Mar
17
2019
4

Movie of the Week: Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Why? Because I want to push back a little. I had a good time at Age of Ultron. Yeah, yeah, it’s not the best MCU movie, but watching the Avengers go around and group content their way through dungeons was fun. Everybody likes the individual-hero movies better, sure, but I’m down with the ensemble flicks, too.

So there.

Mar
05
2019
3

Movie of the Week: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Not available in DVD for another two weeks, but my wife has already indicated that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse should be acquired for the house. …Given how difficult it can be to get her to the movies in the first place, that’s a pretty good indication to how much she loved this flick. Personally, I think my favorite character was Spider-Ham*. Because, you know: I don’t have a problem with cartoons.

Moe Lane

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Feb
18
2019
5

Movie of the Week: Unforgiven.

Because Unforgiven is a great movie, that’s why. And I’m reminding myself that I should watch it again. When the kids aren’t around, of course.

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Jan
21
2019
2

Movie of the Week: Ant-Man.

I picked Ant-Man more or less as a reminder that you should probably start taking this opportunity to make sure that you’re checked out on the MCU. I sincerely doubt that Marvel’s going to pause in the middle of Avengers: Endgame just to let you to catch up.  And, honestly: can you really expect them to?  This is the last stage of an eleven-year ride, and the time for recaps have passed.

Plus, this is one of the fun ones.  You want to start with one of the fun ones.




Oct
15
2018
3

Movie of the Week: The Thing.

I gotta watch The Thing again.  …During the day, when my kids aren’t here.  I’m pretty sure that it would freak them utterly out.




Oct
03
2018
2

Movies of the Week: The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler.

Yes, the Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series was pretty bad.  But these two made-for-TV movies?  These were the true quill when it came to TV horror. …I’m reasonably sure.  It’s been a while since I saw them.  And, like many another TV gem, they’re surprisingly hard to get in digital format.

Still.




Sep
21
2018
--

Movie of the Week: So I Married An Axe Murderer.

I’m surprised that I’ve never done So I Married An Axe Murderer, because it is a movie that changed my life.  No, really.  It was the way Mike Myers dressed in it.  I know that this sounds fairly lame, but I realized that the clothing aesthetic might actually… work… for me?  And it did!  I looked better after I altered my wardrobe accordingly.

Also, it’s a howlingly good dark comedy (I’ve carefully not watched it recently, because I prefer my memory of it that way).   So, since it’s the 25th anniversary of the movie being made…




Sep
13
2018
2

Movies of the Week: the Mission: Impossible 5-Movie Collection.

Twenty bucks for all five of the previous movies: Mission: Impossible 5-Movie Collection.  Either there’s something wrong with this DVD, or the suits decided that it was smart to put all of ’em in one case so that people could binge ’em before watching the latest film.  I mean, that’s what I’m going to do; it’s probably too late to see it in theaters around here, but I figured that I could catch up in time for the DVD release.  And I was in the Best Buy today, recycling some electronics, and I walked past the DVDs, wondering if there was a collection.  There was.  And it’s ridiculously priced, for a series that everybody says is consistently good.  I ain’t gonna argue with them, though.  Sometimes, I guess Hollywood just has a rush of oxygen to the brain.




Aug
29
2018
5

Movie of the Week: The Death of Stalin.

….Speaking of which.

When they first announced The Death of Stalin (plot synopsis: just what it says on the tin) as a dark comedy I was, I think legitimately, wary.  Turns out it was very good.  No romanticizing of the Stalin regime here: everybody important in the film is awful, none of them are particularly heroic, and you root for Khrushchev in the end because he’s the least bad option and Steve Buscemi (the guy who plays him) is an all right fellow.  Oh, and the actual Marxists out there in the review world hated, hated, hated this flick.  Some of the angrier reviews are worth tracking down. (more…)




Aug
04
2018
4

Movie of the Week: The Lost Boys.

…Really? I missed The Lost Boys? Weird. Also: hey, it came out 31 years ago! Congratulations, we’re all old. And it’s surprisingly not too bad, actually. I mean, I have an excellent credit rating now, and everything.




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