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Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Before King Kong and Godzilla duke it out in a battle of the ages next year here’s a look back at the second movie released by Warner Bros. highlighting these iconic monsters, Kong: Skull Island. Enjoy!

Okay, so I literally just watched this movie for the first time today at home and I have quite a bit to say about it. Some of it will be good, some of it will be bad, there will be a good mixture of the two on this movie. And by the way, there will be plenty of SPOILERS just to let you know ahead of time. So, with no further delay let me tell you what I thought about this movie.

The Characters

First of all, I have no idea what the character’s names are.

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I know there was Samuel L. Jackson who was the revenge-stricken captain.

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Tom Hiddleston, the handsome British accented one cocked eyebrow and gun-toting tracker who, of course, didn’t die.

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There was Brie Larson who played the role of the infamous Caucasian female who is part of King Kong lore. She was somewhat of a damsel in distress but at least she had logical clothing and shoes, unlike someone I know in Jurassic World. 😒

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Ranking 50 of the Top 250 Movies on IMDb: Part 4

Three parts, thirty movies, twenty left to list. As the list dwindles choosing which films rank higher over others gets harder but I am ready to send you all the next part to this thrilling series. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

19. Coco

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When Coco was coming out there was so much buzz around the film that I didn’t want to watch it but when I finally did I was blown away. I watched it late one evening and even though I was up at around one in the morning I wasn’t tired at all. This movie made me smile, it made me laugh, but most importantly, it made me cry. Oh my goodness, I cried so hard and couldn’t stop. This movie plucked my heartstrings as deeply as Miguel loved plucking the strings of his guitar. Lovely movie!

18. Die Hard

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Die Hard is definitely one of the best action movies of all time. And what makes it even more outrageously awesome is that Die Hard is, essentially, a Christmas movie. When you think Christmas movie one may immediately think of films like Home Alone or A Christmas Story but Die Hard is just as fun to watch while celebrating the wonderful holiday.

This movie will leave you gasping and wincing and shouting at the screen as it rivets your eyes to the screen from the beginning of the action to the end. And Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman’s performances on this movie were particularly sublime. I’ve only seen Die Hard twice but both times I watched the film I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Throwback Friday: My Ten Favorite Movie Heroines

It’s International Women’s Day and what’s a better way to celebrate such a wonderful day for women than to list my ten favorite movie heroines for Throwback Friday? It’s perfect. 🙂 I hope you enjoy and Happy International Women’s Day!

I love movies because they’re very fun to watch. I love seeing stories play out onscreen, I love watching actors portray different characters that I will either love or despise, I love action films, but most importantly, I love a movie with an off-the-chain heroine. There are hundreds of great films with male heroes but when a woman can come into the fold and kick butt alongside the men that’s when a movie, for me, gets really awesome and lately that’s become a regular occurrence.

Two years ago Wonder Woman finally got her own blockbuster film after being around for decades and there have been a bunch of critically acclaimed indie films and television shows led by women in the past year. The last three Star Wars films have been led by women and have made billions of dollars, an idea that at one time would seem preposterous to the Hollywood elite. 2017’s highest grossing films were all led by female leads; Beauty and the BeastWonder Woman, and The Last Jedi. And now, Marvel’s first female superhero to lead her own film (Captain Marvel) is literally coming out…TODAY!

So, because women are clearly awesome, I’m going to share with you the ten movie heroines that I have come to love the most, at least, so far. Enjoy!

10. Dorothy

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies of all time. I remember seeing this film as a child and it was one of the most magical films I have ever seen still to this day. To think that this movie was made in 1939! is beyond incredible and in the center of this epic tale is Dorothy.

Dorothy is a special character. She has those ruby slippers, she sings like an angel, Toto is the cutest dog ever and she’s so sweet. She’s a regular farm girl trying to run away from home because a mean old lady wants her dog to be taken away and just so happens to end up embarking on an incredible journey in a magical world unlike any other. She faces flying monkeys, an evil witch, and many other obstacles but at the end of it all she survives the adventure and helps save the Land of Oz while never refraining from being herself. If you really think about it, Dorothy is very brave. To face all of that strange stuff; a talking scarecrow, a talking lion, a tin man, munchkins, witches, etc. without utterly freaking out is very impressive.

Without Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz would not be the same magical movie that it has been for almost a century and that’s why she is one of my favorite heroines.

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‘Incredibles 2’ At Home

As a child, I was a fan of The Incredibles, watching the movie nearly every day. I was one of the millions of people who went to see it last year in the movie theaters and I have been waiting to finally watch it for a second time on Netflix. Well, I watched it last night and so, naturally, I had to share my experience. Enjoy!

When I think of Incredibles 2 I break it into three movies.

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There’s Elastigirl’s movie which is riveting as she takes on the disturbing antagonist, the Screenslaver. Her action scenes are phenomenal, the Screenslaver is a worthy villain, and Elastigirl gets her awesomeness highlighted immensely.

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And then there’s the other movie featuring the rest of the Incredibles family, including the laughable evolution of Jack Jack’s powers. This side of the story is nowhere near as interesting as Elastigirl’s portions of the film but it still manages to delight in various ways.

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