Nothing like a long holiday weekend to catch up with some of the latest offerings from Netflix streaming, adding one more “F” to Scott Baio’s tweet of four things to be thankful for on the fourth Thursdays of November: family, friends, food, football … and flicks!
- The Iceman – Michael Shannon basically a mini-Ray Liotta in the same mob movie with Ray Liotta? Fuhggedaboudit!
- “Rules of Engagement” – finally finished steamrolling through the entire series (took about two months), after which I learned it employed a few of the writers from “Everybody Loves Raymond.” No wonder I laughed far more often than not in every episode, even at David Spade, who previously only worked for me in much smaller doses. Oh, Patrick Warburton = the man.
- Dealin’ with Idiots – Not the greatest movie, especially with an ending which felt way too lazy, but a fun cast – including Gina Gershon, Fred Willard, Hope Dworaczyk (that was for you, Outlaw), Bob Odenkirk and Jami Gertz … plus Timothy Olyphant, ladies and anyone looking to get a non-Raylan Givens fix in before Season 4 on DVD later this month, and Season 5 in a few short weeks – and some nicely appreciated jabs at youth baseball parents who just don’t know how to let their kids have fun, make it worth your just-shy-of-90 minutes.
- Red Dawn (2012) – Setting aside my unending love of the original, this movie really should have gone all-in as a re-make instead of peppering in far too many too-forced homage scenes amongst the clumsy battles/raids. Not a total waste of time, but only so much urgency which can be built up against a North Korean enemy.
- Messenger of Death – Standard Bronson revenge movie from the 80s, this one involving avenging angel Mormons. What more do you need?
Howsabout you, Threedonia? What’d you sandwich in amongst the relatives and football.