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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One Sentence Reviews

Well, when you have writer's block why not write some one sentence reviews?

 World War Z (Movie, 2013) - Not only was it not as good as the book (or anything like it) it just wasn't good period.

White House Down (Movie, 2013) - Not necessarily great but it's tough to get too down on this movie because it was exactly what I had expected.

This Is The End (Movie, 2013) - The hilarious parts far outweighed the slow parts.

Star Trek Into Darkness (Movie, 2013) - It's certainly fun but it's basically a smart action movie which isn't bad but isn't Star Trek.

Salem's Lot (Book, 2012, Stephen King) - Aside from some dated references it is a very good novel and it's fun to read a classic take on vampires.

Person Of Interest (TV, 2012-2013: Season 2) - I think I've said before that half the time I just pretend John Reese (Jim Caviezel) is Batman however the second season really kicked this show up a notch and I'm officially addicted.

Oblivion (Movie, 2013) - It's a decent flick but I probably like it more than I should simply because it's a movie plot that cloaks itself in mystery but actually answers all its questions.

Man of Steel (Movie, 2013) - It was OK if not over the top but it felt as if it was missing a second act.
Iron Man 3 (Movie, 2013) - Like most of the franchise this installment succeeds on Robert Downey Jr.'s charisma.
Marvel's Avengers Assemble (TV Show, 2013) - It has big shoes to fill and so far it's not filling them.
Mad Men (TV Show, 2007) - Yeah, I decided to jump on the band wagon and start watching this show and I love it but I have zero clue what about this show keeps me coming back for more.

4 comments:

  1. Remember how World War Z put the best part (the world war) into a voiceover coda? That was awesome...

    I really need to read Salem's Lot sometime. My early vintage King reading is seriously lacking, and I too enjoy a good classic vampire story.

    I'm eager to get caught up on Person of Interest.

    I liked Oblivion as well, though I'll freely admit a lot of that comes from it simply being a sci fi flick that wasn't already part of an existing franchise (not that there is necessarily anything wrong with those, it's just nice to occasional see a standalone sci-fi flick). And like you said, I appreciated how it wrapped everything up by the end.

    It has big shoes to fill and so far it's not filling them.

    Ha! But now we've got Hulk: Agents of SMASH too! I bet you can't wait!



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  2. Didn't get a chance to see WWZ. I really wished they could have made it like the book, like a fake documentary. That would have been awesome.

    Star Trek - i loved it hard. But, i probably loved it more than i should have just because it pressed a lot of my "easy things that make me happy" buttons

    Person of Interest - Yesssss. I love when people hit the part of this show where it really starts to pick up. Love this show. Get on this, Teebore!!

    Oblivion - Good. Not great

    Man of Steel - ugh. The more i thought about it, the more i didn't like it. And i had such high hopes for it, too

    Iron Man 3 - frickin loved it so hard. But yeah, your review is spot on. It wouldn't have stood at all without RDJ

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  3. @Teebore - Apparently Hulk: Agents of Smash already started. So you better get recording!

    @Sarah - If the WWZ movie was what it should be it could've been something transcendent for the zombie-poc genre.

    The first season of Person of Interest was good but really didn't captivate me. But about one third into the second season I realized that I was getting really excited to see the next episode and see what happened next.

    So, what pushes your happy buttons? Wait...that sounded dirty...

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  4. Spot on with Into Darkness. I do like the reboot a lot, but it is Star Trek In Name Only...

    And I'm not saying Trek could've continued as it once was...it needed the reboot.

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