88% Awesome (maybe more): Guardians of the Galaxy review

There’s a line in the movie where Star Lord claims to have 12% of a plan. After watching the movie, I realize now why he only bothered with 12%. The other 88% of him was filled with awesome, so there was never any need to worry. You know what, I’d give The Guardians of the Galaxy at least a 95% awesome …

Edge of Tomorrow: Tom Cruise channels Bill Murray

I saw Edge of Tomorrow this past weekend. I expected a movie that was going to be just OK, with a somewhat interesting premise. The gist is pretty simple: every time Tom Cruise dies, he resets his day and starts all over again. Yeah, it’s a lot like Groundhog Day, and if you’re thinking that it’d be a damn handy …

X-Men: What year is it anyway? (movie review)

  My cousin, Tommy, told me not to bother seeing this movie. I’m glad that I didn’t listen to him (sorry Tommy). Four of us went, which included two not-so-nerdy wives. Everyone came out of the theater happy. Don’t get me wrong, the movie has some problems.  I don’t think I’ve actually seen a movie that doesn’t have some flaw, and …

The Lego movie was good, and Fox is crazy

I went to see the Lego movie with my wife and some good friends., and the general consensus was that the movie was actually pretty good, and surprisingly clever. It was really fast-paced.  In fact, we described it as “frantic” as we left the theater.  The real magic comes in when you sit down to think about the movie afterward. …

Desolation of Smaug: Can’t believe he caught me monologuing

Be warned, spoilers live in this post.  If you haven’t read The Hobbit, or if you haven’t seen the first and second movie, turn back now lest said spoilers blow your mind. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll get on to my movie review of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.  Click more to keep going–you know you want …