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The Fast and The Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious. Me and the gf are rewatching the series before we see the 6th movie. It may be yet another pointless action movie but neither of us care haha

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Movies:

Whisper of the Heart: Starts out kind of slow but ended up being very enjoyable as you learned about the characters more and got in tune with the atmosphere. Relatively normal for a Miyazaki movie but still has his quality!

 

Expendables 2: I feel this was much better than the first movie, it just seemed more...tasteful

 

Warm Bodies: Slower moving than one would think (but their zombies so it's forgiven :P ) I liked it very much, a fun light hearted movie to check out.

 

17 Again: I don't know why but I REALLY liked this movie, I don't know if it was simply just a real feel good movie or what but it made me smile lol. Also made me wish I could go back and do things just a little differently

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The Fast and The Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious. Me and the gf are rewatching the series before we see the 6th movie. It may be yet another pointless action movie but neither of us care haha

 

That was a good movie, far better than the F&F 6.

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Harakiri (1962)

 

Tried watching The Grandmasters again, but couldn't stand that opening scene. I don't think I'll ever watch it at this rate haha.

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Oddly enough it took me going out of the country to catch up on American Movies and TV Shows

 

 

Vikings:

 

First because this show is f__king awesome!  I don't like to cheat on bad words here on the forum but sometimes they are appropriate and this show is bad a_s.  There really isn't much I do not like about the show.  There isn't much history or lore on the real Vikings you can truly believe in since they didn't keep historical accounts back then and the historical accounts that are kept are from their enemies.  The music, the story, the cinematography, the characters, and the acting I find to all be top notch.  Very simple story but it works exactly for what it is.  It doesn't use gimmicks either.  If there is violence it is because it is needed at that time.

 

Not sure how people can compare this to Game of Thrones.   The two aren't even similar.  Only style they share in common is being set in a time period long lost.  I didn't even know this show existed.   Maybe I should actually turn on my TV sometime and turn to the History channel. Highly recommended show.

 

 

Game of Thrones:

 

Great show.  Chewed through Season 1 like I chewed through Vikings.  It didn't excite me as much, but its engaging.  So many shows/movies are afraid to show nudity now due to the negative conotation so I give credit to HBO to sticking to what they know.  Though much of it does feel out of place and forced.  The story is typical political nonsense so its the characters that work and make the show engaging because you either want to see someone pay for being the sniveling backstabbing scardy cat they are, or cheer someone on either because they are good at being a jerk or good at sticking to their valiant guns in an unhonorable society.  

 

 

Carnivale:

 

Not sure what to make of this show just yet.  I find it more weird than I find it interesting.  Nice to see a good mystery show because it is quite clear the storyline is complex wrapped around a simple concept but since it is a mystery show it hasn't revealed enough for me to know if I am going to like it or not.  It banks on the fact its weirdness and nudity will keep the viewer engaged before it reveals the big secret.   They do a very good job on the overall feel of the show - the weirdness - as it does not feel forced.  It absolutely nailed it in that respect.   Still not sure on this show just yet. 

 

 

Django:

Saw it on the airplane so horrible screen but much better than I thought it would be.  Probably won't own it but a fun watch.  Well I might own it.

 

Oz the Great and Powerful:

I liked this.  I'm gonna find a good deal on this movie.  Saw this on the plane too so I would like to see the world on a nice TV.  Wasn't mind blowing fantastic but a fun watch and better than I had been anticipating.

 

Bullet to the Head:

Again better than expected, though expectations were very low.  Worth watching if you can see it for free and you have the time.  It's a good Stallone film.   If you watched his old movies and his new movies and you like action movies than that should say it all.

 

End of Watch:

Pretty good, better than was anticipating.  Good film.   Good for a boring Saturday.

 

Warrior:

Good movie.  I had very low expectations but even if I had good expectations from it I still would have liked it.  It's going to be a niche film though as it's definitely not for everyone.  It was a very predictable movie but I liked the style it used and can forgive it because of that.  It did a better job than most movies do on painting flawed characters.  It's not an award winner or one you recommend to everyone but I'm glad I watched it.

 

The Hurt Locker:

Was told to watch this by a few people because they thought I would be enamoured with it.   It was entertaining and kept me watching despite being completely jet lagged and watching this on broadcast TV back here in the States.  I missed some of it but the movie didn't engage me enough to appeal to my Movie OCD tendacies, gotta see every single second.   It did a good job with the main character's character and he did a good job acting.  It did a good job pointing out the reality of personality flaws.   Not a fun, feel good movie though.  I can see why people recommend it though, I just didn't enjoy it as much as everyone thought I would.

 

Jack the Giant Slayer:

Glad I saw this on the plane.  Ok.  The girl was cute and I wanted to see her on a bigger screen. :)

 

Rise of the Guardians:

No, just no.   Some things were done ok but not for me.

 

Hansel and Gretel:

Wanted to see this movie so I watched it for free on the plane like the two movies above.  The girls were hot.  It could have been better but horrible direction and the plotline was almost as bad as a porno.  If the director could learn from his mistakes though he could be pretty decent because I did see some promise.   Many/most people will see the mistakes though.   Think of all the cheesy horror films you watch, mistakes are along those lines.

 

Cabin in the Woods:

Speaking of horror movies, I almost forgot I watched this right before my trip.  My horror film buff friend says this movie is the ultimate fan service for horror film fanatics.  It was done very well but it really is hard for me to get over the cheesyness of horror films.   This movie makes fun of it in an intelligent way while keeping the cheese factor.  That is a hard feat to accomplish.   How do you sell cheeze in a fun intelligent way?   This movie did it.  Just not my style.   Wouldn't keep me from recommending it though. 

 

 

Man of Steel:

 

Saw this in the theater overseas.  Glad it was in English with subtitles in their language lol. :P   Sadly it was in 3D though, but free is free so not gonna complain.  Great movie!  Part of me was impressed and another part saw some cheesyness. I spent too much time looking for some of things that made the old superman movies so great.   Overall it is a very good movie that I think many people will love.  I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.   My cousin thought it was best movie of the year.  I really wanted to agree with him and I told him I did (he did get us in for free) but I can't say that I did. 

 

I want to see it again without the 3D.  Perhaps I will go in with a fresh mind and not try to compare it to the movies that came before it.   I spent a lot of time trying to remember if that is how Superman's character really develops because some things that happen in the beginning just don't make any logical sense.  The end was a bit over the top, but I really enjoyed the middle part of the movie.   So that is why I am confused on this movie.   If the beginning made sense to me, as in if it's true to the comics (don't know) than I would be ok with the ending of the movie being over the top. 

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Movies:

 

Cool World: Roger Rabbit style movie that didn't quite do it for me...I guess there's worse movies out there.

 

Gangster Squad: Less cheesy than I thought it would be, the story/plot wasn't bad at all and I liked all the characters. A solid action flick for sure!

 

Stand up guys: Started off kind of slow and boring but stick with it because the characters and story continue to get more interesting as the movie progresses!

 

Freaked: What is this...I don't even... If you want to weirdest/cheesiest movie possibly ever (might have been intentional) than see this. I was actually so bad, that I kind of liked it and it's even better getting others to watch after you've seen it. The costumes/makeup were actually VERY well done.

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Pacific Rim

So dumb it's good!

 

Wow this movie is dumb.  If you grew up watching shows like Power Rangers or Voltron or whatever, this is what the movie will remind you about.  Right down to the fact that even though it is a live action movie pretending to be serious it never takes itself seriously.  Down to cheesey lines like "We're out of options." ..."No, we aren't!  There is one more weapon!"  It has the clich

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Season 3 of Game of Thrones

The second to last episode flat out pissed me off. To the point I wanted to give up on the show. Luckily the last episode redeemed a lot, but I'm still not happy with the writer for that decision. It made no sense. It was almost like it was done so it was one less thing to worry about it rather than it making sense for the storyline.

Are you taking about

the attack during the wedding feast?

if so then I completely disagree. From a storyline stand point it is absolutely fantastic, I love movies and books (seriously, read the books!) and video games that spring the unexpected on you.

 

When it isn't a cliche

Main characters can NEVER die wheeeeeeee!

...sort of thing then it REALLY elevates the story in my opinion. You literally dont know what to expect from page to page, scene to scene, chapter to chapter etc.

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Watched the Avengers. Long movie at 2 hours 22 minutes. Better than I expected.

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