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For All Mankind (1989) – 8/10 – Amazing, never before seen footage of the Apollo missions, including the moon landing. Nice soundtrack by Brian Eno to accompany the film as well.
Californication: Season 1 (2007)* – 7/10 – Enjoyable enough as a series, and the occasional T&A certainly doesn’t hurt. While the dialogue sometimes suffers from being too sharp or snappy (much like “Dawson’s Creek”, on which creator Tom Kapinos was a writer and exec producer for 5 years), David Duchovny usually pulls it off nicely.
Away We Go (2009) – 7/10 – I was a little disappointed since the script by David Eggers and Vendela Vida was a bit too twee for my tastes.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – 9/10 – Yes, I had not seen this movie until this past month (I know, I know). And it turned out to be exactly what I was expecting – very good.
The Girlfriend Experience (2009) – 8/10 – Another “one for me” movie by Steven Soderbergh that provides an interesting look into the world of a high class call girl, with an interesting performance by adult film star Sasha Grey.
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)* – 6/10 – It was decent, but not great. Worth watching the week leading up to Halloween so I could get Miyagi down pat though.
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)* – 9/10 – Amazingly bad all the way around. Deborah “Don’t Call Me Debbie” Gibson lisps her way through a role as a marine biologist and Lorenzo Lamas plays a government higher up who doesn’t play by the rules (which you can tell because he is dressed in all black). Awful CGI combined with out of place stock footage and awful acting by everyone makes this one highly recommended for anyone anywhere.
Currently have out:
Michael Clayton (2007)
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
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