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Old December 24 2013, 09:46 AM   #650
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Re: Movies Seen In 2013

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder - Netflix Instant
Computer Chess - Netflix Instant
The Iceman- Netflix Instant
Kill List - Netflix Instant
Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story - Netflix Instant
Bad Kids go to Hell - Netflix Instant
Dragonheart - HuluPlus
Dragonheart: A New Beginning - Netflix Instant
AE: Apocalypse Earth - Netflix Instant
Atlantic Rim - HuluPlus
Jackass Number Two - Netflix Instant
Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire - Netflix Instant
WarGames: The Dead Code - Netflix Instant
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation - Netflix Instant
We're the Millers - Extended Cut - DVD
Hellraiser - Netflix Instant
Bruce Bruce: Loosin' It - Live in Boston - HuluPlus
Desperado - Netflix Instant
Once Upon a Time in Mexico - Netflix Instant
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling - Netflix Instant
The World's End - DVD
Iron Man / Hulk Heroes United - DVD
Blackfish - Netflix Instant
Radio Bikini - Netflix Instant
My Sucky Teen Romance - Netflix Instant
Nightmares in Red, White & Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film - Netflix Instant
The Messenger - Netflix Instant
Talhotblond - Netflix Instant
Billy Jack - Netflix Instant
The Brady Bunch in the White House - Netflix Instant
The Other Dream Team - Netflix Instant
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird - Netflix Instant
Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security - Netflix Instant
Blitz - Netflix Instant
Lovelace - Netflix Instant
Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix Instant
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - Netflix Instant
MST3K: The Atomic Brain - Netflix Instant
MST3K: Night of the Blood Beast- Netflix Instant
MST3K: The Unearthly - Netflix Instant
MST3K: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies!!?- Netflix Instant
MST3K: Warrior of the Lost World - Netflix Instant
MST3K: Gamera vs Barugon - Netflix Instant
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself - Netflix Instant
Four Lions - Netflix Instant
Murder by Decree - Netflix Instant
Rodan - Netflix Instant
Sherlock, Jr - Netflix Instant
The General - Netflix Instant
Brittney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour - Netflix Instant
American Hustle - matinee
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2D - matinee
An Ideal Husband - Netflix Instant
Where the Buffalo Roam - Netflix Instant

After the MST3K, I was kinda in the mood for Japanese monster movies, so I watched Rodan. It was not very good, even for 1960s Japanese monster movies. Two giant prehistoric pterodactyls attack Japan...and when the military options don't work, they just kinda kill themselves in a lava flow.


Followed that up with a couple of Buster Keaton movies. I haven't seen a lot of silent films, just bits and pieces of 'em in other stuff. SJ was okay, but not great. And TG was kinda messed up in that Keaton somehow wins the Civil War for the South...?

And then a Brittney Spears concert video that showed me just how out of touch I am...the thing is about an hour & fifteen minutes long, and I didn't hear a song I knew 'til almost an hour into it. And it was filmed in 2011.

Went out to Lufkin yesterday for two matinees.

First up, AH, which wasn't as good as I had hoped for considerin' the cast. It needed more Jennifer Lawrence - she stool the show every time she showed up onscreen. Batman with a potbelly & a combover was amusin', too, but ya can see that in the trailer.

Followed that with The Hobbit sequel in 2D. I liked it a bit more than the first one, though the bit with the barrels distracted me for the whole rest of the movie...when the dwarves are makin' a break for it, each one of 'em has a barrel. All the barrels are filled with one dwarf. Bilbo follows, inadvertantly, but without a barrel. Durin' the escape/chase sequence, one of the dwarves destroys his barrel. And yet, Bilbo winds up with his own barrel, and the tubby ginger dwarf gets to keep a barrel, too. So...where did the two extra barrels come from?

Smaug was a pretty good lookin' dragon effect, too.

Got back to the house, and watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with my sister & younger nephew. First time for both of them to see it, but its one of my holiday favorites. My dad & I saw it in theaters way back in '89...

Followed that with An Ideal Husband, a period melodrama about relationships in London. It was actually kinda dull, but it had a good cast.

And then the 500th "new to me" movie of the year, WtBR starrin' Bill Murray as Hunter S Thompson. I liked it quite a bit more than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Watchin' a first season episode of Dexter now, before I call it a night.
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