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Netflix Pick: “Lost – Season 1”

Yes, I’m real late getting into this show, but I just got Netflix a while back so bare with me. Just finished “Lost – Season 1” today. Yes, watched the entire season from the beginning to the end. Not in one day of course, it took me a couple of months to watch ’em all ’cause this a pretty long season.

The show tells a story of a plane called, Oceanic Air Flight 815, that crashed on a Pacific Island. 48 people survived the plane crash, and they have no choice but to live on the island to survive. It’s a story about survival. The people that survived the plane crash came from different places all over the world. Of course, everyone has a hard time getting along with each other at first, but a man named Jack who is a doctor tries his best to keep everyone together so they can help each other survive and try to get off the island. There is a few enemies of course, like Sawyer (who is a con man, and criminal). Kate who is a dangerous fugitive on the loose and John Locke who seems to know about survival and hunting than everyone else but he is not to be trusted.

As the show goes along, the show would show flashbacks of each character. The flashbacks shows what each character is like before they crashed onto the island. The flashback scenes are pretty nice because it gives you the background of each character. Life in the real world before the crash on the island.

As for the island scenes, it is all an adventure and survival story. They do a good job mixing drama, humor, family entertainment, action, thrills, etc. All into one show. Some of the story lines can be pretty unpredictable and shocking.

Who are my favorite characters of the show? Well so far, my favorite is Sayid, the Iraqi guy. He is the most interesting, in my opinion. I also like Charlie, the musician guy and Danielle the French Woman. All the characters are enjoyable but the ones I listed are my favorite.

The 1st Season is pretty much an introduction. Introducing the characters and opening up the storyline. I’m sure there’s a lot more to the show as I go along. It’s a very good show. I’m pretty hooked to it. I’m a huge fan of JJ Abrams work, I just never got around to seeing this show when it used to air on ABC. Looking forward for “Season 2” which I will start tomorrow.

Kev

Netflix Pick (DVD): Matchete

Last night, I watched the movie, “Matchete” directed by Robert Rodriguez, starring Danny Trejo, Robert Deniro, Jessica Alba and Steven Seagal. Yes, I finally saw it on Netflix DVD rental. I thought it was a great action movie. When you watch this film, it’ll make you feel like you’re watching a 70’s – 80’s low budget B movie flicks. It seemed like the film was shot with really old cameras. This movie is a revenge story about an illegal immigrant named, Machete Cortez, who is out to find a kidnapped girl. Machete is also a former Mexico federale. A drug lord which Steven Seagal plays, kills his own wife and child, now Matchete is stuck in a debate about illegal immigration.

While the plot and the content of this movie may seem silly to some, it does it’s best to try and stay old school. Rodriguez does a great job with the 70’s style. This is a very violent movie and there’s some nasty gore scenes as well. I can’t stand Jessica Alba, but I actually liked her in this movie. I liked Lindsay Lohan in this flick too.

This movie isn’t for everyone, some may find it pretty stupid, but try watching this film. Danny Trejo makes an awesome action star. I think you may even like it if you give it a chance. This is better than Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” movies.

Kev

I love the show “Dexter”, it’s very addicting…

Yep, I think I’m pretty hooked to the show “Dexter”, I’m just at the end of Season 2. 3 more episodes left. The show is so addicting and I’m loving every episode so far. We need more serial killer TV shows. I can see why the Dexter character is so popular now. He is a like-able serial killer. The thing with Dexter is, he’s a good “serial killer”, he’s not an evil one. He was never considered a villain. He killed other people who were “bad”, people who deserved to die, and he would keep little bits of their blood as a collection. That’s how the character is. The character is pretty interesting.

Since Netflix only has Season 1 and 2 of “Dexter”, look like I’ll have to buy 3 & 4 on DVD next. I was planning on collecting the “Dexter” series on DVD anyway. Season 6 have officially been announced and I’m sure “Season 6” will premiere on Showtime later this Fall/Winter ’cause that’s when the series is usually on. I have plenty of time to catch up before “Season 6”. I will buy the Showtime channel soon. I’m sure “Season 5” will get on Netflix or DVD/Blu Ray this Summer before “Season 6” stars airing on TV. “Dexter” is one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time.

What TV show will I start watching next after “Dexter” on Netflix? I’m thinking either JJ Abrams “LOST” and Keifer Sutherland’s “24”. I’ve watched a lot of “24” in the past when it used to be on TV but I would like to catch up with “24” also. I really liked, “24” and would like to watch the entire series.

I think Netflix is amazing. So happy I finally have it now. Netflix is a huge hit and the company will be around for a long long time. This is why a lot of local video stores in town are going out of business these days, because everyone’s been watching movies through Netflix, Hulu and other online source. Everyone else I know has Netflix, so I thought I would join in on the Netflix bandwagon finally.

Kev

Netflix Pick: Red Cliff (Theatrical Version)

So earlier this afternoon, I finally saw the John Woo directed, Chinese action-war film, “Red Cliff” (the theatrical version) on Netflix.

This film has been pretty controversial in Hollywood around the time this film came out in 2008. The film was originally a 2 part movie that was released in Asia only. Then the U.S. gets the 2 and a half hour theater version. I would like to see the original at some point, maybe the full two part movie will be out on DVD, I’ll have to look it up.

This film is taken place in AD 208, and it was about the Han Dynasty. The story tells about a man named Cao Cao, who is a power hungry General and Prime Minister who convinces the weak-willed emperor that two rebellious leaders, Liu Bei, and Sun Quan must be stopped… Cao Cao’s antagonists also include the brilliant strategist Zhuge Liang and the heroic warrior Zhou Yu, whose wife, Lin Chiling, is a legendary beauty. Cao Cao has huge power and also he has many warships, and his own army as well. The Eastern Wu forces go to war against Cao Cao, to protect their land and save their people.

Well, this was a pretty interesting movie. I thought I was going to be bored to death watching this film, but the film kept me entertained all the way through. The story was pretty interesting. I don’t know much about Chinese history but after seeing this film, kind of makes me want to get into it more. I think this is John Woo’s best film. I’ve seen a lot of John Woo’s films so I know his directing style.

If you like Chinese foreign movies, you would find this one a little different than the others. The writing is actually good. It was pretty interesting watching Chinese actors pull off an interesting story. It’s a very violent movie with a lot of epic action scenes. Some pretty creative action scenes. There are martial arts fighting in the film, of course, but there is way more than that. There are a lot of fire and explosions in the battle scenes toward the end. The major battle scene at the end will leave you wanting some more. This film was kind of breathtaking.

The ending is pretty surprising too. I won’t tell what happened at the end, you’ll have to see the film for yourself. It was a pretty brutal war movie. I really enjoyed this film, very much. It’s kind of like, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” but a little different. If you have Netflix, you should seriously check this one out.

Kev

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Swedish film was total garbage, but I loved Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander!!!

Last night, I watched the Swedish film, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” on Netflix. Honestly, I thought the film was a piece of shit. It left so much out of the story and changed the story around a bit. It was different from the book. Plus, the movie was kind of boring itself. The only thing I loved about it was that I think that Noomi Rapace made a perfect Lisbeth Salander, she was quite amazing in that role though. That’s the only thing I liked about it. Sad they had to ruin the movie.

In my opinion, I think Noomi Rapace should be playing the Lisbeth character again for David Fincher’s American version of “Dragon Tattoo”. Rooney Mara doesn’t really fit as the character, in my opinion, I liked Noomi more.

I hope David Fincher’s version will stay true to the book and not leave too much out. Only thing changing from the book is the ending. I don’t mind if the ending gets changed, as long as the rest of the story is the same as the book. I think David Fincher’s version might be a better film, hopefully.

Kev

Netflix Pick: “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

So last night, I finally saw the movie, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”, a movie I’ve always wanted to see, so I watched it on Netflix. The movie stars Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes.

The film takes place after the events of Hurricane Katrina. It’s about a police Seargant named Terence McDonagh (Nic Cage), who was just promoted to Lieutenant for rescuing a drowning man in a prison cell (the prison was flooded due to the Hurricane). After the prisoner’s rescue, Terence suffered a serious back injury which would last for the rest of his life, so he was forced to get on medication, Vicodin, to help stop the pain. From there, he became addicted to painkillers, alcohol and drugs. Terence girlfriend Frankie (Eva Mendes) is also a prostitute and a drug addict.

They call Terence, “Bad Lieutenant” for a reason. Terence doesn’t follow the law when busting people, he treats other criminals however he wanted. Whenever Terence caught other people with drugs, instead of arresting them, he’ll do drugs with them and talk with them like a friend. There was this one scene in the film where he caught a guy making out with a prostitute in the alley ways. Instead of arresting them, Terence would make out with the prostitute in front of the guy. Later in the film, Terence ends up in a murder investigation.

I thought this was Nicolas Cage’s best role in a long time. He really showed his acting talent in this one too. Warning though: Nic Cage plays an asshole like character through most of the film, he has a temper tantrum. I thought Nic Cage played the best asshole, he was actually kind of scary and it made you think, “Damn, you wouldn’t want to mess with this guy”. Plus, I thought the story to this movie was interesting. The plot was good. The film was entertaining as the film did had some really crazy scenes.

This is a film worth checking out for you Netflix users. Many people don’t like Nic Cage too much but this is was his most realistic role, he was pretty serious in this  film. Check it out. I was pretty impressed with the film.

Kev

Report: Netflix to start streaming all Star Trek shows starting July 1st!!!

Space, the final frontier. Yes, that’s right Trekkie’s. If you have Netflix and if you LOVE Star Trek like I do, well you Star Trek fans are in for a treat! Netflix will soon start streaming all Star Trek TV shows on July 1st. Yes, that includes the original Trek, TNG, Voyager, and Enterprise. Deep Space Nine won’t be available until Oct. 1st. This is such great news for me. I’m so glad I have Netflix finally! Look like I’m going to be busy this summer, watching Star Trek shows! wOOt!

Read the report,  here.

Kev