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The Revenant, a review

If Leo doesn’t get an academy award for this movie, I’m done with Hollywood. This movie brought me back to the same time that I watched Dances with Wolves, with Kevin Costner. Couple in the vicious raw video footage of….a gruesome bear attack. It’s so intense, but well shot.

It was gritty in all the right places and reminded me again of what the human body is capable of if the will is strong enough. It was also a harsh reminder of the strain relationships between the Native Americans and the white man.

Even though I am thankful for everything I have, a house I rent, the job I loathe, the car that I pay too much for….but all of it…all of it wouldn’t have been possible if the Europeans didn’t lay the framework. I can’t help but wonder if our world wouldn’t be where it is now if instead of killing the Native Americans and Bison, if the Europeans, Spaniards, and whoever else tromped onto America’s soil would have found a way to be friends.. What would have happened if we would have co-existed? Would there be millions of years left? Enough food to go around? Less crime? Less…hatred? This lingered in the back of my head, but it came and went as the movie played out on the screen.

When the credits rolled I was left with the same feeling as Inception. I didn’t know what to think. The one feeling I remember was a strong sense of depression. Depression in that the main characters plight was met with…such bitter sweetness. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen it.

It’s a great movie!! I grimaced, felt like crying, gawked at the ceiling, and felt sick. I love movies that take me on a wild ride and like I said at the beginning, he had better win an Oscar.

C is for Captain…errr…Chris Evans!

Captain America! Need I say more?

He’s awesome on screen and off screen. I know that he he’s discussed dropping the Captain America get up. He wants to be known for something other than his CA persona. I get that, but I have to say that he just embodies the character.

The first movie I saw with him in it was the underrated The Losers, which is a really a good movie. Best part of the movie!! Check it out!

Then Captain America came out. AWESOME!!! The movies have been great!! Not to mention, The Avengers, this was equally amazing.

There will soon be a third one, where I am sure he continues his battle with his childhood friend.

Off camera he’s visiting Children’s Hospitals in his Captain America get up cheering up their day!! How cool is that?

I can’t wait to see what else this talented has to bring to the table in the years to come!

Lord of the Rings: A review

Today’s blog is about the Lord of the Rings Franchise. If you haven’t seen any of these EPIC films then now is the time!

You have great actors/actress that bring to life JRR Tolkien’s classic books. I had the pleasure of reading The Hobbit in high school and it’s one of my favorites. It’s filled with action, mystery, suspense, and yes I even jumped a few times. At first when I learned they were making The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, I was upset that the Hobbit wasn’t first, but they have redeemed themselves.

So the movies start about a hundred or more years after the Hobbit (sorry if my years are off).

So here we have Frodo, whose uncle Bilbo Baggins leaves him the last golden ring that has the ability to drain the life out of the person who has it.

When the movie starts out we are introduced to a fun variety of characters that live in the Shire. A place where the Hobbits live, it’s kind of like above ground rabbit holes. Hobbits are solitary creatures and enjoy good food and wine. They like to have tea as well. That’s why I am certain that my girlfriend is a hobbit, she’s just lacking the hairy feet.

So here it is in a nutshell:

Fellowship of the Ring: Band together with a crew to head to the mountain to destroy the ring. Walk, walk, walk, fight and get separated.

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Two Towers: Walk some more, fight, someone gets stabs, run/Walk, eat, pick up Smeegle, walk and get reunited and separated again. Oh and they have an awesome fighting scene at Helm’s Dee.

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Return of the King: This is the conclusion of Lord of the Rings, Smeegle triesto kill Frodo and Sam saves him, The rest of the world fights, I’m talking swards and fist here. Oh and Legalos awesome arrows. But in the end the evil monster guy says, No man can ever kill me, so a woman does. How awesome is that!

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Okay so then they started to make The Hobbit and I thought it was going to be horrible, but it’s quite tolerable.

The Hobbit 1: a band of dirty dwarves show up at Bilbo’s doorstep and eat him out of house and home, then invite him to go on a journey. He accepts. They walk, run, battle, run, walk, and get separated. Bilbo finds Smeegles precious ring and hides it. Reunited, fights, and the movie ends.

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The Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smog. Okay so here we are rejoined with the dwarves and Bilbo who are making their way to the mountain to reclaim it. They need Bilbo to steal the previous jewel that holds a secret power. In the process he wakes the dragon Smog. This catapults everyone into action galore. It’s great and even cool how they managed everything.

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I am anxiously awaiting The Hobbit 3.

So what was your favorite??

Sunday, SUNDAY!!!

Yesterday was the first day I hadn’t posted in a week. I am so excited about this. Why? Because I have tried writing a blog for several years now and every time I bomb out on the second or third day. Part of the reason is coming up with a platform.  

My girlfriend says the same thing about my writing. She said you have to have a gimmick. Well I have come to the conclusion that my brain moves to fast to focus on one thing. So I post blogs about everything. life, what I love, and the pursuit of writing. I”m sure I’ll find my gimmick along the way, or at least I hope too. 

So I am on Netflix and come across The Breakfast Club. I am amazed at how many more classics they have decided to add. It’s awesome. That was the first movie of the day and I realized that the same themes that were present in this movie are still relevant today. There are still cliques at school and even in life. It’s a matter of if you choose to be part of them or be an individual. I hope they don’t attempt to remake this film it would be a travesty. Let alone I can just imagine who they would cast: Zac Efron as the Emilio Estaban, Miley Cyrus as the basket case, Michael Cera as the nerd, Selena Gomez as Claire, and last but not least one of the guys from the vampire diaries. It would be a horrible mess. 

What do you think? 

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Just letting you know….

Last night was the people choice awards and it’s apparent that America loves Sandra Bullock. I would be a member of that group as well. She seems like a down to earth woman who knows what she wants and plays some amazing characters. My all-time favorite is still The Blind Side, she really showed her acting in that. Heck I didn’t even know it was her. She can transform into anyone. It’s great. Transformation is what is going to drive this blog entry.

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My all-time favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence.

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Why you ask? And no it’s not because of her portraying Katniss Everdeen either. Let me explain. Heck a few years ago I didn’t even know she existed; it was merely by mistake that I stumbled across her on Netflix. I think I was searching for Jennifer Garner movies and she popped up. The movie I watched was called, The Poker House.  I watched it and LOVED it! It was amazing acting by Selma Blair as well. Essentially it’s based on the life story of Lori Petty and Jennifer Lawrence plays her throughout the movie. It should have won some kind of awards, it was an awesome movie, but I think fell in the shadows. If you get a chance check it out. Here’s a synopsis courtesy of IMBD, “A dramatization of Lori Petty’s teenage years spent in small town Iowa. “

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It doesn’t tell you much about it. But check it. This is one of her first movies. After I watched this I had to see her acting again, it was that good. That let me to Winter’s Bone. “An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.” –per IMBD. Talk about gritty

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It was then she went on to do Like Crazy another indie film where she plays more of a supporting role, but still a great movie. It’s actually a great movie, quite ironic. Then she’s finally given a chance at the mega big screen when she was casted as Mystique in Xmen – First Class. From here it’s history, literally. She’s made hit after hit. She’s a part of one of the largest franchises, The Hunger Games, and she’s still got another 2 movies in that. Currently according to IMBD she’s working on 7 films. Talk about busy. I’m sure she isn’t going to stop anytime soon. She reminds me of a younger version of Sandra Bullock.

Either of these two actresses have paved their way to the big screen with good and bad movies along the way. But either way they always seem to wind up on top.

That’s all for today. Join me next week I’ll be talking about Mr. Bradley Cooper!

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