Current list of stuff I’m watching or recording
You can tell that I am falling behind and fast
At some point this preview is going to end and I suppose all those things
set to record will just vanish or error out
So what did I find to watch?
Not nearly as much as I hoped.
Wonder Woman 84 (2020)
Well this was just terrible chock-full of rookie mistakes with things being
behind people that out to be in front of them and everything moving in the
wrong direction all the time. I spent most of it saying “what the hell“
like where did she get the Artemis suit which she had left behind in her
The best part of the entire thing was the mid End credits cameo.
An absolute mess of a movie starring Kristen Stewart who buzz cut and
bleached her hair which is too bad because her hair was her best feature. A
blatant alien rip off set, well, underwater. To add insult to injury HBO
cut off the entire end and I had to go to Ian‘s Wikipedia to even find out
what happened and a lot happened at the end. The part I sat through was all
people running around underwater in the dark timted green for some reason.
In the not too distant future (OK, 2030) the evil bad guy has decided he
wants to destroy the world back in 2020 so he invented time travel and
sends objects and people backward where they continue to move backward
through time driving cars backward and getting cold in fire and stuff.
None of it makes a lick of sense, speaking of absolute mess of movies. But
it’s attractive to look at and lots of stuff blows up real good.
Godzilla vs Kong (2021)
The best of the movies I found on the free preview. It still doesn’t look
as good as men in suits though. I like all the subtle references to the old
movies including the old King Kong versus Godzilla. And I really wasn’t
expecting Pellucidar much less Mechagodzilla!
The Sopranos (2000) S02E07 “D-Girl”
The DVR grabbed this automagically because it had Alicia Witt in it. OK,
so, now I’ve seen an episode of The Sopranos. I was not impressed. It was
humorous to see Jon Favreau playing himself before he had gold with Iron
Comet stomps Earth. They really should just make Larry Niven’s LUCIFER’S
HAMMER and be done with it. I watched it because Morena Baccarin. But it
was just silly because who would possibly cheat on her?
Lay the Favorite (2012)
In Las Vegas a cute hooker tries to go straight by working for Bruce
Willis‘s betting company. Really more in the line of something that would
make a decent TV movie. A good cast including a completely unrecognizable
Catherine Zeta Jones. It’s sort of amazing that you just let people run
around carrying $80,000 in cash routinely. The hooker was also in Godzilla
The Presidio (1988)
Just starting this now. And very wide screen, the image is absolutely
gorgeous. Apparently it was a 70 mm release in the theaters although I
don’t know how it was sourced. I haven’t seen this in decades and I’m gonna
really enjoy it if only for the picture quality. Also it’s almost 35 years
old and it’s fun to see Mark Harmon when he was in his early 60s.
The Aviator (2004)
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
The DVR grabbed this because it was looking for Nathalie Kelley to record
“the fast and the furious” movies
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Submarine movie about a Russian sub with a great all American cast. Cinemax
is running it in the wrong aspect ratio. Idiots.
Apparently filmed on a real submarine in the Sandy Eggo Maritime Museum.
Executive Decision (1996)
Certainly Steven Seagal’s best movie; possibly Halle Berry’s as well.
Overnight the magic DVR started adding HBO shows it thought I would want to
The invisible man (2020)
2 fast 2 furious (2003)
Vanilla sky (2000) In Spanish
Last Knights (2015)
This is just silly. I guess it supposed to be very woke. Some medieval set
up where the royalty is Asian and the underclass are all white guys with
different metric accents except for Morgan Freeman. The short answer is,
it’s just a Robin Hood and or Ivanhoe rip. In some sort of snow covered
kingdom that never existed the sheriff of Nottingham has 2000 guards
protecting him in case Robin comes back and the top level of nobleman is 2
million strong. I gave up maybe half an hour in and went and read the
Wikipedia plot description to see if I was going to miss anything if I
stuck with it and they clearly wasn’t so I bailed. You have to work hard to
get me to skip medieval night stuff.
In the heart of the sea (2015)
The aviator (which I already recorded once)
darkness falls (2003)
King Kong (2005)
Underwater (I padded it out 30 minutes at the end so maybe I’ll get to see
OK so the first time I saw it they cut off at least 20 minutes. This time
it would’ve been truncated again as well but I patted it way out.
So I got to see the entire ending where they ripped off a lien two and
three as well. The major difference is that Sigourney Weaver looked great
running around in her underwear and Kristen Stewart not so much. IMDb
points out lots of goofs and boy are they right. I also boosted the image
on the plasma through the roof so I could actually see what was going on
which helped a lot. A ridiculous amount of colored flashing lights and
explosions all going off with no explanation.
The fast and the furious (2001)
The new mutants (2020)
Proof of life (2000)
STILL TO RECORD:
The seeker: the dark is rising (2007)
King Kong (1976)
Can you keep a secret (2019)
Can you keep a secret (2019) a second time, hey, it’s hi ho the Dario
Mr. nobody (2013)
Summer school (1987)
Serving Sara (2002)