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Thinking about seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron in 3D?

Here’s some info that might help you decide.

You may know that RunPee app users can vote to recommend the 3D version of a movie, or not. (This feature was added in the Fall of 2014.) Since Avengers is already out in some countries we have a decent bank of votes for it. Out of 44 votes 70% of people recommend the 3D version of the movie. However, that’s not a great number compared to other movies. Here’s to total breakdown:

Yes No Title
88% 12% Guardians Of The Galaxy
86% 14% Jupiter Ascending
85% 15% Home
79% 21% Big Hero 6
77% 23% The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
75% 25% Spongebob Squarepants 2
70% 30% Avengers: Age of Ultron

57% 43% Exodus: Gods And Kings
57% 43% The Penguins Of Madagascar
55% 45% Insurgent
39% 61% Seventh Son

You can see there are two groupings of votes. Those at 70% and above and those that are below 60%. Avengers is at the bottom of the first group. Maybe this will help if you were on the fence about seeing it in 3D or not.

Personally, I avoid 3D unless it looks really awesome — like Avatar. I’m going to see Avengers Friday in IMAX 2D.

If you see it in 3D try to remember to scroll to the bottom of the Peetime screen and submit your vote.

Effie Gray – movie review

effie-grayGrade: C

Effie Gray was a slow paced Victorian period piece. I would have liked to have seen more Emma Thompson and less of Dakota Fanning looking like a sad whipped puppy. I do enjoy Dakota and loved her in Hound Dog but this movie was not a great vehicle for her angelic face that I’ve come to love.

If you like period pieces you’ll like Effie Gray, but I found it to be nothing more than a middling movie.

Furious 7

Grade: A+

furious7I have been waiting on pins and needles for this movie. I am undeniably Paul Walker’s biggest fan. (Based on an extensive poll I conducted during lunch today with my daughter.) I had absolutely no idea how they were going to proceed with his last film. They didn’t disappoint me. It was tastefully done, they didn’t go cheesy.

Throughout the entire film I was worried that the movie was going to take a turn that was going to devastate me. I won’t lie and say that I didn’t cry, I did. It was touching. At the end of the movie the screen flashed, “For Paul.” The theater erupted into a furious applause. I felt a wonderful sense of pride for a truly talented actor. Paul will be forever missed.

I have to do a special shout out to Tyrese Gibson, that dude is hysterical! He has such a presence that you can’t help but cackle at what and how he says things. He brought another special layer to this movie. I was appreciative of the fact that there was a bunch of humor thrown in. It helped pull the movie together.

I can’t decide who gets the bad ass award. Jason Statham, The Rock, Vin Diesel or Michelle Rodriguez? They all kicked some serious arse. All the fight scenes were incredible. No complaints in that department.

The cars. Oh man, the cars. They are racing down the sides of mountains, parachuting out of planes and crashing through skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi. Enough said, that stuff was off the charts.

If there were a grade better than an A, this movie would get it! Thank you movie makers. You made this fan super happy.

The Longest Ride – movie review

Grade: B

The Longest Ride was all in all a pretty good movie. I felt good watching it, I even caught myself smiling throughout the whole thing. It’s a very feel good kind of movie, a real “All American” love story. They took two extremely different things, being bull-riding and art, and mixed the two worlds very tastefully. If you’re looking to sit back with your loved one and watch a touching, heart warming movie- this is it.

Nicholas Sparks is very good at what he does. All of his books are amazing, and I’ve read quite a few over the years. Now, this movie has nothing on The Notebook, who could touch that? But I would say its definitely one of his top 5 movies. (He’s released 11) The way he brings all these different elements into a simple love story is exhilarating, time and time again.
This movie is absolutely perfect for a date night. You will leave the theater smiling and happy, young and in love. Isn’t that the best way? It was very refreshing and I’m very happy I decided to see this movie, it lived up to all the standards I had set for it.longest-ride

Brotherly Love – movie review

brotherly-loveGrade: C

Brotherly Love was an unremarkable movie — not bad, just entirely forgettable. It skimmed over what could have been a really good story.

I found a bunch of plot holes, if it weren’t for those it would have been better. Also, there needed to be more back story. You were introduced to a lot of characters but were in the dark about what made them each tick.

On a positive note the acting was terrific. The actors did a great job of making you care about their characters.

The movie had potential to be excellent if they could have added about twenty more minutes of explanations.

Ex Machina – movie review

ExMachinaGrade: A-

Ex Machina is essentially a philosophical thriller that examines the state of mind of the characters in the story — all three of them.

The acting is superb, and it has to be. What the characters say through their expressions is just as important as what they say audibly. A great deal of credit has to be given to the first time director Alex Garland — who also wrote the screen play for this movie as well as 28 Days Later and Sunshine.

This is science fiction done right. My only beef with the movie is the ending. I might have gone a different way, but the ending they gave it is satisfactory.

Little Boy – movie review

LittleBoyGrade: B-

Little Boy is a little movie with a big heart.

It’s a great family movie that teaches us faith, the value of never giving up, and most of all teaches the younger set about the pain and hurtfulness of racism.

Children in the 7 to 11 year old range will enjoy Little Boy, but the older kids will be bored to tears. Parents will be happy that there’s no foul language or nude scenes.

The Water Diviner – movie review

TheWaterDivinerGrade: B

WW I history buffs will enjoy this movie ever though it’s not completely historically accurate.

Russell Crow did a respectable job directing Water Diviner and the acting was good. While this movie cannot be compared to other epic war dramas, Saving Private Ryan for instance, it does provide the movie goer with a satisfying period piece.

Avengers: Age of Ultron – movie review

AvengersAgeofUltronGrade: A+

In case you didn’t know this movie, and all MARVEL movies it seems, came out a week earlier in the UK and many other countries than it does in the USA. (Why? I have no idea.) Anyhow, I downloaded a crappy cam copy so that I could get peetimes for my international users. I stopped watching the movie after I found the last peetime. I want to save the ending for a nice 3D theater experience.

What I did see of the movie was A W E S O M E! It’s killing me to have to wait to see the end.

I’ll update this review after I’ve seen the entire movie. (Is it Friday yet?)

Get Hard – movie review

Grade: B+

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell were both awesome! I was really impressed with how well they played off of each other.

This is easily my second favorite Will Ferrell movie, after Step Brother of course. His character was so funny that I missed a bunch of the movie by laughing so hard. Kevin Hart brought his A game too.

This was a fun movie to watch, if you go see it, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.