Monday, May 27, 2013

Iron Man, Star Trek, and Stephen King

I admit this freely; I don’t get out much. There isn't many movies that I can’t *eventually* see on ppv or networks/cable channels. But the few I do go see at the theater have their release dates on my calendar.

Btw, I regret not seeing Avengers in the theater. Who knew? I sure didn't think it was going to be the unique ensemble it was.

Iron Man 3
I worship at the altar of Special Effects. This one has that and then some. High marks for the soundtrack also. It was so good I downloaded it as a writing companion.

One of the best praises a writer can hear is when their characters grow. Iron Man 3 gets accolades from me on that point.

Another thumbs up for any film or book is when it leaves its audience wondering. This film stayed with me. Very thought provoking. I love that.

No spoilers here but dang, I will say that Pepper Potts is one cool lass.

Star Trek, Into the Darkness
Again, the fantastic special effects were way beyond awesome. 

Seeing the Enterprise with the accompanied music is enough to bring me figuratively to my knees.But then I've had a case of verklempt since the first Star Trek movie in the seventies. 

Lots of action in JJ Abrams version of Star Trek. Doesn’t stop for nuthin’. I did have some issues with it though. Maybe because I guessed most of the revelations. Or maybe I felt it was a case of redux.

Can’t say I was disappointed though. Not at all. Loved it from start to finish.

Stephen King
Prolific writers are few and far between. Find one who is not only good at his craft but also willing to speak about writing is almost unheard of. That is Stephen King.

Check out the article written about him in Sunday’s Parade magazine. I love seeing how our idols do their magic.

Have you seen Star Trek or Iron Man 3? How about Man of Steel, is it on your calendar also?


  1. I saw Iron Man 3 on Mother's Day. (We kind of took the mothers out for a movie thing). Haven't seen Star Trek, and considering how often I go to the movies, I probably won't.

  2. Saw Into Darkness this weekend and loved it. Might go see Iron Man3 next weekend.

  3. Saw both movies and saw Fast and Furious 6 last Friday. Star Trek is the best one so far this year!

  4. I wait on a lot of movies too, but there are some that I just have to see the theater! I want to see BOTH of these in theater! Thanks for your reviews!

  5. All three of those are on my "to be seen" list. I hope I get to see them before they leave the theaters.


  6. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that I'm pretty much the only person I've seen that was very disappointed with Into Darkness. And not just because I'm a fan of the original series. Really.

    I've got too many kids to be able to get to the movies very often so Iron Man 3 is going to have to wait until it's out on video. I've become a fan of the Avengers movies too (surprisingly, for me, since I've never read a comic in my life). Captain America was my favorite so far.

  7. I'm definitely going to watch Star Trek and Iron Man 3. :-)

  8. Saw Iron Man 3 and loved it, and can't wait to see the second Star Trek!


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