The Mummy (1999): Old Favorites

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The Mummy

Directed By: Stephen Sommers

Grade: A

So the current Mummy had one personal benefit. It got me to finally go through the boxes of DVD’s I’d been keeping in my mothers garage (she’s happy to) to find my copy of the 1999 version. I enjoyed the hell out of this movie when it was released but haven’t watched it in years.

Honestly, it still stands up. I definitely enjoyed it more than the current version.

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Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, etc.

Grade: A

Wonder Woman has been in my top three most anticipated movies of the year probably since the comic-con trailer dropped last summer. But as much as I loved her in Batman v. Superman I had been burned before with those Suicide Squad trailers. However my anticipation only went up after the reviews started coming in early this week.

Did they do her justice?

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Alien Covenant: Spoilery Review

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katharine Waterston, Billy Crudup

Grade: B-

Okay, first thing I have to get off my chest. I liked Prometheus. I didn’t think it was a flawless movie it had some real problems but I liked the questions that it asked. I liked that it tried to be bigger and deeper even if it didn’t really make it. I appreciated it for that.

While I found Covenant entertaining it was also a bit disappointing in that regard.

Spoilers below! Although I try to keep it vague 🙂

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7 More Things I’m Excited for in 2017

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So at the beginning of the year I wrote about 17 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2017 while I’ve seen and read a lot of those things I wanted to add a couple of more that I hadn’t heard about at that point. Books and movies below! As well as two movies that I’m surprised I’m looking forward to!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Directed by: James Gunn

Grade: B

The guardians return to save the galaxy from a new threat. There’s also insulting of powerful people, all kinds of family issues, the threat of Thanos looming over the galaxy and Kurt Russell. I had been looking forward to this one for a while and while I think parts of it fell flat it also packed quiet an emotional punch.

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The Circle

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The Circle

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

Grade: B-

Mae Holland (Emma Watson) gets the job of a lifetime working for a cutting edge tech company called The Circle. She’s only there for like a week before her life is immeasurably better. They have concerts and yoga and health care for her parents. It’s the perfect place for someone like Mae but Alice is about to fall down the rabbit hole.

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Jackie

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Jackie

Directed by: Pablo Larrain

Grade: A

“I believe the characters we read on the page become more real than the men who stand beside us.”

I finally decided to drag myself out of my movie rut and see Jackie. Natalie Portman plays the title role in the days directly following her husbands assassination and how she helped shape and write his legacy- as well as her own.

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Life

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Life

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Grade: B+

Life is about a group of scientists on the International Space Station that discover an alien life form. Unfortunately not E.T. I should say first off that I have certainly heard the Alien comparisons, and understand them, but my Alien experience is only the one that had Michael Fassbender in it. (And you bet I’m gonna see Covenant.)

But that’s a whole other movie.

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Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Bill Condon

Grade: A

I have seen both versions of Beauty and the Beast now and I can’t help but think Belle is always disappointed when the beast turns back into a man. Hell, I actually think the animated version did a better job of hiding it than this Belle.

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Logan

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Logan

Directed By: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart & Dafne Keen

Grade: A

I saw Logan a week ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Definitely my favorite movie so far this year. The movie takes place in the future where Logan is worn down, sick, tired and desperately trying to make ends meet and care for an elderly and even sicker Professor Xavier when he’s enlisted to help a young girl whose a lot like him.

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