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The Month in Movies: September 2013

I am really late with this but, alas, here is my breakdown of the movies I watched in September.

I had 11 viewings last month and was fully prepared to go on the defensive. I was going to talk about how the TV season really destroyed my chance of watching many movies, not to mention the additional time I put into getting the podcast out every week.

Then I looked through my records and, as it turns out, September 2013 was my best September on record. It’s not saying much considering it’s only 11 viewings. But I’m pleased. Read on for my analysis of the month. Continue reading

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Streaming Saturday: The Avengers (2012)

Marvels-The-AvengersRelease Date: May 4th, 2012

Director: Joss Whedon

Writer: Joss Whedon

Stars: Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonJeremy RennerSamuel L. JacksonClark Gregg Continue reading

The Kevin Smith Retrospective – Part III

Here’s the 3rd and final part of my Kevin Smith Retrospective. I’ll just cut to the chase. Here are links to Part I and Part II in case you missed them. Enjoy and follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter, if you haven’t already.
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The Kevin Smith Retrospective – Part II

Yesterday I posted the first of three posts revisiting Kevin Smith’s movies. Today I’m here with part two, wherein I discuss Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Jersey Girl.

This section was interesting because I had only seen two of the movies once before and I’ve never been a huge fan of Jay and Silent Bob as characters. I was eager to see how time affected my perspective of these movies.

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The Kevin Smith Retrospective – Part I

After hearing the news that Kevin Smith will make Clerks 3 before retiring, I decided to revisit his movies. So here is the first of three parts examining his filmography. I’m only including the ones he wrote and directed, so Cop Out won’t be included. Let’s get started.
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Trailer Tuesday: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (2013)

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This week’s Trailer Tuesday is for this Friday’s Oz the Great and Powerful. It’s directed by Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff.

I’ve got mixed feelings about this one. I think Raimi did a great job bringing Spider-Man to life (Spider-Man 2 is still one of my favorite comic book movies) but I’m still very jaded after Spider-Man 3. I also tried watching The Quick and the Dead a while ago and couldn’t get past the camera work. 

Oz could potentially get me into Raimi’s camp. The visuals look absolutely stunning and the cast is very strong. I feel like James Franco gets a lot of undue heat. In terms of his off screen life, sometimes I can’t tell if he’s eccentric or just wants to be eccentric. But I think 127 Hours proved not only that he has range but that he can carry a movie.
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A Good Day to Marathon a Franchise

A week before seeing A Good Day to Die Hard, I bought the Die Hard 25th Anniversary Collection on blu-ray. I was eager to rewatch the franchise before heading to the theater. So that’s exactly what I did.

I watched all 5 Die Hard movies in a 24 hour span.

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The Month in Movies: February 2013

I’m a little late but here’s a breakdown of my movie watching habits for February.

Total Viewings: 30
First Viewings: 15
Theater Viewings: 2
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Oscar Picks and Predictions 2013

Here’s a quick rundown of my picks for tonight’s Oscars. I’m running a pool with my friends and I have it set up includes a point system. Each category gets their nominees ranked in reverse order. The top choice gets the most points in the category. The bottom choice gets a 1. Once all the awards are given, the points are tallied and the winner gets the money.
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Trailer Tuesday: Trance (2013)

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Release dates
March 27th (UK) / April 5th (US)

Danny Boyle is one of my favorite filmmakers working today and I’m very excited about Trance.
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The Toby Theater and Beyond the Infinite (Kubrick on the Big Screen)

Last week I fulfilled a dream I’ve had since I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time on my family’s old 32-inch, component cabled tube TV over a decade ago. I finally saw the most visually breathtaking and hopelessly mind-bending film in a theater. Not only that, I saw it at one of the best theaters in Indianapolis.

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