Olympus has Fallen. I enjoyed it. Ton of action.
Olympus has Fallen. I enjoyed it. Ton of action.
I liked it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the original 30 years ago, but I like watching Suburgatory on TV, and it was good to see the lead actress in a much different type of role. Just like the original, the new movie successfully mixed horror and humor together without making fun of itself.
The Last Exorcism. I liked it. I like these kind of movies if they are done well.(like Exorcism Of Emily Rose)
Saw - No I didn't watch the whole thing and while it was disgusting and not the type of movie I like at all. I must admit I started watching it about 10 minutes in and got the set-up and even though I didn't keep watching from that point, something kept drawing me to switch back to it to see what was going on now. And I was intrigued enough to want to know how it ended, so I did watch the ending. Overall I probably watched about half of the movie - not sure I could have taken anymore that - but I enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would. I will give them some credit for an intriguing plot
Olympus Has Fallen -
Must have been in the mood to watch movies this past weekend, because I also sort of liked this. There was enough intrigue, enough times during the movie when I was thinking what would they really do if this did happen, how would we react. One thing I enjoyed - is they played it straight, meaning they didn't try to make it a movie like Independence Day. There wasn't any humor (except for 1 line that I remember) and it wasn't too hokey, sure it was over-the-top at times and it was surprisingly violent for this type of movie, but it had a hard edge to it. I like it more than Air Force 1 - a movie it is often compared to - the last half of AF1
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for my birthday, the wife got me the Matrix collection on bluray, Singing in the Rain and X-Men First Class.
I haven't seen Singing in the Rain in years. My favorite musical. Can't wait to watch this soon.
Now I just need to get Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
My offseason FA wishlist:
Sergio Rodriguez (backup pg)
Thomas Robinson (backup pf)
Andray Blatche (starting pf - replacing West)
Corey Brewer (starting sg/sf - interchangeable w/ PG)
Just seen the previews for "The Great Gatsby" looks like it could be epic.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
There is a horror movie called The Conjuring that received record breaking test scores so the studio moved it to the July spot to battle the other blockbusters. I have great hopes for this as good horror movies are few and far between it seems.
Documentary about 5 obsessed fans of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Each has their own theory about a hidden meaning or message that Kubrick intended to convey, drawing upon perceived symbolism and subtext in the film. The theories range from the Holocaust to a confession by Kubrick for his part in the faked Apollo moon landing. The theories are all interesting enough, but what really makes the documentary go is the psychology of the theorists.
My favorite is the guy who thinks because of the abundance of mirrors and reverse images in The Shining that it is intended to be viewed both forwards and backwards, and to that end, he created a version of the film that overlays a reverse copy over a forward copy. Some of the juxtapositions are quite jarring.
Holy **** what a movie. I love it, and I'm not even a Tarantino worshipper.
I watched The Hunger Games last night since it came out on Netflix. I actually enjoyed it which. It was much more violent than I expected for what I thought was a kid's movie.
"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
Haunted House(2013) Marlon Wayans.
I really wanted to like this movie as I enjoy spoof movies(and even own Scary Movie on blu ray) but this movie was just plain BAD. I can't even remember laughing at all. Seems like all the humor(if you call it that) is just sick sex and farting type stuff. Weird. It's like their demographic for this film was 7th Graders or something. Avoid.
Oblivion - my first IMAX experience - better to watch it with as little information as possible - Tom Cruise still can carry the lead roles - good flick
About to watch Jurassic Park in 3D. Just because.
Glad I went. It proved to be nastolgic (I was 9 when I saw it in theaters in June 1993), it was fun seeing it in a theater again (they really ought to do that more often with classic movies; it's different than at home), and they did a very good job with the 3D effect.
Funny Games - The original one from 1997 by Haneke. I had heard that this movie was terrifying. The first half isn't really, though it was fairly effective; it was uncomfortable and gross. During the second half, it becomes clearer what Haneke's intention is with the movie and it just becomes him masturbating to his not even sort-of clever ideas. It isn't even logical on a very simplistic level. I'm not sure how anyone could like the film. Not recommended to anyone, except Michael Haneke I suppose.
42 - Jackie Robinson Story - Mixed thoughts on this movie. I just think it could have and should have been better. I mean the true story is a great great story amnd should be able to make a great movie, and while this movie was likable and entertaining it fell flat.
I hadn't seen this in forever so I thought I rewatch was in order. It had been so long that I actually forgot that a ouija board contributed to the possession. Still holds up really well and deserves it's status as a horror movie icon.
really seems like they tried to cram the two evil dead movies into one evil dead movie, not scary just very gory and if you have seen the original evil dead movies and accepted/liked them for what they were you'll probably at least be entertained by this one.
It was actually far more violent in the books.
I thought it was one of the better young adult books to movies series that's been around for a while. But it was still missing important elements. And as much as I understand the need to reduce the violence because of the target audience...I think they could have stayed closer to the books.