Archive for ‘review’

July 18, 2015

Ant-Man – flashes of great, but ultimately tone boned

just got back from Ant-Man. cracked out on too much soda. so. quick review/thoughts.

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June 3, 2015

The end of Mad Men

Mad Men has meant a lot to me over the past few weeks (months?) as I’ve worked through it. I couldn’t bring myself to binge through it, as so many of the episodes demanded some really deep thought and reflection. I found Alan Sepinwall’s reactions to each episode to be a great after mint, even when I didn’t agree exactly with his take aways.

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December 16, 2014

GearVR is amazing

Bravo to Samsung and Oculus Rift! I just took my first jaunt into the GearVR gizmo with my GalaxyNote4 phone – and it was &#%@$!ing incredible.

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October 23, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – a strange mix

It’s wild how all over the map the fan reactions are to this show.
(edit: I rewatched all the episodes after writing this rambling attack. and I think I was very unfair. the show is doing a good job of delivering things that … few people are requesting. It seems to play better when binge watching.)

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September 30, 2013

some final movie reviews? (before getting back to work!)

Been jotting down a lot of notes, and obsessing in my spare time, about vidHero and Space Cops (which will now be renamed “Space Crimes”)(or maybe “Space Privates.” not sure.). Occurs to me I should just start posting my notes about characters and plot for vidHero here in the development blog. why not? better than babbling about movies and video games and science and society.

So, hopefully this will be the last pseudo-critique post for a while. Watched a bunch of movies and tv this weekend. fun. relaxing. but also like gorging at mcDonald’s. Still feel kind of weird and sluggish.

… nothing was worth a big dedicated blog post review. but some quick thoughts follow:

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August 8, 2013

G.I.blow – 1/5 chevrons

Despite not getting enough sleep for several days, I decided to stay up late and watch G.I.Joe: Retaliation last night. Huge mistake.
But I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was wrong with it, until now.

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June 28, 2013

man of steel / aliens of doom

I walked out of the Man of Steel FURIOUS that it wasn’t the Superman movie I wanted. (much like I was furious star trek into darkness ruined the idealism of star trek. and was… “slightly perturbed” that Iron Man 3 had Tony Stark fighting some uzi holding body guards at a florida drug fortress. each of these movies pushed their established tones into strange new places). But I’m coming around.

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June 19, 2013

Mad Max 2 : The Road Warrior : 100000 /10

Man.
I haven’t slept more than a couple hours in days now. Throat is raw and i’m getting sick. But I couldn’t resist making a bowl of cereal and heading downstairs to watch Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior).

It’s been several years since I last watched it all the way through. It might be my favorite movie of all time?

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April 26, 2013

Oscar noms, and the Life of Pincoln

Did I write about great Cloud Atlas was? I just assumed I wouldn’t need to talk about it any more, but should probably check if I ever did write about it publicly. (ed: nope! dammit.)
So, I’ve watched half of the best picture noms from the last academy awards ceremony, and Cloud Atlas still stands out as the best movie made last year. Very sad that it wasn’t nominated.

But here are a few thoughts on the other contenders I’ve seen. I’ll be brief. Spoilers abound.

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February 26, 2013

Recently Watched Gems (Killer Joe, Robot & Frank, Pontypool) … and other things…

I skipped the oscars, with a sneer. but now i’ve read all these trivial details about it, and wish I could watch it. ┬áit appears it is not available anywhere online? what the &#@^!? in this day and age? rage.

but. I maintain that Cloud Atlas was the only truly remarkable achievement that advanced the art of filmmaking last year. and it wasn’t nominated for anything. so. F the oscars.

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