Sunday, February 28, 2016

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

Vinyl (2016-)

Created by:  Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rich Cohen, Martin Scorsese
Starring:   Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, James Jagger


The Weekly Watch Volume 84

This week I watched Chi-Raq, What We Do in the Shadows, 99 Homes, Z, Heavenly Creatures.

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.

Nick Cannon in Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq - It explores serious issues, overshadowed by a campy setting.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Fuller House Season 1 TV Review

Fuller house Season 1 (2016-)

Created by: Jeff Franklin
Starring: 
Candace Cameron Bure , Jodie Sweetin , Andrea Barber 
Fuller House -Everybody is back... almost.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Love Season 1 TV Review

Love Season 1 (2016-)

Created by:  Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Paul Rust
Starring: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty


Love - This is the happiest they are all season.
My unhappiness increased steadily as I watched each episode.
Plot:  
This Netflix original series is a Judd Apatow produced, not created, comedy about relationships. The show follows Mickey and Gus who just came out of separate relationship and now navigate the world of dating in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

88th Academy Award Nominations Predictions by Grade Schoolers



88th Annual Academy Awards

February 28, 2016

You know the categories. We let a five and six year old predict the winners.

Movie Trailers - Captain America, Independence Day, Jason Bourne, X-Men, & More



Ward checks out the latest movie trailers and clips for:

The Bronze, Batman V Superman, Finding Dory, Suicide Squad, Warcraft, Trolls,Angry Birds, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Deadpool

Captain America: Civil War, Independence Day: Resurgence, Jason Bourne, X-Men: Apocalypse,
10 Cloverfield Lane, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eddie the Eagle, Gods of Egypt, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Jungle Book, The Secret Life of Pets.

Are the trailers good? Should you see the movies? Find out.

88th Academy Award Nominations Predictions



88th Annual Academy Awards

February 28, 2016

You know the categories, we predict the winners.

Also Watched - Turbo Kid, Le Trou, Wings of Desire



Also watched this week Turbo Kid, Le Trou, Wings of Desire.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 TV Review





Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 (2005-)

Created by: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton
Starring:
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito

Five characters run a bar when they're not enacting their own schemes. They are despicable, selfish people, but it makes them fun to watch and their illusion of grandeur land them in ridiculous situations.

Deadpool Movie Review



Deadpool (2016)

Written by: Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza (character), Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (screenplay)
Directed by: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano
Rated: R

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) becomes Deadpool after an experimental procedure leaves him severely scarred but able to heal rapidly. He wants revenge on the man who made him this way.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The X-Files Mini-series Episode 6 Recap

The sixth and final episode, as the title suggests, is a bookend to the first episode. Where the first episode focuses on Mulder, this one focuses on Scully.
Check out my X-files mini-series recaps.

Scully and Mulder in The X files
They're here!

Narcos Season 1 TV Review

Narcos Season 1 (2015-)

Watch Narcos Season 1 on Netflix
Created by: Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro
Starring:  Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal


Plot:  
This Netflix original series is a dramatization of Pablo Esocbar's rise to power and wealth as the DEA and agent Steve Murphy try to make a dent in the war on drugs during the '80s. Be forewarned, mustaches abound.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

Vinyl (2016-)

Created by:  Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rich Cohen, Martin Scorsese
Starring: 
  Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, James Jagger

Vinyl Episode 2 - Still searching for focus.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 83

This week I watched Straight Outta Compton, Selma, Amy.

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.

Neil Brown Jr., Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins Aldis Hodge in Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton - Rapping about injustice.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ricki and the Flash Movie Review



Ricki and the Flash (2015)

Written by:
Diablo Cody

Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield
Rated: PG-13

Ricki (Meryl Streep) abandoned her husband Pete (Kevin Kline) and three children to pursue her dream of being a rock star. With her daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer) devastated over a divorce, Ricki takes a break from her cover band to see her daughter.

The X-files Season 10 Episodes 1-3 Review



The X-files Season 10 (2015-)

Created by: Chris Carter
Starring: 
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi 

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully open the X-files once again to investigate the strange and paranormal thirteen years later in this six episode mini-series.

Also Watched - Knocked Up, Irrational Man, Broadcast News



Also watched this week, Knocked Up, Far From Heaven, Irrational Man, Broadcast News.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The X-Files Mini-series Episode 5 Recap

In the fifth episode Mulder and Scully communicate with a comatose terrorist. With just two episodes left, this doesn't look like it will delve in to the overarching conspiracy. I guess they're are saving that for the final episode this year.
Check out my X-files mini-series recaps.

David Duchovny in The X-Files
Welcome to the modern rendition of The X-files.

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 1 Recap

Vinyl (2016-)

Created by:  Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rich Cohen, Martin Scorsese
Starring: 
  Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, James Jagger
Bobby Cannavale in Vinyl
It's got potential, but the first episode is all setup.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Deadpool Movie Review

Deadpool (2016)
Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 82

This week I watched Turbo Kid, Deadpool, Le Trou,Wings of Desire.

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.

Turbo Kid - A bicycle riding, turbo gloved, kid super hero.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mad Men Season 7.2 TV Review

Mad Men (2007-2015)
Season 7.2 (2015)

Created by: Matthew Weiner
Starring:
Jon Hamm , Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, January Jones

Plot:  In the final season of Mad Men the story lines resolve for the characters we've watched for ninety-two episodesNew jobs, new companies, and new beginnings await them all.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Better Call Saul Season 1 TV Review

Better Call Saul (2015-)
Season 1 (2015)

Created by:  Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould
Starring: 
  Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul Season 1
Bob Odenkirk is Jimmy McGill, the future Saul Goodman.
Plot: 
Jimmy McGill is a former grifter who is now a lawyer. He wants to do the right thing, but at the same time, becoming a lawyer hasn't been the dream he imagined. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Also Watched - Saturday Night Fever, Frankenstein, and More



Also watched this week, Saturday Night Fever, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Intolerance, The Birth of a Nation.

Man in the High Castle TV Review



Man in the High Castle (2015-)

Created by: Frank Spotnitz
Starring: 
Alexa Davalos , Rupert Evans , Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell

Germany won World War II and America looks completely different with Germany controlling of the East coast, Japan controlling the West coast, and the mid-west is the free zone.

Witness Movie Review



Witness (1985)

Written by:
William Kelley and Pamela Wallace Earl W. Wallace (story by), Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley (screenplay by)

Directed by: Peter Weir
Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Danny Glover
Rated: R

A Philadelphia detective (Harrison Ford) must protect a young Amish boy (Lukas Haas) who witnessed a murder by corrupt cops.

Dark Was the Night Movie Review



Dark Was the Night (2014)

Written by:
Tyler Hisel

Directed by: Jack Heller
Starring: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Steve Agee
Rated: --

A logging company inadvertently unleashes something evil upon a small town.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The X-Files Mini-series Episode 4 Recap

The premise of the fourth episode has Mulder and Scully investigating a death that couldn't have been done by a a human being. Looking for clues from the episode title, I wondered if this could be a Victor Eugene Tooms episode, as the premise sounds exactly like his first episode. It's unlikely, and it shouldn't be. This season needs to stand on it's own. The most infamous episode of The X-files that was banned from television is Home, about an inbred rural family. Are there clues to be gained from the title? I hope not.

We've seen three episodes so far. None of them are classics, I wouldn't rank any of them as top episodes. Episode 3 is the best, but the mood never reaches the level of creepiness that the original run did so well. Check out my X-files mini-series recaps.

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson The X-files Season 10 Episode 4
Mulder and Scully.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Netflix Movie Review

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Jason Scott Lee, Donnie Yen in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny - A worthy sequel it's not. Worthy to watch, it's not.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Man in the High Castle Season 1 TV Review

Man in the High Castle Season 1 (2015-)

Created by: Frank Spotnitz
Starring: 
Alexa Davalos , Rupert Evans , Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell
 
Alexa Davalos in Man in the High Castle

Plot:
Germany won World War II and America looks completely different with Germany controlling of the East coast, Japan controlling the West coast, and the mid-west is the free zone.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 TV Review

Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 (2005-)

Created by: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton
Starring:
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito
 
Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito in Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Plot:
Five characters run a bar when they're not enacting their own schemes. They are despicable, selfish people, but it makes them fun to watch and their illusion of grandeur land them in ridiculous situations.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Also Watched - Selfless, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus



Also watched this week, Selfless, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Movie Trailers - Batman V Superman, Finding Dory, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, & More


Ward checks out the latest movie trailers and clips for:

The Bronze, Batman V Superman, Finding Dory, Suicide Squad, Warcraft, Trolls,Angry Birds, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Deadpool

Are the trailers good? Should you see the movies? Find out.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The X-Files Mini-series Episode 3 Recap

The premise of the third episode and the fact it's written by the acclaimed Darin Morgan indicates we're going to get some of the humor from the original run. This looks to be more parody and less clever, but Morgan only wrote four episodes from the original run and each one by all accounts is considered a classic.

The original description for this episode listed it as a loose Scooby Doo parody taking place in a mansion. At some point between the original press release and the premiere of this episode that description has been changed.

Check out my X-files mini-series recaps.

Kumail Nanjiani, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson in The X-Files
Mulder and Scully are chasing a monster!
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