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Old November 9 2013, 04:15 AM   #571
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...I watched the 400th "new to me" movie of the year, Empire State which stars Liam Hemsworth as a security guard who helps his lowlife friends rob an armored truck company. Based on a true story of the largest cash robbery in U.S. history, it has Dwayne Johnson as NYPD detective investigatin' the theft.

Not too bad a movie.
I was going to watch that but a lot of people hated it and it didn't even get a theatrical release, so I passed. If it's not too bad I might reconsider.


183. Thor: The Dark World (✩✩✩½) - Theatre - Hemsworth and Hiddleston were great, the hammer fu was impressive, Asgard looked fantastic and really came alive, and it was nice to see the large cast back. That said, the story wasn't great and overall, I wasn't as impressed as many were. My review is here.

Theatre: 28
Blu-ray: 10
DVD: 21
Netflix: 5
Live TV: 21
Download: 93
YouTube: 3
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Old November 9 2013, 04:56 AM   #572
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Melancholia - Amazon Prime app via Apple TV - Ok, so I get this is some existentialism look at life but couldn't this movie be just a little more coherent? I wanted to see this for a long time, especially after seeing Another Earth. I liked Another Earth but this, this was only mildly entertaining. My main issue was with Kirsten Dunst, she was just the wrong actress's for her role. I read some of the other actresses considered for the role and if any of them were in the part, it would have been wholly better. Don't get me wrong, I like her as an actress. However some actors can stretch for parts but she isn't one of them. She also stood out in the family dynamic, the whole rest of her family was British but she was not. Unless I missed an explanation, it just seamed really odd. The rest of the actors were really good in it, well as good as you can be with a convoluted story as this one.
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Old November 9 2013, 05:15 AM   #573
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1) This Is 40 - C+
2) Easy A - A-
3) The Bounty Hunter - B+
4) Crazy, Stupid, Love. - B-

5) What To Expect When You're Expecting - B+
6) Contagion - C

7) Identity Thief - A
8) We Bought A Zoo - A-

9) The Ides of March - B+
10) Top Gun - C+
11) It Could Happen To You - B+
12) Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close - A+
13) Mirror, Mirror - A
14) Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World - A
15) Inglorious Basterds - B+
16) Independence Day - B+
17) Star Trek – Into Darkness - B+

18) Kick-Ass - B
19) The Heat - B-
20) Monsters Inc. - B+
21) White House Down - B+
22) Saving Private Ryan - A

23) Air Force One - A-
24) MASH - B+

25) Airplane! - B+
26) The Island - B
27) Love, Actually - A-
28) Kickass 2 - C+
29) 28 Days - C
30) Mamma Mia - B+
31) I Do (And I Don't) - F
32) Admission - D-
33) The Upside Of Anger - D-
34) The Book of Eli - B+
35) Pitch Perfect - D+
36) Prisoners - B+
37) This Is The End - B+
38) Footloose - A-

Yes, it was the Kevin Bacon version and yes, even I am shocked I am giving it this high of a grade, especially when one of it's biggest strengths is John Lithgow in a serious turn as the town reverend.

This movie still fits today with the same kind of messages. I was also glad to see that Lithgow and Bacon's characters don't become caricatures of their positions. Each of them are doing this for a deeply rooted reason within each other and now because one is a rebel against the man and the other is a crazed religious zealot.
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Old November 9 2013, 05:20 AM   #574
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Rock Jocks - Netflix Instant
Redemption - Netflix Instant
Olympus has Fallen - Netflix Instant
TNT Jackson(1974) - Netflix Instant
Foxy Brown - Netflix Instant
Empire State - Netflix Instant
Brotherhood of Death - Netflix Instant
Charley Varrick - Netflix Instant
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Netflix Instant
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II - Netflix Instant
Mulan II - Netflix Instant
Sharknado - Netflix Instant
2-Headed Shark Attack - Netflix Instant
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus - Netflix Instant

Saw that Sharknado is available on Netflix, and decided to see what all the hype was about...freakin' terrible movie. And I may be the last person on the face of the earth to see the damn thing, but holy crap, this isn't even so bad its good, its just bad.

Followed that up with two more gawd awful shark attack movies.

2HSA had Carmen Electra in a bikini for a couple of scenes, but the shark's size changed dependin' on where it was attackin'. Large enough to keep with a speedboat and swallow two skiers whole, but small enough to sneak up on a threesome in waist deep water....

MSvC had Robert Picardo & Jaleel White, and was a sequel to some other "mega shark" movie.

All three were from Asylum...bad effects, terrible actin' & poor continuity all around for all three.

Still hopin' to see the Thor sequel this weekend. Can't do the midnight show tonight like I thought I would...

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...I watched the 400th "new to me" movie of the year, Empire State which stars Liam Hemsworth as a security guard who helps his lowlife friends rob an armored truck company. Based on a true story of the largest cash robbery in U.S. history, it has Dwayne Johnson as NYPD detective investigatin' the theft.

Not too bad a movie.
I was going to watch that but a lot of people hated it and it didn't even get a theatrical release, so I passed. If it's not too bad I might reconsider.
Well, ya know, it wasn't too bad. If you're a fan of Liam Hemsworth, its worth checkin' out, he's in just about every bit of the movie throughout. The Rock may be front & center on the DVD art, but he's definitely just a supportin' player in the movie.
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Old November 9 2013, 05:54 PM   #575
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1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - A
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) - D
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - C+
4. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - A
5. The Amazing Spiderman (2012) - B
6. Life of Pi (2012) - A
7) The Perks of being a Wallflower (2012) - B+
8) Looper (2012) - B+
9) Iron Man 3 (2013) - B
10) Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - B-
11) Monster's Inc (2001) - A
12) Man of Steel (2013) - B
13) Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) - B
14) Monsters University (2013) - C
15) Fruitvale Station (2013) - B
16) Dredd (2012) - B+
17) Lilo and Stitch (2002) - B
18) Gravity (2013) - A-
19) Captain Phillips (2013) - A
20) Thor: The Dark World (2013) - B

This was a really fun movie, about the same as the first one. I really liked seeing more of Asgard and I think Loki might end up being my favorite Marvel character. He was awesome in this movie. I wish the bad guy would have been better developed though.

Theater: 10 (+1)
Blu-Ray/DVD/TV: 5
Itunes: 2
Netflix: 3
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Old November 12 2013, 05:22 AM   #576
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Old November 12 2013, 05:58 AM   #577
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Rock Jocks - Netflix Instant
Redemption - Netflix Instant
Olympus has Fallen - Netflix Instant
TNT Jackson(1974) - Netflix Instant
Foxy Brown - Netflix Instant
Empire State - Netflix Instant
Brotherhood of Death - Netflix Instant
Charley Varrick - Netflix Instant
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Netflix Instant
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II - Netflix Instant
Mulan II - Netflix Instant
Sharknado - Netflix Instant
2-Headed Shark Attack - Netflix Instant
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus - Netflix Instant
Thor: The Dark World 3D - matinee
Ender's Game - matinee

Went over to the Carmike 6 in Nacogdoches yesterday for a couple of movies.

First up, the new Thor movie...I liked it. I didn't love it, like the Loki fangirls on my facebook friends' list. And I stayed for the bonus scenes. About a dozen folks in the theater for the movie, only four in the theater for the first bonus scene midway through the credits, and I was one of only two still in the theater for the second bonus scene.

I got to see the five minute preview for the new Captain America movie, too. That looks awesome.

Went to Taco Bell for a cheap lunch and then back to the theater for the second movie.

E'sG was alright. I read the book last summer, after my roommate got a copy & let me borrow it when she finished. Kinda bummed that the story was so sped up, it didn't give a sense of challenge to Ender's journey...and the B plot of his older siblings conspirin' to take over the planetary government? Dropped completely, not even a hint of it in the movie. The endin' was a bit altered, too.

I just think it could have been better...may look into the other books in the series later, 'cause in this particular case, the book is definitely better.

And now, back to watchin' Breaking Bad via Netflix Instant.
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Old November 12 2013, 06:43 PM   #578
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78. Thor: The Dark World (A-)

Discussed more in the review thread, but this is in most respects a superior sequel.

79. 12 Years A Slave (A+)

The other of this year's Best Picture heavyweights, and it's a worthy film, though I think I prefer Gravity of the two. The list of major American films about slavery isn't terribly long, and this is almost the only one I can think of that's actually about life on the plantation, rather than the aftermath. The cast is terrific, although I think Brad Pitt is kind of distracting in his small but crucial part toward the end.

Cinema: 30 (+2)
Home Video: 42
Computer: 7
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Old November 12 2013, 10:08 PM   #579
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89. Escape Plan: B+
90. Prisoners: A
91. Disappearance of Alice Creed: A
92. Deathrace 2000: C+
93. Thor Dark World: A-

Very enjoyable and if one is looking at Rottentomatoes Critic score just look at the Audience score. That disconnect is there for a reason.
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Old November 13 2013, 01:40 AM   #580
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1) This Is 40 - C+
2) Easy A - A-
3) The Bounty Hunter - B+
4) Crazy, Stupid, Love. - B-

5) What To Expect When You're Expecting - B+
6) Contagion - C

7) Identity Thief - A
8) We Bought A Zoo - A-

9) The Ides of March - B+
10) Top Gun - C+
11) It Could Happen To You - B+
12) Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close - A+
13) Mirror, Mirror - A
14) Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World - A
15) Inglorious Basterds - B+
16) Independence Day - B+
17) Star Trek – Into Darkness - B+

18) Kick-Ass - B
19) The Heat - B-
20) Monsters Inc. - B+
21) White House Down - B+
22) Saving Private Ryan - A

23) Air Force One - A-
24) MASH - B+

25) Airplane! - B+
26) The Island - B
27) Love, Actually - A-
28) Kickass 2 - C+
29) 28 Days - C
30) Mamma Mia - B+
31) I Do (And I Don't) - F
32) Admission - D-
33) The Upside Of Anger - D-
34) The Book of Eli - B+
35) Pitch Perfect - D+
36) Prisoners - B+
37) This Is The End - B+
38) Footloose - A-
39) Killing Kennedy - A

The best part of this movie was it's two stars: Rob Lowe and Will Rothhaar. I didn't see Rob Lowe until I caught it on a certain camera angle. Even after that, you don't see any of Lowe in this movie, you see Kennedy. I don't know much about the real Lee Harvey Oswald, but Rothhaar does a great job of creating this downtrodden man. He'd still be the crazy man on the corner today, but Rothhaar shows how he believes his convictions and how he just can't understand why the system won't jive with him.

Everybody has their own theory about the Kennedy assassination, I don't have one in particular. Even if this is one day proven to be a bunch of fiction, it's thoroughly entertaining fiction.
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Old November 13 2013, 03:52 AM   #581
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Thor: Dark World 3D - movie theater - This movie rocked! Yes it's a bit dumb and incoherent but man was it fun. This felt like a comic book movie but in the best possible way. Loved the 3D, some real good use of depth of field.
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Old November 14 2013, 10:53 AM   #582
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Rock Jocks - Netflix Instant
Redemption - Netflix Instant
Olympus has Fallen - Netflix Instant
TNT Jackson(1974) - Netflix Instant
Foxy Brown - Netflix Instant
Empire State - Netflix Instant
Brotherhood of Death - Netflix Instant
Charley Varrick - Netflix Instant
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Netflix Instant
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II - Netflix Instant
Mulan II - Netflix Instant
Sharknado - Netflix Instant
2-Headed Shark Attack - Netflix Instant
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus - Netflix Instant
Thor: The Dark World 3D - matinee
Ender's Game - matinee
Saturday Night Fever - Netflix Instant
Staying Alive - Netflix Instant
Urban Cowboy - Netflix Instant

Watched one John Travolta movie a night the last three nights.

SNF I had seen in bits & pieces over the years, but never all the way through 'til now. Made me wonder why it was such a big deal, since Travolta's character is a bit of an asshole. And it has a serious downer of an endin'...

SA is the sequel directed by Sylvestor Stallone. I don't think I'd seen a bit of it before, and was way too amused by Kurtwood Smith's almost silent cameo in the beginnin' of the movie. The movie itself was still pretty bad, since Travolta's character is still an asshole, with even less reason for him to be so arrogant.

And then UC tonight, where once again young John Travolta plays an asshole, this time with a Texas accent.
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90. Prisoners: A
91. Disappearance of Alice Creed: A
92. Deathrace 2000: C+
93. Thor Dark World: A-
94. Superman Unbound: B+

The most recent purely Superman animated feature was very solid. I liked that Braniac was the big bad and the screen time Supergirl was given. Lois seemed overly sexed up. The animation was top notch as we've come to expect of Warners Animation.
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Old November 17 2013, 03:34 AM   #584
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The Awakening ★ ★ - A Rebecca Hall horror film. It's pretty much forgettable. There was a twist ending that didn't really make much sense and then it just kept going.
Holy Motors ★ ★ ★ - I'm not sure what I watched. It's good. I imagine it's amazing when you're on acid?
Frances Ha ★ ★ ★ ★ - Been wanting to see this one for a while. I was under the impression it was some a foreign art house film though. It's one of the best films I've seen in a long time.
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Old November 17 2013, 05:00 AM   #585
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Rock Jocks - Netflix Instant
Redemption - Netflix Instant
Olympus has Fallen - Netflix Instant
TNT Jackson(1974) - Netflix Instant
Foxy Brown - Netflix Instant
Empire State - Netflix Instant
Brotherhood of Death - Netflix Instant
Charley Varrick - Netflix Instant
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Netflix Instant
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II - Netflix Instant
Mulan II - Netflix Instant
Sharknado - Netflix Instant
2-Headed Shark Attack - Netflix Instant
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus - Netflix Instant
Thor: The Dark World 3D - matinee
Ender's Game - matinee
Saturday Night Fever - Netflix Instant
Staying Alive - Netflix Instant
Urban Cowboy - Netflix Instant
Flashdance - Netflix Instant
Pretty in Pink - Netflix Instant
Escape Plan - matinee

Continued my late night '80s movie-athon with Flashdance & Pretty in Pink the other night. I didn't much care for the first movie. PiP was alright, nice surprise to see James Spader in a supportin' role. And Duckie was totally gay before girls had gay best friends in movies.

Went to the Carmike at Lufkin Mall earlier today for the cheap matinee of Escape Plan. I thought it was a pretty good action movie.

I'm hopin' to get to Nacogdoches Thursday night for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire...'til then, I'll be watchin' Netflix.
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