STAY THE FIGHT! STRENGTH, EFFORT, AND DISCIPLINE. THESE ARE THE WATCH WORDS OF A WARRIOR -- Kevin Michael Vance
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STAY THE FIGHT! STRENGTH, EFFORT, AND DISCIPLINE. THESE ARE THE WATCH WORDS OF A WARRIOR -- Kevin Michael Vance
STAY THE FIGHT! STRENGTH, EFFORT, AND DISCIPLINE. THESE ARE THE WATCH WORDS OF A WARRIOR -- Kevin Michael Vance

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Kevin Michael Vance
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Movies: as a way of life.

I love movies. Always have… always will. As a matter of fact, you may as well call me a movie freak, because that is what I am; and proud of it too. And if I am going to engage in the unenviable and incredibly egotistical endeavor of reviewing films, I think it best if we understand each other a little better.

You can find something redeeming in almost every movie (now… remember, when these words come back to haunt me, I said "almost every movie"). The act of "going to the movies" has always been one, which elicits an unnamable sense of wonder and a silly, overwhelming glee in me so fervent I used to get sick from the boiling excitement. The cool, air-conditioned, theatre, stellar, ubiquitous sound system, bad, overpriced food, and space ship-like seats; these are things of wonderment and magic... solar systems of light, sound, fire, and ice, entire cultures based in violence, conflict, and passion. This, besides those places trapped behind my eyes, beneath my hair, and in between my ears, was the world to which I would run, glad and eager.

Sometimes I worry that I'm watching too many movies, and then I realize that I'm not watching enough. So I throw in a Ridley Scott film, any Ridley Scott film will do, sit back, grab an Oregon or maybe a Colorado brewed beer, snuggle up to my beautiful, down-right amazing, wee-love, and realize it don't get much better than that.

True… and I'll just get this out of the way right now, there are some movies I hate. Granted, it takes a lot for me to turn off a video, or walk out of a theatre, but I have done it. Specifically two things always make the ire and bile rise in the back of my throat when I'm comfortably entrenched in a theatre seat and my babies holding my hand and we're saying "I love you" through touch… one: if it happens to be pretentious. I hate when a particular film tries to be something it is not, and, two: if it's boring. No movie should be boring. Which doesn't mean there has to be massive gun battles or prolific explosions, but for the love of everything sinister and dark, it's gotta, for lack of a better word, rock! It must have some semblance of a backbone. It must be ballsy, or bitchy (if you need a female equivalent). It has to show me that it has something to say… anything at all!

Furthermore, there is a certain film that I simply cannot enjoy. It has to do with stupid people doing stupid things. Now, bare with me when I tell you, I don't mind stupid people doing funny things, or stupid people doing intelligent things, or intelligent people doing stupid things, or stupid people doing horrific things. But for some reason, no matter how hard I try, I can't shake the feeling of hours wasted when watching a film based on stupid characters committing retarded acts of undeniable… folly. Go figure. Some prime examples of this kind of movie are as follows: "Go", "Meet the Parents", "Pollack", "Rules of Attraction", "Drugstore Cowboy"... etc.
   



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