Kevin Israel has watched:
Framing Britney Spears (2021)
- Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.
- Look, there’s not a lot being released these days. Plus, I’m a kid of the 90s so I feel some generational connection to Brittney, bitch. This documentary was exactly what I thought it would be – a bunch of accounts from shady, questionable, and loathsome people that seemed unqualified to run the tilt-a-whirl at a county fair. You do end up feeling bad for Ms. Spears and question how our society allows the paparazzi to exist. Oh, and that guy Dano Ramos, he’s a piece of shit
Kevin Gootee has watched:
A kid finds a futuristic rifle while his recently paroled brother continues to find himself in more trouble and eventually have to hit the road. Oh yeah, the rifle owners from the future go back in time to get it. I gotta say, this was pretty damn good. And a pretty cool reveal when one of the futuristic hunters shows his identity. Fun, well paced, and definitely worth the time investment. This is one of the better things I’ve recently watched
The Front Runner (2018)
Hugh Jackman puts down the adamantium claws and stops singing show tunes for once as he plays former presidential candidate, Gary Hart. Remember him? I don’t but it’s a hell of a story of Hart who was the “front runner” to win the Democratic ticket and almost become president of the US of A. But what took him down from achieving said goal? Good ol fashioned poongtang. A drug rep former beauty queen…at least if you’re going to get caught by the press (the wife looked the other way, she just didn’t want to get embarrassed), make sure it’s a former beauty queen. Jason Reitman is a damn good director (Up in the Air is insanely underrated) and this is also no misstep. Another fantastic product put out by the son of the dad who did Animal House and Ghostbusters.
Suspira (2018 reboot)
Well, the first one was so goddamn bad, I bailed out 30 minutes or so into it. The good news here, I made it through the entire nearly 2.5 hours. And it truly is better; better story explanation, no annoying crashing music, and a decent visual production. One of the VERY few times the reboot is better than the original. The real question is how much better and the answer is mild to moderately. Am I going to recommend it? No. But it’s certainly a unique story and if you’re checking boxes (what boxes are you checking if this is on any of your lists?), I’d DEFINITELY watch this over the original.
Real Genius (1985)
Val Kilmer makes his film debut (probably, I didn’t look this fact up because I’m lazy) in an absolute shit show of a film. A 15 year old goes to college (with easily one of the most punchable faces I’ve ever seen) and has Kilmer as his mentor as the 2 work on a laser. And said laser is unbeknowingly going to be used by the news reporter from Die Hard as he’s being contracted by the government to create space weaponry. Oh yeah, the bad guy from Bachelor Party also playing another douchey guy. It had to have been Billy Zapka and this guy just owning blonde hair, blue eye, bad guy roles. Fuck, if I was only born 10 years sooner. Anyway, this film is trash as Real Genius really sucks. It’s bad 80’s cheese and it’s an awful hybrid of Revenge of the Nerds and Weird Science without the fun of Nerds nor panty raids.