Just watched the 2019 cartoon re-imagining of The Addams Family. It is very well done and the characters look a lot like the original Charles Addams cartoon while the story had a lot of the fun stuff we remember from the other movies and TV series. Wednesday was my favorite once again. I give it a 4.2 out of 5.
I finished the Video Game Years on Amazon Prime Video last night. Being a retro game fan, I loved the episodes and would give this documentary a 5 out of 5. Each episode was dedicated to a year of the eighties and talked about home games, arcade games, consoles and even pinball. It was informative, funny and nostalgic!
The film deconstructs the church’s claims by presenting a condensed history of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, examining how celebrities interact with the church, and highlighting the stories of a number of ex-members and of the abuse and exploitation that they described seeing and experiencing. The Church of Scientology responded vehemently to the film, complaining to film critics about their reviews and denouncing the filmmakers and their interviewees.
Going Clear was released in a limited number of theaters on March 13, 2015, and aired on HBO on March 29, 2015. It was a major ratings success and by mid-April 2015 had attracted 5.5 million viewers, making it the second most-watched HBO documentary in the past decade. It was subsequently released internationally, showing in theaters and on television despite a sustained campaign by the Church of Scientology to block its release.
I watched “Son of Kong” on Svengoolie tonight. They travel back to Skull Island looking for treasure where they find little Kong. The Sven additives to the movie help it along. I would give it 1.75 out of 5.
I watched “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (for the umpteenth time) on Svengoolie (ME TV). This 1966 movie starring Barney, I mean Don Knotts, is hilarious. I give it a 5 out of 5 for these types of movies. Here is a write-up I found: 1966 film by Alan Rafkin. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a 1966 American comedy-drama film starring Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who spends a night in a haunted house, which is located in the fictitious community of Rachel, Kansas. The working title was Running Scared. The title is presumably a humorous variation of the film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947).Wikipedia
Watched the movie Smokin’ Aces last night. I would give it 3 out of 5 stars and would compare it to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Here is a write-up on the film: Smokin’ Aces is a 2006 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. The film centers on the chase for Las Vegas magician turned mafia informant Buddy “Aces” Israel (Jeremy Piven), on whom a one million dollar bounty is placed. The ensemble cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy García, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine, and Matthew Fox, all co-starring as the various individuals attempting to either capture or protect Israel.