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Have enjoyed the books but his movies usually turn out bad. Looks good forward to seeing it.
Never saw the first, so really didn't know what to expect. The kiddos I took liked it so that's kinda all that matters.
I give it a 7/10 just because they liked it.
Not sure if this counts as a spoiler, but there was one scene where it reminded me of the old Alfred Hitchcock movie. That made me want to run out of there. lol
Not a lot of movies to choose from at the theaters right now...and this is coming from a movie buff. This summer is going to be off the charts though.
Anchorman 2: 7/10
I guess my expectations were so low that the movie surprised me. The plot was weak but that isn't the point of the movie anyway. The humor was still funny to me but can understand where it could be considered too much @ times.
Bats = "chicken of the cave"
“Who the hell is Julius Caesar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!”
"I've had 4 of my 7 illegitimate children using this brand of condom"
"Everything I have is yours..my 4 lawn mowers, my sister and my student loans"
"You made one mistake today. You messed with somebody from San Diego."
Not sure if savages has been mentioned, but not bad
I have it ranked much lower, because it dragged on for too long, but there is no denying there are a lot of good one liners.
Completely fair criticism. I probably give Ferrell and team more room to get stupid but agree it could've been sewn up faster. Seems to happen in comedies lacking any real plot and use a lot of ad-lib cut outs and editing to piece into a "formidable" story. Stepbrothers was similar.
The first one was decent but after that, meh....
JFK The Smoking Gun 5/10
It got a 5 for the comical factor. The theory is laughable. They claim a SS agent accidentally shoots JFK in the head because the autopsy says the entrance wound was 6 mm too small for Oswald's 6.5 mm bullet but then discuss how inaccurate the autopsy was including getting the location of the entrance wound wrong. They then take the new location of 4 inches higher and 1 inch to the right of midline of the skull and drill a hole in a skull 1 inch left of midline causing a left to right trajectory that can't come from the SBD. They say that a full metal jacketed bullet wound not cause the damage to JFK's head even though ballistic tests on skulls did in fact cause an explosive injury. Not to mention several large fragments of a bullet conclusively matching Oswald's ammo was found in the limo.
"The Dark Legacy" is another JFK consipracy documentary that tries to link Bush Sr to JFK's assasination as a way to protect the MIC that Eisenhower (became wise to the dynamic) and JFK (UN speech) were set on ending. Agree that the former presidents were against the continued development of the MIC as a way to generate a false economy, but the film makes far too many leaps and contains too many holes to be taken seriously. Even I found it too much of a stretch. It is likely that something foul occured, but doubt it was orchestrated by Bush personally or in the convulated relationships and natural events that the theory premise depends on. Film is defintely extreme and propaganda-like in nature. Was surprised it got such wide spread recognition (watched it on Netflix) about a year ago.
Don't imagine there will be too many movie reviews for tomorrow
Sinister 7/10...good horror story although the end was pretty obvious about half way through.
I've watched several movies recently:
Capt America - 9/10. Solid superheros movie, solid acting. Saw previews for some good movies coming out in August that peaked my interest.
Grand Budapest Hotel - 9/10. Sad movie, but very interesting, and it's Wes Anderson. I really enjoy his movies.
American Hustle - DNF so can't rate. It was good acting, but I never really got into it.
Mud - DNF so can't rate. Again, good acting, but never really got into it
Frozen - 2/10. 2 for visual, 0 for everything else. This was by far the stupidest Disney I've ever seen. I hated the script, the characters, song, plot etc. I did like the costumes and visual effects. Oh, and Olaf had his moments. That was about it.
The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug - 7/10. Nothing earth-shattering, but entertaining.
Hunger Games 2 - 8.5/10. Good acting, practically same plot, but still entertaining
The Amazing Spider Man: 8/10
Really good comic movie. The plan of attack for this new franchise seems very solid. Rather than this being the obligatory 2nd film of a trilogy, it's more an extension of the origin/ beginning of the spider-man universe.
I was pleasantly surprised that they are not merely mimicking the DisneyMarvel (avengers) format of world building, and may in fact be improving upon it.
Did someone kill your favorite character on the tee-vee and you never got over it?
French Art Film Enthusiast Just messing, there is a lot of garbage out there but have found my niche cable shows so not quite to that point yet.
Reading is hard...
Rio 2 - Meh, tell your kids to wait for Blu-Ray
Odd Thomas - It had some good parts. I suspect I would like it less in the theater, but the casting was good and aside from a few small liberties they did a good job.
The Purge - Not that bad actually. Most of the reviews had left me thinking I would not like it.
Amazing Spider Man 2 - Aside from the visuals, it was pretty disappointing. They tried to stuff too much in there and a lot of it felt generic. It's like they went for the corporate "sell out" money grab one movie early in this trilogy.
Acting was great and the plot was unique and original, but I didn't care for the ending too much.
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