Day 65: Iron Man 2: The Squeakquel (2010)


Ah, it’s that time of year where we sit back and reflect upon what we are truly thankful for in our lives. Most would say they are grateful for their families (if they are anywhere near as cool as mine) or their friends (see the comment regarding families). Others may say they appreciate their jobs, their homes, or their happiness. These are all very acceptable answers. I, on the other hand, have something else that I am really truly thankful for. I am thankful that I didn’t pay $15 to see Iron Man 2: Armed and Fabulous in the theaters this summer. It’s pretty bad—almost Robin Hood: The Revenge of Kitty Galore bad.

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Day 16: Sherlock Holmes (2009)


Sometimes I think watching a movie is like going on a blind date. In both, you know very little about what is in store– and what you are told is limited and to point of view from someone who really wants it to work out between the two of you. For a blind date, you usually dress up to put your best face forward. Similarly, people have invested time to make the film posters look appealing (their “Sunday best” or “club attire,” if you will). And, in both cases, you never really know what you are in for. Sure, both experiences will likely be over in a few hours, but its anybody’s guess as to what will happen. Your blind date could be a boring, self-important real estate developer (a movie equivalent of Crash), or a bit too perky insurance salesperson (think House Bunny—or perhaps you shouldn’t). The date could go remarkably well, or just look good on paper. Such is the case with Sherlock Holmes.

 

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Day 14: Soapdish (1991)


I love television, and watch a lot of it. Sitcoms, medical dramas, crime shows, reality TV—I watch it all. Well, everything except soap operas. I don’t know why, but I have never really gotten in to them (surprising, since reality TV is essentially a real life soap opera…). I don’t know if I have tried to watch them and just lost interest, or if they didn’t appeal to me in the first place.

 

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