Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 80

This week I watched Ricki and the Flash, Sin City, Saturday Night Fever, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Intolerance, Birth of a Nation,

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.
Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash
Ricki and the Flash - If only it were over in a flash.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fuller House TV Preview



Fuller House (2016-)

Written by: Jeff Franklin
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber
Rated: --

D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widow and mother of three. Things become too much to handle, so she asks for help from her sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy.

We speculate on the upcoming series Fuller House. How does DJ's husband die? What is the dogs name? What are some of the episodes we expect to see?

We do know which of the original actors are returning, and we let you know for how many episodes.

Sicario Movie Review



Sicario (2015)

Written by: Taylor SheridanDirected by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Emily Blunt , Josh Brolin , Benicio Del Toro
Rated: R

FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is recruited by a government agency to help capture a drug kingpin.

Also Watched - Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Macolcm X



Also watched this week, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Malcolm X.

Samsara Movie Review



Samsara (2011)

Written by: Concept and treatment written by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson
Directed by: Ron Fricke
Starring: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi
Rated: PG-13

Samsara is a series of images from around the world that capture life and death, the natural Earth and mans encroach. It's beautiful and evocative, though not a traditional movie in the sense that there is no story or plot or any spoken dialog. It's images set to melodious music and it's stunning.

Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review



Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
Directed by: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Rated: R

After escaping the Citadel, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) becomes a key part in Furiosa's (Charlize Theron) betrayal of the overlord Immorten Joe.

Black Mirror Season 1 TV Review



Black Mirror (2011-)

Created by: Charlie Brooker
Starring:
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Black Mirror examines the pitfalls when technology and society intersect. Does technology do more harm than good? This is an anthology. Each episode is self contained with a different set of actors.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The X-Files Mini-series Episode 2 Recap

The second episode of The X-Files overcomes the issues of the first. We get a complete story, something episode one lacked amid all the setup and introductions. Mulder's quest for alien proof has been rebooted to expose the corruption of the government. Episode 2 looks to be the first proper episode. Check out my X-files mini-series recaps.
Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny in The X-Files Mini-series Episode 2

The X-Files Mini-series Episode 1 Recap

The X-Files is back! Just a few yeas ago, I didn't think I'd ever be able to say such a thing. I'm beyond excited for the first episode, though not without reservation. Check out my X-files mini-series recaps.
Gillian Anderson, Fox Mulder in The X-files Season 10
The X-files is back!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 79

This week I watched Selfless, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, One Day, Dark Was the Night, Witness.

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.

Natalie Martinez, Ryan Reynolds in Selfless
Self/less - Above average action sci-fi movie.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Making a Murderer Season 1 TV Review

Making a Murderer Season 1 (2015-)
Watch Making a Murderer 

Written & Directed by: Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi
Starring:
Steven Avery, Danielle Ricciardi, Laura Ricciardi

Stephen Avery, Gregory Allen in Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer - Sometimes the legal system has shortcomings.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Black Mirror Season 1 & 2 TV Review

Black Mirror Season 1 & 2 (2011- )
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Created by: Charlie Brooker
Starring:
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear 
Toby Kebbell in Black Mirror
Black Mirror - Dark, twisted, gripping.

Also watched this week, Brokeback Mountain, Pan, The Walk, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby:Him, Man on Wire



Also watched this week, Brokeback Mountain, Pan, The Walk, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby:Him, Man on Wire.

Virunga Movie Review



Virunga (2014)

Written by: Orlando von Einsiedel
Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel
Starring: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby
Rated: NR


A documentary about the park rangers protecting the Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo jungle, home to the last of the remaining mountain Gorillas. The rangers face not only poachers and rebels, but an oil company too.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Revenant Movie Review



The Revenant (2015)

Written by: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay), based in part on the novel by Michael PunkeDirected by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter
Rated: R


After being mauled by a bear and left for dead by a fellow trapper Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) struggles to survive, intent on seeking revenge. The movie is based on a true story from the early 1800's.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 78

This week I watched The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Malcolm X.

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
The Revenant - A brutal and effective revenge tale.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Golden Globes Predictions & Winners



73rd Annual Golden Globes (2016)


The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

We speculated on and then announce the winners. 

Bone Tomahawk Movie Review



Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Written by: S. Craig Zahler
Directed by: S. Craig Zahler
Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins
Rated: Not Rated

In the wild west, four men attempt to save a group abducted by cannibals.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Brokeback Mountain Movie Review

Brokeback Mountain (2005) 
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 77

This week I watched The Walk, Brokeback Mountain, Pan, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him, and Man on Wire.

This is the weekly watch. Check out my previous reviews!
My rating is simple, Watch it, It depends, Skip it.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk
The Walk - Exhilarating!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Making a Murderer TV Review SPOILER HEAVY



Making a Murderer (2015-)

Written & Directed by: Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi
Starring:
Steven Avery, Danielle Ricciardi, Laura Ricciardi

Filmed over ten years, this Netflix series follows Stephen Avery, wrongfully convicted and freed after eighteen years, as he becomes a suspect in a new crime during his lawsuit against the sheriff's office.

We discuss what happens in the series and talk about what the series didn't show. Will that change your opinion of the events?

At the end of this episode we cite The Ridiculous 6 as the most watched movie of all time on Netflix streaming. This fact was quoted incorrectly from the news. It has the highest thirty day totals of any movie, not the highest of all time.

Making a Murderer TV Review SPOILER FREE



Making a Murderer (2015-)

Written & Directed by: Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi
Starring:
Steven Avery, Danielle Ricciardi, Laura Ricciardi

Filmed over ten years, this Netflix series follows Stephen Avery, wrongfully convicted and freed after eighteen years, as he becomes a suspect in a new crime during his lawsuit against the sheriff's office.

We avoid spoilers, letting you know whether it's worth watching.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 76

This week I watched Bone Tomahawk, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Believer, Samsara.

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.

Patrick Wilson, Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk
Bone Tomahawk - Grisly, understated, engrossing.
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