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  • CB4

    CB4 1993

    ★★★½ Rewatched 01 Sep, 2015

    This > Straight Outta Compton

  • Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time)

    Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time) 2015

    ★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    i consistently file Demetri under "Good but who cares". I'd call him comedy's Coldplay except that I like Coldplay more than that. There's nothing bad at all in this hour even though I still cringe just a smidge when he pulls out the guitar, but not many highs either. I once saw Demetri at an art gallery in NYC having a terrible time and observing him from afar was more memorable than anything he's done that hasn't involved Will Forte or Lake Bell.

  • Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional

    Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2015

    Colin Quinn is one of those "comedian's comedian"s, which basically means more people respect him than enjoy him. I can't say I had been much of a fan previously, even considering him the weakest SNL Weekend Update host. But this, this is good. A decidedly centrist if not conservative hour of standup, and yet whip smart, easily accessible across party lines, and decidedly unpreachy. I didn't see much of Tough Crowd but there's evidnece here that he could have been an alternative to Jon Stewart with a little tweaking.

  • They Came Together

    They Came Together 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Aug, 2015 1

    For Directors Club Podcast: David Wain. Coming soon.

  • Wanderlust

    Wanderlust 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Aug, 2015

    For Directors Club Podcast: David Wain. Coming soon.

  • Role Models

    Role Models 2008

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Aug, 2015

    For Directors Club Podcast: David Wain. Coming soon.

  • The Ten

    The Ten 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2015

    For Directors Club Podcast: David Wain. Coming soon.

  • Wet Hot American Summer

    Wet Hot American Summer 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Aug, 2015

    For Directors Club Podcast: David Wain. Coming soon.

  • I Am Chris Farley

    I Am Chris Farley 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2015

    Like the recent Live From New York documentary, this is an easy watch thanks to the library of clips available to fall back on. Heavy on talking heads who provide just enough valuable content to merit a pass, but not exactly overwhelming with insight or details either.

  • Turn Me On, Dammit!

    Turn Me On, Dammit! 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2015 2

    A hidden Netflix gem, listed there as "Turn Me On, Goddammit". A Norwegian film with a teenage girl that might come off as a softcore porn if you only watched the first 15 minutes, but settles nicely into a rather cutesy and tender flick that is neither fully in Blue is the Warmest Color territory nor anything resembling a teen movie. Worth seeking out, but dang, these Europeans really arent scared to depict minors whipping everything out.

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2015

    Somewhat underrated. While I'd take some issue with some of the voiceover narration, John Green could very well be the new John Hughes. He has a flair for coming of age stories that ring true to how teenagers think and speak.

  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2015

    I think I appreciate this more thinking back on it than washing it at the time. A lot of this is very predictable right out of the 'psycho friend' movie playbook, and going in knowing that there's a 'dark secret' from the protagonist maybe upped my impatience getting there. I will say that it gets better as it goes along, and the last 15 minutes help it rise above the fray. It looks good and the cast does a great job, with Bateman being quite surprising and perhaps now due for more dramatic roles.