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Wes Anderson: A Mini Doc by Paul Waters

LEGO MOVIE: Blooper Reel

:: I saw this last night, and it was cinema-perfection!
The fact that they have major names in three categories; actors, characters, and musicians, blew me away. Batman, Shaq, Tegan & Sara, the Lonely Island, Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Superman, TMNT, Gandalf, Alison Brie, flippin Star Wars, Will Ferrel…..the list is HUGE!!!
I felt so freaking happy the whole time I was watching this! Except for the feelsy parts, that made my inner child cry. But I could watch this over and over and over and never get sick of it!

The Expendables 3 [trailer] 

:: So this dropped two weeks ago and no one said anything about it!!!

*ahem*

Stallone, Jason Staham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Robert Davi, Randy Couture, Victor Ortiz, and Kelsey…Grammer… 

Happy New Year gift from Marvel!

1. Finally a decent shot of The Winter Soldier from Captain America
2. The cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy!

2013: TOP5 Movies 

:: Keep in mind, these are just the movies I’ve seen! To see the individual ratings/writeups click on the pictures!  
Honorable Mentions…
JOBS, The Hobbit, 47 Ronin, The Wolverine, Catching Fire, Only God Forgives. 

2013: The Movies We Watched

"Filmography 2013" by Gen IP

47 RONIN [review]
:: I’ve been looking forward to this movie for roughly…a year and a half I guess. And to that effect, while I was watching it, I felt that it didn’t deliver up to my expectations. BUT to be fair, my expectations were that it would be a “samurai-Matrix”…which I’m guessing a lot of people were thinking. Yes, it has Neo-erm-Kai-um-Keannu. And yes, he has abilities that no one else holds, which I guess makes him “the one” to save the day. And yes, it has fun choreographed fight scenes. To that end, if you liked the Matrix, chances are you’ll like this. However it was NOT - that - because of the way in which it chose to portray the characters. Now, I’m not Asian…but…I’ve seen enough American movies attempt this style, and enough Asian movies perfect it, to know what is what. There were a lot of things that you wouldn’t see in an American movie; the way characters acted/were treated. Even simple dialogue was performed in ways that a North American audience wouldn’t particularly like, or even get. Which is why I think so many people have told me that it “sucked”. I liked it’s nuances, it’s quirks, the little things that you’d see in an anime (and not on the big screen). It kinda has the feel (not the style) of Pacific Rim, if that makes sense…Anyway, it’s Keannu, in a classic role with great action and an interesting story. Surrounded by rich context and shiny things to go “ooo” and “awe” over. A lot of people don’t know this is a remake, so there’s that. And the fact that it’s based off of something real is always an added feature (for me) while watching. See it!  

47 RONIN [review]

:: I’ve been looking forward to this movie for roughly…a year and a half I guess. And to that effect, while I was watching it, I felt that it didn’t deliver up to my expectations. BUT to be fair, my expectations were that it would be a “samurai-Matrix”…which I’m guessing a lot of people were thinking.
Yes, it has Neo-erm-Kai-um-Keannu. And yes, he has abilities that no one else holds, which I guess makes him “the one” to save the day. And yes, it has fun choreographed fight scenes. To that end, if you liked the Matrix, chances are you’ll like this.
However it was NOT - that - because of the way in which it chose to portray the characters. Now, I’m not Asian…but…I’ve seen enough American movies attempt this style, and enough Asian movies perfect it, to know what is what.
There were a lot of things that you wouldn’t see in an American movie; the way characters acted/were treated. Even simple dialogue was performed in ways that a North American audience wouldn’t particularly like, or even get. Which is why I think so many people have told me that it “sucked”. I liked it’s nuances, it’s quirks, the little things that you’d see in an anime (and not on the big screen). It kinda has the feel (not the style) of Pacific Rim, if that makes sense…

Anyway, it’s Keannu, in a classic role with great action and an interesting story. Surrounded by rich context and shiny things to go “ooo” and “awe” over. A lot of people don’t know this is a remake, so there’s that. And the fact that it’s based off of something real is always an added feature (for me) while watching.
See it!  

DAWN of the PLANET of the APES [trailer]

:: Set a decade after “Rise”, now with Gary Oldman and without James Franco. Apparently the setting is a post-virus world where both sides are fragile, and must find a co-existing truce…

EDGE OF TOMORROW [trailer] 

:: By now most have seen this trailer before The Hobbit 2, and yes, it’s another Tom Cruise scifi-blockbuster. BUT YA KNOW WHAT…I like Cruise. I’ve enjoyed him in all of the MI flicks (especially #1…friggin amazing). He killed it in Minority Report, and Oblivion is still my favorite movie of 2013! Also, Emily Blunt #babe
Soldiers in mechsuits fighting an alien invasion of Earth with a “Groundhog” style twist…sounds fun! I’m sold! 

I Accidentally (?) Saw THOR: The Dark World, Before It Was Released…
:: So last night, my friend and I went to our local theater to see Enders Game. Entertaining movie, far too rushed, I’d rather read the book. ANYWAY. We’re on our way out when we notice that while we were inside, they put up the poster for Thor on one of the cinemas. We asked the ticket gal “does that mean it’s showing right now? Cause…it doesn’t release on the poster” she replied “yup, it starts in 20mins” I look at my phone; November 7th. I look at the poster; November 8th. There’s no lineup, there’s been no promo, this is weird. So we bite, buy tickets, and find that there are only a handful of people in the theater (all of which were in other movies, like us, and decided to just walk back in to snag this opportunity). Mini review: Far better than the first movie. Not as cheesy (but still had well placed romance/humor). I’m not even a fan of Marvel’s Thor, and I thought it was good. The easter eggs, and tie-in’s to the rest of the Avengers franchises were golden. And the TWO end credit scenes were awesome!
All in all a great night…but I’m half expecting to get in trouble or something…

I Accidentally (?) Saw THOR: The Dark World, Before It Was Released…

:: So last night, my friend and I went to our local theater to see Enders Game. Entertaining movie, far too rushed, I’d rather read the book. ANYWAY. We’re on our way out when we notice that while we were inside, they put up the poster for Thor on one of the cinemas. We asked the ticket gal “does that mean it’s showing right now? Cause…it doesn’t release on the poster” she replied “yup, it starts in 20mins”
I look at my phone; November 7th. I look at the poster; November 8th.
There’s no lineup, there’s been no promo, this is weird.
So we bite, buy tickets, and find that there are only a handful of people in the theater (all of which were in other movies, like us, and decided to just walk back in to snag this opportunity).
Mini review: Far better than the first movie. Not as cheesy (but still had well placed romance/humor). I’m not even a fan of Marvel’s Thor, and I thought it was good. The easter eggs, and tie-in’s to the rest of the Avengers franchises were golden. And the TWO end credit scenes were awesome!

All in all a great night…but I’m half expecting to get in trouble or something…

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER [trailer 1] 

:: Yes, YES, SO MUCH YES!!! 
It’s amazing how they’re blending pieces of Marvel Ultimates with different comic storylines…I’m kind’ve in awe here. 

Daily Thoughts…

It has occurred to me, that many Christians would rather watch someone be brutally murdered…than watch them have sex.

BenAffleck is new Batman ?!?

Seriously…I want to curse…DC/Warner……..did you not see Daredevil???
Did you not….
Did you…
But…

…why

I just don’t….

I don’t even care about DC movies anymore :(

XMEN Update: Peter Dinklage is Bolivar Trask!!!
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XMEN Update: Peter Dinklage is Bolivar Trask!!!

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Coffe & Multitasking v.125

I’m a little slow on this one, give me a break works been busy…

1. XBOX ONE-80 [TIME.com]
Just like I said would happen, Microsoft has gone back on it’s initial word with regards to the rules and regulations put in play at this years E3. All that DRM and 24hr online nonsense that everyone was freaking out about is gone; basically it just runs like a 360 now.

2. MOVIE UPDATES [ComingSoon.net]
X-Men:DoFP - May, 2014
Dawn ofthe Planet ofthe Apes - July, 2014
Assassin’s Creed - June, 2015
ID2 - July, 2015
That’s not even including ALL of Marvel/DC’s releases, sooo needless to say we’re all going to be a lot more destitute.

3. INSTAVID [Mashable.com]
Fbook/IG just slapped Twitter/Vine in the face with longer vids that you can edit on the fly! I’m posting this to get an opinion: should I stay with my Vine (where I already have a substantial presence) or switch over? What are YOU using?