Addams Family Values

From the days when sequels were almost always quickly-made, low-budget, and sloppy. The script feels like a first draft, the Addams Mansion lost most of its furniture, the Addams graveyard had all of its tombs replaced with generic tombstones, Raul Julia is pushed into the background in spite of the fact that he's Raul Julia. The Joan Cusack main story doesn't really come together, but the subplot involving the kids being sent to summer camp turns out so well that I'm going to (reluctantly) recommend it anyway.



MST3K: The Gauntlet (2018)

More consistent than The Return. More consistent than the original show. If they can make six good episodes every year or two, I'm a happy man.



Ikiru/To Live (1952)

Touching and nice and beautiful in a way only old movies can be.



Mission Impossible: Fallout (2019)

Super-fun, super-dramatic spy movie. Even Henry Cavill somehow doesn't seem to suck, although that might just be good editing. Pretty impressive that the sixth movie in an extremely irregular franchise would be the best one.



Corner Gas - Season One

Not bad, but, unless you're already a fan, jump to season two. Or just watch the last episode if you're not sure. The romance subplot was awful, but they picked up the fumble later on.



Bob Hope Christmas Special (1964)

Bob Hope spends December touring East Asia, finishing with a Christmas in Vietnam, where things were already pretty grim. This is pretty solid early-middle Bob Hope. He wasn't young and hungry, but he still hadn't given up on being funny like in the 70s, and he was decades away from this trainwreck. Great music, great as a piece of history, the jokes are not bad.



Event Horizon (1997)

I watched this dozens of times as a kid. Watching it again, it's not perfect: it has too many cheap scares, it's a bit of an Alien rip-off (in spite of having no aliens), and it looks like a cutscene from an old point-and-click game (which is a good thing and a bad thing). But, man, there's still a unique charm and sense of place that's uncomparable. Especially impressive considering it had production difficulties and was rushed to the screen. Give it a watch but be forgiving.



Fight Club (1999)

I like this movie, but I wish I didn't. You don't want to be the guy who really likes Fight Club.



Netflix Jeopardy

Netflix has been uploading classic Jeopardy episodes, and changing which episodes are available every few months. I enjoy this much more than I ever enjoyed Jeopardy on television, if only because I can easily skip over the contestant chit-chat section.