March 2014 seems to be when the film industry really kicks off this year with some great movies!
There’s something for everyone this month! For the family, The Lego Movie looks like it’s going to be a big hit. A beautiful animation with a great storyline, even adults will be entertained. If you remember Robocop, then you’ll want to see the remake. I’m not always a fan of remakes, but I have to say, this one seems better than the original.
About Last Night is a romantic comedy directed by Steve Pink and based on the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet. The film stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant.
If you watch free movies online, you’ll probably know that this is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. Just like in the original, About Last Night follows the story of a couple as they try to cope with the joys and pains of being in a serious relationship. There’s really nothing here that’s unique and some elements will be very familiar. However, the comical antics of Hall and Hart make this very watchable.
The film deviates a lot from Mamet’s play, but it works out as far as romantic comedies go because the story balances humor with romance well, and it actually offers a lot of insights into love.
Endless Love is romantic drama and a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, directed by Shana Feste and also based on Scott Spencer’s book. The film stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, and is available as free movie streaming online.
The movie follows the story of graduating student Jade Butterfield (Wilde) and how she develops a relationship with David Elliot (Pettyfer), a guy who has been attracted to her for a long time. The rest of the movie focuses in their developing love and how their parents try to keep them apart. The plot is hardly original and there are more than a few clichés here, but the characters are very likeable and you’ll find yourself rooting for them.
Endless Love is a love story and the performances of the two leads are commendable. Certain liberties have been taken from the book, but they have turned out well in the film.
3 Days to Kill is an American French action film about a CIA agent starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard and Hailee Steinfeld. The film is directed by McG and with a screenplay by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak.
Ethan Renner (played by Costner) is a CIA agent who has been diagnosed with brain cancer and doesn’t have a lot of time left. However, he gets offered an experimental drug that could save his life, but in exchange he has to do one more assignment. The storyline is interesting and the action sequences are top notch, and Costner’s acting carries the film. While it’s similar to other action thrillers, the fact that Renner is literally fighting for his life gives it a nice twist, making it a nice watch at movie2k.
That being said, the subplot involving Renner and his estranged daughter isn’t as well developed, but it’s really secondary as the focus here is on the action. Overall it is an exceptionally well crafted thriller that provides excitement and thrills.
Winter’s Tale is a supernatural romantic drama based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel of the same name. The film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Russell Crowe. The film is directed by Akiva Goldsman.
Winter’s Tale is about a burglar named Peter Lake (Farrell) and how he falls in love with a dying heiress and his effort to save her life with his special gift. Anyone who likes to watch free movies online will love this as it manages to sustain the epic feel of the novel. The characters are portrayed well, but the pace of the film slows down in some areas.
Winter’s Tale is a powerful film and for all its supernatural elements, is still a love story and a good one. It isn’t perfect and sometimes the twists and turns don’t turn out well, but overall, Winter’s Tale is an exceptional story and will satisfy lovers of fine films.
Pompeii is a disaster adventure film set in the time of Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption. The film stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie Ann Moss and Kiefer Sutherland, and is under the direction of Paul W. S. Anderson.
Available for viewing at movie2k, Pompeii is the story of Milo, a gladiator who has to do everything he can to save the woman he loves. Not only must he fight against corrupt politicians in the process, but Mount Vesuvius is about to erupt as well. There have been many sword and sandal adventures, but Pompeii is one of the best in terms of storytelling and energy, and the 3D effects are spectacular.
The romantic plot of Pompeii is not new, the same old poor boy / rich girl, but the special effects more than make up for it. In short, if you like disaster movies with a touch of romance, you won’t be disappointed with this one.
Vampire Academy is a fantasy adventure film based on Richelle Mead’s book Vampire Academy, which was published in 2007. The film, which is on movie2k, stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky and is directed by Mark Waters.
Vampire Academy is the story of Rose Hathaway, a half vampire / human, a Dhampir who is being trained to guard the Moroi (peaceful vampires) at St. Vladimir’s Academy. Those who have read the book will like the adaptation, and Deutch’s performance captures the essence of her character. There are some elements that were clearly borrowed from other films, but it’s not enough to ruin your viewing experience.
Vampire Academy may be similar to a lot of vampire films, but it manages to carve out its own identity, and the backstory is interesting. Even if you have never read the book, there’s enough here to sustain your interest, both in terms of story and visuals.
Devil’s Due is a horror flick about a man who realizes there is more to his wife’s early pregnancy than he thought. The film stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford and Sam Anderson, and is under the direction of Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin.
The story begins with a young couple (Gilford and Miller) who wake up in their hotel room following an evening of partying where something happened neither can remember. Soon after, Samantha learns she is pregnant, and while initially overjoyed, Zach soon notices changes in his wife that suggest something sinister is afoot. As far as free download movies go, Devil’s Due offers plenty of genuine thrills, and the storyline pays homage to classic horror, something fans will appreciate.
Even so, the film isn’t perfect, and it really doesn’t add anything new to the horror or lost footage found genre. But if you’re a horror movie fan this won’t be an issue and you’ll still enjoy it.
Labor Day is a drama film based on Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name, and stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire. The film is directed by Jason Reitman, who also wrote the screenplay.
The story centers on Adele (Winslet), a single mother and her son Henry, who while shopping for clothes, come across a wounded man (Brolin) and they take him home. It turns out the man is Frank Chambers and is an escaped convict wanted by the police. This free movie streaming suffers from a somewhat melodramatic and unwieldy plot, but the performances of Winslet and Brolin make it compelling to watch.
The adaptation of the novel is well done and there are genuine moments of tension and emotion which make up for the predictable ending and some clichés. Taking everything into consideration, this is a worthwhile film to watch and shows the talent of the lead actors.
is an animated adventure film about a Lego minifigure who inadvertently ends up trying to save the world from an evil Lego wizard. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt. Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson, and is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Available at movie2k, the movie tells the story of Emmet Brickowski and how he learns the diabolical plan of Lord Business to glue the world together and his efforts, along with Batman, Hans Solo, Green Lantern and Abraham Lincoln, to stop him. While the story seems childish, it is well laid out and the movie boasts of a powerful voice cast, some really funny gags and sharp animation.
The movie is colorful and will delight children, but even adults will enjoy the satire and the wit, and the one liners are genuinely funny. There have been many good animated films, and the Lego Movie certainly belongs right near the top.
The Monuments Men is an American German war film written, directed and produced by George Clooney. Clooney also stars in the film with Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett.
The movie is based on the book The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel, and tells the story of a platoon of World War II soldiers tasked with recovering art masterpieces that the Nazis stole. Given the film’s topic there is a certain nostalgic element to it and the cinematography and production are first rate. The performance of Clooney and the rest of the cast are noteworthy, although the narrative is somewhat lacking.
The Monuments Men is one of the best free movie streaming options available today. It’s a war movie with a touch of comedy, drama and history, and it shows there are some things in the world worth fighting for, a heavy subject, but the film pulls it off.
is a sci-fi action film and a remake of the 1987 movie of the same name. Directed by José Padilha, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Robocop and also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.
The year is 2028 in Detroit, and policeman Alex Murphy is severely injured after a car bombing. However, Omnicorp takes advantage of the occasion to turn him into a half human, half machine law enforcer. The film, which is available at movie2k, is an improvement over the original in terms of special effects and has a darker theme as well.
There’s more than enough action here to satisfy fans, and the characters are well thought out, although the emphasis is clearly on the action. Usually remakes don’t turn out well, but this is one of those cases where the reboot is actually better than the original and well worth a look.
The Nut Job is an animated adventure comedy about a self-centered squirrel who gets involved in raiding a nut store, not realizing that’s only the start of his troubles. The film, directed by Peter Lepeniotis, features the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and Brendan Fraser.
If you like freedownload movies, then this is one you won’t want to miss. The story is about Surly the Squirrel, who has been banished from his community because his antics have destroyed their winter food collection. Desperate, Surly and his friend Buddy decide to rob a nut store, not realizing what is in store for them.
While the movie is aimed mostly at young children, there are some elements here to keep even adults happy, and the three main voice actors, Arnett, Leeson and Fraser, are very engaging. The film isn’t perfect, and some elements of the movie might seem too childish, but younger kids are sure to be entertained.
If you’re into free movie streaming you’ll be familiar with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The film is the fifth entry in the Jack Ryan series and stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley and is directed by Kenneth Branagh.
The movie centers on Jack Ryan, who is working as an analyst for the CIA when he unearths a plot by Russian terrorists to attack the United States. Unlike the other Jack Ryan movies, this film isn’t based on any of Tom Clancy’s novels. The story isn’t the most original, but Branagh’s direction keeps the film going, and Pine gives a creditable performance as Ryan.
This reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise runs at a very brisk pace, and while some scenarios are unbelievable, there’s enough material here to grip the viewer. The movie doesn’t do anything revolutionary for the action thriller genre, but it’s a pretty good reboot of the renowned series.
Ride Along is an action comedy flick about one man’s attempt to prove his worth to the girl he loves, and with some funny consequences. The film stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Tim Story with a screenplay by Jason Mantzoukas and Greg Coolidge.
If you like to watch free movies online, especially comedies, Ride Along is a good choice. It follows the story of security guard Ben Barber (played by Hart) who wants to prove to his brother in law James Payton (well played by Ice Cube) that he’s the right man for Angela, James’ sister. To do this, the guys go on patrol and that’s where the trouble begins.
If you like cop action comedy flicks, Ride Along won’t disappoint, as there are plenty of laughs here. The storyline may be somewhat predictable, but overall Ride Along is a fun movie that showcases the comedic skills of Hart and ice Cube.
That Awkward Moment is a romantic comedy about friends who are trying to figure where their relationships are going. The film stars Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, and directed by Tom Gormican off his own screenplay.
The film is all about that point in the relationship when it is time to take it to the next level, or get serious, hence the title. While the subject is serious the film treats it lightly and to great effect. Gormican has done a good job with the screenplay and direction, keeping the film’s plot moving, and the three leads, especially Efron, portray their roles effectively.
Now available as free movie streaming, That Awkward Moment does have a few awkward moments, and there are some instances that feel contrived or forced. Even so, it is a well made romantic comedy and will appeal to fans of the genre as well those of the lead stars.
I, Frankenstein, which is now at movie2k, is an adventure fantasy flick based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. The film stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto, and is directed by Stuart Beattie.
The film picks up where Mary Shelley’s novel ends, and Frankenstein’s creature is now caught between the centuries old battle of the demons and gargoyles. If you’re into adventure fantasy films with a touch of gothic, I, Frankenstein will be to your liking, and Eckhart is very convincing in his portrayal of the creature. The film may seem a bit too dark and grim at times, but that’s understandable and is pretty much in keeping with the graphic novel’s theme.
The plot might seem contrived, and some of the turns the movie makes seem strange, but all those shortcomings are overshadowed by plenty of well choreographed action scenes as well as some stunning CGI.
Sometime in 1200 B.C., King Amphitryon takes Alcmene for his queen, but not before the Greek god Zeus impregnates her to sire a son who will avenge Alcmene and her people against Amphitryon’s abuse and tyranny.
The Legend of Hercules’ storyline is simple enough:mythical hero is exiled, becomes a slave because of forbidden love, fights his way to regain his kingdom with formidable demi-god powers. You can see this free movie streaming version, though, and bemoan the whittling down of the Herculean lore 12 Labors of Hercules.
The Legend of Hercules has a cast of mostly British and Australian actors. Scott Adkins plays Amphitryon, Roxanne McKee is Alcmene and Amphitryon’s obnoxious son from a previous relationship, Iphicles is played by Liam Garrigan. Hercules is Kellan Lutz who the audience will remember as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series and Liam McIntyre, who was last seen in the TV series Spartacus, plays his friend Sotiris. Lutz is less remarkably Hercules than his predecessors Steve Reeves, Mr. Universe winners Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno (the original Hulk when it was a TV series), and Ryan Gosling (yes, he was the title role in the TV series YoungHercules). Lutz simply lacks the acting skills required to rise above the audience’s expectation of a brawny but dumb action hero. Even the lion that Hercules slays isn’t as realistic as other movie lions appear. If the intention was to revive interest in more Greek demi-gods after Perseus (incidentally, Hercules’ great-grandfather), this movie which you can watch on movie2k has failed completely, even with the snatches of arena matches which have obviously been inspired by video games like Spartacus, Gladiator and Ben-Hur.
See unexpected heroism, unflinching humanity, and the all-redeeming power of true love on the free movie streaming movie, The Railway Man, based on the real life story of ex-British soldier Eric Lomax. The movie traces his life after captivity and torture as a POW in 1942 by a Japanese officer and the aftermath of mental anguish from the resulting trauma. Lomax’s wife takes care of him despite her anxiety about the frazzled behavior he exhibits from the moment they first meet. She doesn’t quite understand her husband’s silence and mood swings but she does know that she married a man who bears everything, even humiliation, with dignity.
Lomax is portrayed onscreen with quiet grace by Colin Firth. Nicole Kidman is cast as Lomax’s wife Patti, a woman whose love for her husband will survive any unbearable treatment, even from him. Stellan Skarsgard is Lomax’s best friend Finlay, the keeper of a deep and dark secret but also the holder of the key that finally unlocks it. War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine, portrays Lomax as the young man during the war, and Hiroyuki Sanada as the sadistic Kempeitai officer Nagase Takashi.
In The Railway Man,reconciliation replaces retribution and Lomax does this, incensed as he was initially, together with Finlay, when they discover that the translator who helped torture them during the war now works as a tour guide in the war museum. The horrifying cruelty inflicted on British soldiers who worked on the Death Railway in Singapore is no less reprehensible than the graves the Nazis forced the Jews in the camps to dig, yet Lomax rises above the anger by taking the high road of forgiving his captor and torturer. War is hell but it is what you do afterwards which really lets you survive it. You can download this movie on movie2k.
In the documentary Tim’s Vermeer, Texas investor Tim Jenison’s research project of epic proportions takes on a size larger than life as he attempts to discover what secrets the Dutch maestro of the canvas, Johannes Vermeer, unlocked when he painted the renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring with so much realism short of “copying” it from an actual photo. Jenison embarks on a personal quest from where Vermeer painted in his native Delft in Holland to Buckingham Palace where Vermeer masterpieces are kept.
This highly-entertaining documentary which you can watch through free movie streaming stars Jenison himself in the title role, a narrative that is engaging to watch, mainly because Jenison’s contention (Vermeer’s paintings are reproducible through the use of angled mirror arrangement of simple lenses) is fun to follow. Jenison tells the audience that anybody can create a masterpiece like Vermeer’s The Music Lesson which hangs in Her Majesty’s official London residence. Jenison is all at once amusing, annoying, and admirable as he attempts to learn the Dutch language on a readable level and turns a lathe chair’s legs. He builds a replica of the Dutch maestro’s studio inside his Texas warehouse and brings on artist David Hockney and art professor David Steadman to give blow-by-blow accounts of Jenison’s progress.
Tim’s Vermeer makes the audience realize that this attempt of science a.k.a. computer software in this case to reduce artistic value and undermine God-given creative talent is a furtive, admission that Vermeer may have, indeed, utilized some type of optical aid that was relatively prevalent in his century. Tim’s Vermeer, which is available for viewing on movie2k, may not give the audience the kind of ending they hope for, which is how Vermeer painted all his masterpieces. It does, however, confirm that Vermeer certainly did not paint Woman with a Pearl Necklace by numbers.
What better way to spend a cold weekend winter night than to watch free movies online like the 1955 thriller The Night of the Hunter? Although younger people may not recognize the movie’s biggest stars of that generation, the theme is very much universal: crime does not pay. Harry Powell is a serial killer hiding under the guise of being a church reverend who marries a dead felon’s widow to get to the money he stole years ago. Based on the real life story of Harry Powers who was hanged in Clarksburg, West Virginia for the murders of three children and two widows in 1932, The Night of the Hunter was British actor Charles Laughton’s solitary directorial effort (Laughton was the 1934 Oscar Best Actor for The Private Life of Henry VIII).
Robert Mitchum portrays the role of the misogynist cleric Harry Powell with cool malevolence, a role no less chilling, malicious, and sinister than that of Max Cady, the cruel, cunning, insane rapist in Mitchum’s other great thriller movie, Cape Fear. Shelley Winters Willa Harper is the widow of the dead felon Ben Harper portrayed by Peter Graves who would later become Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible, and Lillian Gish as Rachel Cooper, the batty old lady who takes in stray children.
The Night of the Hunter was done in black and white by Laughton with eerie musical scoring, strange camera angles, and shadows taking center stages in a majority of scenes. As the movie approaches its climax, Powell and Rachel Cooper figure in a stand-off which is almost as bizarre as the two of them singing a hymn together. Classic movie at its very finest, The Night of the Hunter’s only downside is that this was Laughton’s first and only directorial job. Watch it on movie2k.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones marks a significant shift in both location and character from the previous Paranormal franchise series. A group of Latino teenagers investigate the apartment of an old woman who lived in the unit just below them after something ghastly happens to her. They find items used for ritual sacrifices and video equipment circa 1988 apparently used by the previous Paranormal characters Kristi and Katie. Then things get bizarre for the group, especially for Jesse, who finds himself undergoing changes that can only be described as superhuman, malevolent and dark.
Directed by Christopher Landon, son of the late actor-director Michael Landon who was popularly known as Little Joe Cartwright and Charles Ingalls in the iconic television series Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, respectively, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones stars Andrew Jacobs as Jesse, Jorge Diaz as Jesse’s friend Hector, Gabrielle Walsh Jesse’s sister Marisol and Gloria Sandoval as the mysterious old woman Anna who left a chockfull of illustrations and notes on the occult in her journal which the trio also finds in her apartment. Molly Ephraim is Ali who informs them that Jesse has supernatural forces which have apparently possessed his psyche and body and now want to harm him.
Landon, who wrote the previous Paranormal series which can be viewed on movie2k, still maintains that obviously recognizable shakily-held camera technique of cinematography, although this movie rewards its audience by the expansion of the Paranormal series’ mythology with interesting details and twists even with the few and brief appearances of returning cast members. There’s a lot of Latino slang and references to Latino culture, including black magic, witchcraft and voodoo the Hispanic way. More sequels might eventually fragment Paranormal’’s franchise, but for now, get invigorated and watch it through free movie streaming.
How would you like to watch free movies online like a bio-pic that speaks of a 19-year-old’s accomplishments amidst coming of age within the glare of spotlights, musical passion that often overrides temper tantrums, and disguises itself as an actual narrative of a person who wouldn’t be such a train wreck at such a young age if he was only left alone by fame and fortune? Bieber’s uncanny ability for extemporaneous music creation within the confines of a recording studio may be impressive, but articulating his thoughts and rationalizing his behavior could more likely give him brain freeze or a stutter.
Justin Bieber is the star of this unabashed propaganda documentary of sorts, with “special” appearances by his manager Scooter Braun, Usher, Ludacris, and Patti Mallette to allow his fans to see him as a man-child who is seen in this “movie” more often onstage than in the interview chair. Bieber’s tumultuous image has its key moment in this hagiographical attempt at public relations in London when some paparazzi egg him on and he takes it hook, line and sinker and jumps at photographers with the conversation between both parties bleeped unceremoniously. Verdict? He was provoked.
Braun speaks of Bieber as constantly searching for “validation” so Believe is either a highly sanitized and edited version of what and how the real Justin Bieber really is or it is just a misdirected foray into the pop star’s desire to finally be understood whenever he gets caught up in comprising situations such as his turbulent relationship with Selena Gomez or the confiscation in Germany of his pet monkey for lack of appropriate paperwork. If you like Bieber just the way he is, go see Believe. If you don’t, go see it anyway on movie2k, it will be good for your funny bone.
A crisis brings together a dysfunctional family in all its flamboyance and aggressiveness. The film version of the play, which won a Pultizer and five Tony awards, by Tracy Letts, August: Osage County brings together an ensemble cast with Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliet Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson, Chris Cooper, and Abigail Breslin. Seeing all these actors in one movie is more than worth the admission price. This family “drama” crams a whole plethora of cataclysmic revelations roughly in two hours.
Streep is Violet, the drug-addled and cancer-riddled matriarch of the Weston family, Shepard is Violet’s husband Beverly, the alcoholic poet whose funeral brings back the Westons’ daughters Barbara (Roberts) and Karen (Juliet Lewis) home and unite with their middle sister Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), making the reunion a dark comedy of sorts. McGregor plays Barbara’s husband Bill, Breslin is Barbara’s and Bill’s teenage daughter Jean, Mulroney is Karen’s fiancé Steve, Martindale is Violet’s sister Mattie Fae, Cooper plays Mattie Fae’s husband Charlie and Cumberbatch is “Little Charlie,” Mattie Fae’s and Charlie’s son.
Yet the all-star assembly does little to portray the intensity of its Broadway counterpart. Free movie streaming of August: Osage County may remind you of how The Royal Tannenbaums can be the dramatic version of a family that transmits generational rage through their incurably infected female members. Director John Wells, who also directed The Company Men, didn’t seem to understand what the play was all about and couldn’t make his actors understand it either. You get the impression that everybody’s acting is more suitable for a straight drama, which the movie definitely is not. Those who have seen August: Osage County as a theatrical production may be disappointed with how it turned out as a movie. But watch it anyway through movie2k.
The child Sahir sees his father, a circus impresario, commit suicide after he is ruined by a greedy and callous banker. Sahir grows up and vows to dedicate his entire life to ruin the bank that destroyed his father’s life by using illusionist skills in perpertrating numerous heists, embellishing them with clues with brazen graffiti written in Hindi and with all the flair of a circus act. Other than the dazzling dance numbers filled with color and life, it’s the special effects and the action scenes that bewitch the audience to watch Dhoom 3. You, too, can see this Vijay Krishna Acharya-directed sequel to Dhoom 2 on movie2k and swoon to “Tu Hi Junoon,” the romantic tune included in the movie’s soundtrack.
Dhoom 3 stars Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan as Samir, Jackie Shroff as Samir’s father, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra as Jai and Ali, respectively, cops imported from India’s Mumbai police force to . The punk outfits of the movie’s characters were provided by Vogue India’s fashion director Anaita Adjania. Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif, unfortunately, is reduced to the Kamli strip tease opening number and three sentences in act one.
Never mind the impossible location shifts – from Chicago to Switzerland in just a few minutes – and the awful acting which seems to characterize non-Indians in Indian-made movies. You can even forgive the concepts of other movies – like “The Bourne Identity” and “Now You See Me” – blatantly presented as “original” elements of the plot. Dhoom 3 may seem totally ludicrous in some scenes, but it’s nevertheless an exciting and almost non-stop rickshaw drive on full automatic. Khan’s acting is still awesome, never mind if it’s a popcorn thriller that has a lot of loopholes and very little logic. It’s really the beautifully choreographed, edgy acrobatics you want to see here. Good thing you can watch free movies online.
If you like free download movies, you’ll most likely enjoy watching Her. Like S1m0ne of Al Pacino and Andrew McCarthy’s Mannequin several years back, Her is the story of a man who falls in love with a woman who’s not real. This time, the love interest is still a woman, albeit it’s the first operating system that uses artificial intelligence intuitively by thoroughly searching a computer’s hard drive, phone records, credit card details, emails, etc. while carrying a conversation between its customized persona and the client. People fall in love with dogs, plants, and pizza so why not an OS?
Voiced to almost perfection by Scarlett Johansson, Samantha the artificially intelligent (AI) dream girl in this movie2k evolves constantly and does a lot of experiential growing, the perfect foil to dotcom employee Theodore portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. Amy Adams is Theodore’s neighbor, Amy, whom he has been friends with since they were in college together, and Rooney Mara is Theodore’s ex-wife who tells him that while he wants a wife, he wants one without taking on the challenges of dealing with reality.
What director Spike Jonze shows us in Her is a man with a potential for self-destruction who has become, like most of the rest of us, highly dependent on technology even for our social needs that we have begun to simulate realties with our addiction to social networking sites. This technological overdependence, according to Jonze, will eventually overshadow people’s actual identities because their virtual identities are slowly taking over the former in the most subtle of ways: software programs doing our communicating tasks, for starters. Her is definitely and humanly relevant in this day and age. We wait in bated breath for Theodore to separate his organic self from his virtual persona so he can see why and how valuable he is that continued reliance on a computer just won’t make him truly happy.
Lone Survivor is an action movie that headlines Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch. It is written and directed by Peter Berg. The movie can be watched and downloaded from Movie2K.
The film revolves around the exploits of Marcus Luttrell (played by Wahlberg) and his Navy SEAL squad who are tasked to capture or kill a wanted Al Qaeda leader named Ahmad Shahd in 2005. While on the mission in the Afghanistan mountain ranges, the team experiences radio trouble, and they eventually found that their target has an entourage larger than they expected. The mission is further compromised when Lutrell is found by a goatherd and his family, whom they eventually capture. The team now has to decide what to do with the prisoners. Killing them would violate their rules of engagement, but they can’t also just tie up the prisoners and leave them to die. So they let the prisoners go, and they climb up the mountain in hopes of finding a spot where their communications equipment will work. But the goatherds alert Shah and his army, and eventually find the four SEALs. A brutal fight then follows.
The movie is an enjoyable watch thanks to the acting of its four actors. The lead star, Wahlberg, is particularly terrific in this film that many critics have called it his best work to date. Also commendable here is Ben Forster. The movie is what an action flick should be- brutal and gut-wrenching. Any American would love seeing this movie as it depicts what Navy SEALs in particular and soldiers in general will endure when asked to fight on behalf of the flag. Although one could argue that other movies have shown the same thing and that “Lone Survivor” is no different, this flick is highly recommended because of its great acting, at the very least.
A Madea Christmas is a comedy movie written, directed, produced and starred by Tyler Perry. It is the first Christmas-themed flick from the writer-director, and was adapted from his play bearing the same title. It is the 17th movie by Perry, and the seventh from the Madea franchise. This movie which you can download at Movie2k tackles issues like religious and secular celebrations of Christmas, honesty, and interracial relationships. The film is not made for children, however, as there are a lot of references to and jokes about sex, aside from the use of curse words and insults.
The story revolves around Madea, played by Perry, who is in need of a job and eventually gets one from a department store thanks to the help of her niece Eileen (played by Anna Maria Horsford). When Eileen discovers that her daughter Lacey won’t be visiting her for Christmas, she asks Madea to accompany her to rural Alabama and surprise Lacey (played by Tika Sumpter) instead. The plot thickens when Lacey asks her well-off ex-flame Oliver (played by JR Lemon) to find a sponsor for their hometown’s annual Christmas jubilee. However, Oliver does not know that Lacey is now married to Conner (Eric Lively) who she introduces as her ‘farm hand.’ Conner’s parents arrive from Louisiana and also play along the charade for Lacey’s sake. Eileen does not approve of the brouhaha, and her treatment of Conner and his parents becomes ruder by the day. Madea then successfully prods Lacey to stand up to her mom on Christmas day.
The movie has its share of funny scenes, but overall, it is ranked by many critics as among the worst flicks made by Perry. Perhaps the only saving grace it has is its message of compassion and forgiveness. Viewers may want to find another free movie streaming online instead of wasting two hours on this flick.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a romantic comedy-drama-adventure that stars Ben Stiller, who also co-produced and directed it. It is an adaptation of a short story written by James Thurber in 1939. It also stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn. It is one of the movies you can watch and download from Movie2k.
Ben Stiller plays the title role of Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager at a magazine firm who frequently daydreams adventures and has a huge crush on his coworker Cheryl played by Wiig. He is soft-spoken, humble , office-bound worker who takes great pride in his work at the magazine company. However, his life is so mundane that he often escapes from it by daydreaming. The story becomes more interesting when the company he works for downsizes and shifts to online business. He is then tasked to find the missing negative that will make the cover photo of the magazine’s final issue. Penn plays the photographer who asks Mitty to find negative 25, which is described as representing the ‘quintessence of life.’ Mitty then embarks on an adventure, going to Greenland, Iceland, Afghanistan and the Himalayas to locate the negative. Along the way, the lead character realizes that that while daydreaming helps him exercise his imagination, it holds him back in some ways. Simply put, daydreaming prevents him from fully realizing his potential.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one of Stiller’s best works, showing a deeper side of him as an actor. Many will relate to the character, especially the way he daydreams and later on, pursues his dreams. The actors are terrific, especially Stiller and Penn. The movie, as what you might be able to figure out when you watch it through free movie streaming, is charming, witty, and provides viewers a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It also teaches valuable life lessons that should appeal to viewers regardless of their age.
The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the most critically-acclaimed movies from the past year. It is a dark comedy based on the life of Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker whose firm was engaged in securities fraud and corruption in the ‘90s. It is directed by Marin Scorcese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, who has earned an Academy Award nomination for best actor. It has also been nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
The movie follows the story of Belfort, who became a stockbroker at a Wall Street company in 1987. He lost his job when the company he was working for succumbed to Black Monday which happened in October 1987. He was about to embark on a new career but he found himself working for a Long Island boiler room engaged in penny stocks. Soon he found himself in control of a billion-dollar company which also had some of his friends joining him, all of them experienced marijuana dealers. The film then reveals how Belfort and his employees led a lifestyle of lavish parties, engaging in casual sex and taking drugs both in their offices and homes. It also details how Belfort used stock manipulation schemes to jack up prices and fleece investors in the process. The movie also shows how Belfort cheated on his wife while becoming more addicted to prohibited substances. The FBI then runs after him and succeeds in putting him to jail. It is one of the free download movies you can get on the Internet.
The movie which you can watch on Movie2k is three hours long, but moviegoers are kept glued to their seats because of its engaging storyline and superb acting from its actors mainly DiCaprio. It is not surprising that it The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the frontrunners in this year’s Oscars.
This comedy flick which you can watch on Movie2k stars Will Farrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, David Koechner and Paul Rudd. It is the sequel to the 2004 movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. It is directed by Adam McKay, who also wrote the script with Farell.
The movie follows the events of the original flick, with Farrell and Applegate playing a married couple (Ron and Veronica Burgundy) who co-anchor a prestigious new program in New York City. The plot thickens when Veronica gets promoted to full time lead anchor, and Ron becomes jealous of his wife’s success that he leaves her and heads to San Diego. Now washed up and working part-time, he gets a shot at redemption when he meets a man in charge of forming the world’s first 24/7 news channel in New York. Ron then heads back to New York and reunites his news team composed of Brick Tamland (Carell), Brian Fantana (Rudd) and Champ Kind (Koechner). Since their team is assigned to the graveyard shift, Ron devises a way to transform their delivery of news which eventually pushes them to the top of the ratings game. They became so successful that they were assigned to prime time, but success in their careers has also affected their personal lives.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was met with positive critical reviews and did well in the box-office as well. Part of its appeal is its satirical take on today’s news programs. Farell and Carell are on the top of their game in this movie, while Applegate and Rudd provide great acting support. The credible performance of the actors could also explain why this flick fared well in the box-office. You can check out this movie and other entertaining films on the Internet by visiting websites that allow you to watch free movies online.
Inside Llewyn Davis is a musical drama that takes you to the world of a singer in the midst of New York’s folk scene in 1961. Oscar Isaac stars in the movie along with Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake. The film was directed, written and edited by Joel and Ethan Cohen, and the brothers also produced it with Scott Rudin.
The film, which you can watch at movie2k,takes you into the life of Llewyn Davis, an aspiring folk singer in Greenwich Village, New York. His life epitomizes that of the struggling artist, with his album failing to sell and staying in friends’ homes because he has no place to call his own. As Davis struggles, he encounters different kinds of circumstances and situations, and while the movie is fictional, it is partly based on the life of Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer. As Davis tries to find his way around Greenwich and make ends meet, he runs into all sorts of individuals, including an orange cat that always seems to pop up.
Inside Llewyn Davis is a beautiful film, and it is easy to see why it has received nearly universal critical acclaim. First of all you get a compelling look at folk music in New York as it was during the 1960s, and viewers also witness the challenges and disappointments that aspiring singers then and now go through. While the film definitely has a message, it doesn’t change the fact that it is enjoyable and you can take it as it is, a watchable and entertaining film. Then there is the fact that the cast, led by Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman, all portray their roles well. Finally, the soundtrack is perfect for the setting and adds to the atmosphere and mood.