Daily Archives: August 23, 2013

Now In Theatres Movie Review August 23rd – 29th


Now In Theatres Movie Reviews August 23rd – 29th

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I have seen and reviewed 29 movies that are currently in theatres.  Some of the films have been in theatres for a while now and others are newer releases.  If you are having trouble deciding what movie to see in theatres, I hope that you will consult my list for help.  Movie ticket prices are pretty expensive these days, and I might be able to help save you some of your hard earned cash.  My ratings will help you decide what are the best movies currently in theatres and what are the worst movies currently in theatres.  Also, at the bottom of the list I have provided you with previews of movies that are out that I have not seen yet.

Click on each title below for a trailer, poster artwork, and my full review of that movie:

Jobs (2013

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

We’re the Millers (2013)

The Wolverine (2013)

Elysium (2013)

2 Guns (2013)

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Red 2 (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Man of Steel (2013)

World War Z (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

White House Down (2013)

The Heat (2013)

This is the End (2013)

Now You See Me (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Mud (2012)

Pain & Gain (2013)

The Purge (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Oblivion (2013)

42 (2013)

Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

The Company You Keep (2012)

The Iceman (2012)

Click on each title below for a preview and poster artwork of that movie along with my opinion of whether or not I think that film will be any good:

Paranoia (2013)

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

The Way, Way Back (2013)

After Earth (2013)

Scary Movie V (2013)

The Internship (2013)

I hope that you find my reviews helpful.  I will continue to update this list when I have seen more movies, so feel free to check back regularly.  Also, I plan on making a new list each week as more films are released.  Happy movie watching from www.brockingmovies.com

Jobs (2013)


Jobs Poster

Jobs (2013)

To me, Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs is a sign that he is trying to shed his pretty boy image.  He has been in a few serious films, but for the most part he has stuck with comedy.  Usually you are unable to take Kutcher’s characters or the movies that he is in seriously.  He has been a likable goofball for the majority of his acting career.  Before watching Jobs, I knew that it had the potential to be a game changer for Ashton Kutcher’s career.  If he played his part well, then in a sense, he could earn his wings and continue making real movies.

Jobs Kutcher

Jobs is inspired by the true story of how Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) co-founded Apple Inc. after dropping out of college and became one of the most innovative creators and entrepreneurs of our time.

The film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons, Ron Eldard, James Woods, Lukas Haas, John Getz, Kevin Dunn, Nelson Franklin, Robert Pine and Elden Henson.

Jobs group garage

Since the movie is inspired by a true story, I would be interested in knowing exactly which parts are true and which parts are fiction.

I will admit that before watching Jobs, I knew hardly anything about Steve Jobs.  I knew that he founded Apple and he had a major role in the company’s success, but that was about it.

As a child, the first computer that my family owned was an Apple Macintosh.  That always stuck with me.  Fast-forward to now and Apple is still the best in the business and always evolving.

Jobs Kutcher Apple

Jobs is an intriguing story about a hippie college dropout with a vision for greatness and an overwhelming passion to follow through on trying to make the world a better place.

This is Kutcher’s best performance as an actor so far.  He did a heck of a job as Jobs.  The movie certainly has the potential to change Ashton Kutcher’s image and I foresee more serious movies in his future.  Is it a game changer for him?  I think that it certainly is.

The rest of the cast did an excellent job in their supporting roles.

Jobs old Kutcher

The film felt a bit long-winded towards the end and it lacked more development of Steve’s family life.  However, the film was uplifting and inspirational.  It’s a worthy tribute to a genius who left his mark on the world.

I rate this movie an 8 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.