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 | H | I | Jaws | K | Logan | The Mummy | N | O | Passengers | Q | R | Spy Kids | Thanks for Sharing | Up in the Air | The Voices |When in Rome | X | You Again | Z |

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The Dark Tower

Released 08/04/2017                              Rated: PG-13

According to the internet, I’m one of the few people who thought this movie looked good from the trailers. I read the first book, but I have to admit, I had no idea what was going on (in the book); I just had a hard time visualizing it. But this movie intrigued me from the first trailer. It’s actually one of the titles I’ve been looking forward to this summer. Continue reading

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Thanks for Sharing

Released 09/06/2012                              Rated: R

This is another movie I saw a trailer for, went “This looks good,” and never heard about it again. Luckily, I was able to find it at a second-hand store so that I could finally see it. In a nutshell, this film is about sex addiction. We follow three sex-addicts in various stages of recovery, each one a sponsor to the other in their recovery meetings, and their respective lives. Continue reading

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Eddie The Eagle

Released 02/26/2016                              Rated: PG-13

I was excited for this one when it came out, but I don’t think it hit many theaters, and I missed it. If you’re like me and had never heard of Eddie the Eagle (I was barely a year old at the time), Michael “Eddie” Edwards is a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Britain in the Winter Olympics for ski jumping. I enjoyed this movie, and I think they should strive to make more like it. Continue reading

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The Mummy (2017)

Released: 06/09/2017                              Rated: PG-13

Seeing the advertisements, I was like “I wanna see it…but also I kinda don’t…” I didn’t figure I was going to like it more than I do the 1999 version, I didn’t see Cruise really fitting into this role, and all around I just wasn’t all that interested. The only real reason I wanted to see it was for Sofia Boutella. I have loved her in everything I’ve seen her in, she’s a star on the rise, and she has at least one more film coming out this summer which I cannot wait for. She may have been the one redeeming thing about this movie, but they didn’t really give her much to do. Continue reading

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Up in the Air

Released 12/23/2009                              Rated: R

For the most part, I liked it. It’s an interesting look on both lifestyle and relationship choices. George Clooney and Anna Kendrick are great as always. The majority of bigger names attached to this project had smaller roles than expected, but considering the premise, was great. Continue reading

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Logan

Released 03/03/2017                              Rated: R

Many people are praising Logan is the best superhero film, but I disagree. However, I will say it’s the best Wolverine film. Best overall superhero movie is a bit of a stretch. Just because it’s different doesn’t automatically make it supreme. I loved The Avengers, and Winter Soldier, and my fingers are crossed for Wonder Woman. Logan is more akin to a modern Western than a generic comic book film, and I love it; it absolutely works! Continue reading

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Alien: Covenant

Released 05/19/2017                              Rated: R

More often than not I’ll walk into a theater just praying the movie doesn’t suck, but not actually holding my breath for a great film. I’m going to be honest: didn’t have high hopes for this movie. The trailer seemed like it gave away all the major points, including the scene where the Xenomorph is bashing its skull against the windshield of the ship in broad daylight… [sigh] Prometheus wasn’t great, and my husband and I were painfully reminded by rewatching that film 24-hours previous to seeing Covenant. OMG, you guys, this movie is awesome!! The trailer didn’t give away a thing!
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