reposting this because tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of this movie’s release. dig.
I waited a week to even start writing this review because of one good, solid reason: I would be unable to be objective about my first viewing of The Dark Knight Rises. It is the third and final film of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, a film that would be best described as what you’d get if you pumped $300 million dollars in to one really badass fireworks finale extravaganza – if you’re an American, and you happened to be alive for any number of 4th of July celebrations, you know the finale. The intensity picks up, the stakes get higher, the platitudes start stacking up and the gigantic terrorist with a voice that sounds like Darth Vader imitating Sean Connery and a body that resembles nothing short of a silverback gorilla starts ruining your world…
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“Tammy” was universally panned by the “critics”. We have learned NOT to listen to them and to judge a movie (the whole movie not a poorly made trailer) on it’s own merits and see if it meets our requirement of giving us 2 hours, or so, of away time from reality. “Tammy” more than meets our requirement. The hyper-critical critics should actually go see the movie and Warner Brothers should put a a trailer that depicts the entire movie not just one scene. I chose the trailer above after searching for one that actually goes beyond that one scene.
Tammy (Melissa McCarthy, 43 years old) is a “loser”. She loses her job for being late yet again (she hit a deer with her car this time). When she gets home (walking since her car stopped running) she finds her husband eating a nice…
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Inside each of your packages today, you’ll find “your lucky quarter. Now, all of you: Do as I do! [Taking a quarter from the envelope in my package, I flip it, catch it & cover it with my hand] Call it. Just call it out loud! You need to call it. I can’t call it for you. It wouldn’t be fair. Do you know where I got these coins? New Smyrna Beach FL. They’ve been traveling 1500 miles to get to CT and now they’re here. And it’s either heads or tails. Now you can put away your lucky quarter. But don’t put it in your pocket or with the other change in your purse. It’s your lucky quarter. Put it anywhere but your pocket. Where it’ll get mixed in with the others & become just a coin. Which it is!”
The Coen Brothers’ 2007 modern western, No Country for Old…
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