Saturday, November 24, 2012

Red Dawn

Two movies. Two days. Life is good. 

The Red Dawn remake currently stands at an 11% on RottenTomatoes. Rough.

Let's start by saying this...I read a review that said, "Let's be honest...North Korea couldn't invade its own country, let alone the United States of America." Probably an accurate assessment. Let's ignore this subtle (not so subtle) point and just say that the movie was pretty good and entertaining. 

I enjoyed it just fine. I thought I was going to hate this movie but was pleasantly surprised. It was action-packed, funny, and I'm going to say semi-realistic. I put myself into the movie which made it really cool. I mean, imagine laying in your bed, and looking outside your window as paratroopers come floating down and begin shooting and capturing people on the street. It's a pretty freaky thing to think about.

Another freaky thing to think about? Josh Peck with a gun. Yes, we are talking Drake and Josh, Josh with a gun. Stupid. Just leave it Thor to do the heavy lifting. And Peeta. 

I went to this movie with my dad and bro, and they both liked it too. My dad is a HUGE fan of the original, and I still think he liked the original better. He did think Thor made a better leader than that Dirty Dancing dude. 

So is this movie worth your time? Yeah, it's probably a two out of four star kind of movie. I mean, it's nothing great, but it's pretty good for sure. I'm just glad I haven't had to go see Rise of the Guardians or Life of Pi. Laaaaaame. 


Friday, November 23, 2012


I'm on vacation. Cut me some slack here if I don't want to write a ton tonight. 

So I was sitting on the couch with my dad and we were deciding on what movie to see and we were going back and forth between Lincoln and Red Dawn. We both really wanted to see Red Dawn (not too be confused with the oh-so-wonderful-gag-me-now-Breaking-Dawn) but the reviews are saying it's lamesauce. 

So we started talking about seeing Lincoln, but then we talked about reading a dictionary instead, because that sounded just as interesting to me. We decided to go see Lincoln and guess was GREAT!

Here's why it was great. They went and dug up Lincoln's grave and got him to act in this movie. I know it says Daniel Day-Lewis played Lincoln but don't be confused. It wasn't was Abraham himself. I have never seen acting like this before in my entire life. I was engaged the entire movie. (oh, and it's a reallly long movie).

I knew nothing going into the movie, other than the fact it was based on a book about Abe Lincoln. I had no idea it was about the politics of getting the 13th Amendment passed. This movie poses many questions that are relevant to today's politics. As I was sitting there I couldn't help but think, man, Abe Lincoln passed this bill kind of like our Obama passed Obamacare...(backroom deals, shady deals, etc.) However, I do believe Abe Lincoln had the country's best interest at heart. But this begs the questions; doesn't Obama?

I am a VERY political person, and so I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I thought it was extremely relevant to politics today and it made think.

I have so much respect for President Abraham Lincoln. I hung onto every word he said. I felt like I needed a journal in that movie. I know....nerd alert. 

Ok, you get the picture. Go see the movie peeps if you want to be educationally uplifted. 

Happy Thanksgiving break!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wreck It Ralph 

Yeahhhhh. I don't know how adults review kids movies. I can't do it. I just can't. I liked it, but I did not love it at all. I just didn't. 

Here's what I did love about it. I loved spending time with Sean and Jaimie Tanner. They are freaking awesome. I love them and just want to be awesome like them one day. I am so lucky that they let me third wheel with them all of the time to movies. 

So back to this Ralph business...I just don't think it deserved its high rating on Rotten Tomatoes that it received. It's not that great. I will say this will like it. 

Im no kid though. Are you still reading this? Go see Skyfall. no more of this kiddie business.

Monday, November 12, 2012

I have jumped on the Bond bandwagon.

Did you guys know that I have only seen one Bond movie in my entire life? True story. I saw Casino Royale a few years ago for the first time and it was pretty darn good. Well, this weekend I saw Skyfall. I skipped Quantum of Solace.

Anyways, let's talk business. Skyfall. Wow. Not only was this just a freaking amazing Bond movie, this was just a freaking amazing movie altogether. How can people not love movies?! I went to this movie with pretty high expectations because it's been making bank overseas and it has received stellar reviews. This movie STILL exceeded my expectations.

The opening sequence was phenomenal. So amazing. I seriously couldn't stop smiling. Then that Adele song came on and I kept on smiling. Adele really does smooth the soul.

This movie was just so legit. I have seen a lot of movies in my life but I just have never gotten around to the Bonds, James Bonds. I don't know how anyone could do a better Bond than Daniel Craig though. He owned this show. Javier Bardem was such an awesome villain too. He was sooooo freaky, so that made the movie pretty awesome. Judi Dench plays an awesome M too. This movie was stellar.

I just couldn't believe how good it really was. I had my doubts going in, but this movie is one heckava ride. Go. Nowwwww.

Go yesterday.