Terminator: Genisys just might make me a believer or at least get me to a theater

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I have not always been a fan of the Terminator genre, I think it goes back to how I view the zombie apocalypse as being a catalyst for my own demise. Just the same, I have given it the old college try and can say that I truly enjoyed Terminator 2: Judgment Day, starring Edward Furlong, he had the kind of angst that appealed to a kid like me. By contrast that was the only one that received a rewind rating from me. Just the same, I have a good feeling in my gut about this one. The concept for the movie alone is solid and has good structure, plus it will likely confuse a few people which I find fascinating for a good long chuckle. I am intrigued by the actor line up, they are giving us Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger (Expendables). So like I said, I have a really good feeling about this cast, the best part is they are just this side of Hollywood so they will keep the movie going without diverting attention in a different direction from where the viewers need to be watching. As an avid movie/entertainment viewer, nothing takes away from a solid movie than the actors just not being the right fit for the movie. Think about it, there are tons of movies out there that just didn’t click the way it would have if they went in another direction for the casting or even for the movie itself, please reference Topher Grace as Venom, Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, Keanu Reeves in Dracula, even Denise Richards starring as a physicist in a Bond film. Think on those painful moments for a second. Now think of the possibilities, John Connor sending his soldier Kyle back, only for Kyle to learn that everything has changed due to everything else they have done previously. Its a very smart approach from a writers standpoint, so yes people I am declaring it now, I am heading to the theater to check this one out so you should too. My gut is usually always right, especially when it comes to a good action flick. Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think, are you going to take a chance on this one? Happy Movie Watching…..

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New Jurassic World Trailer ….hmmm

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Now, I fully appreciate and enjoyed most of the previous Jurassic Park movies. I loved the blend they gave to science and entertainment. My concern was always this lingering fear that some highly evolved scientist was sitting around somewhere watching movie re-runs and cooking up the real thing and bringing it to life, I am not athletic enough to survive, which makes that a problem for me. This is also the reason why I have decided to opt out of the zombie apocalypse. The long and the short is that this one hits too close to home for me and so I get pansie-fied and run for the hills. So when I take a look at this trailer and see most of my ‘fears’ are getting a chance to play out in real life, I am not feeling that warm fuzzy to hit the theaters for this one. However, it does seem to have an edge to it, that one might not be able to keep themselves away from if they enjoy chasing rabbit holes. This installment stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, and Judy Greer. The primary focus is genetically modified hybrids based on dinosaur DNA. Which in and of itself is about as sick as the deep hole you go into when you start entertaining dark matter. The clear fear on these kids faces are priceless and do call to a more baser instinct within myself to take a look at what could be after them. But….if you take a look at the scene placement for the trailer, it feels off somehow. So in a sense you aren’t as enticed as you would have been if they showed a little bit more of what was under the hood. Have you seen the trailer? Are you going to hit the theater? Eh, you might look over and see me there too. Happy Movie Watching!!!!

Vault Picks: The Big Hit (1998)

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I saw this movie years ago, and while I paid absolutely no attention to it while it was in theaters a slow stroll through the aisles at Blockbuster found me enlightened. I cannot tell you why this one is funny, per say, its not the characters or the dialogue alone. Let’s just say that this one has that subtle humor that most people tend to gloss over and not even totally get until a second or third viewing. This is one of those movies. For instance, throughout the movie you have to appreciate that Mark Wahlberg’s character lives on Mylanta. Then there is the movie rental that is never returned. There is the one and I do mean one friend that has a serious aversion to hand lotion and “straight jackin'”. I rather not give too much away, but just know that the humor is there. Its there in the way the plot lines fuse into each other for the big finale or in the way that there are so many ways you can take the phone buster jokes. Its also filled with some really cool actors that you will appreciate once you’ve given it the chance that you didn’t when Blockbuster video was still around. So take an hour out of your busy life and get a real laugh from this one. It is not on the approved viewing list of most. Please let me know what you think, I need the validation… Happy Movie watching.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Ok clearly as with food, I have a type. I am actually really looking forward to this one. I know, I wasn’t terribly excited by the end of the first trilogy by Peter Jackson. I felt that last “Return of the King” was just longer than it needed to be, so we had a slight falling out of sorts. Just the same he ended up redeeming himself in my eyes as I got a look at the last two Hobbit movies and I honestly liked the way it played out complete with visual effects. So I am recommending this one to all of your movie viewers out there looking to find a decent movie to munch on. This one in my opinion will lay it out nicely and make a nice imprint on our brains for our enjoyment. Who’s with me? Happy Movie watching…

Fifty Shades of Grey…

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I can pretty much assure you that I am going to pass on this one given that I have read the entire trilogy. In this case I preferred the words to the screen adaptation and trust this is not a dig at anyone more of one of those things where once you have formed a picture in your mind, the actual real life versions tend to be incapable of comparison. I might be prompted to see it just to see what their take on the red room of pain was, nah…I’ll pass. How many of you out there are planning on checking this one out? Just a show of hands will do…. Happy movie watching. Oh and while I am at it no I am not sure that I care for the revised version of crazy in love by Beyonce, again nothing against her but it just isn’t the soundtrack I had in mind while reading it.

The Gambler

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I can be very dense at times, I feel like this might be one of them. I genuinely like Mark Wahlberg, I just can’t see hitting a movie theater to see this one. Not that I wouldn’t enjoy the experience, more like that I would find the whole process annoying somehow. This is very similar to the issues I have about picking up certain books. I honestly have to be in the right head space to enjoy it or otherwise I start to get a bit wonky about it. This one time I had read the book Kiss the Girls by James Patterson. I found the book mesmerizing, I was even having a hard time walking down dark streets at night it was so good. When the movie came out I was beyond happy to see it. Then I got there and I couldn’t throw enough popcorn at the screen. In the end, I learned that for me, I just can’t read the book and watch the movie. It taints the process for me somehow to the point where I am always disappointed, and trust me I threw a soda at the screen when I saw the first Twilight movie. Take a look and tell me what you think?

Focus (Will Smith)…Very Intriguing

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In the 4 years that I have been doing this, I have certain people who I shy away from bashing in any way because I love them. In the case of Will Smith, he has had a couple of movies where I literally just threw in the towel and opted for a cone of silence. Thankfully, this is NOT one of those times. The name of the movie is Focus, and if you could be sure to respect Mrs. Smith and not stare at his chest too long, take a moment and look at this one. At the very least the concept is one that I have always found interesting. Clearly, I would never make it living on the grift, my face is way too expressive for that, but I still find the idea of the con fascinating when considered in comparison to how many there are out there. Let me know are you interested in seeing this? Or will you be opting for your own cone of silence? Happy Movie watching!