Saturday, June 27, 2015



This weekend Max and Ted fight for box-office supremacy. One is a military trained dog while the other is a foul-mouthed pot-smoking teddy bear. Who will win ? Neither movie succeeded in getting approval from critics, but "Ted 2" does have a significant edge over the family-friendly adventure "Max". In the limited release realm we have the 1980's action flick homage "Big Game" and the romantic thriller "Escobar: Paradise Lost". More about each movie after the jump.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


Ted 2 Movie Picture

Official Synopsis

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Film Details

Ted 2 Poster
  • Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, John Slattery, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton, John Carroll Lynch, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart

  • Director: Seth MacFarlane

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 115 min.

  • Rating: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 46% (51 fresh, 59 rotten, score: 5.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 49 out of 100 (10 positive, 16 mixed, 9 negative).


Max Military Dog Movie

Official Synopsis

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. But Justin has issues of his own, such as living up to his father’s expectations for him; he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of a tough-talking young teen, Carmen, who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion. Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race against time to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.

Film Details

Max (2015) Movie Poster
  • Starring: Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Mia Xitlali, Robbie Amell, Jay Hernandez

  • Director: Boaz Yakin

  • Genre: Adventure, Family

  • Running Time: 111 min.

  • Rating: PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 38% (22 fresh, 36 rotten, score: 4.7/10).
  • Metacritic: 47 out of 100 (8 positive, 11 mixed, 3 negative).


Big Game (2015) Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). When they realize a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.

Film Details

Big Game (2015) Poster
  • Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent, Ted Levine, Victor Garber

  • Director: Jalmari Helander

  • Genre: Action, Adventure

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 72% (46 fresh, 18 rotten, score: 6.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 53 out of 100 (6 positive, 9 mixed, 3 negative).

Trailers, Clips, Posters and More


Escobar Paradise Lost Movie

Official Synopsis

For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobar's niece, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

Film Details

Escobar Paradise Lost Poster
  • Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Ana Girardot

  • Director: Andrea Di Stefano

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: R for violence including grisly images

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 53% (20 fresh, 18 rotten, score: 5.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 56 out of 100 (7 positive, 11 mixed, 1 negative).

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