• 00:17

    The Unnecessary review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Release date: December 17, 2014
    (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
    Studio: New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Director: Peter Jackson
    MPAA Rating:  PG-13 (for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images) 
    Screenwriters: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro
    Starring: Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Stephen Fry, Jed Brophy, Christopher Lee, Orlando Bloom, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Graham McTavish, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makoare
    Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

  • 00:14

    The Unnecessary review of Big Hero 6

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    Release Date: November 7, 2014 (3D/2D theaters)
    Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios
    Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
    Screenwriter: Not Available
    Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Henney
    Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
    MPAA Rating: PG (for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements)
    Official Website: Disney.com
    Plot Summary: From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph," comes "Big Hero 6," an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to?Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6."


    Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is directed by Don Hall ("Winnie the Pooh") and Chris Williams ("Bolt"), and produced by Roy Conli ("Tangled"). The film hits theaters in 3D?on Nov. 7, 2014

  • 00:25

    The Unnecessary review of Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Release Date: July 31, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
    Director: James Gunn
    Screenwriter: James Gunn
    Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
    Genre: Action, Adventure
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)
    Official Website: Marvel.com/Guardians


    Plot Summary: From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of "Iron Man," "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers," comes a new team?the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits?Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand?with the galaxy's fate in the balance

  • 00:15

    The Unnecessary review of Hercules and Lucy

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    Release Date: July 24, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
    Studio: MGM, Paramount Pictures
    Director: Brett Ratner
    Screenwriter: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos
    Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie
    Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity)
    Official Website: MightyHercules.com


    Plot Summary: Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.


    Release Date: July 24, 2014 (p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Universal Pictures
    Director: Luc Besson
    Screenwriter: Luc Besson
    Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
    Genre: Action, Thriller
    MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality)
    Official Website: Lucymovie.com


    Plot Summary: From "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" to "The Fifth Element," writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

  • 00:25

    The Unnecessary of Transformers: Age of Extinction

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    Release Date: June 26, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Paramount Pictures
    Director: Michael Bay
    Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger
    Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John DiMaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth, Reno Wilson
    Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo)
    Official Website: Transformersmovie.com


    Plot Summary: "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is the fourth film in director Michael Bay?s global blockbuster franchise. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver star. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history? while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

  • 00:10

    The Unnecessary review of Edge of Tomorrow

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    Release Date: June 5, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
    Director: Doug Liman
    Screenwriter: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
    Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Ciaran Hinds, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, Tony Way
    Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material)
    Official Website: EdgeofTomorrowmovie.com


    Plot Summary: The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.


     Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again.


     But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.


    Based on the acclaimed novel "All You Need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

  • 00:22

    The Unnecessary review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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    Release Date: July 11, 2014
    Studio: 20th Century Fox
    Director: Matt Reeves
    Screenwriter: Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Mark Bomback
    Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer
    Genre: Sci-Fi
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language)
    Official Website: DawnofApes.com


    Plot Summary: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

  • 00:17

    The Unnecessary review of Maleficent

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    Release Date: May 29, 2014 (3D/2D theaters, p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
    Director: Robert Stromberg
    Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
    Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville
    Genre: Action, Adventure
    MPAA Rating: PG (for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images)
    Official Website: Disney.com |


    Plot Summary: From Disney comes "Maleficent"?the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty." A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal?an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom?and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

  • 00:20

    The Unnecessary review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    Release Date: August 7, 2014 (p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Paramount Pictures
    Director: Jonathan Liebesman
    Screenwriter: Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, John Fusco
    Starring: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub
    Genre: Action, Adventure
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence)
    Official Website: TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesmovie.com


    Plot Summary: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan

  • 00:12

    The Unnecessary review of Godzilla

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    Release Date: May 15, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX, p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures
    Director: Gareth Edwards
    Screenwriter: Max Borenstein
    Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston
    Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence)
    Official Website: Godzillamovie.com


    Plot Summary: An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

  • 00:18

    The Unnecessary review of Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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    Release Date: August 21, 2014 (p.m. screenings)
    Studio: Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company)
    Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
    Screenwriter: Frank Miller
    Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach, Jude Ciccolella
    Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
    MPAA Rating: R (for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use)
    Official Website: SinCity-2.com


    Plot Summary: Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in "Sin City: A Day to Kill For." Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.

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