Sean: So if I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I’ll bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you’d probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You’re a tough kid. And I’d ask you about war, you’d probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, “once more unto the breach dear friends.” But you’ve never been near one. You’ve never held your best friend’s head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I’d ask you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn’t know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms “visiting hours” don’t apply to you. You don’t know about real loss, ‘cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you… I don’t see an intelligent, confident man… I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you’re a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart. You’re an orphan right?

[Will nods]

Sean: You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally… I don’t give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can’t learn anything from you, I can’t read in some fuckin’ book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.

kittykittybangbang:

We went to an advanced screening of Guardians of the Galaxy last night. The bad: some scenes felt too long and there were a few tired jokes. The good: everything else - the cast was great, the effects were fantastic, a fun soundtrack, and some truly laugh out loud moments. I don’t know that I’ll watch it as many times as I’ve watched The Avengers, but I do recommend it.

I’ll also add that on occasion, the 3D was distracting. BUT! If you loved this:

and this:

or this:

There are precious few things about this movie you won’t like.

kittykittybangbang:

We went to an advanced screening of Guardians of the Galaxy last night. The bad: some scenes felt too long and there were a few tired jokes. The good: everything else - the cast was great, the effects were fantastic, a fun soundtrack, and some truly laugh out loud moments. I don’t know that I’ll watch it as many times as I’ve watched The Avengers, but I do recommend it.

I’ll also add that on occasion, the 3D was distracting. BUT! If you loved this:

and this:

or this:

There are precious few things about this movie you won’t like.

MadKItty Film Fest Update
#11: Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow was really good. Emily was amazing. Tom was great. Bill Paxton was delightful. The aliens’ kind of sucked. There is a deus ex machina, but whatever. It’s popcorn sci-fi. When they try to make cerebral sci-fi, you get Prometheus, so I just dealt with it.
I’m bummed it kind of flopped. I think it might have been more appealing to action flick lovers if it was rated R. There were more than a few moments where I was wondering to myself, “There should be more blood here,” which is an odd thing to think. When you see it a couple of years from now on HBO or Netflix, you are going to kick yourself for skipping it in the theater.
Also, it was the first movie I saw in IMAX 3D. I’m usually against IMAX movies in regular theaters because it isn’t in a “real” IMAX theater, but we took the risk and wow— it was something. That extra few feet on the screen genuinely added to the experience. 
Her
Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2014
Lego Movie
The Lunchbox
Grand Budpest Hotel
Captain America: The Winter Solider
Amazing Spider-Man 2
Godzilla
X-Men: DoFP
Locke
Edge of Tomorrow

MadKItty Film Fest Update

#11: Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow was really good. Emily was amazing. Tom was great. Bill Paxton was delightful. The aliens’ kind of sucked. There is a deus ex machina, but whatever. It’s popcorn sci-fi. When they try to make cerebral sci-fi, you get Prometheus, so I just dealt with it.

I’m bummed it kind of flopped. I think it might have been more appealing to action flick lovers if it was rated R. There were more than a few moments where I was wondering to myself, “There should be more blood here,” which is an odd thing to think. When you see it a couple of years from now on HBO or Netflix, you are going to kick yourself for skipping it in the theater.

Also, it was the first movie I saw in IMAX 3D. I’m usually against IMAX movies in regular theaters because it isn’t in a “real” IMAX theater, but we took the risk and wow— it was something. That extra few feet on the screen genuinely added to the experience. 

  1. Her
  2. Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2014
  3. Lego Movie
  4. The Lunchbox
  5. Grand Budpest Hotel
  6. Captain America: The Winter Solider
  7. Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. Godzilla
  9. X-Men: DoFP
  10. Locke
  11. Edge of Tomorrow

MadKItty Film Fest Update

#9: X-Men Days of Future Past - We thought it was good, but not neccessarily great. All the elements were there, there was just something missing… when something fantastic happened on screen, it didn’t feel fantastic. I blame Bryan Singer.

#10: Locke - The challenge was to make a movie where you only see one character in one setting. That’s it. The whole movie is one man in one car, using his BMW’s Bluetooth phone. The filmmakers pull it off. Tom Hardy is fantastic. The actual plot, which is hidden by many of the pitches you’ll read, doesn’t live up to expectations. For me anyways. 

  1. Her
  2. Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2014
  3. Lego Movie
  4. The Lunchbox
  5. Grand Budpest Hotel
  6. Captain America: The Winter Solider
  7. Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. Godzilla
  9. X-Men: DoFP
  10. Locke

The fundamental appeal of Hackers— and this holds true of all Internet-based movie pleasures, guilty or otherwise, from War Games to The Social Network— is engaging in the nerd fantasy of having control over everything, of staging conquests through our computer terminals, not through hard labor or war or the terror of human interaction.

Godzilla!
Man oh man… was I excited about this one. Godzilla is the eighth movie towards the 26-movies-in-a-year goal. and the first one I saw this year that I didn’t like.
Starts out great. Tension. Danger. Suspense. Once that breaks, it never comes back.
The monsters look great, but It’s tough to tell just how great, because of all the debris porn.
What a let down. I recommend skipping this one.

Godzilla!

Man oh man… was I excited about this one. Godzilla is the eighth movie towards the 26-movies-in-a-year goal. and the first one I saw this year that I didn’t like.

Starts out great. Tension. Danger. Suspense. Once that breaks, it never comes back.

The monsters look great, but It’s tough to tell just how great, because of all the debris porn.

What a let down. I recommend skipping this one.