What I’ve Been Up to

So I haven’t really been posting much on here lately. I’ve been pretty busy, I haven’t given up on my blog or anything like that. A chunk of my time has been taken up by an online class I’m taking about being a veterinary assistant, there’s only a couple of weeks left of it. This week I’m on vacation from work so I’ll have some time to catch up on posts. Also, both yesterday and today, I’ve been at a local comic convention! I don’t really get the chance to go to the bigger cons, so I’m really glad that there’s one I can go to. This year’s celebrity guests are Lloyd Kaufman from Troma Entertainment, Verne Troyer, David Yost and Walter E. Jones (original Power Rangers OMG!). So it’s been a pretty exciting weekend (not so much for my wallet though)! I got pictures with both of the Power Rangers and Verne Troyer (posted on my Twitter). The panel with David Yost and Walter Jones was really fun, they had some cool stories. I bought a lot of cool prints that I got signed by the artists (so much art, so little wall space). I also got the movie Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and had it signed by Lloyd Kaufman (such a cool guy).Read More »

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I’ve Been Watching A Lot of Netflix Lately

This is just another quick post about what I’ve been watching lately. I’ve been trucking right through a bunch of stuff on Netflix. I caught up on two series and started some others. So here’s a quick list up my recent Netflix history:

Daredevil

I finally finished the last few episodes I had of Netflix’s Daredevil series. I absolutely loved this version of Daredevil (much better than the early 2000s Ben Affleck movie). It was very brutal, which is quite different from the more lighthearted MCU films. There were so many cringe worthy and uncomfortable moments of violence. I think the most intense was a scene where a guy gets his head bashed in by a car door, I think I yelled ‘oh shit’ a few times during it while freaking out (this coming from a horror fan, go figure). I would very much recommend this series and I’m really excited for season 2. Read More »

My Thoughts on Ex Machina (with minimal spoilers)

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I’ve split my review of Ex Machina into two posts. This post is basically just my recommendation and some general thoughts on the movie. There may be a few minimal spoilers, but I won’t get into any major details or plot points. The second post will be a more in-depth look at the movie that will contain spoilers. The movie cover says it’s “a mesmerizing spellbinder” and “you’ve never seen anything like it.” Do I think that’s accurate? Absolutely. Read More »

The Top 10 Movies From My Childhood

First of all, props to Let’s Go To The Movies for hosting this blogathon. If you like movies then I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy on her blog, so go check it out!

I got into this blogathon a bit late, so unfortunately I just didn’t have time to watch all of the movies on my list again. Fortunately, I watched many of these so many times as a kid (some I still watch quite a bit) that I remember them pretty damn well. I had some difficulty narrowing down my list, so instead of writing a top 5, I decided I would make it a top 10. There isn’t one thing that ties all of my picks together (other than liking them as a child), I chose each them for various reasons. So let’s get to it, in no particular order, here are the top 10 movies from my childhood:Read More »

So I Watched a Movie Called Parallels on Netflix Last Night….

I don’t even know where to begin. I was browsing recommendations on Netflix last night and found a movie called Parallels. It sounded pretty interesting and since my cable was out due to a storm, I figured I’d watch it. Parallels is about two siblings, Ronan and Beatrix, who each receive a message from their father, Alex, to return home. They discover that he’s not there and find a bag with a weird device and some odd newspaper clippings. Joined by their friend Harry, they go to the address that was in the message and find an abandoned building. Turns out the building is a machine that can transport them to different versions of Earth, all co-existing simultaneously. Using the building they must find their father and figure out what’s going on. Sounds pretty interesting right? I thought so, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I would recommend giving this movie a watch if you haven’t already. There will be minor spoilers ahead but I’ll try not to give anything major away. Read More »

The Terminator Is Still An Awesome Movie

Ah the ’80s! A time when one man could purchase an armory of weapons with no questions asked and your hair was a suitable replacement for a motorcycle helmet. I’m so happy that I found The Terminator on Netflix. I’ve seen the movie plenty of times before on TV, but this was the first time I’ve sat through it beginning to end uncut. Watching this again made me realize that I remember Terminator 2: Judgement Day much better than the original, so there was a decent bit of it that I didn’t recall too well (it’s also been quite a while). My memories of the Terminator movies aside, I guess the real question is: Does it still hold up? I say, hell yea it does!Read More »

I Decided to Make a Twitter….’Cuz Why Not

I’m not that experienced with Twitter, until now I’ve mainly used it as a chaotic and confusing news feed for a bunch of things. But I figured I’d make one to go with this blog for the hell of it. There have been a couple of times I’ve thought of something to put on here but wasn’t at home and trying to write a post on my phone sucked. So this way I can share random bits of movie news and other stupid thoughts I have wherever I am! So if you feel so inclined, you can follow me ! That’s all for now but I should have a post tomorrow with my thoughts on a classic movie that I happened to discover is on Netflix.

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Hmm I wonder what movie that could be….

Movies I’ll Hopefully Get to See Soon

Since I didn’t really have anything planned to post this week I figured I’d just talk about some movies I’m looking forward to. I’ve been really wanting to see Inside Out but at the same time I don’t feel it’s a movie I need to see at the big theater (not to mention for Regal’s prices), even though I’ve been hearing great things about it. I’m hoping our small, local movie theater gets it soon. I also hope I can get someone to see it with me because I don’t like being that guy that goes to a movie by himself lol. While I was looking up what movies are currently playing there, I actually stumbled upon something awesome.Read More »

Nightcrawler Was Just……Wow

So I recently watched Nightcrawler on Netflix. I’ve been wanting to see this movie since it came out last year so I was happy to see it added to Netflix this month. Now that I’ve seen it, I don’t even know where to begin in talking about it. I guess I’ll start off by saying whether I liked it or not since there will be spoilers later on. I did enjoy the movie, and I would recommend it. It was well acted, with an especially great performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. It was a great thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. If you have any interest in watching this movie, you should stop reading here and go watch it first. I can’t say much more without getting into spoilers.

–Spoilers Inbound–

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