Filed under: Netflix Rundown | Tags: documentary, dvd, movies, Netflix, Zach Galifianakis
A bit of a slow month for me. Three of the four were watched instantly…
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006) – 8/10 – After watching Galifanakis kill it in The Hangover, I was pleased to see that he had a stand up special available to watch instantly on Netflix. Part stand up special, part travel documentary and part interview with Zach’s twin brother “Seth” (played by Zach himself), the stand up is the main attraction with Zach and a piano at a comedy club, berating guests and delivering his hilarious one-liners and characters. Highly recommended if you enjoyed his character Alan in The Hangover.
Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ with the Godmother (2008) – 3/10 – Awful, awful, awful. And from the same creative team that brought us the excellent Cocaine Cowboys doc, which makes it that more disappointing. This tells the story of Charles Cosby, who became the premier drug dealer in the California bay area by becoming a f***-buddy of Griselda Blanco (aka The Godmother from the first film) while she was in prison in California. Would have been interesting as a much shorter special feature on the first dvd (as it was intended) instead of a boring, drawn out 2 hour documentary.
The Wackness (2008) – 6/10 – Josh Peck mumbles his way through early 90’s slang in this film about a weed dealer striking up a friendship with a shrink while wooing his daughte- in-law the summer after high school graduation. Sir Ben Kingsley is that shrink (and is awesome) and Olivia Thirlby plays the daughter/object of affection. The best thing about this was the soundtrack of early 90’s rap and hip hop – think Biggie, Tribe, Craig Mack, Nas, and Biz Markie. However, after this movie, I am officially calling a moratorium on the use of Mott the Hoople‘s “All the Young Dudes” in indie movies for 2 years.
Bottle Shock (2008) – 6/10 – Great premise, but the movie itself did not deliver. Based on the true story of how Napa Valley wines got on the map by winning a blind taste test outside of Paris in 1976 (known as the “Judgment of Paris). Pretty decent cast, but overall the movie was a bit boring.
Currently have out:
United 93 (2006)
The Good German (2006)
Spaced: The Complete Series: Disc 1 (1999)
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