2018 Movies & Tv Shows

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Last Wednesday I saw "Heavy Trip", a new heavy metal comedy from Finland. Very funny and a packed house agreed with me.

Last Friday I saw "Night Game", a 1980s police procedural about Galveston cop hunting a serial killer who only strikes when the Astros win a night game at home. Not a good film, but it had a bunch of scenes shot at the Balinese Room, a legendary club that used to stick out into the gulf on a pier. It was destroyed by Hurricane Ike.

Later that night I saw "Maniac", a realistic psycho killer movie about a guy who scraps women, nails their scalps to mannequins and decorates his apartment with them. Very gruesome and fascinating. It was written by the star, and he seemed way too into this.

Last night Mrs. Bag and I saw "A Star is Born". Lady Gaga was very good in it, and I love watching Sam Elliot, but the film felt very mechanical. Like it had to tell the same story the other versions did, so it just moved from point A to point B to point C in a deterministic manner. It wasn't as good as the Judy Garland version, so why bother?

I have to miss "Candyman" and "Lord of Illusion" tonight so I can sleep. I have to get up at 3:30 am to eat breakfast, get dressed and drive out to Baytown for the bike ride.
 

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Saw 2 2018 movies, I Think We're Alone Now and Eighth Grade.

I Think We're Alone Now was very good. It was like a drama version of that TV comedy Last Man on Earth with a bit of sifi at the end. I really liked it and I think it's one of my top 2018 movies so far.

Eighth Grade was good but the whole movie is nothing but awkward moments. Those are usually parts of a movie I don't like so a whole movie of them wasn't for me. I'm ready for Bo Burnham to get back to making comedy specials.
 

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Last night Mrs. Bag and I saw "A Star is Born". Lady Gaga was very good in it, and I love watching Sam Elliot, but the film felt very mechanical. Like it had to tell the same story the other versions did, so it just moved from point A to point B to point C in a deterministic manner. It wasn't as good as the Judy Garland version, so why bother?
I see about 1 or 2 movies per year in a theater. We were down at the family timeshare on Cape Cod this weekend, and we saw A Star Is Born. Gaga was great, Bradley Cooper was great performing the songs, but some of the movie's flow seemed illogical. It was both bizarre and fun to see Andrew Dice Clay as Gaga's father. Overall, we were entertained.
 

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Saturday I'm attending "Dismember the Alamo". Five horror films starting at 2 in the afternoon, running until 11pm. We don't know what the films are, only that they've never been shown at a Houston area Alamo before and these clues from the programming director:

one movie from the '70s, three from the '80s and one from the '90s. One of the films has never been released on DVD or Blu-ray in America, two of the films are 4K restorations and one of the films may land me in jail for screening it.
I'm attending in a Halloween costume. Probably my black robes and hood with a plague mask. I thought about doing dead makeup, but 9 hours in makeup can be annoying.

Oh yeah, I also get a t-shirt commemorating the event.

I am so excited. I can hardly wait.
 
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I'm watching The Cry right now. A 4 part, BBC series starring Jenna Coleman (from Doctor Who) about a dead infant and how it all went down. It's not great, but pretty good if you need something to watch.
 

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I went with the black robes and a baby mask.

First movie was ... can't be named. It was one of my favorite made for TV movies from the 70s.

Second movie was the 1989 remake of "The Blob", starring Johnny Drama with a cameo by Eraserhead. It was OK. It's weird to think that 1988 is as far from 1958 (when the original was made) as 2018 is from 1988.

Third movie was "Necronomicon: Book of the Dead". A horror anthology loosely based on three Lovecraft stories, with a wraparound starring Jeffrey Combs as an ass kicking Lovecraft. The stories were fun. The third one was so tripped out.

Fourth was "Xtro". It's like "E.T." if the alien wanted to lay eggs in your family and give you mind control over an army created from your toys. Very messed up and fun.

Fifth was "Wild Beasts", an early 80s Italian film about zoo animals high on PCP. It was supposed to be a warning against pollution and modern life but was really a chance to show real animals die in horrible ways. A bunch of people walked out on this one, and it prompted some soul searching by the programming director.
 
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Last night, after the last trick-or-treaters emptied my candy bowl, I drove through a tornado watch to see "
Video Vortex: HOWL-O-WEEN HORROR MIXTAPE!". It was pretty lame. Highlights from 4 or 5 shot on VHS horror movies with a lame video store wraparound. 20 minutes in the theater power flickered and the movie restarted, so we had to see this doughy frat guy's ass twice.