Tuesday Thoughts – Logan

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It’s not a secret to long time followers that I’m a big fan of Wolverine. Just look back at my comic comments tag and you’ll find a lot of Wolverine. While the movies have been fun up to now I’ve not felt he has gotten the movie he deserved for being one the strongest franchise characters for Marvel. That ended this March. Sadly the last movie with Hugh Jackman as Logan did them both justice.   Continue reading

Tuesday Thoughts – Lucy

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This Tuesday is another movie. Again an older one but I just saw it a few weeks ago. The premise is that through some medication/chemical a woman is able to unlock her brain and use 100% of it. I hoped for more than what I actually got. It was entertaining but honestly I wouldn’t tell a friend to go out of their way to see it. However if it’s on and you are looking for something to watch, it’s not say Nothing But Trouble which I wouldn’t inflict on anyone. Continue reading

Tuesday Thoughts – Sicario

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This is a film from 2015 but I just watched it a few weeks ago. It’s about an FBI who winds up on a Mexican drug cartel task force. Her morals are tested much as the subjects in the real life documentary Cartelland‘s were.  Questions of when do the ends justify the means? Is it more important to get justice or revenge?  What compromises in your personal moral code are acceptable to do your job?  What principles do you hold higher than your life?  Can you trust someone whose answers differ from yours to these questions? When do two wrongs make a right? Do they ever?

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Tuesday Thoughts – Cartelland

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It’s been a few months since I watched this riveting documentary. Still I find myself thinking about it and just what did I take away from it. It is about the drug cartels in Mexico. It follows two men, one on each side of the border. Both are trying to protect people from the violence of the cartels.

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Tuesday Thoughts – Money Monster

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When we were apartment camping without much internet or TV reception we went to the movies every weekend.  We saw several movies that normally I would have passed until they were on TV.  But given the situation we paid the price to get out, sit in chairs other than camping ones, see something other than DVDs and enjoy ourselves.  Money Monster was one of those movies.

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Tuesday Thoughts – Sequels and Remakes

This summer is yet another summer of sequels and remakes. Now don’t get me wrong, I like many a fangirl look forward to the next episode in some movie sequels. But honestly most would have stood better if left as the awesome first movie they were. As for remakes, I’m at the age now where I’m seeing my childhood shows and movies redone casting the next generation, except Spiderman that gets rebooted what every other year? While some remakes are great fun others pale in comparison. So here’s my take on three from this summer.

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Tuesday Thoughts – Marvel Movies

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Since I gave up comic books for other things, like space in my home, I get my fix in comic book movies.  I didn’t see Avengers 2, aka Ultron,  in theaters because of all the moaning about how badly it dissed Hawkeye.  I did see it in February on the cruise.  Deadpool I was anxious to see but came out in a busy time in my life so saw it via DVD. This summer with little to do when camping in an apartment and waiting on a house to move into we went to movies regularly – saw Civil War and Apocalypse in a theater.  Now I know those are two studios but for a comic book lover like me it’s one publisher Marvel.  Thus I’ll give my short thoughts on each in one post about Marvel’s Movies.  Warning SPOILERS ahead if you don’t want them for a particular movie skip to the next. I feel comfortable doing spoilers because it has been sometime since the movies were released and they were successes. Thus I feel those who care passionately about the story lines have already been exposed to the plots. Continue reading