Welcome Exiles to this week’s What’s On The Grill?, the weekly mini-review corner where we get to blast about whatever we’ve caught recently, feasted on with our eyes as some say.
*First off I want to let you guys know that the Twilight Saga is on HULU. FYI.*
WOTG? question of the week-
What’s the saddest movie you have watched? Why was it sad to you and did you cry?
Vox Lux (2018)
“An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.”
3.5/5- I was hoping to like this more but I was also expecting something different. What I got was a pretty shrewd and more realistic look at how pop culture and fame can claim innocence of not only the star but those around them. Portman was fantastic. Everyone else was there.
Dust Devil (1992)
“A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.”
2.5/5- A spaghetti horror western? Sounds great or at least interesting right? Sadly this was a bore. Seemed to have a lot more potential but ultimately was a mess.
Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)
“Goose, leader of “The Ravens”, seeks justice after a rival gang brutally murders his girlfriend.”
IDK/5- Some guy wrote about this a while back so I decided to check it out when I saw it streaming on Shudder. Several things about it are laughable (remember when nunchucks were a thing?) and it feels like a trash baby spawned from The Warriors and Death Wish creating a soup kitchen in a Prius behind a Taco Bell, but understanding about the zero budget and no name “actors”, there is a certain charm to it. Writer, director, producer, and star Jim Van Bebber put his heart and soul into this and it shows no matter how ridiculous the whole thing is.
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
“In the 1950’s, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.”
3.25/5- This is one I have on my watchlist for a while. Man, I love me some Shudder! I wasn’t disappointed but I wasn’t impressed either. An “American Gothic” that plays on what’s real or not because we are looking through a child’s eye. Gorgeously shot and bit trippy.
You’re The Worst- S5, Ep 1-5
Last season and it’s a good thing this is coming to an end. The first few seasons were fun (especically the first) and I love me some Gretchen but pretty much everyone on the show is annoying by now although the storytelling is pretty solid.
The Good Doctor- S2, Ep 17
Still digging where they are going with this and Freddie Highmore just gets better each week with his character. His breakdown this week was emotional and well done.
From the ‘tubes-
For you Star Wars dweebs out there.
That’s it for another What’s On The Grill?, folks!
Tell us about what YOU’VE been watching lately in the comments below! Any great shows that caught you off guard or movies that rocked your world?
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