Monday, August 4, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy  / And So it Goes 
I'm trying to be strategic about this, picking movies that would "hurt somewhat" to miss, that is, films that are not "so bad" that I wouldn't see them anyway nor movies that I really would need to see/review or else my blogging effort would cease to be worthwhile.
As per my custom, I will try to provide links to usual line-up of reviews that I also consider as I write my own.
This week I chose to not see ...
Guardians of the Galaxy  - MPAA (PG-13) CNS/USCCB (A-III) ChicagoTribune (3 Stars) RE.com (3 stars) AVClub (B)
And So it Goes  - MPAA (PG-13) CNS/USCCB (A-III) ChicagoTribune (2 1/2 Stars) RE.com (2 Stars) AVClub (C)
Both films have had modestly good reviews. And So it Goes , starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton aims to be something of a romantic comedy for "viewers of a certain age," while Guardians of the Galaxy  starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana has proven to be a surprising delight for many/most reviewers as it's both something of a send-up of the "Space Opera" / Superhero genre and yet as a Marvel Comics product offering the possibility that some of the Guardians may end up appearing in other (can one say "more serious"? ;-) projects in the future.
But I have to draw the line somewhere and so I chose to sacrifice these two films, figuring that if they proved important later on (as in taking some of the characters/performances into account in my end-of-year Denny Awards) I can check them out on video.
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