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Archive for June, 2012

Movie Review Classic: The Bucket List

Bucket List Review

“Will I add it to my DVD collection? Nope. But overall I accepted it for what it was and had a good time. If you like Freeman and/or Nicholson, and you love to have the soft spot in your heart manipulated, then you’ll have a good time. It’s a movie; not a mantra or a life mission. As such, it knows its crowd and plays to it.”

I’m currently working on my reviews of Men in Black 3 and Snow White and the Huntsman, but since I’m going to refer to a “bucket list” in my lesson on Sunday, I figured I’d post my review of The Bucket List.  So please, read the review and answer this question in the comments section – what’s on your bucket list?

When Life Becomes an Adam Sandler Movie

happy gilmore“You’re in my world now, Grandma.”

Another Movie Mark classic.  This incident happened 8 years ago, but it still baffles me to this day.  Check out this little tale of cops laying a beatdown on an old blind lady.

When Life Becomes an Adam Sandler Movie

Exclusive Preview: The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spiderman

“Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.”

With the exception of the miscasting of Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane and her lack of any semblance of chemistry with Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker, I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Spider-Man movies – particularly the second.  The third was little more than an exercise in cashing in on box office clout, and Tobey Maguire’s dancing around like a citified jack-a-dandy ranks in the top worst scenes I’ve seen in a comic book movie.  The bad taste that it left dancing around in the palate of Middle America helped open the door to the upcoming reboot – The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

Initially, this produced within me about the same excitement as the thought of listening to Channing Tatum give a speech.  In other words, a negligible amount.  However, I must admit that the movie is starting to look pretty entertaining, albeit nowhere near the reboot stratosphere in which Christopher Nolan’s Batman series resides.

Still, my expectations are tempered.

Check out this exclusive four minute super preview and see what you think.  The Amazing Spider-Man opens on July 3rd, 2012.

“You found my weakness… it’s small knives.”

FREE SCREENING: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Attention all my moochin’, free-loadin’ fans!  That’s right; all seven of you.  I know that y’all come to my site looking and hoping for free stuff, so today I’ve decided to give it to you.  Who’s up for a free movie?  Well, today is your blessed day.

The Movie Mark and Focus Features has teamed up to offer you a chance to see the new romantic dramedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.  For free!  All you have to do is head over to the sign up page for more details and to register for a pass.  Please tell friends and family.  First 100 people to sign up get a pass.

“How exactly do I get to the sign up page?”

By clicking on “sign up page.”

“Oh, OK.  That makes sense.  Thanks!”

You’re welcome.  Making people happy; it’s what I do.

Family Movie Recommendation: Secretariat

Secretariat review

“Based on the true story of the horse by the same name, Secretariat is a rare breath of fresh air in a Hollywood atmosphere that is often polluted with blasphemy and lust.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of sports or horses; the film is uplifting and inspirational for the entire family.”

I know that finding wholesome movie entertainment that’s fun for the parents AND the kids is about as easy as keeping a straight face whenever Cameron Diaz starts talking politics, but never fear – I’m here to give you a family recommendation that is sure to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart.  Figuratively speaking, that is.

Read my full review of Secretariat to see why I think it’s good for the whole family.

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