Sucker Punch Falls Short of Knockout

Sucker Punch PosterMr. Pikko rarely asks to see a movie, so when he requested we actually go see Sucker Punch in IMAX, it really says something about the movie’s marketing. Not that I needed persuasion, as the movie looked like it had a fascinating premise, scads of eye candy, and actually starred an actress I’m quite fond of: Emily Browning.

The only other movie I’ve seen her in is Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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‘The Eagle’ Fails to Fly High

The Eagle PosterEver since I dragged my dearly beloved to Black Swan a couple of weeks ago, he’s made this warped and pained face whenever I talk about going to the movies again, so to smooth things over I decided to pick something that might be a little more his type of movie as a peace offering. I do, after all, need a movie partner.

He didn’t really want to see Unknown, so I went for the one that was pitched during the last UFC: The Eagle.

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‘Red’ Review: Ridiculous Yet Amusing

Red Movie PosterI find it funny that the only reason I get to see fairly current movies now is because of my local supermarket’s glorious Redbox and then the first movie review that I’m writing in oh, a year and a half, is called ‘Red’, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker, and Helen Mirren. When it came out, the preview looked amusing. After all, doesn’t everyone love seeing old fuddy duddies whoop some ass?

Still, seeing as how we get to go out to the movies only once every other blue moon, I remember choosing some other movie to see. My mother highly recommended it to me, but ever since she told me years ago that she loved Vertical Limit, well I just can’t trust that woman’s taste in movies.

There is, however, a huge difference between spending $21 to watch a movie and spending $1.00 (the Blu-Ray was out), so when it came out last week, we were happy to rent it.

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