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  • 00:14

    The Unnecessary movie review of The Lego Movie

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    Release Date: February 6, 2014 (p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
    Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Chris McKay
    Screenwriter: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
    Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman
    Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
    MPAA Rating: PG (for mild action and rude humor)
    Official Website: TheLEGOMovie.com | 


    Plot Summary: “The LEGO® Movie,” the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, opens in theaters February 7, 2014. It stars the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

    The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

  • 00:15

    The Unnecessary review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

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    Release date: May 1, 2015
    (3D/2D theaters)


    Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios


    Director: Joss Whedon


    MPAA Rating:  PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments)


    Screenwriter: Joss Whedon


    Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Linda Cardellini, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Delpy, Idris Elba, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Claudia Kim


    Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure


    Official website: Marvel.com/Avengers|


    Plot Summary:


    Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.


     

  • 01:00

    Focus Movie Review & Oscars Aftermath

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    AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire, Shane Leonard, review Focus. We were pretty hard on Will Smith's last effort, and we aren't sure we're going to like this one any better, but generally we appreciate a good con film.


    We'll also give some thoughts on the Academy Awards, answer listener questions, and probably have a few interview clips to share. 


    It's a rough time of year, most years, is Focus worth your time? Listen in and find out.

  • 01:00

    Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 Review Plus Summer Movie Preview

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    AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire, Shane Leonard, review Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, and give a preview of summer films.


    Is there anything left to do with this Kevin James vehicle? It doesn't seem like there could be, but they made a movie anyway. We'll let you know if there's any point to catching this one.


    We'll also give you the rundown on what's coming this summer... beyond just the obvious titles.

  • 00:13

    The Unnecessary review of Tomorrowland

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    Release date: May 22, 2015
    Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
    Director: Brad Bird
    MPAA Rating:  PG (for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language) 
    Screenwriters: Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof
    Starring: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Robinson, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Keegan-Michael Key
    Official website: Disney.com/Tomorrowland| Facebook


    Plot Summary:


    From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world--and them--forever.

  • 01:01

    Fury Movie Review

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    AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire, Shane Leonard, review Fury. The Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf war film hit this weekend, and we'll let you know if it's worth your time.


    This one has been drawing a lot of attention over the last few months, possibly because big war films are getting a little more rare, but it isn't exactly clear from the trailer what you're getting. We'll give you the full scoop, and respond to listener questions.

  • 00:30

    Black Geek Movie Talk: Tomorrowland

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    We're reviewing George Clooney's new kid friendly, sci-fi offering "Tomorowland" today at 1:30 PM PST.  This Disney produced flick is helmed by Brad Bird and features Hugh Laurie, and new-comers Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy.  Tune in to find out if this is worth your hard earned money or if you should just wait for the Saturday afternoon showing on TNT in three years.    


    From IMDb: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.


     


     


     

  • 00:37

    Tomorrowland Review

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    AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire, Shane Leonard, review Tomorrowland.


    Is the Disney adventure worth your time, and can George Clooney turn this apparent Disney commercial and world order propaganda film into something that is really an entertaining ride for the whole family?


    We'll let you know if this one is worth your time, and if you need to catch it in theaters.


    We'll also be answering listener questions, and giving you a preview of coming attractions.

  • 00:20

    The Unnecessary review of Jupiter Ascending

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    Release date: February 6, 2015
    (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
    Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
    MPAA Rating:  PG-13 (for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity) 
    Screenwriters: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
    Starring: Sean Bean, James D'Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Doona Bae, Tuppence Middleton
    Genre: Action, Sci-Fi 
    Official website: JupiterAscending.com


    Plot Summary:


    Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in "Jupiter Ascending," an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, "Jupiter Ascending" is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since "The Matrix" Trilogy, is producing, together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

  • 01:00

    Mad Max: Fury Road Review

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    AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire, Shane Leonard, review Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie is blowing critics away everywhere, but is it really that good?


    Is this a movie everyone needs to see, or is it just for action fans? 


    We'll let you know if this one deserves the sudden swell in hype, and if Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron deserve attention that breaks out of the genre. We'll also have some interview clips with the stars, and answer listener questions.

  • 00:30

    Black Geek Movie Talk: Mad Max Fury Road

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    This week we review "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult directed and written by the original Mad Max director himself, George Miller. It's been 30 years since we last saw the post apocalyptic desert ravaged world of the title character "Mad" Max Rockatansky. From the trailers, the car chases seem more extravagent, the explosions seem bigger and the bizarro cast of mad inhabitants seem even more bizarre. Does the future really belong to the Mad? Tune in this Sunday to find out.