The Giver (DVD)

Apparently Jeff Bridges has been trying to have The Giver turned into a movie for the better part of two decades. Originally, he wanted to have Lloyd Bridges in the eponymous role. He even apparently went so far as to have a version filmed somewhere, although so far as I know that version has never been made publically available.

I wonder if that one diverged so much from the book?

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Edge of Tomorrow (DVD)

Disclaimer time: I have a full time job now. And a baby at home. Some combination of these things means that I have nowhere near as much time to go see movies as I once did. So it goes.

But rather than let this particular part of my blog go to waste, I think that I’ll go ahead and keep writing up movies. Just instead of movies in theaters, I’ll aim for new releases on DVD / VOD.

Why?

Edge of Tomorrow.

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Lucy

If only the writers had used more than 10% of their brains to come up with a better basis for their film…

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

After the awesome first two films, the relative failures of The Last Stand and the Wolverine(s), and the return to form of First Class, I was cautiously hopeful for Days of Future Past. It had potential–near full casts of both sets of X-Men?–but potential doesn’t necessarily mean good.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I think that–for once–I was the perfect audience for this movie. Just geeky enough that I enjoy a good Spider-Man movie, but not so geeky that whatever changes they made from the comics are going to jump out / particularly bother me.

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