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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Random Thoughts #27 - The Gunslinger

Now that's one Stephen King book I have to finish!  Anyway...

Well, I just got up, I'm hungry, I might play some Oblivion (which is awesome!!) for about an hour, and I need to make lunch/dinner. I think it’s time for some random thoughts. I really don’t have too many thoughts. Work’s fine and Fall’s here.  As for women, I have no comment for now. I will say that _______________ (Ha! Like I’ll tell you something like that!). Anyway, here are a couple of things:

Movies:
Since the movie season is pretty much over, I thought I might as well do a rundown on the movies I’ve seen this summer and for the fall. I’ll also include movies I’ve either rented or saw online:

  • Iron Man 3 – I think I said something about this before. It was alright. It wasn’t as great as the first one, but it was better than the second one. I also thought the plot twist with the Mandarin was okay.
  • The Great Gatsby – I rented it over the weekend. I thought it was okay. The performances were cool and the scenery had a dreamlike feel to it. I’m just wondering why someone thought it was a good idea to mix modern rap with the 1920’s. I liked the songs, but it felt a little off on the music aspect.
  • Oblivion (the movie, by the way) – This was another rental. I thought the movie was good. There were things l liked about it. The performances were good, the scenery was awesome, the music kicked butt (and reminded me of Tron and Deus Ex: Human Revolution), and the effects were good. I even liked the different plot twists in it. I did think the movie felt boring at times and that it was a little too long, but that’s it.
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness – I talked about it before. I liked it better than the first movie, but not by much.
  • Man of Steel – I’ve also talked about this one. While it has some issues, I thought it was a good movie. The fact that I saw the movie twice in theaters should say that I really like the movie.
  • Fast and Furious 6 – I really enjoyed this one and I haven’t seen any of the other F&F movies. It was action-packed and funny.
  • We’re the Millers – I saw this with a friend of mine. I’m not a big fan of raunchy comedies, but this one was okay. I laughed when I needed to. It was a little predictable in some places though.
  • The Hobbit – I think I saw this movie at the beginning of summer, I don’t remember. I thought it was okay. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the LOTR trilogy either. I’m still wondering why the book got made into three movies.
  • The Hunt for Red October – Yeah, I’m including older movies too. I really liked this. It was suspenseful and well-acted. I think it’s one of the only times where I’ve seen Tim Curry play it straight.
  • Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox – I saw this a couple of weeks ago. It has some issues, but I liked it as a whole since it revolved around the Flash. I’ll elaborate it later next month and speaking of transistions…
Justice League Month
That's right folks! The Batman can smile and not look creepy doing it!

Next month will be Justice League Month. They’re my favorite superhero team, so they get the slot for this November. I’m going to look at five JL stories from each decade. I’ll also look at the direct-to-DVD movies and Justice League/JLU. I might also take a look at the atrocity known as the Justice League pilot that debuted in the 90’s. Yes, there was an attempt at a TV show and it’s not good. It may be worse than Galactica 1980 and that was already bad. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

Well, I’m out. Peace, God Bless, and I guess it’s time to finally read this book called The Hunger Games... Oh yes, that book.


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