Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (2014)

Blu-ray-Osleeve_Template [Converted]Director: Jeff Tremaine

Writers: Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, & Jeff Tremaine

(Story by Fax Bahr, Adam Small, & Jeff Tremaine)

I thought Bad Grandpa was OK but definitely my least favorite of the Jackass series.  This is really a glorified DVD extra mixing deleted scenes and subplots with behind the scenes stories.  It was fun seeing Catherine Keener and Spike Jonze in makeup, stuff that was pretty much all deleted from the final film, but really this could’ve just been included on the regular set.

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Sabotage (2014)

SabotageDirector: David Ayer

Writers: Skip Woods and David Ayer

Ugh the macho dialogue in this movie made me cringe.  Everyone also has “cool” codenames like “Breacher”, “Monster”, “Grinder”, “Neck”, and “Tripod”.  Super bloody and super dumb.

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The Long Goodbye (1973)

The Long GoodbyeDirector: Robert Altman

Writers: Leigh Brackett

(Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler)

First time seeing this and I loved it!  I haven’t seen a ton of Altman but what I have seen I thought was great (MASH, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Short Cuts) so I should go through and see more.

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The Believer (2002)

kinopoisk.ruDirector: Henry Bean

Writer: Henry Bean

(Story by Henry Bean & Mark Jacobson)

Strong performance!  This Gosling kid has a future!  Fascinating story filmed really low budget, rough and raw.  I thought it was good.

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Saved! (2004)

SAVED ¥ Comp. 1.4 ¥ 04.26.04Director: Brian Dannelly

Writers: Brian Dannelly & Michael Urban

Could have benefited with a little more bite to it.  Pulls back in the last act and tries to be diplomatic and nice.  Very stilted performances as well.  Overall fine I guess.

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Darkman (1990)

DarkmanDirector: Sam Raimi

Writers: Chuck Pfarrer and Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and Daniel Goldin & Joshua Goldin

(Story by Sam Raimi)

I thought Oz: The Great and Powerful was OK but this kind of Raimi is what I love just totally nuts and slapsticky.  Looking forward to him getting back to that.  This isn’t my favorite of his stuff by any stretch but it is still fun.

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Repo Man (1984)

Repo ManDirector: Alex Cox

Writer: Alex Cox

Criterion put out a really kick ass set of this movie on Blu-Ray.  Great transfer and extras and the packaging has art by Tyler Stout.  Top notch treatment for this strange little movie.

 

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