Viewing Diary Week 20 2012

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to catalogue what I’m watching week to week to catalogue how much of my life is spent with my eyes glued to a screen.  So here goes:

The Expendables (2010) (2nd half – stumbled upon on Foxtel)

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke

A team of mercenaries is given the assignment to take out a corrupt military leader and a rogue CIA operative on a Latin American island.

Final Destination (2000)

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Lock Up (1989) (1st Half –  stumbled upon on Foxtel)

Frank Leone (Stallone)  is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole (Donald Sutherland) was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. Also stars Sonny (Billy from Predator) Landham as Chink Weber

The Straights – Episode 1: I was struck immediately by the influence of the Godfather  – I have therefore predicted how the entire series will play out. I’ll keep you all posted.

Bel Ami (2012)

George Duroy (Robert Pattinson) seduces and manipulates the city’s most influential and wealthy women – Clotilde de Marelle (Christina Ricci), Madeleine Forestier (Uma Thurman) and Virginie Walters (Kristin Scott Thomas) on his rise from peasantry to the ruling class in 1890s Paris.

Silent Souls (2012)

The Duel (2012)

Men In Black 3 (2012)

Game of Thrones Series 2 Episodes 1 & 2

Planet Hulk (2010)

Directed by Sam Liu. Writing credits Greg Pak based on the comic “Planet Hulk” by and Carlo Pagulayan comic “Planet Hulk” by  Greg Johnson (screen story) & Craig Kyle (screen story) & Joshua Fine (screen story)

The Incredible Hulk, ejected from Earth in a spaceship, crash-lands on a planet ruled by a tyrant, who forces him to fight in a coliseum against other powerful creatures. The Hulk reluctantly befriends the combatants on his team.

An Idiot Abroad Series 2 Episode 3

Midnight in Paris

Gil’s world turns upside down when as midnight strikes on a picturesque Parisian Street he’s able to travel back to the 1920s Paris (his professed Golden Era) filled with iconic artists (writers/painters/musicians) such as Hemmingway, F.Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates), T.S Elliot, Cole Porter, and Salvador Dali (Adrian Brody).


[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Blake Howard is a Writer, Rotten Tomatoes Approved Reviewer, Blogger (Castle Co-Op) and Podcaster (That Movie Show 2UE), he has a Batman tattoo, cultivates ‘sooky’ Labradors and is remarkably cynical for his age .[/author_info] [/author]

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