2012 #120 - Louis CK: Live at the Beacon
My third time watching it. Still one of the best comedy specials in the last couple of years. Louis CK is the philosopher of our time. Go and buy the thing if you haven’t already. It’s only 5 bucks. It did so well, I know other comedians will be trying it out. I think Jim Gaffigan is one already dipping his toes because Louis CK proved it could be done.
2012 #119 - Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Watched this again, my number 10 film of 2011, this time with Danyell. An official review for the DVD is forthcoming, but I just love this film more and more every time I watch it. Can’t wait to see Jose Padilha’s Robocop.
2012 #118 - Invasion of Alien Bikini
I really wanted to like this. I wrote about it at CriterionCast. You can see exactly what I thought about it there.
2012 #117 - A Cat In Paris
I really dug it. I wrote all about it at CriterionCast. Let me know what you think.
2012 #116 - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
And what a journey it was. Kevin Clash is an amazing puppeteer. And his craftsmanship and determination to be the best is seen throughout this documentary. I laughed, I cried (a lot) and fell in love with Clash all over again. Especially Elmo, who is the main focal point of Sesame Street now. Clash’s sacrifices throughout his life and his daughter’s life is sad but the happiness he...
2012 #115 - Hot Fuzz
As I said earlier, Edgar Wright makes movies I love. And especially when I’m sick, they give me joy. This is a film I’ve spoken about a million times, so once more I’ll say that it’s a weird combination of action film, buddy cop film, comedy and slasher flick. And it works on all those levels. If you haven’t seen this yet… well, what are you waiting for?
2012 #114 - Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp...
Another documentary that was up on Instant Watch that was taken down recently, this one centers around the cantankerous writer extraordinaire Harlan Ellison, who isn’t afraid to speak his mind and sue your pants off if you’ve taken a story idea he wrote 20 or 30 years before. I love the guy, others hate his attitude, but he grew up fighting because he was weak to bullies. And...
2012 #113 - Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
I still adore this film. This is one of my sick day films now (which fall into the comfort territory). I think Edgar Wright is one of the best filmmakers in the world today and will always be a fan of his. This is just the ultimate comic book/video game/nerd reference movie and it still makes me smile, laugh and get excited every time I watch it. The Blu is essential to own.
2012 #112 - Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen
A fun little documentary, hosted by RuPaul, showing ‘gender benders’ (as they call it) in Hollywood. Spotlighting Tim Curry, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon and many others, it’s a fun look at something that has always been popular in entertainment. And it’s another doc that has John Landis talking in it. I can look away for a second and once I hear his voice, I’m just...
2012 #111 - The Mind of Mr. Soames
Wow. An amazing Amicus film that isn’t a horror film or anthology. Thanks to Brian Higgins, host of The Hammicus Podcast, one of my favorites around, for suggesting this film to cover on his show. You can listen to my horrible voice here. This is one that everyone should try to get their hands on. Terrance Stamp is a powerhouse here, as a man who was born into a coma and has been woken...
2012 #110 - Crossing The Line
I’m very interested in North Korea and any documentary that is made about or around the country. This is one I’ve been wanting to watch for years, about a former U.S. citizen and soldier who left his post during the Korean War and went to the North Korean side. And has lived there ever since. Intriguing, scary and emotional, it gives an even handed look at James J. Dresnok and the...
2012 #109 - Doctor Who: Snakedance
I’m backed up on my Tumblr, but I’m going to plow through the ton of things I’ve watched since pneumonia almost killed me and my better half. This was one of the many Doctor Who discs I got for Christmas, a first time watch for me. It was enjoyable, the second appearance of the villainous Mara from previous episode (Kinda), which I also got for the holidays. It’s an...