procrastinator’s picks – must see movies of 2016

And after a little extra delay, without further ado…

  1. Moonlight – So everyone has heard of this one by now and yes it’s good, the three sections combine to tell the story of a boy to man poignantly dealing with themes of identity, sexuality, race…
  2. Manchester by the Sea – Yep it’s a bummer and yep it’s worth watching, following Casey Affleck’s broken character as he returns home to care for his nephew.
  3. 20th Century Women – This one gets my coming of age vote for this year as Annette Bening turns to those around her to help raise her son, with a nice vibe set in ’79.
  4. Deadpool – I most enjoy Marvel when it’s good story, good action, and a good dose of humor and this one does just that, leaning heavy into the humor category, fun.
  5. Hell or High Water – Getting to know the bank robber brothers and the lawmen who follow them as things go down a path that they can’t return from, it’s hard to pick someone to root against.
  6. Hunt for the Wilderpeople – I wasn’t sure what I was getting into on this odd New Zealand boy and his foster father on the run from the law in the wilderness is oddly fun and touching.
  7. La La Land – I have noted this as the most overrated film of 2016, and while I was truly put off by the casting of non song and dance peeps in the leads, as well as a few other things, this still made an enjoyable escape via homage to musicals, though something like Sing Street was almost more fun.
  8. The Nice Guys – This buddy crime thriller flick has enough heart and humor to make the ride with Gosling and Crowe on their continued failures as they try to solve the crime that is of course more complicated without killing themselves or each other a bunch of fun.
  9. Arrival – As long as I don’t think too much about the plot of this film, I really appreciate the film-making and the slant on communication and humanity through a slightly new take on alien invasion (though yes big on aliens), it kept me engaged and intrigued.
  10. Nocturnal Animals – Ok I just watched this so that might be swaying me but I feel like this movie would be worth watching just for the visuals alone, though Ford also did a nice job weaving together the present ‘success,’ the naive past, with the fictional noir.

Order as always might be someone subjective and I have missed a few of the more talked about films this year (Lion, Fences, Hidden Figures, Paterson…) so no telling is those would make my personal list. For a gander at what other films critics are talking about check out Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.

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procrastinator’s picks – must see movies of 2015

A friend of mine and I were talking recently and wondering whether tv had just gotten better or if movies had also gotten worse. When I heard a critic say that there were a bunch of second best movies this year but not a best movie I thought that sounded appropriate. I was supposed to do my best movies list last week (or the week before, or the week before that…) but I just kept trying to watch movies to see if I was missing anything. Well I’ve seen my final addition to the list so here goes, order as always is somewhat arbitrary:

  1. Room/The Big Short – Together I think these might make up my favorite movie, the first I caught early before I knew anything about it or what anyone had to say (which for me almost always helps) and the performances by these two actors in a story that went beyond what you normally see on a kidnapped life was so moving, but what it had in small film amazing it might have lacked in big pic spectacle which I thought Big Short had in spades, a great ensemble cast bringing a big American moment to the screen in a way that was suspenseful and quite funny as it educated us on the crappy credit/housing market and I always love weird Christian Bale.
  2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – I’m a sucker for a well done small coming of age story and this poignant story won me over as we look at friendship, cancer, and movies.
  3. Spotlight – I’m not typically a huge fan of historical based films but this look at the specific time and the way the story was uncovered as well as the set of circumstances that held it back from surfacing earlier, with a cast that brought the intensity, drew me in.
  4. Sicario – Emily Blunt as the idealistic FBI agent getting in way over her head on a task force in the war on drugs was tension filled from start to finish, and not that I’d thought about it before but don’t mess with Benicio Del Toro.
  5. Ex Machina – Programmer Domhnall Gleeson gets the opportunity of a lifetime but he has no idea what he’s getting into but can you really believe what you see or hear when you’re talking to Artificial Intelligence, or its creator for that matter, captivating.
  6. Ant-Man – I generally enjoy the bringings from the Marvel universe as well as an origin story, and the comedic take lead by Paul Rudd in what was basically a sci fi heist flick of fun, who knew tiny ant powers could be so powerful.
  7. Carol – From the moment Rooney Mara sees Cate Blanchett we fell for her and watching them fall in love in a time and situation that aren’t going to allow it makes you want to follow them on their journey.
  8. The Martian – I was dreading seeing another Gravity but the tension on this was mixed with not only humor (and no this was not a comedy regardless of what the Golden Globes decided) and some space MacGyvering made Matt Damon pretty entertaining to watch.
  9. Anomalisa – This is a movie worth watching just because Charlie Kaufman doesn’t disappoint in creating yet another super odd flick and not just because it’s stop motion,

For a look at a bit of an overview of what I’ve seen about check out the critics’ list. What were your fave movies of the year?

 

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critic’s picks – must see movies of 2015

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Here’s a little round up of what some of the critics and award shows are saying are worth seeing. I’m trying to make up for lost time but not sure what I’m going to get to before I do my own top list, but in bold are what I’ve seen so far. Though I will tell you right now I don’t get why people are so on the Mad Max thing, I mean it was entertaining but… really?

  • 45 Years – SH
  • Anomalisa – DM, AOS
  • The Assassin – MD, FW
  • Beasts of No Nation – DM
  • The Big Short – MD, AOS, SH, CN, AA, AFI, BA, CC
  • Bridge of Spies – MD, AA, AFI, BA, CC
  • Brooklyn – DM, SH, BG, AA, CC
  • Call Me Lucky – DM
  • Carol – MD, AOS, SH, BG, AFI, BA, CC, CFC
  • Clouds of Sils Maria – Ti, CN
  • Creed – DM, AOS, Ti, CN
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl – MD, SH, FW
  • The Duke of Burgundy – FW
  • Ex Machina – DM, BG, Ti
  • The Fool – SH
  • The Hateful Eight – DM
  • Hitchcock/Truffant – FW
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams – Ti
  • In Jackson Heights – MD
  • Inside Out – AOS, BG, CN, AFI, CFC
  • It Follows – BG, CN
  • Iris – Ti
  • The Kindergarten Teacher – MD
  • The Look of Silence – SH, CN
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – DM, MD, AOS, BG, AA, AFI, CC, CFC, FW
  • The Man from UNCLE – Ti
  • The Martian – MD, AA, AFI, CC
  • Mustang – Ti
  • Nasty Baby – FW
  • Out 1: Noli Me Tangere – AOS
  • Phoenix – Ti
  • Queen of Earth – FW
  • Results – AOS
  • Revenant – AA, BA, CC, CFC
  • Room – DM, BG, CN, AA, AFI, CC
  • Sicario – CN, CC
  • Sixty Six – MD
  • Son of Saul – CN
  • Spotlight – AOS, SH, BG, Ti, CN, AA, AFI, BA, CC, CFC, FW
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – DM, BG, AFI, CC
  • Straight Outta Compton – AFI
  • Tangerine – SH, Ti
  • Taxi – AOS
  • Timbuktu – AOS, BG
  • Truth – SH
  • Welcome to Me – AOS

AA – Academy Award Nominations, AFI – American Film Institute, BA – BAFTA Nominations, CC – Critics Choice Nominations, CFC – Chicago Film Critics, FW – Flavorwire, SH – Stephen Holden for NYT, MD – Manohla Dargis for NYT, BG – Bill Goodykoontz for The Republic, DM – Drew McWeeny for Hitfix, CN – Chris Nashawaty for EW, AOS – A. O. Scott for NYT,  Ti – Time Magazine

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procrastinator picks – must see movies of 2014

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Looking back over this last year none of the faves really stood out for me so for my number one pick I went with what I remember actually enjoying. That’s not to say that if I made this list again any other day it wouldn’t come out quite differently. And though I didn’t see everything you can see what I did see from the critics’ picks.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy – I generally like a good comic book romp but this movie unburdened by any knowledge of the characters or stories managed to draw me into the world of the band of misfits led by the charming Chris Pratt.
  2. Whiplash – Seriously uncomfortable, this was the movie whose performances most stayed with me raising questions of the tutelage of greatness, and insanity put to a nice jazz track.
  3. Bad Words – I dig a random Jason Bateman and this flick hit the nail right on the head with an inappropriateness that was laughable and surprisingly touching.
  4. Skeleton Twins – Wiig and Hader looked into the past and the present of these estranged siblings with a realness and a randomness that brings them beyond their SNL sketches.
  5. Big Eyes – The period setting in the lovely San Francisco made the look at this unbelievable artistic duo and the woman behind the man in this odd rise to fame all the more compelling.
  6. Selma – Beautiful portrayals of King and those around him in this look back at the pivotal civil rights, I appreciate an historic drama that has me in disbelief of the activities for the right reasons.
  7. The Imitation Game – Smart and socially inept has become all the rage but this look at the mathematicians behind cracking code and the social mores of sexes and sexuality kept me engaged, and who doesn’t enjoy some Cumberbatch.
  8. Grand Budapest Hotel – While this wasn’t my favorite Wes flick it had the beautiful visual style and quirkiest of characters that will always keep me coming back.
  9. Edge of Tomorrow – Who doesn’t like a good action flick, and while I’m not the hugest of Cruise fans this movie strikes a great balance of action and the progression of story by repeating it over again in a way that isn’t repetitive.
  10. St Vincent – Bill Murray as a curmudgeon has become how I think of him but the dysfunctional daily life that he and his somewhat willing circle of folks leads to somewhat unexpected bad and good sentimental journey.

Any standouts for you this year?

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critics’ picks – must see movies of 2014

boyhood-posterMovies is always the last list I get to because so many movies come out after the year is technically over. I’ve seen a few. We’ll see if I get to move before I do my own list. Stay tuned.

  • American Sniper – AA, AFI, BA, MD
  • The Babadook – AOS
  • Beyond the Lights – MD
  • Birdman – AA, AFI, AOS, CC, CFC, EW, FW, G, IS, MD, RC
  • Boyhood – AA, AFI, AOS, CC, CFC, EW, FW, G, GG, IS, MD, RC
  • Citizenfour – AOS, RC
  • Cold in July – FW
  • Dear White People – AOS, FW
  • The Dog – MD
  • Edge of Tomorrow – MD
  • Foxcatcher – AFI, GG
  • Gloria – MD
  • Gone Girl – BA, CC, EW
  • Goodbye to Language – MD, RC
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – AA, CC, CFC, EW, G, MD, RC
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – EW
  • Ida – AOS
  • The Immigrant – FW
  • The Imitation Game – AA, AFI, BA, CC, GG
  • Inherent Vice – FW, MD
  • Interstellar – AFI, MD
  • Into the Woods – AFI
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune – EW, RC
  • The Lego Movie – RC
  • Leviathan – AOS
  • Life Itself – EW
  • Listen Up, Philip – AOS, MD
  • Love is Strange – AOS, G, IS
  • Lucy – RC
  • Manakamana – MD
  • Manila in the Claws of Light – MD
  • Mistaken for Strangers – FW
  • The Missing Picture – MD
  • Mr. Turner – AOS
  • National Gallery – MD
  • Nightcrawler – AFI, CC, RC
  • Paddington – BA
  • The Sacrament – MLS
  • Selma – AA, AFI, AOS, CC, EW, FW, GG, MD
  • Snowpiercer – EW, FW, MD
  • Takes of the Grim Sleeper – FW
  • The Theory of Everything – AA, BA, CC, GG
  • Top Five – MD
  • Unbroken – AFI, CC
  • Under the Skin – CFC, G
  • Violette – MD
  • We Are the Best! – AIS
  • Whiplash – AA, AFI, CC, CFC, EW, IS
  • Wild Tales – RC

AA – Academy Award Nominations, AFI, AOS – A. O. Scott for NYT, BA – BAFTA Nominations, CC – Critics Choice, CFC – Chicago Film Critics, EW, FW – Flavorwire, G – Gotham Awards, GG – Golden Globe Nomination, IS – Independent Spirit Awards, MD – Manohla Dargis for NYT, MLS – Mick LaSalle for SFGATE, RC – Richard Corliss for Time

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now available on dvd: bad words

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It’s summer and a great time to catch up on movies in addition to tv. And apparently one international round trip can get me almost all caught up. So it’s time for a little reminder as to what’s recently become available, are people still getting dvds?

  • 3 Days to Kill (5/20) – This movie had too much going to really be great but a palatable action flick for when there really is nothing on.
  • 12 Years a Slave (3/4) – Quality film that may not be fun but the performances are worth a watch.
  • American Hustle (3/18) – A fave of last year, love the fashions, the characters, and the hustle.
  • Anchorman 2 (4/1) – I’m not a huge fan of these but for a plane ride it passed the time.
  • Bad Words (7/8) – This Jason Bateman off color small comedy was the one plane flick that was far better than plane fare, and made me laugh out loud (not always a good idea on an overnight flight).
  • Divergent (8/5) – Another one of these teen things, I didn’t find the story particularly compelling, or sensical, but good enough for a plane.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (6/17) – If you like Wes Anderson then this was a great addition to his collection, if you don’t I might pass.
  • Her (5/13) – Another fave of last year this odd take on futuristic romance hit some great notes.
  • Homefront (3/11) – I feel compelled for some reason to watch every Jason Statham flick and even at their worst I kind of like them, this wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t the best.
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (3/11) – Bummer of a guy and although the movie had some good attributes I didn’t love it.
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (6/10) – Another plane flick, passable enough plane action.
  • Need for Speed (8/5) – This felt like what it probably was an attempt to capture some of the Fast & Furious fun, and although stupid a decent enough plane flick.
  • Out of the Furnace (3/11) – I love Christian Bale and though this was another bummer of a flick I thought it was worth a watch.
  • Robocop (6/3) – Should I just repeat, good enough for a plane.
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (3/15) – The last of my plane listings, a sweet and entertaining enough quest.
  • Vampire Academy (5/20) – I can’t say this was a good movie but it was a fun campy flick that I enjoyed.
  • Veronica Mars (5/6) – I loved me some Veronica and although I’m not sure this was 100% successful as a standalone movie, and it’s tough to do justice to all the characters of a series, it was good visit back to Neptune.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (3/25) – This movie was fun for about the first half and then it just kept going.

Though one international trip got me caught up on some of the backlog the one that I missed, that I’ve been told is more than just schmaltzy is Philomena (4/15).

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now available on dvd: the way, way back

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It’s been a while, but now that the Oscars are behind us let’s take a look at what’s available in your own home.

  • 2 Guns (11/19) – Enjoyable though somewhat ridiculous buddy ‘cop’ flick, Denzel and Marky Mark fun enough shooters.
  • About Time (2/4) – Maybe a little too precious but nicely brings you along the designated sentimental and romantic path.
  • Captain Phillips (1/21) – Tense throughout… Hanks rocks another good performance.
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2/4) – Almost forgot it was McConaughey during his and other’s great portrayals, almost.
  • Drinking Buddies (12/3) – Small moments make and break it, but can’t hate on Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson.
  • Enough Said (1/14) – Bittersweet but lovely to see Gandolfini and JLD showing their onscreen relationship baggage together.
  • Fast & Furious 6 (12/10) – No complaints about Fast & Furious 6, fast, furious, and fun… though it is not more than expected.
  • Frances Ha (11/12) – A well done film about a woman who is sort of a mess does not make it enjoyable to watch a woman who is sort of a mess, meh.
  • Gravity (2/25) – As I was afraid would be the case, totally stressed out, though you know it was pretty well done though not believable at all.
  • The Lifeguard (10/8) – Kristen Bell was quite good but I might be a smidge too old to not become despondent over a 29 & 10 mos yr old breakdown.
  • Much Ado About Nothing (10/8) – Lovely job on the modern setting, even stopped thinking of them as Wesley and Fred, Joss does like his peeps.
  • Nebraska (2/25) – The slow journey outweighs the comic moments but this sorry old man’s touching and painful tale ends up somewhat poetic.
  • Pacific Rim (10/15) – Yeah, I don’t know, the robot fighting, I didn’t expect much but still couldn’t quite hold my attention.
  • The Spectacular Now (1/14) – Not exactly your typical teen flick it has some nice poignant moments.
  • The Way, Way Back (10/22) – A summer coming of age story the way it should be done.

And a few that might be added to my to do list for one reason or another: All Is Lost (2/11), Before Midnight (10/22), Blue is the Warmest Color (2/25), Blue Jasmine (1/21), Don Jon (12/31), Elysium (12/17), Fruitvale Station (1/14), The Heat (10/15), In A World (1/21), Kick-Ass 2 (12/17), The Lone Ranger (12/17), Man of Steel (11/12), Red 2 (11/26), Riddick (1/14), The World’s End (11/19).

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procrastinator picks – must see movies of 2013

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I actually caught up on movies a while ago but as usual there is something particularly daunting about throwing down with a top ten list. Of the movies that I have seen this year some just floated to the top. The order as always is pretty subjective.

  1. American Hustle – Darned if I don’t like a good hustle flick, and darned if this wasn’t a good hustle flick, and not only because of the great cast; an always irresistible (to me) Christian Bale, even when he’s gross he’s good, but Cooper, Adams, Lawrence, Renner, and a wonderful use of Louis C.K. really didn’t hurt.
  2. Her – Spike Jonze’s odd take on topics is often a hit for me but this futuristic romance with almost a seventies stylized look took me along a poignant romance path, even if I do normally hate Johansson her roboticness worked for me in this tale.
  3. 12 Years a Slave – Our protagonist gets tossed into an awful life where we are made to see in him fish out of water but what’s worse, that he’s not really a slave or that slavery exists? Good performances show a lot to be bothered by.
  4. The Way Way Back – The cast and script bring charm to this coming of age tale, summer vacation with mom and her new boyfriend starts out a little rough, but our protagonist starts to come into his own, who knew a water park and its management could be just what it took, Rockwell, Collette, Carell, and Janney add lovely if not lovable character performances.
  5. Enough Said – Second takes on romance through beautifully touching performances by Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini, maybe I’m getting old, ok older, but the realness in the still cinematically unreal relationships was a nice touch.
  6. Out of the Furnace – Did I mention that I love Bale? Well he’s not quite weird enough in this role for it to be my fave but when he tries to do right by his messed up brother he goes from blue collar bad company to back woods worse, violence much?
  7. The Spectacular Now – Admittedly I often enjoy these teen coming of age tales and this slant on the ‘party’ guy and the ‘nice’ girl gives just enough of a less than typical character and path to make it feel sincere and effective.
  8. Captain Phillips – Based on true stories make me a little crazy but I was brought along with the tense turns of the hijacking with Hank’s well played captain, wondered if paying more attention to what really happened would have helped or hurt.
  9. Dallas Buyers Club – The performances from McConaughey and Leto in particular were almost enough to make the movie, but the somewhat historical look at this ’80s cowboy navigating the AIDS medical system kept our story engaging.
  10. Much Ado About Nothing – I do love me some Joss Whedon but I also love an interesting slant on existing material and this modern setting shot on a small break at Whedon’s home brings new light to the romantic Shakespearean pairing.

What were your picks and pans from 2013?

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critics’ picks – must see movies of 2013

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Another fine year for film. Following you will see some of the critics and award noms that might point you in the right direction, or not. I haven’t seen them all, but I have done what I can so my seen are shown in bold. And stay tuned for my top picks. Critics key with links below for reference.

  • 12 Years a Slave – RC, AFI, CN, GG, CC, MD, AOS, SH, IS, F, AA, KT, BS, CFC, GA
  • The Act of Killing – RC
  • After Tiller – MO
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – F, MO, GA
  • All Is Lost – CN, AOS, IS
  • American Hustle – RC, AFI, GG, CC, MD, AOS, SH, AA, KT, BS, CFC, MLS
  • The Armstrong Lie – BS
  • At Any Price – MLS
  • Before Midnight – CN, MD, SH, F, GA, MLS
  • Behind the Candelabra – MD
  • Beyond the Hills – F
  • The Bling Ring – AOS, MO
  • Blue Caprice – F
  • Blue is the Warmest Color – F, AOS, SH, BS
  • Blue Jasmine – F
  • The Butler – AOS, BS
  • Captain Phillips – AFI, CN, GG, CC, MD, F, AA, KT
  • Computer Chess – MO
  • The Conjuring – CN
  • The Counselor – MD
  • Dallas Buyers Club – CC, AA
  • Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay – CN
  • Drug War – F
  • Enough Said – CN, AOS
  • Frances Ha – AOS, IS, F, KT, MO
  • Frozen – RC, BS
  • Fruitvale Station – AFI, CN, F, KT, BS
  • Furious 6 – RC
  • The Grandmaster – RC, MD
  • Gravity – RC, AFI, CN, GG, CC, SH, F, AA, BA, KT, BS, CFC
  • The Great Beauty – RC, MD, SH
  • The Great Gatsby – AOS
  • Hannah Arndt – AOS
  • Her – RC, AFI, GG, CC, MD, F, AA, KT, NS, MO, CFC
  • The Hobbit  – RC
  • Inequality for All – BS
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – AFI, GG, CC, MD, AOS, SH, IS, F, KT, BS, CFC, GA
  • The Invisible Woman – KT
  • Manakamana – MD
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – BA
  • Much Ado About Nothing – MLS
  • Mud – F, BS
  • Nebraska – AFI, GG CC, SH, IS, F, AA, KT, BS
  • Out of the Furnace – CN
  • Pain and Gain – AOS
  • Paradise: Love – SH
  • The Past – SH
  • Philomena – GG, AA, BA, BS
  • The Place Beyond the Pines – F
  • Post Tenebras Lux – MO
  • Redemption – MD
  • Rush – GG, MD, BA
  • Saving Mr Banks – AFI, CC, BA, BS
  • The Selfish Giant – BA
  • Short Term 12 – KT
  • The Spectacular Now – F
  • Spring Breakers – MD, AOS, SH, MO
  • The Square – MD
  • A Touch of Sin – MD, AOS, SH, MO
  • Touchy Feely – F
  • The Unknown Known – BS
  • Upstream Color – MO, GA
  • The Way Way Back – BS
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – AFI, GG, CC, AOS, SH, F, AA, MLS

AA – Academy Award NominationsAFI, AOS – A.O. Scott for NYT, BA – BAFTA, BS – Betsy Sharkey for LAT,  CC – Critic’s Choice Nominations, CFC – Chicago Film CriticsCN – Chris Nashawaty for EW, F – Flavorwire, GA – Gotham AwardsGG – Golden Globe Nomination, IS – Independent Spirit Award Nominations, KT – Kenneth Turan for LATMD – Manohla Dargis for NYT, MLS – Mick LaSalle for SFGate, MO – Mark Olsen for LATRC – Richard Corliss for Time, SH – Stephen Holden for NYT

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stream it…

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Just in case someone you know recently received or signed up for Netflix streaming, the procrastinator thought it might be time to do a recommendation round up to help with your distractions. For latest movies and all series you still might need to go to the full dvd subscription but I find enough to keep my backlog filled during my regular series downtime. I definitely lean toward the television (at least until I get a couple more series under my belt) but there are a few new and old movie options that are worth a peek as well.

TELEVISION

  • House of Cards/Orange is the New Black/Arrested Development – Netflix original series might be what drove you to pull the trigger and they’re worth a watch (plus the backlog of earlier AD still hold up).
  • BuffyAngel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sometimes I just like to revisit the Joss Whedon backlog.
  • Battlestar Galactica/Friday Night Lights/Chuck/Terriers/The Riches/Saving Grace/Freaks and Geeks – These more dramatic series, some cut far too short and some a little long, are good slightly irregular watching.
  • Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23/My Boys – Some comedic fare for just a little something quick.
  • Sherlock/Luther/Parenthood/Sons of Anarchy A mix of dramatic series that are still going and definitely worth a look if you have yet to get on board.
  • Louie/Wilfred/The League/It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Parks and Recreation – And a little comedy catch up for those also still running.

On my to do list: Mad Men, The Fall, Rescue Me, Top of the Lake

MOVIES

A peek at some more recent releases back into the classics:

  • The Hunger Games
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Jeff Who Lives at Home
  • Hit & Run
  • Adventureland
  • Young Adult
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Bernie
  • The Kids are Alright
  • Zoolander
  • Being John Malkovich
  • House of Yes
  • Lost in Translation
  • Memento
  • The Breakfast Club/Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/Clueless/13 Going on 30/Heathers – Some classics never get old.
  • The Italian Job, Parker, Blitz, Safe – I’ve developed a Jason Statham video weakness.

On my to do list: The American, Being Elmo, Cinema Paradiso, End of Watch, Extract, Flight, Drug War, Hoop Dreams, Melancholia, The Messenger, Our Idiot Brother, The Road, Tiny Furniture

Of course you can check the new releases and recently added to keep up to date. What’s missing from the list?

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