Spiderman: Shattered Demensions (2010)

A game I got on sale years ago. Not bad for what I payed, and not bad for a game based on a property. A few parts were extremely fun, but the more tedious parts dragged it down enough that I never made to to the end, putting it off again and again until I stopped thinking about it entirely.



Looper (2012)

Mostly good. Dumb ending.



Airplane! (1980)

I was obsessed with Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker films as a kid. Watching them again, years later, there are a few very, very good jokes, hidden among thousands of rapid-fire dumb gags. It's the "throw mud at a wall" approach to comedy.



12 Angry Men (1957)

It's fine and nice and enjoyable but I really don't get all the hype. I wouldn't call it the best Sidney Lumet movie. I wouldn't even call it the best Ed Begley Sr. movie.



Disenchantment - Season 1

This was a bit weak, but it shows potential, especially the last two episodes. It's not as good as season one of Futurama, but better than, say, season one of the Simpsons. I'm not going to wholeheartedly recommend this, but I'll definitely watch season two.



A Few Good Men (1992)

It's a pretty good movie, in spite of the fact that it can be edited down to two minutes and thirty seconds without losing any of the plot or characterization.



The Wolf Of Wall Street (2018)


Scorsese tries to do with Wall Street what he used to do with the Mafia. As a comedy, it's pretty funny but nothing special. As a crime film, no matter how much coke and boobs you throw in, white collar crime just isn't as exciting or cinematic as life-and-death organized crime movies. Stock brokers are also less sympathetic. It would be laughable to have a Wall Street investor praying like Charlie Cappa.


Scorsese does his "I'm celebrating them, but I'm also chiding them" thing, again like with the Mafia, or like with religion in Silence, but it seems extremely disingenuous. Much in the same way real-life gangsters like Goodfellas, and real-life religious people like Silence, a quick google search revealed that scum-of-the-earth website Linkedin published an article called "4 Sales Lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street".



Coen Brothers #3: Miller's Crossing (1990)

Fun enough to watch and completely, totally forgettable. I saw it a few months ago, and all I can say is that there was an Irish guy, about five minutes of Steve Buscemi, and some crime.



The Incredible Hulk (2008)

In spite of supposedly hating filming this, Edward Norton delivers a pretty good performance. It's an enjoyable film, until the big final sequence, where it segues into a generic superhero climax that doesn't fit the story or the character.


Of the 20 MCU films out right now, this is the only one that seems to have been completely, totally forgotten. It's like it's vanished from the face of the universe. Not coincidentally, this is the only Phase One movie to have gone with a typical action film director, instead of a weird, risky unusual choice.