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  • 00:17

    The Unnecessary review Kingsman: The Secret Service

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    Release date: February 13, 2015
    Studio: 20th Century Fox
    Director: Matthew Vaughn
    MPAA Rating:  R (for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content) 
    Screenwriters: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman
    Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Taron Egerton
    Genre: Thriller, Action, Adventure 
    Official website: KingsmanMovie.com|


    Plot Summary:


    Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass," "X-Men: First Class"), "Kingsman: The Secret Service" tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

  • 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.

  • 00:14

    The Unnecessary review of Birdman

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    Release Date: October 17, 2014 (limited)
    Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
    Director: Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu
    Screenwriter: Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
    Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Shamos, Bill Camp, Damian Young
    Genre: Dark Comedy
    MPAA Rating: R (for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence)
    Official Website: Birdmanthemovie.com


    Plot Summary: Birdman or "The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance" is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) ? famous for portraying an iconic superhero ? as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

  • 00:29

    PIJN News: States Easing ‘Unnecessary Burdens’ on Homeschoolers

    in Religion

    Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:


    * More states are now easing ‘unnecessary burdens’ on homeschool children.
    * A schoolteacher bans a child from reading his Bible at school.
    * Eight twin studies debunk the leftist media myths.

  • 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

  • 00:15

    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.


     

  • 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

    in Books

    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.