#275 - The Bling Ring
Not sure how I feel about The Bling Ring. At first glance, it’s kind of a boring movie about boring people committing the most boring crime imaginable (seriously, they just walk into unlocked celebrity homes), but isn’t that the point? These totally vapid people aren’t worthy of fame, yet here we are, talking about them on the news, writing about them in magazines, and inevitably making movies about them.
Not sure if that makes The Bling Ring a good film though. There’s little tension, the characters are accurately unlikable, and I certainly don’t think any sort of lesson can be learned. We all know it sucks that our culture is like this, but we’re not going to do anything about it.
Viewed on September 24, 2014.

#275 - The Bling Ring

Not sure how I feel about The Bling Ring. At first glance, it’s kind of a boring movie about boring people committing the most boring crime imaginable (seriously, they just walk into unlocked celebrity homes), but isn’t that the point? These totally vapid people aren’t worthy of fame, yet here we are, talking about them on the news, writing about them in magazines, and inevitably making movies about them.

Not sure if that makes The Bling Ring a good film though. There’s little tension, the characters are accurately unlikable, and I certainly don’t think any sort of lesson can be learned. We all know it sucks that our culture is like this, but we’re not going to do anything about it.

Viewed on September 24, 2014.

#274 - Kiss the Girls
Ah, the 90s murder mystery book adaptation, I will never not love you. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd are like peanut butter and jelly, if the peanut butter and jelly sandwich was also involved in a string of bizarre cult murders.
Viewed on September 24, 2014.

#274 - Kiss the Girls

Ah, the 90s murder mystery book adaptation, I will never not love you. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd are like peanut butter and jelly, if the peanut butter and jelly sandwich was also involved in a string of bizarre cult murders.

Viewed on September 24, 2014.

#273 - Devil’s Pond
Oh man, if you’re having a bad day, just watch this movie and all your troubles will just fade away. It stars Tara Reid at her Tara Reidiest in a movie where her new husband traps her in a lakeside cabin during their honeymoon so they never have to go back to big city living. 
It’s so bad, but not in a “fuck it, let’s just make Sharknado" kind of way, Reid and co-star Kip Pardue (awesome name, BTW), really sell it and play it totally straight, I couldn’t help but kinda dig it.
Viewed on September 24, 2014.

#273 - Devil’s Pond

Oh man, if you’re having a bad day, just watch this movie and all your troubles will just fade away. It stars Tara Reid at her Tara Reidiest in a movie where her new husband traps her in a lakeside cabin during their honeymoon so they never have to go back to big city living.

It’s so bad, but not in a “fuck it, let’s just make Sharknado" kind of way, Reid and co-star Kip Pardue (awesome name, BTW), really sell it and play it totally straight, I couldn’t help but kinda dig it.

Viewed on September 24, 2014.

#272 - Neighbors
I like Seth Rogen, his movies are hit or miss, but he seems like a genuinely good dude who wants to have fun, but actually puts effort in unlike recent Adam Sandler comedies. Unfortunately, Neighbors leans more toward the “miss” category. It’s not that it’s bad, but for an R-rated comedy about a frat house moving in next door in a quiet suburban neighborhood? I expected them to go crazy.
There are a few good laughs, but the trailer made it seem like it would be this way over-the-top prank war, but aside from the airbag gag that they show in the trailer, it’s all pretty tame.
Definitely worthy of a rental, but not sure if it’ll hold up on repeated viewings like This is the End. But Baby Stella is the cutest damn thing you’ll ever see, so at least there’s that.
Viewed on September 23, 2014.

#272 - Neighbors

I like Seth Rogen, his movies are hit or miss, but he seems like a genuinely good dude who wants to have fun, but actually puts effort in unlike recent Adam Sandler comedies. Unfortunately, Neighbors leans more toward the “miss” category. It’s not that it’s bad, but for an R-rated comedy about a frat house moving in next door in a quiet suburban neighborhood? I expected them to go crazy.

There are a few good laughs, but the trailer made it seem like it would be this way over-the-top prank war, but aside from the airbag gag that they show in the trailer, it’s all pretty tame.

Definitely worthy of a rental, but not sure if it’ll hold up on repeated viewings like This is the End. But Baby Stella is the cutest damn thing you’ll ever see, so at least there’s that.

Viewed on September 23, 2014.

#269 - The Usual Suspects
Depending on when you ask me, I might tell you The Usual Suspects is my favorite movie of all-time. Great, memorable characters, so many quotable moments, a mystery that remains fun even after it’s solved and the greatest twist in modern cinema. 
It’s been a few years since I’ve watched it (when DVD became a thing, I probably watched mine at least monthly), so I wasn’t sure if it would still pack a punch for me, but that was a ridiculous though. Verbal Kint’s final walk down the street still gives me chills.
Viewed on September 20, 2014.

#269 - The Usual Suspects

Depending on when you ask me, I might tell you The Usual Suspects is my favorite movie of all-time. Great, memorable characters, so many quotable moments, a mystery that remains fun even after it’s solved and the greatest twist in modern cinema.

It’s been a few years since I’ve watched it (when DVD became a thing, I probably watched mine at least monthly), so I wasn’t sure if it would still pack a punch for me, but that was a ridiculous though. Verbal Kint’s final walk down the street still gives me chills.

Viewed on September 20, 2014.