Blinkin has come, gone, and is back with a fury…and so am I….you want movie news….you got movie news.
But seriously, I have been really, really busy and I have succumb to the curse that befalls most folks that write for any reason, be it professionally or casually…no time.
Yeah, that’s right, I’ve been pretty busy living.
I do live to write…in 5th grade I won the regional writing award for poetry…I even remember the first few lines:
A look to the future,
A glance to the past,
From cavemen to dinosaurs,
Astronauts to cats.
Yes, that was the AMAZING first stanza that won me a $50 savings bond and also the chance to read said poem at the Millcreek Township school board meeting. In fifth grade, that was on par with national publicity.
So I really do love to write and I would love to write on a more professional level (maybe someday), but for now, this is my venue.
That is the upside…this is a no pressure venue and I can write once a month, or once a day, and its all good. Just know that if I had my way, it would be more often than less. I love you guys, I do! Yeah, it’s getting misty in here!
So, seen any good movies lately?
Here’s a short and partial list of what I have seen since I last wrote:
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Men In Black III: Real-D 3-D
The Chernobyl Diaries
The Sound of My Voice
Snow White and the Huntsman
Prometheus: The 3-D IMAX Experience
Snow White and the Huntsman
Rock of Ages
The Avengers 3-D
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3-D
The Amazing Spiderman: The 3-D IMAX Experience
Safety Not Guaranteed
Singin’ In The Rain
Your Sister’s Sister
Ice Age: Continental Drift
The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
Yeah, I’ve seen a bunch! In fact my count for the year as of this moment: 194 movies, theater and home viewing included! If you remember back in January, I made the statement that I would make a run at 365 in 365….well as of today, the 29th of July — 211 days into the year…I’m still in this thing!! I was well ahead of schedule until around the end of April. I will be back! I will make 365!
As for what I have seen, I wanted to give you a list of must-sees from my list above…
Your Sister’s Sister – 4.5 Horns – An indie flick starring Rosemarie Dewitt, Emily Blunt, and Mark Duplass — DUPLASS IS A GENIUS actor (and director) – see also Safety Not Guaranteed, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and THE LEAGUE!
Safety Not Guaranteed – 4 Horns – Awesome indie comedy drama that made it to the mainstream theaters for two weeks…starring Duplass and AUBREY PLAZA…everyone loves April from Parks and Rec, and she is channels in Plaza’s performance here as well! This flick is an indie dramedy that by the end, becomes an indie dramedy SCIFI flick!
Prometheus – 4.5 Horns – Sir Ridley Scott demands to be seen. His touch is golden and his flicks rock, consistently!
The Amazing Spider-Man – 4 Horns – A story I didn’t know needed to be told, actually was told quite well. I think for his delivery, Andrew Garfield is a superior Spidey, but Spider-Man 2 remains my favorite of the Spider-Man flicks!
The Dark Knight Rises – 4.5 Horns – Just a phenomenol end to Nolan’s run! This flick was awesome! Much more story-centric than the previous two, it will be my #2 in the series, but only a close second to The Dark Knight. Ledger and Eckhart delivered in a way that may never be matched again in comic book fare, but Tom Hardy did a damn fine job as well. Bravo to everyone involved in this flick.
I was dissappointed by: Ted, The Watch, and Savages. That is all I will say about the negative…
Well…its good to see you all…check out some of the flicks I mention above…you will not be disappointed!!
Until later, take care! And blinkinites, its good to be back.