Monthly Archives: July 2014

Living on Netflix: Assault on Wall Street

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Is the whole Uwe Boll thing over yet?  Do people still give him shit for being a bad filmmaker?  Well far be it from me to avoid a bandwagon, so let’s take a look at one of his more recent films!  Who knows?  Maybe the guy has improved in the last few years!  You want to find out if he did?  Then keep reading!

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Living on Netflix: American Mary

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This is going to be an interesting one.  A horror movie that isn’t found footage!?  A horror movie that’s not a sequel or remake!?  A horror movie with a plot and characters!?  No wonder this only got a limited theatrical release.  American Mary is the second film by the Soska twins whose prior film was a student project called “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” so that might give us a clue of what we’re in for with this one.  Is their sophomore effort any good?  Keep reading to find out!

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Living on Netflix: Homefront

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Starring Jason “fist with an accent” Statham, written by Sylvester “I wrote Rocky a long time ago” Stallone, and has James “I’m James Franco” Franco as an evil redneck.  This sounds like the recipe for a down and dirty southern classic right?  Well there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to keep reading!

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Living on Netflix: Escape from Tomorrow

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One of the biggest oddities of 2013 is this independent film that was shot inside Disney World (and Disney Land) without anyone from Disney knowing about it.  What was made from that footage is supposed to be one of the most bizarre and inflammatory films to ever try and get one over on the Mouse House.  I’ve been waiting to see this movie for a long time, and I’m SO glad that Netflix picked it up.  Is it any good?  Read on to find out!

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Living on Netflix: Flight

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Robert Zemeckis’s triumphant return to live action movies hit with a bang.  Hailed as one of the best movies of 2012, Flight is the emotional tale of Denzel Washington trying to win another Oscar in this remake of Leaving Las Vegas.  That’s how I see it at least.  Did I like the movie?  Keep reading to find out!

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Living on Netflix: We Are What We Are

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When I first saw the trailer for this, I knew I had to see it. The premise was great; it looked atmospheric, and appeared to have the right mix of craziness and seriousness that can turn your standard horror movie in a bone chilling masterpiece.  Does it live up to the hype?  Read on to find out!

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Living on Netflix: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

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Everyone likes Hoodwinked, right?  It was clever, unexpected, and looked pretty good considering how astoundingly low its budget was.  It was a real sleeper hit that ended up grossing over one hundred million dollars at the box office (factoring in international as well as domestic).  So naturally, a sequel was planned… that came out five years later.  Not only that, but it was a terrible piece of garbage according to critics.  Well hell, I’m sure you guys like to see me in pain, so why don’t we give this one a shot?

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Living on Netflix: Dexter (Series Finale)

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Dexter ended its eight season run last year, and I finally caught up with it.  What follows is not just a review of that final episode, but an overview of the entire series.  If it’s not obvious yet, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!!!

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Living on Netflix: American Horror Story (Episode 1)

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I’ve heard a lot of good things about this show.  It’s supposed to be a mash up of many kinds of horror elements into one series, and each season is its own self-contained story.  With a 12 episode season to explain what is going on, I think it has real potential to go in depth with what is going bump in the night, which is a pretty unique angle in horror.  Not often do we spend a lot of time with the person or entity terrorizing the heroes.  Sure, we have characters like Hannibal Lecture, Norman Bates, and even Freddy Kruger to an extent, but going into how the monster was made is something that a television show can deliver that an hour and a half movie can’t.  With that in mind, let’s get this started.

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