Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New in Theaters for July

A lot of movies are premiering in July with it being the month of blockbusters, but only a few of them interest me. This is why they might be worth watching... or avoiding.

WATCHING
Beyond Star Trek (July 22, 2016) 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 TV Review

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.

Also Watched - Belle de Jour, Ugetsu



Also watched this week, Belle de Jour, Ugetsu.

Orange is the New Black Season 4 TV Review



Orange is the New Black (2013-)
Season 4 (2016)

Created by: Jenji Kohan
Starring:
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox
Rating: TV-MA

In this  Netflix original series, Piper Chapman is convicted of an old crime and sentenced to jail. She acclimates to prison culture and finds friends and enemies alike.

In season four, the prison is privatized and the population has been doubled to maximize profits.

30 for 30: Believeland Movie Review



30 for 30: Believeland (2016)
Directed by: Andy Billman
Rated: --

A look at the Cleveland sports curse.

Hush Movie Review



Hush (2016)
Written by: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Starring: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco
Rated: R

This Netflix distributed horror movie is about a deaf woman trapped in a cabin in the woods.

Kagemusha Movie Review



Kagemusha (1980)

 Written by: Akira Kurosawa
Directed by: Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara
Rated: PG

A thief with an uncanny resemblance to a warlord is hired as a double. When the warlord dies, the thief must become the warlord.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 Battle of the Bastards TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 9 -

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 ninth episode is simply amazing. The story, visuals, and directing are mesmerizing. Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton meet on the battle field. The anticipation was high and this episode delivers. This is the culmination of events that started in season one.

Daenerys has her first battle in Meereen with the slavers in a decisive victory. She has the army, dragons, and now a fleet.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Fundamentals of Caring Netflix Movie Review

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Watch The Fundamentals of Caring on Netflix

Written by: Rob Burnett (screenplay), Jonathan Evison (novel) 

Directed by: Rob Burnett
Starring:  Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Bobby Cannavale
Rated: TV-MA/R

Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd in The Fundamentals of Caring
The Fundamentals of Caring - Predictable, buddy, road trip, made-for-tv, comedy.

Silicon Valley Season 3 Review

Silicon Valley (2014-)
Season 3 (2016)

Created by:  John Altschuler, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky
Starring:  Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Josh Brener


Silicon Valley Season 3

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Night of Episode 1 Review

The Night of (2016)
Mini-series: 8 episodes (2016)

Written by: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian, Peter Moffat (based on the novel by)
Starring: John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Michael K. Williams,

These cops have no idea what they're about to uncover.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10 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 101

This week I watched Knight of Cups, Citizenfour, Synchronicity, Ugetsu.

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.

Christian Bale, Natalie Portman in Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups - It's a little too much Malick.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jurassic Park Movie Review



Jurassic Park (1993)
Written by: Michael Crichton (novel), Michael Crichton and David Koepp (screenplay)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, BD Wong, Wayne Knight
Rated: PG-13

In a new theme park, extinct dinosaurs are cloned and brought to life, but nature always finds a way.

Sixteen Candles Movie Review



Sixteen Candles(1984)
Written by:
John Hughes

Directed by: John Hughes
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, John Cusack
Rated: PG

Sixteen isn't always sweet, when Samantha's family forgets about her birthday.

Hibana Spark Season 1 TV Review



Hibana Spark (2016)
Mini-series (2016)

Created by:  Naoki Matayoshi (based on novel by)
Starring:  Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka, Masao Yoshii 

A Netflix drama, and it's first original Japanese series, about two comedians, Tokunaga and Kamiya, searching for meaning in life and in comedy over the course of ten years.  

Also Watched - The Player, Anomalisa



I also watched this week The Player, Anomalisa.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 8 No One TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 8 -

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 eighth episode updates include Arya is headed to Westeros. Gregor Clegane, the Hound, may end up joining the Brotherhood without Banners, and Daenerys is back in Meereen just as the slavers with a fleet of ships had returned to attack.

King Tommen outlawed trial by combat which puts Cersei in a predicament.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 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.

Jurassic Park Movie Review

Jurassic Park (1993)
T-Rex in Jurassic Park

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 100

This week I watched Kagemusha, Jurassic Park, 30 for 30: Believeland, Belle de Jour

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.

Tatsuya Nakadai in Kagemusha
Kagemusha - A sprawling Kurosawa epic.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Also Watched - Jane Got a Gun, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., All the Way, L'Avventura, The Mirror



This week I watched Jane Got a Gun, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., All the Way, L'Aaventura, The Mirror

Peaky Blinders Season 3 TV Review



Peaky Blinders (2013-)
Season 3 (2016)

Created by: Steven Knight
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory

Rating: TV-14

This Netflix series follows the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang led by Tommy Shelby after World War I in Birmingham, England. In season three, Tommy is out of the alleys and into a mansion, but he's still a gangster.

Chef's Table Season 2 TV Review



Chef's Table (2015-)
Season 2 (2016)

Created by: David Gelb

Rating: TV-14

This Netflix documentary series examines the lives and work of world renowned chefs. Season 1 and 2 each consist of six episodes.

Bo Burnham: Make Happy Movie Review



Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer

Writer: Bo Burnham (comedy)
Star: Bo Burnham

This Netflix comedy special is more Youtube video than standup comedy, with Bo Burnham  parodying various musical genres with rants and jokes in between.

Rock the Kasbah Movie Review



Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Written by:
Mitch Glazer (screenplay)

Directed by: Barry Levinson
Starring: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride
Rated: R

A music manager discovers a teenage singer while in Afghanistan.

Galaxy Quest Movie Review



Galaxy Quest (1999)
Written by: David Howard (story), David Howard and Robert Gordon (screenplay)
Directed by: Dean Parisot
Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shaloub, Justin Long
Rated: PG

Satirizing science fiction television and the fandom, the retired cast of a sci-fi television show must put their skills to the test when aliens need their help.  

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7 The Broken Man TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 7 -The Broken Man

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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hibana Spark Season 1 TV Review

Hibana Spark (2016)
Mini-series (2016)
Watch Hibana Spark

Created by:  Naoki Matayoshi (based on novel by)
Starring:  Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka, Masao Yoshii

Hibana Spark

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 8 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 99

This week I watched Galaxy Quest, The Player, Sixteen Candles, Rock the Kasbah, Anomalisa

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.

Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest - "Did you guys even watch the show?"

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Also Watched - X-Men: Apocalypse, Au Revoir Les Enfants



This Week I Watched X-Men: Apocalypse, Au Revoir Les Enfants

Bloodline Season 2 TV 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


 Netflix's well casted, family drama centers on the Rayburn family where everyone has a secret. With their black sheep brother Danny out of the picture, what happens now? The siblings cope with the aftermath and Danny's son.

Lady Dynamite Season 1 TV Review



Lady Dynamite (2016-)
Season 1 (2016)

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


Netflix's latest half hour comedy features comedian Maria Bamford as a struggling comic.

Goosebumps Movie Review



Goosebumps (2015)

Written by: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (story), R.L. Stine ("Goosebumps" books)
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Starring: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush
Rated: PG

R.L. Stine's books come to life and it's up to Stine (Jack Black) and a couple of kids to save the town.

The Act of Killing Movie Review



The Act of Killing (2012)

Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer
Starring: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin 
Rated: --

A documentary about the Indonesian death squad leader of 1965-66 who is now working on an art project to recreate his experience through film.

The Do-Over Movie Review



The Do-Over (2016)

Written by: Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas
Directed by: Steven Brill
Starring: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Paula Patton
Rated: R

This Netflix original movie has two men (Adam Sandler & David Spade) fake their death for a fresh start and end up in even deeper trouble.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 Blood of My Blood TV Review



Game of Thrones (2011-)
Season 6 (2016) Episode 6 -Blood of My Blood

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.

With the sixth episode Bran and Meera are saved by a mysterious figure that we've seen before in season one. Samwell finds courage. Tommen unwittingly foils Jamie and Cersei's plans. Arya alters her path drastically. Daenerys reunites with a dragon.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Peaky Blinders Season 3 Review

Peaky Blinders (2013-)
Season 3 (2016)

Created by: Steven Knight
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Paddy Considine

Rating: TV-14
Watch Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders Season 3 - John, Thomas, and Arthur Shelby

Chef's Table Season 2 Review

Chef's Table (2015-)
Season 2 (2016)

Created by: David Gelb

Rating: TV-14
Watch Chef's Table

Chef's Table Season 2

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7 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.

All the Way Movie Review

All the Way (2016)
Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way
All the Way - Terrible name, but the movie isn't bad.

Bo Burnham: Make Happy Movie Review

Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer

Writer: Bo Burnham (comedy)
Star: Bo Burnham
Watch Bo Burnham: Make Happy

Bo Burnham: Make Happy - More Youtube than standup.

The Weekly Movie Watch Volume 98

This week I watched Jane Got a Gun, Kindergarten Cop 2, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., All the Way, L'avventura, The Mirror

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 Portman, Joel Edgerton in Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun - It could have been better.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New on Netflix for June

Netflix has a lot of new content for June, this is what I plan on checking out.

New in Theaters for June

A lot of movies are premiering in June, but only a few of them interest me. This is why they might be worth watching... or avoiding.

WATCHING
Free State of Jones (June 24, 2016) 
Matthew McConaughey in a Civil War period piece? He's picked some amazing roles (Interstellar, True Detective, Mud, etc) since he ditched the rom-com genre and this looks to continue the streak.
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