Let’s Review

Posted on December 21, 2011

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I really do want to talk about the new season of Leverage, but this week let’s review.

Learning from Movies

  1. Indiana Jones franchise
  2. Aliens
  3. Die Hard
  4. Big Trouble in Little China
  5. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension
  6. Hudson Hawk
  7. Rocky franchise
  8. Tremors
  9. Conan the Barbarian
  10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  11. Ronin
  12. Major League
  13. Bull Durham
  14. Kelly’s Heroes
  15. The Magnificent Seven
  16. El Dorado
  17. The Replacements
  18. Office Space
  19. Secondhand Lions
  20. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  21. Red Sun
  22. Under the Rainbow

Then we pick up at Forces of Geek:
23. The Longest Day
24. Deep Rising
25. The Addams Family
26. The Princess Bride
26. Smokey and the Bandit
27. Kick-Ass
28. Time Bandits
29. How to Train Your Dragon
30. I missed this week. Still aiming for 52 weeks, but I guess that will take longer than I thought.
31. Silverado
32. Mad Max: The Road Warrior
33. The Mummy
34. Robin and the 7 Hoods
35. Fletch
36. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
37. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
38. It Might Get Loud
39. Grosse Pointe Blank
40. The Blues Brothers
41. Yellow Submarine
42. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
43. Evil Dead 2
44. Dodgeball
45. Get Shorty
46. The Big Lebowski
47. Jackie Brown
48. True Romance
49. Dude, Where’s My Car?
50. Get Him to the Greek

Just Look Away

  1. Against the Dark
  2. Give ‘Em Hell, Malone
  3. Armed Response
  4. Shaolin vs Evil Dead 2: Ultimate Power
  5. Steele Justice
  6. Eliminators
  7. Megapython vs. Gatoroid
  8. Tremors
  9. Gone in 60 Seconds
  10. Leviathan
  11. Circle of Iron
  12. Mother
  13. Marshal Law
  14. Sherlock Holmes
  15. Red Sonja
  16. Highlander II: The Quickening
  17. Latitude Zero
  18. Hobo with a Shotgun
  19. Timebomb
  20. R.O.T.O.R.
  21. Sunset
  22. Sucker Punch

And at Forces of Geek, there is…
23. Lifeforce
24. McHale’s Navy
25. Red Riding Hood
26. Blade: Trinity
27. Battle Beyond the Stars
28. Hot Tub Time Machine
29. Skyline
30. Year One
31. The Chase
32. Every Which Way but Loose
33. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
34. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
35. Clash of the Titans
36. Dungeons and Dragons
37. Your Highness
38. The Last Airbender
39. The Hangover Part II
40. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
41. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
42. Rage of Honor
43. Route 666
44. Halloween Round-Up (Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Planet Terror, Deathproof, Route 666, Idle Hands, Slither, The Feeding, The Call of Cthulhu, Lo, and Vampire Killers)
45. Be Cool
46. Prowl
47. We skipped a week.
48. Psychomania
49. Keaton’s Cop
50. Dynamite Warrior

Television

  • House, M.D. – Nope, still dumped. Still not seeing any reason to go back to it.
  • Psych – Wow, this season is going strong. We really like how the relationship between Shawn and Juliet grounds his character. We’re very happy. Sticking.
  • Ringer – Not even my wife will watch it anymore. Dumped.
  • Haven – Even the Christmas special was good (not as good as Eureka, but better than Warehouse 13). Sticking.
  • NCIS – Although I really like where they’re going with Tony, this show is on the bubble for me. I’m not sure why we’re still watching. Maybe its ultra-conservative message is finally rubbing me the wrong way.
  • Person of Interest – This show gained strength through the season. The final episode did some things that really needed to be done, and I’m glad they had the balls to do those things, and do them well. Sticking.
  • Burn Notice – I have to admit, the last episode of the season overwhelmed me a bit. In retrospect, though, Jesse still lacks a focus. Adding Dean Cain and Kristanna Loken to the episode was just stunt casting (still – glad to see both of them). Having Loken’s character betray the team was way too predictable. I really thought the betrayal would come from Jesse, and that would make narrative sense of his character. Still on the bubble.
  • Covert Affairs – This season seemed like they were housecleaning and getting ready for a new direction. Annie Walker killed an enemy agent in the line of duty, and that changes things for her. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s next. Sticking.
  • Supernatural – I can’t say too much in case you’re not caught up with the season, but with the fate of a favorite character in the balance, we’re totally sticking.

Summary

Three more weeks! Three more weeks! Can you tell how excited I am? 52 weeks of two posts about movies feels like an accomplishment.

There’s still more TV to talk about, including Leverage and Terra Nova.

See you next week!

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