Category Archives: On the TV

Soul: Pixar rebounds…for now

What a pisser that I didn’t get to see this for the first time at Alamo Drafthouse for Soul was definitely an event movie and I can only imagine them having some original snipe before the main attraction. Oh, of course … Continue reading

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Onward: Streaming at best

One upside the Pandemic has given us was Disney moving this mediocre Pixar movie to Disney+ since movie theaters are shuttered indefinitely. I was glad because I saved money because Alamo isn’t cheap when anything doesn’t deliver. The first warning … Continue reading

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The Life of Brian…still hilarious and relevant

Only fitting to watch this flick on Easter weekend! It’s the grown-up and Atheist alternative to being raised with sitting through Moses and the Ten Commandments on ABC every Easter night. It’s also the first movie I heard of to be … Continue reading

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I finally bought or replaced the Apple TV at my house

I grew tired of watching The Mandolorian on my portable and the Disney+ App hasn’t been created for Vizio-brand TVs. Given my profession, you need to watch the hit Star Wars-based show immediately because co-workers are bad at withholding spoilers! Hooking the device … Continue reading

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Firstborn: 35 years later, still great

Darned Hulu, finding favorite movies of mine with a looming deadline! I’ve also come to suspect that if the movie is getting yanked from the service in a few days, they’ve reduced its bandwidth or something. Every time, be it 1984 or … Continue reading

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The Wandering Earth or 流浪的地球: 掷骰子

While Endgame and Captain Marvel tally up as the biggest globally grossing movies of 2019, this Chinese attempt at mainstream Science Fiction/Disaster Porn is in third place thanks to China buying 99% of the tickets; it’s not market size, it’s the limited … Continue reading

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Children of Men: a cautionary tale we’re ignoring

I think this movie did pretty poorly at the box office because Dystopian films tend to fail when they’re released between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Can’t even remember why I didn’t see it sooner but it popped up on … Continue reading

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1988: The Naked Gun, still holds up

Another entry for the Lost Tales or “Steve didn’t post this in a timely fashion.” In the end, does anyone really care? Maybe. I really wanted to get my recollection posted closer to the New Year because that’s when I saw this … Continue reading

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The Little Hours

I’m a 100 percent certain the Catholic Church condemned this movie but it’s 2019 so nobody gives a crap, even the majority of practicing Catholics. Those denominations which hate or skewer Catholicism wouldn’t be fans neither, thanks to the nudity. … Continue reading

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Split

With Glass coming out in January and it being a sequel to Unbreakable and this, I modified our Amazon Prime account to have Cinemax for one week (free) to find how Split connects the other two. Personally I have left M. Night for dead … Continue reading

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1984: Still holds up and remains a warning

Part two of three on showing Marx’s influence to celebrate his 200th birthday is the movie 1984, which also was Richard Burton’s last performance. There were many jokes made about the film’s release…the Spring of 1985. If you stayed to watch … Continue reading

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Hellraiser, not very scary but a tad gross

Hulu offered this up and I decided to see what made Pinhead a cultural touchstone. Sadly, he and his fellow Cenobites barely appear in it. The movie is more centered around the puzzlebox’s first known victim Frank who is torn … Continue reading

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Bananas, still funny despite it being made by a pervert

Another Hulu gem I grabbed before it expired and since the last time I watched it, I was a Tweener back in Springfield, IL, so the early Eighties on HBO probably. I wanted to see if the humor held up … Continue reading

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Kill the Irishman

Another movie which came and went in theaters before I got a chance to see it way back in 2011. Thanks to Hulu I caught it before the streaming service’s time to offer this expired. Irishman is loosely based upon … Continue reading

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Beyond the Gates

I think I need to make a new category of movie. Namely for those I often see trailers for (via Apple’s site, at Alamo, Hulu, etc.) and then they never play at any theaters around Austin. Including the Great Hills … Continue reading

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