2017

For about two years now I’ve been self-imposing a challenge with this blog. If I stay on top it, I can usually get out twenty-six posts a year, so I thought it’s be interesting to see if I could hit every letter of the alphabet. And thus, I have my 2017 challenge. This only gets really difficult when incorporating brand new releases, but we’re gonna give it a shot. Happy New Year!

Alien: Covenant | Beauty and the Beast | The Curse of Sleeping Beauty | The Dark Tower |
Eddie the Eagle | Friends with Benefits | Get Out | The Happening | IT | Jaws | Kingsman: The Golden Circle | Logan | The Mummy | N | Odd Thomas | Passengers | Queen of the Damned | R | Spy Kids | Thanks for Sharing | Up in the Air | The Voices |When in Rome | X-Men | You Again | Zombieland |

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The Happening

Released 06/13/2008                              Rated: R

What the hell did I just watch? No, seriously……what did I just watch? Continue reading

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Zombieland

Released 10/02/2009                              Rated: R

So we missed this one when it came out. I want to say we’ve had people recommending it to us, and that’s the reason why we bought the blu-ray who knows how long ago, but I honestly can’t remember. We have a tendency in our house to purchase movies and never get around to watching them. That doesn’t happen so much any more now that the biggest contributor to that habit went out of business earlier this year. (My husband and I alone should have kept that store afloat with how often we were there, lol!) Not sure what I was expecting per say, but it wasn’t what I got. There are a few reasons as to why I probably didn’t care for this film. Continue reading

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Queen of the Damned

Released 02/22/2002                              Rated: R

This movie was confusing, and I read roughly half the book so I could at least piece together what was supposed to be going on. But the book was also confusing at first, and a chore to get through. I may go back and finish it one day, as difficult as it was for me to care, but I’ll definitely take the book over this movie. Continue reading

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Odd Thomas

Released 02/28/2014                              Rated: NR

I absolutely love this book. I’ve only made it through about half the series, but the first installment is the one that stands out in my mind. When my husband and I found out they were making a movie we did our best to keep tabs on it. I’m not sure this film ever hit theaters in the US– if it did it only came to one per city market– and it wasn’t advertised very much, so it most likely flew under most people’s radar. But we bought it the instant the DVD hit store shelves. Continue reading

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Released 09/22/2017                              Rated: R

This breaks my heart, but I was disappointed on every level with this film. I’m not going to lie, all this one did was make me want to rewatch The Secret Service to remember how amazing it is. This has never happened before; I’ve never been this let down, especially with such an anticipated movie. Continue reading

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IT (2017)

Released 09/08/2017                              Rated: R

LOVED IT!! I have been looking forward to this movie for a long time. I love the original miniseries, and I’m about halfway through reading the book, which is crazy considering I’d never even heard of this until my husband showed me the original a few years ago. The advertisements for this version definitely sold the creepy factor, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a slightly different take. The instant I saw this poster and realized you could see Pennywise’s face through the balloon, I got chills! IT has already blown up the box office way more than anyone originally thought, so you know it delivers. Continue reading

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The X-Men Trilogy

X-Men
Released: 07/14/2000                              Rated: PG-13

I never watched the cartoon from the 90s. Not that I recall seeing many advertisements for it, but it just didn’t intrigue me. I was a Power Rangers kind of girl; that’s what I was hoping to stumble upon in the morning. I don’t remember how I got into the X-Men movies, but I dug this one from the first watch. Continue reading

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