First time on top of the #Peabody hotel in #downtownmemphis. Cool, felt like the 1920s, lol | #memphis #tn #instanight #night #hotel #picoftheday #photooftheday #flashinglights #itsvintage (at The Peabody Hotel)
I don’t care anything about this conference or the #grizzlies but this sign was cool, lol | #memphis #bestoftheday #cool #memphisgrizzlies #basketball #instanight #nofilter #downtownmemphis (at Downtown Memphis)
Iron Man 3 (Film) | Rating: 3/5
When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
I’m going to keep this review brief. Iron Man 3 was just ok. My biggest problem with the movie is that it is too…funny. Like, even when Tony Stark is in trouble, I don’t fear for him because he jokes about everything. Sure, that humor is part of his character but I like worrying about my heroes a little bit + seeing them get their asses handed to them a little more.
The plot, for me, was weak + loosely thrown together. Paleobotany gone wrong + a scorned fanboy coming back for revenge. Zzz. The Mandarin revelation was a huge disappointment, and goes back to the film being too light-hearted. Terrence Howard deserved to get fired from the “Iron Man” franchise for his foolishness + demands but Don Cheadle as War Machine, No.
The only thing I really loved about this movie was Pepper Potts becoming a bad ass H.B.I.C. That damsel in distress role gets old, + I’m glad the directors thought about that.
In the end, the movie is solid but too family friendly/cheesy for me. Definitely worth a watch, though, + a good start to the Summer blockbuster season.
Trailer | The Conjuring (2013)
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
This looks like it is going to be very scary. IDK if I need to see it in theaters. I might jump on a stranger, LOL!
Music Monday | Janet Jackson ”If”
Be A Good Boy + Put This On…
Song Of The Day | Florence + The Machine ”My Boy Builds Coffins”
When I hear this song it makes me want to go…
The Raven (Film) | Rating: 2/5 (Slight spoiler included in the end)
When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.
Ermahgerd. This movie was SO disappointing. The plot could have really worked: a serial killer inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, begins to murder Baltimore citizens the same way as mentioned in the stories + the only man who can stop the killer is Poe himself. However, here are the problems we run into. The acting is forced across the board, we don’t really care about the character’s as written/acted (including Poe), + the ending was uninspiring + predictable. I had the killer down to two people during the first 10 minutes of the movie, + I knew the killer’s identity for sure 30 mins before the movie was over.
But for all the plot twists presented, the one that would have saved the movie, for me, wasn’t even used. Did anyone else think the killer was going to turn out to be Jack The Ripper? I mean, the killer escapes, ends up in London, + the time is right historically. He could have just changed his name in the new country + turned out to be The Ripper, killing his way for the first time, student becoming as famous as teacher, life imitating art. THAT is a plot twist. Why didn’t the writer or director go down this path? Too obvious maybe? It would have been perfect, IMO.
Anyway, I do not recommend this film. Eat a hot pocket instead. It’s more satisfying, lol.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Film) | Rating: 4/5
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
This film hit me emotionally + I really can’t explain why. Maybe it’s because I saw a little of myself + my friends at that age in some of the characters. Regardless, I went in thinking I was going to get some made for MTV fluff for 1 hour + 45 minutes but I came out feeling nostalgic, even though the movie was set in the 80s.
The casting for the film was perfect. Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, + Ezra Miller are all people I look forward to watching in the future. I definitely recommend seeing “Perks” + possibly reading the book by Stephen Chbosky, which I hear is good in it’s own right.
Throwback Commercial | Sprite (Sun Fizz)
This is still my favorite commercial of all time. Makes me laugh every time I see it.