Thursday, May 19, 2016

My favorite throwback movies! This "THE GOOD GIRL" review courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

The Good Girl
Starting up a new feature! I'm going to share reviews for my favorite throwback movies!  This week it's The Good Girl,  the review thanks to our GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP which gets you 30% off your entire order of new products only.

This is a quiet, small movie with a ton of star power. Not every single thing works in the film, but a goodly amount of it sure does.

The short:  A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield. It's her last best chance... is she going to take it?

The longer: The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Throwback review for 47 Ronin courtesy of GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP

It's been out a while, but still worth a review. I'm going to tell you all about 47 Ronin thanks to our GoDaddy coupon CJCSIGLERP which gets you 30% off your entire order of new products only.
Sometimes you have to watch a movie even though you know it's not going to be what you thought it would be. And sometimes, you get something you didn't know you'd get, just for your dedication. 47 Ronin is kinda like that. Worth it, but not great.

The short: A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

 The longer: While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order.

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.