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Old December 15 2013, 11:07 PM   #631
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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

Decided to try the Pinhead franchise after seein' that the movies are available on Netflix. The first one, though...I dunno. Not in a rush to watch any more of 'em.

Bruce Bruce's stand up special was pretty funny.

I still haven't watched El Mariachi, but I have seen its two sequels. Both of 'em were just over the top silly action, with the occasional subtitle.

The GLOW documentary was surprisingly touchin'. I remember my older siblings watchin' it when we were kids. I missed seein' the documentary the one night it played at the Alamo Drafthouse - Ritz last summer, with the director there for a Q&A. Had to work that night...

Missed The World's End when it opened at the Alamo Drafthouse, too. My last shift was on a Wednesday and the movie opened the very next day...so, when Hasting's had their "Rent One, Get One" special Friday, it was one of the ones I picked to watch. Freakin' awesome, too. My favorite of the "trilogy," for sure.

The Iron Man / Hulk team-up movie was disappointin'. The animation looked cheap, the story was weak, and the dialogue sucked all kinds of ass.

Watched the killer whales at Sea World documentary this mornin'...and now I have no desire to ever give Sea World a penny of my money.

My nephews have been watchin' Ultimate Spider-Man cartoons all day since then, but I found a few other documentaries I want to watch in the next few days. And I still need to finish the second season of American Horror Story: Asylum...
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Old December 16 2013, 04:25 AM   #632
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Despicable Me 2 - Blu Ray - Watched it with my two boys tonight, they loved it. However for me it was mostly Meh. There were a few funny scenes, but overall not as good as the first one.
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Old December 16 2013, 04:32 AM   #633
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Old December 16 2013, 08:11 AM   #634
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Old December 16 2013, 10:16 AM   #635
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My sister & I watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on DVD earlier tonight. I saw it in theaters for 2D, 3D & HFR when it came out a year ago, but it was her first time to see it.

Gotta get ready for the first sequel, hopin' to see it this week.
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Old December 17 2013, 06:48 PM   #636
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97. Hunger Games: Catching Fire: B+
98. War Horse: B
99. How to Train Your Dragon: A
100. Scrooged: A-
101. W: D+

W: Josh Brolin as the 43rd President of the US, George W. Bush, led Oliver Stone film about the life and first term Presidency of GWB as seen through the liberal prism. The film is wrought with conjecture and assumption which hurts it + it's played for laughs cause that's how Democrats spent years playing him up...as a clown. It's also taking aim at Christianity and treating faith with him as being a zealot. If Stone got anything close to correct I wouldn't dispute it would be his younger days. Even liberals must've recognized how silly Bush as clown was once Stone had Brolin playing the role so loose, it didn't set the box office on fire.

I don't pretend GWB's Presidency didn't have some flaws but they were not made in a vacuum(as this film would suggest) and his second term was him reaching across the aisle to work with a Democrat led House and Senate so policy matters were not entirely his alone.

It's saved the grade by solid acting by E.Banks, J.Cromwell and Toby Jones to name a few with the material they were given.

The joke is the film. Can't wait for 2017 when the O movie comes out. I'm sure he'll be painted as a saint and redeemer of lost children by Hollywood.
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Old December 17 2013, 08:48 PM   #637
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Riverman ★★

Didn't realize this was an A&E TV movie until I started watching it. It's OK. It's about the Green River Killer and the interviews with Ted Bundy that helped profile Gary Ridgway. It's not a good movie. Bruce Greenwood gives a good performance and Cary Elwes as Ted Bundy is creeeeeeeepy similar. It's just too directionless to be anything worth rewatching.
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Old December 18 2013, 12:41 AM   #638
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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

RB was just shy of an hour-long documentary about the American military's nuclear testin' in the Pacific Ocean after World War II.

MSTR is the latest from a young Austin director about a teenager who is accidently turned into a vampire durin' a scifi convention. It pokes quite a bit of fun at Twilight fans, especially the idea of havin' sex with a vampire.

NiRWB is a talkin' heads documentary about horror films from the birth of American cinema to post 9/11. Mostly directors givin' their opinion of other works while talkin' about some of their own contributions.

TM was an interestin' drama about two Army men, an officer & a sergeant, who have to notify families of the loss of their loved ones. Starrin' Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster, it was well worth watchin'. I kept meanin' to get to it...finally did.

Talhotblond is a documentary about a case in New York of an online love triangle that ended in murder. A middle aged man poses as a teen online, starts a relationship with a teen girl online, and she winds up startin' a relationship online with one of the guy's younger coworkers, which resulted in the murder of the younger guy. And durin' the investigation, its discovered that the teen girl was really the middle aged mother of a teenager who didn't know about how her image was bein' used online.

And I'm watchin' the 475th "new to me" movie of the year, Billy Jack, via Netflix Instant now.
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Old December 18 2013, 08:42 PM   #639
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Mimic ★

It's bad. Poor Guillermo del Toro. It's easy to distinguish between his scenes and the mandatory studio boring "enhancements" to this film.
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Old December 18 2013, 08:53 PM   #640
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There's a director's cut that eliminates many of the jump scares -- not sure if that's the version you saw -- but it's only marginally better as a movie.
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Old December 20 2013, 06:48 PM   #641
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89. The Nightmare Before Christmas (B)

This has become a cult classic for people of my generation, but I didn't see it when it first came out in theatres. Henry Selick's early stop motion work is impressive (and it anticipates some of the aesthetic of Tim Burton's own entry in that genre, The Corpse Bride), but on a story level it never really grabs me, and if they were going to include music, it should be more memorable.

90. Vertigo (A)

Recently crowned the greatest film of all time in the decennial Sight & Sound poll, this was the Hitchcock's last collaboration with Jimmy Stewart, who gives one of his darkest performances. The film is both a thriller and a study in obsession, which has largely been read as Hitchcock's study of his own controlling tendencies toward actresses (the degree to which this was unconscious being debated). The latter aspect is exceptionally compelling; as a thriller the film is a bit odd, as Hitchcock abruptly dumps all the answers into the audience's lap in a voiceover with a quarter of the film still to go. This has the effect of making the film almost solely a study of Stewart's obsession for the rest of the run-time, until the final revelation. It's a somewhat curious narrative choice. I do find it interesting how, with the revelation, the movie's focus effectively switches from Stewart to Kim Novak; indeed, this is an excellent example of how a POV can be used to make you sympathize with a character who really doesn't deserve it, in the grand scheme of things.

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Old December 20 2013, 07:26 PM   #642
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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

Billy Jack was kinda dull...Netflix has the first sequel available, but at three hours long, I'm not in a rush to watch it.

TBBitWH is the second sequel of the rebooted franchise. Shelley Long and Gary Cole reprise their roles of Carol and Mike Brady, but the kid actors were all too old to continue. A series of what the fuck?! moments startin' with a lost lotto ticket lead the Brady Bunch to become the First Family, with Mike as the president & Carol as the vice president. Seriously, the fuck?!

TODT was a pretty good documentary about the Lithuanian basketball team sent to the Olympics in 1992. It gave a comprehensive history of the sport in Lithuania, as well as how the were exploited by the Soviet Union, up until the country's independence. And that the Grateful Dead helped the Lithuanian basketball team with a donations of cash & clothin' was kind of awesome.

HB was a nice biographical documentary about Harper Lee and her great American novel turned classic film, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Watched Jamie Foxx's standup from 2001, when he was just beginnin' his film career...too bad it wasn't that funny.

Blitz was a fairly decent suspense - ish movie with Jason Statham as a tough, abusive cop who is investigatin' a serial cop killer in London played by Game of Thrones's Littlefinger.

Lovelace had an impressive cast includin' Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, James Franco & Sharon Stone, but it was a mediocre biopic of for the girl who rose to porn stardom as the star of Deep Throat.

BSS was a slow boil of a psychological thriller starrin' Tobey Jones. Not quite sure what I was watchin' by the time it was done.

I've got The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes playin' now...not too bad, if a bit more comical than I would expect from a Sherlock Holmes film.
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There's a director's cut that eliminates many of the jump scares -- not sure if that's the version you saw -- but it's only marginally better as a movie.
I saw the version on Netflix. It was all I could do to stay awake.

Don Jon ★★★

Some really funny moments and a good directorial debut form the multi-talented JGL.

Blackfish ★★★

Pretty decent documentary. I feel really sorry for Tilikum. The Cove was a doc that really pulled at my heartstrings, though.
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98. War Horse: B
99. How to Train Your Dragon: A
100. Scrooged: A-
101. W: D+
102. 127 Hours: A-

The James Franco biopic about Aron Ralston the naturalist who ended up trapped between a Utah canyon wall and a boulder. He ultimately cut off is own arm at the elbow after.....127 Hours in order to survive. It was finely acted and Franco does a great job in his version of Castaway/I Am Legend, where the meat of the movie relies on him and him alone.
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91. American Hustle (B+)

David O. Russell continues his hot streak, though on the whole I think this movie is merely warm -- a good film with great acting, but not on the level of the three previous films of his that I've seen. The main thing holding it back is the plot, which never truly becomes engrossing. On a scene-to-scene basis, however, it delivers some very good character interactions. The cast are all in top form, with the standouts being Amy Adams (never sexier) and Jennifer Lawrence (hilarious). Bale is fairly low-key, but effective; Cooper is more high intensity, akin to in his last work for Russell. The script and Jeremy Renner's take on a corrupt politician is fairly novel for cinema; he's almost inarguably the most pure-intentioned person in the film, and in it to attract jobs to his cit.

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