50/50 director Jonathan Levine did a really good job with this one. The smart writing, directing, and generally good performances made a really stupid premise completely believable. It's a very sweet, well-made romantic comedy that's perfect for Valentine's Day.
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The Amazing Spider-Man actually turned out much better than I thought it was going to be. If it hadn't been for that terribly long, drawn out ending, it probably would have gotten a higher rating. The way the quality of the writing changed so frequently throughout the film was weird though. It's like they had two teams of writers. One that was interested in developing characters and telling a good story, and one that had to be told the paper was for writing on, not eating.
Still, it is fairly enjoyable, though completely unnecessary and forgettable.
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Branded is a bad movie, no question about that. That doesn't mean it should be avoided at all costs though. If you love bad movies, or love to riff on them MST3K style, you couldn't ask for much better material.
Unfortunately, that's all we get for sci-fi this week. Hopefully we'll get some better movies soon. Are you going to see Branded? If you do, for whatever reason, be sure to tell us what you think.
The Hobbit is not another Lord of the Rings, but despite some points where it drags, is a perfectly fun movie in its own right. Did anyone see it at midnight? Whether you've already seen it or plan to this weekend, tell us what you think.
Also if you saw it in IMAX, how was the Star Trek clip?