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2022-06-27 7:46:52 AM  
Doctor Strange 2 (2022)- I have seen varying opinions on this, mostly positive, and I have to agree with them. Good characters, well-done special effects, somewhat predictable yet still enjoyable storyline. Much darker than I would have expected from a PG-13 Marvel movie. Overall solid film.

Stranger Things Season 4 (2022)- It took an episode or two to find it's footing but ultimately came together. The last episode coontil the 2 eps coming in a couple months) stands out in particular and with a runtime of 1h38m it's practically a movie by itself.

The Boys Season 3 (2022)- Holy sh*t! It still blows my mind that they are able to continually blow my mind with every new episode. Herogasm was glorious!
 
2022-06-27 8:13:42 AM  
In my personal opinion Two Towers was the weakest of the trilogy. I can understand that some changes need to be made for adaptation purposes and creative types don't want to do a straight remake of someone else's work, but Two Towers had by far the most WTF were they thinking changes to the plot. Complete changes to characters actions and motivations that made no farking sense or deviated into pointless side plots.
 
2022-06-27 8:16:07 AM  
Dr Strange 2

I thought it was blah
 
2022-06-27 8:17:19 AM  
Vecna is that dude from The Void.  Fight me.
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt4255304/
 
2022-06-27 8:20:54 AM  
I saw Everything Everywhere All At Once yesterday, mind-blowing!
 
2022-06-27 8:23:21 AM  
Watched Memento 2.
Even though it is like 20 years later, everything seems the same.
I'll have to watch the first one again.
 
2022-06-27 8:25:20 AM  
Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness was fun.  Wasn't the best marvel movie, wasn't the worst.

The Boys - This show kills me.  I'm surprised at what they can get away with, but it's still awesome fun.

Beforeigners - This a fun sci-fi romp.  It's not in english, so you have to read the captions, but I really like the characters and the concept.  Hope it gets renewed for another season.

Still have to find time for Kenobi and Ms Marvel.
 
2022-06-27 8:27:19 AM  
Doctor Strange was....meh. Too much going on and yet too little. Felt like a placeholder movie that will quickly and deservedly be forgotten.
 
2022-06-27 8:29:12 AM  
Watched the first 3 episodes of The Old Man with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Really, really good. Bridges and Lithgow are both excellent as is Amy Brenneman. Good story...some suspense, action. Highly recommend.
 
2022-06-27 8:51:49 AM  

Hawk24: Watched the first 3 episodes of The Old Man with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Really, really good. Bridges and Lithgow are both excellent as is Amy Brenneman. Good story...some suspense, action. Highly recommend.


I just watched them last night, and I agree. The fight scenes were really well done too.
 
2022-06-27 8:53:10 AM  
Finally watched Fleabag.

God damn was that a good show
 
2022-06-27 8:56:24 AM  
Westworld season 3 ( episode 1-3 ) I don't understand the negative reviews when it first came out, there's only so much you can do inside the park.

Village of the Damned- I've always avoided this one for whatever stupid reason. Very entertaining.

Stanley Cup Finals 2 periods total- there's something about North American sports broadcasts that have turned me off North american sports. ( It's the ad breaks )


Kenobi - Vader Fight/ conversation multiple times - this fight felt like I was reading one of the legends novels, the conversation at the end and the acting in it was too notch.

Blood Quantum - love me some zombies.

The Holy Mountain - first time watching Jarodowski while sober. Holy crap the details in every scene are beyond amazing.

Rescue Rangers - fun for the family

Wildlife birdseed camera for Cats 10 hours tv for cats birds, chipmunks, squirrels trail cam cats long - great background noise for when you want to drive your cats insane.
 
2022-06-27 8:58:03 AM  
Only thing of note is watched The Boys.
If there was a thread here on it, I missed it...
 
2022-06-27 8:59:34 AM  
The Trip (1967) Peter Fonda plays a TV advertising director going through a divorce who decides to try LSD. Dennis Hopper and Bruce Dern hook him up, which should have been a red flag right there. Fonda sees visions of hooded figures in pursuit, kaleidoscopic sex, torture, and the obligatory dwarf. It was...pretty boring, really. Colorful, though.
 
2022-06-27 8:59:42 AM  
Man Vs. Bee.  LOL funny, in a Mr. Bean kinda way.
 
2022-06-27 9:04:29 AM  
I finally got around to seeing "They Live" (the Alamo Drafthouse is having a John Carpenter revival). You can tell they ran out of money making the film, in the last firefight you never see anyone shooting a gun, just a close up of the same muzzle firing over and over, and then cut to someone falling down.

Epic fistfight scene, though.
 
2022-06-27 9:05:51 AM  
My weekend viewing.

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2022-06-27 9:07:26 AM  
Blood Simple remains a very solid movie.  Re-watched it last week.

Westworld Season 4 premiere happened last night.  We stopped watching the series n the middle of Season 2 for no particular reason, really.  Foreshadow of sharkjumpery, maybe. Started over with Season 1 last night and it all seemed rather new.  Maybe we'll stick with the whole series.

Lincoln Lawyer's upside is Neve Campbell.  Not sure that I will keep watching that.  No other interest in it around here, too much Los Angeles, really.

Speaking of Los Angeles, Barry was great as a break from the darkness of Ozark from time to time.  The latter is a great bunch of writing.

Murderville is funny at times, a bit repetitious.

Babylon Berlin is truly amazing, especially if you are Weimar buff.  Amazing.

I really wish there were a third season of Mindhunter to look forward to...I do look forward to the second season of Squid Games and wonder if it will be an extended ad for S&W Models 10 & 19, as well as HK's MP-5, lol.
 
2022-06-27 9:09:38 AM  
I saw "We're All Going to the World's Fair" which I thought was a really creepy little film with a great female lead, but it seemed to fall apart at the end, though I may want to rewatch it in case I missed something.
 
2022-06-27 9:10:14 AM  

Breaker Moran: Blood Simple remains a very solid movie.  Re-watched it last week.

Westworld Season 4 premiere happened last night.  We stopped watching the series n the middle of Season 2 for no particular reason, really.  Foreshadow of sharkjumpery, maybe. Started over with Season 1 last night and it all seemed rather new.  Maybe we'll stick with the whole series.

Lincoln Lawyer's upside is Neve Campbell.  Not sure that I will keep watching that.  No other interest in it around here, too much Los Angeles, really.

Speaking of Los Angeles, Barry was great as a break from the darkness of Ozark from time to time.  The latter is a great bunch of writing.

Murderville is funny at times, a bit repetitious.

Babylon Berlin is truly amazing, especially if you are Weimar buff.  Amazing.

I really wish there were a third season of Mindhunter to look forward to...I do look forward to the second season of Squid Games and wonder if it will be an extended ad for S&W Models 10 & 19, as well as HK's MP-5, lol.


I didn't watch all of these last week.  Please pardon my ramblin'.
 
2022-06-27 9:11:47 AM  
Haven't watched yet, but just got the Schitt's Creek series on disc through Amazon. It was late but they wanted me to review it. I said it was late, blamed UPS and wondered why they want me to review products they "know full well I don't have." They sent me mail on policy and why they won't post my review, but they're always happy to post reviews that refer to prompt delivery. Next time I'll write a more thorough review on the weak plot and character development, how I'm not enjoying it at all. Modern Family will take a month or so to get here that I expect that opportunity real soon.

(BTW, they usually thank me for positive reviews, but not negative reviews. Sometimes don't post them at all. Remember that steering and selection when you read reviews.)
 
2022-06-27 9:14:18 AM  
Watched Doctor Strange 2 this weekend, thought it was great overall. Sam Raimi had a lot of fun with the camera.

Continuing to watch through Star Trek TNG with my wife. She's loving it.

Also watched an episode of Kotoro Lives Alone last night. That was... weird.
 
2022-06-27 9:16:01 AM  
Watched Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time.

I don't think anything about that movie has aged well.
 
2022-06-27 9:17:04 AM  
HBO Max released quite a few period shows this year that have been a fun watch.

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2022-06-27 9:21:06 AM  
Dr Strange 2 -it was fine. It was an excellent Sam Raimi movie, but after Everything Everywhere, All at Onceit just felt OK in its depiction of the multiverse. Also, who would start numbering their reality at 818??? Whichever reality discovers multiverse travel will start numbering themselves at zero or 1 max, come on Marvel, I know your universe numbering system, but that was just dumb!

Spiderhead -this popped up on Netflix and was really good! They just let Chris Hemsworth chew the scenery as the bad guy and he was clearly having a blast! Very solid script with some scary ideas, well executed overall.

The Trail part 6 -yes my no budget found footage movie is already to its 6th part in the series, and I'm out for some reshoots to finish up the thing over the long weekend.

Florida Trail Found Footage - part 6 (recovered)
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2022-06-27 9:22:13 AM  
Episodes one and two of Blandings, season one (2013). The usual P.G. Wodehouse wastrel sons and terrifying aunts. I find the books a bit twee to get through, but the series dilutes it to tolerable levels.

After three weeks I finally worked my way through The Worst Person in the World (2021). And I do mean worked. Ugh. In those weeks I have utterly failed to give a fark about the aimless chick going through life like a Roomba hitting baseboards. Excellent special effects do not a story make.

Hacks, season two (2022). Recommended. Picks up immediately after season one, so watch together.

Episodes one through three of I Love That for You (2022). This gets credit for building a whole series on one sitcom lie, instead of having a new one for each episode.

About halfway through Creepshow, season 2 (2021). Most horror anthologies bat about .400, and this is better than that. I especially liked the first story of episode 2 (Dead and Breakfast) which features Ali Larter (Clear Rivers from the first two Final Destination movies), although nowadays to look at her, she's interchangeable with Mary McCormack (Mrs Ted Lasso).

Wolf Like Me, season one (2022) Josh Gad plays an American who's so bad at driving that he's been transported to Australia as punishment. There's some parallel story about him dating a werewolf, but the word only gets used once in the whole series.

Episode three of For All Mankind, season 3 (2022). I'm at the edge of my seat for this series. Not about who gets to Mars first, but to see if the soap opera hokum kills this show before they get there.
 
2022-06-27 9:22:20 AM  
Finished watching Obi-Wan, which I mean was fine. Kinda one of those stories that didn't need to be told, filling in gaps that didn't need to be filled. Some writing choices were made.

I have Everything Everywhere, Dr Strange 2, and Westworld 4 on the dance card when I get home

/fell asleep on the couch between the 2nd and 3rd period last night
//beach vacations are best vacations
 
2022-06-27 9:22:57 AM  

skyotter: Watched Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time.

I don't think anything about that movie has aged well.


I saw it in a theater maybe 10 years ago. Mickey Rooney's scenes produced the most uncomfortable silence I've ever felt in a movie theater.
 
2022-06-27 9:31:37 AM  

Fear the Clam: Mary McCormack (Mrs Ted Lasso).


Whoops. Mary McCormack is from In Plain Sight. Mrs Ted Lasso is Andrea Anders from Better off Ted.
 
2022-06-27 9:35:58 AM  

AdrienVeidt: Vecna is that dude from The Void.  Fight me.
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt4255304/


Kind of reminds me of The Beast from Krull.

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2022-06-27 9:37:06 AM  
The penultimate Obi-Wan episode.  Enjoying it with my boy.  (If Darth can use the force like a whip speed tractor beam, why the fark was all that dogfighting necessary in a new hope?)

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - A series of top notch monster battles with slapstick and Harryhausenesque effects.  Very funny, some good old fashioned horror, great fun.

Planet Terror - the second half of grindhouse.  Absolutely top notch zombie movie.
 
2022-06-27 9:41:18 AM  
Watched The Boys:

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Then watched the first three episodes of The Umbrella Academy:

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Which made for some funny synchronicity.
 
2022-06-27 9:45:39 AM  
Watched Season 6 of Peaky Blinders with my kids

Thomas never turned into a Train and Arthur Fookin Shelby as The Conductor was brilliant but he would just get violent for no apparent reason.
 
2022-06-27 9:47:02 AM  
Finished The Offer. Really well written and the acting is phenomenal. Mathew Goode steals every scene he's in.
 
2022-06-27 9:48:47 AM  
The new Beavis and Butthead movie was pretty funny.
 
2022-06-27 9:49:39 AM  
I saw "Elvis" last night and I really enjoyed it. Excellent lead performance.
 
2022-06-27 9:49:54 AM  
Saw The Card Counter. It was a little plodding but the Abu Garhb black site scenes were intense and shot very well. Bit of a pull the rug out under you at the end and it kinda pissed me off but whatever.

The Old Man. Well acted, good action scenes if you can suspend disbelief long enough to believe Jeff Bridges could last a 10 minute fight scene. It's got some real slow parts in it and it got me to go 'holy shiat!' in the second episode until it 'was just a day dream'. What a copout, I wish they kept it as reality.

Umbrella Academy season 3. Good stuff, Vanya is now Viktor which is weird because Vanya actually is a man's name but whatever. Much better than that other dollar store version with Brandon Fraiser, can't remember the name.

And of course, no weekend is complete without the obligatory viewing of the cinematic tour de force known as Freddy Got Fingered.
 
2022-06-27 9:54:25 AM  
Doctor Strange 2: Meh. Sure, it was entertaining, but it was all plot and it suffered from the usual superhero movie trope of the bad guy being invincible until they're suddenly not.

The Boys: After all of the hype over how unfilmable and graphic "Herogasm" was going to be, I thought it was underwhelming.

For All Mankind: I get why they jumped forward two years to get to the moon race as quickly as possible, but a whole season could have been devoted to this period because so many compromises are going to be made for the sake of speed. For instance, Ed is going to have seen warning signs about Danny but choose to ignore them or try to rationalize them.
 
2022-06-27 9:56:23 AM  
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2022-06-27 9:57:04 AM  

Fear the Clam: Episode three of For All Mankind, season 3 (2022). I'm at the edge of my seat for this series. Not about who gets to Mars first, but to see if the soap opera hokum kills this show before they get there.


For All Mankind has always had some major soap opera hokum though. The second half of season 1 really leaned into it when you had Ed stuck at Jonestown all alone while facing a gut punch of a personal tragedy at home.

I feel like the actress who plays Karen is getting kind of typecast as someone who really farks up things for everyone by cheating on her husband. If it isn't causing the beef between Homelander and Butcher, it is pissing off Ed before a mission that could trigger World War III.
 
2022-06-27 9:58:21 AM  

skyotter: Watched Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time.

I don't think anything about that movie has aged well.


Its a film where Audrey Hepburn is Radiant. The cat is adorable, Patricia Neil is fine and the music lovely.

And then Mickey Rooney shows up and holy crap....that is so horrible that nothing before or after his scenes can possibly bring the film back. Calling it offensive does not suffice.  I also saw it on a revival. Most of the audience had no clue that he was in it...and HOW he was in it. I never felt the air go out of a room so fast. If this was a film from the 30s it MIGHT have just been a "oh god. People did not know better" moment...but this was the 1960s, and the decision to have him in such an offensive roll was just mindboggling.
 
2022-06-27 10:04:09 AM  
The Bear on Hulu was really good. Obviously, there's always a bit of sensationalism, but that show does the restaurant world really well. Even if it can be stress-inducing at times. It's very tender.
 
2022-06-27 10:13:08 AM  
Finished Squid Game. The last 2-3 episodes really brought it down, in my opinion. The VIPs, the annoying wrap up of a character, the stereotypical "go-back" that always seems to happen... Hm. I mean, I'll watch season 2, I just wish this one had had a better ending.

Our Flag Means Death - Oh man, what absolute fun! The character death in the last episode had me laughing so loud! I thought this was just going to be a funny pirate show, and then it turned out to be more. Can't wait to see season 2 and see where it goes. Also, was very sad to see the beard go. Hot damn, was that sexy!

Watching Midsomer Murders while I work. Looks like about 30 episodes left now. Somewhere in the middle of Nelson's run, and Betty is in her first year. I'm always amused when I see "that guy/girl" actors show up (a recent episode had the same actor from the above show (Izzy Hands) as a cheesemonger).

Will probably try to watch Umbrella Academy and/or The Boys this week. Good to see other titles in my major backlog getting good reviews above.
 
2022-06-27 10:14:41 AM  

Breaker Moran: Westworld Season 4 premiere happened last night.  We stopped watching the series n the middle of Season 2 for no particular reason, really.  Foreshadow of sharkjumpery, maybe.


Season 2 is incredibly frustrating...until it isn't.  There is a point in the second season where something happens that makes you realize that things are not what you thought they were.  I won't go into details because of spoilers, but there is a moment where everything changes - and you may not even catch it.  But it completely redefines everything before it.

I didn't realize what the change was when I watched it on its initial run.  I was literally just watching an episode out of boredom and had a "WAIT A farkING MINUTE" moment that hit so hard I had to watch the whole season again.

YM, obviously, MV.
 
2022-06-27 10:21:59 AM  

Breaker Moran: Blood Simple remains a very solid movie.  Re-watched it last week.

Westworld Season 4 premiere happened last night.  We stopped watching the series n the middle of Season 2 for no particular reason, really.  Foreshadow of sharkjumpery, maybe. Started over with Season 1 last night and it all seemed rather new.  Maybe we'll stick with the whole series.

Lincoln Lawyer's upside is Neve Campbell.  Not sure that I will keep watching that.  No other interest in it around here, too much Los Angeles, really.

Speaking of Los Angeles, Barry was great as a break from the darkness of Ozark from time to time.  The latter is a great bunch of writing.

Murderville is funny at times, a bit repetitious.

Babylon Berlin is truly amazing, especially if you are Weimar buff.  Amazing.

I really wish there were a third season of Mindhunter to look forward to...I do look forward to the second season of Squid Games and wonder if it will be an extended ad for S&W Models 10 & 19, as well as HK's MP-5, lol.


I love Babylon Berlin...hope there is another season sometime soon.
 
2022-06-27 10:23:35 AM  
Murder, She Wrote with Margaret Rutherford. I saw this when it was first released in this country. Rutherford was such a good comic that she won over Agatha Christie who first objected to Rutherford's casting. There are 4 of the movies in the series and I'll finish them up over the summer.

Kind Hearts and Coronets.Still the best "black comedy" ever made. Dennis Pryce was fantastic, and Joan Greenwood's purr is distracting. I know my wife has watched it with me in the past, but she didn't remember the ending. Now, think of the great endings in movie history. Like Chinatown or The Godfather. I'm tempted to say this is better. Anyway, she reacted perfectly.

The Rainmaker.Not as good as I remember, but that's because Grisham movies are never as good as you remember. But it has a really good fistfight. That sounds trivial, but usually those are just tedious filler like car chases. This one is great. It includes getting hit with a refrigerator. (Not a refrigerator door. What do you take me for?)
 
2022-06-27 10:35:53 AM  

Mulchpuppy: Breaker Moran: Westworld Season 4 premiere happened last night.  We stopped watching the series n the middle of Season 2 for no particular reason, really.  Foreshadow of sharkjumpery, maybe.

Season 2 is incredibly frustrating...until it isn't.  There is a point in the second season where something happens that makes you realize that things are not what you thought they were.  I won't go into details because of spoilers, but there is a moment where everything changes - and you may not even catch it.  But it completely redefines everything before it.

I didn't realize what the change was when I watched it on its initial run.  I was literally just watching an episode out of boredom and had a "WAIT A farkING MINUTE" moment that hit so hard I had to watch the whole season again.

YM, obviously, MV.


The first season ran two narratives that happened decades apart concurrently, and the reveal that put them together defined that season.

The second just scrambled the order, which wasn't as effective. It was also much less believable. It made use of Red Shirts in such an amazingly painful way which degraded the whole season. Only two episodes were actually good - Kiksuya and Akane no Mai.

The third season took the predictable route that REDACTED has been running the real world.
 
2022-06-27 10:36:52 AM  

Fear the Clam: Episodes one and two of Blandings, season one (2013). The usual P.G. Wodehouse wastrel sons and terrifying aunts. I find the books a bit twee to get through, but the series dilutes it to tolerable levels.


I can't cure your aversion to Wodehouse's tone. The best TV adaptations are in the series Wodehouse Playhouse with Jon Alderton and Pauline Collins. The problem with Wodehouse adaptations for me is that the dialog isn't meant for the stage or screen. Our eyes and inner voices speak it so much faster. Except for the Alderton/Collins ones. Collins is the perfect Wodehouse heroine.

Your reaction is the opposite of mine.
 
2022-06-27 10:38:00 AM  
all last week i was unwell. diseased, ill. sick nigh unto inconvenience. it was a lost week of zero productivity during which i watched no movies of note except We Need To Talk About Kevin. i had bookmarked it on the strength simply of having Tilda Swinton in it; realizing who played Kevin kind of made me feel like the sort of person who looks at a car wreck expectantly. it was all right. pretty straightforward, i thought.
probably nothing to do with the fever, i finally got around to
Everything's Gonna Be Okay (TV Series 2020-2021) - IMDb
by the same guy who made "Please Like Me", lo these however many years ago. and by got around to, i mean i watched the entire series in nearly one go (i paused to take a shower i think.) it was only two seasons, which i couldn't accept at first, and i spent awhile trying to stay in the little world he had made- small and warm and sweet, and having nothing to do with my own aches and mucus. but no third season was to be found, nor will be forthcoming apparently. still, it wrapped up nicely. highly recommend, and i hope he is making more stuff as we speak.
 
2022-06-27 10:40:38 AM  

Gubbo: Finally watched Fleabag.

God damn was that a good show


First episode: amazing. Then, it dropped back to 2nd gear and didn't recover. YMMV, of course. Still funny, but no longer like a high wire act.
 
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