Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch 2015 Year-End Review

Fifty-two volumes of the weekly watch were posted to the blog this year. That's right I didn't miss a single week. I watched at least one movie each week, with my highest week at eight movies. Check out my previous reviews!

I watched one-hundred and sixty-one movies in the year. Here are my top and bottom picks for the year. This is based simply on the movies I watched this year, not on what was released this year.
Check out the 2014 Year-end review. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 75

This week I watched Viridiana.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!

My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

The Last Supper in Viridiana
Viridiana -Tragedy befalls the moral one.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Ridiculous 6 Netflix Movie Review

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Rob Schneider, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Adam Sander, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson in The Ridiculous 6
The Ridiculous 6 - It's just not funny.

Also Watched - Inside Out & More



Also watched this week, Inside Out, The Leftovers Season 1 & Season 2, Ant-Man.

Jessica Jones Season 1 TV Review



Jessica Jones Season 1 (20015)

Created by: Melissa Rosenberg
Starring:
Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor , Eka Darville, David Tennant, Carrie-Ann Moss

Jessica Jones is a down on her luck private investigator that just happens to be hiding super powers, and she's hunting a villain with mind control powers.

A Very Murray Christmas Review



A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

Written by: Mitch Glazer, Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Rashida Jones


Bill Murray hosts a Christmas special in New York during a big blizzard.

The Ridiculous 6 Movie Review



The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

Written by: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Starring: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Scneider, Luke Wilson, Nick Nolte, Harvey Keitel
Rated: TV-14

Adam Sandler is one of six half brothers who band together to find and then save their father.

The Terminator Movie Review



The Terminator (1984)

Written by: James Cameron
Directed by:
James Cameron & Gale Ann Hurd; William Wisher Jr. (additional dialog)
Starring:  Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rated: R


Two soldiers are sent back to the past to find Sarah Connor, one to kill her and one to protect her.

Beasts of No Nation Movie Review



Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Written by: Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay),  Uzodinma Iweala (novel)
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Starring:  Abraham Attah, Idris Elba
Rated: R


A civil war takes the lives of Agu's family, who is then drafted as a child soldier.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 74

This week I watched Inside Out, The Rules of the Game.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black in Inside Out
Inside Out - Incredible story, incredible world building.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver
Rated: PG-13


Plot:
New and returning characters band together to aid the Resistance, stop the menacing First Order, and find someone that can win the war.
Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - A return to form.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review - SPOILER HEAVY



 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Written by: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver
Rated: PG-13


New and returning characters band together to aid the Resistance, stop the menacing First Order, and find someone that can win the war.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review - SPOILER FREE



 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Written by: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver
Rated: PG-13


New and returning characters band together to aid the Resistance, stop the menacing First Order, and find someone that can win the war.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Predictions



 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Written by: Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver
Rated: PG-13


Our predictions and analysis based on the trailer.

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Very Murray Christmas Netflix Special Review

A Very Murray Christmas (2016)
George Clooney Miley Cyrus Bill Murray in A Very Murray Christmas
A Very Murray Christmas - I expected more.

Chef Movie Review



Chef (2014)

Written by: Jon Favreau
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, John Leguizamo
Rated: R


A top rated chef is demolished by a food critic, quits his job, opens a food truck and re-prioritizes his life.

Stretch Movie Review



Stretch (2014)

Written by: Joe Carnahan (screenplay), Jerry Corley & Rob Rose (story), and Joe Carnahan (story)
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Jessica Alba, Chris Pine
Rated: PG-13


Limo driver Stretch gets in over his head courting a crazy millionaire client for a big tip to pay off his bookie as he tries to avoid a rival driver and the cops.

Master of None Season 1 TV Review



Master of None Season 1 (20015)

Created by: Aziz Anasari & Alan Yang
Starring:
Aziz Ansari , Noël Wells , Lena Waithe  

The personal and professional life of Dev, a thirty year old New Yorker played by Azia Anasari.

Also Watched - Creed, Jurassic World, & More



Also watched this week were Creed, Chunking Express, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys.

Malcolm in the Middle TV Review



Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006)

Created by: Linwood Boomer
Starring:
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Masterson, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Malcolm is a genius level kid in a dysfunctional family including an overbearing mother, immature father, dimwitted bully older brother, rebel military schooled older brother, and younger brother Dewey.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 73

This week I watched Ant-Man,  No Escape.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man
Ant-Man - I've seen better.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 72

This week I watched Creed, Chungking Express, Chef, The Standford Prison Experiment.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Sylvester Stallone Michael B. Jordan in Creed
Creed - One of the better boxing movies.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 71

This week I watched Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Chris Pratt Bryce Dallas Howard Raptor in Jurassic World
Jurassic World -It overshoots, it misses.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 70

This week I watched Southpaw, Poltergeist.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Jake Gyllenhaal Rachel McAdams in Southpaw
Southpaw - Filling the boxing movie void between Rocky and The Great White Hype.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 69

This week I watched Tomorrowland, Get the Gringo, Y Tu Mama Tambien.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Britt Robertson in Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland - The World's Fair brought to life.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 68

This week I watched The Babadook, Kill Your Darlings, Your Sister's Sister, Third Person.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Babadook in The Babadook
The Babadook - Reading has never been so scary.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 67

This week I watched Furious 7, Stretch, The Devil Wears Prada, The Imposter.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel in Furious 7
Furious 7 - Trying too hard.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 66

This week I watched The Driver.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Ryan O'Neal in The Driver
The Driver - Stick to the rule of cool.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Trailer Breakdown and Wild Speculations

Star Wars is a big deal. If you haven't seen the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, check it out! Now, let's talk about it!

John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
Image Source - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer - LucasFilm LTD

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 65

This week I watched Kill the Messenger, The Human Condition I, The Human Condition II, The Human Condition III.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Jeremy Renner in Kill the Messenger
Kill the Messenger - What happens when a reporter's story is 'too' true?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 64

This week I watched Chopper, Last Vegas.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Eric Bana in Chopper
Chopper - His own biggest fan.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 63

This week I watched The Martian, Ex Machina, Cut Bank.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Matt Damon in The Martian
The Martian - It's not the destination, it's the journey.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 62

This week I watched Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Expendables 3.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Secrete Service
Kingsman: The Secret Service - Expertly crafted movie.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 61

This week I watched Taken 3, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Good Kill, Ferrell Takes the Field.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Liam Neeson in Taken 3
Taken 3 - Proving that, yes, they can do worse than Taken 2.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 60

This week I watched Drive Angry, Detachement.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Amber Heard and Nicolas Cage in Drive Angry
Drive Angry - Crazy Nic Cage, cars, and the rule of cool.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 59

This week I watched McFarland, USA, Child 44.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Kevin Costner in McFarland, USA
McFarland, USA - An uninspired pseudo inspirational tale. It's like Waterworld,
in that they both star Kevin Costner and you shouldn't watch them.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 58

This week I watched Bad Words, Danny Collins.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Jason Bateman in Bad Words
Bad Words - Finally, a spelling bee that's entertaining.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 57

This week I watched The Theory of Everything, A Place in the Sun, Nashville.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Eddie Redmayne and Felecity Jones in The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything - The Stephen Hawking story more romance than biopic.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 56

This week I watched The Gunman, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Aguirre: The Wrath of God.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Sean Penn and Idris Elba in The Gunman
The Gunman- Above average Bourne clone.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 8 Finale Recap

This is it, the final moments of season 2. The finale is one and a half hours and I'm expecting big action and big reveals. Will we finally learn who killed Casper? Will the land deal that is a big part of Casper's murder be revealed as fraudulent? Will Frank escape to Venezuela or will the Russians catch up to him? Is Paul's plot complete? Will Ray and Ani live happily ever after? Wait, if Frank's leaving, Ray is jobless! Oh yeah, and the diamonds, are they still important? What about the crow head?

Check out my previous recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.
Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams in True Detective
Ray and Ani share one last conversation.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 55

This week I watched Run All Night, The Loft, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnamon in Run All Night
Run All Night - Another twist on the Liam Neeson Taken formula.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 7 Recap

I don't know how they are going to wrap this season up in two episodes based on the pace we've seen thus far. I guess the it could be a rush job, which seems likely. Last episode Ray, Ani, and Paul escaped for the crazy party mansion amidst gun fire, ostensibly having broken the case wide open with a missing person now found and documents linking all of the political leaders in scandal.
Check out this weeks recap, of course beware of spoilers as there are some big ones.

Check out my previous recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.
Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams Colin Farrell in True Detective
It's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 54

This week I watched Chappie, Focus, The Drop, Comet, The Homesman.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Sharlto Copley in Chappie
Chappie - The props and settings look amazing. The movie isn't bad either.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 6 Recap


Episode 5 left us chasing blue diamonds, a crazy shack, and confrontation between Colin Farrell's Ray Velcoro and Vince Vaughn's Frank Semyon.
After watching this episode, and the reality that only two episodes are left, we had too much introduction and filler. The setup stories could have been truncated. The episodes are getting better, but it feels like two episodes isn't enough time.

Check out my previous recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.
Colin Farrell Taylor Kitsch Rachel McAdams in True Detective
I'm going to give you something. Put it in your shoe.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 53

This week I watched Spartacus, Alien Nation, Left Behind.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Kirk Douglas and Woody Strode in Spartacus
Spartacus - The scale and scope is matched by the quality.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

In the two months since the firefight that wrecked the city, the true detectives have not fared well
Colin Farrell's Ray Velcoro is now security for Vince Vaughn's Frank Semyon, Rachel McAdams's Ani Bezzerides works evidence, and Taylor Kitsch's Paul Woodrugh is an insurance fraud detective.
While their situations have worsened, Farrell shaved his mustache which is an improvement. It turns out the three cops have kept in touch and now want to solve the case they left behind. Check out my recaps of each episode.

Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams in True Detective
Detective team assemble!

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 52

This week I watched Crank, All the President's Men, A Most Wanted Man, The Lazarus Effect.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Jason Statham in Crank
Crank - Adrenaline fueled fun ride.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

This episode I was expecting to see Vince Vaughn's character go even further into the violence that got him to the top, another masked individual further the conspiracy, and character development for Rachel McAdams character Ani Bezzerides. Did my predictions occur?

Check out my previous recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.

Colin Farrell Taylor Kitsch Rachel McAdams in True Detective
And then there were three.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 51

This week I watched Legion, (500) Days of Summer, 7 Days in Hell.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

One bad granny in Legion
Legion - With an image like this you've got to watch it!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 3 Recap

So the big question for episode three is how would they handle Colin Farrell getting shot? We knew he would live, but would it be credible?

Check out my previous recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.

This was a good episode. I bought the explanation for Farrell living. It was still a cliffhanger for the sake of it, but the explanation was not the disaster I was expecting. The episode moved the plot forward while balancing all the characters and providing additional insight. It's just going to get better from here.

Rachel McAdams Taylor Kitsch in True Detective s2
Awaiting team captain Punchy Farrell

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 50

This week I watched Jupiter Ascending, The Quiet Man, Ben-Hur.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Ascending - Yes, those are flying boots.

Monday, June 29, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 2 Recap



I couldn't wait for True Detective Season 2 episode 2. Would I get answers or more questions? Would Mr. Crow reveal himself? Would Weekend at Bernie's continue?

Check out my previous recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.

This episode falls into the problems of the first. The plot advances very little. Maybe the dead end leads are to make it seem real, but at least the mystery is provided some amount of purpose and detail.
Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch try to solve the case.
The few and proud member of the investigative team.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 49

This week I watched Lucy, Paris, Texas.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy
Lucy - How did they find enough people that thought this would be good to even make it?

Monday, June 22, 2015

True Detective Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

True Detective season 2 episode 1 was highly anticipated. I knew I wouldn't leave the television thinking, "best episode ever", and thus I was not severely disappointed. I'm discussing the entire episode, so expect spoilers.

Early reports indicated season 2 would investigate supernatural occurrences in subway tunnels. The first episode indicates more of a police procedural, but that is an early observation. Check out my recaps or keep reading to dive into this episode. Spoilers beware.

Capturing the magic of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson is no small task. One potential issue is that this season splits screen time with four characters who don't seem to be linked. In season one the leads spent a lot of their time together.
Colin Farrell Rachel McAdams Taylor Kitsch in True Detective
True Detective finally starts after an hour.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 48

This week I watched American Sniper, St. Vincent.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
American Sniper -The work put into making this film shows on screen.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 47

This week I watched Miami Vice, Blackhat, The Judge, Leviathan, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Best in Show.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in Miami Vice
Miami Vice - An underrated action film.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 46


This week I watched Maps to the Stars, Triad Election.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in Maps to Our Stars
Maps to Our Stars -Interesting concept that never takes off.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 45

This week I watched Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Inherent Vice, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, I Know That Voice.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior -The precursor to Mad Max: Fury Road

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 44

This week I watched Mad Max: Fury Road, Outland, Spare Parts, Draft Day.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road - The must see action movie.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 43

This week I watched Avengers: Age of Ultron, Foxcatcher, The Gambler, Cobb.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Roberty Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron -Villains just want a hot body.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 42

This week I watched PTU.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.

Simon Yam in PTU: Police Tactical Unit
PTU - Same uniform, same family.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 41

This week I watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Election, Godzilla.

I watch movies every week and then write down my thoughts. Read my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch It, It Depends, Skip it.


Elves and Dwarves versus Orcs in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - There's a lot of fighting.
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