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Apr 16, 2012

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Lockout-Guy-Pearce.jpgThe famous directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger make a momentous comeback with their brilliantly plotted movie “Lockout”. This movie reveals tremendous thrill and action and is a science fiction. The movie shows the events taking place in the future. The story of the movie shows the technological advancements that are likely to occur in the future.In the movie, a scientist reveals that he has discovered a unique security prison, which will work in space. The prison is made with an extraordinary mechanism, in which the criminals are kept under a tough lock mechanism. Small metal boxes placed horizontally one over the other constitute this one-of-a-kind prison. As you watch Lockout online, you will get to witness the shudder-inducing conditions that are prevalent in the prison. Every prisoner is kept alone in his cell and is not allowed to talk to anyone.

The prisoners are not allowed to step into the outside world, and hence they have to suffer the unbearable pain of being closed alone in a confined area. Emilie Warnock, whose role is played by Maggie Grace, gets stuck in dangerous conditions in the prison, when she moves there on a good will mission.One of the prisoners grabs a gun from a security official and the control of the prison shifts into the hands of the prisoners. Download Lockout to know what happens when Emilie is arrested by the prisoners, leaving her miserable and defenseless. Watch full Lockout to know the fate of Emilie and also to catch the action and thrill that movie unleashes.

Set somewhere in the near future, this film by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather depicts the fate of a former agent with the government after being convicted on false grounds. Also known as MS One: Maximum Security, the film follows events in the life of Snow, an immoral government agent, once he faces conviction for a crime that he did not commit. Known as a specialist in breaking rules, Snow is traced to his prison cell by figures, who offer him freedom in exchange of his efforts at successfully accomplishing a dangerous mission in outer-space. Watch Lockout online to find Snow accepting the offer, and getting ready for a mission that would change his life, forever.

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Lockout-Maggie-Grace-Guy-Pearce.jpgAction awaits Snow at the maximum-security prison in outer space that has been taken over inmates. The President’s daughter is held hostage by these violent prisoners, and it is now, Snow’s responsibility to fight the inmates, and bring the president’s daughter out of the situation, unharmed and without a scratch. As we get ready to download Lockout, we should note a fact here that while operating as a government agent in the past, Snow had been able to prove that he possessed certain qualities that are solely responsible for him being assigned, this risky yet life-saving and fortunate opportunity to obtain freedom for himself, and erase the false scar on his image, once and for all. Shot in Belgrade, since September 2010, the film has received an R-rating, and promises outer space action that hardcore sci-fi fans must have been waiting for quite some time now.

Despite a solid headliner in Guy Pearce, the underwhelming marketing for Lockout, which makes the project look like a direct-to-DVD experience, has been enough to cause a lot of moviegoers to forget that the film was actually developed by well-known thriller writer/director/producer Luc Besson (The Fifth Element and Taken). While Besson outsourced directorial duties to untested feature co-helmers, James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, the fan-favorite producer was still instrumental in crafting the Lockout story – as well as overseeing production.

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As a result, it’s no surprise that Lockout features plenty of Besson’s staple calling cards: most notably a snarky and rough-around-the-edges (but charming) leading man, as well as some hard-hitting action set-pieces, among other things. However, do Mather and St. Leger successfully carry Besson’s concept across the finish line – delivering an entertaining sci-fi thriller that’s more than just the sum of its tried-and-true parts?

While it’s certainly not a flawless movie, or a deep exploration of character (as depicted in Taken), Lockout succeeds at being an over-the-top thriller with surprisingly high production values for a $20 million film that has to make room for a Guy Pearce paycheck. It’s not the most visually-stunning movie in the genre and definitely has a “budget” look at times; however, the project ultimately succeeds as a result of Pearce – who delivers an enjoyable, albeit snide, performance as government agent-turned-one-man-army, Snow.

As with some Besson-produced projects, the Lockout story is pretty basic. After a government operation goes awry, agent Snow (Guy Pearce) is taken into federal custody on suspicion that he double-crossed one of his closest friends (and, subsequently, compromised the security of the United States). After refusing to cave during a brutal interrogation at the hands of secret service agent Langral (Peter Stormare) and one of Snow’s handlers, Shaw (Lennie James), the agent is about to disappear into the federal prison system forever – until the President’s daughter, Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace), is taken hostage by inmates while visiting an enormous prison facility orbiting the Earth. Snow is given the option of rescuing the President’s daughter in exchange for his freedom, an offer Snow initially rejects, until he discovers that the key to clearing his name is also aboard the prison installation (which is rapidly plunging into inmate versus inmate pandemonium).

While the Lockout storyline gets the job done – presenting an intriguing sandbox for Pearce’s character to kick butt and fire off snarky one-liners – none of the characters in the film are anything but single-note caricatures. Some moviegoers will, no doubt, be unaffected by the lack of development, but compared to similar entries in the action-thriller genre, it’s not unfair to expect a more rewarding balance. That said, Snow is a likable leading man (thanks in part to Pearce’s approach to the role); however, the audience is only going to sympathize with him because of the way he’s presented in contrast to the rest of the story: he’s innocent, anti-establishment, and honorable (in spite of his rough exterior). The same can be said for the rest of the supporting cast – which is either going to be a sticking point for moviegoers hoping for something character-driven or a relief for viewers who would rather jump right into the action.

This dichotomy can be applied to how audiences will view other aspects of Lockout - as the story, despite a pretty robust sci-fi future, doesn’t bother with a lot of world-building and instead simply presents information (there’s a prison in space) without really exploring the film’s potentially intriguing universe.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qvt2Xkk0QPk/TjKlnvc89qI/AAAAAAAAABg/Y_40LLBPgYA/s1600/downloadWatchBtn_a.pngEvery moment of the movie (both good and bad) relies heavily on familiarity with pre-existing action-thriller genre archetypes, sci-fi concepts, and staple good versus evil caricatures – without developing anything or anyone, once established. As a result, the characters (and story) aren’t likely to offer many surprises along the way – as the film merely follows the presented elements out to the most logical (albeit somewhat cliched) conclusions. Even the action, which is clearly the priority here, doesn’t showcase anything new and isn’t going to outright drop jaws. However, the combination of Pearce’s reaction to a lot of these moments of tension still makes for a pretty enjoyable one-two punch – even if the moments aren’t mind-blowing on their own.

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Lockout-Joseph-Gilgun-570x349.jpgSurprisingly, the film actually succeeds because of its heavy reliance on things audiences have seen before – since a lot of them are tried-and-true onscreen ideas. As an example, there’s nothing unique about Joseph Gilgun’s Hydell, an inmate responsible for most of the mayhem occurring in the prison, but he’s still one of the more enjoyable characters to watch. Similarly, even though the film fails to capture the scale of the facility and the sheer number of prisoners that are running around, the prison break in space set-up is intriguing enough – and presents an adequate foundation for some tense moments and modest-but-cool action sequences.

Lockout is not going to rival the explosive set-pieces audiences expect in Michael Bay summer blockbusters, but it succeeds at offering an exciting, if somewhat thin, adventure. While plot holes and one-note characters keep the film from being a clearcut must-see, for thriller fans looking for an enjoyable-but-brainless popcorn flick, Mather and St. Leger have delivered a (mostly) competent Luc Besson actioner – thanks, in large part, to an enjoyable performance from Guy Pearce.

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Apr 13, 2012

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Three-Stooges-Movie-Starring-Chris-Diamantopoulos-Sean-Hayes-and-Will-Sasso-Review.jpgDirector duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly has come with a new comedy movie 'The Three Stooges', which aims at eliciting strings of laugh riots from all of us. First time when I heard the movie name, I was quite confused about the genre, whether it is a comedy, a suspense thriller, or a typical romantic movie. The trailers for the movie revealed it a slapstick comedy and people who knew Peter and Bobby Farrelly's movies could guess how successful this movie is going to be.In case you have missed out on the new dose of humor then watch The Three Stooges online. Due to financial dispute with MGM, production of the film, which started in 2009, was left half way. But later on, filming started again and finished on time.

http://www.realtaxtools.com/images/Download-NOW.jpgDownload The Three Stooges in order to tune in to the movie and enjoy the incessant bouts of comedy involving the three most famous booby guys of the world, Moe, Larry, and Curly. Will Sasso, known for 'Mad TV' and 'Life As We Know It', plays Curly, Sean Hayes famous for 'Will And Grace' comes as Larry and Chris Diamantopoulos noted for 'The Kennedys' portrays the role of Moe.The story revolves round the three guys, who accidentally gets involved in a murder case, while trying to save their orphanage. Download full The Three Stooges, since it seems to be league apart from usual comedy films, and also vouches to allow viewers to laugh their heads off right from the beginning till the end.

The Three Stooges is fun filled biopic recreating the magic of three boneheads on a modern day setup. The story of this film revolves around the lives of three angels from heaven as the nuns like to state them like. The three newborns are left on the doorway of orphanage which is operated by nuns. The newborns are named Larry, Moe and Curly. The newborns look super funny, one is child is having a bowl-shaped haircut, other is having bushy hair that is coming out of his shining bald head and the last one is sporting a retro haircut. Watch The Three Stooges online to find out that the nuns come to know that these kids are gifts of god when Moe pokes one of nuns named Sister Mary-Mangele and she is hurled to the next county.

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Three-Stooges-Movie-Review.jpgThe next few years also continues with the wrath of the newborns in full blown as the nuns are left injured by the three stooges. Also, the orphanage would be ask to shut down its operations as they are going through severe financial issues. Download The Three Stooges as Larry, Moe and Curly are recruited as the maintenance guys as they would try and save the place from getting closed at any cost. The mission is pretty simple that they would have to raise a whopping sum of $830,000 and this feat they would have to achieve in just 30 days which seems to be a Herculean task for them. They would go all out in the big city for the first time. They are looking for a job which is seemingly difficult for them to get as they would try and get something in order to save the place. Surprisingly, they get a job as a lady named Lydia is offering one to them, all they have to do is commit a murder basically kill her husband who is suffering and they are offered a handsome amount that would save their home. But will they commit the act of killing someone?

In their homage to the classic Three Stooges comedic trio, directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) transport bumbling oafs Larry, Curly and their leader Moe into modern times as three strange-looking babes abandoned on the doorstep of an orphanage. For an emotional core, we’re treated to a setup in which a young Moe is nearly adopted by a caring couple – only to be traded for another boy when he insists that his Stooge brothers also be brought along for the good life.

From there the story breaks into three interlocking vignettes presented as individual Three Stooges episodes, in which Moe, Larry and Curly – now grown – embark on a mission to save the bankrupt orphanage by “raising the dough” themselves – a sum upwards of around 800K. Of course, Three Stooges out to do anything for money can only land themselves in trouble, and Moe, Larry, and Curly sure enough land themselves in the murder schemes of a black widow wife (Sofia Vergara) and her snake of a lover (Craig Bierko). But even as the Stooges try to get the dirty work done, they end up doing more damage than anything else – to themselves, to the schemers, anyone in the immediate vicinity, and even to the face of reality television.

What is there to say about The Three Stooges? It’s one of those films that is either going to resonate strongly or not at all, depending on the viewer. The Farrellys certainly hold up their end of the bargain: they lovingly and accurately recreate the comedic stylings of the classic Three Stooges sketches, from the situational premises to the sound effects to the physical comedy. Lead actors Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), Sean Hayes (Larry) and Will Sasso (Curly) rise to the task equally well, nailing down most of the timing and mannerisms of original Stooges Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine.

Diamantopoulos is the best of the trio, managing to actually own the role of Moe as his own, rather than the (albeit skilled) impersonation work of Sasso and Hayes. Still, the trio are certainly worthy of the characters they are paying homage to – they are also, ironically enough, easier to believe than some of the more famous actors once attached to the roles would’ve been (Sean Penn, Benecio Del Toro and Jim Carrey). So, whatever faults Three Stooges might have (the silly story and general absurdity of it all), the acting and overall approach to recreating the classic material aren’t to blame.

The question comes back to tastes. The Stooges were fitting comedy for their day, and even managed to be popular with children for many decades thereafter (myself included). Of course, we now live in very different times, in which edgier material tends to be what passes for comedy; even animated films aren’t above their fair share of adult humor. I have no doubt that The Three Stooges will be funny for young kids (there’s even a ‘don’t try this at home’ warning for them in the end credits) – but older viewers hoping that this film will rekindle that warm feeling they remember from watching the original sketches are not likely to find what they are seeking here. Then again, those with more conservative comedic tastes, who often find themselves turned off by the dirty comedy of our day, might warmly welcome some good-old, (semi-)clean, slapstick funny business. It all depends on the type of viewer you are.

http://www.realtaxtools.com/images/Download-NOW.jpgCelebrity cameos in the film are a mixed bag. The nuns at the orphanage include Glee star Jane Lynch, singer Jennifer Hudson, model/actress Kate Upton (seen above, in detail) and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David as the acerbic Sister Mary-Mengele. We also run into Old Spice hunk Isaiah Mustafa, Modern Family star Vergara, and character actors Stephen Collins (No Ordinary Family) and Bierko. These appearances are welcome, and each person gets a chance to poke a little fun at their own personas (with the exception of Collins and Beirko, who once again play the sinister guys).

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Kate-Upton-in-The-Three-Stooges.jpgLater in the film, when the cast of Jersey Shore gets incorporated into the story… well, that’s the kind of heavy-handed, awkward misstep that has separated the Farrelly’s recent works (Hall Pass, The Heartbreak Kid) from their classics (Dumb & Dumber, There’s Something About Mary). As a rule of thumb: you don’t honor something by way of Jersey Shore. YES, the film includes the reality stars as a sly joke about the kinds of people who become pop-culture fixations these days (“Stooges,” get it?) – but it is the kind of distracting element that can (and does) pull a viewer right out of a film.

To the credit of the cast and directors, The Three Stooges is not all terrible. In final breakdown, the three vignettes get weaker as the film goes (and at times drags) on. The first segment at the orphanage comes closest to capturing that “classic Stooges” magic; the second one, set in the real world, is less effective but still has some good sequences (the hospital); but by the time the third act hits, and the trio have their inevitable falling-out, reconciliation, and Jersey Shore experience? That’s about where this film falls short of its honorable intentions.So what does a good 1.5 out of 3 acts equate to in terms of a 5-star rating for a movie? See below.The Three Stooges is now playing in theaters everywhere. It is Rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language.

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Apr 13, 2012

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Cabin-in-the-Woods-Kristen-Connolly.jpgDirector Drew Goddard, has returned with his new horror film The Cabin In The Woods. He has created the premise for spine chilling propaganda, which could easily leave the masses spell bound. The film revolves around a group of five friends who in order to celebrate their holiday trip, moves towards a remote cabin in woods. They find their holiday spot to be a mysterious place to live in and there creeps up certain things, which make the situation more sinister than they had ever imagined.Watch The Cabin In The Woods online, to tune into the horror and thrill that the movie unleash. The reason for incessant amount fear speaks out the movie is our ubiquitous belief in the unknown entities. We know ghosts are chimerical and they don't have existence of their own.

http://www.realtaxtools.com/images/Download-NOW.jpgThey are just the part our imagination but it's our sense of fear that makes us believe that they are real. Any strange happening that we confront, actually converts our imagination into reality and that's what screenplay of the movie is focused on.Download The Cabin In The Woods to know how some witty writing has been put forward the ploy to illicit fear from the viewers.In the movie, the friends share the fear of the existence of some supernatural power, who tries to kill them. And it is the struggle for survival that lends the film an inescapable appeal.  The excellent tale, lashed with eye-candid special effects, is bound to break the all kinds of barriers as far as horror genre is concerned. So be sure to download full The Cabin In The woods to find it yourself the newly mashed ingredients, Goddard has put up to evoke fear.

The famous filmmaking duo, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard make a comeback with their horror movie 'The Cabin In The Woods'. Going by scientific logic, unseen forces are just the imagination of the human mind, and don't exist in reality. But there are some people who believe in the existence of these forces, and can tell some real incidents of their face to face encounters with ghosts and other unexplained apparitions. Some believe that a person who dies with some unfinished tasks on earth, comes back to fulfill their aspirations. Others believe that the spirit of a dead person becomes earth bound, until it succeeds in taking avenging his death from the person who killed him. 'The Cabin In The woods' movie is an excellent blend of thrill, suspense, drama and excitement, which banks upon all these concepts, bringing them alive in a real-to-life setting.  The plot of the movie revolves around a group of five college going friends, who move to a remote cabin in the woods to spend their holiday trip.

Download The Cabin In The Woods to know what happens next with these friends, when they have to face a supernatural calamity. These five friends live under a continuous watch of an evil force, which uses its various forces and elements to manipulate their lives and threaten their existence. The movie gives a new twist to the ordinary ‘teenagers stuck in the woods' theme, by incorporating some incredible performances, a refreshingly new storyline, and breathtaking special effects. Watch The Cabin In The Woods movie online, to be a part of this thrill-laden plot, which is replete with just about every element that a horror aficionado can possibly wish for!

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Cabin-in-the-Woods-Cast.jpgThe ups and downs of The Cabin in the Woods release delay had little to do with co-writer and producer Joss Whedon, or writer-turned-director Drew Goddard's movie; rather, the horror genre hybrid was simply caught in the middle of the MGM Studios collapse. Despite a few big names being attached to the long-withheld project - Avengers star Chris Hemsworth and director Joss Whedon -  does The Cabin in the Woods actually offer a fresh and enjoyable horror experience? Or is the film little more than a middle-of-the-road effort that could have easily been left on the shelf?

Much like Eli Craig's tongue-in-cheek effort, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, The Cabin in the Woods is far-from a typical horror film. The trailers for the movie spoil one of the most intriguing elements - which not only differentiates the project from regular slasher films, but also gives the writers and cast an opportunity to poke fun at the cliches of the genre without entirely undermining the scares.

In an effort to prevent spoiling the film for others, I'm not going to directly discuss the "twist" or where the filmmakers take the especially ambitious premise; however, I will say that, for readers who are already interested in checking out the film, it's unlikely that the experience is going to disappoint. The Cabin in the Woods is hardly the most serious, or smartest, horror film audiences will have seen in a while - there are plenty of eye-roll-inducing dialogue moments and the over-arching setup might be hard for some moviegoers to accept - but, for anyone that's ready for an entertaining (albeit over-the-top) horror movie, avoid the film's spoiler-filled trailer and head to your favorite cineplex knowing as little as possible.

On the surface level, the story follows five friends Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Holden (Jesse Williams), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz) and Dana (Kristen Connolly) as they journey up to an isolated cabin for a weekend of drinking, swimming, truth or dare, and other scandalous behavior typically associated with college student getaways. A pre-trip meet up spells out the group dynamics: Dana is the good girl, Curt and Jules play-against stereotype as a hot blond and jock couple that in addition to good looks are also accomplished students, Holden is Curt's bookish but still charming friend, and Marty is the group's lovable pot-smoker.

Once on the road, the group encounter an ill-tempered gas pump attendant that, despite his disdain for the college kids, warns the group about their destination - asserting that visitors regularly disappear up in the woods. Dismissing the warnings, the group reach the cabin where, that's right, things quickly devolve into bloody mayhem.

While many of the proceeding events center around good girl Dana, all of the friends are utilized in interesting ways - especially as the film toys more and more with genre stereotypes. As mentioned, these aren't the dumb college kids audiences normally see in slasher-type films - and, while the plot can be somewhat convenient at times, there are plenty of interesting twists that arise out of having characters that, despite their basic caricature origins, defy expectation by making different (and, subsequently, more interesting) decisions. Given the difficult task of both embracing and rejecting these horror stereotypes, the cast (which, at the time, included a lot of untested talent) does a surprising job with the more serious moments - coupled with plenty of humorous nods to the audience.

http://www.realtaxtools.com/images/Download-NOW.jpgThat said, The Cabin in the Woods isn't just different because it includes smarter versions of typical horror archetypes, the over-arching premise of the film is a game-changer, splitting open the genre format more and more as the film progresses - resulting in a final act that offers some truly enjoyable reveals. Where other filmmakers might attempt to setup the project as the first in a multi-installment franchise, Whedon and Goddard hold nothing back - peeling layer after layer away until they show audiences all that there is to see in The Cabin in the Woods universe. Nearly every recurring piece of mythology, horror, or comedy eventually comes full circle - offering a solid pay-off for moviegoers who can lock into the film's wild (or absurd), but still satisfying, setup.

While the movie has a lot going for it in the way of an intriguing twist, the "horror" in The Cabin in the Woods might be underwhelming for some die-hards in the genre. There are plenty of tense moments, but many of the surface-level scares will be familiar (and easily anticipated) by a good portion of the audience. This might initially come across as lazy set-piece planning, but as the story plays-out, it's clear these were intentional choices by Goddard and Whedon - which works to the success (and logic) of the overarching plot.

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Cabin-in-the-Woods-Movie.jpgUltimately, The Cabin in the Woods is a surprisingly entertaining effort that works because it strikes a smart balance - embracing, as well as rejecting, the viewer's expectations and knowledge of the horror genre. The set-up is executed with a tongue-in-cheek attitude but presented with a straight face that could be off-putting for viewers who are expecting a straightforward slasher film or a "gritty" and serious scare-fest (such as The Descent or Hostel). However, the final product succeeds in paying homage to the movies that inspired it, poking fun at the often static state of the horror genre, all while simultaneously delivering a few fresh surprises. Anyone willing to suspend a bit of disbelief and not get too bogged down in the film's logic will likely be ready for an entertaining and worthwhile experience. For many, this trip to The Cabin in the Woods will have definitely been worth the wait.

If you've seen the movie and want to discuss details about the film without worrying about spoiling it for those who haven't seen it, please head over to our The Cabin in the Woods Spoilers Discussion!

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