Guardians of the Galaxy: this movie hit all of my sweet spots. Goofy family of choice? Check. Females with their own character arcs and motivations? check. Big guys with heart? check. Scoundrel with a heart of gold? check and double check. Great music, great effects, just a wonderful movie. a 7.
Inside Llewyn Davis: kinda depressing. great music. B liked it more than i did i think. a 5.
Captain Phillips: again, kinda depressing. The "bad guys" aren't particularly bad guys. very suspenseful for a movie where you know the hero lives. Not necessarily one I'd want to watch again but worth seeing. a 5.
Only Lovers Left Alive: loved it! I put this in our Netflix queue and bumped it to the top. B asked what it was and I replied "a vampire movie with Loki in it". We started watching it and about 20 minutes in B stopped the movie and said "I'm really liking this. I thought it was going to be some Twilight crap but it's really good!". :) It is a dark movie, both in tone and in color. Adam is a vampire living in Detroit who spends his time making music and keeping up his off-the-grid house. Eve lives in Tangier and comes to visit when she realizes Adam is very depressed. It's a very moody film but wonderful. you should so see it. a 7.