Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Movie Trailer – Booksmart

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Olivia Wilde

Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever

Release: May 24th, 2019

I’ve never liked Kaitlyn Dever, I did really like Beanie Feldstein in Lady Bird, so I have a mixed reaction to this casting, and I’m very concerned about Olivia Wilde’s first time directing.  It’s obvious that she took her cue from Greta Gerwig, but decided to go in a Superbad direction, which is cool with me, as long as she can squeeze in some originality as well.  The cast is fun: Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow.  And I’ve heard good things coming out of festivals, so we’ll just have to give it a legitimate shot and hope the experiment works.


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Movie Trailer – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Release: July 26th, 2019

I have no clue what the hell is going on in this movie, but I don’t really need to; I’d watch it if they showed us a two-minute clip of an empty set.  Holy moly, let’s go right now.


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DVD Review – The Apparition

Category : DVD Review

Director: Xavier Giannoli

Starring: Vincent Lindon, Galatea Bellugi, Patrick d’Assumçao

Year: 2018

The Apparition should not be confused with the 2012 film of the same name, starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Felton, about a spirit brought forth by a college experiment that haunts a young couple.  I’m sure that sort of apparition flick comes a dime a dozen, but this one, the 2018 French drama, is something else all together.  Instead of ghosts, this movie tackles religion, which can be confusing since, what’s the difference?  Thinking you saw a dead person in your hallway and thinking you saw the Virgin Mary on a hill is basically the same, fictional experience, and each fantasy has its fervent supporters who claim that what can’t be real most assuredly is.  Whether or not you are a believer, The Apparition is here to ask the hard questions, exploring our belief in the paranormal, or as some like to call it, God.

The Movie

Jacques Mayano is an award-winning journalist who has recently returned to France from his latest assignment, where the danger of covering a war-torn country led to the death of his friend and colleague, a photographer who was always at Jacques’ side.  Suffering from hearing damage and the emotional toll of seeing a life destroyed, Mayano finds it hard to return to work and to family responsibilities, struggling every day to get back to the world he left behind and which seems to have moved on without him.  Completely out of the blue, Jacques receives a phone call; apparently he’s been requested at the Vatican.  The church has a sensitive matter that they would like him to investigate, gathering evidence and taking statements, attempting to find not exactly the truth, but rather the experience; a strange job for a respected journalist, but the distraction arrives at a time when he needed it most.

Jacques receives some more details along the way; a girl in the French countryside has had a vision of the Virgin Mary, and the excitement in her small town has overwhelmed the local police, and has caused the priest at the local church to declare that he will start a new congregation, going against the wishes of the Vatican.  A team is assembled to investigate the girl’s claim, to get to the body of what it is she saw, and to discover, if they can, what type of person she is.  The church doesn’t simply want the matter debunked, that’s not how it works, but Mayano finds himself struggling to simply dig for facts, especially when he begins to feel that the young girl, Anna, is in serious trouble.  His help isn’t wanted, especially not by Pere Borrodine, the priest who is suddenly the father-figure of a celebrity, but perhaps Anna will accept his aid, since her story isn’t exactly scripture.

None of French director Xavier Giannoli’s feature films have caught much American attention, and neither did The Apparition when it was released in the States this past September, but I’m confident that, had it been more widely seen, it would have been much more broadly revered.  It’s a slow-burning drama if ever there was one, with layers of introspection instead of hours of action, which suited the story, the message, and the actors equally well.  At 140 minutes, the run time is an issue, and the plot does take its time developing into something intriguing, but as long as audiences are willing to put in the work, the reward is sufficient.  I don’t normally praise movies for forcing us to desire to be sucked in; it’s not my job to get hooked, it’s the filmmaker’s job to hook me.  But in this instance, I was confident that the quality was there just beneath the surface, only asking me to lean in to make itself known.

Leading the way was Vincent Lindon, a near-60-year-old French film veteran who has been going strong in the craft for as long as I’ve been alive, and you can easily see how his experience as an actor aided him in diving into this complicated part, and in emerging with something special to see.  His performance was great, as was that of Galatea Bellugi, who played Anna, a relative newcomer who held her own beside the daunting presence of this pro.  Together they painted a portrait of an experience that had many hidden details under the oil, only revealing themselves when peeled back and examined.  The film asks audiences to do just that; to willingly look where we’d rather not, discuss that which is uncomfortable, and leave not knowing the absolute truth.  For those who hate the gray areas, this movie won’t be for you, since it refuses to answer all the questions, leaving us to decide for ourselves what we think happened and what we think it meant, sending us away having witnessed something both sacred and sacrilegious, not knowing which side we are on.

The DVD

Video – With an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 Widescreen, and shot using a Sony F65 Mini camera, the video quality of the film was strong enough to support the plot, never too mesmerizing to draw our attention away from what was important.  The town and surrounding countryside were lovely, and the cinematography inside the church was excellent, with many memorable scenes that will stick with me.  The picture quality of the disc was very nice, and in every way the visuals complimented the movie.

Audio – The disc was done in French 5.1 Dolby Digital, with an option of French 2.0 Dolby Digital.  Subtitles are available in English and English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  The music of the film was instrumental, very powerful, very driving, always carrying a church echo feeling.  It went well with the pressure of the plot and with the sense of desperation that the film carried throughout, bolstering the quieter moments with song that also never shook our focus.

Extras – There are a few special features on the DVD, including a 10 minute interview with director Xavier Giannoli, a 10 minute audition tape with Galatea Bellugi, a 2 minute featurette on the Zaatari Refugee Camp that features at the end of the film, and also a theatrical trailer.

Final Thoughts

Highly RecommendedThe Apparition is strong enough to have been among the Best Foreign Language nominations at last year’s Academy Awards.  It’s moody, it’s heavy, it’s full of content and of questions, and it boasts acting from its leads that doesn’t fail the crew behind the scenes.  I can’t say how the religious would react to this viewpoint, but I think the film does a fantastic job of not shutting doors in the faces of those who want to believe, while also allowing those of little or no faith to view things from a more pragmatic point of view.  What you perceive as real is real in its consequences, right?  And this movie doesn’t pretend it knows what the truth of spirituality is, only that we are all experiencing life at the same time, not from the same place.  The video is top-notch, the audio solidly done as well, and there are a few extras on the DVD, so the technical aspects won’t let audiences down.  Although a bit long, a bit long-winded, and featuring an ending that not everyone is going to be satisfied with, this film has real power, and that’s rare enough that we need to notice it when it appears.

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – Content

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – Video

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – Audio

☆ ☆ ☆ – Extras

☆ ☆ ☆ – Replay

 

 


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Movie Trailer – Toy Story 4

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Josh Cooley

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Annie Potts

Release: June 21st, 2019

I honestly don’t think this will be very good.  I’m not trying to be a spoil sport, or pretend that animated movies can’t melt my heart, I simply don’t think the magic is still within this franchise.  I loved the first Toy Story as much as the next guy, but the next two were only OK, and I never got the pull that the third one had on some people.  This fourth installment seems forced and recycled, and I’m just not very excited about it.  I’ll watch it with my family anyway, of course, and I’ll be open to having my mind changed; but I wouldn’t put money on it.  Last note; this director has never directed a movie before, like ever, and that’s concerning.  Carry on.


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Movie Trailer – Lucy in the Sky

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Noah Hawley

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens

Release: 2019

There is a lot going on in this trailer.  Annihilation, First Man, Jackie, Gravity; I see a bit of a lot of movies embedded inside this one, which I don’t think is a bad thing, not if the execution is solid and there are some original ideas.  I like the casting, the feel, the time period, the mood; I think this film has real potential.


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Movie Review – Creed II

Category : Movie Review

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone

Year: 2018

Everything that went right for Creed in 2015 under Ryan Coogler went wrong for Creed II in 2018 under Steven Caple Jr, and it was more than just a director change that did it.  But the director change shouldn’t be ignored; Coogler is one of our most powerful modern voices, he’s saying things that we can’t stop ourselves from listening to, and he’s making his mark just when we needed it most.  He was too busy doing Black Panther to do another Rocky film, and that’s fine, because now we have one of the strongest Marvel movies in the franchise, which just further proves that the guy (teamed up with Michael B. Jordan in every one of his projects) can do anything.  But he wasn’t on hand in Philly this time around, and audiences were on the losing end of that deal, but, again, that’s not the only reason Creed II failed.  It just put too much pressure on the weakest links of its chain, and took too many ill-advised risks every time it had our attention, the end result being a movie that we want to love but one that simply isn’t good enough.

Adonis Creed, after taking his father’s name and claiming his birthright, has recently become the title holder, a married man, and a father; life comes at you fast.  He’s got everything he could ask for, and yet when a new challenger pushes his way into the ring, Adonis realizes how quickly happiness can slip away.  The new muscle on the beach; Viktor Drago, son of the infamous Ivan Drago, the very man who killed Adonis’ father Apollo thirty years ago.  Rocky still blames himself for Apollo’s death, wishing that he had stepped in and stopped the Russian machine from finishing off Creed before it was too late, knowing that he can’t watch Adonis fight the same fight against the next generation.  But Adonis can’t back down; here is the son of the man who killed his pops, what else can he do but step up, defend his honor, defend his title, and represent his family?  But our heroes don’t always come out on top, sometimes they get knocked down, but it isn’t about how often we fall, it’s about how quick we get back up, a lesson that Adonis needs help to learn; from Rocky, from Bianca, from his child, and from the spirit of Apollo who lives inside him and watches over every punch.

First the positives, because there were many.  Michael B. Jordan is a superstar, and my god his muscles would have earned him the nickname “Adonis” even if his role didn’t.  He’s so handsome, so talented, so likeable; even as Warmonger you kinda like him anyway, that just proves how powerful his appeal is.  He’s back and solid as Adonis here, and wears the cape of his legacy very well, fighting through that struggle admirably.  Sly Stallone is strong as well, returning to his roots and doing the part like only he can.  And the relationship between the two is great, very unique and very loving, a perfect tool to help the movie flow.  Then there are the training scenes, the raw emotions, the iconic songs; if you’re a fan you’ll get what you paid for.  But now for the negatives, and there were way too many, way more than there should have been if everyone had been doing their job.  The direction was awful, with no pacing and no control and no magic; it was obvious that we had a new guy and that he wasn’t as good.  Tessa Thompson, who I really like, was bad in her return to this role, and I hated the musical moments featuring her songs; what did we need that for?  And then the returning characters; Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lungren, Brigitte Nielson.  Their lines were kept to a minimum, which was smart, but when they were called into action they were abysmal; on the other hand, Russell Hornsby is great and was hardly used at all.  I was left somewhere in the middle by this muddle of a movie, one that I wanted to love but also one that just didn’t have the ability to make me.

My rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

 

 


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Movie Review – Doubt

Category : Movie Review

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis

Year: 2008

Although it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture at either the Academy Awards or the Golden Globes, Doubt did receive the same five nominations at each: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress again, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay.  Looking at the cast list, you can imagine why almost every adult speaking part received recognition; this is a group of four who are among the most powerful talents we have ever seen on screen.  Streep is a legend, Hoffman was a genius, we all know what Adams and Davis have become; rewatching this film is like reopening Tut’s tomb.  Doubt is a cinematic treasure to anyone who appreciates great acting, and that’s the first thing I look for in a movie, beyond good story or good cinematography or good directing; acting has the alchemetic power to transform anything into solid gold, and here’s a prime example.

At a quiet Catholic school in the Bronx in the year after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, life moves inexorably forward toward change despite the resistance of the stubborn minority.  Even Catholic school can change; popular music is entering the building, the school’s first black student is attending classes, and the church has begun opening its doors to a more friendly, family feel in order to have a greater appeal.  Sister Aloysius, acting principal, is one of the few who sneers at such notions; the students are scared to death of her and that’s exactly the way she wants it.  Father Flynn, on the other hand, wants the church and the school to progress, even taking a personal interest in the success of Donald Miller, the young African-American student.  Too personal, in the eyes of Sister Aloysius, who asks innocent Sister James to keep a watchful eye out and report back anything strange.  But while the relationship that is budding between Father Flynn and Donald Miller might be strange, that doesn’t mean that it is inappropriate, and there is more going on than either Sister can know.

Doubt is as powerful a drama as you are ever likely to see, and it doesn’t need death or nearly any action at all to convey that raw, emotional strength.  The film is an adaptation of a play, also by John Patrick Shanley, who isn’t much of a director, much more a writer, but gets the job done here by working with material that he knows and also giving the reins to a cast that must be any filmmaker’s dream.  Each member more than deserved their nominations, they all delivered peak performances, with layer upon layer of psyche and subcontext that you could dissect for years.  The story will haunt you, as you try to figure out the wrong and the right of the situation, who is to blame and where we go from here.  I have my own most-likely-not-so-original theories on the undertones of the plot, why the Sister is so convinced that the Father is lying, while audiences are convinced to trust him, and how both can be true at once.  But it’s up to you to watch and to decide, to enjoy the stage-like atmosphere along the way, to wallow in the acting master class session presented to us for free, and mostly to come away having seen excellent cinema in a way it’s very rarely done.

My rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

 

 


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Movie Review – Captain Marvel

Category : Movie Review

Director: Anne Boden, Ryan Fleck

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Year: 2019

The twenty-first addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here, and for the first time we have a female lead and title character.  Black Widow is one of the Avengers, Gamora is one of the Guardians, Wasp got her name in the second Ant-Man movie, but Captain Marvel is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Wonder Woman, an elite and powerful character who is here to make a huge impact on the entire story arc of the MCU.  To get the job done, Disney chose, *checks notes*, the directors of Mississippi Grind and the actor from Room.  Umm, hmm, not exactly the names that come to mind first when thinking about comic book action flicks, but hey, how much talent can it really take to film aliens beating each other up.  Turns out a lot, because while Captain Marvel is better than probably half of what we’ve seen from this universe to date, it falls well short of the other 50%, simply because no one involved knew what they were doing and no one on the outside honestly expected much more.

An elite team of Kree warriors protect the multi-planet empire from the evil Skrulls, who invade worlds and attempt to settle throughout the galaxy, the wicked shape-shifting demons!  Vers is a soldier in training, under the guidance of the mighty Yon-Rogg, but she is taken prisoner by the Skrulls, and then crash lands on a distant planet; Earth.  There she learns that there is more to her past then she knows, and that there are many secrets she has not been told.  Vers’ real name is Carol Danvers, and she was given superpowers by the Kree who saved her life.  She was once part of a project that would change the universe forever, but the Skrulls attacked, and are now after the invention again.  This time, Danvers will be ready, and she will use her new powers to protect what she almost lost the first time.  Along for the ride is S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, who can tell that something monumental is going on, even if he can’t completely understand what it is.  But neither does Carol; she’s in over her head, and will have to learn who her true friends are before it’s too late.

I really liked both Mississippi Grind and Room, like really liked, but not in a million years would I have paired together their directors and actors and forced them to make and be aliens and superheroes fighting each other in a 90s L.A. Blockbuster.  I mean, that seems like a very bad idea in theory, and I can attest that it was also a very bad idea in application.  Not as bad as, say, a blonde-eyebrowed Chris Hemsworth with Kat Dennings as comic relief, but still not great.  Captain Marvel was never going to be anything but OK, its ceiling was always extremely close above the heads of its cast & crew, because there was simply no getting around inexperience, disingenuity, and talents that lie elsewhere.  A drama from this team sounds amazing, but a copycat comic book adventure is what we were served here, and while the addition of the Captain Marvel character is fun for the franchise, her stand-alone film isn’t good enough to garner the responses it has received from those simply excited to see a heroine on screen.

It’s also not bad enough to warrant the fan boy freakout either, landing somewhere in the middle of Doctor Strange solid and Ant-Man and the Wasp throwaway.  Misogynists will always try to knock feminist pillars down, that’s expected, and movies like this deserve support for standing up in the face of that hate and saying “hey watch this”, but that doesn’t mean that the result is something incredible, only that the effort is respectable.  Captain Marvel is only OK in so many ways that it almost becomes painful, because I really was hoping that it would be so much better.  Larson is a fine lead hero but not special in any way, SLJ is good but it seems like he completely forgot his Fury persona, Mendelsohn is a genius but his makeup was awful, Jude Law has a nice part but wasn’t really needed, Annette Bening shows up but she never feels right, Ronan makes a cameo but doesn’t matter at all; if this movie was supposed to be an explosion it was definitely more of a dud.  The fight scenes were way too blurry and poorly edited, the backstory was messy and convoluted, the era references felt forced, Captain Marvel has near-Superman invincibility, and for most of the film I simply didn’t care what happened next.  Now, I will add that I understand the significance of the power this movie has, and its impact on the industry; that doesn’t escape my understanding.  And also, I liked it better than some others of the MCU, probably eight or nine or ten others, films that were just too stupid to be allowed.  This one was perfectly smart enough, no doubt about that, and had its heart in the right place; again, no doubt.  This just wasn’t the team to do the job, and the movie never became the Guardians of the Galaxy-level hit that somewhere far back down the line it had the potential to be.

My rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

 

 


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Movie Review – Thunder Road

Category : Movie Review

Director: Jim Cummings

Starring: Jim Cummings

Year: 2018

Thunder Road started as a short, and you can feel that very clearly in the feature adaptation of this odd, bitter, midnight black comedy.  Comedian Jim Cummings wrote, directed, and stars in this offbeat, 90-minute extravaganza of uncomfortable moments and surprising heart.  It’s one of those experience where you’re faced with the decision to either try laughing or die crying, because the pain is almost too much to take, and it’s, at the same time, pretty hilarious.  Cummings knows that he’s created something special in this character and runs with the length of rope we allow him, to the utter horror of audiences, but also with our fervent support.  It’s a tale of confusing emotions, that’s for sure, for us as well as for all the players involved.

Officer Jim Arnaud has just lost his mother.  Not that they were spectacularly close, but now that she’s gone, he’s beginning to understand that he didn’t treat her very well, that he should have tried harder, that he missed out on years of his life not knowing what he had before it was gone.  Jim is also losing his wife, and his daughter might be taken away as well, so things aren’t going so hot, and this is one Texas policeman who won’t handle it very well.  It starts at the funeral, where Jim gives a misguided eulogy, and his life spirals out of control from there, getting worse and worse by the day.  He can’t figure out how to deal with the bumps under his wheels, and seems determined to drive himself right off a cliff anyway.

Cummings succeeds in bringing something very raw, very wacky, and very powerful to the screen in this fleshing out of his original story.  He created this persona, embodies it perfectly, created so many cringe-worthy moments, but somehow convinces us to love Jim despite his obvious and many flaws.  The film is part Reno 911, part Napoleon Dynamite, with awkward situations around every corner and a hero who you just want to succeed, despite his complete inability to do that.  The cop elements are hilarious, the fatherhood parts are painful, the entire thing is a riot of comedy and depression, and in the end I think all audiences can find something to laugh at, to relate to, and to cling on desperately.

My rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

 

 


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Sports – NFL 2019 Old Faces New Places

Category : Sports

The 2019 NFL season is almost here.  Before we start predicting who will win what, let’s take a look at the new places that some old faces have landed during the offseason.  Here are some free agents and traded players in fresh locations that might change the future of their new clubs:

Buffalo Bills –Frank Gore, RB – from Miami Dolphins

Buffalo Bills –John Brown, WR – from Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills –Tyler Kroft, DT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills – Kevin Johnson, CB – from Houston Texans

Buffalo Bills – Cole Beasley, WR – from Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins – Dwayne Allen, TE – from New England Patriots

Miami Dolphins – Eric Rowe, CB – from New England Patriots

New England Patriots – Michael Bennett, DE – from Philadelphia Eagles

New York Jets –CJ Mosley, LB – from Baltimore Ravens

New York Jets – Le’Veon Bell, RB – from Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Jets – Kelechi Osemele, OG – from Oakland Raiders

New York Jets – Jamison Crowder, WR – from Washington Redskins

Baltimore Ravens – Mark Ingram, RB – from New Orleans Saints

Baltimore Ravens – Earl Thomas, S – from Seattle Seahawks

Cleveland Browns – Kareem Hunt, RB – from Kansas City Chiefs

Cleveland Browns –Odell Beckham, WR – from New York Giants

Cleveland Browns –Olivier Vernon, DE – from New York Giants

Cleveland Browns – Sheldon Richardson, DT – from Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers – Steven Nelson, CB – from Kansas City Chiefs

Houston TexansTashaun Gipson, S – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Houston TexansBradley Roby, CB – from Denver Broncos

Indianapolis ColtsDevin Funchess, WR – from Carolina Panthers

Jacksonville JaguarsNick Foles, QB – from Philadelphia Eagles

Tennessee TitansCameron Wake, DE – from Miami Dolphins

Tennessee TitansAdam Humpheries, WR – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee TitansRoger Safford, OG – from Los Angeles Rams

Denver BroncosJa’Wuan James, OT – from Miami Dolphins

Denver BroncosJoe Flacco, QB – from Baltimore Ravens

Denver BroncosKareem Jackson, CB – from Houston Texans

Kansas City ChiefsTyrann Mathieu, S – from Houston Texans

Kansas City ChiefsCarlos Hyde, RB – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles ChargersTyrod Taylor, QB – from Cleveland Browns

Los Angeles ChargersThomas Davis, LB – from Carolina Panthers

Oakland RaidersTrent Brown, OT – from New England Patriots

Oakland RaidersAntonio Brown, WR – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Oakland RaidersTyrell Williams, WR – from Los Angeles Chargers

Oakland RaidersLamarcus Joyner, S – from Los Angeles Rams

Dallas CowboysJason Witten, TE – retirement

New York GiantsJabril Peppers, S – from Cleveland Browns

New York GiantsKevin Zeitler, OG – from Cleveland Browns

New York GiantsAntoine Bethea, CB – from Arizona Cardinals

Philadelphia EaglesMalik Jackson, DT – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia EaglesDeSean Jackson, WR – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington RedskinsCase Keenum, QB – from Denver Broncos

Washington RedskinsLandon Collins, S – from New York Giants

Chicago BearsCordarrelle Patterson, WR – from New England Patriots

Chicago BearsBuster Skrine, CB – from New York Jets

Detroit LionsDanny Amendola, WR – from Miami Dolphins

Detroit LionsTrey Flowers, DE – from New England Patriots

Detroit Lions – Jesse James, TE – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Green Bay PackersZadarius Smith, DE – from Baltimore Ravens

Green Bay PackersPreston Smith, DE – from Washington Redskins

Green Bay PackersAdrian Amos, S – from Chicago Bears

Carolina PanthersMatt Paradis, C – from Denver Broncos

New Orleans SaintsLatavias Murray, RB – from Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay BuccaneersBreshad Perriman, WR – from Cleveland Browns

Tampa Bay BuccaneersDeone Buchanon, S – from Arizona Cardinals

Tampa Bay BuccaneersBradley Pinion, P – from San Francisco 49ers

Arizona CardinalsCharles Clay, TE – from Buffalo Bills

Arizona CardinalsTerrell Suggs, LB – from Baltimore Ravens

Arizona CardinalsMarcus Gilbert, OT – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona CardinalsJordan Hicks, LB – from Philadelphia Eagles

Arizona CardinalsRobert Alford, CB – from Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals – Brooks Reed, LB – from Atlanta Falcons

Arizona CardinalsJR Sweezy, OG – from Seattle Seahawks

Los Angeles RamsEric Weddle, S – from Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ersDee Ford, DE – from Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ersTevin Coleman, RB– from Atlanta Falcons

San Francisco 49ersKwon Alexander, LB– from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Seattle SeahawksJason Myers, K – from New York Jets