Iron Man 3
Everywhere you look Iron Man 3 is considered either “one of the best movies of 2013” or “the best Iron Man yet”. I’m not sure if either of those sentiments really mean much of anything considering they were likely written back in May and even since then it’s not as if it would take much to qualify for either sentiment. Personally I didn’t enjoy the film as much as most, awarding a “C+” in my theatrical review where I wrote, “Iron Man 3 will likely be a huge box office success and hailed as one of the great comic book adaptations of all-time until it’s replaced a year later by something even ‘better’. From my perspective, it’s decent, but like all the Avengers-related films before it, it feels like an episode in a very expensive network television series where one is just as memorable as the next, if at all.”
Perhaps I was a little harsh. Maybe not. Either way I’m still a little interested in checking out Thor: The Dark World in a couple months.
The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
At this point what fan doesn’t own these three films that would be even remotely interested in purchasing this new “limited” edition collection? Offered for the low price of $79.99 ($26.66 per each movie you probably already own) and all you’re getting that you don’t already have is about 90 minutes worth of new extras, none of which are a commentary track, though I’m sure many will be interested in seeing the conversation between Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner, but is it really worth the price?
The Kings of Summer
Saw this one earlier this year and couldn’t even muster up the energy to write a review. It’s a decent enough little Sundance film, employing cutesy little actors doing quirky little things as they nervously go about their business, building a cabin in the woods for a summer. It’s not a bad film, just a rather inconsequential one that didn’t leave much of a lasting impression on me.
It’s amazing to think I saw Room 237 about a year and a half ago at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a fun little watch as a bunch of theorists come up with some crazy ideas as to what Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is all about, many of which sound quite crazy, though some are surprisingly convincing.
Hannibal: Season One
I only moved this one out of the “Even More” section because I quite like this show and am excited to see what the second season may have to offer. I wouldn’t buy the season set, but hope more people find it and like it so the show stays on the air.
I watched this last night just so I would have something to say in this spot. Bad decision. Written and directed by Eastern Promises screenwriter Steven Knight, Redemption stars Jason Statham as an ex-special forces soldier facing a court marshal for a little bit of bad behavior in Afghanistan. Living on the streets of London — and this is actually what happens — he stumbles on a penthouse apartment where the owner is out of town for eight months and he just so happens to find a working bank card and pin number. So, he starts working for a Chinese gangster, befriends a nun, kicks ass all over town and then eventually throws a guy off a massive skyscraper. Roll credits!
It isn’t any good. Trust me.
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