Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This Week In Netflix

"X-Files: I Want To Believe" (2008) Description from Netflix: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their trademark roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in this long-awaited sequel to the 1998 hit film The X Files: Fight the Future, based on the phenomenally popular TV series. Amanda Peet ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), Billy Connolly and Xzibit fill out the cast, along with series regular Mitch Pileggi ("Stargate: Atlantis"), who returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner.

I wanted to believe that this wasn't as bad as everyone said. Unfortunately, it was worse. Pointless and lame.

"When Did You Last See Your Father?" (2007) Description from Netflix: When his father (Jim Broadbent) becomes terminally ill, Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) struggles to come to terms with the charming but duplicitous man he really was, reliving the memories that shaped their relationship through a series of flashbacks. As Blake travels between his wife and two children in London and his childhood home, his emotional difficulty is mirrored in the agony his father confronts as he succumbs to the cancer.

Meh. It was sappy pappy crap. It was watchable, but that's about all I can really say that's good about it.

"Valkyrie" (2008) Description from Netflix: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance, becoming involved in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Hitler. Soon, events dictate that he become a central player -- and he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing Hitler. Based on true events, this drama co-stars Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Eddie Izzard.

I have come to the conclusion that Bryan Singer sucks. His bad movies out number his good. This could have worked, but instead it is a boring WW2 movie that has awesome actors doing their best to try to make it watchable.

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