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


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.

Friday, August 17, 2018

GLOW 2.05

Perverts Are People, Too

The show is on the rocks, the show within the show is in danger of getting canceled. A network executive shows an interest in the show but seems to be more interested in scoring with Zoya (Ruth). When he tries she runs off. Debbie isn't very understanding when Ruth tells her about what happened. Sam, Bash, and Debbie were supposed to have a meeting with the same network executive the next day. He cancels the meeting with them and moves the show to 2 AM after Ruth's disappearing act.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Justice League 1.04

Injustice for All

Part 1

Lex Luthor tries taking down Superman with a piece of Kryptonite. Superman turns out to be Martian Manhunter in disguise. J'onn reveals his real identity after Luthor spills the beans about a crime he committed. Green Lantern and Batman join the fight. Luthor escapes but is captured (by Superman) after he experiences chest pains and loses control of his escape vehicle. Lex is checked out by a doctor, before he is sent to prison. He finds out that he has a rare form of blood poisoning that comes from prolonged exposure to Kryptonite. There is no cure. Luthor blames Superman for his condition.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Luke Cage 2.02

Straighten It Out

Luke is still stunned over the fact that a Judas bullet didn't hurt him. Bobby Fish arranges for a test of his abilities. They don't test Luke's invulnerability. Instead they test his speed, strength, and leaping abilities. A crowd gathers during the tests which happen on an open field. A couple of the observers are ESPN reporters, Jemele Hill and Michael Smith. I'm familiar with them from a couple podcasts appearances.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

UnReal 3.02


Serena continues to do things her way. This enrages Quinn and causes the men to lose interest. She beats them all in a game of poker. Chet suggests to Serena that she should try a different tact if she wants to have any success with the guys. Madison chimes into agree with Chet. Serena decides to give their approach a try and tries being more deferential.

Friday, August 3, 2018

GLOW 2.04

Mother of All Matches

Debbie and Tammé get ready for their big fight, each in their own way. Tammé goes to visit her son at Stanford. He finds out about her wrestling career and insists on coming back to Los Angeles for the big match. He is very concerned after discovering the name of her character, Welfare Queen. Debbie flips out when Mark, her ex-husband, has his secretary call her to find out what sort of bed she has. Debbie tears apart the bed clothes and then decides to sell the bed. Debbie doesn't feel satisfied and winds up selling almost everything she owns, and forgets to pick up their son from daycare.