Warm Bodies (2013)

He’s still dead but he’s getting warmer

I watched this 2013 Summit Entertainment movie “Warm Bodies” on Netflix DVD. The film is based on Isaac Marion‘s 2010 novel, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The zombie, we’ll know as “R” is the star and narrating the movie. He doesn’t remember much about how he got this way or even his name. He ends up eating the brain of Julie’s boyfriend Perry and obtain’s his memories and love for her. He then saves her from the other zombies and takes care of Julie throughout the film.

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Eraserhead (1977)

In Heaven everything is fine

I watched the 1977 David Lynch Film “Eraserhead” on Netflix DVD for the first time. This experimental fantasy, science fiction, horror film was written, directed, produced, edited, and music scored by, David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Dune, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, TV Episodes of Twin Peaks). It is about Henry Spencer who is on vacation and having girlfriend issues, nightmares, and a screaming premature ET embryo-looking baby.

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Life After Beth (2014)

Boy meets girl, girl eats boy

I watched this 2014 A24 film “Life After Beth” on Netflix DVD. This dark zombie comedy film premiered at Sundance and was written and directed by  Jeff Baena (this was his directorial debut). The story is about Zach, devastated by his girlfriend Beth’s death. He encounters strange things at her parent’s home and finally breaks in to discover they are hiding Beth. She seems sort of normal but is acting weird, which soon becomes a wild understatement.

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Fire with Fire (2012)

Revenge has its own set of rules

I watched the 2012 Lionsgate movie “Fire with Fire” on Netflix DVD. Firefighter Jeremy is at a convenience store that is being harassed by an Aryan Brotherhood crime boss David Hagan who kills the owner’s son and then the owner. Jeremy escapes and is recruited to testify against the crime boss which he agrees to. The local task force is lead by Mike Cella and his partner Talia Durham. Cella has previous ties with the crime boss and wants him badly.

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Arbitrage (2012)

ar•bi•trage är′bĭ-träzh″
n. describes the act of buying a security in one market and simultaneously selling it in another market at a higher price, thereby enabling investors to profit from the temporary difference…

I watched the 2012 Lionsgate dram/thriller “Arbitrage” on Netflix DVD. This movie, although fictional, feels like a true story (and I’m sure it is a true story based on many wealthy Wall Street billionaires). It was written and directed by  Nicholas Jarecki (technical consultant on Hackers, writer of The Informers, director producer writer of Crisis). His parents were stock exchange traders and his brother is a finance executive giving him a foot-in-the-door to writing this film. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival January 2012.

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Tom and Jerry (2021)

I watched the 2021 Warner Bros. Pictures Animation/Live Action /Comedy movie “Tom and Jerry” on Netflix DVD. The movie is based on the classic cartoon characters created by  William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Jerry takes up residence in a posh hotel that is about to host the webbing of the century. Kayla has faked her way into being hired at this hotel for the wedding planning and teams up with Tom to rid the premises of that mouse. The trouble is foreseeable!

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The Prince (2014)

I watched this 2014 Lionsgate action/thriller film “The Prince” on Netflix DVD. It is the story of a 20 years retired assassin, Paul, who puts himself right back in the game to rescue his daughter. He recruits one of Beth’s friends, Angela, to help him find her in New Orleans where an old enemy, Omar, wages a war to track him down. He recruits some old help from Sam to aid him while taking down “The Pharmacy”, who is supplying Beth with drugs, and avoiding the onslaught of enemies that want him dead.

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Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

I watched the 2009 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Action/Science Fiction movie “Universal Soldier: Regeneration on Netflix DVD. It is an alternative sequel to the original Universal Soldier (1992), ignoring the Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and the two TV sequels from 1998. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren return to the adventure. The film was directed and co-edited by John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Dragon Eyes, Alone),

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Blind Horizon (2003)

RHOMBUS

I watched the 2003 Millennium Films, Columbia Pictures mystery thriller, Blind Horizon, on Netflix DVD. Alain Jakubowicz (Unstoppable, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Delta Force, Cyborg, Masters of the Universe, Air Marshal) is the editor of the film and basically rewrote the movie, in the cutting room, to unfold the story in a way that can be understood, by the audience, at the appropriate times.

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Batman vs Robin (2015)

I watched this 2015 DC Universe, direct-to-video, animated superhero film on Netflix DVD. This story is partially based on Batman: The Court of Owls story arc written by  Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion. Bruce’s son Damian is now going out as Robin and gets involved with the Owl’s assassin Talon. Batman has to go against his own son to solve this mystery. Jason O’Mara is Batman/Bruce Wayne (Life on Mars, Agents of SHIELD),

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