I Completely Forgot About My Loot Crate!

I guess I have something cool to talk about today after all. I forgot that I got the time themed Loot Crate for this month and it has some awesome Back to the Future collectibles in it! I’ve only gotten four crates I think, but this is easily my favorite one that I’ve received. I woke up to a delivery conformation on my phone and immediately headed outside to claim my loot. So let’s dive into this month’s box and see what we’ve got!

First up is this month’s shirt. This is the Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure item and it has the great message of Be Excellent to Each Other.

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Sadly I’m Not Receiving My Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Set Today

So thanks to Amazon saying my card was declined (because they used old info instead of the new card info I updated the order with *angrily shakes fist*), I won’t be receiving my order until Thursday. I was hoping to post a review of the set today but here I am venting about Amazon screwing up my order instead *sigh*. I updated the payment on the order like a month ago and deleted the old card but they used it anyway! Whatever, at least I’m still getting it and it wasn’t just outright cancelled. So I’ll be posting about that later in the week. In other news, I will be seeing the re-release of the BTTF trilogy on Wednesday which is going to be amazing. A post about my experience may not be up until the weekend because I have to work on Thursday and I’ll probably be too tired to write anything up Wednesday night. That’s all I’ve got for this week. Next week, I’ll be posting some fun stuff for Halloween. I wanted to have something up each week this month but time just didn’t allow for it so I’ll cram a few fun things in next week (at least one Top X list and one or two horror reviews). I think that’s all for now, so see ya next time!

Great Scott! I’m Back and It’s October!

Well hello there! I have been away for some time, but rest assured I am back. There really isn’t some great excuse as to why I haven’t been posting on here. I just got overwhelmed by laziness (that and I’ve been hardcore playing MGSV: The Phantom Pain). So it’s October and since I’m a big horror fan I guess that means I should talk about horror movies, what with Halloween and all. But that’s not all! I will also be writing about Back to the Future! I have the super amazing 30th anniversary Blu-ray set pre-ordered and I decided to jump back into LootCrate for a month because the theme is time and it will include something related to BTTF. I’m also planning to see the re-release in theaters on October 21 (hopefully Regal’s site didn’t lie to me that our theater will be showing it). So as you can see, I’m planning to jump right back into this thing. I’m already writing and preparing some upcoming posts in hopes of staving off my laziness by staying busy. That’s all I’ve got to say for now, so wish me luck on actually keeping up with this blog! See ya next time and Happy October everyone!

The Gift Kept Me Guessing (No Spoilers)

This is going to be a much shorter post that I intended it to be. I saw The Gift yesterday and it was a really good movie. It still sits at a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and it deserves it. I highly recommend this movie if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers. Jason Bateman was great in this movie and it was nice to see him in something other than a comedy. Joel Edgerton made his directorial debut with this film and he also wrote and starred in it. He played the awkward, creepy guy part really well. Some of the conversations between Gordo (Edgerton) and Simon (Bateman) were painful to watch because of how awkward they were. Overall the performances from the main actors were excellent. This movie is a bit of a slow burn, nothing really starts happening until later in the movie. I don’t mind a good slow burn like this, when everything finally comes out in the end it’s quick a shock. This is easily one of the most fucked up movies I’ve seen in a while. I can’t say a whole lot about the plot without ruining it so I’m just going to leave it vague. That’s why this is going to be such a short post, I don’t want to give anything away because I think everyone should just go and see the movie. This is a movie that keeps you guessing until the very end. I was hooked into it from the first trailer I saw and it was definitely worth seeing at the theater. That’s all I really want to say about The Gift, so go see it! See ya next time!

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 »

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 »