I Saw the Devil #Netflix365

I Saw the Devil is a Korean movie about a serial/spree killer who kills the wife of a “secret agent”.  The police can not find out or catch the murderer but the agent finds him handily.  Does he then kill him in revenge or take him into custody? No a weird game of “cat and mouse” begins.  Who ends up being the bigger “big bad” in the film, the obvious killer or the agent who catches the killer, beats him severely then lets him go?  My problem with the movie is that each time the agent lets the killer go, more people die, these victims may not have died if the killer was brought to justice to begin with.  So the good parts are that it is a fairly original tale of revenge with lots of violence and gore, the bad part is that there is no one to root for because both of the main characters are not worth cheering for.  There is one scene where a person gets their Achilles tendon cut, gory but not scary, a better scene would be in a movie called Pet Semetary where a little kid is hiding under the bed with a scalpel and cuts Herman Munsters (Fred Gwynne) heel.  Good stuff.  So if you do not mind subtitles and enjoy violence and gore check out I Saw the Devil.

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Bag of Bones #Netflix365

Stephen King has always been one of my favorite authors.  With the exception of some the books do not always translate well in to film (Langoliers, Night Shift).  Bag of Bones was made for TV for A&E Television.  My expectation was low but excited anyway.  The program done in two parts staring Pierce Brosnan, has great production value and was better than expected.  If you like Uncle Stevie and would like to see a modern ghost story than see (read) Bag of Bones.

The Ten #Netflix365

Due to my previous movie selections the award winning Netflix intuitive queue suggested that I might enjoy The Ten.  The Ten is a satirical skit type movie of ten stories based on each of the Ten Commandments.  So because I have been watching programs with Paul Rudd and Ken Marino, The Ten was chosen.  In this case the Netflix queue made a good suggestion, the movie is funny and irreverent, but sometimes tedious.  If you like the comedy troops of The State, Upright Citizens Brigade, Reno 911 and Children’s Hospital, you will not only see many familiar faces but enjoy the style of comedy that is similar between all the groups.

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The Last Man on Earth #Netflix365

Vincent Price is synonymous with the classic horror genre and all things macabre.  The Last Man on Earth is one of my favorites. Set in a world where a virus turns everyone into zombie/vampire types, Vincent Price is one of the only “human” survivors trying to find a cure and survive.  Does this sound familiar?  It should it was remade in 1971 as The Ωmega Man staring Charlton Heston.  The Heston charactor is much cooler and stylized.  Still sounding familiar?  In 2007 Will Smith starred in a movie called I Am Legend, virus, zombie/vampires, survive, find a cure.  Of the three I think that Last Man was good, Omega was fun and Legend was just okay.  What you might want to do is read the book that all three movies were based on, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

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Diggers #Netflix365 @KenMarino

Today was Diggers, yes another Paul Rudd movie, a group of friends who happen to be clam diggers face the loss of one in their group.  The movie is a period piece set in 1976.  From what I remember of the seventies, the production was excellent. I say what I remember because I was only 4 and 5 in 1976, which still makes me old but not that old.  The story has a large focus on the Paul Rudd character but the role that stole the show was played by Ken Marino who happened to also write the film.  If you do not know who Ken Marino is you can watch Veronica Mars, Children’s Hospital, and many other shows/movies.  When you see him you will be like “Oh, that guy”.  My favorite Ken Marino character is Ron Donald in Party Down.

So today I do recommend Diggers but I also recommend anything with Ken Marino.

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Chop #Netflix365

“Do you know what stumpin’ is?” and you know you do, watch Chop, an independent “horror” “comedy”.  The movie is a “revenge” movie where Lance is tasked with figuring out what he did to the “Stranger” and until he does he is tortured.  One of the best lines was “Have you ever been shot with a tranquilizer gun?” “No why?” Being tranquilized happens often and when Lance wakes up there is a new torture placed upon him.

This is a very “fun” film (do not let the quotation marks scare you they are just for literary effect), see this film.

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo #Netflix365

In this case I did read the book the girl with the dragon tattoo (kind of ). I began the book and was bored out of my mind, I could not finish.

Just like the book the movie had a very slow start. Unlike the book I stuck it out and was satisfied with the conclusion.

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William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet #Netflix365

What could be more cool than interpretive dance and spoken word about the guy who played Captain Kirk? Nothing. Henry Rollins and Ben Folds contribute.

United States of Tara #Netflix365

Watched an episode of United States of Tara on my phone with the Netflix app. If you have not seen check it out. If you do not have the Netflix app check that out too.

I also wrote this post from my phone using the WordPress app.

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Young Adult #Netflix365

“You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time – back home to the escapes of Time and Memory.” Thomas Wolfe

Charlize Theron figured this out in the movie Young Adult that also contains a great performance by Patten Oswalt.  A 37 year old writer goes home, partly to regain her youth and partly as a cry for help.  Depression and alcohol contribute to the writers folly of returning her home town where some things changed and some things remained the same.  For a large part of the film you hate the writer because she was the type that never had to try and had everything handed to her because of her looks and popularity.  There is a point when this changes, she is in a book store trying to get one of the books that she has written.  The clerk states that they have their own special place, a clearance table, the writer begins to autograph the books and the clerk states that the books will be worthless to the store because now they could not be returned for a refund from the publisher.  So I guess that would have been rock bottom for most people.

Finally after a few days of not so great movies I was fortunate enough to watch Young Adult on DVD.

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