Posts Tagged ‘Skyfall’

Well hey everyone!! Happy 2013! And as we walk bravely into that great new year, with our hearts in our hands and our brains in our… bags… or something. Let us pause for a moment and look back on the year that was. Let us wash the dust off of our rose colored glasses and see what really happened in 2012! And so, with only slightly more adieu, here are my top ten movies of 2012!!

(Some slight adieu: I still haven’t watched a couple movies that I would have circled for contention on this list such as: Wreck it Ralph, Safety Not Guaranteed, and Lincoln. But oh well. There you have it. And here you have: The top ten… ish.

10. The Amazing Spiderman

Say what you want about the movie, but I think we can all agree that this is an awesome picture.

Say what you want about the movie, but I think we can all agree that this is an awesome picture.

Yay more Spiderman controversy!! For reals though. I liked the Amazing Spiderman, I can understand people who thought the old Spiderman movies were better, I’m sure Galileo understood the people who thought the sun revolved around the earth, it didn’t make him any less right. — No. For really real though. Regardless of your thoughts on the re-boot, I hope you enjoyed this new take on Spiderman’s story, and hey you know what? I think we can all agree some Spiderman is better than no Spiderman at all. Now eat your veggies.

9. Ice Age

Ha ha it says Crab.... get it??

Ha ha it says Crab…. get it??

What? Shut-up. I liked Ice Age 4. It was fun and hilarious and there were squirrels on hang gliders. What more could I ask for? Seriously though this is probably my favorite kids movie of the year, and I had to put a kids movie on the list or I would have angry mothers talking about how pretentious I’m getting while they sipped their afternoon tea, or cleaned the grape jelly off their walls. Whatever. Sure Brave was good but Brave is the straight “A” student who sits in the front row and brings the teachers fresh apples wrapped in five dollar bills every day. Everybody likes Brave. You have to. Ice Age 4 is the kid with ADD who spends the class period seeing how many Skittles he can get in his nose at once who somehow manages to get an “A” on his spelling test using his crayon and some old gum he stole from Tommy Bupkis.

8. Prometheus

I never got around to reviewing this movie because… I don’t know. Aliens. Or something. Either aliens or apathy. One of those “a” words. Maybe Applebees? Anyways, I liked Prometheus. It brought out some really cool “maker and creator” questions and featured some absolutely top shelf acting work by Michael Fassbender. That said it also had a woman running away from a crashing spaceship about two minutes after an emergency Alien C-section so ya know…. it had issues.

7. The Grey

Man… this movie barely seems like it came out in 2012 but boy did it ever. Oh Liam Neeson… how I love you. Seriously though, I loved the Grey. Sure it had more F words then McDonald ball pits have communicable diseases but I still loved the Grey. The story was heartbreaking and beautiful and almost broke my soul into a million tiny pieces. Fortunately for me I traded my soul for half a kit-kat bar months ago.

6. Les Miserables

Hugh Jackmen and sideburns are the Peanut butter and jelly of our generation.

Hugh Jackmen and sideburns are the Peanut butter and jelly of our generation.

Yeah kinda lower than I thought it would be too. I just watched this movie this week and it wasn’t that I didn’t like it. (it is, after all, in the top ten) it was more that I just didn’t ever buy into the second half of the film. Anyway though, I’ll talk more about this when I review the whole movie later on, but suffice to say that I really liked Les Mis, I just didn’t want to adopt it and bring it home. Which is ironic… I think.

5. Pitch Perfect:

Man, how have I not reviewed any of these movies? I really liked Pitch Perfect. It was sort of the anti-Les Mis. It was funny and charming and took me off guard and didn’t really care what I thought about it. Whereas Les Mis was constantly checking to make sure I was depressed enough. I don’t know… I consider myself a fairly deep person I just—eh-hem… sorry. I’ll talk more about Les Mis later I promise. This is Pitch Perfect’s moment in the spotlight and so I shall let it stand there in a doo-woppy sort of pose wearing it’s sun glasses and not caring. Thank you Pitch Perfect.

Yeah I know... I was surprised too.

Yeah I know cast of Pitch Perfect… I was surprised too.

4. The Hobbit

Hey, it’s another movie I haven’t reviewed yet!! This list is starting to pile up. I really enjoyed the Hobbit, and yes I will review it later and yes I will tell you all of my thoughts on it. But for now let me just say I thought it was fun. Sure it was different from the originals, and sure it dragged at points, and sure Peter Jackson decided to turn Radagast the Brown into a rabbit enslaving crazy person but ya know what? It was fun.

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Okay so I was really torn about these next three movies. They all had things I really liked about them and all surprised me in different ways. But as opposed to having a 1a, 1b, and 1c; I decided to stick them in a mostly arbitrary order and go on from there. You could honestly talk me into any of these three being number one depending on how recently I had eaten and what color boxers I happened to be wearing on that day. Anyway… here we go.

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3. Skyfall

I think movies need to start donating the awesome cars they use to poor people. And by poor people I mean, ya know, me.

I think movies need to start donating the awesome cars they use to poor people. And by poor people I mean, ya know, me.

Oh Daniel Craig… here we are again. And I still loved Skyfall. Really probably the best action movie of the year if you’re not counting super-heroes (and no James Bond is not one), Skyfall just blended the different aspects of the movie so well that I could not help but enjoy it. The story was great, the characters were moving, and the action was solid. Skyfall was a perfectly blended smoothie of awesomeness and I applaud it in a British sort of way.

2. The Dark Knight Rises

Oh Batman. How I will miss you. And yes I did say MISS you, DC comics. At least go five or so years before re-booting this okay? I know you have cash and a cow or… something, but please just let me enjoy the awesomeness for five years okay? I know people hate on this movie a lot and sure I’ll openly admit to you that I still liked The Dark Knight better but considering that the Dark Knight might be my favorite movie ever and is definitely in the top 5 is that really saying anything bad? I loved the characters, thought Anne Hathaway was great as Catwoman, and totally bought into Bane as the villain. It was a great, great movie that ended the series well (if not exactly how I would have ended it) but then again I would have ended Brave with the bear winning so… I’m probably not the person you want to go to for that sort of thing.

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If only…

1. Avengers

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This is probably the single most over-used picture on the internet. (Justin Bieber excluded.)

Avengers!! I who did not believe in you, have come to love you most of all. So welcome, have a seat, grab some peanuts and watch as I sing your praises to the heavens! Or at least write you a very flatting paragraph. One of the two… … … okay apparently no one’s gonna sing. Sorry.

Avengers was final and definitive proof that ensemble super-hero movies can work! If, that is, you get a perfect cast, perfect director, brilliant script, and the right group of super-heroes, but nevermind the fact that every studio is now laughably scrambling to try and get their own ensemble movies together. Nevermind that all of those projects will probably be laughably bad, because you did it Avengers!! You accomplished what I genuinely thought was impossible. So thank you Avengers, and thank you audience! You’ve all been great!! See you next year!!… or this year… or something. Later!

I have no logical reason for posting this... except, ya know, awesomeness.

I have no logical reason for posting this… except, ya know, awesomeness.

Skyfall

Posted: December 6, 2012 by Micah in Movie Reviews
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Hey there internet and welcome to Thursday a day that is much better then Monday for reasons I don’t care to get into right now. (all of them. All of the reasons, that is why Thursday is better.) And upon this Thursday I wish to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! And then ignore Christmas for at least one more day while I review Skyfall. Who knows, maybe I’ll acknowledge Christmas on this blog next week… though I wouldn’t hold your breath on that. Anyway though enough of this holiday jibber-jabber, it’s time for everybody’s favorite bold fonted announcement font!!

Micah Reviews: Skyfall

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Apparently Britain is just FULL of these tunnels.

James Bond’s 23rd movie total and 3rd movie starring the ruggedly rugged chin of Daniel Craig. Craig’s first Bond movie (Casino Royal) was awesome! A great re-boot for a series that had suffered far, far too long under the lame lamity lameness of Pierce Brosnan. His second movie (Quantum of Solace) took all of the things that were great about the first movie and ignored them entirely. So will Skyfall be a turn around for the super spy, or a continued spiral into the depths of British spy suckiness? Only time will tell!! Only. Time. Also this post…

The Plot:

The movie opens with a chase scene but already sprinkled into its delightfully actioned pork butt are the salts of the movies underlying theme: the decisions of Bond’s boss “M.” The sequence ends climactically and then leads into what might be one of the coolest opening credit montages ever. Ever. I’m not a huge Adele fan but this song was awesome and the graphics were cool. It was the first time I’ve ever sat through a whole credit opening without thinking “Why don’t they just do these at the end of the movie” and that’s saying something seeing as I have the patience of an angry grey squirrel.

Daniel Craig: Suaver then Suave

Daniel Craig: Suaver then Suave

From the opening chase were carried through a well laid out plotline that brings James through a long story of intrigue and betrayal. Bond meets one of M’s former protégés and must confront the reality of his own mortality and deeper questions about his own place in the world. Also someone throws a train at him. That’s the sort of mix that Skyfall gets so right, it’s a perfectly blended mix of some truly deep background and philosophy, with the more actiony train throwy sections we’ve come to expect from James Bond. This should probably go somewhere else but frankly it’s hard to talk about the plot without talking about how well this movie’s story is mixed with this movies philosophy.

In the end James and M must confront their demons, all the while running from the one man who represents those demons most. The plot twists, turns, and burns some ferns on its way to an epic final showdown and a dry martini. (I may have made up the ferns… sorry. My life is a lie)

The Negatives:

Not really a lot to say here. If I was really trying to be nitpicky I would say that at one point James goes for more of a “distraction” in a gunfight when he pretty obviously had the upper hand but I can’t really fault him for that given what was at stake. I wasn’t a huge fan of the acting done by one of the Bond girls but she wasn’t exactly playing  a character with a ton of depth either so it didn’t negatively affect my experience.  This is like eating a jelly bean and complaining that you’re still hungry. This girl’s job was too look attractive and let James Bond take advantage of her vulnerable mental state. And she did that. So… yay?

"So I'm thinking we just ignore the acting part and focus on the hotness for this one? Whose with me??" -Whoever was in charge of casting.

“So I’m thinking we just ignore the acting part and focus on the hotness for this one? Whose with me??” -Whoever was in charge of casting.

The Positrons:

The two strongest parts of this movie are definitely the acting and the storytelling dynamic. Daniel Craig’s Bond is such a great mix of confident and vulnerable that you can’t help but root for him as the movie goes. Judi Dench’s “M” is conflicted and haunted by her past, but also more than strong enough to face the consequences of her actions. Javier Bardem delivers a terrifying and believable villain who only gets better as the movie goes on. The whole cast is so stand up and the plot gives each of these awesome characters time to shine in their own right. It’s a beautifully told, beautifully acted story.

I am not the hugest of Bond fans (not a fat joke). I’ve seen most of the original Sean Connery movies, and a random spattering of other Bonds here and there. That said even I appreciated some of the films nods to the past and while I’m sure there were some I missed none of them really detracted from my enjoyment of the film.

Just a great new direction for Bond. In the old days James Bond was all about the hot girls, crazy huge set pieces (laser battle in space?), and the random weird inventions (exploding pens). The reason Bond seemed to lose a bit of steam more recently was that audiences started looking for more depth from their heroes. It wasn’t enough for James to solve all his problems with a grin and a one-liner. With this movie I feel like they’ve finally found the right balance of a classic James Bond feel while still setting a great storyline and creating a believable character.

In Conclusion:

Even that statue knows that there's no point picking a fight with James Bond.

Even that statue knows that there’s no point picking a fight with James Bond.

Skyfall is a great movie, featuring a strong cast, a great storyline, and a great lead character. If you’re a fan of the series (or even just a fan of great movies) you won’t be at all disappointed. I give it 5 well made martini’s out of 5!

Friends, enemies, people who live in the country. Welcome to Monday!! Ew. Gross nevermind. Whose idea was it to have me write these blogs on what is indisputably the least funny day of the week? Oh right me. Stupid self… person. Anyway now that I’m finished with my posts making fun of Twilight, what say we do a good old Box Office Top Ten post huh? Hopefully you agreed cause I already wrote the title up in massive bold “irrevocable truth” font so…. We’re doing it anyway.

Box Office Top Ten

10. The Collection

Hey, it’s a horror movie about… stuff. I’ve watched a few trailers for this and I still have absolutely no clue what it’s about. Except there’s a big scary guy with a mask who does some terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things to some people who aren’t as evil as he is. So pretty much it sounds like every horror movie ever. It’s not that I hate horror movies, it’s just that I think they’re predictable, poorly written, poorly acted, and mostly a waste of my time. So… yeah. I guess I do hate them. Merry Christmas: pass the hatred!

You should see it because: Umm… you like… blood? Maybe. I guess. In which case you should probably just stay home and stop interacting with humanity. Thanks, Micah.

9. Flight

Denzel Washington: Cooler then you, no matter what he's doing.

Denzel Washington: Cooler then you, no matter what he’s doing.

A very poorly advertised film that stars Denzel Washington as an alcoholic pilot who saves a plane from crashing after he (maybe sorta kinda) causes it to almost crash. Everyone seems to like the movie so far and it’s nice to see Denzel back to being awesome again after some less then worthy outings (did anyone watch The Book of Eli? If you did you probably wish you hadn’t.) That said it’s not exactly a movie with a huge appeal or an epic story to tell. Flight is like a piece of breakfast toast, it’s good but it’s not exactly what gets you out of bed in the morning.

You should see it because: You’re looking for a nice quite piece of filmery to enjoy with your breakfast toast. Or you still quote Remember the Titans, which (let’s face it) we all do.

8. Red Dawn

A movie that someone was just telling me was great over lunch… the movie was great and I was having lunch. I have no idea if eating lunch while watching the movie would improve it… though it probably would. Food improves pretty much every occasion with the possible exception of showers… and even then one time I—sorry what was I talking about? Oh right. Red Dawn. A movie with Chris Hemsworth and that wimpy guy from The Hunger Games. Red Dawn is your typical sort of popcorn munchy typed action movie. There are Koreans, they get blowed up. (Did anyone else not find it super suspect that the guy in the Hunger games spent who knows how long painting himself to look like a log while all the other people around him were busy stabbing themselves? You’d think at some point someone would have meandered over and murdered him while he was getting the shading right or something… what was I talking about?)

You should see it because: You’re looking for a nice loud piece of filmery to enjoy with your popcorn toast. I mean: popcorn.

7. Killing Them Softly

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A movie with an awesome title that stars Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly is a dark picture of the criminal underworld during the 2008 recession. You could say the guy directing Killing Them Softly was pushing an agenda… you could also say the ocean was wet, the sun is hot, and that George Washington could have started an awesome Laundromat (Washington’s Washers). All of these things are true. Very true. Painfully true. That said, Brad Pitt is awesome and the storyline is good though the movie is rated R for some viciously violent violence and some superbly sworing swearing. Also, alliteration… I’m a slave to it.

You should see it because: You’re in the mood for some political commentary, some Brad Pittary, and some mob violence. Which when you spell it out like that sounds like a pretty sweet mood to be in.

6. Wreck it Ralph

This is a movie that everyone keeps telling me to see and yet I remain sadly in the dark about. It’s not that I don’t want to see Ralph wreck things, it’s just that I’m busy and need to keep saving up money for the inevitable Furbie Uprising. That said, Wreck It Ralph is supposedly all cuddly and happy and nostalgic and everyone should watch it who has a soul… which may be another reason I haven’t seen it.

You should see it because: you like happiness and have a soul.

5. Life of Pi

No this movie is not called the life of pee. And no it is not about the epic journey through the U-bend. Though I had a hilarious blog written about that before my little pee bubble was burst… ew. Hang on… let me start that again.

So the “Pi” is pronounced “pie” as in “Cherry rhubarb.” Anyway the story is about a little boy who sinks a ship (or is on a ship that sinks… whichever) and finds a tiger on the life boat he steals… you’d think you’d notice the three hundred pound death machine hiding in a boat roughly the size of a Toyota Prius but whatever. Anyway the two must rely on each other to survive and at what point a Technicolor whale appears and… yeah.

You should see it because: Technicolor whales! I mean who DOESN’T want to see those.

Magical Green whales... cause really, why not?

Magical Green whales… cause really, why not?

4. Rise of the Guardians

A movie about Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost all teaming up to defeat the evil Boogeyman, Rise of the Guardians doesn’t actually look nearly as lame as that sentence made it sound. From all accounts this is a good family movie, with a good plot, and surprisingly interesting characters. Also: Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin play the Easter Bunny and Santa respectively, so who doesn’t want to see that?

You should see it because: You’re in the mood for a nice family movie with interesting new takes on familiar characters. Also a review I read said everytime Santa (who is Russian) says “Pitch,” the boogeyman’s name, it sounded like a very different word. So that may either make you want to see it less or more depending on how you feel about Santa and your childrens dreams.

3. Lincoln

Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis get together to make a movie that has “Oscar Bait” written all over it. Unlike most Oscar Bait movies, Lincoln seems to be appealing to general audiences as well as the stuffy old out of touch people who select Oscar award winners (not that I’m bitter or cynical); so that’s a nice change. Lincoln gives an interesting look into the time period and some of the politics that surrounded the Emancipation Proclamation.  A great performance by the ever awesome Tommy Lee Jones also looks to get some Oscar nods and Joseph Gordon-Levitt anchors some good portions of the film as well.

You should see it because: You’re looking for a good political drama, with some great acting, and 3 people with 2 last names!

2. Skyfall

Yup... definitely the coolest post ever.

Yup… definitely the coolest post ever.

I actually saw this over break and will probably review it on Thursday but let me just say that this movie is awesome. If you’re a fan of James Bond (or just a fan of well-made action movies on the whole) you need to see this.

You should see it because: You’re a cool sort of person who like to watch cool movies.

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Hey, it turns out I’m not as done making fun of Twilight as I thought! Yay!! Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the other movie I watched over break and it features a shoddy script, bad acting, and really really really bad acting. Also, Robert Pattinson’s whiny face.

I feel like this picture actively summarizes all of Twilight. Edward is in pain for reasons that are never totally clear, and Bella may or may not be thinking of buttered toast.

I feel like this picture actively summarizes all of Twilight. Edward is in pain for reasons that are never totally clear, and Bella may or may not be thinking of buttered toast.

You should see it because: You’re in the mood for a hearty laugh as teenage girls glare at you.

And my pick of the week is: Skyfall. It was a close battle between this and Rise of the Guardians as I really think that’s a great movie that not many people know about, but when the chips are down you’ve got to go with Daniel Craig. You’ve just got to.

Thanks for reading everyone! Happy weeking, and I’ll see you Thursday.

Man, it’s been forever since I did this. Honestly it’s because most of the trailers that have come out in the last few months have been roughly as interesting as the slight scar I have on my left foot from that time I kicked a dinosaur. Anyway though, my dino abuse aside, it’s time to pull out my gavel made from the crushed dreams of tiny baby typed Marmosets, and do some judging!

Also, in random side note news, way to go America!! Mad props to the women of the women’s Gymnastics team, MAD. SKILLS. I actually managed to watched the Women’s Team All Around Gold Medal Round of Medallia and all I can say is: Batman would be proud.

(Per usual all of these trailers are available online)

And moving on.

Skyfall:

Is Britain really full of long circular hallways or is that just promo stuff?? Somebody help me out here.

I think Daniell Craig is an awesome, awesome man. No really. Probably my second favorite Bond ever and I only say that because I have a statue of Sean Connery in my house! (No I don’t) Craig’s first run at Bond (Casino Royal) completely redeemed the series after it had languished in the horrible, terrible hands of Pierce Brosnan who may be the most opposite thing to the person who should play James Bond since Martha Stewart.

After that Quantum of Solace was frankly a horrible movie that I’m convinced was written by people with a fetish for massive explosions and horrible one liners.

With Skyfall it looks like Bond is firmly back on track. The story looks incredibly interesting, the villain (Javier Bardem who you might remember as that terrible horrible awesome guy from No Country for Old Men) looks sweet, and James Bond looks like James Bond. Also Q is back!! (If you don’t know who he is don’t worry. It probably just means you’re less of a nerd then I am)

Cloud Atlas:

I’m sure this is all some sort of Metaphor for something… I have no idea what…

I’m gonna be real honest here. I have watched this trailer three times and I have absolutely no idea what it’s about. None. Something about times coinciding? Re-incarnation? Time travel? I have no idea. Tom Hanks is in it though so that makes me kind of want to hate it. Other than that my only thought is that this looks to be an incredibly confusing movie… and not confusing in a good way like Inception where you spent the whole time figuring out cool new things but just… confusing. Where you spend the whole time trying to figure out if you could sneak out of the theater without anyone noticing.

The Campaign:

Don’t believe the poster… this is not a smart movie.

Confession: When this movie was first announced I was sort of excited. Cause Will Ferrel can (occasionally) sort of (rarely) but sometimes be (mildly) funny. There… I feel I qualified that statement enough.

And Zach Gallifinakis doesn’t make me want to punch him in the face ALL the time. I’m not a huge fan of comedy movies. They generally devolve into a lot of dumb sex jokes and toilet related sort of humor that every four year old junior higher could think of if you put him on enough red-bull.

The Campaign is a political comedy and at least a political comedy should have something besides those things right?? I mean surely there will be SOME jokes made from an intelligent premise right??….

Nope. Not at all. Just watching the trailer I can tell you that this will be another dumb comedy for people who can’t think of their own terrible jokes and want to go to a theater to have their IQ’s lowered. Yay.

The Expendables 2:

This is either a movie poster or the best commercial for Old Spice ever… not sure which…

Okay so… here’s another confession. I sort of liked the first Expendables. I know, I know but shut up for a second before you start throwing things at your monitor in vapid frustration. Cause here’s the thing, I LOVE good storylines, I HATE bad storylines, but the Expendables managed to sneak into my “like” category by mostly sort of not having a storyline at all. I literally have no idea what the movie was about. I vaguely recall there being a hot girl and some kind of South American revolution but I just described the exact plot of five bajillion other action movies so I won’t count it.

What Expendables 1 did right though was just giving me an excuse to watch some classic movie action heroes punch each other. I like Sly Stallone, I like Jason Stathom, and I like Jet Li. Sure the story was forgettable, but the action was awesome and the writing between the characters was entertaining and funny enough to keep me interested. Will I pay ten bucks to go see Expendables 2?? Nah. Probably not. Will I definitely watch it when it comes out on DVD on a night when my wife isn’t there to make fun of me for watching a stupid movie? Absolutely.

And there you have it… sort of a shorter post today so check back tomorrow for another newer, more interesting post that might talk about the Olympics or any of the other four hundred thirty seven ideas floating around in my head. For now, goodnight America, and go USA!

Okay guys so… I watched the Grey this weekend… and… I’m not ready to talk about it yet… I’m just… I’m not ready. My heart I… I can’t take it. I’ll right about it on Thursday okay? I will… I just… I need time. Just let me say that it was one of the most emotionally deep roller coaster rides I have ever been on. I almost cried… my fiance’ did cry. Also there were a TON of f-bombs. A ton. And yet there was… nope. Not. Ready. I’ll talk on Thursday… I’m… I’m gonna go eat some skittles… hang on.

Okay. I feel better. Oh Liam Neeson… I knew you would punch a wolf… I didn’t know you would punch my heart… okay hang on. I’m gonna go break me off a piece of that kit-kat bar.

Okay… I’m back. So as opposed to talking about The… (sniffle)… that movie. I’m gonna talk about as many random things as possible in the hopes that it will district me from the Liam Neeson’s fist sized hole in my soul.

The Amazing Spider-Man: This movie (in my opinion) continues to give it’s nay sayers more and more reason to stop saying nay. Just stop it! Andrew Garfield looks awesome, Emma Stone is under rated and great, and Rhys Ifans looks like he’s playing the Lizard as not just an emotionlessly evil person (see all the villains in Spiderman 3) but as a man who really has a conscience that’s gradually worn away by his own choices.

What? You’re making Spiderman relevant and cool again as opposed to whiny and crying?? (GASP!!)

My biggest defense for this movie has always been that we need more Spiderman in our lives. I’m a huge fan of the Batman series (in case you hadn’t noticed) and I’m glad that Chris Nolan is stopping at a trilogy cause I think it’s going to be epic and going any further with such a great cast and script writer and crew would only lessen the great work they’ve already done. BUT ten years from now… Five years from now when I’ve been without a new batman movie for that long?? I’ll probably be ready for a re-vamp. Not because this series has been bad, but because I want more Batman movies.

The first two Spiderman movies were great. I liked them a lot and while they had their weaknesses they were made before we had really realized just how great super-hero movies could be. But Spiderman 3 I think we can all agree was terrible. And yet we’ve been stuck on that last spiderman movie for the last what? 5 years? That’s like eating the sour grape in the bunch and then fasting for a weak. Hopefully the Amazing Spiderman will serve as a surprisingly strong altoids mint that will remind us all why we liked the first two movies to begin with.

Avengers: Now the 4th highest grossing film of all time Avengers is still awesome. Just thought I’d give you a status update. If you haven’t seen this movie please go see it. You won’t regret it!!… unless you hate feeling good… or can’t stand to watch awesome things punch less awesome things in the face.

Cowgirls and Angels: No seriously, they’re making this movie. I promise. My first thought was this was some hilarious parody of last summers “Cowboys and Aliens” but it turns out it’s a heartwarming story about a girl and her dog… I mean horse… I mean Rodeo clown. And she’s looking for her father but instead meets a roving group of rodeo women… Man that was boring even to type. Pretty sure my fingers just fell asleep. I mean wouldn’t you be more likely to watch this movie if it was about a rogue Angel who was cast from heaven and landed in a town in the Civil War? And all the men were off fighting so it was up to Mary Maybelline to lead the courageous women in the town in a desperate defense against “the Fallen One?” I mean man… I’d watch that. And yes I realize the technical title of this movie is Cowgirls -N- Angels. Sit down you and your stupid title making. Sit the hay down!

She’s either an average Rodeo Clown or one of the most entertaining football referees ever!! (No one got that joke huh? Shut-up… I’m in mourning)

Sherlock: If you haven’t watched any of the BBC Sherlock series you are missing out!! I have this seasons final episode (I haven’t watched it yet) sitting on my computer right now and were it not for the fact that I’m waiting to watch it for Cassie there would be absolutely no sleep happening until I had watched it. Aside from all the other factors (Brilliant script, awesome acting, great cinematography) the main character is named Benedict Cumberbatch!!! I mean come on!!

Skyfall: Oh AND the trailer for the new James Bond movie is up!! If nothing else it serves as a reminder that Daniel Craig is just an EPIC person. Practically a younger version of Liam Nee… oh my heart. Oh Liam!! Hang on… a second… must go on… must finish blog.

James Bond is so much cooler then you! Sit down. 

In a Recent Poll: Some girl I have never ever heard of in my life was voted the most beautiful women in the world… I don’t know who votes in these things anyway but it definitely wasn’t me. Whoever won was apparently on the cover of Sports Illustrated or something like that. Good to know that the Democratic system is still well in order. This would be like you waking up in the morning to find out that Robert McRobert from Indiana, Texas was elected President… of the world. I feel like I should have been informed this was going on so that I could have voted. And campaigned… and stuck signs up by the road to obnoxiously distract drivers. Come on people. W.W.G.W.D? What Would George Washington Do?

I have no idea what person made this bracelet. But I like them!

Well that about does it. Hopefully I’ll be emotionally ready for reviewing The Grey on Thursday. In the meantime I’m gonna go drown my sorrows in Starbursts and Peanut Butter while quietly singing “What Hurts the Most”. See you Thursday!!