Movies

Mini Movie Reviews: Interstellar, Big Hero 6, and John Wick

These movies really don’t have much in common, except that they all dropped right before the blockbuster-filled time of the year that most people refer to as the holiday season.

Interstellar

Interstellar

Interstellar was, for one, not what I expected. It did turn out to be pretty great, though. I watched the movie with an open mind, even though I thought at first that they gave too much away in the trailers. I was surprised when I saw the movie, though, because I found out that they did not, in fact, give away too many plot details. They kept just enough behind the curtain to surprise most. Sure, they showed every actor and actress that was going to be in the movie, the fact that some of the main characters lived on a farm, and part of the plot-line where some of the characters go into space, but that was not the main premise of the movie, although these elements did play big parts in the overall plot.

**Don’t read further if you haven’t seen these movies yet, and would like to stay spoiler-free.

*Ratings are on a scale of 5 as the highest rating.

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Pittsburgh

By PerryPlanet (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Will Smith, Elijah Wood, Vin Diesel, and Michael Caine will all be in Pittsburgh in the next couple of months. In fact, a couple of them are here already (Elijah Wood and Vin Diesel). We shouldn’t be surprised at the fact that these greats would want to come to our humble city to film their upcoming movies. In fact, the Post-Gazette is quoted as saying that it’s a proven fact that every $1 given in tax credits in Pennsylvania $1.72 back to the state in tax revenue.

Without further ado, here are the movies that are residing, or did reside, in the ‘Burgh recently.

-A new Will Smith movie is calling for football players from around town to be extras in his new film about the hot topic of football and head injuries, which does not have a title yet. See this link for more information: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014/09/23/Football-movie-to-be-filmed-locally-needs-extras/stories/201409230077.

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Summer is not a time when we are short on major blockbusters, with lots of action and heartfelt quotes running rampant. Three of the most anticipated movies of the summer are out now, and they are exploding at the box office. I rated these movies on a scale of 1 to 5 stars below.

**Warning: Spoilers. Don’t read if you don’t know the basic premises of any of the movies described above.**

The Purge: Anarchy

Release: July 18th

Reception (Domestic Total Estimate): $59,211,000

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