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LAUNCH RECAP: WEEK ONE
Well, that wraps up week one of our official launch. We hope you enjoyed the daily doses of lists, shenanigans, reviews, and editorials. Stay tuned, as this is just the beginning! More original content is coming next week! And we have merch!!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Do you have to fall asleep with the TV on? If you do, what TV show or movie is your go to and why?
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Bad Times at El Royale (2018)
“Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell.”
There was just nothing here to sink my teeth into other than the music which was the only good aspect of this film. It was boring and bland. It irritates me that Tarantino’s name is mixed with this. It may have been inspired by QT but it failed miserably. None of the characters were engaging. They killed the lead on Jeff Bridges character in the trailer and Chris Hemsworth Mansonesque character was a disappointment. I really just did not like this film. A better film would been to focus more on the lonely hotel worker’s, Miles, story. It gets a .5 bump for the music and singing. Lastly, Dakota Johnson is the worst. (2.5/5)
Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
“The Deadwood film follows the indelible characters of the series, who are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.”
Anyone out there who wants to make a movie finale to a TV series cancelled too early or a long awaited sequel, this is how it is done. Deadwood from the actors to the writers and everyone in between didn’t skip a beat after more than 10 years since the final episode. The story telling, dialogue and characters all delivered and was an absolute fitting end to a wonderfully told story. The show should have never ended in the first place, but I can’t complain about this final product we received. I highly recommend watching the three seasons and this movie. (4.75/5)
“Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.”
I think I originally skipped this because I was tired of seeing and hearing Seth Rogen. I wish that I hadn’t skipped it because I really enjoyed this movie. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a stellar and underrated actor of the 2000’s that even I have only recently come to appreciate myself. He carries this film extremely well and of course there is cutie patootie Anna Kendrick doing a great job per usual. Everyone involved played their part really well, even Rogen. JGL’s breakdown scene that you see coming a mile away still hits pretty hard and is emotional. (4/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
What We Do in the Shadows Season 1.10 “Ancestry”
“Nandor visits one of his living descendants; a lover from Nadja’s past reemerges.”
This was the season finale of a solid 1st season. The show and finale definitely left me wanting more for season 2. These inept vampires are just a delight to watch.
Fargo Season 2
I didn’t care for the season as much as I enjoyed season 1. Don’t get me wrong, this was still a solid season, but I lost interest from time to time. One thing I find annoying about the show that it does on a regular basis is the whole someone going off on some tangent after they are asked or told something they don’t like. You know like an anecdote or story to convey a message to the other person. It’s good device used sparingly, but it became tiresome when almost every character does it at least once or more during a season. Still a solid show that I continue catching up on.
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