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Newest Addition To My Star Wars Collection.

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Been a while since I posted anything here, and what a better way to get back to it than to show this off. Melissa’s grandmother is moving and they are cleaning out her house. This was one item we saved from the trip to Goodwill. 1978 Vintage Star Wars Destroy Death Star board game. 98% intact, its missing to x wing fighter pieces, that I will hunt down on a later date. Best part of this was the trip to the past I got with the fully intact, Kenner promo booklet that is still stiff from barely being opened and in pretty near perfect condition. This was the first of the booklets, so most of the items inside were coming soon. I haven’t seen one of these in 35+ years. Serious geek out moment, it was like being five years old all over again. I am planning on doing a little restoration to the box, but little else. It’s not that big an item that the worth is that great but it means a lot in nostalgia and coolness to me. Looking forward to sittng down with my kids and playing it. And hopefully we can keep it in good […]
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My Thoughts of Transformers: Age of Extinction (Some Spoilers)

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In late September 1984, I was 11, and one of the greatest cartoons I had ever seen had just aired. Giant robots that could change into cars, planes, guns and a few other things flashed in front of my young eyes and I was hooked. I mean what kid wouldn’t be. If you add the ability to buy the toys and play with these amazing things it made the experience even better. So you could imagine how stoked I was to hear that there was going to be a live action movie made. Yes at the time I was 37 years old but at heart I am at times still that 11 year old boy. A boy who’s memories were somewhat shattered as Micheal Bay’s first film, while not being completely horrible, was NOTHING like I had imagined. Bay’s first film was too busy, hard to follow and the Transformers themselves were visually difficult to differentiate from each other. But it was entertaining just not great. Then came Revenge of the Fallen. Which to put it mildly, sucked. It was so bad the director himself apologized for it. The third film was a bit better than the second but it […]
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My Thoughts on X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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There have been seven X-Men films, some have been great (X2) and some have been awful. (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), thankfully this film has earned a place on the top of the list. I was going to write a wordy review but it would be pointless as there are plenty of other reviews that have said exactly what I would have so I will just say go see this movie. Bryan Singer has in one fell swoop corrected most of the mistakes and miss steps that have hampered the X-Men franchise and those that were not fixed were not brought up so we can, as viewers, assume due to the films time travel elements have been wiped clean as well. Is it a perfect movie? No but it is a good one. It holds your attention and delivers the goods from the opening scene to the final frame. My only warning would be to those who would want to bring the younger fans, this is not the Avengers. The violence and language in this film push the PG-13 rating to the limit and younger viewers might be frightened or disturbed by some of the visuals. While some hard core fans might […]
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My review of The Amazing Spiderman 2

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This will be a short review. If you go and look at my review of the first Marc Webb/Andrew Garfield Spider-man film, you will see I truly dislike the movie. Now I went into the sequel not expecting a lot judging by it’s predecessor as well as who had a hand in writing it(Bob Orci). This one is no where near as bad as the first film. Not that it is a great movie, just not as bad. What is bad is when this movie stumbles it stumbles hard. I will spoil it slightly by saying it actually has a scene that is basically copied from Joel Schumacher’s first Batman film, Batman Forever, and that is never a good thing. The sad thing is this film looks great, and I mean really great. If the story wasn’t as congested as it is, it would have been a nice redemption from the debacle that was the first film. I cannot say I hated it per se, i guess it was just ok.       
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My review of Godzilla.

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Godzilla, his name brings memories of campy movies with rubbery monsters smashing miniature sets, badly dubbed acting and loads of fun. His 60 year legacy has seen him grace the silver screen in 31 films including the often maligned 1998 Roland Emmerich directed, Godzilla and the 2007 Japanese film, Always: Sunset on Third Street 2, where the big guy makes a quick cameo and marks the first time in Japanese movie history where the he was created solely using CGI. These all lead up to the king of all kaiju’s return in Gareth Edwards‘ much anticipated remake, aptly named Godzilla. I will say I hold a special place for the big, green, nuclear fire breathing guy, and this film was high on my list of summer movies that I had to see. Which makes this review hard to write. Now mind you this is just my opinion of the film, and I am aware that according to Rotten Tomatoes I am in the minority when I say this is not the movie I was hoping for. That being said here we go. (I am going to try and keep this spoiler free, it will be hard but I will try.) […]
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Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Wow, is this getting better! If you wrote this show off I would say give it another shot. It took a few episodes to get its traction, but it is full bore Marvel now. So much comic book/geek stuff going on. Extremis, AIM, Asgardians, Kree…that last one was a spoiler….sort of. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson has had a lot of character altering situations as of late. He is still the Captain of the team, but I Marvel at the amount of crap he has had to go through and the amount still left to sift through. It’s almost Inhuman. Any of these rumor innuendos working??       
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Not a review but thoughts on Star Trek and Into Darkness.

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This was a post I meant to publish months ago after seeing the film for the first time. I have seen it a few since then, and my opinion is not as forgiving as I was back then. That said, here is my initial thoughts. As I was sitting here staring at my computer screen, reading the various views on Star Trek Into Darkness, I began to ponder what Star Trek is, was and what it seems to mean to people. I saw Into Darkness opening night/morning and I went in completely aware of every spoiler and was prepared to hate the film from frame one. Oddly that never happened. I caught myself watching with interest, laughing at the humor and was unexpectedly entertained. Entertained is the perfect word to describe how I felt. I wasn’t blown away by any means, but neither was I screaming for my money back. That said, there are many things I find wrong with the story and film, but there are also so many things done right. I am not going to spoil anything for anyone, if you have seen a trailer or commercial what I will say from here on will be no […]
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A few one sentence movie reviews.

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RoboCop (2014)A truly uninspired, lackluster attempt to recreate a film that didn’t need to be recreated. The Lego Movie (2014) Everything is Awesome, not just a song in the film, but a good review of it as well.       
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Iron Man 3 Review (Minor Spoilers)

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I will start this review by saying that Marvel can not make a bad film. They can however, make a film that, although well done and dare I say awesome, pales slightly to the films that proceeded it. Now I am quite aware that the Avengers film was going to be a hard act to follow, and perhaps it is for that reason that Iron Man 3 in my opinion seems a bit empty. Now before all the fanboys start writing me hate mail, I will say I really, really liked this movie. (Love is something I reserve for my friends and family, a movie is liked in various degrees.) It starts with a bang, literally, and although the pace slows when necessary it never drags. Robert Downey Jr. is flawless as Tony Stark as usual and is given a bit more to chew on this go around, emotionally and physically. He is out of the suit more in this film which I think is refreshing, and it is great to see the brain behind the brawn. Also in the limelight a bit more is Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Pepper Potts, who when on camera has a bit more strength than in […]
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