#411 – Iron Man & #92 Iron Man 3

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Nope, Iron Man 2 didn’t make the cut. But who cares, its like the middle child that everyone forgets about.

Iron Man must be the superhero every guy wants to be. He’s got all the chicks and all the money and says and does whatever he wants… makes for very good entertainment actually.
There is not another person in the whole entire world that is better suited to Iron Man than Robert Downey JR. I really love this guy. Such a dick though.

I do have a slight issue with the change in actors for the character Rhodey, but I think Don Cheadle does it better anyway so I won’t complain too much.

Not much else to say here! Definitely worth your time if you haven’t already seen it. The trilogy plus The Avengers is well worth a weekend at home on the lounge with your family 🙂

Enjoy x

E

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#412 – Men in Black

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It was so good to watch this again! Unfortunately II and III aren’t on the list but I think I’ll watch them soon anyway, such an awesome trilogy.

I really can’t think of much to say about it though. Men dress up in suits and fight aliens. That’s pretty much the gist of it. I can’t even say anything bad.
It is a given that Will Smith makes this movie. Without him it probably would get dropped down a few notches, I really enjoy him and wish he would be my friend. Jada, you are one lucky lady!

If it’s been a while since you’ve seen it… dig it out! Or download it. Whichever.

# 415 – Heathers

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So it’s the 80’s and Veronica (a very young Winona Ryder) is one part of the most popular foursome at school, The Heathers.
Heather, Heather and Heather make up the rest of the gang, obviously.
Veronica doesn’t quite fit in though, and she pretty much hates her best friends. She soon meets crazy JD (Christian Slater) and she unwillingly turns into a murderer.

I was surprisingly entertained! A comic thriller at it’s best.
It’s quite dark actually, and was very controversial when it was released. Teen suicide and characters trying to blow up a school are issues bound to create a little controversy.

Now.. apparently this is the movie where The Veronicas found their name…
JD – “Are you a Heather”
Veronica – “No, I’m a Veronica.”

Definitely put this on your ‘to watch’ list.

E x

# 414 – Spider-Man 2

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I’ll keep this one pretty simple because a) everyone’s seen spider man and b) it’s pretty crappy. Nope, not a huge fan. I mean who likes spiders anyway?
My nephew would probably disagree with me (or at least he would have 10 years ago when he was like 3 years old) he thought spider man was the bomb and asked his mum when he would get webs coming out of his wrists.

No other spider man movie appears on the big list so this one must have been special. The good/bad guy Octavius is quite a remarkable villain and of course the effects are pretty great. I just can’t seem to love any of the characters, except for Harry, and he’s hardly in it. Even sweet old Aunt May annoys the shit out of me.

Buuuuttt.. it’s spiderman, kind of like a rite of passage when becoming a superhero movie fan (I don’t pretend to have ever read the comic books, I had a life).

I will leave you with one of the only quotes worth your time in the Spiderman series…

“With great power….” Kidding.

“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most, even our dreams.”
Aww Aunt May! So wise.

 

# 410 – The Jungle Book (1967)

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Now… don’t judge me. Today may have been the first time I’ve seen this. Not counting the little glimpses I’ve caught over the years babysitting. I was more of a Lion King, Tarzan, Aladdin kinda kid. Aaaand I still am.

I mean this movie was great! Such a beautiful story, but it doesn’t really jump out at me or move me in any way like the others do.

Sad backstory, this was the last animation Disney movie to be looked over by the main man, Walt. He died in 1966 during the making of it.

With the recent release of The Jungle Book remake, it might be time to get the kids together and show them the original. They’re sure to be amazed at the difference in graphics!

Enjoy 🙂

# 416 – Finding Nemo

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Almost perfect timing with Finding Dory coming out in a few months!

Nemo is one of my favourite kids movies. It is actually hilarious. I remember very vividly, watching for the first time, not being able to stop laughing when Dory starts speaking whale. Not much changed this time around.

I started planning my blog about 5 minutes in, I thought it might be nice to have a little list of my favourite lines. But then it might just be easier to post the entire script.
Ellen DeGeneres makes Dory, literally! Dory was written specifically for Ellen and she’s one of the best characters of all time.
And it wouldn’t quite be a Disney movie without the lessons! Nemo is full of valuable things to learn, for all the family!

Nice work Pixar. Can’t wait for Dory to get lost so we can find her and experience the fun all over again.

Go grab the kids and have a family day in with Nemo! Look out for the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story while you’re at it 😉

# 417 – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

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If you’ve been reading, you may remember me mentioning this movie in my ‘Wake In Fright’ review… Both filmed right here in my hometown, Broken Hill!
Well not all of it, unfortunately.
Small towns really have a way of never getting over monumental moments in their history, like Priscilla. Why would they? It’s a pride thing. I grew up knowing how important Priscilla is to Broken Hill but never watched it due to my age. So imagine my disappointment when I finally watched Priscilla and found out Broken Hill took up about 20 minutes of the whole movie. Sad face.

Truth be told, I didn’t watch this recently. A few months back Broken Hill put on an event ‘Broken Heel Festival’ to celebrate Priscilla’s 21st birthday. It was an amazing weekend long event that pushed me to finally watch it.

It was very entertaining, funny listening to the guys bitch and whinge at each other. They have some hilarious one liners, sometimes I understood them.. sometimes I didn’t. It does have its moments though, where the harsh reality of being a drag queen or transgender comes into play, which just makes it all the more loveable.

Most importantly, Priscilla put Australia on the map in a very new way and showed the world a positive view on the LGBT community, which was well overdue. Let’s hope to see more of it.

Enjoy!
E

P.S
Guy Pearce is sexy. Always. Good guy, bad guy, drag queen, doesn’t matter.