the awards where she performed with her Pitch Perfect cast in an amazing performance. Right when Rebel picked up the mic to talk to everyone, it suddenly became awkward where people were not laughing at her jokes right away and it was painful. Melissa McCarthy was the first presenter and her jokes were awful and that was an extremely awkward moment as well.

aa2As the show went on, the presenters were better as Rebel was still trying to figure out what she had to do to get a laugh. She eventually started to roll with her best bit which was the parodies of Les Miserable, Life Of Pi, and Magic Mike. Will Ferrell’s acceptance speech was priceless as he deservedly won the Comedic Genius award. The very beautiful Aubrey Plaza had her moment with Will Ferrell when she tried to take his award and she randomly sat back down. Rebel was a victim of another awkward moment when she won the Breakthrough performer award and the timing with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride just went terribly wrong. Selena Gomez had one of the best performances of the night in her sexy Indian outfit. The best announcement came at the end of the night when the director of The Avengers announced that Avengers 2 will come out in 2015 Overall, I am going to give the night a C+ because of all the awkward silent, missed joke moments of the night and there were many.

The Winners:

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Kiss: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook)

Summers Biggest Teen Badass: Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass 2)

MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Watson

Comedic Genius Award: Will Ferrell

MTV Generation Award: Jamie Foxx

Best Fight: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, the Chitauri, and a nuclear missile (The Avengers)

Best WTF Moment: Candieland Gets Smoked, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)

MTV Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)

MTV Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Best Villain: Tom Hiddelston (The Avengers)

Best Hero Performance: Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)

Movie Of The Year: Marvel’s The Avengers

courtesy of MTV