Dracula Untold, Worth Telling? Maybe …

There are few characters, in any medium that has had more exposure than Dracula himself. So here we go again, with another Dracula movie. This movie, a glimpse into the origin of the legend himself. Choosing to go with the Bram Stoker’s origin of Dracula being Vlad The Impaler.

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The story follows Vlad as he tries to maintain a peace over his country of Transylvania. When the threat of the Turkish Empire becomes too real to ignore. He seeks out an ancient and evil power in which to combat the Turkish force. In this film, he is portrayed as an honorable family man, and his transition to becoming Dracula is an act of courage and sacrifice.  Many people feared this movie, its sounds pretty cheesy. However, I must admit, it’s actually a pretty fair movie.

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Sticks, Stones and Bad Words

Hmmm… an R-rated comedy directed and staring Jason Batemon with children? yeah, sign me up. Today were gonna take a look at Jason Batemon’s of Arrested Development fame directorial debut.  Jason plays Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old man who abuses loophole in the Quill National Spelling Bee.  This loophole allows him to compete in the competition much to the chagrin of parents and tournament faculty.

So the question that is on everyone’s mind.  Why would a grown man participate in a spelling bee designed for children.  Guy is rude and doesn’t seem have an ounce of shame about hijacking the competition and he doesn’t care about the number of insults or racial slurs he has to throw along the way.

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Dream a little with Walter Mitty

I built quote the bucket list in 2013 and “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” is probably the one I been meaning to see the most.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based off a 1939 short story of the same name written by Norman Z. McLeod.  This is the second film adaptation and unlike the last film or book, moves away from the satirical take on the subject and goes with a more homey and earnest feel.

waltermittyposter This film follows Walter Mitty in the last days of Life Magazine.  Walter tends to day-dream of much more adventurous scenarios than his daily job as a negative film asset manager would allow.  It’s a self discovery story, its done with a-lot of heart and plenty of sentiment.

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