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The story was amusingly anime. Mostly a special effects movie though. The whole thing was somewhat ruined by the theater turning up the volume so much that the speakers crackled during the loudest bits and deaf as I was I still worried what it would do to my ears.

 

Only thing missing was the segment at the Jaeger academy - insert random anime teenage tribulations.

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Saw The Wolverine - It was much better than the first film.  I enjoyed it, Hugh Jackman has always been a great fit for the role, but he was really able to shine as the noble savage here.  There were bothersome story bits, but I tried to just focus on the growling and action bits and that made it work well.

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Lets see, I've seen

 

THE PHAROAH'S CURSE (1957) - fun period horror mummy film.  Usual trope of mummy's curse befalling archeologists/semi-grave robbers.  This time the mummy sucks blood.  Better ideas than execution.  Big let down was the end, which seemed to just happen rather than make sense in the story.

 

THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN (1977) - gory late 70s Horror film.  Astronaut affected by space radiation becomes a cannibal monster.  Very schlocky (supposedly it was originally planned as a parody but AIP thought they could get better money by making it a straight horror film).  Still its fun in that low-budget 70s kind of way.  The lead is so deadpan, I can't help but figure no one told him it wasn't a parody anymore (or that they changed it so late they couldn't change what was shot and his performance no longer fits the film).

 

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (2013) - IMO the story never really comes together as it feels it should. There is to me a seeming lack of  focus; nominally its about Jack - but its about the Princess too.  And about the King, the King's advisor, the head of the guard, the power struggle amid the giants, Jack's relationship with his Uncle, etc.  There are some good bits (the villains do everything but twirl mustaches in their villainy) but the final sequence lacks any oomph.

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After Earth

 

I can't even say was it good or bad. I was distracted by bunch of questions.

 

Why would anyone make blind monsters that instead of seeing smell pheromones? Why would anyone battle these monsters in close combat? Just be downwind from them and put a bullet through their skulls or use hazmat suits or whatever.   

 

What was with the extreme temperature drops at night time? Only places where that happens are places without vegetation, like deserts, and even in those places it isn't as extreme.

 

Why did the kid need those oxygen thingies to breath? This is earth after all.

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Transmorphers. Think Red Alert 2 acting but worse. Much much worse. Penalty for being bored on a Saturday, but at least my sister and I got a good laugh out of it.

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Solomon Kane

Great cast with James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Alice Krige, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite

16th century anti-hero created by Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian)

 

 

Movie just never totally clicks for me

6.5/10

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RED 2

 

One of the more predictable spy/thrillers around, even if it is technically a comedy. But it was still fun. $10.50 a ticket fun maybe not.

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RED 2

 

One of the more predictable spy/thrillers around, even if it is technically a comedy. But it was still fun. $10.50 a ticket fun maybe not.

 

Sounds like Reds 2 and Pacific Rim will end up as 1$ Tuesday 2-day video rentals at the local video store to me.  :)

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Red 2.

 

It runs through the standard rigamarole and motions of spy/thriller type plot with that mix of chemistry between the actors and just enough tongue-in-cheek to keep a smile on your face and not be taken too seriously. Not many laugh out loud moments, but definitely a few chuckles in the mix.

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had to watch Eden again... because Jamie Chung. but while she gives a very solid performance, the rest of the movie is pretty good too. her character is very complex, supporting characters are good, directing is good, camerawork etc. the story is engaging.

 

especially if we believe the "based on a true story" bit.

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Saw Pacific Rim again (I had promised my friend to go see it with him but I got invited along by my brother already). The first time, I saw it in what my theater called 3D XD format (4k resolution, 48fps projection Real3D and Dolby Atmos) and while the 3D did not give me a headache like it usually did, but not noticably better than a regular theater with HD Real3D and Dolby Digital.

 

Lord how I was wrong, I am now a supporter of high end theater technology. That stuff beats out any home cinema.

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Elyisum - Entertaining action movie but could be better. Main villain just wasn't good. Character of Spyder was fantastic though. I'm not a huge fan of Matt Damon but he did a good job here. 7/10

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The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)

 

Watched it with the kids, not much of a smurf movie if there are no smurfs until a half hour in, and even then they are supporting characters.

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Been too tired to play games today so instead sat down to watch Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Now I'm in even more of a dreamlike state.

 

Too tired to even try to deconstruct it, just enjoyed it as the surrealist comedy that it is.

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I saw an ad for the upcoming film "Jobs" - about Steve Jobs. I noticed Ashton Kutcher was going to be playing Jobs. I blinked for a second or two, then started laughing. I can understand why he'd take the role, and I'm sure he tries hard, but...I can't see it.

 

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"Old socialist itch I guess."
 

Socialists are just wannabe dictators in sheep's clothing.

 

 Kutcher can be an underrated dramatic actor. I thought he was fantastic in Butterfly Effect. I personally don't usually care about  this based ona  true story films. I skipped the stupid looking facebook one.

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Oblivion - better than I was expecting. At least it was interesting and not just a bunch of explosions. :) The first half was more intriguing than the second half, I often guessed the surprise/plot at least several minutes before they revealed it, and there were several moments where other movies kept coming to mind (Star Wars, 2001, Total Recall etc) but ... I liked it.

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The Wrestler.

 

After watching the movie, it made me think about the situation The Ram is in and how this probably happens to wrestlers and people in the spotlight in real life. Some people can't let go, and in a way I can understand it. it can't be easy to step down for some people and once they actually step down, they've spent most of the money they made. A thought provoking movie, in my opinion.

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The Wrestler.

 

After watching the movie, it made me think about the situation The Ram is in and how this probably happens to wrestlers and people in the spotlight in real life. Some people can't let go, and in a way I can understand it. it can't be easy to step down for some people and once they actually step down, they've spent most of the money they made. A thought provoking movie, in my opinion.

I believe the main character was mostly based on Jake the Snake Roberts, who thankfully got the help he needed it seems and is starting to get his life on track.

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