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Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
The RetrOscars 1999: And the Winners Are– We revealed the winners from our first Academy Awards redo. See who won!
The 100 Greatest Movie Villains of All Time (50-41)– Check out the conclusion to Sailor’s list as he counts down to the number villain of all the times!
‘I Give It A Year’ (2013) Review– Romona says there is full-frontal in this rom-com!
‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ (2019) Review– Have you seen this yet? Mitch says you’re missing out if you haven’t!
Marvel’s Kevin Feige Developing ‘Star Wars’ Movie – Is Feige about to Avenger-ize Star Wars?
Spider-Man is Staying in the MCU – With a new deal in place, Spider-Man is set for another adventure with the Marvel Bunch.
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
“Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.”
This was just a ton of fun. I love Stallone and I am sad that he is on his way out here soon with possibly seeing the conclusions of two of the greatest characters in movie history. Last Blood was a simple revenge thriller with Rambo at his brutal best. It is best to just sit back and enjoy the mayhem Stallone causes with this character one last time. (3.75/5)
Ad Astra (2019)
“Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.”
If you enjoy James Gray films then this will be right up your alley. More substance than style, even though the film is gorgeous, and more character-driven over spectacle. Brad Pitt did a good job but I enjoy him more when he is playing a character and I’m not the biggest on the use of the inner monologue voice over. It doesn’t hurt the film, just not my cup of tea is all. Definitely not your typical space movie that was expected by the few that were in my theater. Very solid but I wasn’t blown away. (4/5)
Mean Girls (2004)
“Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.”
I have talked about how much I love this before, so I really just have a question. If Lindsay Lohan doesn’t go crazy and was able to keep the trajectory she was headed with how insanely talented she was up until this point, where do you think her career would be now?
Police Academy (1984)
“A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.”
I probably haven’t watched this in over 20 years and what’s crazy I still remembered almost every second of it. I never thought Police Academy was laugh out loud comedy outside of a few chuckles like the Blue Oyster Bits and the podium speech, but I still enjoy the different characters the most. (3.25/5)
Creepshow S1, Ep 1a: Shudder’s revival of Creepshow started off with a whimper with its first episode “Gray Matter“. A scared kid comes to the local store to buy his alcoholic father more beer while the local sheriff (Tobin Bell) and Doc shoot the breeze. Cashier (Adrienne Barbeau) shows concern for the kid and encourages the sheriff and Doc to check in on the young man’s father. It just wasn’t good.
Ep 1b: The second part of the episode, however, was much better. “The House of the Head” is about a little girl who plays with her antique dollhouse and the doll family that lives there. One day she realizes the dolls have moved and a mysterious severed corpse-like doll head has appeared from nowhere. Evie then does her best to help save the doll family from the mysterious head. This one was creepy and keeps you guessing.
The episodes are only 45 minutes with each part being about 20 minutes apiece so they are quick enough that even the bad ones won’t take up too much time. I look forward to seeing what they have in store.
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