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Counting Down My Favorite Trailers: #4: ‘Logan’

Like I said in earlier posts, these last five trailers to be highlighted are special for their individual reasons. Avengers: Infinity War is a special trailer because of the joy it provides through its reveals of the characters and its choice of musical composition which brings a unique quality to the trailer unlike anything I’ve seen in another comic book movie trailer.

Now, we tackle Logan and why its trailer is so stellar. Here it is.

Okay, here’s the thing about this trailer. I’ve never seen a song match a trailer so well. Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” is so perfect for this trailer. The grim words of the song matches the dark tone of the trailer, the clips shown hide the true weaving of the story, allowing plenty of surprise for viewers of the film in theaters, and it just sounds so perfect with this trailer. Oh, speaking of theaters, that is when I first saw this trailer.

I sat in that theater, pressed back against my seat as the trailer (in IMAX) bombarded me with that song that left me just…shook. It’s also rewarding to know that the movie is as good as the trailer.

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A Movie Ranking: Hugh Jackman

If you had told me just last year that Hugh Jackman would become one of my favorite actors I would’ve laughed. Well, here we are. After watching more of the X-Men movies I began to like him a little bit more but it wasn’t until I saw him in other films that I realized how talented he really was. So, on that note, I decided to make him the actor I would highlight him in this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

9. X-Men: Apocalypse

Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, Jennifer Lawrence, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Ben Hardy in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

No, this isn’t the worst superhero movie I’ve seen but it’s nowhere near the best either. With a solid first half, I was actually enjoying this film but it was the lackluster second half that brought the film to a searing crash. And Hugh Jackman’s cameo as Wolverine is one of the most ridiculous cameos that I’ve seen. I get it. We’re supposed to figure out what happened to him after X-Men: Days of Future Past but still…yikes it’s bad.

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What’s Your Favorite X-Men Movie?

I’ve, lately, been on a serious X-Men binge-watch session and with two of the recent X-Men titles dropping on Disney+, it seems that Disney is starting to highlight the heroic mutants and their stories in the vast universe that encompasses Marvel Studios, Star Wars, the Avatar franchise, and now even the Peter Jackson franchise.

There have been plenty of X-Men movies over the last two decades but of these films which is your favorite? Here’s the list.

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In 2000, the X-Men were brought to the big screen in rewarding fashion, delivering a story and ensemble cast that felt true to the characters and the comic book material. Plus, with Ian McKellen playing Magneto and Patrick Stewart playing Professor X, it was destined to be awesome. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite X-Men Movie?

Ranking the ‘X-Men’ Films That I Have Seen

The X-Men are really cool and over the last few years, I’ve begun to actually get involved in the story of these characters. Today, I’m going to share my ranking of the X-Men movies I’ve seen so far.

5. X-Men: First Class

Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Lucas Till, Jennifer Lawrence, and Zoë Kravitz in X: First Class (2011)

I’ve seen enough of this movie to know it is really bad. The CGI is so horrible I thought it was made in 2009. Not 2011! The prosthetics for Mystique and Beast are atrocious compared to the sequels and Kevin Bacon does not make a convincing villain. Continue reading Ranking the ‘X-Men’ Films That I Have Seen

Ranking 50 of the Top 250 Movies on IMDb: Part 1

As you probably can tell from my blog I love movies and boy have I seen a lot of movies. On a recent visit to IMDb, I casually began reading a list of the 250 top ranked movies on IMDb and I soon discovered that I had seen exactly 50 of them. I was super excited to learn that so many of my favorite films were on the list and so I immediately came up with the idea to list my own ranking of these 50 films.

Because it is 50 movies though I’m going to present this ranking in five parts, leading all the way to my favorite movie of all time which will be announced on Sunday. So today, I’m ranking the films from #50 to #40. Enjoy!

50. Casablanca

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When Casablanca came out in 1942 it was the cream of the crop, telling a concise partly tragic love story. While it’s regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time I personally didn’t like it very much. Hence, it’s #50 on this list.

49. WALL·E

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I’ve seen a lot of good animated movies in my time and while WALL·E did win an Oscar for Best Animated Picture I watched it twice in nine years and both times I came away from the film dissatisfied.

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My Review of Logan

Logan has been out on Digital and Blu-Ray for several weeks now and I’ve been waiting to finally see it. Leading up to its premiere in theaters I was excited about it. The first trailer was amazing and always gave me chills when I watched it. And then as it got closer to the movie coming out I was hoping it would be good. I didn’t end up getting to see it in the movies but I wanted to see it at home. Now, unfortunately, I had already learned that (Spoiler Alert! Do not read any further if you don’t want to know what happens in this movie) Logan ended up dying in the film which was shocking considering that Jack Hughman had been playing the character, Wolverine since I think 2000. That made me want to see the movie even more.

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