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Superhero Movies

How Many Superhero Films is too Many?


America loves it Superhero movies, but is it ready for the amount of movies coming it”s way over the next few years? Will Superhero’s become the new Call Me Maybe? Super overplayed and we just want to skip every time it comes on? Check out a projected overview of the Superhero movies coming out from now to 2018, and keep in mind there are more Marvel movies that will be added to the list.

Guardians of the Galaxy August 1, 2014

The Avengers : Age of Ultron May 1, 2015

The Fantastic Four June 19 2015

Ant Man July 17, 2015 (more…)

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Netflix Top Picks


Are all your favorite shows over for the season? If so, that means you’ll be turning into Netflix and we have a guide for what to watch this week. For this week, all three picks share a common link, and that is they have Jake Johnson (You know Nick Miller from New Girl). Jake Johnson has a new movie coming out this August called Let’s be Cop’s and We believe his stardom is going to rise greatly. So let’s be hipsters and like his films before it’s cool. But first, check out the trailer for Let’s be Cops.

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What to Watch on Netflix


It’s a new month and that means there are a lot of new movies on Netflix.  If you’re like us, that means you spend 30 minutes looking at movies to watch and then give up and just watch Parks and Rec episodes all night…oh is that just us?  Well anywho, these are our Netflix picks for the Week of May 5th.

        Short Term 12 Short Term 12Brie Larson and Keith Stanfield

I can’t remember when I enjoyed a movie on Netflix as much as I did with Short Term 12. Be prepared to grab the tissues for this indie drama. The film focuses around a group home for troubled teens, looking at the lives of those in the home as well as those who work with the teenagers. The main story revolves around Grace, a supervisor at the home who discovers she is pregnant . Grace’s boyfriend Mason struggles to get Grace to open up to him throughout the film with moments of heartbreak as well as joy makes their relationship one of the most realistic and believable I’ve seen in awhile. The acting by Brie Larson who plays Grace as well as Kaitlyn Dever and Keith Standfield who play Jayden and Marcus, two teens who live at the home have been praised by critics and fans alike. Be on the look out for these three actors, as Short Term 12 made several top ten list in 2013. I can not recommend a movie more than I do Short Term 12, add it to your list for sure.

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 9766CB9E-A64B-1B57-163FFBFF76B0D12C

What do you get when you put Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Griffin, Larry David and a handful more of the biggest names in comedy all in the same movie? Well, you get The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall. The Improv is the most well know and legendary comedy club in America. With locations in Manhattan and in LA, many comics got there start on their stage. Jay Leno, Richard Pryor, and the Waynans brothers are just a few of the stars who got their feet wet at the Improv before becoming major household names. The documentary is hilarious, and a must watch for anyone who loves stand up comedy.

    Battle Royale Battle_Royale-009

Battle Royale, or the Japanese Hunger Games as I call it is a dark, violent film where a class of Japanese students must turn on each other and fight to the death in winner takes all survival match. The students are stuck on an island, given different types of weapons and are forced to dog collars around their neck that can blow their heads off if they refuse to fight or break the rules. Are you hooked yet? Where the Hunger Games where tasteful in it’s level of violence seen on the screen, Battle Royale has no censers and you see every death in bloody detail. The film is more than just a bloodbath though, it’s actually has a great story and is considered one of the greatest foreign films of all time. If you think you can stomach the violence, then give Battle Royale a try this week.
Well those where are picks.  What movies are you going to watch this week?  Leave your comments below and check out our website popcornwhiskey.com

 

 

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What to Watch on Netflix this Week


Here is your weekly list of must see movies available on Netflix instant stream for the week of 4/29.

3.  Fat, Sick, and Nearly DeadFat,_Sick_and_Nearly_Dead_(film)

It’s almost summer and that means one thing here in Southern California…..Swimsuit season. If you’re like the millions who want to lose a few pounds before the summer, give Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead a watch. This motivating documentary follows Joe Cross and Phil Staples on their separate 60 day juicing journey where they only drink freshly made fruit and veggie juice for 60 days in order to get their weight and health back in order. While Joe is the main star of the film, I found Phil, a truck driver from Iowa to be the most interesting and charming part of the story. Joe finds him at point in his life where he is so unhealthy and overweight that he is too ashamed to visit his son. His family had almost given up all hope on him, when he decided to try juicing for just a week. The transformation and physically and mentally of Phil, an average American, makes this a must see. I watched this film and immediately went out and bought organic fruits and veggies to start a mini juice cleanse. You’ll finish this movie most likely pumped up to do the same, and hey maybe juicing will be your way to get ready for the beach.

220px-Spider-Man2002Poster        2. Spider Man

The Amazing Spider Man 2 comes out in theaters this weekend this weekend and you will be sure to hear everyone talking about Spidey for the next few weeks. While the first Amazing Spider Man did not thrill me much, I have higher hopes for the follow up. In honor of this release, why not turn on the Tobey Maguire version of Spider Man and relive just how good a Spider Man movie can be.
While the movie has it’s own flaws, the main villain, Green Goblin (who just so happens to be his best friends dad) is hands down more captivating then The Amazing Spider Man’s villain Lizard (clever name). Here’s my tip, avoid the crowds this weekend at the theaters and watch the better Spider Man at home.

1. Fargo Fargo

It’s official, FX has a new hit with Fargo. Fargo the movie (which the show is based on) has made several appearances on critics 100 greatest movies of all time list. The Coen brothers (opps, I heard they don’t like being called that anymore) really came onto the scene with the release of Fargo and won the Oscar that year for Best Original Screenplay. What I love most about the movie is the performance of Frances McDormand (who won an Oscar herself for Best Actress) in her role as Marge, the police chief who just so happens to be 7 months pregnant. After years of watching Breaking Bad and seeing people’s body get disposed of in an acid bath, it’s refreshing to turn on Fargo and watch a wood chipper take care of the job. It’s best to watch Fargo now, since the show is sure to get lots of buzz during the award season.