Sunday, October 30, 2011

Drive (Drama 2011)

So this movie was kinda slow. It was actually very slow at the beginning but then some semblance of a story started shining through. I guess it was OK? as in it didn't suck, but when the movie ended there didn't seem to be much point to the time spent watching it. Carey Mulligan was a bonus though...not too shabby American accent. But yeah...I really didn't get the point to the whole thing.
Rating - C

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Busy Bee

So I haven't updated in a while because I don't seem to have time for anything I actually want to do anymore. Hopefully I can squeeze a movie in soon. In the mean time I have dumped Android and have gone over to the dark side again with the iPhone 4s. It's not too different from the iPhone 4 from what I can tell but a few annoyances are popping up, namely.
  1. How the hell do you sync Chrome bookmarks to their Safari browser? Searches have proved nil in terms of real solutions
  2. If you have location services on all day your battery will drain down to 50% within 10 hours. Not very impressive...
  3. No way to FTP movies onto this thing...will have to use iTunes and I doubt it'll read a bunch of formats either.
  4. Had to connect to my Google stuff via an Exchange connection...hopefully that's the right way to do it? Going it the Gmail way = no contacts.
  5. Not a bunch of good, free apps.
So what is the good over that of an Android phone?
  1. If I push a button or tap the screen, it'll work. No lag, no bullshit, it'll detect and work.
  2. Screen is purdy.
So yeah I'll see how this purchase pans out. Sometimes some tools in your life just need to work.

Update: I did not touch my phone since it was at 50% at 10ish this evening. At midnight I turned it on and it was at 1% before it died. Also, the thing was hella hot on the back of the phone and through a Speck Candyshell case. Something is wrong and this link says it's not only me. Terrific.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (Action 2011)

This movie was a pretty fun one. It's probably on the same level as Thor, but not as good as Iron Man. The story, action, and witty lines done by Tommy Lee Jones were all up to par. I'm quite glad since there seems to have been a turnaround in the quality of comic book movies since the whole slew of horrible ones half-a-decade back. Yeah I'm looking at you Elektra and Daredevil.

But yeah this one is worth a watch...a good intro to the upcoming Avengers film.
Rating - B

Friday, October 14, 2011

Horrible Bosses (Comedy 2011)

So yeah this movie was supposed to be funny, but it really wasn't. I did laugh maybe 3 times in total but the characters were way too stupid for the humor to come through. Every comedy has to have some semblance of a story and this one didn't have a speck of it. Big no from me.
Rating - D

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Ironclad (Action 2011)

Yeah there's no way around it; this movie sucked. The whole story was so dull and all of the dialog was pointless. There were only 2 attributes what weren't so bad. The first was the gore. You got to see everything from hands getting cut off to an unlucky extra getting essentially sliced in half, like the main baddie from Rob Roy. The second was an impassioned speech made by Paul Giamatti explaining his royal divine right. It's funny to think that this was the same guy who played that nerdy wine connoisseur in Sideways.
Rating - D