Post by shawn
Nothing. Well that's not quite true. I did watch tonight's episode of
BIG BROTHER where Paul continues on his campaign to be the master
puppeteer of BB.
Yeah, I watched this too. Great observation that he really should have
been voted out his first week.
Other than that I continued to work my way through a
Post by shawn
movie backlog of which I will probably add to a WDYW list at some
point. Some true stinkers in that list among some greats.
What did you watch?
Now that I can post again, this will be a multi-day catch up:
Somewhere Between – “Destiny’s Child” – I thought this was the series
finale but there’s more suffering to go. :-(
The Librarians – “And the Fatal Separation” and “And the Wrath of Chaos”
– I *finally* got around to watching the last two episodes of the
season, recorded all the way back in January. The first one had the
team saving “The Monkey King” while in the finale the team stop Apep
from unleashing evil on the world. They were OK, I guess.
The Last Ship – “Nostos” – Already covered.
The Sinner – Mostly background noise.
Midnight Texas – “Angel Heart” – Already covered.
Preacher – Already covered.
The Deuce (OnDemand) New HBO series set in 1970s New York starring James
Franco (playing twins) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (playing a prostitute)
about the birth of the adult film industry. The first episode was a
mess. It seemed to be far more about Franco’s degenerate gambler
character and Maggie and her prostitution friends than anything else. I
didn’t even know Franco was twins until I saw two of him on the screen
at the same time. The first time he made that claim he was being shook
down by loan sharks and I thought he was lying. I *might* give it a
second chance once the show officially premiers but episode 2 better be
a lot better than the pilot.
Blade Runner (4K blu-ray) – “Final Cut” of Ridley Scott's classic
staring Harrison Ford stars as a futuristic cop hunting down humanoid
robots run amok on Earth. The movie holds up excellently but it would
be nice if Scott could have just picked a version and stuck to it. We
really don’t need 5 million different cuts of the same movie! That
being said, the new 4K transfer and Dolby Atmos sound were outstanding.
The Lost City of Z (Netflix rental) Charlie Hunnam stars as a British
explorer who searched for the an ancient city in south America. It
spans several decades of his various trips. I found the movie to be
overall tedious, and I hated the ending.
Birth of the Dragon (theatrical) – fictionalized accounting of the real
life fight between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man, a Shaolin Master who Lee
fought in the late 60s just before he became a well known TV and movie
star. At the time Lee was gaining notoriety as a Karate instructor
which caused the monks in China to take notice since he was teaching
Westerners. The movie is getting mixed to bad reviews but I generally
liked it. However, it was pretty obvious that a character had been
created for the movie and as a result Lee was almost a secondary
character in his own movie. Also, they made Lee come off as an arrogant
fame hungry jerk. At the same time Wong Jack Man was portrayed almost
saintly. And in a very odd decision, the fake Western character created
for this movie became a student of Wong Jack Man. That completely
undercut his showing up to put an end to Lee teaching Westerners if the
movie has him taking on a Western student. But whatever, I more or less
liked it anyway.
Atomica (Netflix rental) low budget sci fi movie staring Sarah Habel as
some type of technician who goes to a high tech future power plant to
investigate why communications were lost. She encounters Dominic
Monaghan as a sketchy power plant employee and Tom Sizemore as a
different sketchy power plant employee who are doing sketchy things for
sketchy reasons. It took three writers to write this mess of a movie
that only has three characters and is only about an hour and 20 minutes.
This was really, really, really, bad! AVOID at all costs!