Dec
05
2014
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Movie of the Week: Eight Legged Freaks.

This is the weirdest thing: I thought that I had already done Eight Legged Freaks as a MotW.  It’s a great flick, if you accept that it’s about giant mutated spiders and nothing else.  No, seriously: watch the deleted scenes.  They ruthlessly cut out the hero’s entire backstory and emotional motivation, in favor of a thirty second exposition dump made by another character.  Why?  Because it was getting in the way of all the giant mutated spiders.

This movie did not take itself seriously, but it did recognize what I was there for.  I wanted giant mutated spiders.  It gave me as much of that as it could.  I was well-content.

And so adieu, Godzilla.  Adieu.

Sep
23
2014
1

Movie of the Week: Godzilla.

I’m not exactly regularly reviving the feature (that is apparently an ‘enticement’ for my Patreon account, which suggests that I am not actually all that enticing): but Godzilla was great fun in theaters, and I look forward to again watching The Big Guy and the US Navy team up to go kill them some monsters.  Like you do.

Good-bye, Teen Titans – The Complete First Season (DC Comics Kids Collection).  It’s a fun show, mind you. (more…)

Sep
17
2013
18

Movie (Well, Series) of the Week: Teen Titans 1st Season.

You understand, of course, that I am being forced to watch Teen Titans – The Complete First Season.  My kids are rapidly becoming addicted to the series, so as a responsible parent I need to screen the program. To make sure that it’s all right. Other than that, I have no real attachment to this program at all.

Also: NOTHING NEEDED ‘FIXING’ WITH REGARD TO STARFIRE AND DC COMICS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF. THIS IS WHY YOU PEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING GIRLS TO READ COMIC BOOKS, YOU IDJITS.

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Aug
20
2013
4

Movie of the Week: Shaun of the Dead.

I have not done Shaun of the Dead?

Well, I must do Shaun of the Dead. It is, as they say, a moral imperative.

Moe Lane (more…)

Sep
24
2012
4

Movie of the Week: The Avengers.

Two reasons: first, The Avengers is coming out tomorrow on DVD.

Second: Shawarma.

And so, so long to The Secret of Kells. It had a good run.

Moe Lane

Apr
18
2012
4

Movie of the Week: The Secret of Kells.

I saw The Secret of Kells a couple of weeks ago, over at my mom’s. She absolutely insisted that it was worth my time, and it was; my only quibble is that the message of ‘the only way to deal with a Viking horde is to run away’ would come as a bit of a surprise to, say, Brian Boru*.

And so, farewell to Trainspotting. Which was a very good, yet very messed up, film.

Moe Lane

*Unless, of course, you believe the scurrilous arguments to the contrary – ones made no doubt a vicious cabal of English and Scandinavian spalpeens jealous of Boru and his way of killing any random screaming Viking that himself happened to see hove into view – but I’m sure that none of you would be along of shaming yourself by repeating such obvious lies.

Feb
21
2012
3

Movie of the Week: Trainspotting.

Trainspotting came up in conversation today for some reason, and I’ve always thought that they should show this film in health class*, so here you go.

And so, adieu to Cars. Ka-chow!

Moe Lane

*Well, after watching it I at least personally decided that I was never, ever, ever going to even think about doing heroin.  I couldn’t have been the only person with that reaction.

Jan
22
2012
5

Movie of the Week: Cars.

dear god please make it stop my eldest has watched cars forty times now its his favorite movie please god please god i hear it in my sleep now it whispers to me it whispers to me where are the humans WHERE ARE THE HUMANS my god its some weird experiment in zone mexico city from gurps reign of steel isnt it it all makes sense now it all makes sense

goodbye dr strangelove or how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb goodbye

Dec
27
2011
1

Movie of the Week: “Dr. Strangelove.”

More accurately: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. For some reason, I’m finding it necessary to use the full title on this.

And so, adieu to The Right Stuff. I’d come up with something cute, but it’s been a long day. Sorry.

Dec
12
2011
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Movie of the Week: The Right Stuff.

As God is my witness, I have no idea how I missed making The Right Stuff Movie of the Week.  I’m still not entirely certain that I did miss it; I didn’t see it, but that doesn’t mean anything.  Ach, well, even if I did it’s so good it should be on the list twice.

And so, farewell to Captain America: The First Avenger.  Which was also so good it should be on the list twice (ask me again in a year whether I still think so, of course).

Oct
24
2011
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Movie of the Week: Captain America.

I loved Captain America: The First Avenger when it came out, particularly for this exchange:

Red Skull: What makes you so special?
Captain America: Nothing. I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.

Heh.  So was I, Steve.  So was I.  It’s coming out tomorrow: can’t wait.

And so, adieu to X-Men: First Class.  Which I also quite liked, for different reasons.

Moe Lane

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