22 Jump Street

Rating: 3.9/5 Starts

22 Jump Street successfully trumps it’s predecessor, 21 Jump Street. Jonah deliverers another hilarious performance with the help of Channing Tatum. Being a recent graduate of college myself, this comedy is highly relevant. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller cleverly reference many trends that we are seeing occur in today universities making it all the more eye opening for generation x. We all know you like movie generation x, so stop trying to act like you don’t like it. Anyway, I recommend seeing this movie with some friends who love to laugh at the nearest eat-in cinema. – -

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The Liebster Award

Humbled to have been nominated for the Liebster! Thank you Redhead at the Moviesbrowneyedtwentysomething, iwishidknown for the nomination and thank you Cinematic Frontier for creating the Liebster Award! The rules of the Liebster Award are the following:

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1. The bloggers who have been nominated must link back to the person who nominated them.
2. Nominees must answer the eleven questions given to them by the person who nominated them.
3. Those nominated must choose eleven of their favorite bloggers who have less than 200 followers to answer their own set of questions When you are nominated, you cannot nominate the person who nominated you


 

First, 11 Random Facts about the original Chewy:

1. I am a native of Austin, TX
2. I am decent sketch artist
3. I started and played for my university’s D1 Varsity Men’s Soccer Program
4. Of course, I am huge fan of soccer. My bias leans towards towards an English Premeire League Mid-Table regular — Stoke City FC
5. I majored in Marketing, with a minor in Psychology — GPA: Hunnid %
6. Dancing is a hobby of mine
7. I
8. Love
9. To
10. Party

Why did you decide to start a blog?

Although my watch-to-blog ratio could never be an even 1, I decided to start writing so that I could record my movie/tv show thoughts and remarks. My reviews are short, and they are this way because I believe a reader shouldn’t spend too much time on one review, because there are too many other good reviews out there to dwell on just one.

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Groovy dude looking to chill with some guys – “not gay sex”

What is your favorite book?

The Martian – Andy Weir

Tell me an embarrassing childhood memory

Me, as a 5 year old returning from the bathroom in kindergarden -

“Umm I think I may have accidentally…”

My kindergarden teacher -

“Bailey, you don’t have to tell me I can smell you from right here”

Socks and shoes or barefoot?

Ive got tan feet

Favorite movie and why?

I seriously couldn’t even begin to answer this question – so maybe Spaceballs?

What is one thing you could do without? Anything applies.

Cell Phones – for the betterment of society

Weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? (Sheep brain. Seriously.)

Fish eyeballs – they tasted like fish eyeballs

If money was eradicated and the world developed a barter system, what skill could you provide to trade?

Wood working

What kind of superpower would you choose to have, if you could?

Flight – Superman flying not bird flying

What is your idea of a personal hell?

Sitting in a room with a bunch of old guys chewy on foods of multiple textures…just chewing…chewing…and chewing

 

My nominated blogs:

 CMrok93

 Life Vs Film

 snapcracklewatch

 Dan’s Movie Den

 Mark Whelan Writes

See It Or Skip It

 Zygon Reviews

 500 Word Write-Up: The Latest Film Reviews (in no more than 500 words)

 The Bittersweet Bookworm

 MovieManJackson

The Family Room Film Critic

Questions for those who I nominated:

1. Favorite TV or movie heroine?

2. Name one movie you thought you wouldn’t like that you did?

3. Name one movie you thought you were going to like but you didn’t?

4. What’s your opinion on the recent trend of films-turned-TV-shows (ie- Parenthood, About a Boy, and Bad Teacher)

5. What’s your favorite and least favorite genre?

6. Name something that is technically “bad” within pop culture (like a poorly reviewed film or a short-lived TV show) that you love– like a guilty pleasure you’d defend no matter what.

7. Name an actor or actress you can’t stand even if you have no good reason for disliking them.

8. Name a cancelled TV show you’d bring back OR a movie that you think should be remade.

9. Favorite era or decade within film or pop culture at large?

10. What random or obscure pop culture thing would you love there to be a convention for or which would you want to attend, if there already exists a convention for it?

11. What specific film technique or narrative trope drives you crazy when you see it?

Drinking Buddies

Rating: 3.75/5 Stars

Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson make a good team, or pair, or couple…not quite sure what they are. They put on as a couple of friends who are very close, yet still committed to separate relationships. Director Joe Swanberg shows us the very outer limits of friendship, only our two butt-buddies don’t realize they have parked themselves in a limbo between being close friends and being together, as a couple. I really enjoyed Wilde and Johnson’s supporting cast, they all fit into the culture of the film. I really enjoyed watching the little interactions between characters, Swanberg tends to let the scenes run over for about four or five seconds so we can watch the actors play-out the scene till the very end, but he always knows when to say when. 

I recommend watching this movie over a six pack.

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Bottle Rocket

Rating: 3.8/5 Stars

After reviewing a few of Wes Anderson‘s more recent films, I had to reach a little further back into the past to review one of my favorite movies…Bottle RocketLuke Wilson, and  Owen Wilson pursue their life long dream of, well, being wanted. The two friends spend their time forming a team and networking with larger players in the local shitty-heist game to pull off the biggest job of their lives. Unfortunately, Owen Wilson’s character Dignan decides that this criminal behavior was worth going to jail for. Of course, the reason behind this irrational decision making is beyond me, and that seems to be the theme of the entire movie and its perfect! This film provides many laughs and surprising plot twists, thanks to Anderson and Owen’s plot. Luke and Owen show us all why they are so successful today on screen. 

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Wes Anderson people! He is truly a unique talent. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a combination of great writing, a director who sees real life in cartoon form, an amazing cast, and an ending that brings everything full circle. The Budapest features an all-star cast – Ralph FiennesF. Murray AbrahamMathieu AmalricAdrien BrodyOwen WilsonWillem DafoeJeff GoldblumHarvey KeitelJude LawBill MurrayEdward NortonSaoirse RonanJason Schwartzman and many others.This film is surprisingly engaging, not unlike the rest of Anderson’s films. Simple interactions between characters pull you in by their sharp, direct, occasionally condescending, and overly articulate jargon. Young actor, Tony Revolori, gives a very comedic and endearing performance. The young man actually shows a bit of range while working with Ralph Fiennes, who undoubtedly brought the best out of the young talent. 

This may have been Anderson’s best work yet. If you can, go see The Grand Budapest Hotel while its still in theaters!

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Anderson always brings a few characters from previous films to keep his mojo flowing through each flick. My personal favorite Anderson movie-repeat-unknown actor is Lucas Hedges, who appears once in the Budapest as a pump attendant, and plays Redford in Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

 

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Her

Rating: 4.3/5 Stars

It seems like Spike Jonze was the first person to answer questions about Artificial Intelligence, and he essentially confirmed the possibility of human beings becoming emotionally and romantically involved with AI. This film carries a lot of weight with it, even though it features one of the lightest set displays I have ever seen. By light I mean clean, simple, and inescapably modern.  Joaquin Phoenix delivers a great performance. He was able to exhume all of the thoughts and emotions of Theodore, who is an apparent introvert who has split his life thus far into either reminiscing about an ex-girlfriend or living inside his own head, both of which limit Theodore’s social interaction and likelihood of meeting another meaningful companion. To me this predicament exists in an increasing amount of individuals in our society today, but that is neither here nor there. Watch this movie with a buddy or significant other, you may find yourself analyzing the dynamics of your own relationships, so you may want to have an outlet for discussion during and after this film. 

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Dallas Buyers Club

Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack really know how to write a story, and Matthew McConaughey sure knows how to tell one. The casting for Dallas Buyers Club couldn’t have been more spot on – Jennifer GarnerJared LetoDenis O’HareSteve ZahnMichael O’NeillDallas Roberts and many more. It is quite evident that the film’s cast knew they were telling a story that needed to be told. McConaughey’s character Ron Woodroof was a resilient man, who had more to share with the world than he ever gave himself credit for. This is an incredibly inspiring film that every of-age movie-watcher should see.

When I look at Ron Woodroof’s character I see strength, a bit of fading ignorance and a big open heart.

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Summer of Sam

Classic Spike Lee. I wish I could go back and see the neighborhood where this story took place. The italian-american culture is one that intrigues me. You could argue against their lifestyle (consistent substance abuse, with a focus on cigarettes, heroin, and cocaine), but why question the way a person lives their life? If you ask me, when I see characters like the ones in this story I sometimes feel guilt for not doing more of what I like. I am not referring to substance abuse, I am simply referring to living life without regrets or concerns about what others say or would say. Summer of Sam isn’t for everyone, but for such an old flick it relates to a hell of a lot of people.

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War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds was a classic for me after my first viewing. Tom Cruise handles the invasion just like any of us would. If you are the type of person that is always looking for answers about other life in our universe, then go no further than War of the Worlds! Cruise is supported by a cast who at the time were relatively unknown. It’s safe to say that Dakota Fanning is the real deal, especially alongside a star like Tom Cruise. I recommend watching this interesting re-make with a friend or significant other. Movies like War of the Worlds always keep an extraterrestrial conversion lively.

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The Lego Movie

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Yes, The Lego Movie is good! Phil Lord and Christopher Miller bring the lego characters to life in this comedic, mass appealing animation. Will ArnettElizabeth BanksCraig Berry, and Alison Brie all do a great job of giving each character distinct lego personalities. I’ve heard criticisms about the infrastructure of the lego world…but come on people lay off. Of course the Lego world isn’t going to make sense logistically, they are Legos! They do not follow the same laws of physics that we do. Anyway, this is a classic animation film that I believe will be passed onto the younger generations for ages. I recommend watching The Lego Movie with friends or family over some popcorn and snacks. Prepare to be entertained!

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