Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#62 SeriesCount 2014 - Tyrant - Season 1

I was expecting a twist in the finale and got a more unexpected twist. But as far as first season show go, it was solid. Great show.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

#61 SeriesCount 2014 - True Blood - Season 7

Interrupting the Every.Simpsons.Ever marathon to watch the True Blood soap opera series finale.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

#60 SeriesCount 2014 - The Simpsons - Season 4

First full season I've been able to watch in full during the Every Simpsons Ever marathon. Thanks a lot, work & sleep.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

#59 SeriesCount 2014 - Nathan For You - Season 2

Always making it awkward, but it's funny.

#164 MovieCount 2014 - Being John Malkovich (Second Viewing)

"This story has moved me like no other. Therefore, I shall make ye me wife, and I shall build a floor for ye, between the 7th and the 8th in the old building, so at least there will be one place on God's green earth where ye and your cursed kind can live in peace."

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MovieCount 2014: #163 - The Fisher King

The Dude + Dude's shirt + Michael Jeter in one of my favorite musical bits in a movie ever + Terry Gilliam & a quest for The Holy Grail + Robin Williams + More references to suicide.

MovieCount 2014: #162 - Death to Smoochy

Children's television brings out the bad in Robin Williams. So good. And another Robin Williams movie, another suicide reference. Damn!

MovieCount 2014: #161 - Dead Poets Society

First time seeing this. Yeah, it was good! Another Robin Williams movie involving another damn suicide.

MovieCount 2014: #160 - The Zero Theorem

Sometimes it takes more than one viewing to wrap my brain around a Terry Gilliam movie, and that's the case here, but I really don't want to watch this one again. It's probably the most advanced Gilliam movie as far as special effects, and may be one of the craziest, but I didn't think it was the best. But there was FIVE seconds of Robin Williams, so, movie marathon intact.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

MovieCount 2014: #159 - Jumanji

Two points... Mid-90's CGI animals could use a better lighting effects... I have a thing for Bonnie Hunt. 

MovieCount 2014: #158 - What Dreams May Come

Never seen this movie until today. Meh. Was OK, but I didn't love it. As far as wandering through the afterlife films go - give me Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Big suicide story arc in this one. Williams always dealt with themes of suicide or joked about it. I'm sure we all do, but now it's weird.

MovieCount 2014: #157 - Good Morning, Vietnam

I could always relate with Good Morning, Vietnam. A young, wise-ass Airman going up against higher authority jerks in the form of an old no-fun sergeant, and a younger weasel of a ranking officer. Just like my last days in the Air Force. ...A death reference and a suicide by hanging reference right off the bat in this movie. Those things seem to stand out now.

MovieCount 2014: #156 - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Small role for Robin Williams, but he went 100% full throttle crazy with it.

Friday, August 15, 2014

MovieCount 2014: #155 - Insomnia

For all the joy Robin Williams could bring to a role, I liked it when he played bad.

MovieCount 2014: #154 - The Expendables 3

I don't know if this is supposed to be homage or serious, but it is what it is. As many action stars as action movie cliches.

MovieCount 2014: #153 - Let's Be Cops

Very funny. A movie about getting in wayyyyyy over your head. Lots of cliches and cop movie cliches not meant for comedic effect -- but still decent. Bonus points for Rob Riggle being awesome in yet another movie.

#58 SeriesCount 2014 - Wilfred - Season 4

The first season of Wilfred was pretty much comedy, but the remainder was a dark psychological exercise in how long I could stick with the show. I actually skipped out on a lot of season 3. I didn't like any of the characters on the show. The finale was interesting, but overall, didn't like. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MovieCount 2014: #152 - Spring Breakers

Much better than I was expecting. All the MTV hype was a little off-putting. It was darker and more real than I expected, which is good. Except the final scene seemed pretty unrealistic.