If you follow my movie blog, then you know I enjoy watching movies. With that in mind, I put together a list of movies I wouldn’t mind getting for Father’s Day. The following are films I’ve seen this year that I think would make excellent Father’s Day gifts: Interstellar, Whiplash, John Wick, Big Hero 6 (review), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (review), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (review), Fury, The Equalizer, and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
I watched this movie recently and loved it. Until the end, the film was very realistic. Here’s the synopsis: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
Most of you probably have not heard of this film. I know I didn’t until it came out on DVD. I loved it. The movie is about a young man who is driven to become the best drummer he can be. Here’s the synopsis: Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.
This is one of those revenge movies. It reminded me of Payback and is essentially about a former hitman seeking revenge after his dog is killed. The dog was a gift given to him by his wife before she died. She gave him the dog because she knew she was dying and didn’t want him to be alone after she died. Here’s the synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the assassin genre.
If the dad in your life is into Lord of the Rings, then he’ll love the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Here’s the synopsis: The third in a trilogy of films brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide — unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
This is an animated film, but I think most dads will enjoy watching Big Hero 6 with their kids. I would love to add this title to my movies library. Here’s the synopsis: Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
This is another movie I think most dads will enjoy watching with their children. It’s the final installment of Night at the Museum trilogy. It’s also the last film for the late Robin Williams. Here’s the synopsis: Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Fury is one of Brad Pitt’s better movie. It’s about an army sergeant who defends a road with a single tank. Here’s the synopsis: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
If dad loved the old Equalizer TV series, he’ll probably enjoy the new Equalizer movie. In the film, McCall takes on the Russian mob to help a girl in trouble. Here’s the synopsis: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
I have not seen this film yet and it doesn’t even come out until June 9th. But the trailer looks good and it did well at the theaters. Here’s the synopsis: Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.