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 | IT | Jaws | Kingsman: The Golden Circle | Logan | The Mummy | N | Odd Thomas | Passengers | Q | R | Spy Kids |
Thanks for Sharing | Up in the Air | The Voices |When in Rome | X-Men | You Again | Z |

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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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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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