Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

Continuing on with my summer blockbuster movie fare, we took in Edge of Tomorrow this past weekend.  Tom Cruise plays an officer in the media relations department in one of the branches of the US military.  His goal?  To get recruit people to fight in the war against the Mimics, an invading alien species intent on taking over the Earth.  He is in this department mostly to avoid any actual…

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Maleficent

Maleficent

Angelina Jolie made her triumphant return to the big screen in Disney’s Maleficent.  Similar to what Wicked did for the Wicked Witch and Wizard of Oz, this movie tells the story of the evil villain Maleficent from the classic Sleeping Beauty.  Why was she so evil?  Was she always evil?  Let’s hear things from her side of the story.

No, she was not always evil.  Otherwise there would be no…

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past is the latest in the X-Men movie franchise and tells one of the most popular stories in the comic books.  The world is now a terrible place to live as giant robots called Sentinels have been created to kill all mutants and mutant supporting humans.  It has created a war in which there is no longer any place safe to live, whether you want to have anything to do with…

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Godzilla

GodzillaThe gang wanted to watch Godzilla over this past weekend and, as I am for most summer movies, I was game.  Seeing as how studios can no longer come up with an original idea for a movie if their lives depended on it, or if they weren’t so chicken, we have another reimagining/reboot of the classic Japanese monster.  I am probably going to get into spoilers below, but honestly, there really isn’t…

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

As Spider-Man is my favorite comic book character, you knew I had to watch this film even though I thought rebooting it so quickly was kind of lame.  Yes, people like me are why studios can keep getting away with this crap.  Regardless, took this movie in last weekend.

This time around, the webslinger continues his relationship with Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy, who I think everyone has to admit have…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America

I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier last week, and as evidenced by the fact that it was the #1 movie for the 2nd weekend in a row, I was not alone.  Unlike the first Captain America movie, this one takes place in the present time.  Despite having just woken up into this new modern world, Captain America seems to have adapted pretty nicely.  I guess that super serum did more than just make…

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300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire

I went and saw 300: Rise of an Empire with some friends this past weekend.  As the title implies, it is a sequel to the movie 300, which came out something like 7 years ago I think.  I saw 300 only one time, at the movie theater so unlike the friends I saw this with I totally forgot the small details of what happened in that movie.  Just the big stuff, like how 300 Spartans defend against what…

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Annual DST Rant

This past Monday, my alarm sounded and not since the previous year, I struggled mightily to turn my alarm off, get up, and start my day.  It was painful.  This morning?  The exact same thing.  And I am pretty sure this torture will continue for the rest of this week at the minimum.  If history is any indication, I will not get back to a totally normal sleep/wake up schedule for at least a couple…

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Tastes are changing as I age

Tastes are changing as I age

The wife was out one weekend and I was thus home alone to fend for myself.  I bought some things, did some errands, made my typical instant noodlelunch with some dumplings, took the dogs to the park, played some video games.  So, you know.  The typical being lazy and vegging around the house type thing.  Then came time for dinner.  I decided to eat some Hawaiian food at a place that I have not…

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My PRK Experience

I am a little over a year past my PRK surgery to correct my vision.  I just wanted to put together all the posts I’ve written regarding this surgery for those that are thinking of going through the same thing.  It is a scary thing to contemplate, as this…

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