Monday, September 24, 2018

Cowboy Bebop 1.12

Jupiter Jazz (Part 1)

Faye runs off with the money. Ed does some online searching for her and turns up something linked to Spike's past. Jet tries to argue with his partner but Spike takes off in search of Julia and Vicious (last seen in 1.05 - Ballad of the Fallen Angels). Spike doesn't have much luck searching for Julia on Jupiter. One person he meets tells him that someone named Gren might know where to find Julia.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas
Directed by Lewis Milestone

Sam (Van Heflin) accidentally stops in the town where he grew up, a town that he hasn't seen since he left 18 years before. He meets Toni (Lizabeth Scott), a woman fresh out of prison, and looks up an old acquaintance Walter O'Neil (Kirk Douglas) who is now the district attorney. He soon discovers that his old friends, including Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck), the woman with whom he had planned to run away when they were teens, aren't too happy to see him.

Martha and Walter are now married. She doesn't seem terribly happy or in love with Walter. She seems more interested in Sam and is concerned (as is Walter) that he has returned to town to blackmail them. Toni is caught of the middle of all this just as Sam is caught in the middle of the unhappily married couple.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Luke Cage 2.05

All Souled Out

Luke gets sued by Cockroach who is willing to settle out of court for $100,000. Luke doesn't have the money but he lets Foggy Nelson, his lawyer, talk him into doing a personal appearance for a fee. Piranha hires Luke to hang out at a party. He just wants Luke to hang out, smile, and pose for pictures.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Justice League 1.A

Disc 2 - Special Features

Inside Justice League
10 minutes

A round table discussion with Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Dan Riba, Rich Fogel, and moderator Jason Hillhouse. It runs about 10 minutes. They talk about how the show came to be, some the challenges and missteps, and their favorite episodes from Season 1.

The Look of Justice League
4 minutes

Bruce Timm talks about how they created and updated the designs of the main characters from the comic books and earlier cartoons for Justice League.

Storyboards: The Blueprint for Justice
8 minutes

Dan Riba and Bruce Timm talk about the transition from storyboards to animation.


Bruce Timm looks different in all three of the features. In one he has very short hair and glasses. In the other two he has a full head of hair but no glasses. In one he has a goatee.

All three of the features can be found online for free.

They are all fun to watch. If I have any complaint it is that I wish they were longer, provided more examples, and were presented a little more slowly.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

UnReal 3.05


August tries to blackmail Quinn. He doesn't like the direction things are headed. It's clear to him that Serena knows about what he did with Quinn and that she's no longer interested in him. Rachel does what she can to get him in even more trouble. August can see what's going on but it doesn't look good for him.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Miami Blues (1989)

Starring Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Fred Ward; Directed by George Armitage; Based on the novel (of the same name) by Charles Willeford

Junior (Baldwin) is a restless soul who can't seem to and doesn't want to settle down. He makes ends meet by stealing from others in various ways. Sergeant Hoke Moseley (Ward) of the Miami Police Department gets on his trail after Junior assaults someone and that person dies. Junior is a little too quick for Mosely, and before the homicide detective knows it Junior beats him up, steals his badge, his gun, and his false teeth.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

GLOW 2.07

Nothing Shattered

Ruth's ankle is broken. Debbie doesn't know what to say. She's incapable of apologizing. Everyone else is supportive. Russell and Sam almost knock heads over Ruth. Russell puts down the camera and carries Ruth out of the ring. Sam does not approve, but why doesn't he approve? He insists that Ruth has to stick around even if she will miss wrestling in the last four episodes of the season.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Justice League 1.06

War World

Part 1

Superman and Martian Manhunter are far from Earth, near Saturn, trying to prevent an asteroid from continuing on a path that will cause it to collide with Earth when something goes wrong. They have attached two giant rockets to the asteroid to move it. When the rockets are ignited they cause a chain reaction which causes the asteroid to explode. The two heroes are knocked unconscious.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Luke Cage 2.04

I Get Physical

Luke gets up after getting knocked down by Bushmaster. They fight but Bushmaster is too much for Luke. He is too fast and too strong. He also caught Luke by surprise. The fight ends when Bushmaster knocks him out. Insult is added to injury when the whole fight is caught on video and broadcast across the internet.

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


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.