Saturday, August 01, 2015

#151: Dazed and Confused - MovieCount 2015

This movie makes me want to not do shit.

Dazed and Confused
1993
Richard Linklater

#150: Half-Baked - MovieCount 2015

Ever watch Half-Baked? ...on Jon Stewart's last weeeeeeeek?

Half-Baked
1998
Tamra Davis

#149: They Live - MovieCount 2015

Memorial viewing of They Live. Goddammit. Piper was the best. #RIPRoddyPiper

They Live
1988
John Carpenter

#148: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - MovieCount 2015

Excellent. My favorite of the series.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
2015
Christopher McQuarrie

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#147: Vacation - MovieCount 2015

Very funny! But not classic. Borrows a lot of the original's classic elements.

Vacation
2015
Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

Sunday, July 26, 2015

#146: The Wrecking Crew - MovieCount 2015

The body of work by this group of session musicians is staggering.

The Wrecking Crew
2008
Denny Tedesco

#145: Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut - MovieCount 2015

Great director's cut creates a more coherent story.

Donnie Darko
2001
(Director's Cut, 2004)
Richard Kelly

Saturday, July 25, 2015

#144: Clueless - MovieCount 2015

20th anniversary viewing. Alicia Silverstone is still hot & Paul Rudd has not aged.

Clueless
1995
Amy Heckerling

#143: Sharknado - MovieCount 2015

First time I made it all the way through.

Sharknado
2013
Anthony C. Ferrante

#142: Ghostbusters - MovieCount 2015

Almost starring Eddie Murphy.

Ghostbusters
1984
Ivan Reitman

#141: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - MovieCount 2015

This movie is retarded & I still love it. Great soundtrack. 

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 
1991
Peter Hewitt

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

#140: Trainwreck - MovieCount 2015

Very funny. Then arguing. Then funny again. As Apatow rom-coms usually go. It was good.

Trainwreck
2015
Judd Apatow

Sunday, July 19, 2015

#139: Pirate Radio - MovieCount 2015

Great movie, with an incredible classic rock soundtrack.

Pirate Radio
2009
Richard Curtis

#138: Iron Maiden: Flight 666 - MovieCount 2015

One of my all time favorite rock doc/concert films. Fantastic job of capturing Maiden live & the essence of the band.

Iron Maiden: Flight 666
2009
Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen

Saturday, July 18, 2015

#137: I Am Legend - MovieCount 2015

Great movie. Tough to watch at times. Prefer the original ending.

I Am Legend
2007
Francis Lawrence

#136: Ant-Man - MovieCount 2015

Awesome movie - and very funny. Gotta love Paul Rudd.

Ant-Man
2015
Peyton Reed

#135: Reno 911!: Miami - MovieCount 2015

Your mom's a ukulele.

Reno 911!: Miami
2007
Robert Ben Garant

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

#132: Maggie - MovieCount 2015

Very well done, unique, albeit slow take on the zombie genre.

Maggie
2015
Henry Hobson

Friday, July 10, 2015

#131: The Fugitive - MovieCount 2015

I've been wanting to watch this for a long time, just so I could see the 2-second leprechaun dance!

The Fugitive
1993
Andrew Davis


Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

#129: Godzilla - (2nd viewing) - MovieCount 2015

Godzilla has quickly become one of those movies that when it comes on, I'll watch, but it's just on in the background of whatever else I'm doing at the time.

Godzilla
2014
Gareth Edwards

Monday, July 06, 2015

#128: Stargate - MovieCount 2015

The best movie about a tranny that looks like a young Pauly Shore ruling an alien planet. But I don't like seeing Kurt Russell play a jerk, & not a smart-alecky good guy.

Stargate
1994
Roland Emmerich

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

#127: Terminator Genisys - MovieCount 2015

Loved it. Pretty badass. A bit confused at times, but that's time travel for ya. And John Conner wasn't a little bitch like in T2.

Terminator Genisys
2015
Alan Taylor

Sunday, June 28, 2015

#126: Mad Max: Fury Road - (2nd viewing) - MovieCount 2015

Just brutal. Love it.

Mad Max: Fury Road
2015
George Miller

#125: Mr. Turner - MovieCount 2015

Visually fantastic & Timothy Spall is a great actor, but it was so British & dull.

Mr. Turner
2014
Mike Leigh

#124: Ted 2 - MovieCount 2015

A landmark civil rights film (for talking bears).

Ted 2
2015
Seth MacFarlane

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#123: Poltergeist (2015) - MovieCount 2015

Not a bad movie by any means, but does not compare to the classic.

Poltergeist
2015
Gil Kenan

#122: Crossroads - MovieCount 2015

Nobody would defeat Steve Vai in a real life guitar battle.

Crossroads
1986
Walter Hill

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#121: Get On Up - MovieCount 2015

Didn't hold back on the fact James Brown was mean & crazy as hell, but still an absolute electric performer.

Get On Up
2014
Tate Taylor

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

#119 - Inside Out - MovieCount 2015

Super cute story about a little girl's descent into crushing depression.

Inside Out
2015
Pete Docter

#118 - Soaked in Bleach - MovieCount 2015

Analytical breakdown of Kurt Cobain's death. This documentary/docudrama is so much different than Montage of Heck (plus no music rights, so no Nirvana) but it also could have also been a 100 minute conclusion. It's entertainment vs. cold hard facts. And what this movie suggests, is something that I (and many others) have assumed since his death, that it was a murder, and it points to Courtney Love. Evidence & forensics, testaments & testimony, motivations & motives, the facts are compelling.

Soaked in Bleach
2015
Benjamin Statler

#117 - A Deadly Adoption - MovieCount 2015

A straight-up Lifetime movie. And I was totally into it.

A Deadly Adoption
2015
Rachel Goldenberg

Saturday, June 20, 2015

#116 - Get Hard - MovieCount 2015

Funnier than I expected. (Bonus points for half naked Alison Brie)

Get Hard
2015
Etan Cohen

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#115 - Jurassic World - MovieCount 2015

Loved it. Ranks right there with Jurassic Park.

Jurassic World
2015
Colin Trevorrow

Monday, June 08, 2015

#114 - Almost Famous (Director's Cut) - MovieCount 2015

I claim to have a favorite movie of all time, but no movie gets to me like Almost Famous. An amazing journey every time.

Almost Famous
2000
Cameron Crowe

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Friday, June 05, 2015

#112: X-Men: Days of Future Past - (2nd viewing) - MovieCount 2015

The 1st movie I've watched twice so far in 2015. 

X-Men: Days of Future Past
2014
Bryan Singer

#111: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - MovieCount 2015

Remember how HUGE this movie was in the 80's? Looking back, Bartertown didn't seem all that bad.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1985
George Miller & George Ogilvie

Saturday, May 30, 2015

#110: A.I. Artificial Intelligence - MovieCount 2015

Every second Teddy is in this film is the best. I love this movie. For as much as I love everything about this movie, I love Teddy 10 times more. Every action, every sound. The voice of reason, who follows & tries to protect this crazed robot child, until it ultimately kills him. Luckily he comes back.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2001
Steven Spielberg

Monday, May 25, 2015

#109: Captain America: The First Avenger - MovieCount 2015

I used to be skinny like Steve Rogers too.

Captain America: The First Avenger
2011
Joe Johnston


#108: The Brothers Grimm - MovieCount 2015

First time seeing. Did not care for it. And I usually like anything Terry Gilliam does.

The Brothers Grimm
2015
Terry Gilliam

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

#106: Tomorrowland - MovieCount 2015

Another movie about great scientific innovation held back by politics & greed.

Tomorrowland
2015
Brad Bird 

#105: The Shawshank Redemption - MovieCount 2015

Salvation lay within.

Shawshank Redemption
1994
Frank Darabont

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#104: Contact - MovieCount 2015

Good movie about government & religion mucking up science.

Contact
1997
Robert Zemeckis

Sunday, May 17, 2015

#103: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - MovieCount 2015

Still a good film, but pales in comparison to Fury Road now, in my opinion.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
1981
George Miller

Saturday, May 16, 2015

#102: Singles - MovieCount 2015

...Ably backed by Stone and Jeff, and drummer Eddie Vedder.

Singles
1990
Cameron Crowe