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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 social media? Let us know below!
SPOIL AWAY: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Don’t spoil it for the rest of us. If you’re itching to talk about the latest Spider-Man flick with everyone, head over to our Spoil Away post for Spider-Man: Far From Home!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What’s the best movie you have and will only see once in your lifetime?
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Mad Max (1979)
“In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.”
What stood out to me during this rewatch was the music. It was similar to horror movies of that time with it’s score. Just felt raw and gritty in a great setting. Everyone was a character which is sorely missed today. (4.25/5)
“A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.”
Cronenberg does a solid job of twisting what’s real and what is make believe in this story of an all to real video game. There is a lot of subtleties that you have to pay attention to see, and typical Cronenberg weirdness, but the acting is just so awful to me that it was hard to stay engaged. (3.5/5)
“Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.”
Woody Harrelson does a solid job of being an egotistical dirty cop, but that’s about it with this film. His character isn’t engaging enough to keep me interested in what happens next. The tone of the film seem to change from time to time. There is no emotional punch to make you really care about what’s going on. Watch this only if you are a fan of Harrelson. (2.75/5)
“An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.”
Man, I still love this movie. It’s just crazy non-sense that simply works. The ridiculous and over the top parody scenes still kill. It’s irreverent and non-PC which makes me like it even more. A perfect example of why PG-13 was created. You want stereotypes? It’s got stereotypes in spades! “Today we are teaching poodles how to fly!” (3.5/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Entourage Season 3 and 4
I was in a weak moment and I’m ashamed of myself. It caught me on the rebound of several other shows ending and me waiting for other shows to start like Stranger Things 3. There is absolutely nothing here other than some very nice looking ladies to watch act poorly and a couple of chuckles from Jeremy Piven. Some titans of the industry have described this as the “male Sex and the City” which is accurate except Samantha has more balls than any of these guys.
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