Month of the Movies

I’ve gotten behind on my movie critiquing. Over the past few weeks, I have checked out several movies from the county library here in Sick City, Idaho and renting a few at a local video store. I’ve seen a bunch that I’ve been wanting to see for a few years now. So, now you know why I’m posting a lot of them all at once like this.

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The Avengers is even worse than The Lord of the Rings movies. It was so bad, I had to turn it off after only twenty minutes or so. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before, which says a lot about how bad it is.

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A few years ago, back in ’03 as a matter of fact, I saw one of the worst movies ever made. As matter of fact, that day I saw several at the dollar theater in like Caldwell or Nampa. I remember, I went to see Daredevil and in sucked so much that after the movie, I just went back to the ticket booth and got a ticket for Phonebooth. It was just as bad, so, when it was ever, I went back and got a third ticket, determined not the leave the theater until I saw a good movie. Agent Cody Bank was the last movie and it kicked ass.

Anyway, because of how bad Phonebooth was, I approached Cellular with some skepticism. The plot sounded pretty flaky, but I gave it a shot (probably subconsciously being a huge William H. Macy fan and not knowing he was in the film despite the fact he’s pictured on the cover). As it turns out, it was really good. It was made by the same person who made Phonebooth, so I’ve been told. You wouldn’t be able to tell though. Turns out, the story and plot are great, the action is fun and exciting.

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The Notebook’s a good tear jerker. I can’t think of anything about the picture that I did not like. Well, there was the fact that the actors often spoke too quiet and illegible. At times, I had the volume full up and had to playback dialog several times to discern what was being said. It was a great love story though.

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I finally got to see Evolution. That was a fun, freaky movie. It was a lot more serious than I thought it would be. I was expecting more of a spoof type film, but it was better. Evolution is a good movie. If you like Ghostbusters, which I do, you’ll enjoy Evolution.

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Did I ever mention how good Serenity is? I also saw it in the theater, and it became one of my favorites. I checked it out of the library this week and it’s just as good as I remembered. Some scenes were a bit purposefully over exposed and one scene was kinda dizzying, but other than that, I really liked it. In fact, the more I see it, the more I like it.

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Signs was alright. As expected, it was a bit slow and boring and the believability factor just didn’t exist. I mean come on M. if something like that was ever televised as extensively as you portrayed it, the casters would be exited and nonstop talk and debate. And, I guarantee that if an alien force does exist out there that is allergic to water, it will never, repeat never, come to Earth.

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When I first saw Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings, It was in the theater when it had just came out. I disliked it enough that I vowed not to return for the subsequent films, I would wait until they all came out on video to see if they were any better.

They’re not.

Move Over Emma!

😀 Yesterday, I was watching a run of several old episodes of Monk. I didn’t think to write down any of the titles of the episodes I saw, so I cannot be specific which episodes they were.

Anyway, one of the characters is a beautiful young woman by the name of Julie. She has the most awesome hair imaginable, it’s really super long and … well, beautiful. I like her character too. I like all the characters on that show, but she could easily be one of my favorites.

The budding young actor who plays her is Emmy Clarke, and I have got to say, move over Emma Watson, because this woman could be my next celebrity crush. She is so cute, and with hair like that, it’s all over for me.

Interestingly enough, I “discovered” her on the month of her birthday. Her birthday is September 25th. Well, happy birthday for her.

One thing that I find interesting is that she lives in Connecticut. How can that be when she is a regular on Monk as Mr. Monks Partner’s daughter? Do they fly her out once a week during filming? Amazing! Apparently, someone has recognized her potential and is willing to help her into stardom at extreme costs. Right on!

And, Sally Peep is back. Way cool. She will be staring as Holly on CBS’s new series The Class. Way to go Lucy Punch! Before Emma Watson adorned my computer desktops in her radiant perfection, I had Lucy’s very sensuous character Sally Peep beaming that gorgeous smile of hers. It was a frame capture I did from the made for T.V. movie The Tenth Kingdom (one of my favorites) where the main characters first meet Sally.

Sally: “I’m a shepherdess.”
Wolf: “There’s no question about that Sally.”

That picture still serves as my startup and shutdown logos for my MS Windows operating system. I still get to see that smile on a daily basis.