Lazy Movie Review: White House Down

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Premise:  C-Tates just wants to be a secret service guy, but the government has put him on Speaker of the House security detail…  BORING…  But while visiting the White House with his daughter, local terrorists start causing trouble in the capital.  Shit starts to go *down* in the White House, if you will.  [giant cane comes out of kitchen, grabs me by the neck, pulls me away from computer, audience at the Apollo mysteriously boos me in the distance]

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Movie Review: World War Z

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So I guess the obvious speculation based on the previews were correct; World War Z is nothing like the fantastic book that it’s based on.  Given that the book provides a plethora is great material to include in a film version, the cinematic adaptation basically just resorted to focusing on their A-list star running all over the globe trying to find “patient zero.”  I guess I’m disappointed that we weren’t gifted any of the source material, but at the same time I’m pleasantly surprised that the movie that resulted from just being an in-name only adaptation of World War Z actually ended up being sort of good…!

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Movie Review: Man of Steel

That's great acting if he's going for a guy that's daydreaming about dinosaurs.

That’s great acting if he’s going for a guy who’s thinking really hard about whether or not he left his oven on before he left his house that day.

I didn’t hate Man of Steel by any means, but I just wasn’t all that impressed with it.  Having seen it a few days ago, when I try to think about it now, it barely stands out as part of my weekend.  I had a more memorable time getting White Castle the night before.

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Lazy Movie Review: Epic

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Premise: So this girl gets shrunken down to a few inches tall, and gets caught up in this war about destroying the forest or something broad like that, and then everything works out in the end or whatever and she becomes big again.  The ticket prices were EPIC, though… $28 for two adults and a kid at 11am on a Sunday…!   Plus, it’s from the Ice Age animation studio… (fart noise)   At least the whole movie wasn’t just a dream sequence or something.

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