Drop on in to the Pun's House Cineplex and catch a flick or two. Sorry, but you'll have to bring your own popcorn. If you find a full movie that you enjoy (Hulu is a great resource), feel free to post it.
Workout (Weights) -- I was in the university weight room at the same time as all the athletes...Ugh...testosterone overdrive anyway?
Motorhead -- Ramones Eric Johnson -- Cliffs of Dover ELO -- Livin' Thing Flogging Molly -- Float Guns N' Roses -- Breakdown Beastie Boys -- Intergalactic Marilyn Manson -- Antichrist Superstar Fight for your right -- Beastie Boys Kid Rock -- Cocky (really really really wanted to inquire as to whether or not the folks with their basic lacking of understanding of Gym Etiquette could "back it up." My guess? No. Peter Gabriel -- Shock the Monkey Afro Celt Sound System -- Riding the Waves Flogging Molly -- Requiem for a Dying Song Rush -- Distant Early Warning Marilyn Manson -- If I was Your Vampire Marilyn Manson -- Into the Fire (these two songs were playing while some were pretending to be tough while Metallica was playing on the speakers. Neither of these can EVER be safe for radio, and no person of conscience should even like them...I think the boys would have been terrified...)
That was supposed to say "unlikely case" but I hit the character limit. I'm sure Dev knows about this.
But for anyone who doesn't there's a kickstarter for a Veronica Mars movie. It's already hit its $2m goal, so its happening, but I'm sure more money means better movie. So if you're into that sort of thing go check it out.
It was quite an excellent movie, even beyond the fact that only behind The Dark Knight, I believe it's the second best superhero movie ever made. Definitely enough in the movie to attract the non-comic geeks like us. Mrs. The Demko loved the movie, and she HATES comic books. So overall, I think Marvel and Disney have hit upon the absolute perfect marketing strategy. Make solid individual character movies (could there have been a better casting choice in the last 10 years than RDJ as Tony Stark?), and then put them all together, not neglecting any of the characters seriously, and getting a top-notch director to put it all together.
If Joss Whedon somehow bows out of Avengers 2, I will be severely disappointed. The nice thing is, he can basically have them sign a blank check for him to come back again. I'm hoping that's incentive enough to do it all over again, especially considering how many side projects he's continue to juggle in the background. I have no idea how that man can operate on this many things at the same time.
May I say that despite liking Edward Norton's take on Banner, that Mark Ruffalo absolutely NAILED it? I think Ruffalo's Banner was pitch perfect, and he totally got into the character's brain, I would say *ALMOST* as much as Ledger got into the Joker's brain. Though definitely a more lighthearted take on the character, overall, I really felt like Ruffalo was the star player here.
And lastly, the incidental characters - so glad they made mention of Jane Foster being protected. I do kinda wish they'd made the same effort to mention Betty Ross. Maria Hill was portrayed quite well by Ms. Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), though I always imagined Hill a bit more exotic and not quite so... vanilla. Coulson was great, as always. Sam L. struck a great balance between Nick Fury, and Nick Fury doing his Sam L impression (IS THE SUN IN THE SKY?!) And I thought Johanssen and Renner really had a chance to shine, and took advantage of it. Especially BW's 'interrogation scene' toward the beginning of the movie.
Overall, the only nitpick I had was the first credits scene, where they introduced the possible next villain. REALLY?! You go from Loki/Chitauri to that? Wasn't there any sort of middle-ground bad guy they could have gone with? It's like escalating from a small campfire to burning down the entire Eastern seaboard. There's gotta be another step up from there. Granted, they may surprise us, and give that guy henchmen, but it just seemed like a huge step to take in the course of one movie.
I'm predicting that we see Alicia & Christina stick together and somehow swing Chelsea to their side to make up the Final 3. Then Chelsea gets every single jury vote because it seems like nobody thinks Christina belongs there, and they all want to slap the fuck out of Alicia.
No order here either... too busy but here it goes, from the top of my head:
The Rocket (Maurice Richards bio very very very good. Solly you say you like movies and hockey, you have to see this) Bull Durham SlapShot Any Given Sunday (for what Dev said) Rudy Invincible A league of their Own Ali
Can't think of two more and the phone is rigging....
I just saw the movie this weekend, and I really enjoyed it. I don't want to spoil anything major, so I'll just say the movie felt like E.T. + The Goonies. I also noticed several Abrams easter eggs throughout. And the lens flares (which felt a little out of place). All in all, it was a fun movie, and it seems appropriate for all ages. Nothing too scary, and the kids all give pretty good performances.
Aside from Fassenbender and McAvoy slipping into indiscriminate accents toward the end of the movie, I really have no complaints about the movie. None. Great story. Great acting. Great pacing. Great score (thought it REALLY added to the movie). Just a great, great movie all around. Easily my new favorite of the X-movies, and I really really loved X2.