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The Month in Movies: December 2013

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I closed out 2013 with a December that consisted of 20 viewings. Of those 20 viewings, only 8 were “first viewings” and 3 were trips to the theater. It was a pretty mellow way to close out the year. It was actually the opposite of 2012’s stats, where I watched any and every thing that I could.

Stay tuned to the blog and podcast for a rundown of not only my year in movies but also Mike and Tiny’s year. For now, here’s my rundown of the highs and lows of December 2013. Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

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Release Date: December 13th, 2013

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran WalshPhilippa BoyensPeter JacksonGuillermo del Toro & J.R.R. Tolkien (novel “The Hobbit”)

Stars: Martin FreemanIan McKellenRichard Armitage & Benedict Cumberbatch

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We’re Movie Fans, Damn It! Three ‘Into Darkness’ Reviews by Non-Trekkies [Obsessive Friends: Mike & Tiny]

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My friends Mike and Tiny saw Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend and couldn’t stop raving about it. Mike is a tough critic, especially when it comes to big tent-pole movies. Tiny and I usually see eye to eye on most movies. So after hearing their praise, I had to see the movie for myself.  Before I bought my ticket, an idea struck me. I decided my friends and I should write individual reviews of the movie for this blog. So that’s what we did.

As far as expectations were concerned, the three of us really liked J.J. Abrams’ reboot/sequel hybrid. So we each went “into Darkness” somewhere between “excited” and “extremely excited.” Below you will find all three of our takes on the movie, the fan reactions and Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance. Enjoy and, as always, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like the blog on Facebook. Continue reading