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Edge of Tomorrow

Lovely day for a walk on the beach.
Lovely day for a walk on the beach.

What if Groundhog’s Day took place in the middle of a war with aliens and you didn’t even get to play with a cute groundhog day after day? This movie is different where in that one Bill Murray’s character only tried to kill himself a few times and even if he made it through the day alive, he still woke up to Sonny & Cher. Here there is a time travel element and the day starts only over after death. If you actually make it through a day alive, it will continue. You just have to survive since there is that pesky war going on with aliens.

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Coherence

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A group of eight friends gather for a dinner party on the night of a comet passing overhead.  Things were already tense when one woman is not thrilled when one of the friends brings her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend as his date.  What starts out as a low budget indie where people  talk about their feelings and issues with one another suddenly turns into a scary sci-fi thriller once the lights go out in the neighborhood.

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Amazing Race: Cakes & Boxes on Bikes

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In this episode, teams traveled to Denmark where they carried cakes on bikes, built a living room in a parking space and had to memorize crazy sandwich orders. There were also a lot of people riding on bikes with a lot of other people in boxes. So weird! Continue on to read about Amy, Steve and I being glad that we didn’t have to do any of these super hard tasks.

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From the Archive:
Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Director: Robert Rodriguez

The third movie in the El Mariachi trilogy, but it’s really just a sequel to Desperado since that was just a remake of El Mariachi. Confused yet?

Plot line was entertaining, characters were interesting, and the good guy wins (of course.) I enjoyed the movie very much… but I can’t say that it was the best ever. At least Enrique didn’t suck which is what I was expecting… :)) A little bit much on the bloody side – but what can you expect from a plot line set on in the middle of a revolution with planned murders of figureheads.

It was interesting to see Desperado before this movie. Antonio’s character gets shot in the hand which is why he stops playing guitar AND why he wears a leather strappy thing over his hand in this movie. I watched Desperado the day before going to see this movie so I was able to make a lot of comparisons. I was happy to see they didn’t sway completely away from the first one.

Good show overall!

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Gone Girl

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I was excited when I heard that my favorite book from 2012 was being turned into a movie, but the more I thought about it, the more I became wary of the idea. How could this crazy book be turned into a movie? It alternates back and forth between the husband who is a major suspect for his wife’s disappearance and the missing wife’s tell-tale diary. That’s all before a major surprise halfway through the book and a crazy ending that made some people angry, but I loved it and thought it fit perfectly. I felt everything that took place in the book with all the twists and turns was too much for a movie. I thought what I loved about the book just couldn’t translate into a decent movie. I think on some levels, that’s my issue with the movie, even though overall, I thought it was a decent thriller.

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2014 Holiday Movies: Thriller

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Thrillers can be edge-of-your-seat good or so over-the-top bad. One of these looks good.

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2014 Holiday Movies: Romance

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Most of these are romantic comedies with one that is just a straight up romance, but they all seem a bit smarter than what usually gets the rom-com label.

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2014 Holiday Movies: Horror

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I love good horror movies, but there are so many subpar ones that come out all the time. I don’t believe any of these fall into the good category.

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