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I love going to the movies and I have pretty specific taste and strong opinions about them. Here’s my list of the top 5 movies you should see this summer. This was an article I compiled for TheCelebrityCafe. I’m going to tell you my list on here with some brief bullet points on why I want to see the movie. However, I urge you to go to my actual article as well. Which can be found right:

HERE.

5. Bourne Legacy

  • Written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote all the other Bourne movies and directed Michael Clayton.
  • Starring Jeremy Renner, who’s been in The Town, the latest Mission Impossible, and The Avengers. He’s a promising action actor.
  • It’s motha effing Jason Bourne. The best action franchise after the Die Hards.
  • Edward Norton is the second leading man.

Release Date: August 3rd

4.  Brave

  • Pixar is not going to make two bad movies in a row. Cars 2 has been their only badly reviewed movie… EVER.
  • The lore and story behind this looks very entertaining.
  • Who doesn’t love Pixar movies?

Release Date: June 22nd

3. Moonrise Kingdom

  • Wes Anderson has yet to make a bad film.
  • It has Ed Norton, Bruce Willis, and (obviously) Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman.
  • It’s Anderson’s return to live-action after the glorious Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Release Date: May 25th

2. Prometheus

  • Ridley Scott knows the horror/sci-fi genre well.
  • He’s done Blade Runner, Alien, and Gladiator.
  • Guy Peirce and Michael Fassenbender are both highly entertaining actors.
  • The previews are very intriguing and puzzling.

Release Date: June 8th

1. The Dark Knight Rises

  • It’s CHRISTOPHER NOLAN. Let me go on a little rant here. Everyone LOVES him now, after The Dark Knight and Inception. That pisses me off. I love Memento and Insomnia, and frankly all of his movies. He made his first movie Following for $6000 and in black-and-white. Most people who “love Chris Nolan” have never even heard of it, let alone SEEN IT. Christopher Nolan is my favorite screenwriter/director. He does both and he’s great at it. I DO LOVE Nolan and most of you don’t. So shut up. I want to see this movie way more than you. Plus I’m a bigger Batman fanatic than most. I have some comics and the whole animated series from the early 90s. Plus I became a fan of his series with Batman Begins. What’s that, you ask? Well it’s his first Batman movie, which most of you probably didn’t see at least until after The Dark Knight came out. I saw it in theaters and loved ti. Stop jumping aboard the Batman and Nolan bandwagon, because you don’t really know what you’re talking about.
  • Tom Hardy is sweet.
  • It’s BATMAN.
  • It’s the final movie and I guarantee this trilogy won’t end on a bad note.

Release Date: July 20th

Honorable Mention:

  • Looper (Rain Johnson)
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Director of Wanted, so it should be entertaining. I was too lazy to get his name.)
  • The Campaign (I still love Will Ferrell)

TV Recaps (3/29/2012)

Below are my recaps, okay, summaries, of 30 Rock and Community from Thursday night. Personally, I never read summaries of shows, I just re-watch them, but there’s a market so I’m writing them! The links will take you to my articles on TheCelebrityCafe. Underneath, I’ll go into some detail on the episodes strengths and weaknesses. 
 

30 Rock Recap: Season 6, Episode 15 – ‘The Shower Principle’

Strengths:

  • Tracy Jordan – As always Tracy shines bright. Whether it’s him “playing” the news (like a video game) or signing on to “5nowdog5.” He’s always solid.
  • Hazel – Being a fan of Flight of the Conchords I’ve always liked Kristen Schaal. I think she’ll continue to be a great addition to the show.
  • Last Scene – Tell me that Jack Donaghy shooting rats in an abandoned warehouse is not hilarious. . .

Weaknesses:

  • Jenna’s Storyline – I’ve always thought that Jenna has been the weakest character on the show. This episode is no exception.
  • Lack of Kenneth – Even though I love Hazel, I feel Kenneth needs to be in the show more; there wasn’t a lot of him in this episode.

Community Recap: Season 3,Episode 13 – ‘Digital Exploration of Interior Design’

Strengths:

  • Vice Dean Laybourne – John Goodman hasn’t stared in many episodes, but he’s the best guest star they’ve had on the show. His story-line involving Troy and AC Repair School is subtly one of the best.
  • Pierce – He’s consistently the best character on the show.  . . Taking shots of ink. . . pretty funny.
  • Subway –  Since Scrubs I’ve always been a fan of “Keith.” He’s on Always Sunny too. I guess it was time for an episode of Community!
  • Annie – She’s distractingly attractive.

Weaknesses:

  • Troy and Abed – They’re usually the best part of the show. . . when they’re together. They go to war in this episode, so their usual banter wasn’t there.
  • Britta – I used to like her, but she’s becoming increasingly annoying. I could careless about her and her different romances.

TV Recaps (3/8/2012)

So in case you missed the underrated Parks and Recreation and the increasingly worse Office. You can read what happened on TheCelebrityCafe. Eventually, I’m going to turn these recaps into more review-like articles. However, they’re currently straight up summaries of the episode. So if that bores you, feel free to play the typo game… See how many typos I have! It’ll be fun as I’m the self-proclaimed King of Typos.
 

Parks and Recreation Recap: Season 4, Episode 18 — “Lucky”

The Office Recap: Season 8, Episode 18 — “Last Day in Florida”

Here are some articles from the past week:

Sportsrageous

Celtics beat Knicks; Rondo goes off

Rondo’s performance caught me off guard. He’s such a talented player, yet he doesn’t get enough respect. To think the Celtics were about to trade him…

Sixers remember Chamberlain’s 100 point game in win over Warriors

Sixers beat Chamberlain’s 100 point record on the 50th anniversary of his game. Too bad it took them 12 players to score more than him! Nice Sixer’s win, however.

TheCelebrityCafe

Parks and Recreation recap – “Campaign Shakeup”

This episodes of Parks was pretty good, the guest star really added to the show. However, the latter half of season 4 isn’t doing as much for me as seasons 2 and 3. We’ll see how it goes.

Modern Family recap – “Leap Day”

Great show, not so great article. Sorry guys, I can’t proofread. How many typos can you find? I know of at least 5. Who ever finds the most is declared the winner!

Report back to me for your prize.

Keep Calm and please stop saying this phrase.

ALL-STAR GAME

So Sunday night I watched the NBA All-Star game, and if you like American sports, you know it’s the best All-Star Game/Weekend. The NBA has the NFL, MLB, and NHL beat. It’s filled with spectacular plays, high scores, no defense, and the best, most athletic players in the league.

With that said, I wrote an article about the MVP, Kevin Durant, who went off for 36 points and led the West to victory. I linked the article below, and underneath that, I’ll have some youtube highlights from the game.

Kevin Durant takes home MVP honors in NBA All-Star Game

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Now everyone knows that Monday starts the week, and with the beginning of the week, comes the beginning of a week of prime-time shows. My favorite, and only show, I watch on Monday nights is How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM). I’ve been watching the show as it airs for two years now, after catching up on the first 5 seasons; I liked it a lot. However, recently it’s been the same old HIMYM, and even though it’s still funny, it seems to be lagging and repeating the same jokes and story-lines over and over again. I hope it can break out of this lull and continue with it’s charm that made the earlier season so much more enjoyable. With that said, I’ve written a recap of last nights episode, “Karma.” So read the recap, and if you want, watch the full episode here.

How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 18 – “Karma”

Bon Iver

The Grammys’ effect on Bon Iver

Above ^^^^ is the link to my article on TheCelebrityCafe.

I talk about how people didn’t know who Bon Iver was (Bonny Bear), and how they’re all going crazy about it because of the Grammys.

There’s some hilarious Tweets in my article, which show the different spellings of Bon Iver. It goes to show just how people don’t know good music.

Basically, in uniform with my Why I’m not watching the Grammys article, Justin Vernon says it all. His acceptance speech is awesome, and basically tells the Grammys that he doesn’t care about the award, because it doesn’t honor real musicians… That’s what I’m screaming!

Either way, check out my article, and stay tuned for more Bon Iver posts. I might write a review of one, possibly both of their (his) albums!

P.S. I have a hard time believing Bon Iver is more than Justin Vernon!

P.P.S. Listen to “Michicant,” my favorite song from Bon Iver.

Music Reviews

So I realized I haven’t talked a lot about music in my blog thus far. Music is a big part of my life and I’ve decided I need to talk more about it!

My other blog, that I attempted to keep up with a couple years ago and didn’t, had about half of it’s articles on album reviews. I decided I’m gonna start writing them more. My Bold Statements article and my article on Why I’m not watching the Grammys have been my only two involving music, but stay tuned for more!

For TheCelebrityCafe, I had to write up a review from an album, which I picked from a list they sent out. I picked Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis. For the full review, go HERE.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for more music!