Movie Madness Monday

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Welcome to the first installment of my new weekly Movie Madness Monday! ¬†(I almost forgot I was doing this… >_>)

Working for a movie rental chain means I get to watch movies the weekend before they’re released on DVD on Tuesdays. ¬†I must say that I’m not in the habit of watching movies. ¬†I tend to be doing other things… for instance, my best friend was married this past weekend, so I was a little busy and didn’t get all the pre-streets watched.

The ones I did squeeze in:

  1. Skin Trade, featuring Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, and Peter Weller. ¬†Obviously, I watched this because of all those actors. ¬†It was an okay movie. ¬†I’d say I was entertained. ¬†I felt that they watered down Tony Jai’s fighting style quite a bit. ¬†Not sure if that’s because he was going up against someone the size of Dolph or not… but yeah. ¬†I’ll give it 3/5 stars.
  2. Big Game, featuring Samuel L. Jackson and a bunch of other people that no one knows their names. ¬†It’s one of our bigger titles and seemed more interesting than the others… at least to the Beau. ¬†President of the USA gets shot down over Finland and is being hunted for sport while a young boy who has to spend 24 hours in the wild to prove he’s a man helps save the day. ¬†This was another okay movie. ¬†Kinda had a bit of a Homeward Bound feel to it… like it’s meant for pre-teens or something. ¬†There’s some action and explosions and guns and Sammy L. Jackson. ¬†Not too bad. ¬†Another 3/5 stars.
  3. Plague, featuring no one. ¬†Really. ¬†It’s another zombie movie. ¬†I couldn’t pay attention. ¬†Low budget, bad acting. ¬†We didn’t finish it. ¬†I was tired. ¬†The Beau was tired. ¬†We gave up. ¬†Don’t bother with this one unless it ends up on Netflix and you literally have nothing else to watch. ¬†In fact, go re-watch Fido or Evil Dead. ¬†Or check out my next list for some not-so-new releases for suggestions. ¬†Plague gets 1/5 stars. Can I give 0 stars? ¬†This is probably a 0/5 stars.

Now for some better movie suggestions since this list kinda sucks:

  1. Ex Machina. ¬†Didn’t recognize any other actors in it. ¬†That was perfectly fine. ¬†This movie was done by the guys that did 28 Days Later. ¬†That’s the only reason I grabbed it. ¬†That and robots. ¬†You know me and science fiction. ¬†This movie is like watching three people play chess without actually seeing the chess board. ¬†The ending was absolutely perfect. ¬†OMG. ¬†Spend the money and rent this movie. ¬†Or just buy it. ¬†WORTH IT! ¬†5/5 stars.
  2. The Kingsmen, Secret Service. ¬†This has Colin Firth in his first ever action movie. ¬†I looked up the trivia. ¬†He wanted this role. ¬†He trained for it. ¬†And did 80% of his own stunts in this movie. ¬†If you’ve seen… remember that church scene?! ¬†One take. ¬†The fucking shot that entire scene in one take. ¬†Woah. ¬†And then there’s Samuel L. Jackson with a lisp. ¬†This movie is a perfect balance of action, snark, serious stuff, and really just everything. ¬†It was balanced and the ending is just… mind blowing… 5/5 stars.

Oh, and a movie that really pissed me off: Maggie, starring the Arnold and Abigail Breslin. ¬†FINALLY ARNOLD IS IN A ZOMBIE MOVIE! I was so excited to watch this movie. ¬†It’s not an action movie. ¬†At all. ¬†It’s more about the family aspects of the zombie apocalypse. ¬†What would you do if your daughter became infected? ¬†There is really only one ending… the question is the method… It’s definitely more of the touchy feely, omg emotions side of the end of the world. ¬†I mean, I suppose it did a great job at showing that but I wanted to see Arnold slaying. ¬†It didn’t happen. ¬†A couple zombies here and there but yeah… And this movie was a goddamn tease. ¬†You think it’s finally getting somewhere, that something is finally going to happen… and……..


Have you seen any of these movies?  What did you think?  Leave a comment below, send me a tweet @Owl8bit, or a message on Tumblr!

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All Work No Play…

IMG_1889With the change in jobs, I’ve been doing what I can to pick up more hours and all that fun stuff. And since it’s for a movie rental place, I’ve been trying to watch some of the latest movies that are out on DVD so I can actually give honest suggestions to customers and whatnot. This hasn’t left much time for reading. I’m about half way through Blackout and I’m loving every moment of it.

In a couple weeks I’ll start college courses again. At that point, I’ll re-evaluate my “schedule” and figure out how to squeeze in 1-2 hours of reading each day.

So my question to you now: Do you want my movie ratings/suggestions? I was debating doing a quick list once a week. A perk of the job is that we get to watch all the movies that are coming out the weekend before they’re released on Tuesday. I could do a Movie Monday thing! Oh, brainstorming while I type. Haha. What do you think? Leave me a comment, shoot me a tweet (@Owl8bit) or hit up my Tumblr and leave me a message. Hope to hear from you soon!

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