Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

This is when I really started liking the Marvel movies. Thor is my favorite Avenger. This was directed by Kenneth Branagh, and it is a superior movie. In my view, this one had the most (and best) humor. Chris Hemsworth is perfect as Thor and no one could have played Loki better than Tom Hiddleston. …

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It’s six months later. The US Government is hassling Tony Stark to hand over his Iron Man tech, which of course he resists. He is also dying because the palladium core that makes the Iron Man suit work and keeps Tony alive is poisoning him. Mickey Rourke plays scientist Ivan Vanko who uses the same …

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The movie begins with Tony Stark living the high life of a billionaire, receiving awards, bedding beautiful women, and being generally an arrogant asshole. When he travels overseas to Afghanistan for a demonstration of Stark Industries’ new weapon, the Jericho missile, his Humvee is ambushed, Stark is injured, and taken hostage by a group of …

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I’ve been very hesitant to watch the final two Avengers movies because I hate tragedy and drama. So, I’m going to re-watch all of the Marvel Universe movies chronologically and see if I can properly prepare myself emotionally. Number one was Captain America: The First Avenger. The film continues to be enjoyable for me. The …

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I’ve decided that I like funny superhero movies. I like adventure and I don’t like tragedies. I know that most superhero origins contain the death of someone very important to them, but I don’t want my superheroes to die and I don’t want them all angsty. I want humor, not drama. That being said, I …

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I’m in my 40s now, and I still think sometimes about the 80s movies I watched over and over – and over. Some of them I even memorized the lines to! Of course, I forgot them through the years. However, these movies still remind me of the best of my childhood. In no particular order… …

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So, here I am again, with pictures to share of my recent thrift store book haul and some other goodies. I was quite proud of myself! Haha. So, here are the books I found: I love the Wayward Pines trilogy so was quite happy to pick up physical copies of the first two. Here are …

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Holy Batman, guys, this was flipping awesomesauce! I went to see it with a co-worker today. We both laughed, we both cried. It was everything I hoped it would be – and so much more. If you’ve been interested and paying attention, you’ll know it’s very much an “origin” story and the setting is WWI …

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