Movie-A-Day 2014 - 247. Guardians of the Galaxy

You’ve gotta hand it to Marvel. After releasing multiple films to build up the Avengers, characters that were relatively well known before gracing the screen and are now huge moneymaking draws, the big red M has opted to release a sci-fi yarn featuring characters almost no one has heard of. That is quite the gamble. And when you’re Marvel, you can make those kind of gambles because in one way or another, it will pay off. Guardians does just that. Simply put, Guardians focuses on five mischievous troublemakers who must band together to protect the galaxy from a revenge-seeking terrorist who has just acquired a legendary weapon of destruction. This film achieves that rare successful blend of action, emotion, and humor, all the while using truly fascinating and memorable characters to tell the story. Who would believe that some of the funniest creatures on screen this year are a talking raccoon, a talking tree, and Batista (voiced by Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Dave Bautista, respectively). And not only funny. You genuinely care for the well-being of them and the rest of their crew, played spectacularly by Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. Pratt’s performance should show the world what tumblr and NBC already know: the man is exceptionally charismatic and should be a superstar. Quite an array of acting talent in the mix here, including Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, Karen Gillian, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close. I will admit it does take some time to let yourself go and accept the film. A great opening segues into an Indiana Jones-esque heist that starts with Pratt’s Peter Quill dancing his way over rocks and water. We’re used to human characters thus far in the Marvel realm and to see some of these character designs right away can be a jolt to those not knowing what they are getting into. I saw this film not having read any of the comics and came away extremely delighted by what I had watched. You just have to let yourself get taken in by these five fantastic characters. Once you do that, you are truly in for a treat.

Movie-A-Day 2014 - 247. Guardians of the Galaxy

You’ve gotta hand it to Marvel. After releasing multiple films to build up the Avengers, characters that were relatively well known before gracing the screen and are now huge moneymaking draws, the big red M has opted to release a sci-fi yarn featuring characters almost no one has heard of. That is quite the gamble. And when you’re Marvel, you can make those kind of gambles because in one way or another, it will pay off. Guardians does just that. Simply put, Guardians focuses on five mischievous troublemakers who must band together to protect the galaxy from a revenge-seeking terrorist who has just acquired a legendary weapon of destruction. This film achieves that rare successful blend of action, emotion, and humor, all the while using truly fascinating and memorable characters to tell the story. Who would believe that some of the funniest creatures on screen this year are a talking raccoon, a talking tree, and Batista (voiced by Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Dave Bautista, respectively). And not only funny. You genuinely care for the well-being of them and the rest of their crew, played spectacularly by Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. Pratt’s performance should show the world what tumblr and NBC already know: the man is exceptionally charismatic and should be a superstar. Quite an array of acting talent in the mix here, including Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, Karen Gillian, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close. I will admit it does take some time to let yourself go and accept the film. A great opening segues into an Indiana Jones-esque heist that starts with Pratt’s Peter Quill dancing his way over rocks and water. We’re used to human characters thus far in the Marvel realm and to see some of these character designs right away can be a jolt to those not knowing what they are getting into. I saw this film not having read any of the comics and came away extremely delighted by what I had watched. You just have to let yourself get taken in by these five fantastic characters. Once you do that, you are truly in for a treat.


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Jupiter Sunrise

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Buster Keaton in a publicity photo for The Cameraman (1928)

Buster Keaton in a publicity photo for The Cameraman (1928)

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Everyone is gonna die, you just don’t know when you’re gonna die, don’t know how or what is gonna happen. And that shows me life is fragile not just for yourself but for everybody that’s around you.

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When I got out of the movie tonight, my phone was exploding with text messages. One of my friends was in the hospital. He had a stint put in with 90% blockage. He was resting well and doing fine. With his family history and a feeling of discomfort, he felt it necessary to get tests done. Luckily they found this and got it taken care of now.

This year is really making me fear my mortality more than ever. I have moments of sadness where I kind of just want things to come to an end. Life is overwhelming sometimes, you know? But I would never actively do anything to make it stop. Not now. Also, I want to hang on because I think things can get better, naive or not. I like to be constantly cautiously optimistic.

My fear, though, is that I am going to be taken before I am ready. I am really large. Really. I am constantly stressed over things with work and my life, in general. When things like this happen to people who are in better health than me, I go into full on hypochondriac mode.

We could go at any time for any reason. All you can do is live your life to its fullest while you’re here. Love wholly and without fear. Without regret. Make every moment matter.

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Icky Thump - The White Stripes

Icky Thump

The White Stripes

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icky thump || the white stripes

who’s using who? what should we do?
well you can’t be a pimp and a prostitute too

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Movie-A-Day 2014 - 246. Lucy

If a movie is fun, you can forgive just how far-fetched and somewhat ridiculous the concept is. Is the science discussed in this film even close to being accurate? Probably not. But Scarlett Johansson serves as a fantastic vessel to tell this kind of a story. She is a delight to watch in this tale of a drug run gone very very wrong. More than her, though, is the always fantastic Choi Min-Sik as the villainous drug lord. It is an odd thing to say, but I just take great delight seeing Choi Min-Sik in a film, covered in blood that may or may not be his character’s. Now, I do have to say that the film falls apart a bit in its final act. I haven’t seen Transcendence yet, but where this film goes in its final twenty minutes or so is kind of what I think Transcendence is probably like… with mental time travel. It’s a movie that is more about a concept than a plot, but it is told interestingly enough to make the pill go down smoothly. It’s a decent summer action flick, more worthy of your buck than anything with a Transformers logo attached to it.

Movie-A-Day 2014 - 246. Lucy

If a movie is fun, you can forgive just how far-fetched and somewhat ridiculous the concept is. Is the science discussed in this film even close to being accurate? Probably not. But Scarlett Johansson serves as a fantastic vessel to tell this kind of a story. She is a delight to watch in this tale of a drug run gone very very wrong. More than her, though, is the always fantastic Choi Min-Sik as the villainous drug lord. It is an odd thing to say, but I just take great delight seeing Choi Min-Sik in a film, covered in blood that may or may not be his character’s. Now, I do have to say that the film falls apart a bit in its final act. I haven’t seen Transcendence yet, but where this film goes in its final twenty minutes or so is kind of what I think Transcendence is probably like… with mental time travel. It’s a movie that is more about a concept than a plot, but it is told interestingly enough to make the pill go down smoothly. It’s a decent summer action flick, more worthy of your buck than anything with a Transformers logo attached to it.


Water Runs Dry - Boyz II Men

Water Runs Dry

Boyz II Men

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If you actually land a good one and knock that garbage out, Mr. Bloom, I will buy all of The Hobbit movies on #bluray and see the third one in theaters multiple times. #teamorlando #isthatathing

If you actually land a good one and knock that garbage out, Mr. Bloom, I will buy all of The Hobbit movies on #bluray and see the third one in theaters multiple times. #teamorlando #isthatathing


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Saga themed motivational poster.

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I need this above my bed. 

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