Category Archives: Movies

Jinn a Michigan Made Movie

The movie industry is alive and kicking in Michigan. Latest entrant is “Jinn” a movie from Exodus Pictures written by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad. This is a mythology based story of the third creature sharing the planet with humans and angels. The race called jinn made of fire.

The story is about an average man who finds out his family has an unusual history linked with these creatures and is cursed. Like most humans, he is skeptical until all crap breaks loose. There is a mystery wise mentor, a crazy man who’s not really crazy and a car.

Not just any car, this one was designed by Ahmad for the movie and is available for sale as a limited edition. How cool is it that a Michigan movie stars a super slick hot rod. SmuttyCat has his order in.

SmuttyCat is proud to introduce you to the trailer if you haven’t seen it. Catch up your naps before April 4 when it is released, you won’t want to miss this one.

Winter Soldier Coming in Spring

SmuttyCat was not sure about the follow-up Captain America film, The Winter Soldier. But after reviewing the trailer, SmuttyCat is looking forward to spring. With the Falcon, a ‘mystery’ villian who can only be Bucky Barnes, and Nick Fury, this is one stand up cast. And of course, the ever lovely and butt-kicking Black Widow.

Chris Evans seems to have gotten wayyy tough since his run in with aliens. Although there seems to be a recurring theme to the movies following Avengers “insert-hero-name-here gets their butt kicked really bad before winning”. Just in case you thought they were going to walk all over the villians now.

SmuttyCat will need to do some power napping in March to prepare for all this action. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, of course SmuttyCat is providing it here. Let us know what you think, epic follow-up or fail?

Thor 2 Bonus Fun

For SmuttyCat, one of the highlights of Thor: The Dark World was Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as comic relief. While not detracting from the main storyline, Loki provided several great moments on screen.

One of the main scenes was not used in the film, but is provided with the DVD/Blu-Ray. This shows Loki dressed as Captain America and needling Thor. The scene was re-shot with Chris Evans mimicking Tom’s performance.

And fear not fans, Loki’s jokester scenes do not detract from how dangerous he is for Asgard and Thor.

In case you haven’t picked up your copy yet, SmuttyCat has the clip below courtesy of io9.com. Comment below on Chris’ take on Loki.

Warm Up Movies

SmuttyCat hopes Santa brought you a warm coat and boots to go out and see the trio of great movies coming in this winter. Usually cold weather is for staying in and maxing out your Netflix account. But grab your hot coco and get out because you won’t want to miss these movies that sparkle like snow at night.

About Last Night

Starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant, this is a  remake of the classic Demi Moore -Rob Lowe love story. Freshly updated with references to social media and dating, this is a great movie plot that holds up over time. Opening on February 14, 2014, it will make an interesting date movie. At least the humans will have something to talk about.

Baggage Claim

Starring Paula Patton and Taye Diggs, Baggage Claim is playing now. This is the story of a flight attendant who finds herself the last single woman in her family. With her younger sister’s wedding coming up in 30 days, she plots with friends to get engaged before the wedding.

A light, feel-good movie humans can cuddle up to.

Ride Along

Kevin Hart (Ben) makes another appearance here with heavy hitter Ice Cube (James). Ben tries to impress prospective brother-in-law James by riding along with him on police patrol. This is a buddy-action comedy that should make for good date night fun. Opening January 17.

Happy New Year

SmuttyCat New Year 2014

SmuttyCat wishes you a happy, prosperous, fun and magical New Year for 2014.

Terminator Returns

Yes, the king of “I’ll be back” returns to the big screen in a franchise reboot and, a TV series will follow soon.

The Terminator franchise will launch a new trilogy in July, 2015. The small screen version start has yet to be announced, but will follow the plot lines of the new trilogy. The new franchise will start out with Sarah Connor being targeted for termination as a child.

SmuttyCat loved Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and was sorry to see it go. Great pacing, solid acting and lots of action made for a successful addition to the Terminator family. The same team is writing for the new series, so there is a good chance of it being equally great.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles was the only redeeming segment after Terminator 2. Let’s face it, Terminator 3 and 4 were awful. Bad casting aside, the pacing and story were uneven at best. The last third of Salvation left SmuttyCat looking for a reason to kill off everyone. The Terminator gives a heart transplant to John Connor? Pleeze.

Hopefully, Terminator 5 writers will stick with the tense drama and great sci-fi legacy that worked in the first two movies. And most importantly, keep the sense of wonder that drove the franchise to success. Will the future be a wasteland or will the Connors and their pet Terminators save humankind?

SmuttyCat is rooting for the humans.

 

Thor Delivers Thunderous Fun

SmuttyCat as ThorWell SmuttyCat must offer 4 paws up for the exciting romp offered by Thor: The Dark World. This installment in the franchise has action, drama and loads of humor.  Audiences can enjoy without taking anything too seriously. Warning; Spoiler Alert ahead.

How could Marvel top the first installment in Thor? Well, how about Asgardan flying spaceships! Yep, Asgard uses candles and lanterns but has spaceships and flying canoes. But SmuttyCat digresses. The story centers around the coming alignment of the nine realms which will allow travel between realms and activate a deadly force which has been dormant since before the beginning of history.

Of course, Jane Foster becomes infected with this force and becomes the focal point for unleashing the wrath of the Dark Elves who want to control the force and destroy all universes. Why? Well apparently they liked it dark and empty.

After a massive attack on Asgard itself, Thor turns to Loki for help ending the threat. The plan doesn’t go exactly smooth and Thor has to race to Earth to face the Dark Elves alone. Now, SmuttyCat ponders why not even one other hero, or SHIELD, could manage to make it to the big showdown, but, then it wouldn’t be Thor’s movie.

If you haven’t seen Thor, go now. This is another super Marvel movie with non-stop fun. For the next installment, if Chris Helmsworth is not available, maybe Marvel will consider SmuttyCat.

 

Ender’s Game is the Beginning of Fun

Ender’s Game is a science-fiction/action movie based on the novel and series of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The premise is that Earth is in a war with an insectoid alien race and has battle schools to train children with games from an early age to fight the aliens.

Ender, the main character, shows exceptional skills in these games and becomes the lynchpin of humanity’s survival. Kind of familiar territory in the broad strokes, the details are what make this story SmuttyCat appawed. There’s political intrigue, explosions, space fighting, and if that’s not enough, Harrison Ford. ‘Nuff said.

If you haven’t read the novels, here is a great cheat sheet to get you ready to have some fun at the movie.

Ender's Universe

Superman, Batman and… SmuttyCat?

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I’m Batman

The long awaited Superman and Batman team up movie has been announced, but fans are now in an uproar over casting.  As expected, Henry Cavill will reprise his role from Man of Steel.  With Christian Bale bowing out of the Batman role after Dark Knight Rises, a new Batman was needed.  And in walks controversy in the form of Ben Affleck.

Who is Batman

Now, SmuttyCat has nothing against Ben and thought his performance in Armageddon was excellent. But the fans have a point, if he killed off one superhero franchise (Daredevil), maybe he shouldn’t be trusted with another.  After all, Michael Keaton left an indelible impression of what Batman/Bruce Wayne should be. Tightly contained, a little demented and quietly brillant.  A cool combination of genius and the type of insanity not easily recognized that can be channeled into a weapon.

SmuttyCat for one has never seen these qualities depicted by Ben Affleck in his roles.  So, while not saying Ben can’t pull it off, the fans have reason to be wary.  But SmuttyCat has the answer to the fans’ concerns.

SmuttyCat as Batman

SmuttyCat is a genius, he loves gadgets wants to be a billionaire playboy and everyone knows he is insane! What more purrfect combination could you want? As an added bonus, SmuttyCat resides in the Metro Detroit area and the movie will be filmed here, so money will be saved on travel expenses.

So, fans, get on Twitter and Facebook and let the producers and director know: You want SmuttyCat as Batman! Tweet to the world and let’s get this movie on track.

Transformers 4 Filming in the “D”

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4SmuttyCat loves hot cars and giant robots (but he is afraid of giant robots).  So SmuttyCat is super smug these days.  After all,  Transformers 4 is filming in Detroit.  There is a certain excitement to watch parts of your home city being demolished by invisible giant robots that can turn into cars.  After all, if any city would have robots morphing into automobiles, it would be the automotive capital of the world, Detroit.

Speaking of cars, SmuttyCat is in the market for a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe and a 1200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse.  Anyone know where he can get a deal?

Sadly, filming has moved on to the actual China, not the one built in downtown Detroit, but many fans were kind enough to post video of the time in the “D”.  Enjoy the clips below courtesy of spectators on YouTube and let SmuttyCat know in the comments if you’ll be writing the Big Three to ask “when is my car going to save the world?”.