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October 3rd, 2012
10:58 pm

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Underworld Awakening
I felt obliged to watch it, but it wasn't better than okay. Watched it in my room on the computer. It was very short so you don't have to invest a lot of time in it. No better than 5.

Underworld: Awakening

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October 2nd, 2012
10:06 pm

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Looper
I went and saw Looper, Or maybe I had already seen Looper and had just come around again. Time travel messes with your head. But it is one of the best movies I've seen this year. And certainly the one that takes the most thought. Echo and I saw it at Sehome. Which BTW is for sale if you are looking for a large building that you can't use for a movie theater. Call it a 9.

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August 10th, 2012
10:01 pm

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Time flies.
The Bourne Legacy That was the fastest two plus hours I've spent in the theater in a long time. The first hour is a little slow but then it starts to move and I was surprised when the Moby "Extreme Ways" closing credit music started. Even people who don't like car chases will probably enjoy the motorcycle chase through the streets of Manila. I particularly liked Jeremy Renner's performance. Edward Norton was also good. I gave it a Nine. Echo and I saw it at Sehome.

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August 3rd, 2012
10:19 pm

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Total Recall
If you are willing to overlook the fact that it doesn't make much sense (and it's not like the Arnold version made all that much sense) it was reasonably enjoyable. The actors are all easy on the eyes, the action was exciting and it was pretty to look at. Also the sound mixing was done in a way that I could understand all of the dialog. Thumbs up for that. Echo, Jessica and Chris saw this with me at Sunset Square. (I'm looking forward to that theater being closed after the new one in Barkley opens up.)

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April 29th, 2012
11:48 pm

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Killer Elite (2011)
Killer Elite The first thing I have to mention is that I was mistaken, and this is in no way a remake of "The Killer Elite" (1975). I just assumed, based on similar titles and both movies being about contract killers that this was a remake of the Sam Peckinpah movie.

Anyway, I like that this is set in the early 80's, and the plot was set in motion by the British SAS involvement in the Dhofar Rebellion in Oman in the early 70's. Not a period of history that most people in the US know or care about. (I don't care that much, and I'm a war nerd). Good action, decent cast, (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has a large supporting role), Multiple glaring anachronism with the firearms. It's like they weren't even trying. I gave it a 7.

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April 23rd, 2012
11:35 pm

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The Cabin in the woods
I saw it, and enjoyed it. The only other thing I will say about it, is that Tom Lenk (andrew) is in the movie.

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March 24th, 2012
11:09 pm

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Green Lantern
When I was reading superhero comics I was always a Marvel fan. I never could get interested in any of the DC heroes (with the exception of the Frank Miller Batman, but that was because I was following Frank Miller) (Also Alan Moore's 'Killing Joke' was good). 

Based on the Wikipedia article, Green Lantern has a very rich and long mythology. Which I still couldn't work up the interest to read. 

Echo's opinion was that it was almost as bad as Spawn. I don't think that it was quite that bad, but Green Lantern wasn't very good. I watched it in the basement.

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March 18th, 2012
05:25 pm

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Princess of Mars
John Carter I enjoyed it. Most of the teasers and TV commercials must have been using early effects, because it looks a lot better on the big screen. The performances weren't embarrassing, which is pretty much what you can hope for in a big budget SF movie. Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins were fine really. If it seems like something you've seen before, you have to blame the 79 years of being in development. Much of it has been copied by other people over the years. If somebody had asked me in advance, I'd have said that there was no way you could make money on a 250 million dollar budget. There just wouldn't have been enough of a built in audience. Still, you can see where all of the money went. It was all spent on the screen. 

I wonder how long ago it was that SF fans quit reading Burroughs Mars books. For the longest time, if you were a guy and a fan of science fiction, you had read "Princess of Mars". I don't think that's true any more. 

I watched it by myself at Sehome (in 2D)

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March 10th, 2012
11:06 pm

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Young Adult
Charlize Theron gives one of the most uncomfortable performances I have seen in a long time. This was a painful movie to watch. You should watch it. Despite everything I enjoyed it and it was good. From the writer/director team that gave us "Juno" More people should be aging whiskey in their garage. 

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February 26th, 2012
03:54 pm

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Oscar predictions.
He will bark when you come in the house but within 1/2 an hour he will curl up on your lap.

I didn't see enough of the nominated movies to have an informed opinion. And when the nominations were announced none of them were inspiring enough to make me want to correct that lack. Here are the Box Office Prophets predictions. They're usually pretty accurate.

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