• Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

    What’s the big deal with Citizen Kane?

     • August 11, 2011 • 2 Comments

    You know how sometimes things get built up so big that they have no shot at meeting expectations? Well, that’s happened with me and Citizen Kane. Never watched it. But for years I’ve heard friends, family and movie gurus talking about what an amazing movie it is. So, I finally got the DVD from...

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    Movie Review: Avatar

     • January 12, 2010 • 2 Comments

    You really should go see AVATAR. Preferably in 3D. It’s probably the most stunningly gorgeous movie I’ve ever seen, certainly one of the top 3-4 in that category. Just, when you go, pay no attention to the storyline. It’s really dumb and predictable and basically a rip-off of Pochahontas or Dances With Wolves. And...

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    UP and the Academy Awards

     • November 18, 2009 • 0 Comments

    Just like they did last year with WALL-E, Disney/Pixar is pushing UP for “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards. They even have a nice web site pimping UP and all the other Disney/Pixar movies they feel are deserving. Only thing is, unlike last year when WALL-E was robbed, I don’t think UP deserves it...

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    How come there’s no Thomas Edison movie?

     • September 8, 2009 • 0 Comments

    If you’ve read chapter 2 of The Big Switch by Nick Carr, you’ll know some of what I’m talking about here. That chapter is all about Thomas Edison and the electrical inventions he led, as well as the battles he fought over the business side of electricity, and so much more. I thought I...

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    My UP Review

     • June 8, 2009 • 0 Comments

    I didn’t blog much about UP in the last couple months, and for good reason: I was avoiding any and all trailers, previews, previews, spoilers, you name it. But the lack of posts wasn’t a sign that I wasn’t excited about the movie — to the contrary. Around the house, we were counting down...

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    Oooooh. ‘The Kingdom’ on Blu-Ray

     • March 11, 2009 • 1 Comment

    Longtime MattMcGee.com readers (AKA, my family) will remember me raving about The Kingdom last year — it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. Cari even watched it a couple weeks ago and also loved it. So there. Anyhoo … got an Amazon alert today about a huge Blu-Ray DVD sale they have going on,...

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