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…Iron Man was awesome?

Iron Man


Ok, so maybe not, but after watching Iron Man, you’ll want to run down the street yelling that too.

Thanks to TechCrunch’s invitation, I was able to get a sneak peak at Iron Man Wednesday, and I can whole heartedly agree with the 96% that this film is currently rocking on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rotten Tomatoes Iron Man

It’s the summer blockbuster that you’ve been waiting for, and probably beyond what you’re expecting from it.

Sure, it’s got a great theme song, and the commercials look great, but that’s just the Hollywood Hype Machine running on overdrive, right?


Iron Man is a solid film with a plausible (futuristic) story line, fantastic acting, and top notch tech ogling.

First: Robert Downey Jr. is a bad ass. His role as a billionaire weapons manufacturer that likes fast talk, hard liquor, expensive women and cheap thrills is perfect, and he says each line with a bravado that will surely be emulated by everyone for the next few weeks.

Second: The action doesn’t stop. Sure, it’s a CGI film with plenty of additional special effects; but keep in mind, this is a comic book based movie after all. As is expected with a summer blockbuster, the explosions are over the top, the battles drag out, and the eye candy is ever present, but it’s always done in a way that lends itself to the story line, and never seems out of place.

Third: This is a tech head’s dream flick. From 3D holographic displays and futuristic UI to a sassy computer and robotic assistants, it’s a look into the future at what everyone hopes the world will become.

If you have a chance, then go see this movie, because you won’t be disappointed.

Grade: A
Theater Worthy: Yes

[Iron Man]

[Rotten Tomatoes – Iron Man]

[IMDb – Iron Man]

…Good Luck Chuck isn’t good?

Good Luck Chuck

On Friday, I decided to see Resident Evil instead of Good Luck Chuck, and it was apparently the luckiest decision of my life.

According to the 3% score GLC currently has on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s among the worst films ever reviewed on the site:

Rotten Tomatoes - Good Luck Chuck

How bad?

The two good reviews are:

“Normally, I start to get the dry heaves when I see Dane Cook on the big screen, but this movie makes him likable”.


“Gross. Exactly what the target demographic wants and gets”.

Not exactly raving.

Still not convinced?

Then be sure to read the review that Geeks of Doom wrote about the film, as it will probably make you laugh more than the movie itself.

Dane Cook: Master of making bad movies with amazingly hot co-stars. (Jessica Alba is probably the only reason anyone will ever see this film.)

[Geeks Of Doom – Movie Review: Good Luck Chuck]

[Rotten Tomatoes – Good Luck Chuck]

[Good Luck Chuck]

…It’s Movie Monday: School For Scoundrels?

School of Scoundrels

Despite its Rotten score on the Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Tomatometer:

Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Tomatometer

I decided to rent School of Scoundrels this weekend, hoping that it was one of those movies that critics just don’t understand. Possibly because of my lowered expectations, I was pleasantly surprised by this charmingly sweet comedy that pit the wits of Billy Bob Thornton (of Angelina Jolie fame) against that of Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame).

There were enough plot twists and turns to keep things edgy and unpredictable, and enough laugh out loud moments to keep things light hearted and moving, that by the end, I found I had actually enjoyed myself. Plus, the Rotten Tomatoes’ Users Tomatometer scored a somewhat solid 53%, so I know there are a few out there who agree with me. If you’re looking for a good date night renter, or just want something a little different for your comedy movie night, School of Scoundrels should definitely be on your list.

Grade: B
Rent Worthy: Yes

[School For Scoundrels]

[Rotten Tomatoes – School For Scoundrels]

[IMDb – School For Scoundrels]