Eddie the Eagle [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #17]

A couple of months ago, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #17.  Spoilers ahead.  

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Kate & Leopold [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #4]

Not long ago, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which cam out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #4.  Spoilers ahead.  

Kate & Leopold

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The Wolverine

Just came from watching The Wolverine, marking my 7th thing from my list of media events of the year that I was looking forward to that I now have behind me.  I enjoyed it, more than I would ever have expected to.  True there are some weaknesses  and some questions that began to emerge as I reflected on the film on the way home, but they pale in comparison to what there is to enjoy.  Still, this is my blog commentary on the film, so… Continue reading The Wolverine

Real Steel

When I was watching the original advanced press for Real Steel in 2011, it was impossible not to think thoughts like, “This has got to be the worst movie ever made.”  Of course, this was before I’d seen either Battleship or Step Up Revolution, and found out what a bad movie really was.  Still, one does not go into a feel-good movie about robots boxing without a certain amount of disdain.  As the film got closer, though, I began to get that sinking feeling you get when you realize that something you’ve been very publicly dismissive of might turn out to be not that bad after all. Continue reading Real Steel