Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Viewing Journal: 8/16/2022




491) DAY SHIFT
(2022 dir. J.J. Perry) Date Seen: August 16 2022


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490) MOSQUITO
(1995 dir. Gary Jones) Date Seen: August 16 2022


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Viewing Journal: 8/15/2022





489) THEY/THEM
(2022 dir. John Logan) Date Seen: August 15 2022


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Viewing Journal: 8/14/2022




488) BODIES BODIES BODIES
(2022 dir. Halina Reijn) Date Seen: August 14 2022


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Viewing Journal: 8/13/2022







487) EMILY THE CRIMINAL
(2022 dir. John Patton Ford) Date Seen: August 13 2022


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486) SMASH AND GRAB
(2019 dir. Brian Larsen) Date Seen: August 13 2022


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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Viewing Journal: 8/12/2022







485) SPIDERHEAD
(2022 dir. Joseph Kosinski) Date Seen: August 12 2022
















484) SLAPFACE
(2022 dir. Jeremiah Kipp) Date Seen: August 12 2022

















483) WINDTALKERS
(2002 dir. John Woo) 2nd Viewing: August 12 2022











Thursday, August 11, 2022

Viewing Journal: 8/11/2022





482) FALL
(2022 dir. Scott Mann) Date Seen: August 11 2022

HA what if Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" played over the end credits.













481) HANSEL AND GRETEL
(1983 dir. Tim Burton) Date Seen: August 11 2022















480) BROKEN ARROW
(1996 dir. John Woo) 2nd Viewing: August 10 2022

The operatic way John Woo shoots action never gets old to me. It was fun revisiting this today & I forgot just how many epic "Shoulda had 'em bronzed" deaths it has ðŸ˜‚ (Howie Long's hilarious fall from the bridge even comes complete with an AAAHH!!! Real Monsters scream)
SHOULDA HAD 'EM BRONZED!










Viewing Journal: 8/10/2022





479) ELVIS
(2022 dir. Baz Luhrmann) Date Seen: August 10 2022


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478) WEST SIDE STORY
(2021 dir. Steven Spielberg) 2nd Viewing: August 10 2022

Now that I've had a chance to see this again I feel confident in my current power ranking of Spielberg's filmography,
as follows



1. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) *****
2. JAWS (1975) *****
3. A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001) *****
4. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF 3RD KIND ('77) *****
5. WEST SIDE STORY (2021) *****
6. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) *****
7. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) ****1/2
8. MINORITY REPORT (2002) ****1/2
9. MUNICH (2005) ****1/2
10. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011) ****1/2
11. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) ****1/2
12. LINCOLN (2012) ****1/2
13. 1941 (1979) ****
14. THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974) ****
15. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) ****
16. WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) ****
17. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) ****
18. INDIANA JONES & TEMPLE OF DOOM ('84) ****
19. INDIANA JONES & LAST CRUSADE (1989) ****
20. WAR HORSE (2011) ****
21. JURASSIC PARK (1993) ****
22. DUEL (1971) ****
23. READY PLAYER ONE (2018) ****
24. AMISTAD (1997) ****
25. THE POST (2017) ****
26. THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) ****
27. THE BFG (2016) ****
28. BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015) ****
29. INDIANA JONES & KINGDOM OF CRYSTAL SKULL ('08) ***
30. THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997) **1/2
31. ALWAYS (1989) **1/2
32. THE TERMINAL (2004) **1/2
33. HOOK (1991) **1/2
34. KICK THE CAN [TWILIGHT ZONE MOVIE segment] ('83) **
(i still haven't seen SOMETHING EVIL 1972 or SAVAGE 1973)









Monday, August 8, 2022

Viewing Journal: 8/9/2022





477) FAREWELL AMOR
(2020 dir. Ekwa Msangi) Date Seen: August 9 2022

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476) BRAINSCAN
(1994 dir. John Flynn) Date Seen: August 9 2022

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Viewing Journal: 8/8/2022




475) WOODSTOCK 99
: 
         PEACE, LOVE, AND RAGE
(2022 dir. Garret Price) Date Seen: August 8 2022

Thank goodness GoЯn was there to quell the audience.













474) MY GENERATION: 
 WOODSTOCK 1969, 1994, 1999
(2000 dir. Kopple/T.Haneke) Date Seen: August 8 2022


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473) 
TERRA WILLY aka ASTRO KID
   [TERRA WILLY, PLANÈTE INCONNUE]
(2019 dir. Eric Tosti) Date Seen: August 8 2022


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472) FÉLIX 
     ET LE TRÉSOR DE MORGÄA
(2021 dir. Nicola Lemay) Date Seen: August 8 2022


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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Viewing Journal: 8/7/2022




471) PREY
(2022 dir. Dan Trachtenberg) Date Seen: August 7 2022

It's a shame Disney dumped this onto Hulu instead of giving it a proper theatrical release because I feel like 
Trachtenberg & co. really created something special here. Arguably the best film in the series since the 1987 original.


↓personal ranking of the Predator series↓

1. PREDATOR (1987) ****
2. PREY (2022) ****
3. PREDATORS (2010) ***1/2
4. PREDATOR 2 (1990) ***
5. AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (2004) **1/2
6. THE PREDATOR (2018) **1/2
7. ALIENS VS. PREDATOR - REQUIEM (2007) *1/2