Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Also Watched - The Big Short, The Killing Fields



Also Watched this Week - The Big Short, The Killing Fields

Dope Movie Review



Dope (2015)
Written by:
Rick Famuyiwa

Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring:  Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons 
Rated: R

High school senior Malcolm, a self professed '90s geek living in a rough neighborhood, navigates drug dealers, girls, and college interviews with his best friends.

Daredevil Season 2 TV Review



Daredevil Season 2 (2015-)
Created by: Drew Goddard
Starring:
  Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

In the second season of this Netflix and Marvel super hero tale, Daredevil takes on newcomers Elektra, The Punisher, and the Yakuza.

Pee-Wee's Big Holiday Movie Review



Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016)
Written by:
Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (screenplay)
Directed by: John Lee
Starring:  Paul Reubens, Jordan Black, Doug Cox 
Rated: PG

In this Netflix produced movie, Pee-Wee travels to New York after meeting actor Joe Manganiello.

The Characters Season 1 TV Review



The Characters Season 1 (2016-)
Starring:
Lauren Lapkus, John Early, Henry Zebrowski, Kate Berlant, Natasha Rothwell, Paul W. Downs, Tim Robinson, Dr. Brown

This Netflix original series gives eight comedians half an hour to make us laugh in this sketch comedy show where each actor plays multiple characters.
 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 7 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 Movie Watch Volume 88

This week I watched Spotlight, Scarface, Over the Top.

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.

Spotlight - An excellent movie.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

F is For Family Season 1 TV Review



F is For Family Season 1 (2015-)
Created by: Bill Burr, Michael Price
Starring:
Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long. Debi Derryberry, Sam Rockwell

This Netflix original animated series portrays the middle class Murphy family in the '70s. Frank is the short tempered patriarch, a Korean war veteran working in the baggage department at an airline. His wife Sue is a stay at home mom. They have three kids Kevin, Bill, and Maureen. 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Review



My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Written by:
Nia Vardalos
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Starring:  Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
Rated: PG

Toula (Nia Vardalos) contends with her large Greek family as she figures out what to do with her life. She wants to go to college and get a job, they want her to find a Greek man and have children. When she gets engaged to a non-Greek Ian (John Corbett), they have to reconcile cultural differences as they plan their wedding with a little help.

Also Watched - Mississippi Grind, The Gift, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl



Also watched this week, Mississippi Grind, The Gift, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Chelsea Does.

Groundhog Day Movie Review



Groundhog Day (1993)
Written by:
Danny Rubin (story), Danny Rubin & Harold Ramis (screenplay)

Directed by: Harold Ramis
Starring:  Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell, Chris Elliot
Rated: PG

Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is caught in a time loop, repeating Groundhog day over and over again.

Flaked Season 1 TV Review



Flaked Season 1 (2016-)

Created by: Will Arnett, Mark Chappell
Starring:
Will Arnett, Ruth Kearney, Lina Esco, David Sullivan 

This Netflix original series follows Chip, a furniture maker in AA who isn't exactly sober and can't maintain a stable relationship with friends or women while he juggles more than a few lies.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 6 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 Big Short Movie Review

The Big Short (2015)

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 87

This week I watched Scarface, The Big Short, Dope, The Killing Fields.

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.

Scarface - Tony Montana wanted it all, and he got it all.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chelsea Does Season 1 TV Review

Chelsea Does Season 1 (2016-)

Starring: Chelsea Handler
Directed by:
Eddie Schmidt
Chelsea Does - I wish she didn't. Her in a wedding gown, like this show, is a pointless cry for attention.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Leo's Oscar



Leo's Oscar

We ramble about Leo winning an Oscar, whether it's better to make great work or be recognized for great work, and somehow discuss My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Also Watched - The Imitation Game, San Andreas, As Above So Below, Justified Season 6



Also watched this week, The Imitation Game, San Andreas, As Above So Below, Justified Season 6.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Movie Review



Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Written by: Wang Du Lu (book), John Fusco (screenplay)Directed by: Yuen Woo-Ping
Starring: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Jason Scott Lee
Rated: PG-13

Plot:
The green sword is the center of conflict as warriors try to defend or adversely steal it, lives hanging in the balance.

Room Movie Review



Room (2015)

Written by: Emma Donoghue (screenplay, based on the novel by)Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring:  Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers 
Rated: R

Plot:
Jack experiences the world for the first time after escaping captivity with his mom.

House of Cards Season 4 TV Review



House of Cards Season 4 (2013-)

Created by: Beau Willimon
Starring:  Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly


This Netflix original series follows Frank Underwood as rises from Senator to President, but what's next?

Narcos Season 1 TV Review



Narcos Season 1 (2015-)


Created by: Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro
Starring:  Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal


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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Characters Season 1 TV Review

The Characters Season 1 (2016-)

Starring:
Lauren Lapkus, John Early, Henry Zebrowski, Kate Berlant, Natasha Rothwell, Paul W. Downs, Tim Robinson, Dr. Brown


The Characters - Comedians showcase zany characters, like a blind cop riding a Segway.

Flaked Season 1 TV Review

Flaked Season 1 (2016-)

Created by: Will Arnett, Mark Chappell
Starring:
Will Arnett, Ruth Kearney, Lina Esco, David Sullivan 

Flaked - Nothing to see here.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 5 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 first half of the season feels like Richie looks.


The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 86

This week I watched Mississippi Grind, The Gift, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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.

Mississippi Grind - They're are always winners and losers.

Friday, March 11, 2016

F is For Family Season 1 TV Review

F is For Family Season 1 (2015-)
Created by: Bill Burr, Michael Price
Starring:
Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long. Debi Derryberry, Sam Rockwell

F is for Family - One season was enough for me.

Tuesday, March 8, 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


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.

Fuller House Season 1 TV Review



Fuller House Season 1 (2016-)

Created by: Jeff Franklin
Starring: 
Candace Cameron Bure , Jodie Sweetin , Andrea Barber 

If you like Full House (1987-1995), then you'll (maybe) like the modern day remake with a gender flip. DJ Tanner is now DJ Fuller and fulfills the Danny Tanner role. Her sister Stephanie is an international musician, the new Jesse. Kimmy is the goof but lovable (?) Joey Gladstone. Throw in four kids, a dog, and we've got a stew.

Also Watched - Chi-Raq, What We Do in the Shadows, 99 Homes, Z, Heavenly Creatures



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

The X-files Season 10 Episodes 4-6 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.

Better Call Saul Season 1 TV Review



Better Call Saul Season 1 (2015-)

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

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. 

Black Mirror Season 2 Review



Black Mirror Season 2 (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, March 7, 2016

House of Cards Season 4 TV Review

House of Cards Season 4 (2013-)

Created by: Beau Willimon
Starring: 
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Joel Kinnamon, Michael Kelly, Neve Campbell, Ellen Burstyn, Cicely Tyson,

Justified Season 6 TV Review

Justified Season 6 (2010-2015)

Created by:  Graham Yost
Starring:  Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Walton Goggins, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel,
Garret Dillahut, Sam Elliot, Mary Steenburgen

Plot:  
Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) returns in the final season of Justified. Givens is a wise-cracking, cowboy hat wearing, trigger happy U.S.marshal working in Kentucky. He's scheduled to move to Florida, but wants to bring his nemesis Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) to justice before he does. His plight becomes complicated when Avery Markum (Sam Elliot) and his crew come into town and start buying property.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Vinyl Season 1 Episode 4 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 - Going down in flames seems like an apt metaphor.

San Andreas Movie Review

San Andreas (2015)
Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino in San Andreas

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 85

This week I watched Room, The Imitation Game, San Andreas, As Above, So Below.

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.

Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson in Room
Room - Intense, gripping, amazing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Selma Movie Review



Selma (2014)

Written by: Paul WebbDirected by: Ava DuVernay
Starring: David Oyelowo , Carmen Ejogo , Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey
Rated: PG-13

Plot:
Martin Luther King Jr. led the struggle to secure equal voting rights with a march in Selma, Alabama. Faced with resistance and violence his perseverance ultimately proved successful.

Amy Movie Review



Amy (2015)
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Starring:  Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson 
Rated: R

The life of Amy Winehouse depicted through archival footage, music, and interviews.

Also Watched - 11.22.63, Love, Vinyl



Also watched this week 11.22.63, Love, Vinyl.

One Day Movie Review



One Day (2011)

Written by:
David Nicholls (screenplay), David Nicholls (book)

Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson
Rated: PG-13

A series of snapshots on the same day each year chronicling the friendship of Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway).

Sin City Movie Review



Sin City (2005)

Written by:
Frank Miller (graphic novels)

Directed by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino (special guest director)
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe, Rutger Hauer
Rated: R

Intertwining stories of corruption in the fictional Basin City, a hoodlum seeking revenge for a dead prostitute, a truce hanging in the balance between cops and the girls of Old Town, and a cop having to protect a girl once again from the same assailant.

We dive into Sylvester Stallone's '80s filmography towards the end. You don't want to miss it.

Straight Outta Compton Movie Review



Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Written by: Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff (screenplay), S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff (story)Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti
Rated: R

From Compton, Califorinia, NWA revolutionizes the hip hop and music world with brash lyrics that depict the harsh realities of their lives. The band disbands just as quickly as it rose to super stardom.
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