Archive for the ‘Top Picks’ Category

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Jackie Robinson. A black man in white baseball”. A quote by Branch Ricky (Harrison Ford) which sums up the plot of “42”. If your worried about another movie focusing on the game of baseball, you’ll be happy to know baseball is only a 42 breakdownsmall part of this dynamic movie.  The writers primarily focus on the challenges Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) faces while on the road to becoming a professional baseball player.

Harrison Ford delivers one of his best performances yet. Filling the role of Branch Ricky, a team executive who leaves the baseball industry speechless when he signs Jackie Robinson, a black man to the Brooklyn Dodgers, a white man team.

42 receives a 10/10, for its excellent plot, out standing acting, and the writers ability to focus on the story of Jackie Robinson and not the game of baseball itself. This was truly an inspirational, feel-good movie!

42 is now available on DVD & Blu-ray, and will be on my Top Picks list!

By: Jeremy Kerber

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Many movie critics will label a film as a, “feel good movie” or as “eye-opening” but this is the first film I can actually say that about. In all my years, I have never watched a more inspirational, feel-good movie, sprinkled with a little heart Ultimate Gift breakdownbreak only to deepen the message of the movie.

The writers of “The Ultimate Gift” not only delivered a spectacular film, but leave you with a message that keeps you thinking for days, “Do I have a dream, and have I acted on it?” and that my friends is good writing!

James Garner, who plays the role of Howard Stevens, a dead billionaire and grandfather to Jason Stevens (Drew Fuller) plays a small yet momentous part in this film, leading Jason down a path build character, follow dreams, and teach him that when you have no dreams, make dreams of others come true!

With no doubt this movie received a 10/10. Any movie that leaves you inspired and taking a look into your own character is a top-notch film. The Ultimate Gift has been out since 2007 and is now on my Top Picks category. Pick it up today for a fantastic family movie night!

By: Jeremy Kerber

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World War Z is a full throttle, high-speed zombie movie guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. A mixture of drama, adventure, and of course zombie killing keeps the viewer immersed in the movie just waiting to see what happens World War Z breakdownnext, incomparable to other top shelf zombie movies like “Dawn of the Dead” or the “28 Days later” series.

Brad Pitt did an excellent job balancing his normal kick ass attitude with a passive aggressive United Nations employee. The plot is very believable and not to far-fetched, and refreshing to see our worlds governments surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Setting this movie apart from others, instead of a man-made virus infecting the world, World War Z’s infection started from mother nature. As a scientist states in the movie, “Mother nature is a serial killer, she wants to get caught, she leaves bread crumbs, she leaves clues, and she knows how to disguise her weakness as strength” bringing an extra layer of realism to the movie.

I gave World War Z a 9/10 because although epic, they rushed the movie. You find your self quickly jumping from one country to the next, finding clues related to the out break, but never spending enough time in one spot to fully go into detail. This is a text-book movie vs. book paradox.

World War Z is still in theaters, but once released to DVD & Blu-Ray, it will be on my Must have/Top picks categories!

By: Jeremy Kerber