22 Jump Street and Guardians of the Galaxy

They did it again. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum made a sequel that was funny and meaningful and I liked it.

Channing Tatum was so like able. Even with that oversized neck of his.

This movie is well worth your time, and that’s all I have to say about that.

This movie was exceptionally entertaining.

Synopsis: Twenty-six years after being abducted by space pirates, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser (the bad guy). To help fight Ronan and his allies and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team he refers to as the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to save the world. Enter a talking raccoon (Bradley Cooper), a green girl (Zoe Saldana), a talking tree (Vin Diesel), and a very literal body builder (Dave Bautista) and you have the makings of the newest team of crime fighting bandits from Marvel.

It was funny and it was full of heart. And action. I really liked it and I can’t wait for Guardians 2. 

Lucy Lucy Lucy

Lucy -

This movie was everything that is wrong with Hollywood. The theatrical trailer was better than the actual film. I wanted Matrix with a female protagonist looking for revenge. I got scientific nonsense and an emotionless girl without a clue in the world.

The science was the problem. The opening scene had Morgan Freeman’s character giving a lecture about brain capacity. Morgan never actually said anything scientific here - everything that came out of his mouth was fluff - I don’t even know if what he was saying formed complete sentences. I was so confused. I was over so it. The End - this movie SUCKED.
P.S. - The first 20 minutes of the movie is worth watching, if you can keep your eyes on the screen. Hehe. Good Luck.


Evolution at its Finest

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -

There was a lot of hesitancy as I drove myself to the theater to see this movie. I was unsure of what was motivating me. Yes, the first Apes film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (starring James Franco) was awesome, but his character is gone now. In fact, most of the human race has been eliminated thanks to a deadly Flu virus. Why was I so inclined to see this movie?

The film takes place 10 years after the theatrical release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as a growing nation of genetically evolved apes, led by Caesar (who was raised by James Franco in the first movie), are threatened by a band of human survivors of said deadly Flu virus. For some reason these human survivors were immune to the Flu strain that destroyed the human race in the first place, but that’s an entirely different storyline.

War ensues, but only because each race (ape and human) has traitors among them - it was almost as if there was a metaphorical 2 way mirror between this film … on one side the apes, the other side the humans. The similarities between ape and human were so uncanny and strongly contributed as part of the reason this movie fared so well - It was all about the human emotion. I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much.

I recommend Dawn for everyone, Apes, Humans, and Cheetahs alike. The world is going to really like this film.


All American Good Time!!

Zac Brown Band -

I had the pleasure of seeing The Zac Brown Band the other night at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. It was my first time to a concert at the famous home of The Boston Red Sox. It was a very cool experience.

There was the sun setting behind The Prudential, coupled with a nice cool breeze eliminating any lingering remnants of the afternoon heat. My booze was free. And my food. It was perfect.

Zac Brown Band was an added bonus to my already exciting night. Their show was a musical journey unlike anything I’ve ever see. ZBB performed all of their hits (TOES), utilizing a number of really cool instruments, coupled with beautiful harmonies that made the entire stadium DANCE the whole night away. It was perfect.

Well done ZBB. Well done.