Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Fall Guy 1.10

Licensed to Kill (Part 2)

Colt meets up with Howie at the Temple of the Rising Sun. Howie has brought Ryker with him. Ryker was shot and is in bad shape. He tells Colt that he needs to contact Agent Bradshaw of the FBI. Colt suggests that Bradshaw might be the one leaking information to Salem. Ryker insists that Bradshaw is clean and that it is Lieutenant Commander Carlson who has been working for Salem.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cowboy Bebop 1.14

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Bebop bounty hunters are on the trail of someone (or maybe a gang of someones) that are robbing the interstellar toll booths. They are not alone in searching for these bandits. They catch many of the people known to have stolen money via the toll booths but none of them have the money they stole or much information about how it was done. The criminal mastermind behind it all remains on the loose.

Friday, October 26, 2018

GLOW 2.10

Every Potato Has a Receipt

I have no idea what the title refers to. Maybe I should watch it again?

This is it. This is the season finale. It is not a short episode. There's a fair amount of wrestling. The women even get to wrestle some men..

Star Wars: Clone Wars 3.13


Count Dooku turns to the nightsisters for a replacement for Asajj Ventress. He doesn't know that Ventress is still alive or that the nightsisters are helping her in her quest for revenge, since Dooku left her to die.

Ventress travels to the far side of Dathomir. She selects several men from the same race as Darth Maul. She tests them, killing them one by one until there are just two. They are brothers. She selects the stronger of the two. The nightsisters work their magic on him. They make him bigger and stronger. Ventress tests his loyalty and her control over him by commanding him to kill his brother, which he does.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Phil Silvers Show 1.02

The Empty Store

Bilko is broke. He has to cook up a scheme to win back the money he lost to the other sergeants. He is locked out of playing poker with them until he has some cash. He rents an empty store near Fort Baxter. He doesn't fill it with anything. The other sergeants get curious. They know he is up to something. They want in on the store venture.

Bilko doesn't seem to have any plans for the store but that doesn't dissuade the other sergeants from insisting that they be able to buy their way into the store. In the end he sells each of them a third of the store, which leaves them with an empty store.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Among the Living (1941)

Starring Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Harry Carey, Frances Farmer
Directed by Stuart Heisler

John Raden (Dekker) returns to the town where he grew up, for his father's funeral. It is then that he discovers that his twin brother, whom he thought was dead, is still alive. Paul is alive and a bit crazy. He murders the servant who has been taking care of him and then wanders into town. Paul becomes a fugitive after he murders a woman. A mob goes looking for Paul after John posts a reward for his brother's capture, dead or alive. The mob mistakes John for Paul and almost lynches him.

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Starring Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carol Landis
Directed by Bruce Humberstone

Frankie Christopher (Mature) is accused of murdering Vicky Lynn (Landis). He was found standing over the body by Jill Lynn (Grable) her sister. NYPD Detective Ed Cornell (Laird Cregar) ignores evidence that indicates someone else murdered Vicky. He continues to investigate the case as if Frankie is the lead suspect.

Friday, October 19, 2018

GLOW 2.09


Rosalie, Justine's mother, comes to town looking for her daughter. Ruth is there when Rosalie shows up. Sam doesn't want her to take Justine away but he doesn't know what to do. Ruth wants to go but Sam asks her to stick around. There is lots of shouting, most of it between Rosalie and Justine. Justine goes with Billy to the dance, in a dress. She wasn't planning on dressing up for the dance but now that her mother's there, she does. It is almost as if she is doing it just to spite her mother.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry Thomas, Jonathan Winters, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine
Directed by Stanley Kramer

A man is running from the police. He crashes his car. He's mortally wounded but before he dies he tells the eight people who get to him (before the police) about the stolen money he hid.

Rather than tell the police about what the dead man said they lie to the police. After they leave they each start to make a bee line for the money. They pick up a few additional people along the way. They don't realize it but the police have them all under surveillance.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Perfect Weapon (1991)

Starring Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hartigay, Dante Basco, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Directed by David C. Wilson

Jeff Sanders (Speakman) returns to his old neighborhood in Santa Fe to visit Kim (Mako), a friend who served with Jeff's father in the Vietnam War. Kim is in the process of being shaken down by the local crime boss who wants his help in moving heroin. When Kim refuses he is executed by Tanaka, the local crime boss' enforcer.

Jeff is then tricked by Yung (Hong), the man behind Kim's murder, into targeting the wrong man. It is only with the assistance of a teenage boy (Basco) that Jeff avoids killing the wrong man and captures Yung.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cowboy Bebop 1.13

Jupiter Jazz (Part 2)

Gren tells Faye about how he and Vicious served together in the war on Titan. He also tells her about what happened to him after they parted ways, how he went to prison, and how he got to be the way he is now. He suspects that Vicious is at least partly responsible for his arrest.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Blame It on Rio (1984)

Starring Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore
Directed by Stanley Donen

Matt (Caine) has a fling with Jennifer (Johnson), his best friend's teenage daughter. They are in Rio de Janeiro on vacation at the time. Karen (Harper), Matt's wife, was originally supposed to go with them but she changes her mind at the last minute. Matt and Victor still go with their teenage daughters, Jennifer and Nicole. Jennifer throws herself at Matt and he gives in. Victor finds out that Jennifer is sleeping with an older man but doesn't know his name. He asks Matt to find out who the man is. Matt holds out for a while but finally tells Victor that he is the older man. Soon thereafter Matt learns that Victor has a secret of his own.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Star Wars: Clone Wars 3.12


Act 1

Darth Sidious order Count Dooku to kill his apprentice, Asajj Ventress, Dooku tries to argue but Sidious insists. Ventress is in the middle of a big battle and fighting with Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker when Dooku informs her of her fate. He then sends droids to destroy the battleship where she is fighting with the Jedi. Ventress is injured but like the Jedis she manages to escape the battleship before it is destroyed.

GLOW 2.08

The Good Twin

Usually this show is about the behind the scenes of GLOW. This episode is presented as the actual GLOW TV show. There is some wrestling and lots of little skits. The thread that runs throughout this episode is that Zoya still has Liberty Belle's daughter, Savannah Rose. Zoya tries to get Olga, her twin sister, to help her sell Savannah Rose. Olga is the good twin. Instead of helping her sister she helps Liberty Belle find Savannah Rose.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Fall Guy 1.09

License to Kill (Part 1)

Colt and Howie travel to Hawaii to track down Ryker, a man who has skipped bail in California. Ryker turns out to be a CIA agent who is on the trail of Salem, a terrorist. Colt and Howie are arrested by the Honolulu PD when they arrive in Hawaii. They are bailed out by Lieutenant Commander Bonnie Carlson USN, an old friend of Colt's. Agent Bradshaw of the FBI also visits the police department to interrogate Colt and Howie but he just misses them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Starring Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall
Written and Directed by John Hughes

Five teens spend a Saturday afternoon in the library of their high school. They are not there by choice. It is punishment. They arrive as five strangers but leave as friends. They, one of them in particular, butt heads with Vernon, the teacher who is responsible for keeping an eye on them.

I have a lot of history with this movie. It was the first R rated movie that I saw in the movie theater, but not the first one I saw. I think that honor goes to Conan the Barbarian. This movie came out a month before my 15th birthday. My mother took me and my brother to see it. I have seen it a number of times since then. I don't love it. I like it. It has it's moments but there are also some scenes that feel forced.