Locker Room, Movies

So, this B#!%$...watched some movies.

7/29/13 in Locker Room   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

I've been patiently waiting for a movie review for about 6 months. Bump it, I'll do my own. Things to note: I don't read reviews, I don't agree with most people on most things, I'll watch any movie because I love them but I do not like every movie, my judging system for anything in life is based on random things that probably should not factor, like how well he wears a 7/11 t-shirt or the way she eats that apple, and most importantly, I am correct and don't care how you feel about that. Don't judge me is all I'm saying. I am usually all over the place so read on at your own risk. 

These are all of the movies I've watched start to finish in July. The last three are re-watches. 
Pitch Perfect, starring some cute little girl and a boy whose cheeks I wanna pinch. - This is a musical. Mama doesn't love musicals unless they are of the Disney variety, but this was quite fun...Sister Act 2ish. Sister Act 2 is the best! Young Lauryn Hill. What? Anyway, Adam from Workaholics adds to my instant like of it. It was super cheesy in some spots, some jokes didn't land like they should have, the stress barfing bugged me a little but wasn't a deal breaker. Mindy's brother, Rishi, added to the instant-like scale, as well. Loved the song choices, and the not super sappy way of telling the "love story" part. All in all, I laughed throughout most of it and I could watch it a few more times...but I'm in no rush. Solid B-.52
Super 8, starring the goonies. - It's ET meets The Goonies meets Stand By Me. What's not to love? I'm pretty much a child, so that factors. That dude from Friday Night Lights was in it, I've never seen that though and I don't love his face so they lost a point on the instant-like scale. Plus, his character was on my nerves for the majority of the movie. But, the story was good, not fantastic, but pretty good and the child acting was pretty exceptional. I could watch that again right now, though it felt a little long for no reason in some spots. Solid B++
Epic, starring cartoon characters and the lovely voice of Colin Farrell. Oh, and I think I heard Aziz. We saw this in 3D. I usually hate 3D but I didn't this time. It starts all sappy, I'm going to visit my dad who I don't really know-like, then #^% gets good. Like, for realz. The action was popcorn flick appropriate and the animated cinematography was fantastic. It was quite beautiful. The kid enjoyed it tremendously, no surprise. The 3 teenagers and myself were quite surprised at how much we liked it. It sucked us right in. Needs an Oscar or Hoodie Award. Something. I'll be watching that one again. Solid A-.6
The Conjuring, starring Patrick Wilson and some screaming kids. As a horror nerd who doesn't scare easy, I had low expectations of this movie but it looked decent enough to see. It didn't disappoint. I laugh a lot when I shouldn't, so I don't want to say that it wasn't scary, there was lots of jumping and yelling around me, but I wasn't so much afraid as I was intrigued and entertained. It was like watching id channel at 3am. Well written and well executed. Based on true anything gets an instant like from me, so that factors. Worth the price of admission, which was $7 for 2 movies. I'll be seeing that again. B-
Pacific Rim, starring Luther, Jax Teller, Clay Morrow, and Charlie Day!! So umm, yeah... this movie was Fangirltastic. I was not expecting Charlie Day so instant-like scale went way up! But, I'm not going to pretend that I wasn't drunk about halfway through this one. I hadn't slept in days, had eaten one sandwich for the entire day after I had been drinking for a while, and I was drink.ing., so I don't know if the movie was really good or if I was just content to see Jax on the big screen. I don't really remember what it was about. I do remember around the time I started to realize that I may be less than sober that this was like watching Transformers and that movie with Wolverine as a robot. The action scenes were exciting, and visually appealing. The plot was pretty good with a few sad moments but enough laughter to not get you down. I'll definitely be owning this one and watching again because I really do wanna know if it was good. My co-movie watchers said it was very good. Solid A- cause, hell, I don't know... Wellll... weebly wobbly A- anyway.
Premium Rush, starring Joseph Levitt Jordan Levitt. It's a movie about a bicycle courier. That's important. I hate the enemy's face, minus 1 on the instant-like scale. Love JGL, plus 3 on that same scale. The movie was watchable, JGL is good, and nothing else is really worth mentioning. I could probably watch it again, but odds are that I will not do that for years. Solid C+-1

The Avengers, starring e'erbody! It's amazing every single time. I never know whether I'm the 12 yr old boy or the old ass fangirl when I'm watching. It gets me on all levels. What's better than an A? They get that. 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, starring Shia! and that hawt Victoria's Secret model. I'm easy when it comes to Transformers and Shia, so everyone should see it. Lots of action and the story made sense, unlike the second one. Solid B-.89
Slither, starring Merle and that chick you know but never remember. And Castle. Still drunktastic! It's gross, and funny, and stupid, and gross, and chock full of one-liners. So ridiculous. B movie goodness. Ya gotta love it. Super Solid C- movie on the normal person scale. Solid B on the B movie one. Solid A- from me. Watch with others for max enjoyment.

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8/1/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I just watched Brave. OMG, what she did to her mom caused quite the giggle fit...though I may just be silly today. Adorable movie. Solid A.

LOVE that movie

8/1/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

I just watched Brave. OMG, what she did to her mom caused quite the giggle fit...though I may just be silly today. Adorable movie. Solid A.

7/31/13   |   JenX63   |   32630 respect

Jess wrote:
I never ever ever listen to the critics. They don't know me!! They don't know my life! They don't know what I've been through! 
(Edited by JenX63)

It's like 4 peeps going to the same movie and everyone gets something different from it.
not mentioning any names but i think someone is otr due to having nothing to do for a few days and needing to be told GO DO SOMETHING!

(edited to add that last part) :)

7/31/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Well I'm rather embarassed because I thought you two were talkiing about one of the Jonas brothers and I couldn't remember seeing them in any of the movies mentioned...so I googled and it isn't even a Jonas brother rather a dude resembling  Shia Le Bouf (sp?) I refuse to use the embarassed smiley we have here on the Q, because quite frankly it looks like the head of a blow up doll. Back to the movies: I'm hooked on Pitch Perfect, watch it all the time. Haven't seen Super 8, Epic or The Conjuring. Pacific Rim is on tap for the weekend. Slither was  what it was, I have watched just one time.I liked Savages, just the right amount of blood and gratuitous sex with an ok plot line.I am a Clint Eastwood fan but not a baseball fan. I enjoyed the movie, but honestly and it hurts to say this..Clint needs to ride off into the sunset. I go to movies because I want to be entertained, sometimes it works out sometimes it doesn't. The "critics", and or the "movie snobs" that go, watch, and crtique, I've never listened to. In my opinion, they have no clue, it is just their personal opinion and they are mostly wrong in my book.

I never ever ever listen to the critics. They don't know me!! They don't know my life! They don't know what I've been through! 

7/31/13   |   JenX63   |   32630 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

Well I'm rather embarassed because I thought you two were talkiing about one of the Jonas brothers and I couldn't remember seeing them in any of the movies mentioned...so I googled and it isn't even a Jonas brother rather a dude resembling  Shia Le Bouf (sp?) I refuse to use the embarassed smiley we have here on the Q, because quite frankly it looks like the head of a blow up doll. Back to the movies: I'm hooked on Pitch Perfect, watch it all the time. Haven't seen Super 8, Epic or The Conjuring. Pacific Rim is on tap for the weekend. Slither was  what it was, I have watched just one time.I liked Savages, just the right amount of blood and gratuitous sex with an ok plot line.I am a Clint Eastwood fan but not a baseball fan. I enjoyed the movie, but honestly and it hurts to say this..Clint needs to ride off into the sunset. I go to movies because I want to be entertained, sometimes it works out sometimes it doesn't. The "critics", and or the "movie snobs" that go, watch, and crtique, I've never listened to. In my opinion, they have no clue, it is just their personal opinion and they are mostly wrong in my book.

7/31/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Jess wrote:
I liked him in 21 Jump Street. I think he was either still fat Jonah Hill or he was wearing a fat suit in Moneyball because it came out after he lost a lot of weight but he sure didn't look like it (unless I'm wrong) in that movie.

HMMMM

7/31/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I liked the dude with the accent. You don't like skinny Jonah Hill. I don't believe this. In what? That baseball movie? Are we coming full circle?

I liked him in 21 Jump Street. I think he was either still fat Jonah Hill or he was wearing a fat suit in Moneyball because it came out after he lost a lot of weight but he sure didn't look like it (unless I'm wrong) in that movie.

7/31/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Jess wrote:
I didn't know what to think about that one. (I personally like skinny Jonah Hill) I love Vince Vaughn, and I was mildly amused, but it did feel like they tried too hard and I too was surprised by the sci-fi aspect of it. I was expecting it to be something different, I guess. There were a couple of parts that made me chuckle but I wouldn't watch it again on purpose.

I liked the dude with the accent. You don't like skinny Jonah Hill. I don't believe this. In what? That baseball movie? Are we coming full circle?

7/31/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I watched "The Watch" last night, even though someone told me not as soon as I told them I was about to watch it. I do what I want (uh huh). It was worse than I imagined. Dreadful. First of all, who the hell likes skinny Jonah Hill besides skinny Jonah Hill? No one, that's who. Second(ly), I like Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller well enough and I understand their humor and slothful approach to acting but this was their worst. Ugh. And, about halfway through, I yell "This is a sci-fi movie?!?!" :| Just..no. The writers tried much too hard for laughs...esp with the gratuitous sex scenes and middle school frat boy language. Fail all around, I say.

I didn't know what to think about that one. (I personally like skinny Jonah Hill) I love Vince Vaughn, and I was mildly amused, but it did feel like they tried too hard and I too was surprised by the sci-fi aspect of it. I was expecting it to be something different, I guess. There were a couple of parts that made me chuckle but I wouldn't watch it again on purpose.

7/31/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

I watched "The Watch" last night, even though someone told me not as soon as I told them I was about to watch it. I do what I want (uh huh). It was worse than I imagined. Dreadful. First of all, who the hell likes skinny Jonah Hill besides skinny Jonah Hill? No one, that's who. Second(ly), I like Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller well enough and I understand their humor and slothful approach to acting but this was their worst. Ugh. And, about halfway through, I yell "This is a sci-fi movie?!?!" :| Just..no. The writers tried much too hard for laughs...esp with the gratuitous sex scenes and middle school frat boy language. Fail all around, I say.

7/30/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Everyone judges everyone else about everything. That's how humans are. What do you think "tend to not walk into every situation already hating it" was?

I didn't say anything about judging, in general. I said, you let "someone else judge for YOU?" What I said wasn't me judging you, it was basically fact from reading you and your incessant negativity. What was judgmental as hell though was "Sorry for having standards and not being able to shut my brain off", which implied that someone here doesn't have standards or use his/her brain. And while I'm here... letting someone decide whether or not you would enjoy something as simple as a movie sounds a lot like shutting your "brain off".

7/30/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
So, you are letting someone else judge for you? Proudly? lol... and don't say "sorry" condescendingly, it pisses me off.

Everyone judges everyone else about everything. That's how humans are. What do you think "tend to not walk into every situation already hating it" was?

7/30/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Baseball writers I respect saw the movie and that's what they reported about it. Thus, I'm not going to bother. Sorry for having standards and not being able to shut my brain off.

Welllll...
1 - I didn't ask you to bother. I know you don't view movies the same way I do, and that's why I didn't PM you or Skype you and tell you that you should see it. I just made a general statement that I watched it and enjoyed it. I'm not a baseball writer, so there's that.

2 - I never chastised you for "having standards" so you saying "sorry for having standards" kind of makes me feel like you're saying "don't judge me for having standards" while seemingly judging me (or anyone who likes a movie that's beneath you) for supposedly not having them. All I said was that you and I can't discuss movies. 

3 - I don't necessarily "shut my brain off" either, but I also don't over-analyze everything even if it's meant to be entertainment. Most times I see things for what they are - entertainment (although with some movies, they are in fact too ridiculous for me to enjoy...I do have standards as well.) There are a lot of movies about things *I* know more about than the masses, and I can sit and enjoy them for what they are - and I know that's just me.

Holy crap, I just enjoyed a movie that happened to involve baseball and enjoyed the baseball included in the story. I didn't expect it to be turned into a debate about the realism of the movie. It's a fictional story, so whatever.

7/30/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Baseball writers I respect saw the movie and that's what they reported about it. Thus, I'm not going to bother. Sorry for having standards and not being able to shut my brain off.

So, you are letting someone else judge for you? Proudly? lol... and don't say "sorry" condescendingly, it pisses me off.

7/30/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Baseball writers I respect saw the movie and that's what they reported about it. Thus, I'm not going to bother. Sorry for having standards and not being able to shut my brain off.

7/30/13   |   kteacher   |   34350 respect

Jess wrote:
Yea, pretty sure you would hate it. I loved the story though...and I personally thoroughly enjoyed the baseball parts, but I'm not as sophisticated a baseball fan as you are.

You know you and I can't discuss movies.
 

I liked the movie, AND happen to dig Clint Eastwood. (I miss Rogs)

7/30/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Everyone I know that has seen the movie has enjoyed it, baseball fan or not. Course, they tend to not walk into every situation already hating it. 

7/30/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Everything I heard about that movie was that the baseball scenes were terrible and made no sense, and the anti-stat sentiment was juvenile and ridiculous.

Also, *bleep* Clint Eastwood.
(Edited by Jess)

Yea, pretty sure you would hate it. I loved the story though...and I personally thoroughly enjoyed the baseball parts, but I'm not as sophisticated a baseball fan as you are.

You know you and I can't discuss movies.
 

7/30/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jess wrote:
Oh - and I watched Trouble With the Curve this weekend. I liked it...a lot. Clint Eastwood always sounds like Christian Bale talking in his Batman voice to me, so I clear my throat a lot when I first start watching anything he's in. He was his usual crotchety old man self. Amy Adams is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses - she always becomes her character, and I love that. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Justin Timberlake...and his character was too cute. I loved all of the baseball. Sometimes with movies like that, you don't actually get a whole lot of whatever sport they involve, so I wasn't expecting it. I also loved the story. I will be buying it.

Everything I heard about that movie was that the baseball scenes were terrible and made no sense, and the anti-stat sentiment was juvenile and ridiculous.

Also, *bleep* Clint Eastwood.

7/30/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Jess wrote:
I watched Here Comes the Boom last night and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I'm kinda over Kevin James - he plays the same dude in everything, and I don't find him all that funny. But, the story was cute and I like MMA, so there was that. I want Henry Winkler to be my pa-pa.

I like him so I'll probably get to it... lol Winkler.

Sista, I think you're thinking of China Beach.

7/30/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

I watched Here Comes the Boom last night and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I'm kinda over Kevin James - he plays the same dude in everything, and I don't find him all that funny. But, the story was cute and I like MMA, so there was that. I want Henry Winkler to be my pa-pa.

7/29/13   |   ms_hippie_queen   |   29961 respect

i have life of pi literally sitting in my living room

i have been looking forward to seeing it for so long that now that i have it to watch whenever i want, i am waiting for the perfect attitude and atmosphere and everything. it may never happen.

ofthe others, i'mfreaking out a little bi9t because i swear my folks loved a movie called pacific rim that we had a taped from tv copyof in the early90's. either that or i am getting it confused with the surf shop called pacific sun.

 

7/29/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

Oh - and I watched Trouble With the Curve this weekend. I liked it...a lot. Clint Eastwood always sounds like Christian Bale talking in his Batman voice to me, so I clear my throat a lot when I first start watching anything he's in. He was his usual crotchety old man self. Amy Adams is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses - she always becomes her character, and I love that. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Justin Timberlake...and his character was too cute. I loved all of the baseball. Sometimes with movies like that, you don't actually get a whole lot of whatever sport they involve, so I wasn't expecting it. I also loved the story. I will be buying it.

7/29/13   |   Jess   |   34625 respect

  • Love Pitch Perfect - I watch it often
  • Meh on Super 8...It was okay but I wouldn't buy it or stop the channel surfing for it. I think my expectations for it were too high.
  • Love The Avengers - I watch it often
  • Love Transformers: Dark of the Moon - actually it's my favorite Transformers movie. I liked the first one a lot, didn't care much for the second, but thoroughly enjoyed the third.
  • I think I've seen Slither but I don't remember
  • I haven't seen the rest

 

7/29/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Eric_ wrote:
So, no one has seen Turbo? *sigh*

Elysium looks like District Nine with actors people have heard of.

If it helps, they rang up Turbo for my movie which pissed me off but I was too lazy to go back once I realized it. jerks.

7/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

So, no one has seen Turbo? *sigh*

Elysium looks like District Nine with actors people have heard of.

7/29/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61530 respect

Ray Donovan is great! I'm glad you watch that.

Idk that I've heard about Way Way Back...hmm. I'll google. 

Elysium. Duh. Yes.

7/29/13   |   kteacher   |   34350 respect

I did a movie watch-a-rama/movie-la la poo-lu sa as well. 

In theaters:
The Conjuring---->1 1/2 thumbs because the third theater movie I saw this weekend topped it. I'm starting to enjoy Patrick Wilson more and more. (That episode of Girls may or may not have helped.)

The To Do List---->1  1/4 thumbs (sliver of thumbnail=1/4 thumb) I like inappropriateness. This flick served; however, I felt that it could have been better. I think they tried to make it a movie of one liners. I don't know. Props for being set in 1993 and I liked the crippled guy from Friday Night Lights abs though. BIG PLUS. 

The Way Way Back--->LOVED LOVED LOVED this MOVIE! If I had more than two thumbs ....this movie would get it. AWESOME cast and story. I heart Sam Rockwell. Sad that this movie isn't in the top ten, but really not surprising. For sure, this was my most favorite movie of the summer so far. 

Trailers:
Leonardo's new movie-----I will be seeing it. Not sure why, but I will be seeing it. 
Last Vegas----Ha! I love old people. Old people in Vegas, well this is a must see for me. 
JGL's movie with Scarlet Johanson (sp?)---I'm in!
Matt Damon's new one----SO SO IN!

Other movies:

Savages---Two pot growers sharing one chic. The chic gets kidnapped. Best part is that the actor for A Better Life and The Bridge series is in it. 

Series:
Caught up on Ray Donovan. I LOVE this series. Watch it.