Category: Movies Watched

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I Saw The Light

I SAW THE LIGHT chronicles the legendary country western singer Hank Williams’ meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his life. I Saw The Light has the elements of a great film, perfect casting, good story elements and music that was absolutely amazing, but unfortunately the editing turned this into a confusing mess with little punch to it. Perhaps following along too closely with the movie’s namesake biography, there was no story here other than to show interesting moments in Hank Williams life, to show that he abused alcohol and drugs and spent entirely way too much...

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Star Trek: The Animated Series

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. This was difficult to get through, VERY difficult.  The plots were the best part of these episodes, but it was almost painful to get past the stilted and reused animations, along with the stilted and extremely over reused music and sound effects.  I really think every episode used the same exact sound effects and same exact music with no changes at all. Additionally it was clear they didn’t have the budget for VO,...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain,...

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Skyfall

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. I was happy to see that Bond was able to find more bulletproof construction equipment in the opening scene of Skyfall, I was worried that this movie was going to be too realistic for my tastes. I joke, but it’s weird to see a series that’s trying its very hardest to be modern and realistic and then have bullets bouncing off of crane windows or back plating....

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Quantum Of Solace

Picking up an hour after the end of CASINO ROYALE, Bond’s journey leads him into conflict with the murky organisation called Quantum who are bidding to take control of Bolivia’s water supply. The opening song of this film is just horrible. Doesn’t mention the title of the movie like 99% of other Bond films and truly sounds like someone was strangling a cat during the few minutes it was playing. Quantum of Solace is a loud and boring film that’s fallen into the horrible trend of a thousand cuts for every action scene. Towards the beginning of the film, there’s...

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Pete’s Dragon

When a mysterious 10-year-old boy turns up who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, a forest ranger and an 11-year-old girl set out to learn the truth about him. The original movie of the same name was a childhood staple of mine, and unfortunately they didn’t recreate the magic that the original had. There are no common themes between the movies, other than the broad concept of a boy and a dragon being found by a woman. The original had some good family themes and made it a point that Elliot The Dragon was only...

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Casino Royale

Bond takes on arch criminal Le Chiffre, their poker game extending from the gaming tables to the realm of international terror networks and stock market manipulation. Clueless, witless and a damn boring man. This was Daniel Craig’s first attempt with the role and it was a bitter disappointment. How much of a disappointment? At one point Bond (while in a Bahama shirt) is driving a Ford Focus with noticeable product placement angles. Additionally, this movie had no sexy ladies in the opening title sequence, which is damn right heretical and frankly is not acceptable. There’s some weird plot devices used...

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Arrival

When mysterious spacecraft land across the globe, expert translator Louise Banks is sent to decipher their intent. As tensions mount, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten humanity. Still a great film, it’s interesting to re-watch, knowing what I know about what I know and who knows what they know in the film.

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Independence Day

Celebrate 75 Years of Independence with 20th Century Fox! On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. First thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species who have set out to launch an attack throughout the globe. Watched it because today is our Independence Day. Best way I could figure to celebrate it was to watch aliens come to Earth and shoot green shit at Will Smith. I’ve owned nearly a dozen copies of this film, I still remember the coolest one was...

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The World Is Not Enough

Bond takes position as bodyguard of British oil tycoon’s daughter after a deadly mishap at MI6. From my memory, this is the first bond film to have no real nudity in title sequence. Shocking, yet not unexpected, the 90’s were awash with nudity hysteria, apparently a single nipple was to blame for many violent attacks on our homeland!. Desmond shows up in this film too, must have been filmed before his death after the last film. I remember knowing this in the past, but only remembered it after viewing the movie. Hilariosly, the main female character asked if Bond had...