Kowabunga!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was on my list of must see. I watched them back in the day so I was excited to see this modern version.

I will deny saying this but those turtles were somewhat oddly attractive. They were all CGI bulked up…..an’ funny…..an’ Johnny Knoxville as the voice of Leonardo? Go figure. The men behind the masks are pretty nice so I think the hotness oozed through the masks but I’m not admitting to any of this!

Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Will Arnett as some tv news helper guy and Whoopi in a wig she should never EVER wear again! Bad guys, action with a little humor. There ya go.

Not much more I can say without boring you or myself to tears but it’s worth the big screen because it’s The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

It’s a cute movie. Please don’t expect more than cute.

Enjoy!

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Quick Views: Hot Male Edition!

Sam Claflin “The Quiet Ones”
Paul Walker “Brick Mansion”
Tom Hardy “Locke”
Nicholas Cage “Joe”

Wrap them altogether and you’ve got a quadruple decker man sammich, topped with scruffy rugged goodness. A touch of sensitivity and a heart to protect. Add an accent or two, some baby blues….ooo perfection. I’m stuffed!

Buuuut are their movies worth the big screen???

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Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets **totally cut n pasted**

I really had not planned to see this movie. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not really into scary/horror but my son really wanted to see it. Despite my inner desire to go home and vegetate, we headed to Icon. This time, I was the one that fully expected to nod off. I closed my eyes a few times but only because I didn’t want to see what was coming next. It held my attention and it wasn’t as boring as I thought it was going to be. It had a few catcha off guard moments. It’s a movie inspired by actual events, The Phillip Experiments so it was interesting to see comparison footage at the end.

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Sam Claflin as Brian McNeil, shy film student. Cutie alert!! Hadn’t realized he’s been in quite a few popular movies. (Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman….) He’s a versatile actor.

I really like the “The Quiet Ones” image. I wish I could have one of those t-shirts. Surprising, I think its worth the big screen. It’s just one of those movies that if you watch it on the big screen it draws you in. If you Redbox it, you may be tempted to wash dishes or do laundry. screening April 24th

Enjoy!

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In “Brick Mansions” Paul Waller is Damien Collier, undercover narcotics cop. He could have been guy crossing street, I still would watch. This movie has lots of action right from the start. Not all of it is necessarily believable but it’s action nonetheless. David Belle as Lino Dupree is entertainingly acrobatic. I wasn’t really familiar with RZA but I did catch his appearance on Wendy Williams. That thick NY accent is pretty hot but in the movie I was confused. Was his character, Tremaine Alexander, from Detroit or did he move there as a child because there is no mistaking that dialect.

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I think I’m the only person in the world that refuses to believe that Paul Walker is really gone and I’m ok with that. I mean, I just saw him in “Brick Mansions”, right? This movie is dedicated to his memory.

IF you are interested in action and supporting the movie because of Paul, then check it out on the big screen. If not, then it’s ok to save this one for Redbox. screening April 23

Enjoy!

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I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. I’m a huge Tom Hardy fan…huge! I avoided reading too much about it because I wanted to be objective. However, I did find out that the entire movie takes place in his car. So now I’m wondering….how’s that going to work for 85 min?

I’m such a nosy, spoiled movie watcher. I want to know, I need to know, darn-it! Give me everything and leave nothing to my imagination but the sheer brilliance of this film is that it gives you just enough and leaves you to create, Ivan’s journey is your journey as well.

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Tom Hardy is Ivan Locke. I had to ask, is it me or is his accent different and his character demeanor completely hypnotic? I found myself agreeing with his actions even though they’re obviously questionable. Hardy delivers an engrossing performance.

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The live Q&A following the film with director Stephen Knight was a bonus.

**Not sure how I felt about the Chicago reference but I forgive**

I really enjoyed this film on the big screen. However, I would have enjoyed it just as much had I Redboxed it, watched with mood lighting and a chilled beverage while relaxing on my comfy chaise. screening April 13th

Enjoy!

Last but certainly not least….
OH “Joe”

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“Joe” is an amazing film. I believe Nicolas Cage fully deserves an Oscar nomination and win for his performance.

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Nicholas Cage as Joe Ransom is unlike I’ve ever seen him before. A mature hard working man caring about the lives of others while struggling with his own personal demons. Tye Sheridan is Gary Jones, a homeless teenage boy carrying the burden of caring for his highly dysfunctional family. Kindred spirits meet in this film and take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Nicholas all scruffy and down to earth is extremely sexy. Nothing like a mature man with a little salt n pepper, ragged jeans and the willingness to get his hands dirty. Hard on the outside with a heart of gold on the inside? Yes! This movie is gritty and intense. Tye Sheridan is very convincing as a southern young man. Truly an up in comer. We should see more and more of him.

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The live Q&A with Director David Gordon Green and Tye Sheridan was a real treat. Green has a wicked sense of humor. It was fun.

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Definitely worth the big screen. I will Redbox it just because I’d like to see Cage deliver such a grand performance again. Shirtless works too. screening April 2

Enjoy!

Oculus, Rio 2, Noah & Pirate Fairy

It’s been a busy few weeks of movie screenings. Instead of full reviews of each experience, I thought I’d share some quick highlights.

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I’m really not into scary movies. At least not like I used to be when Freddy Kruger and Jason was around but I thought I would be adventurous and check out “Oculus”. Not as scary as I thought it was going to be but it slightly messes with your head. I’d probably Redbox this one. They just don’t make scary movies like they use to. Screened April 9, 2014

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“Rio 2” is super cute! The soundtrack will have you movin’ n groovin’! I thought it was better than the first one. Kristin Chenoweth’s character is adorable. It’s worth taking the kids to see on the big screen in 3D.  April 5, 2014

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“Noah” was really intense. Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly were amazing. I wouldn’t go with judgements because it’s not meant to be completely biblically accurate. It’s entertainment. Very much worth the big screen, IMAX if possible. non-screening, March 29, 2014

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“Pirate Fairy” is adorable, it would not be a disappointing DVD purchase for the kiddies. March 29, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser

I wasn’t sure how I felt about Shia LaBeouf not being part of the new Transformers. You know he’s not famous anymore, right?

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He’s still very much famous. We still love you Shia!

I was going to remain loyal, boycott even but then I saw the teaser trailer. I needed a cigarette and I don’t even smoke!
June is my birthday month. I’d like to think that this movie is Mark Wahlberg’s gift to me.

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