Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bloodline Season 2 Review

Bloodline (2015-)
Season 2 (2016)

Created by:  Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman
Starring:  Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Chloë Sevigny, John Leguizamo


Bloodline Season 2 - Will John do it again?

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 The Door TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 5 - The Door

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne.

The white walkers return, but it's not at the wall. This was another very good episode.
All other plots were secondary to the white walkers, with Jon Snow and Sansa riding South to recruit, Euron Greyjoy upsetting the Kingsmoot, and Tyrion finding a public figurehead to rule Meereen.

Also Watched - Inland Empire, Woman in the Dunes, Lady Dynamite



Also watched this week, Inland Empire, Woman in the Dunes, Lady Dynamite.

Before We Go Movie Review



Before We Go (2014)

Written by: Ronald Bass & Jen Smolka (screenplay) and Chris Shafer & Paul Vicknair (screenplay), Ronald Bass (story) & Jen Smolka (story) Directed by: Chris Evans
Starring:  Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick 
Rated: PG-13

A street musician (Chris Evans) helps a woman (Alice Eve) stuck in Manhattan make it back home to Boston.

Kindergarten Cop 2 Movie Review



Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)

Written by: David H. Steinberg (screenplay),  Murray Salem and Herschel Weingrod & Timothy Harris (based on the movie written by)
Directed by: Don Michael Paul
Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Billy Bellamy, Fiona Vroom, Aleks Paunovic
Rated: PG-13

Muscle car driving, ladies man, top cop, Dolph Lundgren  goes undercover at a prestigious kindergarten to get information about a crime from the students.

30 for 30: This Magic Moment Movie Review



30 for 30: This Magic Moment (2016)

Directed by: Gentry Kirby and Erin Leyden
Rated: --

In 1995 the Orlando Magic, led by Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway, was a dynasty in the making that never quite made it.

The Americans Season 2 TV Reivew



The Americans (2013-)
Season 2 (2014)


Created by: Joseph Weisberg
Starring: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich
Rating: TV-14

Two Soviet spies, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Phillip (Matthew Rhys), pose as a married couple with kids in Washington D.C. during the Cold War.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 Recap

Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016)

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


Plot: 
HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne. The scale and scope of the story is staggering, fully realized with a large ensemble cast.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 97

This week I watched Goosebumps, The Act of Killing, Au Revoir Les Enfants

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.

Dylan Minnette, Jack Black, Odeya Rush in Goosebumps
Goosebumps - Don't ask questions, and don't look down.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Written by:
Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Bryan Singer & Simon Kinberg & Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris (story)

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan     Tye Sheridan 
Rated: PG-13

Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse
X-Men: Apocalypse - How can the X-Men defeat the most powerful villain ever?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lady Dynamite Season 1 Review

Lady Dynamite (2016-)
Season 1 (2016)

Created by:  Pam Brady, Mitchell Hurwitz
Starring:  Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson


Lady Dynamite - Quirky and wacky.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Band of Robbers Movie Review



Band of Robbers (2015)

Written by: Aaron Nee &Adam Nee, Mark Twain (novels)
Directed by: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
Starring: Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler
Rated: --

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn have grown up, but Tom still seeks treasure.

He Never Died Movie Review



He Never Died (2015)

Written by: Jason Krawczyk
Directed by: Jason Krawczyk
Starring: Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart, Kate Greenhouse
Rated: R

Jack just wants to be left alone to play bingo and eat at a diner, but low level mafia thugs just won't leave him alone. That and bullets don't seem to have any affect on him.

Also Watched - Ghost in the Shell, Crimson Peak, The Public Enemy, Pawn Sacrifice



Also watched this week, Ghost in the Shell, Crimson Peak, The Public Enemy, Pawn Sacrifice

Captain America: Civil War Movie Review



Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book), Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (characters)
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo
Rated: PG-13

Politicians wanting to control super heroes and the Avengers pit Captain America and Iron Man against each other.

Chelsea Season 1 TV Review



Chelsea (2016-)
Season 1 (2016)

Created by: Chelsea Handler
Rated: TV-MA

In this Netflix original talk show, Chelsea Handler will interview guests and explore stories similar to Chelsea Does (2015). Ninety episodes are scheduled for season 1, streaming Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week for the rest of this year.

Special Correspondents Movie Review Retrospective



Special Correspondent (2016)

Written by: Ricky Gervais
Directed by: Ricky Gervais
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Eric Bana, America Ferrera, Kelly Macdonald, Ricky Gervais, Benjamin Bratt
Rated: TV-MA

In this Netflix distributed movie, Frank Bonneville and Ian Finch (Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais) fake covering a war in Ecuador and eventually a kidnapping while remaining state side.

We've reviewed this once, but Ward was the only one who saw the entire movie. Now that Rod and Eric have seen the whole thing, they regret calling it a good movie. It turns out that Ward was right.

The Perfect Storm Movie Review



The Perfect Storm (2000)
Written by: Sebastian Junger (book), William D. Wittliff (screenplay)Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, William Fichtner, John Hawkes, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Rated: PG-13

In this disaster fishing movie everything goes wrong for the crew of the Andrea Gale. A man overboard, a shark, broken radios, and yes, even a perfect storm. Everything that can go wrong does. Even catching a great haul of fish turns out to be their detriment.

30 for 30: Fantastic Lies Movie Review



30 for 30: Fantastic Lies (2015)

Directed by: Marina Zenovich

ESPN's documentary series examines sexual misconduct allegations in 2006 against the Duke lacrosse team

The Watchmen Movie Review



The Watchmen (2009)

Written by: David Hayter and Alex Tse (screenplay), Dave Gibbons (graphic novel illustrator), Alan Moore (graphic novel, uncredited)
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Rated: R

Inspired by the graphic novel of the same name and set in an alternate timeline 1985, super heroes are outlawed. Rorschach begins investigating the murder of a former super hero, in a case that has global implications

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 4 Book of the Stranger TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 4 - Book of the Stranger

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne.

Episode four Book of the Stranger has Sansa urging Jon Snow to take back Winterfell. Peter Baelish is sending the armies of the Vale too.

Daenerys confront the Kahls in Vaes Dothrak, while Cersei and Jamie ally with the Tyrells before Cersei's trial by combat.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Americans Season 2 Review

The Americans (2013-)
Season 2 (2014)

Created by: Joseph Weisberg
Starring:
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich
Rating: TV-14
Watch The Americans

The Americans TV Series

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 Recap

Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016)

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


Plot: 
HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne. The scale and scope of the story is staggering, fully realized with a large ensemble cast.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 96

This week I watched 30 for 30: This Magic Moment, Band of Robbers, Before We Go, Inland Empire, Woman in the Dunes

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.

Shaquille O'Neal in 30 for 30: This Magic Moment
This Magic Moment - Shaq, Kobe, and the Magic were supposed to be the dominant franchise.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Ghostbusters Movie Trailer #2

The new Ghostbusters movie released a second trailer. The first one was not well received, becoming the most disliked youtube movie trailer EVER!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Grace and Frankie Season 2 TV Review



Grace and Frankie (2015-)
Season 2 (2016)

Created by: Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Dian Raphael
Rating: TV-MA

In this Netflix original, two women (Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin) become friends when they discover their husbands (Martin Sheen & Sam Waterston) aren't just business partners, they're romantically involved.

Furious 7 Movie Review



Furious 7 (2015)
Written by: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
Directed by: James Wan
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell
Rated: PG-13
 
Every time they try to get out, they're pulled back in. In this completely new adventure, Dom Toretto's team has to drive fast cars while things blow up.  Wait, they did that before. They have to steal something, wait, been there.
In the continuing saga of fast cars, explosions, and evil megalomaniacs, the Toretto team drive fast cars while things blow up.

Team Foxcatcher Movie Review



Team Foxcatcher (2016)
Written by:
Documentary

Directed by: Jon Greenhalgh
Rated: R

This Netflix documentary depicts the story of John du Pont, heir to the du Pont fortune, philanthropist, and convicted of murdering gold medal winner Dave Schultz.

Marseille Season 1 TV Review



Marseille (2016-)
Season 1 (2016)
Created by: Dan Franck
Starring:
Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, Stéphane Caillard
Rating: TV-14
 
In this Netflix original, and their first French language show,  Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu) has been mayor of Marseille for twenty years. On the verge of retirement, he is betrayed his former protégé, and he decides to run for mayor again against his protégé turned rival Lucas Barrès (Benoît Magimel).

Also Watched - Everest, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Ox-Bow Incident, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Silicon Valley



Also watched this week Everest, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Ox-Bow Incident, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Silicon Valley.

The Jamz Season 1 TV Review



The Jamz (2015-)
Season 1 (2015)

Created by: Jim Kozyra & Chris Petlak
Starring: Jim Kozyra, Chris Petlak, Emily Peterson, Kathy Najimy, Rammel Chan

The newest television show released to Netflix features graveyard shift Chicago radio DJ's Jay-Jay and Fitzy vying for the soon vacant and coveted morning show in this half hour workplace comedy.

The Kids Are All Right Movie Reivew



The Kids Are All right (2010)

Written by:
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko
Starring:  Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Rated: R

A family is upended when the two children seek out their biological father.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 3 Oathbreaker TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 3 - Oathbreaker

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne.

The third episode updates the stories of - Jon Snow, Daavos, & Melisandre at Castle Black; Reek, Brienne & Sansa and their pursuer Ramsay Bolton; Cersei's fall in King's Landing; the Dornish empire; Tyrion in Meereen; Daenerys rise to power; assassin in training Arya.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chelsea Season 1 Review

Chelsea (2016-)
Season 1 (2016)

Created by: Chelsea Handler

Rating: TV-MA
Watch Chelsea on Netflix

Chelsea - The worst part about this show is Chelsea.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 4 Recap

Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016)

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


Plot: 
HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne. The scale and scope of the story is staggering, fully realized with a large ensemble cast.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 95

This week I watched Captain America: Civil War, Ghost in the Shell, Crimson Peak, The Public Enemy, Pawn Sacrifice, He Never Died.

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.

Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Chris Evans as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Winder Solider in Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War - It's big budget spectacle, and it's awesome!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Special Correspondents Movie Review



Special Correspondents (2016)
Written by:
Ricky Gervais

Directed by: Ricky Gervais
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Eric Bana, America Ferrera, Kelly Macdonald, Ricky Gervais, Benjamin Bratt
Rated: TV-MA

In this Netflix distributed movie, Frank Bonneville and Ian Finch (Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais) fake covering a war in Ecuador and eventually a kidnapping while remaining state side.

Also Watched - Minions, We Own the Night, Hotel Transylvania, Rome Open City



Also watched this week Minions, We Own the Night, Hotel Transylvania, Rome Open City, The Jamz.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 2 Home TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 2 - Home

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne.

The second episode updates the stories of - Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven, Jon Snow, Daavos, & Melisandre at Castle Black; Cersei and her personal guardian, Tyrion and dragons,  Ramsay and Roose Bolton, Brienne and Sansa's plight, and Balon Greyjoy's fate.

Sense8 Season 1 TV Review



Sense8 (2015)

Created by:  Lilly Wachowski
Starring:
  Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tuppence Middleton, Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah

This original Netflix sci-fi thriller was created by the Wachowskis. Eight people from around the world are telepathically linked.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Movie Review



Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Parts I & II (2012)

Written by: Bob Kane (character created by: Batman), Frank Miller &Klaus Janson (comic book), Bob Goodman (written by)Directed by: Jay Oliva
Starring:  Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby 
Rated: PG-13

Plot:
Now retired, Batman hasn't been seen for a decade, but when when the violence in Gotham peaks, Bruce Wayne dons the suit once again. Batman must battle street gangs, his old age, and even Superman.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Team Foxcatcher Netflix Movie Review

Team Foxcatcher (2016)
Dave Schultz, John du Pont in Team Foxcatcher
Team Foxcatcher - Crazy and tragic.

Grace and Frankie Season 2 Review

Grace and Frankie (2015-)
Season 2 (2016)

Created by: Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Dian Raphael
Rating: TV-MA
Watch Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie - Something for the coveted over fifty market.

Marseille Season 1 Review

Marseille (2016-)
Season 1 (2016)

Created by: Dan Franck
Starring:
Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, Stéphane Caillard
Rating: TV-14
Watch Marseille

Marseille - Intriguing French political drama.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 3 Recap

Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016)

Created by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillan, Gwendoline Christie


Plot: 
HBO's fantasy drama series adapted from George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire follows the civil war of kings and usurpers in Westeros who wish to sit one the throne. The scale and scope of the story is staggering, fully realized with a large ensemble cast.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 94

This week I watched Everest, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Ox-Bow Incident, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
 
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.

Everest
Everest -Surprisingly engaging.
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