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    John Wick 2

    Last winter on some random night when Alice was asleep i put on John Wick on VOD hearing that it was a good movie from the periphery. The first movie was a fun shoot’em up movie with some interesting takes on a assassin for hire world. So it peaked our interest that a second movie was coming this year.

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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter & Retrospective

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hit theaters last week and Joy and I took a Friday afternoon off to complete the series. This movies has all sorts of problems between trying to have it make sense in respect to the movies that came before it, having it work as a stand alone movie, and trying to tie up any questions that might have been left out in the previous movies. To find out more of what i think of the movie, and see how i rank all the movies in the series, read on.

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    Captain America – The Winter Soldier

    Sunday evening we had an unexpected opportunity to get out when we visited Joy’s cousins and they were more than happy to watch Alice for us. We were a little hesitant but they insisted, so we went out to Burbank 16 to watch Captain America – The Winter Soldier. The last movie we were able to watch in theaters was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug back in December, so being out by ourselves was a nice change of pace. To sum up the movie without giving anything away i thought it was the best Marvel Universe movie out so far. The plot held up on its own without necessarily watching any…

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    Frozen – Two Too Many Songs

    Tuesday was a hectic day. The previous days the kid had been crying and spitting up more than usual so joy made an appointment in the afternoon for her to see her pediatrician, but i also had a eye exam in the early afternoon, and of course had to go to work to take care of some things. We ended up at my parents house where i finished up my work and my mom offered to watch Alice so we could get away and catch a movie for Discount Tuesdays at the mall. I heard good things about Frozen, and wasn’t in the right mood to watch Hunger Games. I…

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    The Wolverine

    The Wolverine is the last of the summer super hero blockbuster movies. Visually this movie was very well done, but the story line was a bit lacking in my opinion. I can imagine that it would be difficult to follow if you haven’t watched a plethora of different movies considering that The Wolverine is not a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), but a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).   Spoilers from here on out   What did i like? I liked the actress/model that they casted to play Yukio (Rila Fukushima). She was actually able to stand on her own acting/fighting next to Hugh Jackman. What didn’t i like?…

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    Despicable Me 2

    Its very rare when i’m actually excited about a sequel to a movie than the original, but somehow Despicable Me 2 did it. Its one of those rare “cute” movies where i didn’t feel like it was going to be full of cringe worthy moments and for the most part i was correct on my assumptions. It was definitely moving towards the top of the best movies for this summer and i would recommend to go see it even as an adult. Spoilers from here on out   What did i like? Minions. Minions. Minions. It makes perfect sense that they’re getting their own movie next year. Even if you…

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    The Heat

    Its been a busy summer for movies, and we’ve seen a lot so far, so i’m happy that Joy found out that all Regal Cinemas have Discount Tuesdays at all locations so last week we went to the Rolling Hills Promenade Regal 13 for an early evening showing of the Heat. Joy is a new Melissa McCarthy fan, and a long time Sandra Bullock fan so she really wanted to watch this movie, while i was only so so about it. I’m going to keep this review short, because its one of those movies where you’ll find on TV randomly and just end up watching it over and over again.…

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    A Movie and a Cemetery

    Last month Tiffany and Ben invited us to Cinespia showing of The Princess Bride. If you don’t know Cinespia uses the Hollywood Cemetery as a backdrop to show classic movies. I thinks its a bit morbid, but at the same time its a thing to do in Los Angeles now a days. Its was a fun experience and amazing how many people they get in there to watch next to someone’s headstone. We arrived about 30 minutes before they opened the gate and still ended up sitting all the way back and slightly to the left of the screen. You can see how many people showed up before we did in the picture…

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    World War Z – the movie

    World War Z is still one of my favorite books that i pick up to read random chapters at any time. When i heard they were making a movie out of it, i was initially excited for it, then scared that they would mess it up. I found hope again when I found out that Brad Pitt is one of my favorite actors and i’m usually pretty happy in any movie that he’s in. The biggest worry is that the actual book doesn’t have a storyline but more individual accounts by different people around the world to highlight the progression of the Zombie Apocalypse so i knew that the flow of the…

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    Monsters University

    The original Monsters Inc. ranks in the top 3 of Pixar movies so i was pretty excited last year when i saw preview images of MU, Monsters University. Now a days if things are on the internet are for reals or just some fan fiction or a real prequel. The movie did not disappoint even though i began to hear rumblings that it wasn’t going to be a good movie. It was definitely better than Cars 2, with a plot that didn’t feel stretched out just to make the movie to be longer. Spoilers Ahead!   So what worked? I liked seeing Mike and Sully back again, especially as nemesis. It was also…

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    Man of Steel – Again

    For Father’s Day i pre-bought tickets for the Beach Cities Arclight to take my dad in the afternoon. He was pretty happy with going to such a nice theater since he’s used to going to the UA Los Cerritos Galaxy $5 Tuesday  special. I bought the tickets early enough to get dead center middle seats and didn’t have to stress about getting to the theater early. Overall the movie was good and if you enjoyed Batman Begins then you’ll enjoy the Man of Steel. I’ve never been much of a Superman fan, i think he just has way too many powers and really struggles way more then he should. Besides my own…

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    The Hangover Part III – The Revenge of Chow

    The Revenge of Chow is was what the sub-heading of the movie title should have been. The movie has been panned by critics and i was worried it was going to be a duplicate of the second movie, all about memory loss and recollecting those into some sort of half baked storyline. To my surprise, it didn’t play out like that at all and it think I enjoyed it. Its a very heavy Chow centric movie with the guys having to travel from LA to Tijuana and back to Vegas to end the series. The movie is kind of like Olive Garden where when you go as a teenager you’re amazed…