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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 7/10

Not sure what all the hype is about. It's ok. VERY funny in parts (like Rocket asking for the eye, etc.) But, just OK overall.


Adventures in Babysitting (1987) 8/10 (rewatch)

Such a fun film!

I watched it with my kids (their first time seeing it). They were laughing themselves silly.

What a great soundtrack too. Lots of great songs including the original Babysitting Blues. "Nobody leaves without singing the blues!"

...and Elizabeth Shue  <3

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) 

 

Some genuinely hilarious stuff. I don't care what a bunch of snobby critics say.

 

As for eye candy-

Amanda Seyfried 

Charlize Theron 
Sarah Silverman
 
Yes, I said Sarah Silverman is eye candy , and I meant it.
 
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 7/10

Not sure what all the hype is about. It's ok. VERY funny in parts (like Rocket asking for the eye, etc.) But, just OK overall.

Disagree. Movie of the year. Maybe as good as The Avengers. 9.5/10.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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It's because "GROOOOOOOOT! 

GRoOoTOOOTOOT

GROOT I AM GRoOT look at me I know pop-culture I AM GROOT", I think. Haven't seen it though, I've heard it was actually pretty good. 

 

Watched a Soviet film from 76, Queen of the Gypsies, (original title Tabor ukhodit v nebo). 3/5, it had beautiful music and some great camp/hippy-flower moments, but I failed to see the slightest hint of a plot and the ending was pretty disappointing.

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It's because "GROOOOOOOOT! 

GRoOoTOOOTOOT

GROOT I AM GRoOT look at me I know pop-culture I AM GROOT", I think. Haven't seen it though, I've heard it was actually pretty good. 

Yeah, Groot was great, but really, there wasn't one single person or thing that made me love it. Excellent ensemble cast, and beautifully written.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Yeah, Groot was great, but really, there wasn't one single person or thing that made me love it. Excellent ensemble cast, and beautifully written.

I was mostly referring to the social media attention Groot got, the poor tree-thing's being forced in every post regardless of relevance.

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I went to see The Martian (with Matt Damon) last night. Wow, what a great movie! Better than Gravity. 9.5/10

I haven't seen the movie, but I've read the book.  VERY 'hard' sci-fi, but it serves rather than getting in the way of the story.  I presume the film is similar in that respect.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I'm a Jedi!!! I looooove Star Wars. I absolutely LOVE those earlier ones made; the story lines and acting. The newer ones were ok....one of them was so boring I had trouble sitting through it. Maybe the last one. I also read many of the books in the series so I know what's going on even if Hollyweird changes it up. I am not even much of a Sci Fi fan but I just love Star Wars. I saw those Star Trek shows and I think they were really weird, but, interesting in an over acting kind of way. It was just way before my time, maybe.

 

I think what I loved about SWs was how this guy was a good kid, bored, in a dirt town, dreams of learning to fly, wanting to leave his super isolated seemingly boring "town"...always something seemed to come up that kept him from going out into the world and, regardless, he didn't turn into some snot nosed punk. He was still a good guy, good heart, helped his aunt and uncle, did his daily chores, often felt it sucked and still had his dreams. In his situation, at no time, could anyone ever suspected or dreamed, especially Luke, that he would be one of the key people who not only left that little dirt village, not only learned to fly, but saved mankind, discovered he had courage, met the most incredible people, found out he had some baggage he didn't ever dream of having, found out he had a twin sister, is proof one isn't defined by who they are related to (regardless of what this new release may change his character into).

 

I loved how on any given day little surprises are hiding around the corner. I'm sure when Luke woke up that morning in his wildest dreams he never thought he would have found that hologram message of a princess in distress and then shortly there after....who'd a thunk!

 

I don't like too many movies. I like even less TV.

 

What's up with crappy fake reality tv sleazefest? People seem to think it's for real, too. That amazes me.

 

I love Big Bang Theory.

 

Not much into gore or horror, as the news and such is reality tv in that sense, but once in a while a well done scary movie might interest me if it's not stupid or same ole same, original, etc...

 

Are there any more Jedi's out there? I feel the force in some! FESS UP!!! I know I'm not the only SW fan!!

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Mutant Chronicles 6/10. Average cast & dialog. Could have done better with the action sequences and storyline.

What We Do In The Shadows 7/10. Reality TV mockumentary on vampires flatting together. Great fun if you like your humor dark ( & bloody). Face-off with the Werewolves is brilliant.

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Over the weekend I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 9/10

I really enjoyed the movie. There were some plot holes, sure. But, who cares?! It was fun!

The humor was excellent. The special effects, top notch. The new characters, great. The old characters, familiar--only Leia seems to have lost her fire. Everyone else slipped right back into their characters.

It totally recreated the awe and wonder of the first 1977 Star Wars movie. Which brings me to this point:

It is almost a direct retelling of Star Wars. As was Star Trek 2009 a retelling of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. How long are we going to let J.J. Abrams get away with this? :roll:

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It is almost a direct retelling of Star Wars. As was Star Trek 2009 Star Trek Into Darkness a retelling of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. How long are we going to let J.J. Abrams get away with this? :roll:

Fixed that for you.

 

Also, I both agree and disagree with you.  Yes, there were many story beats that echoed the Original Trilogy quite closely, and A New Hope in particular.

 

But (1) TFA featured much greater depth to its echoed story beats than STID.  All the pieces were there, but they were rearranged enough that it felt fresh.  With STID (which I liked more than most), it felt more like a rehash than TFA did.

 

Also, (2) TFA included brilliant actors and scripting for the new characters.  Rey and Finn (and by extension Ridley and Boyega) were superb in their roles, and their dialog was beautifully written.  The script for STID, by contrast, was simply adequate, and the acting only slightly better than adequate.

 

In addition, (3) TFA doesn't just echo A New Hope.  It's got echoes of Empire and Jedi as well.  It seems to be introducing an entire new generation to the ebb and flow of the Star Wars films, which it has to do, and it does so in a fairly unobtrusive way by echoing (not rebooting) the entirety of the Original Trilogy in a single film.

 

Finally, (4) TFA had to do one thing: clean the nasty taste of the prequels out of our mouths.  It did so brilliantly, but in doing so I'm sure the producers were cautious to make the film "safe", and to stick to a formula they knew would work.  Hopefully the overwhelmingly positive reaction will embolden Disney to take more risks with the rest of the saga, but they had to prove that they could be faithful to the original series before they went forward, and I'm glad they did.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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