Monday, September 3, 2018

Teen Wolf (1985)

Starring Michael J. Fox
Directed by Rod Daniel

Scott Hampton's life is turned upside down when he discovers that he is a werewolf, a teen wolf, as it were. He does his best to keep it a secret from everyone but eventually everyone finds out when he changes in the middle of a basketball game. He is a much better basketball player when he is hairier. His ability gets the team all the way to the championship but no one seems to like him anymore especially his teammates.

I don't know what to make of the movie. The plot is nonexistent. It feels more like a string of gags strung together, and not very good ones at that, than it does a movie.

UnReal 3.04

Confront

It looks like Passport to Dance, Jay's proposed show is getting the green light. Things never move that fast but in the reality of the show it seems to be the case. A couple problems arise over the course of the episode. Jay wanted Xavier, his boyfriend, to hosr the new show but Quinn wants Alexi to be the host. Guess who that fight? Later in the episode Jay finds out that Alexi likes to snort coke. His coke habit probably explains in part his wild behavior. Jay bribes Alexi with more coke after he loses interest in hosting Passport to Dance. Jay does not look like he is comfortable being his provider but he still does it.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

GLOW 2.06

Work the Leg

The women of GLOW work extra hard to prepare for their next match. Justine invites Ruth to a showing of Gina the Machina, one of Sam's movies. Debbie loses her cool after seeing her Mark, her ex, with his new girlfirend.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dead Reckoning (1947)

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott
Directed by John Cromwell

Rip Murdock (Bogart) heads to Gulf City in search of a friend who went AWOL after they returned from WWII. The friend turns up dead but Murdock still wants to know why he disappeared and what his connection is to Dusty Chandler (Scott), an old flame of his friend. Rip finds out that his friend was wanted for murder, for killing Chandler's husband, before he enlisted. Before you know it Rip is trying to clean up the mess by taking on the owner of a nightclub and falling hard for Dusty.

Is this movie great? No. It feels kind of slapped together. the elements are all there but it just doesn't do it for me the way I want it to. The only people I would recommend it to are completists of one sort or another who want to see every noir film or every Humphrey Bogart movie or something else along those lines.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Justice League 1.05

Paradise Lost

Part One

Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island to visit Queen Hippolyta, her mother, only to discover that her mother and all the other Amazons have been turned to stone. Wonder Woman agrees to find three relics for Felix Faust, the villain who turned her mother and fellow Amazons to stone. She does not ask for help from the League. She finds the first relic in a museum. A giant statue comes to life when she tries to take the relic. It tries to kill her. Superman shows up, after the fight is over and the statue has been destroyed. Wonder Woman wants to continue on her quest solo but Superman insists on calling in the others.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Luke Cage 2.03

Wig Out

Cockroach lives. Luke didn't kill him. He's just in really bad shape. Misty is the first cop on the scene. She talks to Luke but doesn't arrest him or take him in for questioning. Her colleagues and her boss are less than thrilled with this call.

Shades shows up at Mariah's home unexpectedly. She is having a meal with her daughter. Mariah chases him off.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

UnReal 3.03

Clarity

Rachel and Quinn continue to butt heads over the direction the show is headed. Quinn has the ultimate say and lets Rachel know that from here on out Serena will be produced by Madison. It doesn't last but it ultimately it causes a confrontation between Quinn and Rachel.