Category: Movies Watched

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Inhumans Season One

The never-before-told adventure of the royal family. Before giving my impressions of Inhumans, I’d like to remember back to the first couple seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was a tough series to love, with hokey story elements, costumes that should have never seen the light of day and acting that was unfortunate at best. It took it nearly 3 seasons to find itself and still to this day doesn’t fit in with the rest of the MCU as well as it should, with little to no impact on the greater comic book universe it supposedly inhabits. The same can...

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Singularity

In the year 2020, Elias van Dorne (John Cusack), CEO of VA Industries, the world’s largest robotics company, introduces his most powerful invention Kronos, a super-computer designed to end all wars. When Kronos goes online, it quickly determines that mankind itself is the biggest threat to world peace and it then launches a worldwide robot attack to rid the world of the ”infection” of man. Sixty years later, a small band of humans remains alive but on the run from the robot army. A teenage boy, Andrew (Julian Schaffner), and teenage girl, Calia (Jeannine Wacker), form an unlikely alliance to...

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Tucker And Dale Vs Evil

Shaun of the Dead meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre in this gory comedy about two southern guys mistaken for hillbilly psychos by a group of college kids. As the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count! Has there been another other movie of this genre? It’s hilarious and dammit I need more misunderstood horror in my life. Alan Tudyk was great as the ass-hole buddy, but Tyler Labine really stole the show with his character who had the most character growth I think I’ve ever seen in a horror film.

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He Named Me Malala

This inspiring documentary tells the story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack in Pakistan to emerge as a global voice for the education rights of children. This was interesting to see, if only for the overt recognition from Malala herself that her own personal views and political standpoints were deeply reflective of her father’s own viewpoints. It’s notable to me only because it’s an obvious deflection that anyone that wants to dismiss her as just a parrot of someone’s else’s political whims. Yes, she’s a politcal activist’s daughter, but it’s clear that her mind is her own...

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Urge

A club owner (Pierce Brosnan) promotes a new drug called URGE which causes people to lose their inhibitions. Things take a sinister turn when primal impulses become uncontrollable. I wouldn’t have recognized Danny Masterson, but because of the recent rash of accusations of rape and physical abuse that he’s been involved with, then the continued involvement with the cult of Scientology…well I had loaded opinions when he came on screen. Only reason I watched this was because of Pierce Brosnan and it was free to stream on Amazon prime. Believe me when I tell you, this movie is not worth...

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V For Vendetta

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All up alive. Threescore barrels, laid below, To prove old England’s overthrow. But, by God’s providence, him they catch, With a dark lantern, lighting a match! A stick and a stake For King James’s sake! If you won’t give me one, I’ll take two, The better for me, And the worse for you. A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,...

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Thor: Ragnarok

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. Absolutely the best Thor movie that Marvel has ever put out. It’s not a high bar to reach, but man, this is was a fun movie to watch. I’ll say this, there’s a couple scenes in the trailers that are straight up fucking LIES. I’m ok with that, it really made those scenes even better. This was a great film that...

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Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron stars as a secret agent who gets double-crossed as she attempts to escape out of Berlin with a priceless dossier in this breakneck action-thriller. Completely forgettable, there’s nothing about this film that even remotely caught my interest. It felt like the director (David Leitch) knew there were music related movies out there and had no clue what the rest of Hollywood was doing and made it up himself. There was nothing interesting about this film, catch it while you’re high or drunk and didn’t pay for it, nothing about this movie is worth what I paid for it.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man [Tom Holland] begins to navigate his new identity as the web-slinging super hero under the watchful eye of his mentor Tony Stark. Ahhhh, get it? Spider-man is in the MCU, so it’s his homecoming IRL. There’s also a Homecoming dance in the film! GET IT?! Still a good film, though I nearly turned it off during some of the highschool cringe scenes. I’m happy they cast all the supporting cast as young highschool kids and not 27 year old actors that try to look younger for the parts.

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Carrie (1979)

Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. I neglected to watch both this, the original Carrie and the remake within a suitable timespan, and it was so long ago that I watched the remake of Carrie that it’s not even logged on my blog, but man this feels like a vastly different experience than the Chloe Grace Moretz version, with much more nudity and a whole lot more menstrual frustration. This is the obvious superior to the remake, I’m sad that I hadn’t...