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Thursday, June 23, 2011

One Sentence Reviews

Who wants some one sentence reviews! Anybody....anybody? I'll just pretend those crickets I hear means "everybody does!"

Assassin's Creed 2 (X-Box 360 Video Game, 2010): An extremely fun game where you run around renaissance Italy assassinating the corrupt and has a good story and a great ending.



Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Playstation 3 Video Game, 2010): An extremely fun game where you run around renaissance Italy assassinating the corrupt and has a good story but a terrible ending.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (X-Box 360 Video Game, 2010): The game's story isn't anything to write home about but it's pretty damn fun playing as all four versions of Spider-Man and I find myself chuckling at the Spidey one-liners despite myself.

Thor (Movie, 2011): Doth movie hath action, much humor and I enjoyith it verily...er...for the most part.




X-Men: First Class (Movie, 2011): The best X-Men movie thus far, although, if someone gets stabbed in the hand shouldn't there be blood?




Bridesmaids (Movie, 2011): Definitely funny but Kristen Wiig always has the ability to annoy me.





The Hangover Part II (Movie, 2011): A movie whose parts were funnier than its whole.






Super 8 (Movie, 2011): It was entertaining (and I, of course, love Coach) but, sadly, the alien was the least interesting thing about this movie.




The Killing Season 1 (TV Series, 2011): Good at some points and exceedingly boring at others, however they really botched the season finale and how to handle this show's seasons as a whole.




The Event (TV Series, 2010): While I wouldn't classify another bad science fiction show on network television as an "event," I still wouldn't have minded seeing if they couldn't right themselves in a second season.


Slaughterhouse 5 (Novel, 1969): Now that I've read the book and its Wikipedia page I almost get its meaning.




The Hunger Games (Novel, 2008): I'm not saying this book doesn't have it's flaws, but I'll be damned if I couldn't put the friggin' thing down....in fact I think I'm going to start on the second book right now!

7 comments:

  1. I'll just pretend those crickets I hear means "everybody does!"

    I was cricketing...

    The best X-Men movie thus far

    I still think I'd put X2 ahead of it, but I can't begrudge your placement.

    It was entertaining (and I, of course, love Coach) but, sadly, the alien was the least interesting thing about this movie.

    Until I watch FNL "Coach" will always be the coach from Coach to me.

    And yeah, everything I enjoyed about the movie had little to do with the alien.

    they really botched the season finale and how to handle this show's seasons as a whole.

    I could angry up our blood by bringing up a certain other show that had similar problems, but, well, our blood is probably angried up enough already.

    Now that I've read the book and its Wikipedia page I almost get its meaning.

    Seriously, how the hell did I get through college without Wikipedia?

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  2. How often did Coach even coach in Coach? (And why does the spelling of coach suddenly look odd to me?)

    Oh, and that other show really only had problems with its series finale...sorta.

    "Seriously, how the hell did I get through college without Wikipedia?"

    CliffsNotes?

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  3. How often did Coach even coach in Coach? (And why does the spelling of coach suddenly look odd to me?)

    Not often, but he's still Coach to me (and, oddly enough, the word started to look odd to me too when I wrote that comment. Coach coach coach. Weird).

    CliffsNotes?

    Nah, CliffNotes seemed too much like cheating (plus, you had to actually go find them). If I wasn't going to read a book, I just didn't read the book and faked my way through the discussion.

    Wikipedia would have been nice for the stuff I did actually read, to make sure that what I understood to have happened in a book is what actually happened in the book.

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  4. Well, click on the Super 8 picture and you'll get to see how the real Coach coaches.

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  5. ooh Hunger Games. I hear you there. I actually like the second book best out of the trilogy so have fun there

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  6. baroness van bitzenhoferJune 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Haha, love the link for The Killing.

    I definitely agree about Super 8 and went in knowing that I would probably feel that way. I think it was still a great movie, though.

    I hope everyone enjoys the Blair Underwood montage as much as I did, despite the fact that he's had way too many roles requiring him to sport facial hair.

    P.S. Thanks for getting me addicted to fake trailers for The Hunger Games. I'm going to have to re-read them as soon as you're done now. :-P

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  7. @Sarah: "I actually like the second book best out of the trilogy so have fun there"

    I am enjoying the second book...although it is getting a little too girly in some parts for my taste.

    @Baron: What's wrong with some facial hair? In fact...I think I may have gotten inspired!

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