Summer Movie Rankings as of July 22nd, 2009

After Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, here are my updated listings.

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (8)
4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
5. The Proposal (7)
6. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
7. Trasformers: Revenge of the Fallen (6)
8. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

Summer Movie Rankings as of July 22nd, 2009

After Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, here are my updated listings.

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (8)
4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
5. The Proposal (7)
6. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
7. Trasformers: Revenge of the Fallen (6)
8. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

Summer Movie Rankings as of July 22nd, 2009

After Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, here are my updated listings.

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (8)
4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
5. The Proposal (7)
6. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
7. Trasformers: Revenge of the Fallen (6)
8. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

A review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The 15th of July My brother (Voldemort), his girlfriend (Death-eater), my wife (Gryffindor student), and I (Slytherin Student) donned our Harry Potter apparel and headed for the Cinema.

Short Version: If you liked the other movies and liked the books you will like it. If you are a crazed fan of the books you’ll have a few problems with the movie but still admit it’s one of the best.

*Warning Mild Spoilers*

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Armstrong 3 – Part 2

You might remember the Armstrong 3 from this Word of the Day story.

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It had been two years since Angel and the others had set off on their mission to explore space. The crew of the Armstrong 3 had yet to meet any intelligent life. They’d discovered a native space creature that the crew nick named the Space Manatee but no intelligent life. If it wasn’t for Alina Pierre, the biologist and botanist, Angel would have been extremely uncomfortable on small ship with the four other men. Angel was a small woman who had trouble staying still; she had graduated from flight school at the age of fifteen and won the assignment to the Armstrong 3 when she was just seventeen. It was just a few days before her nineteenth birthday and she was feeling restless.

“What’s wrong Angel?” Alina spoke her name with a French accent which reminded her of home.

“I know… but well when I volunteered twenty years out in the black didn’t seem so long. Or boring for that matter.”

“I can understand but we have discovered over a hundred new life forms since we’ve left.”

At this statement Angel wrinkled her nose. “Yeah but except for the Manatee they’ve all been microscopic. I’m sorry but I’m a pilot and a weapons expert, microbes don’t really make life interesting for me.”

Before Alina could reply the captains voice rang over the loudspeaker. “We have an unidentified object forty degrees to starboard. All hands to your posts.”

Standing Angel smiled and ran out of the garden bay saying, “Finally something interesting.”

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“We have the object on camera sir” said Sidney Smith, his black hair still ruffled from sleep.

It was roughly triangular with semi circles jutting out, and made of some form of polished metal.

Everyone was silent as they beheld what could only be a craft or probe made by intelligent creatures.

“Sid, try contacting them, try all frequencies and send the universal greetings.” said the captain.

Accessing the pre-recorded greetings in every known human language, Sidney turned and asked, “You don’t actually believe that they speak any of our languages do you?”

It was at this point that Angel walked onto the bridge and took her post. She nodded at the captain and gasped as she looked at the object. It was slowly turning a reddish colour and the point of the triangle moved to point in their direction.

“Sir, I’m getting an increase in energy on the ship, they’re either powering up engines or weapons.” Sidney sounded a little tense.

“You can’t tell which?” asked the captain and Sidney shook his head, “Evasive manoeuvres Angel let’s make sure we’re out of their way whether they’re trying to leave or fire. Make sure to keep playing the greetings, they might get the message eventually.”

The small triangular craft followed them as Angel moved the ship to avoid attack. It was more manoeuvrable then the Armstrong Three. The craft fired on them four times in quick succession and Angel managed to avoid all but one.

The captain ordered them to fire back and within moments two missiles were flying out towards their new enemy. The two missiles collided with the ship, exploding on impact. The blast left small amounts of debris and a lot of questions.

To Be continued…

Summer Movie Rankings as of July 3rd, 2009

I’m wondering if I should start clasifing by type instead of just summer movies.

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
4. The Proposal (7)
5. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
6. Trasformers: Revenge of the Fallen (6)
7. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

A review of The Proposal

proposalThis Canada Day it was supposed to rain so me and my Wife decided to catch up on our cinema time.

I’ve always enjoyed both Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, they are funny and always manage to make things fresh despite those same things having been done a million times before.

Short Version: The main actors don’t have much sexual chemistry but they have a lot of comedic chemistry. Plus the supporting cast is great. It’s a solid romantic comedy.

Also I think it’s a great date movie that could bring up lots of personal questions with your partner.

*Warning Mild Spoilers*

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