Saturday, April 30, 2016

My thoughts on Purple Rain, courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

I saw Purple Rain in the theatre this week and I'm going to tell you all about it thanks to our GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP which gets you 30% off your entire order of new products only.

Prince died this month, and this past week Purple Rain came back to theaters as a celebration of his life and his contributions.

My spoiler free review:
The Kid tries to overcome a difficult home life with music and performing. And purple. A lot of purple.

The short:
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

The longer:
A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My 10 Cloverfield Lane review, courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

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Ha! I saw 10 Cloverfield Lane and I loved it. It's like two movies in one, and they're both fun and fast-paced. Now I'm not saying everything was perfect, but I really did enjoy watching and hope this franchise continues apace.

 My spoiler free review:
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

The short:
Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett.

Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her will?

The longer:
In the opening scene, a woman named Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is looking outside her window. She's on the phone with someone, arguing.

Michelle then packs a bunch of her belongings and leaves her home. Michelle drives far from the city down to the rural area. Her fiance Ben (voice of Bradley Cooper) calls her. She answers but only lets him talk and say how sorry he is, and that she shouldn't leave him just like that. Michelle hangs up.

Ben calls again, and Michelle takes her eyes off the road for a second when her car gets slammed by a truck, causing her to roll into a ditch.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Throwback Review of Sunshine, courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

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I'm a girl who likes science and uses it to help me make sense of the world. I prefer it that way.  But sometimes, especially in fiction, things don't quite work out exactly scientifically and that's okay.

My spoiler free review:
I really like this movie, especially for the first half, or maybe the first two thirds.  The end is a little a lot, but by the time you're there, you're invested and if you can just ride it out it will be okay.

The short:

A team of international astronauts is sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

The longer:

50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun - but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind's last hope.

Space-ship Icarus I failed to kick-start Earth's dying sun back into action and disappeared. Icarus II carries the last available nuclear super-bomb on a mission to try again. The navigator's oversight causes serious damage to the ship, yet returning is no longer a hope, the mission dubious. Having picked up Icarus I's emergency signal from Mercury, they decide to try pick up its bomb. That side-trip comes at a high cost. But an even worse surprise is lurking aboard.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

See The Barkley Marathons, the Race that Eats it's Young. Review courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

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This is the craziest race, and the coolest documentary. I don't want to spoil too much, but just trust me that this isn't the Boston Marathon by any stretch.

My spoiler free review:
Oh my goodness this race!  I have no idea why you'd enter, no idea why they put it on, and really no idea how sane the entry "fees" are (other than the $1.50 registration fee, which I know is bonkers.)

The short:
A famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world’s most guarded secret.

The longer:
A tiny town in Tennessee is the most unlikely of places you would expect to find the hardest trail race in the world. The Barkley Marathons only accepts 35 runners each year, via secret application process, and was created by cocky ultrarunner Lazarus Lake, as a mockery of a famously failed 1977 prison escape that lasted 54 hours. On this ever-changing and unmarked course participants battle through treacherous terrain to find hidden books as proof of following the route.

If they make it to the end, they will have climbed and descended twice the height of Mount Everest, in under 60 hours.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

My Hateful 8 review, thanks to GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

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So, I love going to the movies. It's a super fun communal experience, and there are snacks.

These are two things about seeing Hateful 8 that I liked, but there wasn't a ton more.

My spoiler free review:

The short: Tarantino needs an editor. Yes, really. This movie was indulgently long and I would have liked it more if someone had edited it.

The longer: There are a lot of great things about this movie. The cast is great, and Channing Tatum is a nice surprise.  Jennifer Jason Leigh did a wonderful job, and everyone generally acquits themselves well.

The set is beautiful and the costumes are perfect.  The snowy weather, the warm fire, and hot coffee are all scene setting and good.

And yet, it's long and kind of boring and indulgent. It doesn't have to be this way, Q. Seriously. It doesn't. You can make it shorter and it will actually make it better.  Try it sometime, and let me know your thoughts.

And for those reading at home, wait for the DVD of this one. Or just skip it all together.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What We Do In the Shadows was awesome! My review courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERC

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The short: Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

The Long: I haven't laughed this much at a movie in a long, long time.  You should get to know these four vampires - Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr.

They are your typical roommate vampires - they share a flat in the Wellington suburb of Te Aro. Although Viago, Vladislav, and Deacon are all several centuries old, they have retained normal human appearances, but the 8,000-year-old Petyr resembles Count Orlok and acts more savagely than the younger vampires. 

Each night, Viago, Vladislav, and Deacon prowl the streets of Wellington searching for people to kill, but they must stay in the flat during the day to avoid sunlight—which is lethal to vampires—therefore they have not adapted to 21st-century life. Deacon has a human servant (familiar)—Jackie—who runs errands for the vampires, but she is frustrated that Deacon will not turn her into a vampire. 

You'll have to tune in to see what happens, but I promise you it won't take an eternity and you won't be sorry.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How I love Mad Max: Fury Road! Learn why this March with my review courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERC

Fury road
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The short: A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

The Long: Oh gosh did I enjoy this movie! It was shiny and chrome and full of great shots, awesome set design and a killer array of costumes. All that, and I haven't even talked about the story itself!

Furiosa is a hard fighting, kick ass warrior. And she's a woman with one arm. No big deal for her in the post-apocalyptic near future. She adapts just like everyone else, because she has no other option. 

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy)

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