The B+ Movie Guide: Part XXVII

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In May of 2012, Colin said I should make a list of movies that need to be seen, because he felt there were huge gaps in what he’d seen, and wanted something to do. The idea was that I’d make up a list, as “homework” for him, and he’d use that as things to watch.

So we came up with a giant list of 500 movies that worked, and Colin went about finishing it. And now that it’s finished, we’re gonna write it up. Because you don’t watch a giant list of movies without documenting that you did it.

We’re going through the entire list, little by little, for posterity’s sake. And here’s the next set:

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Box Office Predictions: August 7-9

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August brings in four new titles for moviegoers to consider this weekend: the big budget reboot of Fantastic Four, psychological thriller The Gift, Meryl Streep’s comedic drama Ricki and the Flash, and British stop motion animated pic Shaun the Sheep Movie. You can peruse my detailed prediction posts on each of them here:

http://toddmthatcher.com/2015/07/30/fantastic-four-box-office-prediction/

http://toddmthatcher.com/2015/07/31/the-gift-box-office-prediction/

http://toddmthatcher.com/2015/07/31/ricki-and-the-flash-box-office-prediction/

http://toddmthatcher.com/2015/08/01/shaun-the-sheep-movie-box-office-prediction/

I actually expect all four newbies to find themselves in the top five. Fantastic Four should have no trouble opening at #1, though I must say the anticipation for this seems less than your typical comic book movie.

After its strong debut, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation should drop to second, losing about half its audience. My predictions have The Gift having a robust opening at third with Ricki and the Flash and Shaun the Sheep Movie rounding out the top five. Due to its less than anticipated roll out over the weekend, 

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(Netflix™ Update) FULL Netflix™ August 2015 Streaming Calendar!!!

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August is here, and a new month means ALL NEW additions to Netflix™!!! If you’d prefer to stay in and beat the heat, there are plenty of new streaming options hitting the service, including the new Netflix Original™ series Narcos, as well as new films and a handful of beloved TV series. Read on for our FULL guide to what’s hitting Netflix™ this August.

August 1

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999): Starring Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman and Michael Bell. The Chipmunks find themselves locked in an amusement part with the real Frankenstein.

Asylum (2005): Starring Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris and Marton Csokas. A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband’s inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.

Beneath the Helmet (2014): This documentary centers on five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army…

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Jungleground

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Jungleground

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Today, I am going to take a look at one of the lesser-known movies starring the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper: 1995’s Jungleground.

Jungleground was written by Michael Stokes, who also penned the movies Iron Eagle IV, The Marsh, Exit Speed, and a number of episodes of children’s television shows, including Rolie Polie Olie, Totally Spies, and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends.

Jungleground was directed by a fellow named Don Allan, who never had any other directing gigs on feature motion pictures, but worked on a couple of documentaries.

The cinematographer for Jungleground was Gilles Corbeil, who also shot the action movies Back in Action and Balance of Power, and has worked as a camera operator on such films as Mimic, Shoot Em Up, 16 Blocks, Pixels, Pacific Rim, and the upcoming Crimson Peak.

The musical score for Jungleground was provided by Varouje…

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