(armovie)Guy Approved Chick Flicks

(armovie)Guy Approved Chick Flicks

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In honor of this LOVE filled time of year, we want to make the movie watching season a little easier on the men out there with a significant other…hang in there pal, we feel your pain! That’s why we’ve put together a list of chick flicks that have been approved for use. Tale as old as time, chick flicks are men’s kryptonite…but they don’t have to be! There are movies out there that can attract your gal without 97 minutes of suffering on your part. So no more complaining about zoning out through movies pissed off about the mush and gush...

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The Top 10 Best Football Movies

The Top 10 Best Football Movies

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Let’s get real.  We don’t need polls.  We know football and we know what a true top 10 list should consist of. With that in mind, here’s a list of gridiron flicks that should be on every sports lover’s movie shelf.   1. Rudy  Zac: If this list were based on movies that make guys cry, this would have to be #1 right? How many times have you flipped across this while watching TV with a girl, started watching, then frantically tried to change the channel before they cut to Rudy’s dad in the stands at the end? Uh, yeah, me neither. Nic D:...

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Contagion vs. The Top 5 Disease Movies

Contagion vs. The Top 5 Disease Movies

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Sunday night 5:00pm: Cracked another beer. Closed the doors on any fantasy football competitors and their chances/hopes of a comeback. Comfortable lead in all three leagues…take that ya criminals! The Sunday night game promised to be a shit show (Still no Payton Manning…) So we did what any other bored roommates would do on a Sunday evening, checked out the movie listings... Lion King 3D was a kid fest waiting to happen, so we passed on Simba and his 22 million dollar second weekend. Moneyball looks epic, but I’m not really an opening weekend kinda guy unless it’s something legendary. Contagion, there it...

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Autobots Attack

Autobots Attack

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I remember the trailers for Transformers first coming out.  I resisted the idea of going to it, mainly because I hadn’t been a huge fan of Transformers as a kid and the trailers weren’t particularly compelling to me. Fast forward 6 months and I was on a plane from London to Los Angeles with limited entertainment options.  Each seat had its own TV, and after I’d watched The Simpsons Movie and a few episodes of The Office, I was still starting at another 5 hours until we landed.  Fine, I’ll give Transformers a shot. Maybe it was the altitude, maybe it was...

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Welcome to Earth

Welcome to Earth

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When I jotted down that this movie was from 1996 it made me feel a little old.  That movie was 15 YEARS ago? Seriously?  Well…shit…anyways, it rocked back then and it still rocks today.  God, seriously?...15 years ago?!  (I know I just did a B2TF review, but the whole movie is about getting back to 1985 so it’s easier to take in.) Anyway, Jeff Goldblum a hero?  I think so!  (What? F*#K JEFF GOLDBLUM, man…) WRONG!  You don’t say that about Jeff, he’s a wonderful, wonderful man!  Especially in this movie *cough* and Jurassic Park…so ZIP YOUR FACE! In all seriousness though,...

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Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

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“Insanity is like gravity. Sometimes all you need is a little push.” - Joker The first time I saw The Dark Knight doubled as my first experience in an IMAX theater. This was before I had moved to Los Angeles, and before the IMAX craze had really caught on, so there weren’t an abundance of them around. We had made a special trip up to one of the few IMAX theaters in Oregon to really get the full effect of Dark Knight. We stood in line outside the theater for 45 minutes or so, talking with the usher about what a...

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Galaxy Defenders

Galaxy Defenders

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Once upon a time, Will Smith wasn’t a movie star.  Despite having a likeable personality, a solid music career, and a successful TV show, there were still people who didn’t believe he was capable of carrying a movie on the big screen.  He had shared credit on 1995’s Bad Boys with Martin Lawrence (still at the top of his game) and even after the success of Independence Day in 1996, some were still reluctant to give him credit (after all, that movie had special effects, aliens, explosions, and Jeff Goldblum, any one of which could have pushed it over the...

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There Should be a Captain in There Somewhere

There Should be a Captain in There Somewhere

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Damned if I’ll be the guy who started a Pirates of the Caribbean article without playing the song that needs to be played every time someone even mentions…Pirates! Here you go! (Suggestion: listening/reading…gives it some Oomph!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttQjm-8OITE Writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott sprung the idea of a movie based on the Disney ride and I feel it went something like this: Ted:  Terry! Let’s go to Disneyland today. Terry:  Oh, grow up Ted, we need to get some writing done today. Ted:  Come on! It’ll be fun! (fast forward 2 hrs…Ted’s car doors open and a cloud of smoke barrels out) Ted:  Pirates ride? Terry:  Pirates ride! (yo ho,...

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Where We're Going...We Don't Need...Roads

Where We’re Going…We Don’t Need…Roads

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In the next couple days we at armovieguys will be continuing the discussion on summer movie blockbusters.  We took you through the Top 10 of ‘All Time’…but let’s face it, there were a lot of good men left behind.  That’s what got us thinking about some of the greatest movies that HAVEN’T made the list, but definitely should be in the conversation, or at least…we think so. We planned on doing a TOP 5, but as we started out on our homework…coming up with JUST 5 is trickier than it sounds (so we did 6, some are bundled and there is...

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Top Summer Movie #1: That's No Bigger Than A Womp Rat

Top Summer Movie #1: That’s No Bigger Than A Womp Rat

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STAR WARS Release Date: May 25, 1977 Tickets Sold: 169,469,393 Total Box Office (Adjusted): $1,289,662,081   After a series of unfortunate events on his home planet of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker decides he has a name too great to waste as a farmer, and joins Ben “Obi Wan” Kenobi and the rest of the rebellion forces in the fight against Darth Vader and the evil Empire.   Wow Factor: Going to see this in the theater was an experience.  Unlike today, where a new big budget blockbuster full of special effects comes out every weekend, these movies were fewer and further between back in 1977.   Re-Watchability: You know that feeling when...

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