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Off To The Movies November 3, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.
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…to see Dr. Strange. Used to love the comics back when I was matriculating. Praying that they use some of the awesome Dr. Strange catch-phrases, like:

  • I’ll use my All-Seeing Eye of Agamotto!!
  • I must repair to my Sanctum Sanctorum!!
  • By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!!

Please, oh please!

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1. Jimbro - November 4, 2016

Used to? Once a comic reader always a comic reader. You’re just one step away from a relapse.

(may I suggest comixology dot com where they’re having a sale on Dr. Strange comics?)

2. geoff - November 4, 2016

Scorecard:

o Just “Eye of Agamotto,” w/o the “All-Seeing”
o Just “Sanctums” instead of “Sanctum Sanctorum”
o Sigh

Overall a decent movie. Not Marvel’s best, but entertaining and decently crafted. Unfortunately I somehow got tickets to the 3D show, which, IMHO, always detracts from the movie.

3. digitalbrownshirt - November 6, 2016

My wife is dragging me to a 3D showing this afternoon. I say dragging because I’m not a comic movie guy (despite reading most of them when I was a kid), I hate 3D movies in general and I would rather spend the afternoon taking a nap on Sundays. We wouldn’t be going at all, but she was watching the news before church this morning and saw an ad for the movie. Before today she’d never even heard of Dr. Strange. She likes the Marvel movies in general and she likes 3D, so off we go.😦

I will admit I liked that last Captain America movie (Civil War?). Iron Man’s character went down the toilet, but Captain was as awesome as he should be.

4. digitalbrownshirt - November 6, 2016

The wife loved it, I thought it was pretty good. I noticed a couple and a family get up and leave during the movie and not come back. We live in the Bible Belt. It might have been the whole New Age theme that’s a major part of Doctor Strange, maybe they went to see it without knowing anything beyond it being a Marvel movie. The other possibility I could see is that the language probably pushes the PG-13 rating pretty far. It was enough that I actually mentioned it to my wife that there’s a lot of swearing in it. I know we get used to it, and I’m no saint, but if it’s a movie aimed at ages as low as 13 then they should have less swearing.

5. Retired Geezer - November 6, 2016

Mrs. Geezer and I watched ‘Sicario’ last night on Netflix or Amazon Prime. I thought it was very good.
Sicario means ‘Hitman’ in Spanish.

6. digitalbrownshirt - November 6, 2016

Is it in Spanish? I’ve never heard of it. I don’t mind subtitles, but my wife prefers dubbing on foreign movies.

The last Netflix movie I watched with my wife was The Finest Hours. We both really liked it, which is unusual. Our tastes aren’t very similar.

7. digitalbrownshirt - November 6, 2016

A movie that really surprised me recently was The Life of Pi. I went into it knowing almost nothing about it, and I left wishing I could have that two hours of my life back. It would have been better spent on cleaning my garage or playing Battlefield 1.

8. Retired Geezer - November 7, 2016

Not Spanish (but I turned on the CC to understand the dialog better).
Stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin.


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