Week In Review
May201417

Week In Review1

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You’re quickly learning that Slightly Qualified likes all things pop culture. Throw in military videos and gaming panache, and we’re probably one of the more eclectic websites you’ve had the pleasure of viewing. We’re a diversified portfolio of interweb goodness.

Raffman posted about a crossfit chap who did 106 – scratch that – zero pull ups at once. He also talks about a 500 lb bomb that almost hit the wrong soldiers. Raffman also discusses a few iOS games like Knifehand and Wayward Souls. And to keep us in touch with our memes, he collected all kinds of fun ginger and Canada pics for your perusing enjoyment. Make sure you don’t miss out on Bill Murray impersonating Harry Caray either.

I had fun writing about some Pandora stations you probably should be listening to. We’re still quoting from these five movies and cannot, for the life of us, stop it. Technically, these were from last week, but make sure you pick up the new Black Keys album Turn Blue and three minutes of your life is a small price for watching Eric Bana in the Deliver Us From Evil trailer.

Our friends at Linkiest are covering everything from athletes to unicorns. LFGdating remains the only dating site for the gamer/geek/nerd in you. And Clumsy Crooks catalogues all things insanely stupid about criminals and their inability to do their job well.

May201402

We’ve been waiting for this for awhile. You see, back years ago, when Tobey Maguire was rocking the mask and slinging webs, Spiderman was ruined for us. The films were okay. Well, the first two were – the third really just seemed to…not be good.

Fast forward a few years. I’m sitting on my family-recycled couch drinking a good beer (those go together wonderfully, btw), and I noticed the newer Spiderman on HBO. Alright, prepare for to be disappointed. But then, out of the blue, I liked it.

No, no. I loved it. Andrew Garfield brought a grit that Maguire never  showed (or maybe had). The film was darker, less real, and more fun. And not junior high at the movies fun – like actual suspension and plot.  [Click here to read on!]

May201402

Godzilla: Fingers Crossed0

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The good news: Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe. No P Diddy.

The bad news: We’ve been let down before.

What we expect: two hours of action packed destruction that leads with some familial separation and lack of suitable one-liners. Good guys win. It could turn out that Godzilla is the good guy.

What we hope: Bryan Cranston verbally eviscerates foolish humans for their lack of foresight and problem solving abilities. Ken Watanabe a la Inception plays minds games with the audience and/or fellow characters and in doing so provides an aura of mystique and transcendence. [Click here to read on!]

Apr201421

Due in theaters in a little over a month on May 23rd, Cold In July looks like its going to be a thrilling winner.  While a good trailer does not always equate to a good movie, all signs are pointing to high quality after I watched this excellent official trailer which was released just a few days ago.  Most surprising however is that this film has a cast that is filled with relatively no-name actors, however there are a few faces that most of you will recognize.  If you like suspense/thriller movies, then this trailer – and movie – is definitely for you!  More after the jump below.

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Apr201411

Interstellar Movie Trailer0

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There are those movies that when you experience the trailer for the first time – or in some cases just see the movie poster – you know immediately that you have to see it, and that it will almost surely be amazing.  Interstellar, the latest film from director Christopher Nolan, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, to me is that movie.  Maybe it’s because I’m a huge sci-fi fan, or that politically I would vote for just about anyone willing to actually revamp our space program, but I already know that Interstellar I am going to see in the theaters.  Watch the trailer.  Watch it now.  Then follow me to the theater this November for the film’s release (don’t actually follow me – you can go to your own you creep).

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Apr201411

Hercules Official Movie Trailer0

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If you asked me before watching the Hercules trailer if I would pay money to watch Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock”, star in the new aforementioned movie that hits theaters this July 25th, I almost certainly would have told you no.  Well, I would have actually given you that weird, “was that a serious question”, raised eyebrow look before telling you no – that is the more honest response.  But you see, you didn’t ask me that question; I did however use that same pessimistic look as I fired up the Hercules trailer, but I have good news – this movie actually looks like it will be a winner.  Not Academy Award winner – but at the very least an “entertaining movie” winner as I watch it on Netflix or On Demand from the comfort of my kinda fake leather couch (okay it’s really fake).  Check out the official Hercules trailer above, then hit us up via the link below for our initial, slightly qualified thoughts!

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Apr201408

Blended Movie Trailer #20

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Adam Sandler movies get a lot of flak, and in many cases, the poor reviews are well deserved.  Try and think back to the Happy Madison productions that you actually really enjoyed, and no, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer do not count.  For me there are a few, but they’re still heavily outnumbered by the garbage titles; The Benchwarmers and the Grown Ups films were all stellar, and who can forget arguably Sandler’s best film since the original golden three in Grandma’s Boy?  On that thought, if you were not a fan of Grandma’s Boy, it’s probably best if you just go ahead and click the red “x” in your browser right now, because SQ may not be the best website for you.  So fast forward to today, in which we have yet Sandler’s latest film, Blended, which brings back Drew Barrymore yet again after two previous co-starring roles; the trailer is above – check it out then hit the link below for our slightly qualified thoughts!

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Apr201408

Quick: name me one movie that had absolutely zero actors/actresses you recognized that turned out to be hilarious, or just plain amazing.  Can you do it?  The first movie that popped into my head was a little film called Sex Drive, which featured all no-name (at the time, and I think still to this day) main characters, but did feature a Seth Green cameo at the end.  The movie itself was absolutely hilarious, and I remember seeing the trailer months beforehand thinking that it had potential.  While most of those types of movies don’t pan out, Let’s Be Cops, which is slated to hit theaters this summer on August 13th, looks like yet another rare diamond in the rough.  Check out the official red band trailer for Let’s Be Cops above, then hit the jump below for more slightly qualified thoughts!

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Apr201408

Chef Official Movie Trailer0

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If you like food – great food – then May 9th, 2014, should probably be circled on your calendar.  Or since 99% of us aged 40 and younger probably don’t actually have physical calendars hanging on our kitchen walls anymore, go ahead and add it to your iPhone and Outlook calendars, because the new Jon Favreau movie called Chef awaits.  Starring an impressive cast list that features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt, and the legendary Dustin Hoffman, Chef pits Jon Favreau’s main character in a tricky employment situation that likely many of us have already or will face at some point in our lives: working for someone else, or taking a chance and starting his own business, which in this case is a food truck.  While this movie screams high quality date night material, there are sure to be plenty of laughs if you want to see this with friends; regardless, enjoy the official Chef trailer and then hit the link below for more!

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Apr201402

Goodbye World Movie Trailer0

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What are up to this Friday night?  If you’re looking for something different, then head on over to your local theater to catch the brand new Vinny Chase – I mean Adrian Grenier – film, Goodbye World.  Although I will likely forever associate Mr. Grenier as the Entourage movie star, his latest movie that’s due out this Friday has some real potential: set in present day, America is hit by a disastrous computer virus called, coincidentally, “Goodbye World”.  With utilities, airports, and just about everything imaginable shut down, Vinny and his close friends fall back on their post-apocalyptic survival skills and go off-grid somewhere in Northern California.  Everything seems like a cool camping trick until local militias start forming, which is where it appears this plot is going. Check out the trailer, and hit the link below for more slightly qualified movie trailer discussion!

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Mar201428

The Signal Movie Trailer0

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Raise your hand if this kind of movie sounds appealing to you: Sci-fi, Laurence Fishburne, and lots of M-4’s (that’s AR’s for all my civilian counterparts out there).  No, this isn’t another Battle for Los Angeles – which was a great movie nonetheless – or even another Starship Troopers Redux.  The name of this intriguing Summer 2014 potential blockbuster is The Signal, and the exciting trailer above gives us enough information to want more, but not enough to truly know what we’re, or Nic, the main character is dealing with. As a huge fan of sci-fi, as well as Mr. Fishburne’s acting resume – not to mention M-4’s! – The Signal looks like it has potential to be an awesome film.  Want the specific release date and more details on the plot?  Of course you do – hit the link below for more.

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Sep201316

What will you be doing eleven days from now?  In just about a week and a half, a new high school comedy (yes, another one) will be hitting movie theaters, and just might turn out to be one of those diamonds in the rough.  The flick is called “The Secret Lives of Dorks”, and while you’ll probably have to Google the main cast, it does feature Jennifer Tilly, Mike Ditka (da Bears!), and the Jim Belushi.  I will tell you this: if you put a Belushi in a comedy film, I will seriously consider throwing down a few Lincolns at the theater to watch it on the big screen.  On top of that, and probably more importantly, the trailer actually made me laugh.  Enjoy the trailer, and hit the link below for our slightly qualified reaction and comments below!

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