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Video Game Achievements in Real Life


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I've always wanted a way to track all the "achievements" in my life too, especially the snooze button, heh.

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The Circle - Film Grouch

The Circle - Film Grouch | Film reviews | Scoop.it
When I first heard about The Circle, I was immediately intrigued. I hadn't heard anything about the Eggers novel of the same name, but this is certainly a movie whose time has come. A movie perhaps set in the future, but the just around the corner future we don't typically experience in sci-fi flicks. In fact, technology has caught up with our imaginations exponentially over the past few decades.

There isn't anything particularly remarkable about The Circle, really, we are already there if you've ever heard of the NSA's Prism program and study current events.

The one thing I personally took from The Circle is that I won't sound like such a nut now when I mention Prism and why it is crucial to fight for your right for privacy. For that alone, I would recommend anyone who thinks it is a grand idea to willingly give up their privacy should check this film out. And remember, if anyone is gathering data on you, it is being used . . . by someone, for something.
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Free Fire - Film Grouch

Free Fire - Film Grouch | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Swift shot: I didn't think they could make a 90 minute shoot-out film, but pretty much that is what you get with Free Fire. Things escalate quickly and an abandoned factory in the '70s becomes the perfect setting for a gun deal with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) gone magnificently awry. And, for some weird reason, John Denver music is prevalent.

In the end, we all win, as this group of jackasses end up doing the work of ridding the world of a few brainless buffoons with automatic weapons. I am sure this was a film about the dangers of guns or some shit, but as a Marine veteran, all I kept thinking was, what a bunch of fuck-ups. They'd be dead in less than two minutes if my friends had shown up, especially in the '70s. My major take away from Free Fire is that I should get in some range time, just in case there are some jokers like this out in my neighborhood someday.
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Neil Stryker and The Tyrant of Time - Film Grouch

Neil Stryker and The Tyrant of Time - Film Grouch | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Swift shot: What the hell was that? I mean, really, what in the actual Seven Hells did I just watch there? A crazy sci-fi comedy action flick that has good old fashioned T n A, plenty of violence, decent special effects for its budget, there were puppets, there was singing, there was David Ogden Stiers and Walter Koenig, the original Chekov, for those that don't know. And, truth be told, I haven't been this challenged writing a review since Hit Team! All I can say for sure is Neil Stryker and The Tyrant of Time is original, and it has an uncanny Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog timbre to it, with a bit of Buckaroo Banzai absurdity peppered in.

If you are seeking something completely off-the-wall and unpredictable, Neil Stryker and The Tyrant of Time is a safe bet. I guarantee it is like nothing else you have ever seen before, and there are puppets.
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Lone Survivor - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

Lone Survivor - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Lone Survivor Film Review by Rick Swift
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This film serves as a reminder that we are still engaged in Afghanistan, and we are still losing people, great people, in a region seemingly ruled by chaos. Yet, within the chaos, there is compassion. I like to think that those pockets of civility are worth fighting for, and I hope this film also inspires others to stay in the fight. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/lone-survivor/#sthash.cSYuE6b4.dpuf

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Lidia Cobos Curbelo's comment, June 15, 2014 1:08 PM
I dont like war films because for me this type of films are very heavy to see, The idea of a war in a film isnt bad, but usually war films elapse all the time in the war, and for me it isnt interesting
Jaime Messía Cabrera's comment, June 15, 2014 1:52 PM
I didn't watch this film but I have watched other similar, and I love them because I always wanted to feel the sense of the soldiers in the war, playing with their lifes, depending of a weapon to survive in hostile place
Enzo's comment, June 15, 2014 3:49 PM
I like so much war film's, because there are very action, and the sounds effects are amazing.
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Passion - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Passion At Home Film Review by H-Man of iratefilms.com
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Gravity - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

Gravity - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Gravity Film Review by H-Man of iratefilms.com
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GRAVITY is a must see in ANY galaxy!

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Rush - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Rush dueling reviews!
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Dueling reviews for Ron Howard's "Rush" in theaters now!

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In a World . . . Poster - Signed by Lake Bell - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

In a World . . . Poster - Signed by Lake Bell - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
In a World . . . Poster - Signed by Lake Bell
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Yea, yea, everyone wants a prize these days.  Well, you may win a signed poster from Lake Bell’s new film “In a World…” signed by Lake Bell!  And, to sweeten the deal, here is a random picture of Lake Bell, coming out of a lake.  She doesn’t have a bell though, and that brings me to a point, you know what this post needs?  More cowbell! - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/other/images/in-a-world-poster-signed-by-lake-bell/#sthash.7Xe1EoGu.dpuf
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Planes - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

Planes - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Planes Movie Review by Rick Swift of iratefilms.com
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In the end, Dusty faces a lesson that he not only absorbs himself but the others in the film pick up a few things as this crazy crop-dusting plane, who is afraid of heights, attempts the ridiculous. Fortune favors the bold, whilst the timid are trapped in society’s mold. If you have little ones that liked the Cars movies, this will make them just as happy. But, as the rating suggests, they may not understand everything that is happening. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/planes/#sthash.QvTRiPl3.dpuf
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We're the Millers - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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We're the Millers Review by Madison of iratefilms.com
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Overall “We’re the Millers” was sometimes predictable, sometimes original, and always outrageous.  Although it was quite funny and humorous complications ensued, I thought the film went on a bit too long.  With a running time of nearly two hours, it was long for a comedy.  Even though it was a story of a family, this movie is NOT family-friendly.  Leave the kids at home for this one.  Be sure to stick around before and during the credits for some outtakes.  One in particular was delightful and a real blast from the past!! - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/were-the-millers/#sthash.Jc57sp9B.dpuf
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2 Guns - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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2 Guns
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The H-Bomb: Would be drug peddlers Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and Stig Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) hatch a scheme to rob a small town bank holding three million dollars that belong to Mexican narcotics kingpin Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos). The overly complicated heist goes down without a hitch, except for one thing, instead of finding three million in cash stashed in the safety deposit boxes, they find that the figure is much closer to 43 million. What’s more, that money doesn’t belong entirely to Greco, but to a much shadier organization operating north of the border. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/2-guns/#sthash.26DQAbVs.dpuf
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The Body (El Cuerpo) - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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The Body (El Cuerpo) Film Review by Alyn Darnay of Chaos Films
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It’s a true Hitchcock/De Palma style psychological thriller complete with a missing body, morose Detectives, power wielding executives, a killer or two, forbidden love, and lots of clever misdirection. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/the-body-el-cuerpo/#sthash.iRbEOuci.dpuf
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Film Grouch

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Film Grouch | Film reviews | Scoop.it
All anyone really wants to know is, "Was it as good as the first one?" Well, in some ways it was better, and in some ways it wasn't quite as good. If you are heavy into story and aren't bothered by real dramatic themes, Vol. 2 is likely to impress. If you want tons of action and don't really like drama, especially family drama (the worst kind), then "the first one" is probably more your speed. But, it's still a terrific Guardians of the Galaxy film, full of the things we all love . . . and plenty of Baby Groot!

While the shooting wasn't as prevalent as "the first one," Rocket did manage to showcase some really inventive new weapons. Vol. 2 was much darker than Vol. 1, given the inherent nature of the conflicts and the lack of mercy shown in certain scenes. Your kids might be asking you some uncomfortable questions after this one, so be prepared to discuss serious stuff with them.

As I left the theater I was still marinating on the film, was it as good as the first one? It wasn't the first one, in Vol. 1 we got to meet the characters, in Vol. 2 we got to know the characters and they become family. So, it is something different than Vol. 1, no more, no less. And there is plenty of Baby Groot!
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The Fate of the Furious - Film Grouch

The Fate of the Furious - Film Grouch | Film reviews | Scoop.it
The latest installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise races into theaters this weekend. Although there was definitely a part missing (R.I.P. Paul Walker), The Fate of the Furious was an excellent continuation of the storyline. Featuring an exciting street race through Havana, a giant wrecking ball, a prison riot, a zombie car-apocalypse, a giant submarine, and the most philosophical villain I’ve met in a long time, The Fate of the Furious was a fast-paced, funny, emotional ride.
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Comet TV - Now on Apple TV and Roku! - Film Grouch

Comet TV - Now on Apple TV and Roku! - Film Grouch | Film reviews | Scoop.it
There's been so much news coming out of Comet TV this month, I don't know where to start! Their new apps include live playback of regular broadcasts, plus integrated program and scheduling information, which is pretty awesome! Now you can actually plan out your viewing binges.
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Blackfish full of blow-holes - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

Blackfish full of blow-holes - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Blackfish Film Review by Rick Swift
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Blackfish - Dawn lived doing what she loved. Dawn died doing what she loved. We should all be so lucky, and if I ever get the call that my friend dies at Sea World, so be it. I’ll be beyond devastated, but I will know that he died doing something he believed in . . . just like when I was in the Marines, folks. If I died when I was in, my family would have been devastated, but I would have died doing something I believed in. All the film-makers are looking to do is capitalize on Dawn’s death, they don’t believe in what she stood for.

Dawn lived doing what she loved. Dawn died doing what she loved. We should all be so lucky, and if I ever get the call that my friend dies at Sea World, so be it. I’ll be beyond devastated, but I will know that he died doing something he believed in . . . just like when I was in the Marines, folks. If I died when I was in, my family would have been devastated, but I would have died doing something I believed in. All the film-makers are looking to do is capitalize on Dawn’s death, they don’t believe in what she stood - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/at-home/blackfish/#sthash.nvZixk3a.dpuf
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The Counselor - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

The Counselor - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
The Counselor Film Review by Rick Swift of iratefilms.com
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Too much dialog - too many pieces, not as balanced as Savages, see that instead.

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The Fifth Estate - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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The Fifth Estate Film Review by Rick Swift of iratefilms.com
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American Mary - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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American Mary Film Review by Rick Swift of iratefilms.com
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American Mary makes Liz Salander look like Hello Kitty!

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Kick-Ass 2 - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Kick-Ass 2
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I had fun.  I laughed.  I didn’t cry, but I was surprised a few times, but in the end, Kick-Ass 2 didn’t (and perhaps shouldn’t) surpass the original, not by a long-shot. Sorry folks, this is no Lethal Weapon 2, but it will kick your ass, a little, the second time around. Ultimately, Kick-Ass was so good, as I gave it six-stars (out of five) that the bar was just set a little too high for the sequel, and without Director Matthew Vaughn, it just wasn’t as good.  Directors matter, folks. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/kick-ass-two/#sthash.T251yICb.dpuf
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Lovelace - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

Lovelace - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films | Film reviews | Scoop.it
Lovelace Film Review by Rick Swift of iratefilms.com
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While this is really a story about a wayward Catholic girl in a marriage she doesn’t understand, and dealing with her out-of-touch mother, what resonated the most, for me, was Robert Patrick’s role, as Linda’s father, John.  He truly loves Linda, and he tries to be there for her, and he doesn’t judge her . .  . but in one scene the true emotion of his pain is incredibly gut-wrenching by Robert Patrick.  I give him the highest of praise for that one scene, and what he was able to do with minor screen time. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/lovelace/#sthash.hfuvSGiJ.dpuf
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Only God Forgives - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Only God Forgives Movie Review by H-Man of iratefilms.com
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Though the lead performances are subtle and first rate, the real star of Only God Forgives is director Refn himself. Working from his own screenplay this time, he has truly crafted a film of savage beauty. Every shot in the movie could be put in a frame and displayed in an art gallery, they are that meticulously composed and that gorgeously lit. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/only-god-forgives-2/#sthash.QLKrApKx.dpuf
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Movie Review by Madison of iratefilms.com
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I thought the filmmakers did a fantastic job blending ancient Greek mythology with modern times.   The use of Fall Out Boy’s song “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” while the half-mortals participated in a physical endurance competition was a good choice.  “Percy Jackson” is a solid fantasy flick, along the lines of the “Harry Potter” series.  Since this one left it wide open, I really hope this series continues - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/percy-jackson-sea-of-monsters/#sthash.lSjYcDBl.dpuf
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Turbo - South Florida Movie Reviews by I Rate Films

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Turbo Film Review by Michael Carter of iratefilms.com
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The animation was really nice looking, but I’m not a big fan of the style. Like the way the people look, body wise. Again, it was still clean looking and smooth. I thought the story was fun with a good playthrough. It’s a turbo charged snail, burning rubber at 200+ mph, with his own neon ground effects. You can’t help but laugh! For a high speed movie, it does drag a bit here and there. Overall, it’s a flick the family can enjoy. - See more at: http://iratefilms.com/reviews/film-reviews/turbo/#sthash.Uvc6k7Eo.dpuf
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