Movie Quest #26 (500) Days of Summer
When his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), unceremoniously dumps him, greeting-card copywriter and hopeless romantic Tom (Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins sifting through the year-plus worth of days they spent together, looking for clues to what went awry. As he recalls the good and bad times he spent with the commitment-phobic girl, his heart reawakens to what it cherishes most. Marc Webb directs this uncommon love story. (Netflix.com)
Still highly enjoy it. One of the better movies from last year.
Movie Quest #24 Predator 2
Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth — and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, detective-lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) and his police force set out to capture the creature, ignoring warnings from a mysterious government agent to stay away. (Netflix.com)
Just terrible. They took a fun kick-off to a franchise and made it irritating with unlikeable characters and an (even more?) unbelievable premise.
Movie Quest #23 Predator
Two real-life governors — Arnold Schwarzenegger (Dutch) and Jesse Ventura (Sgt. Blain) — use their muscled intellects to pursue a force more sinister than state budget crises. It’s an otherworldly creature deep in the jungle adept at slaughtering our best-trained fighters, and worse yet, it’s practically invisible. Special effects, dizzying camera work and a sci-fi bent elevate this gory horror-actioner, making the 1990 sequel a given. (Netflix.com)
Watched this as a double-feature with the aforementioned sequel. This one was big, dumb fun with tons of action. I can’t hate that.