Got Any Action that Patrollers desperately need?! The DVD Patrol is always finding ways to take care of that. The Toddster is has been on the lookout for everyone. Been trying to keep warm. Hope all you patrollers are keeping that way as well. Found a few movies to keep the blood pumping. Time to get moving!
New on DVD
Captain Phillips - The Captain of the ship will do anything he can to keep his ship afloat. Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) was an easy going captain who liked his crew and took care of them. Richard also made sure that the cargo he was transporting got to where it has to go. Based on a true story, Richard and his crew were just doing what they normally did until a band of Somali pirates led by a ruthless leader named Muse (Barkhard Abdi) decided to board and take Richard and his crew hostage. Richard will do anything it takes to keep his crew and ship safe. What will he do next? "Captain Phillips" has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and Abdi has been nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. We'll see if they win when the Oscars air on ABC on March 2 at 7PM.
Machete Kills - There is always someone who's picked to get the job done no matter what. Machete (Danny Trejo) was not one you wanted to mess with. The President of the United States (Carlos Estevez AKA Charlie Sheen). He becomes aware of an arms dealer named Voz (Mel Gibson) who has a nuclear weapon aimed at Washington. Voz also has a big organization of those that work for him to try and stop Machete. That might not be enough when Machete comes looking for you. Is Machete going to be able to save Washington? Gibson teams up with Sylvester Stallonne, Jason Statham, and the rest of the guys for "The Expendables 3" hitting theaters in August.
Also on DVD
Riddick - It's not easy keeping everyone's favorite bad guy with a hero complex. The last time we saw Riddick (Vin Diesel), he had just defeated the leader of his ancient enemies and now he's leading them. Riddick decides to see if he can find anything out about his own race. His new minions don't exactly like that idea and they decide to leave him stranded on an dead world where the animals aren't exactly friendly. After a little exploring, Riddick comes upon an abandoned outpost that might attract some way to get off world. A couple of ships with bands of bounty hunters show up gunning for Riddick. He know he has to find a way to take them down but they get in trouble with some nasty alien creatures coming after them as well. Can Riddick find a way out and save everyone? Diesel is currently working on "Fast and Furious 7," Due to Paul Walker's death, they have to do a bunch of reshooting. Reports say that Walker's character will still be in the movie and AP it's set for release in 2015.
Now in Theaters
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - It's always funny how people find their way into fighting for our country. Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) was going to school in England until he saw a news report of the events that happened on 9/11/11. He felt he had to do something so he decided to join the Military. He did his job and was good at it until a Helicopter crash ended it for him. During his Rehabilitation, he meets a pretty Doctor named Catherine (Keira Knightley) who likes him but doesn't want to admit it. Jack is approached by a Navy man named Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner) who thinks Jack might have what it takes to join the CIA. Harper tells him he would be working for the CIA as a financial analyst spotting accounts used by terrorist organizations against the United States. A few years go by and Jack spots some accounts being used by a firm headed by Viktor Cheverin (Kenneth Branaugh). Jack is made operational when he first gets to Russia and operatives try and kill him. They find out that he's not that easy to kill. Things become even more complicated when Cathy shows up for a vacation. Can Jack figure out what going on before Cheverin unveils his Master plan to strike at the US?
The Toddster's Take: Our First Review of 2014! I really enjoyed this movie. It was a little slow in some spots but it was a great story. If you're a Tom Clancy fan, this one was extremely enjoyable. Pine and Costner do very well delivering scenes together and Knightley was cute in her performance. Costner has two more movies coming up with "3 Days to Kill" in theaters Feburary 21 and a comedy called "Draft Day" in April.
We all know that Awards Season is upon us. Never really liked them. Ever notice that they always put the ones up for awards at the end of the year. Doesn't really seem fair. It's just my opinion, I could be wrong (To quote the great Dennis Miller). The Toddster shall return.