Nobody see The Purge?
Nobody see The Purge?
Just saw a few movies this past week:
Pain and Gain
Pretty decent movie. It was a very interesting role for both Mark and Dwayne.
The World's end
Excellent all around! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are such a great duo! I'd say it's just as good as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz!
Passion, Pride, Playoffs, Pacers
Of what I've seen, I would rank them as follows:
1) Kick-*** 2
2) Despicable Me 2
3) The Wolverine
4) Star Trek: Into Darkness
5) Man of Steel
6) Iron Man 3
World War Z
Now You See Me
I have seen more movies this summer than any in my entire life. I really am not an avid movie-goer, but I enjoyed all five I viewed. That said, here's my list by preference:
1. Pacific Rim
2. Star Trek Into Darkness
3. Iron Man III
5. This Is The End
Take me out to the black, tell 'em I ain't coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
The World's End - Probably already a shoe-in for my favorite movie of the year, but I still thought it was amazing, especially contrasted with the vapid $250 million monotony that characterized this summer movie season. Simon Pegg should get awards for a character that, if he was in a drama, would certainly be a favorite for nominations. I don't think there's a better director working now (not named P. T. Anderson) than Edgar Wright. The movie is such a great final piece to the "trilogy" because of it employs the old-school film way of bringing up interesting messages and themes without beating you over the head with it. So much of current pop culture is made up of false nostalgia and meta man-childishness, and this movie finds a way to put all of those ideas in a very entertaining and funny story without telling you how to feel. This summer was terrible, but at least we got this.
Went to watch Riddick last night, not that great but at least some parts are better than Man of Steel.
Finally saw Now You See Me.
did not like it at all. Overproduced, and by the end I did not care about anything, so the big reveal, I really did not care
Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.
Lance + Starting SG = Awesome
Now really free Lance!
Canadian horror movie. More psychological than anything. Very small budget. Few actors. Very small set. Interesting twist on the virus/zombie genre. Main actors voice is unique. I do recommend it. You can find it on Netflix.
A decent take on a disease outbreak movie with a twist. From a found footage/narration perspective. Can be found on Netflix as well.
It wasn't great but it had its moments. I certainly enjoyed it. Not as good as the 1985 version by any means though.
There is a movie called Prisoners with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal that opens on Sept. 20 that some critics are already calling best movie of the year. One review I read said it is even better than Seven and Zodiac. Can't wait to see this one!
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A heartbreaking documentary about the price of keeping sea animals(specifically killer whales) locked up in small concrete pools for their life span. In depth look at one of the most popular killer whales(Tilikum) and his back history of killing three people(two trainers and a guy that snuck into Seaworld after hours) despite the perception of many trainers and Seaworld that he is not dangerous. Most recent attack killed Dawn Brancheau(one of Seaworld's top trainers) in 2011. Highly recommended and just might move you to tears.
The Sting - the original from 1973 with Redford and Newman. Still one of my alltime favorite movies. I've seen this movie probably 10 times in myu life and every time I love it. The first time I saw it I was rather young, probably 10 or so and didn't understand or catch all the details, but every few years I watch it again and there are things I either had forgotten or just didn't catch the first time.
if you have not seen this movie I highly recommend.
The Spectacular Now - excellent. Another coming of age movie, but very well done and effective.
Never Sleep Again(Nightmare On Elm Street Documentary) 2010
Very well done and really high IMDB score. Worth a watch if you are a horror fan in general. I would love to see Halloween and Friday the 13th get the same treatment. Personally, I like those series better than the Elm Street series.