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2022-07-18 9:05:07 AM  
I didn't watch any movies this weekend because I was/still am livin' it up in French Quarter New Orleans! (hence TFA) In fact I'm writing this on Thursday because I know damn well that I will be incapable/incapacitated at the usual time so this post will be copy pasta'd. I hope I'm coherent enough to remember to submit it on Monday morning so we'll see. Probably should have run with this theme last week but oh well. Currently I am sitting at my gate waiting to board, watching a ground crew perform what looks like mechanical maintenance on the winged tin-can I am about to get into. Should I be glad they are keeping the plane in working order or should I be concerned that there's something wrong with it? Ha, I'm getting vibes of that scene in 5th Element when they're loading the nuclear dealy-jawn into the space ship! ......and now there is liquid sprinkling out from the bottom of the plane. Ye gods I hope that isn't jet fuel. I guess if you're reading this then I made it alive!
 
2022-07-18 9:36:49 AM  
Watched Meatballs last night. First time I've seen it in 20 years.

QotW
Recently saw Green Book.  Liked it
 
2022-07-18 9:44:31 AM  
Watched Hulu's The Princess this weekend, as well as Netflix's Interceptor.

The Princess was enjoyable, even if it didn't feel like it was meant entirely for my demographic.  Fast paced action for nearly the entire movie with a few of the woman-empowerment story elements thrown in for good measure.  If you loved the themes and story arcs in Hunger Games and Brave, but were looking for something a bit more mature (think Game of Thrones / Witcher) then you'll probably enjoy watching this movie.

Interceptor was nearly pure cheese.  Possibly entertaining to some, but it's almost all 90's action cliché, with a plot and character development almost shoehorned in.  It took itself way too seriously.  They even have their own little version of Ed Harris' monologue from The Rock, but even that they dragged out WAY too long.
 
2022-07-18 9:55:57 AM  
I'm hooked on "Evil". That is one smart, clever show. I also want to watch "Dark Winds", but only after I've first read Tony Hillerman's books.
 
2022-07-18 10:00:49 AM  
Also watched My Cousin Vinny for the first time ever and discovered my wife has a bigger crush on Marisa Tomei than I do.
 
2022-07-18 10:29:12 AM  
The Empty Man (2020) A Farker recommended this, and they had me at "Lovecraftian."  It involves an ex-cop searching for his neighbor's daughter, who has apparently joined a cult. The truth is worse, and moves the story into cosmic horror territory. It's suspenseful and creepy with touches of humor and doesn't rely on jump scares. Minimal gore is also nice. At 2+ hours it's a bit overlong, but I agree with one reviewer who said it might have been better as a miniseries in order to flesh out the story.

I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning in a quiet postapocalyptic story. Little is said about what happened. Apparently everybody just up and died one day. Dinklage, a small-town librarian thinking himself the last man on earth, goes about his day burying bodies and creating files on the people who used to live in his town. He seems okay with a life of solitude until Fanning arrives and throws his whole routine out of whack. There's a plot twist about 3/4 of the way through the film that involves other survivors, and it could make an interesting movie on its own. However, not much is done about it here. Focusing on the small, personal stories instead of the big picture is all well and good, but this was kinda "meh."

Fantastic Voyage (1965) In the boldest thrombolytic therapy you ever did see, a medical crew and their fancy ship get shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a man who has had a stroke because there's no other way to bust up that clot. Problems are encountered that appear to be sabotage. One team member mentions this to Donald Pleasence. WTF? Has he never seen a Donald Pleasence movie before?!? It's a great-looking movie, and I'll bet people enjoyed watching it while stoned.
 
2022-07-18 11:11:47 AM  
The Avengers (2012) is still my favorite MCU movie.
 
2022-07-18 11:13:49 AM  
Last StarfighterRented it on Amazon. I love that theme. Still a fun movie but those effects seem to get worse every year

Everything Everywhere All the time..... Is. It's the kind of movie you need to watch every couple of years to remind yourself to be thankful

Valley of the Deadon Netflix. Foreign movie about WW2 and zombies. Pretty fun. A nice Sunday watch.

RRRon Netflix. I can't say enough about this movie. Give it 30 minutes and you're either out or TOTALLY in. Three hour run time flies by.

The Old Manon Hulu. I gave up. Not sure what I was expecting but it really slowed down on the third episode.
 
2022-07-18 11:14:49 AM  
While it was a mediocre movie, Eastwood's Tightrope (set in nola) did have a great quote which I've always though really captured teh charm of Nawlins.


Wes Block: Twenty-eight years ago I borrowed 40 dollars from my father, packed up an old, beat up suitcase, took a bus and came here. I was seventeen at the time. While I walked through the French Quarter, I looked out over the Mississippi and swore I'd never leave.
Beryl Thibodeaux: Ever come close?
Wes Block: Only once. When I looked down and saw that the suitcase was missing.
 
2022-07-18 11:21:19 AM  
Altered Carbon.. The series wasn't as awesome as the books, but I like it. Visually neat to watch. This was a rewatch for me.

Don't Make Me Go. John Cho as a single parent. HFS, this needs to come with a "tissue needed" warning. I liked the movie and the story. Nice watch. He and the daughter had good chemistry together.

Miss Marvel.Season finale. Really enjoyed it. The whole series has been wonderfully, visually, and the character had "wholesome, but not oblivious" vibes. And I loved that her parents weren't one-dimensional nasty or absent parents. The family ties in this were so nice.

Ghostbusters Afterlife. ok, kinda funny. Enjoyed the "are you a god" call back.
 
2022-07-18 11:26:57 AM  
Rewatching Boardwalk Empire right now. Love that show. Coming up to the end of season 2. Farking Jimmy.
 
2022-07-18 11:27:52 AM  

Zombie DJ: Everything Everywhere All the time..... Is. It's the kind of movie you need to watch every couple of years to remind yourself to be thankful


All at Once, but we watched it Saturday night.  Thought it was both a really fun movie, and also more -- it does make you feel thankful for what you have.
 
2022-07-18 11:36:26 AM  
We've also started watching the final season of Peaky Blinders, as well as the first episode of Ms Marvel.  We're assuming
 
2022-07-18 11:38:37 AM  
The Rose Maker (2020, France)
A failing rose farmer hires three unqualified workers through a government program to get the unemployable jobs. They have the expected problems, and the expected bonding moments. Not an art film, but fairly enjoyable.

Casablanca (1942)
Re-released in theaters for its 80th anniversary. It was nice to see it on the big screen.

The Passengers of the Night (2022, France)
Set in the early 1980s. Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as a recently divorced women with two teenagers who takes in a homeless girl and gets a job working at a late-night radio talk show. Really well acted.

Apples (2020, Greece)
Made just before the covid pandemic, this film seems prescient. A global pandemic strikes, leaving people with amnesia. The government provides the afflicted with help to rebuild their lives. The movie has many strange touches, and the central performance is great.

Memoria (2021, an international coproduction, in English and Spanish)
A very long, slow-moving drama where almost nothing happens, I nevertheless found it mesmerizing. Where are they? What's going on? Few answers are provided onscreen, so it keeps your attention as you try to figure out what is happening. Tilda Swinton stars. Directed by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose films have done well at Cannes.

Official Competition (2021, Spain)
Penélope Cruz plays a director hired to make a prestigious film starring two aging actors, one a serious thespian and the other a famous star. Antonio Banderas plays the movie star. Most of the film shows them rehearsing for the film. Surprisingly funny.
 
2022-07-18 11:41:45 AM  

WoolyManwich: I didn't watch any movies this weekend because I was/still am livin' it up in French Quarter New Orleans! (hence TFA) In fact I'm writing this on Thursday because I know damn well that I will be incapable/incapacitated at the usual time so this post will be copy pasta'd. I hope I'm coherent enough to remember to submit it on Monday morning so we'll see. Probably should have run with this theme last week but oh well. Currently I am sitting at my gate waiting to board, watching a ground crew perform what looks like mechanical maintenance on the winged tin-can I am about to get into. Should I be glad they are keeping the plane in working order or should I be concerned that there's something wrong with it? Ha, I'm getting vibes of that scene in 5th Element when they're loading the nuclear dealy-jawn into the space ship! ......and now there is liquid sprinkling out from the bottom of the plane. Ye gods I hope that isn't jet fuel. I guess if you're reading this then I made it alive!


Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong - Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (1947)
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I sure as heck do! Sending my oldest back there today. If you need a tattoo, ask around for Roy Hall!
 
2022-07-18 11:42:10 AM  

Zombie DJ: The Old Manon Hulu. I gave up. Not sure what I was expecting but it really slowed down on the third episode.


I only made it thru 1.5 episodes so far and I can't figure out how it could possibly go slower.  My curiosity is not piqued enough to find out.
 
2022-07-18 11:45:09 AM  
Madison_Smiled:Fantastic Voyage (1965) In the boldest thrombolytic therapy you ever did see, a medical crew and their fancy ship get shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a man who has had a stroke because there's no other way to bust up that clot. Problems are encountered that appear to be sabotage. One team member mentions this to Donald Pleasence. WTF? Has he never seen a Donald Pleasence movie before?!? It's a great-looking movie, and I'll bet people enjoyed watching it while stoned.

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And Raquel Welch in a skintight dive suit

IIRC, it also won an Oscar for special effects
 
2022-07-18 11:58:42 AM  
I watched the first season of Reacher on Amazon.  It was very well done.  It was always amusing that the movie version of the character was played by a midget, when the character is supposed to be a physically intimidating tower of a man.

I spent way too much time trying to figure out where I knew the detective from.

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His voice is super recognizable, even though I couldn't place him.  Finally, the RomZomCom memories came back.

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I was reminded that Malcolm Goodwin is a really good actor.  Hopefully he won't be totally typecast as a cop.
 
2022-07-18 12:08:40 PM  
Scary Stories to tell in the Dark Decent enough I liked the monsters that looked like the book come to life, probably my favorite book art of all time. It was mild enough my kids watched it without issue as well except i could barely follow along with all the questions they were asking. Will need to rewatch it at Halloween.

James May in Italy Not nearly as interesting as Japan, maybe because the situations arent as good or just Italy isnt as crazy. Beautiful country just not as compelling for fish out of water silliness that Japan seems to be.

Do the Girls Gone Wild Mardi Gras videos count for the Qotd? I liked those in my youth although cant ever watch them again knowing the backstory now.
 
2022-07-18 12:12:59 PM  
Movies:
Last Night in Soho (2021)  - A weird ghost story/time travel thing about a young fashion student in London.  It's a Edgar Wright movie, so the editing and music are completely on point.  Good twist ending too.  Rating B.

TV:
I watched the first two episodes of What we do in the Shadows season 4.  Always fun.

I also finished the first season of Ms. Marvel.  I'm not the right demographic, and I'm completely sick of superhero origin stories.  Other than that I liked this.  The family dynamic and ethic flavor gave it some personality.  The worst part was the super genius best friend that strained credulity.
 
2022-07-18 12:14:55 PM  
I started watching Ozark. Man, is that a dark show. I love it!
 
2022-07-18 12:16:31 PM  

freddyV: Watched Meatballs last night. First time I've seen it in 20 years.

QotW
Recently saw Green Book.  Liked it


Green Book has become one of those movies that if it's on, there's a good chance that whatever I was going to do will be delayed for a while.
 
2022-07-18 12:42:07 PM  
The Bob's Burgers Movie: Fun movie, although I guessed 'who dun it' within the first 5 minutes, but otherwise was enjoyable enough. Still surprised they didn't show Louis without the hat on. Figured this would be thing that showed it.

Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: Nostalgic blast.

Solar Opposites: Season 3 just came out last week. Love this show. It's Rick & Morty without the pretentious depression and toxic fanbase.
 
2022-07-18 12:54:16 PM  
Resident Evil (netflix)- I liked it well enough, but it is very dumb. A lot of the writing is on par with a Saturday morning cartoon. Which I guess kinda fits for the source material. There's not much wrap-up (and a pretty cool teaser of what's to come) but I don't care enough that it would bother me if it didn't get picked up for another season.

The Gentlemen-Guy Ritchie doing his Guy Ritchie thing.
 
2022-07-18 12:57:27 PM  
A bit like subby, I was also on vacation this week (the beach, in my case) and didn't watch anything new. But that means that I missed last week's thread, so I do have something to contribute.

Stranger Things- Pretty satisfying season finale, if a bit of a cliffhanger. But I guess that's to be expected with a big show that officially has one season left. Kind of hard to write about it without spoiling anything. I like what they did with the both all three villains, although at least one of them is definitely still a threat. Really wondering if they even can wait the roughly-a-year in-universe time between seasons that they've been doing this time around.

This season has been action-packed to the point that we were scheduling it kind of early in the evening to give us time to try and wind down before bed. Then the episodes got so farking long that starting early just meant (attempting to) go to bed at the normal time. Last episode was so farking long (2 hours and 19 minutes, apparently) that we just watched it across two nights. Found a good-enough moment right past the middle and stopped it there until the following evening. Just read while looking up how long that episode was that the Duffers made it so long to avoid having one of those shows where the real climax is the penultimate episode and the last one is just a wind-down. Doesn't explain why the other late-season episodes were so farking long.
 
2022-07-18 1:11:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The Bob's Burgers Movie: Fun movie, although I guessed 'who dun it' within the first 5 minutes, but otherwise was enjoyable enough. Still surprised they didn't show Louis without the hat on. Figured this would be thing that showed it.

Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: Nostalgic blast.

Solar Opposites: Season 3 just came out last week. Love this show. It's Rick & Morty without the pretentious depression and toxic fanbase.


Totally forgot, I watched all those as well. I love Bobs Burgers and it didn't disappoint but yeah, you're right about Louise.

Also, if anyone watches all 8 episodes of Resident Evil,count how many times the lead actress is knocked on the head.
I swear is at least 3 times an episode.
She'd be slurring her words by episode 3
 
2022-07-18 1:38:41 PM  
Finally saw "Thor: Love and Thunder" after avoiding all the spoilers for a couple of weeks. Entertaining although the plot did meander a bit. Good work by Christian Bale as Gorr, and Russell Crowe was a complete scene-stealing ham. I could have done with less Guns and Roses on the soundtrack.

Not one of my favourite MCU movies, probably mid-tier, but even the lesser movies are still entertaining and have some notable value.
 
2022-07-18 1:52:39 PM  
Looks like they missed one of the best NOLA movies

Down by Law (1986) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]
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2022-07-18 1:57:40 PM  
I was sick with COVID last week, so I watched a few. Don't remember them all, but a couple of classics like Caddyshack, Porky's (and Porky's 2), Big trouble in Little China, Last Dragon.
Annabelle:Creation was creepy, damn possessed doll. The Bad Ass trilogy was mindless entertainment, but Trejo needs to give up the action angle, he's to slow and it shows on film.
I also watched a couple of WWE classics, SummerSlam 2002 and WM 17.
 
2022-07-18 2:00:48 PM  

Fireproof: A bit like subby, I was also on vacation this week (the beach, in my case) and didn't watch anything new. But that means that I missed last week's thread, so I do have something to contribute.

Stranger Things- Pretty satisfying season finale, if a bit of a cliffhanger. But I guess that's to be expected with a big show that officially has one season left. Kind of hard to write about it without spoiling anything. I like what they did with the both all three villains, although at least one of them is definitely still a threat. Really wondering if they even can wait the roughly-a-year in-universe time between seasons that they've been doing this time around.

This season has been action-packed to the point that we were scheduling it kind of early in the evening to give us time to try and wind down before bed. Then the episodes got so farking long that starting early just meant (attempting to) go to bed at the normal time. Last episode was so farking long (2 hours and 19 minutes, apparently) that we just watched it across two nights. Found a good-enough moment right past the middle and stopped it there until the following evening. Just read while looking up how long that episode was that the Duffers made it so long to avoid having one of those shows where the real climax is the penultimate episode and the last one is just a wind-down. Doesn't explain why the other late-season episodes were so farking long.


Just found:

Honest Trailers | Stranger Things (Season 4)
Youtube TnOLNDff8d4


Be warned: Hella spoilery.
 
2022-07-18 2:24:18 PM  
Saw The Martian for the first time night. A very pleasant surprise.
 
2022-07-18 2:28:39 PM  
We have regular classic movie nights for our kids. It was my turn to pick this time so they got to see a double feature of Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr and Chaplin's Modern Times.With Èmile Cohl's Fantasmagorie as a palate cleanser in between. And with homemade blueberry crisp made with fresh picked berries. Good times.

I saw Memoria as well. Such much audacious stillness and quiet, and unapologetic disorientation. If you can't get on the filmmaker's wavelength you'll absolutely hate it, but if you can give yourself to the tone of the thing and let go of the need for linear narrative and clear answers it's greatly rewarding. It's a film that needs to be approached as if it's an object, like a semi-abstracted painting, operating on its own languorous dream logic that provokes difficult to articulate internal responses. Very glad I had the opportunity to see it.
 
2022-07-18 2:37:55 PM  
Watched The Bear. Didn't expect to like it but it was pretty good. It really captures the tension of working in a kitchen with a bunch of degenerates. Hope it gets another season.
 
2022-07-18 2:43:11 PM  

Zombie DJ: scottydoesntknow: The Bob's Burgers Movie: Fun movie, although I guessed 'who dun it' within the first 5 minutes, but otherwise was enjoyable enough. Still surprised they didn't show Louis without the hat on. Figured this would be thing that showed it.

Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: Nostalgic blast.

Solar Opposites: Season 3 just came out last week. Love this show. It's Rick & Morty without the pretentious depression and toxic fanbase.

Totally forgot, I watched all those as well. I love Bobs Burgers and it didn't disappoint but yeah, you're right about Louise.

Also, if anyone watches all 8 episodes of Resident Evil,count how many times the lead actress is knocked on the head.
I swear is at least 3 times an episode.
She'd be slurring her words by episode 3


Just the first time she's attacked she should have been a sack of shattered bones and ruptured organs. They at least pretend she's injured by mentioning she has a concussion and internal bleeding. But next time we see her she's waking up and basically fine.
 
2022-07-18 3:03:45 PM  
A couple weeks ago, someone in the house rewatched Chef again, that has a portion set in New Orleans, and I was nearby.  Does that count?

Also, I'm sure I caught an episode or two of NCIS: New Orleans last week, because it's on in the mornings while I'm waiting for my kid to get ready.
 
2022-07-18 3:51:06 PM  

Subtonic: Watched The Bear. Didn't expect to like it but it was pretty good. It really captures the tension of working in a kitchen with a bunch of degenerates. Hope it gets another season.


just finished the season last night. It is actually the only straight drama I've watched on TV for a minute. No super powers, no sci-fi or fantasy elements, no high concept elements. Just people that seem real in situations that seem real. Very well done. Love the cast. I'm even starting to like the cousin, but only because he reminds me of former fark ups I have known and loved. The rest of my immediate family either are or were working in kitchens, and they identify so much they begin telling all their craziest stories about their time in that job.

I'm actually growing suspicious of Cicero's actions re: Mikey (Loved seeing Jon Bernthal!).. No note, no behavior that made suicide seem plausible. If I understood the dialogue correctly, the books showed Mikey paid off the amount owed to Cicero to a probable shell company. Is Cicero trying to double dip with Mikey gone?
 
2022-07-18 4:06:13 PM  
I also watched the Bob's Burgers movie. I loved it, exactly what I wanted and expected. I didn't mind not seeing Louise sans bunny ears. But it was a nice little suprise to get a glimpse at Bob's mother.

I got a great suprise laugh from the thing with the skeleton teeth.
 
2022-07-18 4:31:48 PM  

BullBearMS: I watched the first season of Reacher on Amazon.  It was very well done.  It was always amusing that the movie version of the character was played by a midget, when the character is supposed to be a physically intimidating tower of a man.

I spent way too much time trying to figure out where I knew the detective from.

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His voice is super recognizable, even though I couldn't place him.  Finally, the RomZomCom memories came back.

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I was reminded that Malcolm Goodwin is a really good actor.  Hopefully he won't be totally typecast as a cop.


I couldn't make it all the way through.

main character is too much a "Garry Stu" and everyone around him exists only to show how awesone he is.
 
2022-07-18 4:36:59 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Finally saw "Thor: Love and Thunder" after avoiding all the spoilers for a couple of weeks. Entertaining although the plot did meander a bit. Good work by Christian Bale as Gorr, and Russell Crowe was a complete scene-stealing ham. I could have done with less Guns and Roses on the soundtrack.

Not one of my favourite MCU movies, probably mid-tier, but even the lesser movies are still entertaining and have some notable value.


almost my same exact response to it.

especially the overuse of GnR.

the first time I saw the trailer, I thought they were using "Cant You See" from Marshall Tucker, which seemed apropos considering the ex-girlfriend plot point - ended up disappointed.
 
2022-07-18 4:58:37 PM  
Didn't watch much this past week. Churned through the last of Midsomer Murders. Good for background noise during work or playing a game.Tom Barnaby reminded me of my dad too much. John Barnaby is good, but I dislike how they went away from the psychology stuff pretty quickly, making him a dense doofus when he needs to be.

Went back to Blindspot for work noise. I watched season 1 and 2 ages ago, so picking up at season 3 (bioluminescent tattoos, lol). So over the top and goofy. I think they might be contracted to do at least one ridiculous explosion per episode, usually more.
 
2022-07-18 5:59:31 PM  
LOL, I've been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It holds up.

Fun fact: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Prinze is 45 years old.
 
2022-07-18 8:39:47 PM  
Re-watched the Chris Hemsworth action flick, Extraction. last night, now with the news that a sequel is in post-production. Solid recommendation.

Will be watching Liam Neeson tonight, courtesy of Redbox, in Memory.

Re-watched (for the umpteenth time), the best espionage movie ever, IMO, which is Three Days of the Condor. That the movie is as relevant now as back then is testament to the brilliance of the screenplay. One of Redford's best performances, ditto Faye Dunaway who never looked sexier.
 
2022-07-18 8:57:44 PM  

shabu: WoolyManwich: I didn't watch any movies this weekend because I was/still am livin' it up in French Quarter New Orleans! (hence TFA) In fact I'm writing this on Thursday because I know damn well that I will be incapable/incapacitated at the usual time so this post will be copy pasta'd. I hope I'm coherent enough to remember to submit it on Monday morning so we'll see. Probably should have run with this theme last week but oh well. Currently I am sitting at my gate waiting to board, watching a ground crew perform what looks like mechanical maintenance on the winged tin-can I am about to get into. Should I be glad they are keeping the plane in working order or should I be concerned that there's something wrong with it? Ha, I'm getting vibes of that scene in 5th Element when they're loading the nuclear dealy-jawn into the space ship! ......and now there is liquid sprinkling out from the bottom of the plane. Ye gods I hope that isn't jet fuel. I guess if you're reading this then I made it alive!

[YouTube video: Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong - Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (1947)]
I sure as heck do! Sending my oldest back there today. If you need a tattoo, ask around for Roy Hall!


Sitting at the gate waiting for my return flight. I already miss it here. I always miss it here. Would love to move down but I don't think I could afford it and the schools are pretty terrible so it's a no-go with kids. Hoping I win that half billion from the megamillions and then I can get a weekend house here ha!
 
2022-07-18 10:30:32 PM  

Madison_Smiled: The Empty Man (2020) A Farker recommended this, and they had me at "Lovecraftian."  It involves an ex-cop searching for his neighbor's daughter, who has apparently joined a cult. The truth is worse, and moves the story into cosmic horror territory. It's suspenseful and creepy with touches of humor and doesn't rely on jump scares. Minimal gore is also nice. At 2+ hours it's a bit overlong, but I agree with one reviewer who said it might have been better as a miniseries in order to flesh out the story.

I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning in a quiet postapocalyptic story. Little is said about what happened. Apparently everybody just up and died one day. Dinklage, a small-town librarian thinking himself the last man on earth, goes about his day burying bodies and creating files on the people who used to live in his town. He seems okay with a life of solitude until Fanning arrives and throws his whole routine out of whack. There's a plot twist about 3/4 of the way through the film that involves other survivors, and it could make an interesting movie on its own. However, not much is done about it here. Focusing on the small, personal stories instead of the big picture is all well and good, but this was kinda "meh."

Fantastic Voyage (1965) In the boldest thrombolytic therapy you ever did see, a medical crew and their fancy ship get shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a man who has had a stroke because there's no other way to bust up that clot. Problems are encountered that appear to be sabotage. One team member mentions this to Donald Pleasence. WTF? Has he never seen a Donald Pleasence movie before?!? It's a great-looking movie, and I'll bet people enjoyed watching it while stoned.


I hated that plot twist, it would have been better to just focus onPeter and Elle
 
2022-07-18 10:32:33 PM  
The Void -I am on a cosmic horror kick and it reflects my mood at the world right now; think Silent Hill cult summons space Cthulu
 
2022-07-19 11:26:34 AM  

BullBearMS: I watched the first season of Reacher on Amazon.  It was very well done.  It was always amusing that the movie version of the character was played by a midget, when the character is supposed to be a physically intimidating tower of a man.


Reacher was fantastic, way better than I expected. Avoid The Terminal List on Amazon, it blows. Bosch Legacy is worth your time if you like Bosch at all.
 
2022-07-19 11:52:35 AM  
I was an extra in The Pelican Brief, you can see me and my friend hanging out behind Julia Roberts in the French Quarter while she is being harassed by a stalker. I spent many an all-nighter in the FQ back in the day, that was the only time I was paid for it.
 
2022-07-19 12:00:29 PM  

Subtonic: Watched The Bear. Didn't expect to like it but it was pretty good. It really captures the tension of working in a kitchen with a bunch of degenerates. Hope it gets another season.


But did you rewatch Freddy Got Fingered?
 
2022-07-19 1:18:17 PM  

Fireproof: Subtonic: Watched The Bear. Didn't expect to like it but it was pretty good. It really captures the tension of working in a kitchen with a bunch of degenerates. Hope it gets another season.

But did you rewatch Freddy Got Fingered?


We both know the answer to this.

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2022-07-19 2:21:51 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The Bob's Burgers Movie: Fun movie, although I guessed 'who dun it' within the first 5 minutes, but otherwise was enjoyable enough. Still surprised they didn't show Louis without the hat on. Figured this would be thing that showed it.

Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: Nostalgic blast.

Solar Opposites: Season 3 just came out last week. Love this show. It's Rick & Morty without the pretentious depression and toxic fanbase.


I LOVE the Bob's Burgers TV show but I could only get to the first 10 minutes of the film. (1) The songs are annoying as fark, and (2) I didn't even chuckle 10 minutes in. Tell me it gets better by the 20 minute mark.
 
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