THE MONUMENTS MEN
Release Date: February 7, 2014
What it’s about: The true story of a special platoon entrusted with the task of safeguarding art during WWII.
What it’s got working for it: Based on a true story. And the trailer looks very promising.
What’s it’s got going against it: These “all star cast” affairs tend to be big, bloated big screen disappointments.
Release Date: February 12, 2014
What it’s about: A critically-injured soldier is turned into a cybernetic officer of the law.
What it’s got working for it: Hopefully it’ll be as good as the original with the added bonus of better visual effects.
What’s it’s got going against it: The original was pretty good. Is this reboot necessary?
Release Date: February 21, 2014
What it’s about: A gladiator battles to save the woman he loves against the backdrop of one of history’s greatest natural disasters.
What it’s got working for it: Starring Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones. He’s good. Also dazzling visual effects.
What’s it’s got going against it: Trying to capture that Gladiator gold. But will they end up with another leaden Troy?
Release Date: February 24, 2014
What it’s about: A U.S. Air Marshal on a transatlantic flight receives a message demanding the U.S. government deposit $150 million dollars in an offshore account. If not, a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes.
What it’s got working for it: A fascinating premise. I’d love to see how they pull it off.
What’s it’s got going against it: IF they pull it off.
This Friday, we begin our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with the series premiere, Rising I, continuing with an episode a day screening, all the way through to the series finale. I’ll follow-up each viewing with some (no doubt) fond recollections of the individual episodes and perhaps offer some interesting insights – provided I can actually remember anything. If you’d like to join our viewing marathon -
Great! Watch Rising I Friday and then drop by this blog Saturday with something to say. Loved it? Hated it? Have a question? I’ll do my best to answer your burning questions!